This event has been happening in San Jose for a few years now, including this past weekend- but I just found out about it today:

California Extreme Arcade Game & Pinball Celebration

I wish I had known about this a few days ago- definitely something to put on the calendar for next year!  On that site I also found a link to the PinGame Journal which I had not heard of before either.

all of this is making me absolutely *itch* for a pinball crawl. watch this space for an event posting sooner or later! :)

For all you Skype users out there (I can think of one of you in particular), there is a third-party company called ShapeServices that is currently beta-testing full service Skype usage (including Skype IM) directly through the iPhone.

“IM+ for Skype is a web service that enables voice and text communication with other Skype users and provides cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles. The application is designed especially for iPhone’s touch screen and complements the design and interface of iPhone.”

Go to the link above to participate in the open beta test and possibly get a free unlimited license:

Sure, we’d all love to watch Flash-based videos on the iPhone, but until Apple actually implements Flash in MobileSafari, everything but YouTube (with its builtin player) is off limits. Or is it? Here’s a little trick to watch almost any Google video on your iPhone instantly.

Go into Safari and do a search in the built in search bar using following query string: xxxx and replace “xxxx” with whatever you want to search for (be careful not to add a space before or after the “:” between “site” and “video”. For example, if you wanted to search for ‘muppets’ videos on Google, type muppets

Does your company do its work with static teams of company lifers who swivel from task to task as deliberately as a Sherman tank? At Lucasfilm Ltd., the creators of Star Wars, that sounds like a business model from a long time ago, in a company far, far away. Its teams form and unform rapidly around projects, managers must motivate teams of freelancers and full-timers, and silo-busting is the rule.

Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records and the man behind bands such as Joy Division, New Order, Charlatans UK and Happy Mondays (amongst others), died Friday at the age of 57. Much of his life as an indie music producer was chronicled in the 2002 film 24-Hour Party People.

Born Anthony H. Wilson on February 20, 1950 in Salford, England, he went on to become a renowned broadcast journalist, band manager, record label executive and nightclub owner.

As the Factory Records boss, he was responsible for signing legendary bands including Joy Division and New Order to his label.

According to DB, Jurassic Park 4 will have gun toting dinosaurs. This is really the WTF moment of the day for sure. The sheer concept of dinosaurs with missles and guns is just beyond ridiculous.

The beard wearing movie wonder, aka Spielberg, sat down quite some time ago at the Q&A with students and talked about his upcoming Jurassic Park IV and Indiana Jones IV and Development Hell got the complete low down. Quote:

I’ve set up this site up so you can now ‘digg’ posts (or use other similar sites). The ‘digg’ button doesn’t currently show up on main page of post summaries. If you want to ‘digg’ a post, click the post title (which is also how you see comments) and the ‘digg’ button is at the bottom.

For those of you not familiar with ‘digg‘ type “collection” or “tracking” sites, it is a way to share posts that you think are interesting with others. Basically, you can click on the ‘digg’ button at the bottom of a full post (see above) and it will send a link for that post to the ‘digg’ site as a “popular” post. If you go to the digg site, you’ll see a ‘counter’ next to each post showing how many people ‘digg’ that post. The more popular, the higher it ends up on their page. If you want to find obscure and strange posts that are “hot” at the moment. Digg is a good place to find it.

You can also create your account on ‘digg’ that you can share with friends so you friends can easily see what you’ve been reading. In addition to ‘digg’ I’ve also added buttons for the most popular “collection”/”tracking sites like this: ‘‘, ‘co.mments’, ‘Fark‘, ‘SlashDot‘ and ‘Technorati

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