I love screencasts and they seem to be picking up steam. This a great screencast on how to make a wordpress plugin.
John Gruber thinks Google Analytics will kill Mint like Google Calendar killed Kiko.
Mat Weddle of Obadiah Parker does an amazing cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya”.
Will Ferrell seems to have realised that his string of successful movies are about to pigeon hole him
Will Ferrell seems to have realised that his string of successful movies are about to pigeon hole him. Stranger then Fiction look like it might fix that with some good writing and a captivating plot. This movie looks good with or without star power and since Will is in it there seems to be enough money in this movie to bring a lot of other stars on board.
Sword of Truth Miniseries
Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series will be turned in a miniseries. Each book will be it’s own miniseries which if closely follows the books will never end.
The 10 book series (the last books has yet to come out) has been a large focus on my reading over the past couple of years. What started out as a strong series quickly degraded in to repetitive generic fantasy with way too much political commentary about freewill instead of plot.
If I wasn’t already 9 books in I would not bother with the last book. I think around 6 or 7 is when I started to feel disappointed and looking back to book 4 you can see the problems start. The main story arch is the only things that keeps me coming back. If you removed all the cruff you could cram all 10 books in to about 6.
Hopefully if the miniseries is done well it will trim down the books in to what was originally so great about them.