1140 is the new 960
Just got back from watching Super 8 at the local theatre.
I didn’t have many expectations going in. Didn’t read much about it. Just saw a few previews while seeing other films in the last few months. Looked to have some sci-fi elements, so I figured I would check it out.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Goonies meets ET meets District 9?
The film focused on a group of 5 boys that were working on their own amateur film project. Joe was dealing with some problems that would be tough for anyone, especially a boy, and his father wasn’t much of a crutch. He mostly relied on his group of buddies to keep him occupied.
The group takes you through a lot of adventure, and there’s some good humor sprinkled throughout as well. A little pre-teen / teen love (nothing corny) and friendship trials that they all go through.
The sci-fi aspects were quite suppressed. If you’re looking for deep insights into the mechanics or back story of a science fiction storyline, you won’t find it here. But, that’s OK. The film was entertaining, human, fun and serious all at the same time.
Overall, it’s a great film. I liked the characters and was able to relate to most of them, the acting was well done, CG was good and the cinematography was done well and perfectly captured the time era (late 70’s) it was based in.
Check it out!
Heading south before I’ll be too busy to
This Friday morning my wife and two friends of ours will be heading down to the Yucatan Peninsula area of Mexico. Going to enjoy the sun and find a little clarity before diving back into the busy time of work.
At LemonStand we just brought on another enthusiastic soul and some very exciting things are bubbling to the top of our internal roadmap. More exciting is the fact that our people power is growing and we’re able to push forward faster than ever.
We’ll be moving into a new office on May 1st too. It’s only a block away, but it’ll give us the room to bring on a handful more ninjas of various kinds in the next year.
Really liking the concept behind this CSS grid system. It’s fluid and adaptive. Good stuff.
Really like this jQuery file upload plug-in. Works great. Has some cool queueing features too.
What is humans.txt?
It’s an initiative for knowing the people behind a website. It’s a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.
We’re Giving Away $8738 Worth of Prizes
Yesterday, we launched the LemonStand Giveaway. It’s in celebration of having been released for 1-year (since Alpha).
A bunch of great companies came on board to sponsor prizes. Companies like Typekit, Media Temple, Site5, MailChimp, Freshbooks and more.
We also had a bunch of great folks create custom themes for the giveaway. 3 different themes in fact.
The top 3 prizes consist of a complete package for starting an online store: LemonStand license, hosting package & custom theme.
Launching the giveaway on Friday made for a great day. But next time, I think we’ll do it on a Monday or Tuesday and compare results.
Was waiting for this upgrade. Very nice.
My early 2008 MB Pro has been terrific. It’s powered on a really big chunk of the day, and I haul it from home to office 5 days a week. Great little workhorse that looks pretty as well.