Thursday, December 31, 2015

Open Source CS Degree

Excellent collection of resources for any aspiring Computer Science student.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Disney's Kiss of Death

Disney is sampling the Prologue track from Lady In The Water again. This time in the Jungle Book trailer at 1:30

2:30 in the Prologue track to Lady in the Water
0:13 in Tomorrowland trailer

I have a bad feeling that sampling this song is going to turn out to be a kiss of death for Disney.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Tomorrowland Superbowl 2015 Commercial

The Superbowl 2015 commercial for Tomorrowland has a striking soundtrack. Want to know what the name of the song is?

I doubt the song will make into the films score, as it is clearly sampled from James Newton Howard's score for Lady in the Water.

I've synced up the reference point for you: 0:13 in Tomorrowland trailer and 2:30 in the Prologue track to Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water is not one of my favorite films, though the soundtrack is in my top 10. Enjoy it.

And as much as I want to have faith in both Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, I have very low expectation for Tomorrowland. Disney has a horrible track record for recent films inspired by attractions at Disneyland (See Haunted MansionCountry Bears, and 3 of the 4 Pirates films).

The latest trailer hasn't changed that.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Coding Kata's

Kata's are a great stimulus for programming on your own if you are learning a new language or need an excuse to try out a particular technology.