Netflix Now For iPhone & iPod touch!

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Being an iPod touch owner myself, I’ve been highly anticipating the release of this app all summer (thanks to the early rumors and annoucements).

I checked the app store last night just before going to bed for this app and there was no sign of it in sight, so I had decided to write a post along the lines of “Where is the promised (summer) Netflix iPhone/iPod touch App?”. Little did I know that I would wake up to the release headlines (that was much better)!

Without further ado, I bring you a brief gallery of what you can expect to find in this little app..

That’s a rundown of the Sign-in page, Home, Genre, Search, Instant Queue and player screens!

In case you missed these details, hiding the keyboard in the Search screen expands the movie covers into view where there was previously too little room to show them.

In the player screen with controls, you should note the progress bar at the top with a “zoom” button to the right which zooms in just enough to fill the wasted space above and below the video (not pictured zoomed). There is also the play/pause button at the bottom which is accompanied by the 30 second backtrack button and the volume bar.

This design is nearly (if not exactly) identical to the Netflix app design for the iPad which has been released to the public for some time now.

If you’re a Netflix member and own an iPhone or iPod touch then I highly recommend you head straight to the App Store and download this free app for yourself! Enjoy!

WTF Should I Watch?

Screenshot of the WTFSIW page in action..

Just for laughs I threw together this quick page that gives you a new movie or show suggestion in a humorous way each time you load the page.

Screenshot of the WTFSIW page in action..

The idea for this type of site is not my own and was inspired by site like What The F*** Should I Make For Dinner, F***ing Movie Reviews, The F***ing Weather and others.

The page works off of three very short files and the code is minimal, so if anyone’s wanting to make something similar just let me know if you’re curious about my implementation of this.

Hopefully you find this both useful as well as funny! Comments, retweets and other shares are always appreciated!

Dilbert

This afternoon I decided to rest up from a very busy day and so I turned to Hulu.

After watching several new episodes of my favorite shows I decided to see what else was available on Hulu.

That’s when I came across Dilbert. You know, the little cartoon office guy from the funnies.

I’ve posted a couple that I found humorous. Hopefully you will as well.


Know of any other ones that I missed that are worth mentioning? Share them below!

Lyrical Friday: Blink 182 – Miss You

Hello there, the angel from my nightmare
The shadow in the background of the morgue
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want
Where you can always find me
We’ll have Halloween on Christmas
And in the night we’ll wish this never ends
We’ll wish this never ends

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (I miss you miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (I miss you miss you)
Where are you and I’m so sorry
I cannot sleep I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting every time
And as I stared I counted
Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
and hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight
Stop this pain tonight

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (miss you miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (miss you miss you)

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (I miss you miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already
The voice inside my head (I miss you miss you)

82 Epic Elemental Phenomena and Natural Disasters

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I came across this site in my Google Reader news feeds and just had to share it with everyone.

It contains images and videos of all sorts of amazing things ranging from lightning to auroras and craters to shapes in mountains and so much more.

(Image from http://weburbanist.com/)

Check them out at:
http://weburbanist.com/2008/10/24/elemental-natural-phenomena-formations-disasters-photos-images-videos/

The eyeballing game

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I love time waster games. This one, “The eyeballing game,” is pretty fun and it’s a true test to how well you pay attention to detail.

My score ended up being fair. I’m sure if I took it again I could score higher, especially with some form of aid to measure on screen. :P

I scored a 4.43 on the game. Lower is better. I didn’t come close to others though. See how well you can do!

It runs you through the set of tests three times and takes the average of them as your score. The list of tests include measurements with:

  • Parallelogram
  • Midpoint
  • Bisect angle
  • Triangle center
  • Circle center
  • Right angle
  • Convergence

Give it go!
http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/

I’m Old Greg

This is a great video that a friend of mine showed to both of us the other night. It just cracked me up so I had to post it on my site to share with everyone. If you find any other clips and sequels to this then feel free to post them in the comments and I’ll add the videos to the post!

So check it out and enjoy..

Old Greg

Stevie Ray Vaughan

guitarI just can’t get enough of this song..and I hope that everyone who reads this will just turn down their lights and turn their speakers all the way up and just feel the blues in this music..

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Voodoo Chile (slight return)

tevie Ray Vaughan gives me a reason to wake up and breathe every morning. He is the king of the blues in my book and one of my favorite guitarist of all time. Give Stevie a chance. He can’t ask that now cause he died in a very sad accident, but I’m here to shift you toward his style in his honor, lol. But seriously…Stevie is amazing!@(*&*$@#

So remember, lights down, speakers max’ed out, attitude free……