Apple recalls batteries on Powerbooks, iBooks

“If you bought an Apple portable between October 2004 and May 2005, check your serial number – that laptop could be hot, and not in a good way. Apple is recalling the batteries on a number of 12-inch iBook and Powerbook G4s and 15-inch Powerbook G4s because an internal electrical short could pose a fire threat. Affected model numbers are A1061, A1078 and A1079, with serial numbers HQ441 – HQ507 or 3X446 – 3X510. You can get a free replacement via Apple’s website, and we imagine the process ought to be pretty smooth now that they’ve had some practice with this type of thing before.”

[ Republished from Engadget ]

REJUV Posters

Rejuv Posters

I recently finished three, 24×36 inch posters for REJUV. It was a last-minute, rush project. They were attending a trade show, and had nothing to fill a 10×20 booth. I did a brochure to go with them, but I think the posters came out better. Considering the time and budget, I think they came out pretty well. Click here for a larger view.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Where's Yoda

5 Stars

We saw Star Wars III tonight. We went to an 8:40pm show, but we got in line about 5:30pm. Good thing too, because it was busy!

I think this one is the best of the three new ones. I’m actually giving it 5 stars. Don’t get me wrong, there were a few reasons to knock the rating down, but all things considered this was a fitting end to the saga. It had an awesome opening sequence, and the ending tied all things up in a neat little package, setting the stage nicely for Star Wars. The middle, on the other hand, felt long and could have used some editing. The dialogue was terrible, but all the Star Wars movies had that problem. George Lucas isn’t exactly known as a wordsmith.

Overall I thought the good by far outweighed the bad, and Star Wars III is definitely a must see.

Pepper Pad now on sale

Pepper Pad

“So that Pepper Pad we peeped back at CES is now finally shipping out at a price point of $799.99. It’s designed as a ‘hassle-free’ wireless portable media playing device running on Monta Vista Linux 2.4 CEE3.1. It’s envisioned as a sort of central wireless brain for the home media center, used to control your TV and stereo over IR as well as access your digital media and the internet. It packs an 8.4-inch TFT display, 20GB hard drive, 256MB RAM, Bluetooth and an SD slot into its 12.1 x 6.6 x 0.8-inch frame, and weighs in at 2.3 pounds. Amazon is taking orders on this now, and the first units will ship out to customers on June 28th.”

Note: The Pepper site seems to be built in a way that makes it not display properly in Safari.

[ Via Engadget ]

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The Last Star Wars

Star Wars: Last Supper

In honor of todays release of Star Wars III (the final movie), here is a great illustration I found of The Last Supper, Star Wars style. It was created by Eric Deschamps. Click the image to open a 1280 x 1024 version.

We are going to see the movie tonight. I’m hoping the lines aren’t TOO crazy. I should have a review later tonight.

DA VINCI CODE trailer

DA VINCI CODE

I just saw a new trailer over at Apple for DA VINCI CODE, a new movie due out next summer starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, and Jean Reno. I can’t speak to the movie because the trailer is vague to say the least, but visually the trailer is AWESOME!

LED Glass Table

LED Table

I came across this very cool LED glass table over at inhabitat. The table, made by Ingo Maurer, has tiny transparent wires embedded between the 2 sheets of glass, connecting the LEDs. The lights can be dimmed and even turned off if you suddenly want your LED table to look like a regular glass table again.

Morcheeba: The Antidote

Morcheeba

The other day I bought the new Morcheeba album, The Antidote. It’s awesome! I highly reccomend it. Here’s a blurb from the iTunes music store…

“Slide into the groovy electronic pop of Morcheeba’s new album, The Antidote. Brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey, along with new vocalist Daisy Martey, add pop hooks and a touch of psychedelia to their mix of funk, soul, hip-hop, and electronica. The iTunes-exclusive version of the new album includes a downloadable music video for their bouncing single, “Wonders Never Cease.”

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Judith and Holofernes Spring Tour 2005

If you live in any of these areas, you should go check out Judith & Holofernes. They are one of my new favorites.

May 20: The Mainzer, 659 W Main St, Merced, CA. All Ages.
May 21: The Speakeasy, 928 Twelfth St, Modesto, CA. 21+
May 22: Zen’s Red Room, 2609 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA. 21+
May 24: Counter Culture Cafe, 2330 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ. All Ages
May 25: Club Congress, 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ. 21+
May 29: The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 21+”ff000″>- Cancelled