Archive for February, 2009

Quick Flick Challenge 2009 Elements

Friday, February 27th, 2009

We just entered into our annual 48 hour film contest, the Quick Flick Challenge, starting 7pm this Friday evening. We were provided with a randomly chosen inspiration package which must be used in our five minute film:

  • Location: Back alley
  • Object: Fisherman’s friend box with random contents (see photo below)
  • Character: Handyman
  • Line: It’s a dog’s breakfast.

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Among other things, we will be judged on how well we incorporate our elements into our film. If you think you have an amazing idea based off this inspiration package, contact me or post it as a comment!

Check out some other current projects we have on the go.

Boarding – RAW Video

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Here’s the whole RAW reel of video I shot up boarding:

50% Faster Download Speed for the Same Price

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

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A couple days ago, Shaw decided to give my area a faster connection – for no increase in price!

…we are making significant upgrades to our network in your area which will allow us to increase your Shaw High-Speed Internet download speed by 50%, from 5 Mbps to 7.5 Mbps! This will not affect your monthly cost for High-Speed Internet; your bill will remain exactly the same.”

Now, from all our complaining over the years about drop-outs and such, they’ve replaced pretty much my whole system to connect up my house, which is awesome when you combine it with my relatively older person neighbourhood.  We’ve got a pretty sweet internet setup.  I just started a download last night and the speed went as high as 1.4 megabytes per second!  Probably because of the additon of the “Powerboost” feature aswell which gives you a burst of speed for the first several seconds of a download.

Quotes and Punctuation

Friday, February 20th, 2009

I came across a grammar dilemma today, and I thought I’d share it here.

When writing a list of items that are each in quotations, apparently the proper way to punctuate it is to put the comma inside the quotes!  For example:

GOOD Some cool sayings are “you rock,” “that’s cool,” “psychedelic,” and “just do it.”
BAD Some cool sayings are “you rock”, “that’s cool”, “psychedelic”, and “just do it”.

Note the spaces between the quotes on the good one, where as I thought the comma was supposed to separate them, like in the bad one.  Seems a little strange to me, but it make sense if you know the rule where you put the end of sentence punctuation inside the quotation mark, such as:

GOOD One cool saying is “you rock.”

Did you actually know this punctuation rule before this post?

  • Yes (67%, 6 Votes)
  • No (33%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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The Greg Widget

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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Just for you Greg, I’ve created a customized widget to help everyone keep tabs on your activity over there in Australia!  This little box on my homepage will sit just beneath the photo of me, and will display the first few sentences from his most recent blog posts! It’s not going to contain any media like photos or video, so you’ll just have to surf over to his blog and check it out, but this little tool will help keep us updated on when this new media is posted!

I created this in hopes to keep people more aware of your travels, and to get more involved on your blog.  Safe travels, my friend!

Facebook Changed Their Terms of Service

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Facebook’s terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want.”