The Sweet Setup

Here’s how I see it — my MacBook Pro and iPhone are computers I use out of necessity. My laptop is for more powerful and specific tasks while my iPhone is for just about everything while I’m out and about. My iPad is the computer I want to use.

Last week, I wrote a piece about how I work and the tools I use for The Sweet Setup. I've been reading the site since it started and it was humbling to be a part of their interview series.  

Read it here. They post new interviews just like mine every Monday. 

Garrulous

A few months ago, somebody joked on Twitter that my friend Kyle Seth Gray and I should do a podcast. Because we don't know what jokes or sarcasm are, we decided to actually do it. 

The 5th episode of Garrulous just went up today. Kyle and I tend to spend the show talking about the Internet, movies, and the things that mean a lot to us. We draw a lot from our childhoods, too - we're certainly the youngest podcasters I know of, and possibly the youngest on the Internet (Dan Benjamin's son and Lex Friedman's son notwithstanding). We like to think it adds something unique to our show.

All that said, it's really just two kids getting on Skype once a week to make jokes and talk about the stuff that excites us. Give it a listen - I think you'll enjoy it. 

HBO Announces Over-The-Top Content Delivery

Variety reports:

“This will be transformative for our company,” Plepler said during his presentation at Time Warner’s Investor Day confab. Noting that there are now about 10 million households in the U.S. that are broadband-only, he declared: “It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO.”

In my experience, people resort to piracy despite the fact that they want to support their favorite creators. By removing these barriers, HBO and Netflix are neck and neck in terms of ubiquity, access, and stellar content.

Pricing details have not been announced yet and the service is due sometime next year.

 

 

The Hateful Eight - First Poster

Quentin Tarantino’s attitude and creative output is so random, panicked, and scatterbrained that we can never really know what to expect from him. 

After some controversy a few months back about a leaked script, Tarantino decided that he wouldn’t make The Hateful Eight, his planned follow-up to Django Unchained. It was reportedly another screenplay that channels his love of Spaghetti Westerns into your typical Tarantino formula.

Tarantino has since redacted this statement. He’s a loose cannon when it comes to his proclamations, so nobody can really know for sure what’s happening in the Tarantinoverse until things are publically released. Today, we finally have a bit of reassurance that the eighth movie in Tarantino’s cannon will actually get made.

Check out the bold and wonderfully minimalist poster for The Hateful Eight below. Personally, I don’t think anything beats this Django Unchained poster, even though I don’t believe the movie lived up to the hype.

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