Archive for January, 2011

State of the Web 2011

For all my web developer/internet professional pals out there…See the whole post at for more internet-y goodness.

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83rd Annual Oscar Nominations

Geez…this looks like a really tough field. And for once, I’ve seen a majority of the nominated best picture films. You can view the full nominations on the Oscar website.

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3?
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Direction
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for True Grit
David Fincher for The Social Network
Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech
David O. Russell for The Fighter

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in Biutiful
Jeff Bridges in True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
James Franco in 127 Hours
Colin Firth in The King’s Speech

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in The Fighter
John Hawkes in Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner in The Town
Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo in The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom



Been a spate of deaths in the last two days – the AoD has been very busy.

Mick Karn
R.I.P. Mick Karn

Pete Postlethwaite
R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

Gerry Rafferty
R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty


The Deep

Love this latest animation from PES