Valentine’s Day with Batman and Catwoman

Before you settle down to celebrate Valentine’s Day by binge-watching the second season of House of Cards, here’s a true love story featuring Batman and Catwoman with music by Lolita Ritmanis.

Simperium: Real-time Syncing from Automattic

Earlier, I had mentioned Automattic’s two great acquisitions of 2013, Cloudup and Simplenote. Part of the Simplenote acquisition was the data layer behind it, Simperium. Simperium is technical magic. It’s a data layer which, as simplified as I can make it, provides real-time syncing. If you were to open the Simplenote app on your phone […]

Firefox and Videos without Flash

Update: On July 13, 2015 (almost a year after the publication of this post), Firefox 35 was released, finally bringing native H.264-encoded MP4 support to all desktop platforms. I really want to love Firefox again, I really do. It’s open source, the add-on library is massive, and (because it’s open source) it’s really easy to get […]

Product Placement in Syndication

I have always been a proponent of product placement. It doesn’t interrupt a show like commercials do, and if done tastefully, it serves to further ground the story in reality. What’s more real to you, a lead character drinking a Coke or a “Cola,” or a family a stopping for food at a Subway or […]

Cloudup: Free File Sharing from Automattic

Last year, Automattic made two amazing acquisitions, and one of those was Cloudup, an incredible file sharing solution with a variety of unique features that really let it step out and shine as a must-have tool. At its most basic, Cloudup allows you to quickly upload files and provide a simple URL to view them, […]

Happy New Year! the 2014 edition

2014 is here, or 2013s if you’re an iPhone, so it’s a great time to make sure that your browser is up-to-date and change your passwords. Get out there and experience new things this year. Maybe you want to visit places you never have before, learn something new (like Markdown, which is now supported here […]

Wholock: Sherlock meets The Doctor

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock, you truly must see Wholock, a fan-made mashup in which the two fan-favorite characters finally meet. If that blew your mind, don’t miss the short behind the scenes video.

The Sky High City of SteamPuff

I have always been a fan of outstanding web series, mostly because I’m amazed at what can be accomplished on an independent budget with no film or television restrictions, like Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2. Just yesterday, I stumbled across The Sky High City of SteamPuff from Steelehouse and am thoroughly impressed with this steampunk-inspired animated […]

Pac-Man Fan Film

I never thought I’d see the day when Pac-Man would be given a live action fan film treatment, but it turns out I was wrong. A feature length film is in development, and the original short film is embedded below.