Oct 032007
 

It took a while but you can now get Stardock’s WindowsBlinds for Vista. Microsoft generally doesn’t make available the option to skin Windows other than using the themes that come in the box (tired of Luna anyone?), and Stardock has always been there to help us scratch that itch of ours to be just a little bit different.

It’s eye candy for sure, but it is also more functional than the in-box theme controls. Create your own skins if you want, add additional buttons and even media player controls.

Check out these screens:

Windows Blinds 6_1

Windows Blinds 6_2

Windows Blinds 6_3

 

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 Posted by at 8:22 am
Oct 032007
 

Spiderman

Tony Award winning director Julie Taymor provides an update to LA.com on her latest baby: Spider-Man The Musical. She’s been collaborating with U2’s Bono and The Edge for a while now to cast and develop the score and lyrics.

“We want to open in New York, and there aren’t enough Broadway houses,” says Taymor, adding that Bono and The Edge have finished the book and lyrics for the project. “It’s really tricky because ours is a big musical that’s really unusual. It will have some fabulous things in it because it’s got a very strong book.” She says, “I’m very proud of the songs that Bono and Edge wrote. It’s a real rock-and-roll musical, so we’re not worried about that aspect.

It appears Marvel Entertainment is sharing producing credits on this, not surprising since MVL is generating a lot of its revenue from licensing deals at least the last 7+ years. I believe this is the first time though that a MVL character has made it to Broadway so Stan Lee can add another feather to his cap. :)

If you’re interested in this oddity, here’s Playbill news on the Spidey casting calls in April 2007.

[via Superhero Hype]

 Posted by at 6:00 am
Oct 022007
 

Windows Live

Looks like MS just added another online shop to its Live arsenal.

Jellyfish is a comparative shopping web site that shares revenue with their customers. When you boil it down it’s a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online and they’re supposedly able to bring you lower prices through this model of theirs.

Jellyfish’s version of pay per action, which it calls “Value Per Action (VPA),” splits the advertiser’s fee with the customer, in effect compensating that person for his or her attention

To give a visual representation of how this works to lower prices, they have a pic:

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I’m not holding my breath.

 Posted by at 9:26 pm
Oct 022007
 

National Treasure 2

In this follow up to the box office hit National Treasure, treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) once again sets out on an exhilarating, action-lacked new global quest to unearth hidden history and treasures.

This is everything that the Da Vinci Code wanted to be but failed to deliver. Due out on 12/21/07.

Official Site with gallery, downloads, clips.

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 Posted by at 6:42 am