Archive | March, 2008

…Julie Ruiz makes amazing stop motion movies?

Candle Heart

Julie Ruiz’s fantastic movie that she made for VH1’s holiday card uses candles to create a stop motion effect that’s both beautiful and unique.

Talk about patience!

[Julie Ruiz]

[Flickr – VH1 Holiday Card 07]


…The Last Supper is not alone?

Last Supper

Popped Culture’s list of Last Supper images is a detailed look at the parodies, tributes and caricatures of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, a 15th century depiction of Jesus announcing that one of his 12 disciples would betray him.

[Popped Culture – Suddenly Last Supper]

…Misu is now 1.0?


Misu, the iPod music transfer utility that loves to share, has officially gone Version 1.0.

If you haven’t already, check it out.


…Typography is neat?

Typography is an instructional style video about the look of language.

The animation is extremely well done, and I love the old look and feel that it has, so check it out:

For a few other typography related videos, check out Pulp Fiction (NSFW):

And Who’s on First?:

…WordPress has been upgraded?


Last night I took the plunge and upgraded to WordPress 2.5, and so far, everything has been working as expected.

The install took about 5 minutes (not accounting for the back-up time) and went without a hitch. All of my plug-ins seem to be chugging along fine, and I haven’t noticed any drastic changes to the front of the scenes look of the site.

Behind the scenes is where most of WP 2.5’s changes occurred though, so I guess that’s to be expected. The whole interface was revamped, and changes include:

  • Multi-file uploading
  • One-click plugin upgrades
  • Built-in galleries
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Salted passwords and cookie encryption
  • Media library
  • A WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code
  • Concurrent post editing protection
  • Full-screen writing
  • Search that covers posts and pages

Let me know if you see anything go wonky in the next few days, but if you’re looking to make the switch/upgrade to WordPress 2.5, I give it two thumbs up.

[Via: WordPress Blog]