Ever since I met Gina, I have been trying to be more hip to the sustainable, green, and otherwise eco-friendly life. It is really hard right now, and it shouldn't be.
Check it out:
Orlando Weekly - Home Page
Notice anything? Me neither. It's like they packed up their snake oil and left town at the first whiff of kerosene.
Are they rebuilding their crappy site? Fixing the broken search engine? Hiring a new staff writer for movies and theater? Who knows?
Actually, that last one was a bit of a joke. The guy who does most of the movie reviews now, John Thomason, is just a lowly contributor, and deserves to be full-time.
My good friend and colleague Mark Baratelli has luanched a video version of his audio podcast "How Do You Feel?" On top of that, he has taken the advice of many of his peers and decided to brand all of his podcasts as "Mark Baratelli Presents" (or so it would seem from this page). Now let's watch the Technorati links roll by...
A few months ago I purchased a subscription to eMusic, a DRM-free MP3 site that has been around for quite some time. I started out with the basic 40-song plan (about $10/month), but after browsing the site I quickly upgraded to the 90-song plan (more like $20/month) because I wanted to get more than 3 albums in a month. If you do the simple math, songs are $0.25 a piece - 1/4 of iTunes' price, and still beating a $10 CD on sale by at least half, depending on the number of songs. Unlike iTunes, there is no album discount.
This past weekend was the first ever Orlando Film Festival... in case you missed it, and it's likely you did. The people who put this thing together are well-known and respected in the Florida film community. I got a chance to sit down with the programming team, Brian Quain and Michael King. You may recognize Brian as the inventor of a phenomenon only known as "The Game". Michael is known mostly in Orlando for his Writing-Producing-Acting role in his film The Way Back Home.
Everyone knows Google bought YouTube for billions in stock, but what sort of announcement has YouTube made to the public?
One feature of the site is the ability to leave video comments, and this guy seems to have something to say about the deal.