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]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…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

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

If you haven’t already, check it out.

[Misu]

…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?

WordPress

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]