X Files 2 Trailer from WonderCon 2008!

Most X philes would be knowing that David, Gillian, Chris, and Frank visited WonderCon and spoke about the movie a lot! Some internet rumors about the plot of the movie were also kinda discussed! Many videos from their visit are still available in youtube! I will embed them here anyway by tomorrow! They also showed a trailer and it featured Billy Connolly prominently! He seems to be walking in snow with a large group of FBI agents, along with Scully and Mulder! He can be heard sayin, “It is is here”! One thing that is clear is that this one is gonna be a stand alone type monster movie, so it was interesting! But there is nothin more anyone can learn from the trailer! Someone recorded the trailer over at WonderCon and the uploads started showin up on youtube, but most are dead by now as the tube has taken down most of ’em! I have anyway posted the video over at dailymotion and embedding the same for your viewing pleasure! Will post in detail about my views later! For the time being, enjoy the trailer!

WTF?

It’e been a while since I had posted stuff related to WTF! Here’s something interesting I found on the internets! It’s of an IT consulting company here in Germany which goes by the name Web Task Force! But still WTF? Come on! The best part though is the email address! info@wtf.de! Priceless!
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There’s a kid in all of us!

Some visitors to this blog might have noticed about my love for action figures! I love collecting SciFi action figures and Japanime stuff! I am posting a pic to give an idea about my collection! This is just a small part! Will post more pictures later! Sorry about the picture quality though! My camers is kinda screwed up! Will have to get a new one in a couple of months! But I think it will eb easy to see some of the toys, like Ghost in the Shell collections, Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars, LEGO Bionicle, to name a few! click on the thumbnail for a better resolution!

Internet Radio – SomaFM

I am sure cubicle junkies are completely hooked to internet radio all the time! Well, that’s the only relaxation that we folks can afford right! I had mentioned Soma FM before, but let me explain it a little bit more here! My first experience with Soma FM was when I randomly played the channel on the amazing media player Banshee! I am a big fan of groove hits and so I found the collection at Soma FM astounding! Exactly the kind of music one would wanna hear when he or she is coding feverishly early into the morning with some special effect lights on display. Soma FM has more music channels of course, like heavy trance, futuristic beats, minimalist themes, indie rock, soundtracks, and even country! Not bad for a group of folks who beam it from a basement in California. Oh, did i mention that it is commercial free? But if you folks find the playlists good, I would suggest to help them out by donating a small amount and buy their T shirts as a show of support! I got mine a few days back and am proud to have helped one of my favorite radio broadcasts!

Just go over to Soma FM website and choose the playlist of ur liking! Additionally if you prefer, you can also download the entire stream and encode the same to mp3 format and listen to it anywhere you go! I don’t know how that works out in Windows, but here is how you do it in Linux!

Step 1:

Download the playlist of your choice, say for instance you choose groovesalad, then the saved file on ur local disk will be groovesalad.pls. Open a terminal and then change the file type to .txt.

mv groovesalad.pls groovesalad.txt

Step 2:

Install the awesome MPlayer and u can play the file from the terminal! The command is as follows:

mplayer -playlist groovesald.txt

Step 3:

Downloading the entire stream silently

Again you can do it with MPlayer. Here is the command:

mplayer -playlist groovesalad.txt -ao pcm:file=mystream.wav -vc dummy -vo null

You can use any file name you want, not mystream.wav necessarily! If you observe the file mystream.wav, it will constantly get updated runtime! You can use it as long as you want, that of course is dependent on your disk size. If you wanna stop the download, use the break key CTRL+C to stop the process in the terminal.

Step 4:

Install lame mp3 encoder and execute this command:

lame mytream.wav filename.mp3

There you have it! The entire stream you can carry on your ipod and listen mobile! The aforementioned method works for any playlist based internet radio! Most streams from shoutcast can also be recorded this way! I have simply broken down the steps accordingly, but you can also write a small shell script that is nothin more than a combination of the commands to execute the same in a single step. It’s pretty easy to do that!

X Files Done One – Progress!

As u folks would know the second X files movie is currently filming and is coming out this June! Chris Carter had mentioned earlier that this movie will have nothin to do with the mythology series in the show and instead will be some kinda stand alone type monster movie! But the plot of the film is under wraps and no one knows anythin more than the fact that the running title for the movie is Done One! A few days ago some pictures surfaced on the internets showing Mulder and Scully from the new film! I am posting the pictures rite here and hope I am not gonna get a request to take the pics down! So here they are! Click on the thumbnails for high resolution pictures.

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The Crystal Skull

Continuing my rant about Indiana Jones for a bit, if you excuse me! I found a couple of pictures from movieweb and theactionfigureinsider some days back that might give some clues about the movie itself! They remind me of the Alien-Human hybrid model that has been so popular thanx to some so called alien abduction experts! I am posting the pictures here anyway! Enjoy!
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Trailer

The official teaser trailer for the latest Indiana Jones movie is out recently and it kicks ass! I uploaded the video over at dailymotion and embedding the same for your viewing pleasure! For all the Prof. Jones’ fan boys out there, lets rock and roll! Watch out for a glimpse of what’s in store for us as far as Cate Blanchett‘s character is concerned! She is one of my favorite actresses, and she looks damn awesome in this trailer!

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before!

Am a huge fan of Star Trek, and it’s pretty obvious I guess, given the general theme of this blog! Anyway I found an amazing Map of the Star Trek universe over at geekstir, and I thought I should promptly post the picture rite here! Geekstir is one awesome site you folks oughtta check out! Anyway here’s the map! It’s a big file. So be patient!

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Click on the picture for a glorious view!