Geek In The Ghetto

July 28, 2008

You Suck At Photoshop [Photoshop Tuts]

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Hilarious Photoshop tutorials make me want to fire up CS3, sorta. Check http://pleasedontdownloadronnie.com for a laugh.

[You Suck At Photoshop]

Heath Ledger Pwned Bale [The Dark Knight]

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What a great piece of acting from Ledger. I was sceptical when some touted Ledger’s performance as Oscar worthy but I have to agree. And for the record, Christian Bale wasn’t given much material to stand up to Ledger’s chops. Batman needs a new agent.

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June 26, 2008

They Forgot To Add Zoe To This List [Firefly]

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Gina Torres

I don’t think it’s at all possible to create a list of Top 25 Sci-Fi TV Babes and not include Firefly’s Zoe to this list. Not on is the actress, Gina Torres, hot on Firefly, she’s been smoking hot on several TV series.

Torres’ roles include Helen “Hel” Carter from Cleopatra 2525, Nebula in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and of course, Zoe Washburne of Firefly. Not to mention recurring roles on Xena: Warrior Princess, Alias, 24, and Angel. Granted, she gets sci-fi points for being married to Morpheus himself, Laurence Fishburne. I’m calling bullsh*t.

A few women on this list that I get behind fully include Martha Jones, Deanna Troi and T’Pol.

June 17, 2008

Around The Blogsphere [WordPress]

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Buttonbashers has screen shots of the Spore Creature Creator. I wonder if my wife would prefer this or Grand Theft Auto? LOL

A few Celtics fans are irate over an ESPN columnist’s reference to Hitler. Jemele Hill, who is Black, allegedly stated “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim.” If true, it was poor taste, but comparing her to Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus is taking it a bit far.

Ageism in hip-hop. Sure, a 47-year old can rhyme, ninjas. Really though, it doesn’t really matter in my book that he can sound like Jadakiss, because these piss ant rappers nowadays are garbage.

These lucky bloggers were able to get Firefox 3 after a few hiccups. Like Scoble, I had to get my FF3 through a direct link.

I’m Getting Amped About The New Batman Flick [The Dark Knight]

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Harvey Dent

Having seen several trailers and specifically, the most recent trailer for The Dark Knight, I’m beginning to get excited about this film. I’m not sure why it wasn’t really on my radar. It could be that I was so stoked to see Iron Man I forgot about Batman.

We know Harvey Dent completes his transformation into Two Face in The Dark Night. You’ve seen the pics and io9 has what possibly is the first glimpse of Two Face following his unfortunate accident.  See it here.

T-Minus Ten Minutes Before The Internets Break [Firefox 3]

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Firefox

I’m emailing this from my bunker located 30 stories below street level under tons of reinforced, ready mix Home Depot concrete. I’ll be living off canned collard greens for a minute. God help us.

So, the geniuses at Mozilla want to break a world record for the most downloads in a day or something. Have we considered that they may just break the internet for the average schmoes out here?

Regardless, I’ll be downloading. Firefox 3 is a great improvement over Firefox 2, especially on the Mac side. Firefox 3 beta have been far ahead when comes to speediness compared to the current version. The bookmarking tools are sweet also. Internet Explorer 8, be damned.

Webmonkey has a great piece on the changes that will make you deem this download an absolute necessity.

The open-source web browser is the fastest and most secure version of Firefox yet. Significant improvements have been made to the way it uses your computer’s resources, so the memory leaks and other performance problems found in Firefox 2 have been stamped out. Text and image rendering have also been improved, and the underlying code for Gecko, the engine that draws the actual web pages on the screen, has been updated. There are also heaps of useful features that have been added for both power users and newcomers alike.

Lifehacker present The Top 10 Firefox Features.

UPDATE: Firefox is down. Epic FAIL.

June 16, 2008

All Will Be Revealed, Maybe Later [Battlestar Galactica]

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Earth

If you haven’t seen the mid-season finale, Revelations, please check it out. Worth every second.

Spoilers Ahead

Besides being arguably the best ass kicking episode we’ve seen since Season 2, the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica threw a major plot twist at fans.

So, surprisingly, the fleet and the cyclons skip to Earth hand-in-hand, after an newly formed alliance that about as stable as Lindsay Lohan without her happy pills. The humans can’t trust the cylons because, after all, the machines nuked their homeworlds. The cylons can’t trust the humans because…well,  the humans will never forgive the toaster for nuking said homeworlds. See the conundrum. So they get to Earth and there’s no juicy nectarines, gushing springs or chewy bounding deer meat—just soupy fallout stew and radioactive dirt. Sucks for them.

Seriously, this ep raised more questions than answers. I mean, where do the humans and the cylons go from here? And frankly, what’s the payoff gonna be now? To reiterate the sentiments of Admiral Adama, the new “cooperation”between the humans and cylons is tenuous. Adama knows once the chips are down both parties’ fears will implode under the pressure. It’s only a matter of time before Athena off and guts another Six with a slug or  Tyrol finds out exactly who (Tory) airlocked his wife, Cally.

One problem I had with Revelations is the shady non-reveal of the final cylon. D’Anna (3) claimed to know the identities of the final five cylons, but when it came time to reveal the fifth cylon, only stated that the fifth was not onboard Galactica. Does that mean the fifth is on another ship? Is the fifth dead? Very shady.

Alas, the show tagline, All Will Be Revealed will have to wait until sometime after January when the show returns. Here’s a round-up of some of the reviews for Revelations.

io9—Battlestar Galactica Goes Planet of The Apes

LATimes—‘Battlestar Galactica': Rolling a hard six

TV Squad—Battlestar Galactica: Revelations

SyFy Portal—Review: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ – Revelations

Samsung Instinct: No Comparison [iPhone 3G]

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Goatberg does an excellent job, as usual, summing up why many of the iPhone imitators, like the new Samsung Instinct, are falling short of the iPhone:

If you’re a devoted Sprint customer, or want to avoid AT&T, the Instinct is an OK choice. But it’s no iPhone.

Samsung’s Instinct Doesn’t Ring True As an iPhone Clone — Wall Street Journal

DiCaprio Pegged For Captain America Role? [Captain America]

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Captain America

Is it me, or is he a bit small to play Cap? It all sounds shaky considering rumors Matt Damon was up for the roll also, reportedly. Here’s the info via Wired

ComicBookMovie.com is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is in line to play America’s supersoldier.  He’d have to bulk up to don the shield, but the toughness he showed in The Departed makes Cap less of a leap for him. Keep in mind that just a month or so ago, Matthew McConaughey was supposed to be Steve Rogers — with or without his shirt off.

June 5, 2008

Arrgh! Top 10 Most Pirated Shows on BitTorrent [Piracy]

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No surprise, BSG is the #2 most downloaded. Funny, I don’t watch anything else on the list, including lost.

Top Downloads May 25 – June 01via TorrentFreak

Ranking TV-show
1 (1) Lost
2 (5) Battlestar Galactica
3 (new) The Daily Show
4 (new) The Colbert Report
5 (new) So You Think You Can Dance
6 (new) Top Chef
7 (new) The Tudors
8 (new) Men in Trees
9 (new) The Ultimate Fighter
10 (new) Greek
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