The Outs | State of the Union

I know that I’ve been on the outs lately,  but I’ve been busy. With moving to a new place, working at a new place, hanging with friends, family and to be honest,.. I’ve been lazy about sharing online. Anyways,  I recently discovered this well done web-series called “The Outs“. The writing, production and the acting is so T!

Here is the first episode. Enjoy!

The Outs: State of the Union from The Outs on Vimeo.

Update:​ since we hit $20,000 on our Kickstarter campaign, we’ll be making a special seventh episode: The Outs Chanukah Special!

All six episodes of the show have been crowd-funded through two successful Kickstarter campaigns (here and here) – this means that regular humans saw the show and liked it enough to help us make more of it! If you’d like to contribute to the show but you missed our campaigns, no problem: click here! (And thanks!)

The Outs is written, produced, and edited in Brooklyn, NY.

The Outs relies as much as possible on local businesses and almost entirely on local artists: we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with excellent musicians Beauty Feast, Akudama, Strange Shapes, Ava Luna, Richard Vagnino, Spencerworld and Chris Rubeo – and the list is growing.

The Outs is always looking for talented folks to help make the show happen – e-mail watchtheouts@gmail.com if you’d like to join us on set, recommend a band, offer feedback, or talk about the future of the project.

Click here for information about our cast and crew.

For information on the music used in the show, check here.

The best way to keep up with the show is by following us on Facebook.


P.S. A special thank you to all who have continued to keep me in your thoughts and have been connecting with me over my online/podcast/blogging hiatus and procrastination (: Also, Thumbs up for Obama’s re-election :)

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My Firefox, My Foxy Style

I just updated my Firefox web browser to version 3.6. One new extension that I’m using is the Personas add-on. Firefox Personas is a new way to customize the look of your browser. It’s like placing a personalized skin on your Firefox without changing the theme (buttons and menus) that you already have installed.

Click out the VJnet inspired Amoeba Persona by gidgetorama.
Or copy and paste to wear it: http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/12806


To see how foxy my Firefox looks in Amoeba click HERE.

While in the Personas changing room I quickly tried on different Personas. I like and favorited the modern clean ones, a couple Mac/Apple Personas and the ones that appeared light with a splash of color. I’m not a fan of the dark Personas or the ones that make it too, hard to read your tabs and buttons. After changing outfit after outfit on my Firefox I found a Persona that caught my eye… It looked very familiar and reminded me of something I had made. In fact it was something I had made. The image used was from my “From Seat15” wallpaper design that I posted on my flickr. Needless to say, I was surprised and flattered. But it might of been nicer if gidgetorama, the person who designed the Amoeba Persona, gave me attribution for it according to the creative commons license or at least told me about it. Anyway, I guess it just means he or she really likes it.

“What’s the difference between a Firefox theme and Personas for Firefox?

Themes change the appearance of Firefox. A Persona is a special type of theme that changes the look of your browser without changing the navigation buttons, toolbars, and menus. Until now, to apply a theme you needed to install it and restart your browser, like with extensions and other add-ons.

Now, with Personas you can instantly preview a design and install it in one click without needing to restart. All original themes are still available through addons.mozilla.org. Click here to learn more about using Themes and Personas.”

Keep a look out for Firefox Personas by VJnet… Coming soon…

Get Personas: www.getpersonas.com
Get Firefox: www.mozilla.com/firefox

P.S. Speaking of cool add-ons for Firefox. Check out Cooliris by The Cooliris Team. It’s a super fast “3D wall” add-on to view photos and videos online and from your desktop.

Get Cooliris: www.cooliris.com

Gay Geeks Organize

I was googling “VJnetcast” and found out that the National Equality March video I produced is featured on GayGeeks.org. Check it out!

It looks like Gay Geeks is going to be a cool site. Haling to be “The place for gay geeks, queer nerds and intellectual bisexuals” who like talking about interesting things.

You can also follow GayGeeks.org on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/GayGeeksOrg

What is GayGeeks.org?

According to the site’s author(s):

“Gay Geeks is a forum for (duh) gay geeks of all types to hang out, chat, debate, rant, occasionally flirt shamelessly, and just generally chill. You don’t have to be a computer geek, and you don’t have to “prove” how geeky you are. It’s all about self-identification, peeps. Just be whatever.

We’re in a crazy alpha period right now, where I randomly add new features and break old ones all the time, while getting feedback from you guys. Luckily, new people turn up every day by just typing in the URL, assuming a site like this must exist.” ~ http://GayGeeks.org

Flock to Flickr

Flock is a whole new web browser. It comes with built-in Flickr uploading and lot of extra Flickr features built right in. (Runs on Windows, Mac OSX & Linux.) You can drag-and-drop photo comments in blogs and sites like MySpace. Keep track of Flickr and Photobucket buddies in the browser without having to go to the sites. It also looks like a cool tool for bloggers… On a site that you want to blog about. Just use the “snippet feature” Highlight text and images and drag it into the snippit section and you can compose a post and publish it right from flock to your blog.


My favorite feature is that now, I can upload a large batch of photos to my Flickr! I always had problems with other uploading tools for Flickr. They would always have an error thing pop-up. I tested Flock out and it actually works. The photos made it to Flickr in one piece and it was easy to add tags, descriptions, titles and create a new photo set before the upload. I’m lovin’ it!

Installing Flock is super easy. I use Firefox as my main browser and with a a couple clicks Flock imported all of my favorites/bookmarks, passwords, browser setting and other stuff with ease. So far I’m liking Flock. It is so new that there aren’t any Themes made for it yet to change the skins, but the default theme is modern and sleek enough for now. I just wish it had an automatic spell-check (that underlines misspelled words) like Firefox 2 does.

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