The new Death Star attack sequence from Star Wars: A New Hope has been revealed at last!
No, of course that wasn’t from the upcoming Blu-Ray release, but can you blame me? As I mentioned before, if George Lucas keeps tweaking things every few years, I’d rather see Malcolm Sutherland re-imagine the entire series.
After having so much fun at WordCamp San Francisco, my wife and I decided to head out on a road trip back up to San Francisco, California. Along the way to San Francisco, we stopped for hiking in Aptos, our main hotel in Burlingame (right across the bay from SFO for some great airplane shots), Golden Gate Park (and the Conservatory of Flowers for some great close-up shots), the Automattic office, the Palace of Fine Arts, Coit Tower, and finally Solvang to see just how easy it is to turn a historic Danish community into an outdoor shopping mall.
For some reason, the auto-focus on my old camera decided that it was done with this world after the WordCamp trip, so I made this trip with my shiny new Nikon P500 and wound up with a ton of great photos to share. Feel free to also check out my roadtrip2011 tag for some more photos via my iPhone and the WordPress app’s awesome Quick Photo feature.
There have been many adaptations of the Hulk, but only one really stands out as truly incredible, perhaps even giving the comic itself a run for its money. No, I’m not talking about the recent movie, the one before that, or even the animated series. I’m talking about The Incredible Hulk, a 5-season TV series running from 1977 to 1982, staring Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.
Back in the dark ages of the internet, space was limited, uploading large photos took hours, and gallery management was still in its infancy. Back then, I only uploaded small versions of my photos to the blog here and kept my originals on Apple’s convenient MobileMe gallery, but MobileMe is going for the long walk, space is not as limited as it was, broadband is awesome, and so are WordPress.com galleries, so I figured it was time to put everything in one place.
With that said, I have re-uploaded significantly larger photos to all of my galleries, from Alaska in 2002 to Vienna in 2011. Of course, these still aren’t the originals, that would still take countless hours, but at least you won’t have to squint to see them.
Ten years ago, I was reintroduced to the joys of first person shooter games by Halo: Combat Evolved. At the time, the game was revolutionary in its graphics, concept, and overall scope, but it sure looks rather dated compared to today’s offerings, like Halo: Reach.
Well, fans of the Halo franchise received some unexpected news today by way of the E3 expo. After ten years, Halo: Combat Evolved is being completely remastered. Though the game is receiving a complete visual refresh, the developers have promised that it will play and feel exactly the same as the original, and nostalgic gamers will be able to switch between the original and remastered graphics at the push of a button.
Oh yeah, there’s some news about Halo 4 too, but I’m obviously more excited about the remastered first game. Wouldn’t you be?
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, an astonishingly good television adaptation of the beloved Terminator franchise, was canceled after the completion of its 2009 second season, right on a cliff-hanger. Fans rejoiced when it was picked up in syndication by the Syfy, a network known for producing its own shows and movies.
Word quickly spread that the series would finally get the conclusion that it so rightfully deserved, but it was not to be. After just a few weeks on the air in syndication, the network has pulled the plug. According to the show, Skynet was to begin its attack on humanity yesterday. Perhaps this is the first wave?
Update: And, of course, I can’t find a single video on YouTube that allows embedding, so you’ll just have to watch the ending to season 1 over there.
As promised after yesterday’s tongue-in-cheek trailer, here’s a brief documentary that I assembled to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of William Huff and Verna Huff, my paternal Grandfather and late Grandmother.
Sorry about the video quality. This was shot on a state of the art camera and assembled with the latest iMovie, but that was eight years ago.
Overall, I was glad that I got a chance to film this, because it’s a memory that I’ll be able to keep for a long time. They certainly had a wonderful life together.
Eight years ago, I had a chance to assemble a brief documentary for my paternal Grandfather and late Grandmother’s fiftieth anniversary. Before the documentary played later in the celebration, I wanted to show a bit of a trailer, and managed to assemble the perfect clips to create this wonderful tongue-in-cheek trailer.
Sorry about the overall quality. This was shot on a state of the art camera and assembled with the latest iMovie, but that was eight years ago.
Earlier this month, Sarah and I went on a brief hike in the Angeles National Forest with John and Christina of Clan Dragonas. Since I haven’t shared any photos here since 2007, I decided to take my camera with and managed to snap a few shots worth sharing. Enjoy!
MacManX.com v2.0 is finally here thanks to a new theme courtesy of Joen Asmussen. A while ago, I began to realize that MacManX.com was suffering from the very same thing that I often criticize other websites for: link overload with a lack of focus on the content. I’m proud to report that sidebar links have now been reduced by over 90% and the content is clearer than ever.
If you’re curious about how much the look of MacManX.com has changed over the ages, check out the new MacManX.com Themes gallery.