The Rube Goldberg site is full of awesomeness just like this…I do enjoy these
I’m a huge movie fan but this is my 1st blog post about one…not sure why and I’m not sure how it’ll go!
I’ve just watched “August”-a 2008 Josh Hartnett film that looks at the dotcom bubble and overall-I think it’s pretty good. I skipped most of the bits about relationships but Josh Hartnett gives a great performance that makes the film dynamic, enjoyable and watchable…which is what you want from a film is it not?! Some great “start up founder-not acting like everyone else does in the boardroom whilst wearing a t-shirt” 90’s bubble style stuff going on
If that isn’t enough-our good old friend David Bowie makes an appearance which is great as always.
It’s also got some real world tech presence with:
Ron Insana – CNBC Senior Analyst
Jason Calcanis – Entrepreneur/Blogger/Mahalo man
Buzzword quote of the year goes to:
“You want bleeding edge, mission critical, cross-platform, robust, scalable architectures…?”
It isn’t the best film ever made, but it’s definitely worth a watch-so go find it!
If you’ve got an unlimited subscription to Lovefilm (so you can watch stuff online) and you take a short (2 mins) Dell survey-you can watch it on there…that’s how I did it. Plus you might win a laptop! It might be possible to watch it online without taking the survey-I haven’t checked…
I just clicked a link to play a .WMV video and was greeted by a “Page can’t be displayed” window. This was odd as I’ve done it plenty of times before, although I couldn’t remember the last time.
I did a quick Bing and came across a blog post from Eric Richards, an Office developer over at MS Redmond.
He too had that issue and points towards MS KB article KB974538. The inability to play .wmv files seems to be a knock on effect of installing the latest version of Windows Live Photo Gallery.
The KB article gives you some text to copy into a reg file which, and I can confirm this, will fix the problem. The fix for Windows 7 is:
This issue can be avoided if the following registry keys are present, which reset the file associations to original Windows 7 settings:
(Copy the text between the dashed lines)
More info and the fix for Vista can be found by in the full article.
I’m glad it was such a quick fix and thanks to Eric
If you like Ice Cube and you like Flow Charts-then this is awesome! It’s a flowchart of Ice Cube’s seminal classic “Today was a good day” and it’s really well done-props to the creator!
The original can be found on Geekologie here but I’ve also made a SeaDragon version-which rocks Unfortunately I don’t seem able to embed it into this blog so the link for all the zooming and panning goodness is: