I’m going to a focus group at Danish video game company IO Interactive, this wednesday. My friend Simon works there, as a game tester, and he forwarded a mail about it. It’s gonna take 2-3 hours, and I think it’ll be a lot of fun. I’m also about to organize focus groups at school, as part of our semester project, so it’ll be nice to see how the pros do it.
I’ve also been freelancing for SDI Media for a while. They make language dubbing, translations, subtitling, etc. for clients like Sony, Fox, Warner Bros., and Paramount. I’m translating subtitles, and that’s really all I can say, they didn’t make me sign a 5 page confidentiality agreement for nothing.
Oh yeah, my Macbook is making weird creaking sounds when I move my hand around, on the left side, so I probably have to have it replaced. Crap.
Apparently I participated in some contest on kino.dk, and won the special edition of The Dark Knight on Blu-ray (already have that, though), and this awesome book, about the history of Warner Bros. I’m not really interested in their old movies, but the second half of the book is really cool, especially the photographs and posters, here’s an excerpt from the chapter about the Batman franchise:
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The Road is a post-apocalyptic movie starring Viggo Mortensen, to be released sometime in 2009. It’s been in the top of my must-see list for a while, and now that I’ve started reading the source material, a novel of the same name, I’m even more excited. The novel is written by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote No Country for Old Men, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work. The movie (and book) follows a father and son, walking along a road, through a desolate post-apocalyptic world. The movie is directed by John Hillcoat, who also directed The Proposition, a western that I really enjoyed. To be honest, I could not think of a director I would rather see make this movie.
The Road on:
The New York Times
I’ve been wanting to replace my trusted MacBook for a while, mainly because we’ve started using more memory-consuming software at school, and it’s just no cutting it. I’ve reluctantly started looking a PCs and Windows-laptops, something I can afford at the moment, but then I got a nice offer on my current MacBook, I remembered my birthday is in 3 weeks and I got a lot of holiday pay, so:
The Search Keywords feature in Firefox makes it possible to use search engines by starting a search string with a certain letter, in the address bar. For example “i die hard” searches for “die hard” on IMDb, in my browser. Search Keywords are organized as bookmarks, and can be added by right-clicking a search field, and pressing “Add a Keyword for this Search”. I use this feature for all searches, and I’m bored, so here’s my list of Search Keywords.
You install it like this:
- Right-click on my Search Keywords bookmarks file and choose “Save Link As…” Place the file somewhere on your computer.
- In Firefox, from the Bookmarks menu, choose “Manage Bookmarks”.
- From the Bookmarks Manager File menu, choose Import. Choose “Import Bookmarks from File.” Browse to and open the file you just saved.
You can see an explanation of all the keywords by left-clicking the link.