Rocketboom 2.0 with Joanne Colan

Stowe Boyd, sums up exactly what I think of Rocketboom 2.0 Daily With Joanne Colan.

Well, they were able to get off a credible start to Rocketboom 2.0, with Joanne Colan as the Anchor 2.0. She's doing a good job, but its not the same show for me.

Note that she refers to herself as the interim anchor, after ducking all the tomatoes.

Although seeing the bit with Baron seemingly driven mad was pretty funny.

Rocketboom was one of the few video shows that I actually turned to frequently, and it had grown on me. Just like I don't think the Daily Show would be the same without Jon Stewart, I feel the same about Amanda and Rocketboom 1.0.

Tiki bar friday?

I would also add one more thing. What the heck was this weeks casual Friday videocast about? I also didn't catch the whole Amber Mac meme being the next Rocketboom host. That would have been weird but you know what could have actually worked. Amber certainly has her style and its very different from Amanda.

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The new Odeon website

Odeon logo

Something I've been meaning to blog for ages. Finally Odeon the big UK cinema chain has sorted out its terriable website. See its been under a lot of pressure because it was built in like 97 when no one took seriously the issue of accessibility. It had this weird dhtml menu system which only worked on IE and not even Firefox. Someone did make them an accessible version but then Odeon sent in the lawyers and got him to shut it down. Later that year, they opened up an accessable section which didn't work once you wanted to order a ticket. So as they relaunched they have made it so you can actually book without some crazy javascript. However there is one complaint that I do have. The default option is Flash for booking tickets, this really needs changing to something like ajax.

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Street installations

This artist has created fake people and animals, placing them all over Washington DC and New York

I think of it as one step beyond the graffiti of the streets. Mark Jenkins has set a range of installations on the streets of Washington DC and New York. The installations are odd to say the least, but you can imagine what kind of react they get from passer-by. But don't worry, you don't need to imagine it, there's tons of videos with reactions on his Notes from the Underground site. Oh by the way, this was nicely found via

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