An old high school friend, Shane Belcourt is off making us all proud and opening his first feature film tonight at The Bytowne in Ottawa. It runs through this weekend and the director and some cast members are going to be around for Q&A after the shows. Below is some press the film is getting today:
Also, see the official Tkaronto site for more details.
Hey PETA, stick with the naked chicks. PETA this week has attempted to run a full page ad with the Portage Daily Graphic that equates the recent bus murder/beheading with the slaughter of animals for human consumption. Bravo to the editor of The Daily Graphic who has refused to run the ad. Full ad here: PETA, you’re disgusting.
“Microsoft said it plans to conduct field trials in January of Windows XP running on the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop.The XO laptop ships with a Linux operating system and is meant to be a low-cost machine available to people who live in countries with developing economies. Earlier this year, Microsoft launched its Unlimited Potential program, which allows governments to buy a US$3 software bundle designed for students, a move that some observers said would compete with the OLPC initiative.
Looking beyond the OLPC to other small PCs that use flash storage, Microsoft said it plans to publish design guidelines early in 2008 to assist flash-based device makers in building machines that will support Windows.
After the limited field trials beginning in January, Windows XP for the XO could be available in the second half of 2008, Microsoft said.
Kottke: “From the past weekend’s box office: the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men took in $3.1 million on 148 screens while Tom Cruise’s bombtacular Lions for Lambs took in $2.9 million on 2216 screens. Ouch.”
I saw No Country For Old Men – it was fantastic!
The Writers Strike according to a Hollywood executive. As written by striking Colbert Report writers.