Thursday, September 22, 2005

I Want to Live in a Missile Silo

Not exactly conventional, but exceedingly spacious and fairly energy efficient.

Home on the Range

Bachelor in a Bunker

Silo Homes

Monday, September 19, 2005

Conan O'Brien vs. BEAR

Really, there's not much to say about this one. That URL should be all you need to know.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Interview with the great Erroll Morris

Errol Morris is one of the greatest living filmmakers on the planet.

Great interview with Morris from the Onion AV Club. If you've never seen the guy's work, I recommend "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control" as a starter.

His first film - "Gates of Heaven", a film that Ebert says is one of the 10 best of all time - has just come out on DVD. I've wanted to see this film for years, so I'm pretty excited.

You should also check out the essay that Morris mentions in the interview. Great, great stuff.

This is the part of the post where I kick myself for not having seen "The Fog of War" yet....

Monday, September 12, 2005

Big in Japan

It's safe for work, despite the title. Got the link from BoingBoing, here's the text.

"Here's a 7-minute capture from a Japanese variety program. I thought this seems interesting enough to put online, given that it involves Yahoo!. The story-line of this sketch is as follows: A character called “Hard Gay” (by comedian Masaki Sumitani aka “Lazer Ramon”) thinks that the “Hoo!” in Yahoo! is stolen from his often used exclamation and goes to visit Yahoo! headquarters to try to get a deal. He wants to be in their ads, even goes to prove that he's popular by auctioning off his hat to Yahoo! online auction site. Sure enough, the hat's bidding jumps to about $250 pretty quickly. It's obvious Yahoo! cannot use this character for promotion, so “Hard Gay” goes off to prove what he can do. There's no shocking material in this unless you're offended by hip-thrusts. Whether or not it's funny is up to you. Note that Yahoo! offices sport a massage room."

and here are the mirrors:

Emacs bindings in OSX

So I came across this while searching for some Emacs fixins for OSX and I left a very happy geek. While the instructions are a little dated, all you have to do is install TextExtras to ~/Library/InputManagers and his DefaultKeyBinding.dict file to ~/Library/KeyBindings and you're good to go (not sure if you have to reboot). It works on my 10.4.2 box in Adium, TextEdit and Word so far that I've noticed.

Don't jet ski into shark mouths