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Interview: Brian Fargo on Hunted: The Demon's Forge (Joystiq)

May 11th 2010 9:13PM There IS local co-op, it just isn't splitscreen.

JBO: Joystiq Box Office, November 23 - November 27 (Joystiq)

Nov 27th 2009 10:16PM It's the director talking in front of two canted screens: one showing the movie, the other showing details, effects, etc. Pretty cool stuff

Spot the SPOD: Mac OS X rainbow cursor shows up in Pixar's "Up" (

May 31st 2009 12:57PM Michael,

Your Google link returns 135,000 hits. Searching "Spinning Mac Beach Ball of Death" returns 1,330,000.

Also, the Wiki link you pasted clearly includes: "the beach ball of hell"[3], "spinning beach ball of death",[4] "Spinning beach ball of impending doom" as other names for the spinning wait cursor. Even the history in that piece shows that it originally came from a Hypercard animated beach ball cursor.

I think it's safe to say that "Beach Ball" is much more commonly used than "Pizza" when referring to it. Especially because if that's meant to be pizza, then I have to wonder what the hell flavor it is.

Spot the SPOD: Mac OS X rainbow cursor shows up in Pixar's "Up" (

May 31st 2009 11:45AM I've only ever heard this called the Mac Beachball.

Top five iPhone gripes (

Jul 13th 2008 10:51AM Clearly his list has sparked a lot of responses, and is relevant to people who kept their first gen iPhones instead of deciding to upgrade. You even cared enough to comment. Nice.

And so it begins... (

Jul 10th 2008 12:40AM I was able to dload iTuned 7.7, but it doesn't offer the App Store yet. It says "The iTunes Application Store is not available. Please try again later."

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore (AOL TV)

Dec 4th 2007 2:35AM Extremely nice Colossal Cave Adventure reference, sir.

Smallville: Wrath (AOL TV)

Nov 9th 2007 3:53PM Which is actually also a nod to Larry Niven's classic essay, "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex"

Weeds: Risk (AOL TV)

Nov 7th 2007 12:31AM Whoops, for some reason I thought he got shot in a drive-by. Maybe it was wishful thinking! Fixed it, and thanks for noticing.