Crave/CNET Blasts off with Top-10 tech tricks we’re sick of seeing

Top-10 tech tricks we’re sick of seeing in movies | Crave – CNET

This is a great list from last week, but it’s sure to be a classic. Super zoom in, bad cell phone reception, copy the data off the enemy’s computers, all cliches that we must put an end to.

I promise not to put any of these into my book.

Hilarious clips in the article including this one, which is one of my very own personal pet peeves.

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CassaStar – art and coverage

CassaStar coming soon from Alex J. Cavenough

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.”
– Library Journal

How nice is that?!

Alex is about to be published next month, and you can preorder,  but Amazon doesn’t even have his book cover on the listing yet.

How long will it take for one of the fans to add their own artwork?

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When will it be available on Kindle or the Apple iPad store. Barnes & Noble?

Will Steve have to buy his copy on paper? How SciFi is that?

To learn more about the book, go straight to the source.

http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

I suppose my copy will have to be on paper! Yours, too?
 

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Help! Annie

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Red1, enters fourth grade and gets word that they’re putting on the musical “Annie Jr.” in the spring. She’s been in the school chorus for a year and is excited to try out. But she’s not interested in Annie’s part. She’s all about the character actors! (Ye-haw! Me, too.)

So we’re putting Annie DVDs in our Netflix cue and looking at the YouTube clips to see which parts she wants to think about. She knows all about Carol Burnett and loved the few scenes we’ve seen already. Bernadette Peters may be a new inspiration for her too.

She rolls her eyes and says that all the girls are going to being singing, “Tomorrow, tomorrow…” and just then, Red2 starts singing, “Yesterday…” And that was it. We began pulling up the list of songs and matching them all together.

An Annie/Beatles mashup. Listening to all of the songs from the musical and the Beatles album, “Help!” is going to be great fun. How do they come together? 🙂 We’ll see. It’s a great project for Google Wave too.

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This week we had the displeasure of hearing that Google is planning to dump Google Wave, but we’ll keep using it until they close their doors. Perhaps, by sharing our projects like this more people will start using this amazing stuff Google pops out. (What if email was invented today?)

Our Wave for working on the project. – If you are interested in participating, comment on this post, but don’t pass up seeing how awesome group work with Google Wave can be.

Testing out embedding this wave below.  This may totally slow your viewing experience down but let’s try it out.

{Waves aren’t that happy on iPads, either.}

It’s sad that the comic strip Little Orphan Annie is closing down, but all good things…

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