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Here’s a buncha WordPress themes. Debating switching to one of them.

Just a note as I watch the Emmys tonight, in HD. An impressive number of the commercials on the Fox broadcast are High-definition, which is great, and about time. Of the ones that aren’t, at least half are letterboxed anyway. So if you’re watching on a regular 4:3 screen, you see it letterboxed. And if you’re watching an HD channel on a 16:9 TV, you see it letterboxed on ALL FOUR SIDES. That is DUMB. DUMB DUMB DUMB. What POSSIBLE purpose does it serve to produce a commercial not in HD, but letterbox it anyway? Oh, I know, so it sorta looks like a movie, right? WRONG, DUMMY.

Uncool

15Sep07

Some time ago I posted a link to the last WB cartoon, “Injun Trouble”. (That link’s dead, now, so don’t bother.) Matthew Hunter at Misce-Looney-Ous has posted it with a commentary… here it is:

What I wanted to say about this cartoon is that I don’t think it’s nearly as good as many animation people (whom I respect) think it is. But I guess my problem is, I never did “get” the kind of cartoon that’s just a bunch of unrelated gags, like many of the early toons did. I prefer a plot with a beginning, middle, and end, which is typically why I prefer the 1948-64 cartoons. They tend to have a story, instead of just being a lot of “blackout” gags.

(I also think Bob Clampett is overrated. Flame away.)

Inside Stuff

14Sep07

So I’m using Safari for Windows, just because I like how it smoothes out the fonts. And I’m using Google Reader to read RSS feeds. It’s all good… except for some reason, in Safari, inline flash video doesn’t work in the feeds – but the popout feature works! It’s weird, and I’m wondering if anyone else has this problem.

I’m out of Myspace. It was lame.

I’m back! It’s been a great summer, I’ve lost a lot of weight jogging and watching what I eat, Windows Vista is running swimmingly, and I’m looking forward to the release of the iPod Touch (capitalization approx.) Now, onward with heavy-duty blogging.

… is back! I’m up to actually jogging for short periods, and I’ve realized most of the sugar has to go from my diet. (I think I can survive with the occasional Coke Zero.) Watch for regular weight updates. (I know you don’t care. It’s more for my own motivation, but hey.)

I would love to know who did these great 1950s TV weather animations. They seem pretty generic, which makes me think they were sold to different TV stations.

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Yes, I am now on Myspace. God knows why.

http://www.myspace.com/thebestofallsmiths

Does anyone else with a wireless mouse find it this annoying? I thought it would change my life, and it has – I have to keep pressing the ^%$#%$ reset button, or else the mouse button gradually deteriorates in effectiveness. Is this a common problem?


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