January 23, 2009

Neatorama gets LETHAL

I am sure you all know about LETHAL by now. Well here is some awesome news about it.

Today Neatorama published a feature article about it!!!!

This is just so cool. For one thing, Neatorama is a HUGE site. Their readership is astoundingly large and the site is constantly winning awards. On a personal level, it is just a cool feeling to have something published there. I read that site every single day. I have been a (borderline obsessive) loyalist for years. Being a guest author there feels like I was asked to play guitar with one of my favorite bands at a big show.

This week has been such a roller-coaster ride as we track the sales of the app. Some days, we think that we are going to make millions of dollars. Other days it seems that we will be lost amongst the THOUSANDS of apps for sale. The day that TUAW reviewed the app, our sales increased 2000% and we rocketed to the top 1% of apps sold by apple! Things have leveled off since then, but we are hoping that today will be a big day for us.

Check out the Neatorama article and try to win a free copy of LETHAL by answering one of our questions at the end!

Posted by collin on 09:56 AM | Comments (3)

May 15, 2008

Prince Caspian

I don't pretend to be too cool to enjoy the Narnia books, and I think the Walden Media release from 2005 was very faithful and a great film. I can't wait until Prince Caspian, which opens this weekend. So far it has a very high 83% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com, so I have very high hopes for it.

We're going to be seeing it in the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, a grand old movie theatre (think decorated like an amazing playhouse, but for films) that Disney owns. They premiere all their family films there, and will often do something very special along with the film. For Caspian, they'll have a ton of the costumes and props set up for us to see.

It's going to be a grand time.

By the way, when your kids are old enough to go to a movie with you... it's AWESOME.

Posted by jason on 01:30 AM | Comments (2)

February 08, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

I just recently watched the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" and I thought that it was very interesting. I love the environment dearly and I was very interested to hear what the movie had to say. I was slow to see it because I have heard so many negative things about Al Gore and his presentation of the issue, but when I heard that Al Gore was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and this movie was nominated for an Oscar I couldn't wait any longer.

The movie is a documentary that focuses on global warming, environmental degradation, and, more specifically, on the relationship that humans play in these issues.

By now everyone knows that global warming is a fact. What is always debated and questioned is the role that humans play. I thought that the movie did a very good job of presenting scientific findings in these areas. Gore explains how scientists study and measure climate change, carbon emissions, and the relationship between human actions and climate change. Best of all, the movie ends by giving many examples of things people can do every day to live in a more environmentally responsible way. I would highly recommend watching the movie.

One thing that I think is very annoying is that people who don't like Al Gore or people who don't want to take any responsibility for their role in global warming are very quick to point out the flaws in the movie and then throw the baby out with the bath water. Sure, Al Gore should change some things about his personal life to be more in line with what he is preaching. Sure, he is a sore loser and he takes many opportunities to turn the movie into a commercial for himself. I was annoyed by those things too, BUT that is no excuse to ignore all of the facts that are presented in the film. Also, the movie does have an agenda and data that was used in the movie was used to selectively highlight his points. However, it was real data and it should be given public attention. One section of the movie was dedicated to comparing publications in scientific journals vs. the popular press. It was fascinating to see the discrepancy between what the average person hears vs what the average scientist finds.

I am very thankful for this movie. At the very least, it FINALLY brings this issue into the spotlight and will spark research, publication, conversation, and hopefully... change.

Has anyone else seen it? If so, what did you think?

Posted by collin on 02:32 PM | Comments (4)