Friday, April 24, 2009

Shirt.Woot is Awesome.

Shirt.Woot sells wonderful, clever t-shirts for just $10. Different shirt every day - but you can ofetn go back and order older ones for $15.
I finally bought something from them ( after lurking around a while. It was this:

I love that colour!

Anyway, my shirt arrived and it was the wrong size. I looked back at what my receipt said and either I put in the wrong size to begin with or some snafu happened when I clicked "order" because the size was incorrect.
I emailed Woot to ask if there was anything that could be done. I sent the email Friday afternoon and it got answered Monday. (they don't work on the weekends which was perfectly fine with me. It's a t-shirt, not insulin)
They asked what size I wanted and promptly sent me a new shirt in the correct size.
I asked how they wanted the original shirt returned and they said to keep it! Normally (even if it costs them money to restock or something) companies won't do that kind of thing just on principle.
Their customer service was wonderful and they were extremely friendly and personable in their emails to me.

How can you beat a beautiful $10 t-shirt (no shipping, no tax) and great customer service? They rule!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My 10 Seconds.

Steve Agee promised to read the names of all of his Twitter followers if he hit the 5k mark before a certain date. He did. He read about 7,800 names total over 6 hours. This is my 10 seconds of fame!

So beautiful.

Super slo-mo with a gorgeous camera.

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Puppy Hat Series # 1-3

What would Jesus not do?

This is almost TOO good, awesome. :D
Until it's all put together like this you don't realize just HOW FUCKING SILLY it all is, even if you think it's silly in the first place.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Letter to Fox.

(EDIT: It MAY not be being cancelled after all! YAY!)

There is a petition to save Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Some choice quotes and VERY good points:

"This is one of the best sci-fi shows on TV. Now that Battlestar Galactica is done, it will attract new viewers."

"Please renew Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles.

It is a great science fiction show, of which there are far too little of on television right now.

Take advantage of keeping the 'smart crowd' (IE: the science fiction watchers) pleased, they are the ones with the money to spend on products advertised by your sponsors. Intelligent Sci-Fi is efficient business. Just because American idol had 5 times the people watching does not mean 5 times the spenders.

Stop canceling the good sci-fi!"

"This show has higher ratings than most of your FX programs. Don't let the Terminator fans down when you're so close to potentially expanding the fanbase with the upcoming movie."

"Fox cannot live on "The Simpsons" alone.... TSCC is a great show and can only continue to grow in popularity once the new Terminator movie comes out. Please reconsider! Thank you!"

"It is an intelligent show with a lot of potential if marketed correctly. The BSG viewers (and there are MANY) are looking for a new show. Many are unaware of T:SCC. Find a way to market to them and you have a hot commodity."

Moving the show to another night when TEENAGERS are home (you are really missing out, having this show on Friday nights. You don't need the few sci-fi geeks that are geeky enough to be home on a Friday night - me, for example :P - you need the hordes of kids that grew up with computers, the ones that GET this stuff like it's second nature to them. Sci-fi is fast becoming a mainstream genre. It is no longer "dorky" to love it.) will guarantee you more viewers and with the movie coming out it's a slam dunk!

Please don't cancel T:TSSC. Not only for the sake of your wallets but for the sake of good television. Think of the human race! There need to be more shows that deal with deep issues of love, redemption, terror, fear of the "other", loyalty, heroism, war and family bonds. This show has moved me with it's ability to see to the heart of humanity.
What kind of society would we be if we always appealed to the lowest common denominator?

Thank you for your consideration, Fox.

Nikki Smith

Saturday, April 4, 2009