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David Ely
Alexandria, VA
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The easy fix is just to not sync contacts, only calendars.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2009 on Google iPhone Sync at davextreme
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Happy to oblige. May not be back until Thanksgiving, but I'll shoot you a line.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2008 on Baltimore Comic-Con at davextreme
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Re: Batman, the crossover stories are nothing and I haven't been reading them. They stuck the RIP logo on 'tec and Robin but no key plot points happen there, just maybe some spillover stuff. Re: the obscure references, you're not missing anything that anyone was supposed to really get without the benefit of internet research, but mostly they're from Batman stories from the 50s. Basically he's cherrypicking crazy ideas from Silver Age books and bringing them forward, because he thinks superhero comics should be fun like they used to instead of depressing while simultaneously showing that there was some messed up stuff going on beneath the surface of those old stories. See here for more: http://geniusboyfiremelon.blogspot.com/search/label/m-bats Unrelated, check out this Batman silent movie mashup: http://geniusboyfiremelon.blogspot.com/2008/08/1920s-batman-arkham-after-midnight.html Re Final Crisis: it's pretty thick, and his storytelling style here is to be purposefully cryptic until a much later chapter when it will all (hopefully) fit together. He's also selectively skipping over stuff, like in issue three instead of showing us a big fight with The Flash, he skips over it and just shows a character reacting to what happened. He says in interviews this is because he finds the obligatory fight scenes boring, so he's just skipping over them to the interesting stuff. And you're right, since he gives the reader so little to go on there's no way most people can keep up unless they really know who all the characters are (and even then, he's just ignoring the events of Countdown, which was supposed to lead into Final Crisis but the writers screwed up the plot points they were supposed to lead up to). Again this is where I actually give DC props, because normally a company wouldn't publish such an inaccessible mess. If you go back and read old crossovers like Crisis on Infinite Earths, the characters are always calling each other by name really awkwardly and verbalizing things they all already know. They just decided to do away with that in Final Crisis, but it does lead to it being a huge mess to wade through.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2008 on Morrison's DC at davextreme
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On the other hand, they're doing a Cloverfield manga series.
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I feel like a lot of the movie is based on the gimmick of the handheld camera. They'd need to come up with another gimmick I guess for a sequel? Another random group of people with a handi-cam wouldn't cut it.
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Ah, here's the article I had read about how they were generalizing the conflict away from Religion: http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/15-12/ps_compass Nathan: I noticed, too, that Mrs. Coulter has a statement in the movie that's something like "our ancestors did something bad" which is a substitute for a speech referring to Adam and Eve. Lord Asriel reprises it later in the book. Also, as in the book, the movie calls God "The Authority". In print you see it capitalized and it's obvious they're talking about a deity, but in the movie you can hear it to mean any authority. I don't really mind any of this. Movies are not book and it's okay for them to do different things. If they leaned too heavily on some of the themes in the book they could easily wind up doing the same things that made people hate the Matrix sequels.
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Should be fixed now, thanks.
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[this is good]
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Personally I use the "Old Phone" ring sounds. I used it on my previous phone and use it on my iPhone. I like that my phone ring sounds like a phone ringing. There's no mistaking it when there's other noise in the room.
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I really enjoy these. Can you write up reviews of other shows, too, and maybe pretend you were in them and invent fake memories about shooting them?
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I really enjoy these. Can you write up reviews of other shows, too, and maybe pretend you were in them and invent fake memories about shooting them?
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"Hey Wil, I used to work at Nick. I know exactly who you're talking about. His name is Don, and he's the most awesome security guy ever." Bizzare. I used to work in an office and we had a mailman like that. He'd come in in the morning and just brighten everyone's day, and his name is Don, too.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2006 on silently and back to me at WWdN: In Exile
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"Hey Wil, I used to work at Nick. I know exactly who you're talking about. His name is Don, and he's the most awesome security guy ever." Bizzare. I used to work in an office and we had a mailman like that. He'd come in in the morning and just brighten everyone's day, and his name is Don, too.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2006 on silently and back to me at WWdN: In Exile
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What I like about TypePad is that it *doesn't* let me tinker too much. With MT, knowing that every little thing can be tweaked, I get tempted to spend too much time on that (and often screw everything up in the process).
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What I like about TypePad is that it *doesn't* let me tinker too much. With MT, knowing that every little thing can be tweaked, I get tempted to spend too much time on that (and often screw everything up in the process).
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Go see Serenity. Seriously. It's one of the best pieces of Sci Fi I've seen lately. Also the film itself has a nice underdog story, and they need a big 2nd weekend to stay in sequel-greenlight contention. P.S. Glad you're liking TypePad. I like the tinkering Movable Type lets one do, but the simple elegance of TypePad really is something.
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Go see Serenity. Seriously. It's one of the best pieces of Sci Fi I've seen lately. Also the film itself has a nice underdog story, and they need a big 2nd weekend to stay in sequel-greenlight contention. P.S. Glad you're liking TypePad. I like the tinkering Movable Type lets one do, but the simple elegance of TypePad really is something.
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Ditto on the TypePad love. I like MovableType because it lets me tinker and play and configure everything to my heart's content, but TypePad just makes everything so elegant and easy.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2005 on laundrytown at WWdN: In Exile
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Ditto on the TypePad love. I like MovableType because it lets me tinker and play and configure everything to my heart's content, but TypePad just makes everything so elegant and easy.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2005 on laundrytown at WWdN: In Exile
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