Damned if this movie isn’t starting to look sexy as hell.
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Here’s a list of dialog we hear more than once in the Star Wars Saga. Star Wars has many great quotations from any one of the six movies, but we sometimes find threads of dialog woven through more than one movie. They help to tie the films together, and invoke memories of other characters and situations found in other scenes. Some other the lines are almost a trademark of one character, and even though some lines are found in all six movies they aren’t over used to the point of being cheesy.
I don’t consider myself to be an expert in anything, really. Not even Darth Vader action figures which is my main hobby, and certainly not in art, literature, sport, theology or any scholarly pursuits.
I do, however, consider myself to be well rounded, in that I know a little bit about a lot of things. I think it’s important to be cultured and informed on issues, and to be able to at least identify and have some background knowledge on as many subjects as I can. For example, I am not expert in art but I can identify culturally significant works such as the Mona Lisa, The Birth of Venus, Persistence of Memory, The Great Wave or Starry Night.
It’s for this reason I share with you some of the most beautiful, awe inspiring astronomy and space exploration images ever taken. People should know, or have a good idea, on the subject and story behind each image and have a sense of the history of space exploration and the wonders on offer in the heavens above.
Click each thumbnail for links to larger images and explanations on each one. These are some of my favourites, significant to me because of the degree of difficulty in taking the images or because of the awesome wonder of what is being shown. Compare the first two images, “Pale Blue Dot” and “Hubble Ultra Deep Field”. The first shows us our own world, the limit and extends thereof seen clearly from a distance, and it seems really small. The second shows one tiny, dark part of our sky and reveals that it isn’t just filled with stars but galaxies.
The universe is indeed a wondrous place.
938 unread work emails.
1002 unread personal emails.
The madness has to stop. What was once a 30 minute annoyance is now my full-time job. Here are 5 time saving tips:
5: Add a http://three.sentenc.es/ email signature and keep them short.
“Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead.
three.sentenc.es is a personal policy that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be three sentences or less. It’s that simple.”
Q: Why is this email three sentences or less?
4: Type “Sent from iPhone” under your short responses. People don’t expect long responses when you’re on your phone. Don’t forget to mispell a few words.
This all looks graet +1!!
Sent from iPhone.
3: Create a ‘VIP’ filter. Easy to do on GMail. Add your boss, investors, and close friends. Flag them red and throw them in a separate folder. This is the first place I check every morning.
2: (Gmail only) Keep the spam out. If you’re giving your address to a potentially shady website, tack on +spam to the end, example: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can then filter those emails into a spam folder you check periodically. (ProTip: the +spam is a variable that can be anything you want, eg. email@example.com etc., make as many as you like)
1: Setup an email bankruptcy filter. This is a little bit of a dick move, but if you’re getting hundreds of new emails a day, it just might work.
Step 1: Create a filter that auto-responds to all unopened emails > 14 days old w/the following message:
Your email (below) is now 14 days old and has not been opened. To minimize email buildup your email has now been placed in the archive. Should you still require a response simply respond back and you’ll automatically be added to the priority queue. Thank you.
Step 2: Setup another filter that looks for the text “Your email (below)”, this will catch the email responses back to you from those still requiring your response. Filter these into a special folder you check and respond to daily.
Via Kevin Rose
People who get on and off the train at Mandurah are a strange lot. I don’t mean to imply that all people who live in Mandurah and surrounding suburbs are less intelligent than average, but if you were to go only by activity you observe at Mandurah train station then you might be forgiven for thinking that there is something in the water inhibiting cognitive abilities. For those of my non-Perth friends, I’ll give a bit of background first.
The Perth to Mandurah train line opened around Christmas 2007. It connects Perth to Mandurah, which is WAs second largest city located about 70km south of Perth. It also provides light commuter rail services to the southwest suburbs with train stops are large centres like Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham. It was quite a significant and costly undertaking, and almost doubled the total length of commuter rail in Perth. It takes about 55 minutes to travel the full length.
The Mandurah line has been going now for about three years, but am still not sure people down in Mandurah have the hang of it yet:
On the plus side, I haven’t experienced any violence on the Mandurah line like I used to on the Midland line, so there’s that.
My sister had a baby today:
Reynolds recruiting is pleased to announce the #1 draft pick for the 2028 AFL draft is James David Reynolds. Currently weighing in a 7 pounds 10 ounces but a few pre-seasons in nthe gym should fix that. Mum is well and happy, dad is stoked… unless he plays for Freo…
Haw haw. Now Natalie is going to find out what having your own family is all about. I’ll see if I can attach a photo later, but we all know that babies all look the same.
So I like to have a little fun with my Facebook status messages. I’d rather post something entertaining than some thing mundane such as “I had eggs for breakfast”, or fishing for attention using something like “Three more days!”.
Here are some of my favourites from the last few months. Some names are blacked out to protect the innocent. Some are not, because they aren’t using their real names so they’re already anonymous.
I could watch this for hours. Or at least 45 minutes at a time while the International Space Station is in the sunlit part of it’s orbit. Tito, Shuttleworth, Olsen, Ansari and others each paid around $20M for this view for about 10 days. If I was a brazillionaire, I think this would be money well spent. Just the training alone would be worth the price of admission. I wouldn’t want to be called a “space tourist” though, just too demeaning. I’d prefer “intergalactic space hero” or perhaps just “cosmonaut”.