Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'll Lorem YOUR Ipsum!

       A technology post! Huzzah.

       Most web designers- as well as a handful of misguided small business owners- have probably at one time or another downloaded an HTML or CSS website template. If you have, you may have noticed the odd text in the template. It may just look like gibberish, but it's actually a chunk of Latin text commonly referred to as Lorem Ipsum.
       Lorem Ipsum has been used as placeholder text in design, layout, and graphic industries since the 1500's. It's roots are in fact in a Latin text (de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, or The Extremes of Good and Evil by Cicero) from 45BCE.

But What Can Lorem Ipsum Do for Me?
       There are a couple of advantages to using "dummy text" or "Greek text" in your design, whether it be for a webpage, a magazine layout, or any other visual presentation. In some instances one may not receive content until after an actual layout has to be completed or approved. Yet a more valuable aspect with Lorem Ipsum, one is able to show the graphic elements of a design without distracting your audience with comprehendible text. Yep, if people can read the text on your layout they're less likely to pay attention to the design as a whole.

If you'd like to make your own (read: let a generator make for you) lorem ipsum, there is a link at the bottom of the post.

Now go forth, and Lorem Ipsum.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Avengers Trailer

       A proper theatrical trailer for The Avengers was released yesterday, and it looks AMAZING. Kind of shitty that they just sort of tacked the Hulk on as an afterthought at the end, but then again his wasn't the face that appeared in the most recent incarnation of his character. I'm just glad they left out fucking Ant-Man. Although if Nathan Fillion got signed, I might be inclined to retract that statement. At any rate, here's the theatrical trailer for The Avengers, in all it's high-def glory:

NOTE: You may need to view on YouTube (just click the YouTube logo on the video) in order to see the 1080p option.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ghostbusters Limited Re-Release

       Since you're probably already aware of how awesome Ghostbusters is, I'll keep this one short and sweet. Beginning this Thursday, October 13, a digitally remastered version of the original Ghostbusters will be back in theaters. The film will run once a night, October 13, 20, and 27 only.

       There is a facebook app you can use to get showtimes, found here.

       However, I did go ahead and get the showtimes for the Jacksonville area, so if you're in my neck of the woods, here is an easy quick-ref for you:

Thursday, October 13 

AMC Regency 24
9451 Regency Square Blvd. Jacksonville FL


Cinemark Tinseltown and XD
4535 Southside Blvd Jacksonville FL


Thursday, October 20

AMC Regency 24
9451 Regency Square Blvd. Jacksonville FL


 Thursday, October 27

AMC Regency 24
9451 Regency Square Blvd. Jacksonville FL


So, it looks like I might miss class one night this month. Hopefully my professor is a fan of timeless humor that spans generations and touches the hearts of millions.