Archive for October, 2007

Living Homes: More GREEN & more leen.

I have been intrigued by architects such as Richard Neutra, Ray Kappe & Joseph Eichler for a while now. Early this summer when I stumbled across this site I became obsessed. Living homes are building postmodern home designs in a “green” fashion. This company has impressed me so far. They are promising to optimize their homes for the middle class. If this is true, wow. Take the guided tour, it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling.

The house they feature here is a model home that the owner of living homes lives in. It’s located in Santa Monica CA, a few blocks off from the beach. I have driven by this home a dozen times in awe. Not until I came across this site did I truly know how awesome it is.

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to go to the Living Homes amazingly prepared home page!!!!

Q&A: King of Mo-Cap Andy Serkis on Digital Acting and Gollum’s Oscar Diss

Andy has graced the screen on many occasions including Lord Of the Rings, King Kong and The Prestige. Get up close and personal with him in this interview featured in wired magazine.

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to go to the WIRED Magazine interview with Andy.


AT&T = younger brother to BIG brother?

When I read this I slowly let my body slide down in my seat as an overwhelming feeling of not having control rolled over me.

AT&T has revised their Terms of Service in a manner that should horrify the consumer public. Usually such updates screw the customer subtly, but AT&T’s new adjustment ironically pulls freedom of speech directly from those using AT&T’s service to speak. In short, if you slam AT&T, they can pull your service:

AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice, for conduct that AT&T believes…(c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries.

Of course, AT&T has overlooked one important fact about their TOS: they can’t cancel a customer’s service who will no longer do business with them anyway. Changes in TOS are often a loophole out of your contract. And if I were an AT&T customer, my choice would be pretty clear.

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