Problems with a script
When you are writing movie script, there are numerous problems you can encounter. Here are some :
The story begins too late in the script
The scenes are void of meaningful conflict
The script has a by-the-numbers execution
The story is too thin
The villains are cartoonish, evil-for-the-sake-of-evil
The character logic is muddy
The female part is underwritten
The narrative falls into a repetitive pattern
The conflict is inconsequential, flash-in-the-pan
The protagonist is a standard issue hero
The script favors style over substance
The ending is completely anti-climactic
The characters are all stereotypes
The script suffers from arbitrary complexity
The script goes off the rails in the third act
The script's questions are left unanswered
The story is a string of unrelated vignettes
The plot unravels through convenience/contrivance
The script is tonally confused
The protagonist is not as strong as [he or she needs to] be
Countdown to 2014.
Countdown: Chrismas Eve
Recently I bought new guitar. I try to listen music whenever I have time to do so.
Back to the past when I did music almost every day for consideable time.
Try to unearth some new music and artist.
So, here's what I've been listening lately:
Pushin' Against a Stone
Mazedonian Ethnic Music
Exploring music with knowledge:
Practice, ask, desire, get it from yourself, walk around it, experiment, teach, read, write, listen, observe, put in order, define, combine, reason.
Web / Internet Kustos aka Web Curator
Experiment goes with introspection
Introspection is not enough
Experimental phase is important. We do experiments to test our hypothesis.
We need to work hard and have fun with our pilot program or beta phase.
a.) to test our assumtions, whether they are valid or not
b.) to see the effects, results and statistics
c.) to mark advantages and disadvatages
d.) to do split testing, see which assumtions are better
e.) to observe all related information, get explanation and reach conclusions
f.) to rank ideas according to success criteria.
If we fail, we must fail fast. If we're right, we must put our resources behind right idea and multiply.
Simple formula: observation --> explanation --> conclusion.
First, we do introspection in the form of white paper or short review / report and then move to experimentation.
The last step is presentation of the findings and reaching of consensus.
Go or no-go.
( note: this should be our corporate memo )
Web Design Trends In 2013.
Web design evolution
Anno Domini 2013 - must-have
* responsive design - desktops, smartphones, tablets
* social logins - FB, TW and LKNDIN
* white hat SEO status quo - great content and shareable
* bigger everything - pics, calls to actions, phrases, fonts
* simpler design - simple layout, white spaces
* video on homepage - visual content
* mega menus - really
Social Media Cheat Sheet 2013.
Send To TV
The AirPlay-style "send to TV" function that Android YouTube users got in November is now coming to iOS. In an update pushed out today, Google updated YouTube for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, allowing users to automatically pair with Google TVs by tapping an on-screen button.
Corporate memo for Yahoo pajamas workers. Far from the eyes, far from the heart.
All Yahoo employees will have to work side-by-side in the corporate office and forget about telecommuting. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, introduced this new policy that, as she hopes, will bring better productivity.
Memo's full text:
Over the past few months, we have introduced a number of great benefits and tools to make us more productive, efficient and fun. With the introduction of initiatives like FYI, Goals and PB&J, we want everyone to participate in our culture and contribute to the positive momentum. From Sunnyvale to Santa Monica, Bangalore to Beijing — I think we can all feel the energy and buzz in our offices.
To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.
Beginning in June, we’re asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices. If this impacts you, your management has already been in touch with next steps. And, for the rest of us who occasionally have to stay home for the cable guy, please use your best judgment in the spirit of collaboration. Being a Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it is about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices.
Thanks to all of you, we’ve already made remarkable progress as a company — and the best is yet to come.
The Chromebook Pixel
Google Inc., a media, internet, software and advertising company, does hardware. The Chromebook Pixel is the newest high-end notebook from Google dedicated to power users and early adopters who embraced cloud philosophy.
The Samsung Chromebook has been #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list for laptops every day since it launched 125 days ago in the U.S.
But who actually needs Chromebook ? Those who need to be constantly online and who are on the go - We can call them '' The power cloud users ''
If the entire world was your coffeeshop, if you were a fully empowered road warrior, where would you work?
- the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today,
- touch makes it simple and intuitive to do things like organize tabs, swipe through apps and edit photos with the tip of your finger,
- 720p webcam for clear video,
- the backlit keyboard,
- Intel® Core™ i5 Processor and a solid state Flash memory architecture,
- 4G LTE network,
- one terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage,
- built-in virus protection,
- Google products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and Google+ Hangouts are integrated,
- The WiFi version ($1,299 U.S. and £1,049 U.K.), the LTE version ($1,449),
- giant glass trackpad,
Computerworld : a beautifully designed laptop with a gorgeous, state-of-the-art touchscreen display and a generous amount of cloud storage
PC Magazine: It looks fantastic, and purchasing a Pixel may be an investment in the future, as Google adds more functionality.
All Things D: The Chromebook doesn’t have some of the power and graphics capabilities of the MacBook, and only runs Web-based apps, which aren’t as robust as native desktop apps. Factor in the high price, and it might be a tough sell.
Show me ! Don't tell.
The capitalism is teaching us that for any business startup you need to create business plan.
Although it helps to inform your investors about your business intentions and help you clear the path and your business journey, sometimes it makes more damage that good.
The business plan is too often static document. We need more dynamic document that documents various hypothesis and alternatives under the stress test of market forces and real customers.
We do this with a help of these tools: 1. ) Business Model Canvas Tool, 2.) Customer developement methodology, 3.) Lean start-up methodology.
Give 2 Take
First and foremost, give, be helpful to others and don't do this because you expect something in return.
Just give !
The Harlem Shake Now In Croatia
"this harlem shake stuff is blowing my mind."
I wondered if "The Harlem Shake" was still in full effect on the Internet after posting about it last week? The answer: Yup, still going strong. Don't believe me? Croatia is crazy about this meme.
As of Feb. 11, there have been over 12,000 “Harlem Shake” videos, and they’ve been watched more than 44 million times. Now, YouTube says, over 4,000 of these crazy dance videos are being uploaded per day. Those videos — more than 4,000 of which are posted each day — have been watched upward of 44 million times.
Back in the '80s, the body-quaking move was invented at a Harlem basketball game. From there, it went on to become a hip-hop dance move involving shimmies (shoulder shakes), tics (robotic starts and stops) and pops (leg spasms).
InDemand Employers 2012 / 2013
IBM's Watson Fights Cancer
Mr. Digital Doctor Colleague
IBM introduced the first three applications of its Watson software. It will help healthcare industry to better treat cancer.
What this app really does, is that it helps doctors make informed decisions about cancer treatment options. In simple terms, it's like the combination of Google search and Apple Siri only that it is special dedicated to pull medicine data from journals, latest lab trials or physician's notes.
Watson is learning on top of new data so they call it cognitive computing.
IBM's ready to push Watson computing platform to other data-intensive industries like banking, insurance and telecommunication.
They have choosen healthcare as the first industry for Watson application because , as Manoj Saxena said, the general manager of IBM Watson Solutions, ''it has the most meaning and impact on society ''.
According to english dictionary: The ability to make, manage, and keep huge amounts of money. An ability to make and manage large amounts of money.
Zec goes Google
Google Apps for Zec Inc.
Zec is deploying Google Apps for business. It will be easy switch since Zec Inc. is doing Google every day, mostly Gmail and Calendar.
The need for cheap, simple and effective web-based solution for writing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other office duties is fullfilled with Google Apps for business.
Let's do some music
Tired from writing, mostly tweeting. So, I'll just post videos for a while or some other stuff. Would behave just like this is Tumblr. Luckily, it isn't.
Let's make tweets and not blogs. Just joking :)
But prefer to write short. From now on.
Happy 10th of January 2013.
Wooza ;) Labels: greet.
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Jobs for bloggers
There are some...
Just a note to myself about jobs for bloggers.
When I started my blog in 2001., there were no available jobs for bloggers and no job description for such title.
Now, in 2012., I am aware of the few such jobs, so I'll just quote some descriptions, this one is for medical blog site copywriter:
We require content written for a clients new web site.
We estimate each piece of copy will be between 500-1000 words. The text will aim to give a detailed overview of the treatment, and answer common questions about the treatment giving the reader an indication of whether the treatment would be right for them.
All of the copy will have to have to follow strong brand guidelines, and an in depth medical knowledge of the treatments. This company are doctor led, so require a high degree of medical knowledge throughout the site copy.
If you think this sounds like something you would like to work on then could you answer the following questions. We will be starting the work almost immediately so if you fit the profile of someone we are looking for then you will be contacted with specific requirements and article titles.
• How much do you charge? (Cost per word)
• On average how quickly could you turn around a 500-1000 word article?
• Could you please provide examples of applicable relevant copy, and provide a brief description of experience relevant to this task?
• Do you have sufficient medical knowledge?
Following description is for blog writer by some media company:
We are looking for a flexible content writer to provide engaging, topical guest posts on a wide variety of subjects.
Most good blog owners will not accept generic posts that don't add value to their blog, so we're looking for someone who can provide bulk orders of interesting content that will appeal to bloggers and would be appealing to their readers.
This type of blogging tends to require a small amount of research to produce posts along the lines of '5 ways to reduce your energy bills today' or 'the funniest socks ever made' - the titles will be for you to write, but we will provide keywords for SEO purposes.
Pinterest got me in
Blogging anniversary - 10 years of persistance at Zec Online Journal
You can't blog me away
Time to celebrate a bit. It's more than 10 years of my blogging with Blogger.com and Blogspot.com.
The first blog post is dated January 19th 2002. It was very revealing for me, I still remember those days.
It was real epiphany. Writing on the Web without any technical knowledge for HTML or web design. After setting up my blog, It took me only few moments to publish my first post. At first, I wrote in croatian, later on from around mid 2005 , I started to write posts in english.
I fell in love with blogging and ''everything blog''.
Throught the years, I wrote blogs with TypePad, Moveable Type , Blog.hr and many other blog tools. I become an expert for this. Later on, consultant for blogging.
The crucial moment for me was in the summer of 2003. when I got mail from Dario Markus, a young and talented IT journalist at the time, who had similar dreams to mine.
He wanted to start blogging service in Croatia. At the time, blogging was almost unknown in southeastern Europe ( even in Western Europe ).
So we did it. Blog.hr went public in 2004. and it was extremelly popular blogging service which eventually became one of the most visited websites in Croatia. Later, the blogging service was sold to an american company.
I feel proud for my persistance and endurance on this Blogger-based blog which I write to these days.
It was a great year. I don't count assholes on the road.
+ 10 340 points of experience. + 120 000 karma points. Health just fine. Got my mojo started in every corner of my zen interest. $$$$
Just great year, the best so far. And this year will be even better.
To say few things:
- done 21 live performances of folk music
- played guitar session with Slasgh
- had vodka with Ronnie Wood
- wrote 12 screenplays
- founded NLP cooperative
- worked as a waiter for many nights
- got my own apartment
- 3 days of full time nudism with great people
- brokered business for Qatar hedge fund
- consulted some of the top emerging entreprenurs in internet matters
- got published my short novel
- invested in social media PR agency with monthly growth of 130 %
- grow spiritualy, found my zen
- went to classes for connosieur
- organised 4 Web events
- wrote curriculum NLP for courtisans
- co-founded lounge music radio
- cooperated with UC University on Kansius machine
- meet some realy good people
And helluva more.
Kick the champagne ;)