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Friday. Be there.

Posted in Rants and Raves with tags , on July 15, 2009 by Just Zach

It all goes down then.  2.0 launch.  Finally and for real.  I just got called onto my shift a few hours early, so Dan will have to give you the details on the new site… but trust me, it’s cool.

Be on the lookout too, for another written post.  I’m going to announce the details on our first major contest.  What’s at stake to win?  A guest spot in one of our episodes!  And not these ones we shoot on the webcam, no… the high quality stuff.  Yeah.  And pie, as well.  There’s also pie to be had.  But I’ve probably said too much.

So tell your friends.  Tell them to tell thier friends.  Be here on Friday.  You shant be disappointed.

Code Gorillas

Posted in Random with tags , on July 13, 2009 by Danny Methane

It’s been a helluva long time since I’ve coded anything. At all.

I took a course in 10th grade which taught me how to code in java, and I’ve long since forgotten most of it. That all changed this weekend when Zach hit me with this idea he has for out new layout. Continue reading

Episode 10: Rage of the Nerds

Posted in Rants and Raves with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Just Zach

The boys put the NO-L4D2 group on blast. For six minutes.

No video this week! But you love us anyways!

Posted in Creative Endeavors, Housekeeping, Random with tags on July 3, 2009 by Just Zach

I blame Dan.  (What else is new?)

If it weren’t for him working every day I don’t, we could have a video up for you.  But that’s neither here nor there, really.  He’s my cohost, and I’ll stand by his work right up until I can replace him.  Until then, though, I’ve got a teaser for you.

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That’s all you get for the moment.  2.0 goes live in a few weeks.  I just know you’ll enjoy it.

The Pirate Bay… goes legit?

Posted in Actual News, Reviews & Previews with tags , on July 1, 2009 by Just Zach

Forget the recent smattering of celebrity deaths… (God rest ye, Billy Mays) … I read some news today that has completely thrown me for a loop.

Global Gaming Factory X AB, a “new media channel to reach visitors of Internet cafes and gaming venues” has shelled out 7.8 million dollars US to aquire the infamous torrent site as early as next month.  This comes on the heels of the announcement of The Video Bay, the original Pirate Bay crew’s take on YouTube, but without the necessity to be beholden to corporate interests.

We’re facing something unprecedented here, I think.  The single most popular site online for pirate content may very well be coming clean.  Is the end of torrent piracy?  PSH.  Hell no.  Someone will just step in to fill the black market shoes this ‘new’ Pirate Bay will be leaving behind.  Another site will step in to regain the lost popularity… and because these guys seem to be intent on turning this operation legal, I can guaran-damn-tee the popularity will be out there for grabs.

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What is this “MySpace” you keep mentioning?

Posted in Actual News, Geek-Out with tags , , on June 24, 2009 by Just Zach

MySpace?  Psh.  Wow.  That’s so 2005.

I hardly use it anymore.  Anyone who checks the Just Action News promo MySpace profile could attest to that.  But it’s not just me, it’s the nation at large.  Look.

That folks, is the writing on the wall.  It’s Facebook’s market to loose now.

MySpace just cut 1/3 of it’s staff to better compete in a suddenly very hostile enviroment.  This in and of itself might not sound like much, what with businesses announcing “corporate contractions” and “downsizings” and “strategic repositionings” (and the unemployment rate teasing double-digits for the first time in years)… but remember, this is MySpace.  MYSPACE.  They were the long and short of Web 2.0 not but a few scant years ago.  Social networking used to be synonymous with Tom Anderson and his little patch of internet.  But now…

I mean, just look… MySpace has been flat for the entire year.  Facebook is now the nation’s most popular social networking site.  And Twitter… is actually making real world impact.  The Twitter folks actually delayed server repairs for Iranian election demonstrators organizing through Twitter.  The jet plane that landed in the Hudson River was first found through Twitter.  Twitter sucks the air out of a room.  It’s got problems of it’s own, you know, what with a very terrible retention rate, but it’s growing at least.  More than I can say for MySpace.  It’s one thing to have the most subscribers or to generate the most ad revenue, but it’s something else entirely to affect lives or influence the governments of nations across the globe.  It’s just one of those funny side-effects of being a wired world.

It’s not just yet an also-ran like Xanga, Bebo, MyYearbook or the others… but unless they do something, MySpace won’t ever be the mover and shaker it was.

Episode 8 – Mailbag

Posted in Geek-Out, Random with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by Just Zach

We dust off all those old email addresses we don’t use anymore and answer some questions from viewers.

Yes, real viewers.  Not us.  Actual people.  We didn’t write these this time.

Link in the sidebar.