Archive for September, 2010

"…how was it before the economy weakened?"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

“…how was it before the economy weakened?” – This article by a Haitian “reviewing” life in America spurred a thought for me. Maybe we aren’t in a recession at all. Maybe America has simply experienced it’s first (big, notable) economic ma…

"…retaliation against film studios who paid an Indian company called Aiplex Software to attack…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, September 20, 2010

“…retaliation against film studios who paid an Indian company called Aiplex Software to attack torrent websites…” – One of the downsides of “value-based” off-shoring is that they are assigned the virtual jobs that are otherwise undesirable….

DVD New Releases – 9/21/2010
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, September 20, 2010

These are my DVD and Blu-Ray picks that are getting released this week.

American Beauty (Sapphire Series) – Such a beautiful film that I question why it wasn’t released on Blu-Ray earlier.

Charade (The Criterion Collection) – I had a disagreement …

Living in hipster-central I see a continued trend among white…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, September 20, 2010

Living in hipster-central I see a continued trend among white men to eschew fashion in all manner: nasty beards, unwashed hair, ironic t-shirts, suspenders. Most clothing choices seem like they were recycled from the trash — one step removed even fro…

"…he says that he’s you’re best, biggest fan and I’m thinking it’s a Trekkie! [laughs] and so I…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, September 20, 2010

“…he says that he’s you’re best, biggest fan and I’m thinking it’s a Trekkie! [laughs] and so I said certainly and I got up and turned around and maybe 10 or 15 feet coming towards me I see Dr. Martin Luther King…” – This story made me …

I would so completely love to play SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I would so completely love to play SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS again…although, I didn’t completely finish it the first time.
(image from ICO / Shadow of the Colossus HD bundle pops up in another retail listing, with box art | Joystiq)

I think the funniest part of this would be if you had an…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I think the funniest part of this would be if you had an infographic depicting the proportion of the “Richest 1%” that ever actually had to be in a foxhole.
(comic from Tom Toles – Warm regards)

Tom Toles – Warm regards
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tom Toles – Warm regards:

I think the funniest part of this would be if you had an infographic depicting the proportion of the “Richest 1%” that ever actually had to be in a foxhole.

DVD New Releases – 9/14/2010
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

These are my DVD and Blu-Ray picks that are getting released this week.

I’m not saying that the iPhone’s camera’s new…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I’m not saying that the iPhone’s camera’s new “HDR” feature isn’t a great addition to the phone, but it falls short in its actual capacity to provide a full HDR experience. I downloaded the new version of TrueHDR this weekend and took these pictures while Brian was working on the final edit. You can see that the iPhone image still has washed out colors on the bright monitors, and is missing some detail in the black areas. TrueHDR’s only downside is my inability to hold the camera steady so there is more grain in those pictures then there should be, but you can clearly read the monitors in all three modes of TrueHDR.

I made a machinima video this weekend! Well, I produced one at…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2010

I made a machinima video this weekend! Well, I produced one at least.

I often wonder what it’s like to be a “real” producer — you know, one that gets paid for it. I spent the weekend working with friends on the 48 Hour Machinima Filmmaking Challenge, and I imagine that on their best days producers have experiences like mine. I invited several really talented people to come over, and then encouraged them to finish a film while I played a video game. Thanks to Ashley for managing the writing chaos that starts any 48 hour film challenge; David for bringing the funny voices; Brian for tirelessly working heads-down for the entire weekend from acting to sound design and the final edit; Josh, Joanna, Mike and Kelly for writing and “acting”; and especially Angela and Becky for being the kind of amazing supporting spouses (Brian’s and mine, respectively) that contribute, coddle and cook in the face of sleep-deprived husbands.

(video of Dead Red’s Recreation Ranch, via jaireaux)

Comic from Guest Strip by Jen Brazas – Dueling Analogs.
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Thursday, September 9, 2010

Comic from Guest Strip by Jen Brazas – Dueling Analogs.

Now this is an infographic that’s important for the…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Thursday, September 9, 2010

Now this is an infographic that’s important for the cultural fabric of our society. (For the uninitiated: I’m serious about this. I brought 48 bottled sodas back from my last trip to L.A.)

(image from Map: A Soda By Any Other Name – LAist)

DVD New Releases – 9/7/2010
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

These are my DVD and Blu-Ray picks that are getting released this week.

Here’s a cool/funny sticker I saw on the side of a bar…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here’s a cool/funny sticker I saw on the side of a bar this weekend with a built-in QR code. You can go here to read what the hidden message is.

p.s. Yes, this is a repeat of something you may have seen me post on Twitter or Facebook, but I’m referencing this in my weekly DVD post later. You should be able to guess why.