Our visit to San Diego is over, but the memories live on. I usually post as I go, but the cell service was so atrocious at the convention center, I couldn’t do any more then text from the convention floor. Here are some of my pics. I think i’ll start with the bath robe I almost bought. It was luxuriously soft and made me look like my favorite Wookie.
This year I explored the free open to all NerdHQ that was set up at Petco Park. it was pretty cool with lots of video game demos, panels, and other neat stuff. Some of the neatest was a display from Stupid Buddy Studios the stop motion guys who bring us Robot Chicken, among many other fun projects.
This guy actually controls the camera setup during the shoots with this modified Nintendo Power Glove. Love the retooled retro cool. I also learned about the culture of their office. It is themed like a scout troupe complete with patches awarded for projects completed and woodland wall paper in their LA offices. See some of the patches sewn into uniform shirts reminiscent of brownie uniforms of the 80s.
Of course I love it when the locals get in on the fun. See the ingenious technique used by a local cafe to get extra tips. (DC was killing it)
Even Samsung had an amazing superhero inspired display made of their amazing devices. Last, but certainly not least. . . Huge Thanks to Jenn!
I hope it’s funny, I don’t want to die. I am working with some very funny people. it’s going to be great.
Here is the vid, now that it’s done, careful not to blink, you may miss me. My T-shirts got more play then me. Great work guys, very funny!
waiting in line to buy my new 60″. doing my part to keep the economy going. A wonderful follow up to a tryptophantastic thanksgiving. i got lots of little things free (after rebate) and some much needed junk. All around a great holiday. after this home and then nap.
An unbelievable amount of beurocracy went into this purchase. Wow. The first problem was cashier i got was still in training. They couldn’t delete the warranty or an extra hdmi cable from my bill. I eventually had to return my imaginary cable and then go back to the cashier to get my cash. Including the checkout line, the whole process took nearly two hours.
Feeling much better after my nap. Watching Sorsorer’s Stone on the new TV. Fits and looks perfect in my living room. Reflection was my primary concern, but that proved to be nothing at all to worry about.
It finally arrived today and i quickly set it up. i left it scanning my massive media library, however i did note one glaring omission. presently netflix is excluded from boxee’s list of apps. will this be corrected or has M$’s DRM killed netflix for the Linux based Boxee? only time will tell. apart from that, it is totally awesome from remote control to interface and even startup effects. i cannot wait to see what 3rd party developers do with it.
The new face of privacy.
Those of you who don’t know, apple announced a few new toys a couple of days ago. my lackluster post is due mostly to the underwhelming release. Mostly announcing features that have been obviously lacking since the iPhone first hit the scene over 3 years ago.
Among their offerings is Apple TV: a cheaper apple tv with a smaller footprint and no storage. Designed to promote more rentals from the apple store, most of the exciting features are “Coming Soon” undoubtedly to coincide with iOS 4.1 or 4.2. New iPod Touch with everything you’ll find on iPhone 4 except for GPS, (because that might actually be useful). Cool to see FaceTime on the iPods though. New Shuffle combines the inovations of the last model with the usability of earlier ones. The Nano was a mixed bag. joining the iOS family with this version they remove it’s camera and video playback capability. It is unclear if it will ever get the benefits of iOS such as apps. Touch screens are cool, but if there aren’t apps, i’d rather have buttons and play videos. Lastly, iTunes 10. As if iTunes wasn’t a bloated POS already, now it is it’s own social network: Ping. Caught between wanting to be blip.fm and last.fm, Ping offers me nothing but more iTunes Store Spam. At least i hear they’ve finally added some threading. My biggest complaint about previous iTunes is that it does so much and often gets a little shall we say “Pinwheely.” It’s usually when i’m importing new tracks or syncing/restoring an iDevice. Of all it’s many features, the ONE thing i EXPECT itunes to do is control my music! at that, it often fails. Let’s see if this new version will improve their already abysmal record.
Jailbreakers or Unlockers Note: iTunes is safe, but you will want to hold off on the inevitable iOS updates. if you saved your blob you can always go back, but not with your baseband, so unlockers should especially be careful.
Starting at 11:30 and at a cost above the usual price ($20). looks to be an amazing show. awesome cast, free food, and a puppet show from Jessie & gang. I’ll be there.
Video from adult swim panel! Check out scenes from the new shows (Metalocalypse, Venture Brothers, and Robot Chicken).
adultswim-commiccon2010 Video. (the bitrate is a bit radicle for how i shot it. i’ll re-encode later, maybe even embed)
also, here is a great shot i got of Bruce Cambell and Matt Mix (creator of Burn Notice)