Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
There's a reason The Cove won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, it has a powerful and lasting impression without being too preachy. Until this film came along, I had no idea how much mercury is in our seafood. I also had no idea how brutal a human being could be to a species that is most likely more evolved and intelligent than us. With the current man made disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, this film holds even more relevance when talking about man's brutality on the environment. This is a must watch and must share.
The Cove Official Website
The Cove Official Website
Monday, May 10, 2010
If you're a gamer, Tron no doubt holds a place in your heart and with good reason. Decades ahead of its time, Tron was a telling look at how people would literally be consumed by video games. It may have that classic 80's touch but you can't deny its relevance when you look at things such as World of Warcraft and the life sucking Facebook and it's many games. With the impending release of Tron Legacy later this year, the website Flynn Lives has brought us the excellent Space Paranoids from the first film in web browser form. After a quick install of the Unity Player for your web browser, you can play this for free. The game, while simple in concept, shows a remarkable layer of strategy for a game design close to 30 years old.
Play Space Paranoids Now!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Whether you know the name Tommy Tallarico or not, his impact on video game music can be felt everywhere. He is a game music composer with titles such as Maximo, Earthworm Jim and Advent Rising under his belt but one of his most important contributions is Video Games Live. VGL is a concert presentation of some of the most amazing game music ever produced and best of all, it's performed by a full symphony orchestra. If you enjoy video games at all, this music will resonate with you on a very core level, it's that good. Head on over to his site and check out some free downloads Tommy has posted of his older albums. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Newborns cry, it’s a simple fact of life but very often this crying can be traced to a few select sources. As a new father, it is very easy to get frustrated with your newborn baby because of how helpless they are. Women generally have a sixth sense about these things but there are times when mom is busy and you have to take charge of the situation. With this in mind, I have created a super quick checklist that you can reference when the baby starts wailing.
- Check the diaper (Newborns pee and crap all the time and will often not give any indication)
- The need to feed (Babies need/want to feed roughly every 1.5-3 hours)
- Check for gas (Burping and farting are very common in newborns and it causes them a great deal of discomfort until it is expelled)
- The need for contact (Babies are accustomed to warmth, motion and sound so expect them to crave this same stimuli once born)