09 October 2009

Friday Links

Yay, another Friday Links page. And a lot has been happening!
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Funny Brutal Legend interview

Were these guys joking or did they really not get what Jack Black was on about? I'm talking about the promo conference Black and Schafer gave for Brutal Legend. Black, in his typical over-the-top manner, came out making fun of rugged action types and I think most folks didn't get it. Oh and that emoticon? \m/ ? Yea, totally digging that!

This is for Social Media n00bs
or for folks who are doing it wrong ...

I've been tempted to unfollow a bunch of folks from twitter and other social media sites recently. Reason? A lot of them have
a) been spammed their stream with the same link over and over again
b) shamelessly promoted a product without bothering to talk to anyone
c) misusing the hashtag of a trending topic just for attention
... and the list goes on.

Do you want to know the full list of Do's and Don'ts for using Social Media? Check out 99 Social Media Failures @Digitaloz. Good info here and with this list, you might find out why you are losing followers/online buddies.

Review of Bloody Pit of Horror

I've mentioned this link in my feeds. But the movie is worth mentioning here. Have you seen this movie? You can download it for free via the Internet Archive as it is in the public domain. I swear someone somewhere didn't do the correct translation for this movie. It's cheesy, it's the over the top and you can't stop laughing at this flick! Read review for BPoH.

Porfolio inspiration

Vandelay Design has a great list of portfolio sites, showing how folks are arranging their 'I did this!' pages. I am going through a few such links since I should be finishing up my own portfolio site ... any day now. By the way, that Adam Amaral site is awesome!

What you need to know about Contracts

Thank you, Smashing Magazine. They had this fantastic article about Freelance Contracts and it is a must-read. Some stuff I already know but I learnt that the hard way, after dealing with exceptionally pushy clients. Now I am older and wiser but if only someone had told me some of that stuff early on ... Go on, check it out.

Vash the Stampedo

Ooooooh! The good folks doing a movie adaptation of Trigun has finally set a date. It's supposed to come out in 2010. Woot! Check out ANN for full details and other great links to that movie.