Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

Posted in Movies

Awesomeness. Can’t wait. Check out the first trailer for the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince. The movie based on JK Rowling’s 6th book will come out on November 21, 2008.

The last and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be made into two movies instead of one, coming out in 2010 and 2011.

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Feist Counts to 4 on Sesame Street

Posted in Music, TV

There’s a lot of buzz going around the web for Feist’s appearance on Sesame Street and her remix of her hit song "1234" to be a counting song on the kids’ show. The remix features Feist singing and dancing with the muppets. Backstage at the Juno Awards, Feist says that the Sesame Street remix of "1234" was refreshing for her.

Feist made her apperance on Sesame Street in the 39th season of the show. Shows to appear on this season of the show include Jessica Alba, David Beckham and Heidi Klum. The Feist episode will air on August 11th.

Other upcoming parodies of pop culture include "30 Rocks", "Pre-School Musical", and "Are You Smarter Than an Egg Layer?"

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WALL•E Robot – Coming Soon

Posted in Gadgets & Gizmos, Marketing, Movies

In just 13 weeks, you can have your very own WALL•E remote-controlled robot. Disney has begun pre-sales of this new action figure. It can talk, dance, play music, follow you around (with obstacle avoidance sensors) and lets you create more than 1000 action sequence combinations. His eyes even light up and blink. The WALL•E robot has audio and motion sensors to mimic curiosity and responsiveness. He has real working treads and arms that can move & hands that can grib & rotate.

Play modes include Follow-U mode, Explore mode, Dance mode, MP3 Music mode and Program mode plus he has an interactive Talk Back feature

So cute!!

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Testing from the iPhone

Posted in Blogging, Software, Technology

Just testing the new WordPress iphone app.
The first time I ran it the Save button was missing but restarting it fixed that.


Update: the photo upload didn’t work…

Update 2: the uploads did work, but it looks like the app assumes a specific upload directory is being used. A symlink fixed that.


Canada, the water – WTF?

Posted in Marketing

We were shopping at Whole Foods on Saturday and there was a huge display for "Canada, the water." Yes, bottled water is common, but this was blatantly directed to tourists – they even come in a special gift pack. And, if you spin the bottle around, the URL for the company is touristwater.com


The website notes that the company specializes in Private Label Water, so it’s some other company that has slapped on this "Canada" label. I’m curious if they’re even allowed to put the flag on the bottle in this manner.

What do you think?

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Squak Mountain Stone

Posted in Home Decor

We returned to Greenworks on the weekend with our samples, only to go home with new samples. This time, for our fireplace (which was converted to gas). Once we begin the floor renovation, we’d like to demo part of the fireplace to make the hearth level with the floor and to cover the pastel-shaded brick in some way (plaster or new tile / stone).

We took a look at Squak Mountain Stone, a green material developed by Amee Quiriconi. The material is made of recycled paper, recycled glass, coal fly-ash and cement. It’s hand cast into slabs or tiles that look a lot like natural stone.

We’re currently considering the tiles to create a hearth flush with the new bamboo flooring, and also to apply on top of the old brick of the fireplace. It matches well with the floor – we chose the amber – and has a lovely texture.

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Simon’s Cat

Posted in Cats

Having two cats subjects us to two very different cat personalities. Both of which are personified in "Simon’s Cat" in these two animated shorts. The first is entitled "TV Dinner:"

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