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When We Left Earth – HD-TV in the 60’s?

Yesterday, as I was watching Discovery Channel’s new series When We Left Earth, I noticed something peculiar. The test, launch and space footage from NASA was in HD and in 16:9 ratio (without pillar-boxing). I started to wonder if they cropped the top and bottom of the footage (beam-boxing??). After doing some research, it looks […]

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I am no Jackson Pollock, and so can you!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of Jackson Pollock, but can appreciate his message and approach. Never having the opportunity to try his methods before, I could not really see his challenge of finding the right amount of spacial balance and color choice. But thanks to the internet and […]

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Partial Digg Outage

Digg was partially down today (June 2nd, 2008), “…for a brief period, while we make some changes.” The extent of the outage was anyone hitting Digg with a “www” in the URL got that error page, but without the “www” it loaded fine. I doubt this was a planned activity, but rather someone fiddling around […]

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Mad Men Season Two Premiere Date Announced

My favorite new show from last season was AMC’s 1960’s period drama Mad Men. For those not in the know, it’s about a Madison Avenue advertising company set in the evolving cultural milieu after the Korean War and before Vietnam. The show features great character development, smart dialog and an excellent period setting. It’s also […]

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