Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Lion City by Keith Loutit

A short film about Singapore by Keith Loutit.

I'm a huge fan of his Tilt Shift time lapse portraits of cities and he ups the ante with moving z-depth mattes for Singapore.

View in full screen to get the full effect.

To see more of his work:
Keith Loutit:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adventures in Dealng with Apple Store Geniuses, AppleCare and Their Repair Depot

Back in June of 2007 I purchased this MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo from the Galleria Apple Store.

About a year later I got AppleCare for my laptop which added 2 more years of warranty coverage. 

Aside from a couple of exploding batteries that were replaced under warranty and one that wasn't it provided consistent and reliable service up until August of this year

August 14, 2012

Pulled it out from it's Waterfield sleeve at work and noticed it did not awaken from sleep mode. Decided to do a hard reboot. It rebooted, and rebooted, and rebooted. Looping chimes. Greyscale plaid came up on the screen. A couple of my coworkers started laughing, thinking it was some sort of joke. Did all of the usual diagnostic stuff, safe reboot, zapping the PRAM, resetting the SMC, booting up from a diagnostic disc, nothing worked.

Looked up the issue online and saw that the  NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors caused a higher than normal rate of failure.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Hunger Games: Full Trailer

First full trailer for the upcoming film, The Hunger Games. The visual look of this film is quite intriguing and presents a vision of the future that reminds me of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and William Golding.

Some of my favorite stills below.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Metronomy: Everything Goes My Way

My anthem for the week. Their latest album The English Riviera is a gem of indie electropop music.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stella's First Year

Celebrated my daughter's first birthday this past weekend. Above is a montage of moments and highlights from the past 12 months.

Music Track: The Perpetual Self or "What Would Saul Alinsky Do" by Sufjan Stevens.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sexual Camouflage

My good friend from UH, Brian Gossett, recently asked me to be a guest mix on his blog. Anyone who knows me would have heard these songs quite a bit over the last few months or so. The original title was going to be "The Vernal Equinox" but March was quite a busy month and the equinox came and went. The current title came to me while watching an episode of Nova on cuttlefish. Enjoy.

Download the mix here.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Intel Visual Life: The Sartorialist

Great behind the scene look of Scott Schumann, The Sartorialist, and his insights into the process that goes behind his blog and photographic approach to style.