Category Archives: Entertainment

Cinequest 2015: My Daily Film Journal

For this year’s Cinequest, I’ll be journaling the films I watch to help you decide if you want to catch them later in the festival. A little background information about the festival, Fanboy Planet, and what you can expect. Continue reading

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Design vs. Fashion vs. User

I found myself rereading parts of Richard Saul Wurman’s Information Anxiety this afternoon. Last week at Presentation Summit I gave a talk on the Pecha Kucha format. Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation using exactly 20 slides, with each slide advancing automatically after 20 … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Books

In 1981 an Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer named Luigi Serafini worked for three years crafting an alien artifact that pushed the concepts of beauty, alienation, and book craft to new dimensions. Serafini created a tome, thick and large, embellished with impenetrable glyphs and symbols that by style and repetition of forms can be nothing but a language, but one no human has ever spoken.
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Considering the Blue Pill…

Sure, and there’s stuff you can do with digital that you could never do with physical media. I travel with hundreds of books in my backpack. I can choose what movie I want to watch on the plane. Mix tape from 100’s of albums when and where I want? Sure, I’m future boy!

It’s all upside, right? What could be wrong? But about this time in any SyFy movie, you know the foreboding music is about to rise and everything you’ve been enjoying is about to turn on you. Continue reading

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Swallow the red pill…

As you may already know from prior posts, as well as producing the weekly podcast, I often write for a website called Fanboy Planet. Fanboy Planet reports on all the silly and serious aspects of being a fan in this … Continue reading

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Take the Red Pill…

As well as producing the weekly podcast, I often write for a web site called Fanboy Planet. Fanboy Planet reports on all the silly and serious aspects of being a fan in this modern day. Being involved in fannish media is … Continue reading

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Book Judgement is on Fire!

Well, it’s at least warming up… Just a quick note that I’m so pleased to welcome Christopher J. Garcia back for his second submission to Book Judgement: A Book That Must Be Called Luscious.  It is a love letter to the … Continue reading

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And another new blog… Book Judgement

Have I mentioned Book Judgement? It’s a project I’ve wanted to do for years, but never figured out exactly what it was and how I would do it.  Together those are pretty inhibiting factors. Simply put, I love books.  Not … Continue reading

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Rotten Bitter Apple

Update: Word from comiXology now after many hand-wringing updates overnight is that Apple didn’t prevent comiXology from pushing to iOS apps, but comiXology made the call.  In a letter on their blog page, comiXology CEO David Steinberger noted: After hearing … Continue reading

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Savino Wine Preservation System Unboxing

Sometimes we have to put the tech, and the presenting and the other stuff geeky aside and just enjoy a glass of wine. But maybe we can combine a few of these. The latest tech in wine storage. The geeky … Continue reading

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Love of Books – An Unboxing of “The Fifty Year Sword”

I’m a big fan of books. Not just the stories, but the book construction as well. From bindings, paper choice, typeset, typography, layout, it’s all interesting to me. Mark Z. Danielewski is most famous for House of Leaves, an inventive … Continue reading

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The value of writing reuse…

Every now and then I start off a blog entry with “I really don’t write often enough…” But that’s not really true.  I write a ton of stuff, it just doesn’t always end up here.  The articles I write very … Continue reading

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And about that moon…

Sometimes you just do things for fun. For the last four years I’ve produced a weekly podcast and occasionally written articles for a web site called Fanboy Planet. There’s no money in this, but usually it gets you into conventions, … Continue reading

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Lestat

Big Fun Yesterday.   San Francisco is becoming the place for muscials to do their pre-Broadway opening night runs – tuning the show, adding and deleting songs, all the things that need to be done before a live audience to get … Continue reading

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Home

Justin and I are home alone this weekend.  Deb headed off to take pictures of tombstones in Oklahoma with her cousins. We’re pretty much at our leisure.   Similar "boys only" weekends have been occasions for marathon movie sessions:   – … Continue reading

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Parody

Yeah, I’m a sucker for a good parody.  At first sight this book had me fearing it was an actual sequel, and then upon closer examination laughing at the cover.  By the time I’d read the inside flaps, I knew it was going … Continue reading

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