Shawn Morrison: Well anyway [it's not a housewarming party], don't worry about bringing anything other than maybe some beer or something.
Shawn Morrison: Though are you driving?
Me: I will bring you a teapot and a rug and a "we love our guests" doormat.
Me: I am driving, yeah. Why?
Shawn Morrison: Oh, I have Makers if you just want to drink that, but beer is probably more conducive to driving (well).
Me: Oh, so apparently now I have to drive WELL? What happened to the US motto: "When driving, all that matters is getting there. NOTHING ELSE."
Shawn Morrison: That was the national motto of Honduras actually, not the US. And you see where that got them.
Me: Shit, I really need to stop reading the Honduran version of Wikipedia.
Shawn Morrison: You really do.
Shawn Morrison: Like that time you freaked out about how the government was overthrown by a coup and you burned all your money.
Me: It was really scary! How was I supposed to know they meant Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS, not Tegucigalpa, NEW YORK??
Shawn Morrison: Also something you should know: Even if there was a coup in the US you can keep your money. Usually the new government just keeps with the standards.
Me: Oh, seriously? Wow, that little tidbit would have come in handy a year ago.
Me: Unrelated: What's the easiest way to completely disappear and leave no trail for debtors to follow?
Shawn Morrison: Burning all your money actually.
Me: Well then, done and done.
Me: One sec, my doorbell is ringing and the 3 men in black suits and sunglasses refuse to tell me what they want until I go down there.
Tonight Show: Conan & Andy Do Manga I would LOVE to watch a full-length Conan & Andy version of Ghost in the Shell.
Me: All nighters, eh? Yikes.
Brad Smith: Yar.
Brad Smith: Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.
Me: You're pulling all nighters with SHARKS???
Flynn Lives: Tron Legacy Trailer →
Watch this immediately. Holy shit. (via gruber)
It’s amazing how many times a day I get an email asking for Ego to include support for Google AdSense. I keep telling people the AdSense API is restricted to top-tier users and so it doesn’t make sense to include a widget 90% of Ego users couldn’t use. Here’s the note from Google: Note: Only websites with over 100,000 daily page views across user pages are eligible to...
More on the Trailer
Shawn Morrison: Cool. I plan on spending 8 seconds working on the FNSL trailer.
Me: Interesting and specific allotting of time.
Shawn Morrison: For the FNSL timesheet. You ARE keeping that right?
Me: Oh, definitely.
Me: Down to the tenth of a second.
Me: So if you could be more specific with your reporting, that'd be great.
Shawn Morrison: Only the tenth of a second? Are you producing this movie or throwing a fart party?
Me: It's amazing how strange that second question was.
Shawn Morrison: I thought it was a pretty straight-forward question.
Shawn Morrison: As for the Forever's Not So Long trailer, I have all the materials.
Shawn Morrison: I'll probably just loop the sex scene on top of the really depressing music track.
Shawn Morrison: Some dialog layered over too.
Shawn Morrison: "Nothing in the world needs that much tarragon!"
Shawn Morrison: "Georgie!"
Shawn Morrison: "Heart, Magic Man."
Shawn Morrison: Over and over.
Me: Honestly, that might be a good trailer.
Shawn Morrison: Maybe some Trajan titlecards interspersed. "IN A WORLD... THAT'S NOT SO LONG..."
Me: Yeah, and near the end just: "DEPP... IS... DILLINGER."
Shawn Morrison: Then the entire 20-minute Heat shootout.
Shawn Morrison: Blingo blango done.
That's Not Art →
My new little side-project: People post ridiculous “art” to Tumblr which often consists of a photo with “meaningful” text overlaid. These pieces frequently make it into Popular. We reblog them here and call them out for being stupid. All in good fun, but I’ve been joking about this trend on Tumblr for a long while and it was time to do something about it. Of...
New Imogen Heap: "First Train Home" →
First track from the new album Ellipse due out in August. I would have embedded the MP3 but Stereogum used a Flash player and FLV in their post (yuck). (via dotsara)
Worst Birthday Ever I’m a sucker for quick-cut ending jokes (we’ve done them plenty of times before) and the costume changes are great.
Sean Madden: Man, I hope I'm never in your shoes.
Me: It would be awkward, what with me also being in my shoes.
Sean Madden: That's why I always buy my shoes 10 sizes too big.
Sean Madden: So a person size ten or smaller can fit in them with me.
Me: You have always liked the look of conjoined twins without the painful reality associated.
I get a lot of email from people about Ego that sounds something like, “If you added [this feature] I’d buy it in a second,” or, “Should have support for [this service], then I’d be a customer.” These are some of my least favorite emails to receive for two reasons: You’re not the only person I’m targeting with my application. Often times, the...
Matt: FYI--Garrett's D90 is now in my hands.
Shawn: Now the next step is very important.
Shawn: Smash it on the ground.
Matt: Oh good, I was worried you wouldn't be happy that I did that already.
Shawn: You are just a pawn in my centuries-long feud with Garrett. Sort of like Jacob and that other dude in Lost, except much less interesting.
The Office: Identity Theft “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” One of my favorite moments from The Office.
Eternal Moonwalk: A tribute to Michael Jackson →
So much fun. I must have sat and watched this for at least 10 minutes. What I enjoyed most was that 98% of people can’t do the Moonwalk at all, so when someone who can goes by it’s surprisingly exciting.
Ego 1.3.4 →
Apple finally approved version 1.3.4 of Ego yesterday, a maintenance release which improves animation of widget fade in/out in iPhone OS 3.0.
Music Purchases, July 2009
One Day I’ll Be On Time by The Album Leaf Still Crooked by Crooked Still The Barbarians Move In by Duels
Brad Smith: Once we know where, I'll let you know.
Me: Just call my pillow phone because I'll be crying into it.
Brad Smith: :/
Me: I like how you keep using the "undecided" smiley.
Brad Smith: I feel it's a better frown.
Brad Smith: iChat's frown is downright sad.
Ego Review at Appmodo →
Very nice review of Ego over at Appmodo: Overall, Ego is the ultimate all-in-one web analytics and social media distribution application with a powerful user interface that allows you to track Google Analytics, Twitter, Feedburner, and more all from your Apple iPhone. Don’t have Ego yet? You’re a fool. Go get it.