Oddities & Diversions: September 2004

September 30, 2004

Photographer Abelardo Morell’s series entitled Camera Obscura is gorgeous. via Coudal

Adobe introduces the .dng format (Digital Negative), a stab at standardizing the usage of digital camera raw data.

September 28, 2004

Yikes. Life after the Dismemberment Plan doesn’t look to be going so well for Travis Morrison and his solo career. Pitchfork doesn’t hand out many 0.0 ratings.

Thinking With Type, the companion website to Ellen Lupton’s new book bearing the same name, is filled to the brim with great information on typographical learning.

September 22, 2004

First look at the Fantastic Four. So far, it looks and sounds dreadful. This is just one of those comics I doubt will ever look good on film.

September 21, 2004

Fighting Fantasy Project is lo-fi, choose your own adventure style online role-playing. What a wonderful use for CGI! My favorite so far is the Bodies in the Docks, a Call of Cthulhu-esque adventure.

September 20, 2004

Teaching Our Daughter About Her Cheeseburger. I keep finding more reasons to love this site.

JPG Magazine is Coming. Submit your photos, you know you want to.

New trailer for Pixar’s The Incredibles

September 17, 2004

“Your brand new U-Lock is not safe”, BIC pens thwart popular bike locks, bike owners shudder.

How the Beagle saved Fantagraphics

This is rock ‘n’ roll (WMV file)

September 16, 2004

R.I.P. Johnny Ramone, 1948-2004

September 15, 2004

A9.com, Amazon’s search-engine-on-crack is released. Some nifty features too.

The Godfather horse head pillow

September 13, 2004

Some interesting footage from Sin City. This couldn’t be a better interpretation of the Miller’s comics, drenched in style and hip deep in thick language. The real question is, should it even be a movie; I think it works better in print. We shall see.

September 12, 2004

Some very nice film stills from Frank Miller’s Sin City.

September 7, 2004

Dooce.com is the blog of Heather B. Armstrong, and is also one of the most honest and beautifully written sites I have come across in a long time.

September 6, 2004

Denizens of CSS, Westciv, are holding a CSS template design competition to celebrate their sixth anniversary. Win cash and prizes, crush your enemies and eat their brains!

September 3, 2004

Goosh-schtepping morrrhanz like yuhrshelf should try reedenk booksh instead of bayrning them. The Non-Expert guide to Accents.

September 1, 2004

Philadelphia mulls wireless society. Yes, please.

EMLlabs, An online resource for real world Flash usage. Also a nice looking CSS site.