Wednesday 23 February 2005

Cafepress?

I've been thinking about cafepress, 99dogs and the other (potentially) existing such services on the net.

I've setup a Zombies? Online Shop at cafe press. We'll see how I'd go about promoting it.

Lemme know what you think! (either through comments or purchases ;) )

Tuesday 8 February 2005

Zombie Movie Review...

You might've missed it, since it was stealthier than a ninja on a pillow. We've had our very first movie review. Check it out. Let us know what you think!

Wednesday 2 February 2005

Zombie Infection Simulation

Zombie Infection Simulation is hours of fun, I tell you. Hours. Packages of 3600 seconds.

Okay, so, now that you're back from hours of giggling madly as every dot onscreen turning green, proving - once again - that zombies are an instoppable force of the universe, let's talk about Syndication.

See the right column of the page? There's a syndication "section" with a big orange button labeled "XML". If you click it (not now, or you'll go away), you'll see instructions on how tu use the Zombies? RSS feed.

If you have an RSS reader, it means you can get your reader to checkup on Zombies? and tell you when there's something new on Zombies?

What's an RSS reader? Glad I asked! It's a software (or sometimes, a Web service) that works pretty much like a mail reader. But it checks RSS feeds instead of email.

When you click on the "XML" button from Zombies?, you'll see a few recommended readers. I haven't tried these yet. They're still recommended by feedburner.

I've used RSS Reader, which is okay. And I'm currently using Bloglines, which is Web based and nice (it also has a little tool that sits on your toolbar and warns you when there's something new). None of them are perfect, so I'll most likely check out whatever feedburner suggests.

If you're curious as to what RSS feeds I'm subscribing to, you can see them on my bloglines blogroll.

Tuesday 1 February 2005

Kung Fu Hustle

Who, in their right mind, would like to miss this movie? Not me, for sure! And if it's not just my mind playing tricks on me, I think I saw a zombie in there! Yess! This movie seems like an unavoidable one! Hooray for March!

On another, quite unrelated spin, I've been having this problem to solve lately: what is a zombie? Or, what is it that makes a zombie... a zombie?

I've spoken with Marianne, a good friend of mind, about this and we have yet to reach a complete conclusion. Are zombies simply dead walking from their graves? Would a vampire count as a zombie?

I need to build some kind of rules that define what a zombie is, if I'm to link and evaluate zombie-related things.

So, what I have for now is:

  • They are animated corpses but they need to have a good percentage of flesh on them. We're not talking about animated skeletons here. They can't be 100% preserved either.
  • They're contagious, somehow (usually through their bite)

And I have quite a few questions...

  • Are mummies a kind of zombie? I'd say yes.
  • Are vampires a kind of zombie? I'd say no.
  • Is Jason (from Friday the 13th) a zombie? I'd say yes.
  • Are all zombies brainless? I'd say no.
  • Is the sole objective of a zombie to eat brains? I'd say no.

I'd like my zombie definition to be able to consider a good number of interpretations of zombies. The talking zombies of Dead Alive, fast zombies, slow zombies, etc.

So, send your comments and let me know what you think makes a zombie... a zombie. I need that data.