December 2007

Thought of the Day

by Lee Hopkins on December 31, 2007 · 2 comments

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Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.   – Kurt Vonnegut

New worm — be careful out there

by Lee Hopkins on December 30, 2007 · 1 comment

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According to eWeek’s Security Watch, there’s a very nasty bit of code embedded in a website at the moment, all geared up to lure the disarmed net traveller into a false sense of happy yuletide security. Here’s just a sample of the subject lines in the email you might receive offering you A fresh new […]

So said Computer Weekly’s John Riley ages ago, but I’ve only just caught up with it. BP, ABN Amro Bank and Diageo PLC have revealed details of the ways they are working in virtual worlds. Joe Little, who works in BP’s chief technology office, said the company has identified 30 interactive web and virtual worlds […]

Graphics challenges

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2007 · 4 comments

in second life

cross-posted from my Second Life blog I recently upgraded my graphics from the on-motherboard NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE to a dedicated ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, to amusing effect. Whilst there is no doubt that things have sped up quite considerably on my display and I get less of the ‘out of virtual memory’ messages from […]

Social Media training wiki

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2007 · 3 comments

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Courtesy of our good friend Shel Holtz comes news of a one-stop shop for social media training — the cunningly-named ‘Social Media Training’ wiki. I’d previously set up my own wiki to show seminar attendees how simple and useful such a tool can be, but as Shel acknowledges, getting folks to ‘come and play’ in […]

And speaking of David Jones…

by Lee Hopkins on December 22, 2007

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The rascal has also sent me a link to a unique version of Jingle Bells. Thanks, Dave; have a great Christmas yourself, my friend! Technorati tags: fourthwallmedia, jingle bells, david jones, lee hopkins, christmas, holidays, humor

Christmas with a twist and a boogie

by Lee Hopkins on December 21, 2007 · 4 comments

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Mitch Joel and his team at TwistImage in Montreal have outdone themselves with this year’s Christmas Card. Twelve luminaries from various disciplines share their top video of 2007 — compelling watching. Speaking of compelling watching: David Jones (vice president, digital communications at Hill & Knowlton in Toronto) sent me the link to a client’s Christmas […]

How to make a dull song funny

by Lee Hopkins on December 19, 2007

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This is sheer video brilliance, and thanks to Kathy for letting me know about it. Technorati tags: backstreet boys, chinese, humor, video, youtube, lee hopkins

Karoline Hausted + piano = sublime

by Lee Hopkins on December 18, 2007

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Courtesy of my learned colleague and great friend Allan Jenkins comes sublime music from a friend of his. Karoline Hausted has popped three songs up on her MySpace page and they are gorgeous. Quiet, haunting, lilting… the perfect accompaniment to thinking, blogging, and nursing a glass of ‘perspective and coke’… Wonderful. Let’s hope she: allows […]

The wondrous AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Canberra — amazing place!) are looking for professional teams with groundbreaking new media ideas to attend their leading R&D production lab. Facilitated by AFTRS, the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP) has run hundreds of workshops, seminars and live-in-residentials and developed over 54 projects. […]