January 29, 2008

Twitter-not-so-riffic

I use Twitterific 2.1 on Mac OS X Leopard. Ever since moving to Leopard, I've noticed that the app has trouble displaying news updates. The updates often display on top of each other, and you don't know this until you see something that looks interesting, and you click on the tinyurl and suddenly the entire news item changes to be something else. And then you click on more news items and discover they're all not what they seem to be. I've found the fastest way to re-draw the entire set of news items is to slightly adjust the height or width of the Twitterific application window -- but this is hardly a long-term solution. And yes, I know there is a 3.x version of Twitterific. I was hoping to not have to pay for that....
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January 07, 2008

Jason, Here's How You Do It

Jason Calacanis' most recent blog post describes his 2008 New Year's Resolution to meet face-to-face with all 7,000 of his the "friends" and contacts he's made via LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, and elsewhere. Only, he's trying to figure out how best to go about this.

Easy. Jason, use Eventful Demand. You already have a performer page on Eventful. Just get those 7,000 people to DEMAND that you come to their town. And tell everyone to spread the word by posting copies of the Demand widget below to their own sites (starting with your own, of course).

I just started a Demand to get you to come to San Diego so all of the San Diego-based people who are a part of that 7000-fold can meet you. I urge everyone in other cities to do the same.



Posted by brian at 10:06 AM | Comments (0)

January 04, 2008

2007 Movies: Seen and Unseen

Saw a lot of movies in 2007. About 98 in total. Mostly indie films with some exceptions. Skipped a lot of the biggest grossers, and did go to a lot of surprisingly tiny (in terms of box office) shows. Many of the indie shows below were deserving of much larger audiences. If only . . .

Biggest Box-Office 2007 Films I Didn't See
Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
Shrek the Third $322,719,944
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425
Wild Hogs $168,273,550
Alvin and the Chipmunks $157,516,476
Knocked Up $148,768,917
National Treasure: Book of Secrets $147,227,857
Rush Hour 3 $140,125,968
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer $131,921,738
Bee Movie $124,638,488
Superbad $121,463,226
I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry
$120,059,556
Hairspray $118,871,849
Blades of Glory $118,594,548
Ghost Rider $115,802,596
Enchanted $115,023,202
Evan Almighty $100,462,298
 

Smallest Box-Office 2007 Films I Did See
The Assassination of Jesse James
by the Coward Robert Ford
$3,878,648
The Wind that Shakes the Barley $1,836,089
No End in Sight $1,337,004
In the Shadow of the Moon $1,134,358
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly $1,023,799
Sharkwater $850,920
Control $838,089
Into Great Silence $774,429
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters $677,914
The Italian $555,436
Starting out in the Evening $480,040
Killer of Sheep $404,508
Jindabyne $400,438
This is England $296,680
Deep Water $185,063
Youth Without Youth $146,307
The Jane Austen Book Club $148,549
Fay Grim $126,714
Redacted $65,388
Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman $23,192

Posted by brian at 09:11 AM | Comments (1)

January 01, 2008

Let's Get Fret Killer on Tour!

If you haven't heard the mysterious Fret Killer (aka fretkillr) yet, you should go watch and listen to his videos over at YouTube. I particularly like his version of Nature's Way.

And then when you're done, click "Demand it!" below and join an existing, or start a new, Demand for him to come do a live show in your city! Who knows, maybe we can all get Fret Killer on the road!



Posted by brian at 09:01 AM | Comments (4)
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