This Week In Review: From Another Site Re-Deisgn to ATHF

It has happened countless times before, but I’ve had the intention to be an active daily blog poster this week, since everything else around me decided to stay put and do/be nothing.

Some personal highlights:

  • I won’t be going to the US for company-sponsored training any time soon. Details end here.
  • Site re-design AGAIN. I’ve always liked what the 3 column layout does to efficiently order content, and ads. I just wish I had the time and pratical know-how to optimize this. Alex King’s site was the ultimate convincing factor.

In photography:

In music:

In cinema:

In tech, and the internets:

Paramita’s Tala Video Released

Hat-tip to Karla for this bit of news: Paramita’s Tala video is now enjoying airplay over that videoke-slash-music-video-channel; its available online via the director’s Multiply site. Further convince yourself with this fetching video still. Great to know this, since Tala is hands-down the best song from the band’s album.

Paprika: This is your brain on anime.

Just saw Tokyo Godfathers’ (haven’t seen this, but I’m encouraged now) creator Satoshi Kon’s visually stunning Paprika (Quicktime trailer; Japanese Flash trailer): 29 year old Dr. Atsuko Chiba is an attractive but modest Japanese research psychotherapist whose work is on the cutting edge of her field. Her alter-ego is a stunning and fearless 18 year old “dream detective,” code named PAPRIKA, who can enter into people’s dreams and synchronize with their unconscious to help uncover the source of their anxiety or neurosis. Must, must, must-see.