Jun 27, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

(Belated) Hump Day Hook-Ups

Forgive me for being a day late – I was not allowed to work last night!

  1. Dark Knight Director Shuns Digital Effects for the Real Thing, Wired. When Iron Man came out, there was a great internet debate about which was better: Batman Begins or Iron Man? Many vouched for the new, technologically superior movie superhero, but I voted for the man in the black cape. According to rumors, Dark Knight will be even better than Batman Begins. Oh man oh man! And this article only whets your appetite…
  2. Battle of the Philharmonics Brings Hendrix, Gothamist. The Brooklyn Philharmonic vs The New York Philharmonic? You have to feel a bit sorry for the little guys here. But the reigning champs sure did bring it – with a rendition of “Purple Haze”!!!
  3. Are You Skilled Enough for the TSA’s “Black Diamond” Security Line? Consumerist. Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner? Oh I am so a black! Which are you?
  4. Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets in History, Gizmodo. Lucky bastards.
  5. Star Wars Inspired Furniture: AT-AT Desk by Tomoko Azumi, Apartment Therapy. Anything Star Wars inspired is good for me. Anything Star Wars inspired AND looking this good makes me giddy with pleasure and do the dance of joy.
  6. Enable Richer Color Profiles in Firefox 3, End User. I knew I wasn’t seeing things when I upgraded to FF3! The colors ARE a bit more muted! Here’s how to get your colors back…but at a price (10-15% performance drop).
  7. Knight Rider GPS with KITT’s Voice! Gizmodo. The geek’s interweb circle was abuzz with this announcement this week, but the Giz boys were the first to break it. What else can I say? Me. :Point: Want. :Grunt:
  8. Which SVP at Yahoo Quit Today? TechCrunch. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you should know that the past few weeks have seen a flurry of SVPs leaving Yahoo. Here’s a hilarious online form that makes the resignation letter that much easier to write.
  9. Knicks Fill Out Mike D’Antoni’s Coaching Staff, Yahoo Sports. Was it a good idea for Mike to have hired his older brother? I’m hopeful. But then again, I can be foolishly optimistic when it comes to the Knicks. C’mon – let’s undo the damage left by Isiah!
  10. 3,800-Piece Death Star Diorama is the Coolest Star Wars Lego Ever, Gizmodo. OH. MY. GAWD.

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