If Ray Dennis Steckler is remembered for nothing else, he should be remembered for RAT PFINK AND BOO BOO, a film that is the very definition of cult classic. In an interview on the DVD, Steckler admits he was influenced by the original 'Batman' serial, and always wanted make a movie of the Dynamic Duo. So RAT PFINK became Ray’s chance to make his childhood dream come true. It has all those great ‘Steckler’ moments - long chase scenes (from the initial mugging of the woman to a zany chase on the Rat-cycle), funky musical montages (with a great ‘60’s rock sound by Ron Haydock, a.k.a. Vin Saxon, a.k.a. Lonnie Lord), and absolute bizarreness - wait until you meet Kogar, the swingin’ ape! Acting is by the ‘regulars’ - Steckler’s kin and associates - but all do fine jobs in RAT PFINK’S wacky escapades. The music, and I would be remiss not to note the excellent theme song - is an outstanding blend of sixties surf rock and be-bop jazz.
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]
Isn’t it about time to stretch what your Mac can do? I mean, you’ve got plenty of great programs now…but don’t you think you could use some new tools to get your creative, analytical and organizational juices really flowing? It’s spring, so we cleaned up a whole bunch of super-cool apps lying around and packaged […]
In the world of app development, there’s no greater arena to find success than with Android users. About 80% of the smartphones in use today worldwide operate on the Android operating system, so if you build a great app that Android users love, you’re an international rock star. You’ll be able to make sure your […]