Former Blink-182 Guitarist Tom DeLonge To Bring His Paranormal Truther Career To TV With New TBS Series

first_imgFormer Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge is really going all-in on his relatively new career as a paranormal truther. DeLonge has focused more on non-musical ventures since parting ways with his former band back in 2015, which ironically included releasing new solo material in addition to co-writing and releasing a handful of novels under the banner of Strange Times. Now, it appears that DeLong’s expertise in extraterrestrial life and paranormal activity is strong enough that cable network channel TBS is bringing his ideas to the small screen with a new TV series which already has the green light to begin development.The forthcoming series has yet to receive an official title, but it the pilot is being written and executive produced by Aaron Karo, with Tom DeLonge, Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Russell Binder also joining the project as executive producers. “This is a dream I’ve had for over 10 years and it’s finally a reality,” DeLonge mentioned with the show’s announcement on Monday. “All the stories and themes I work on are meant to be shared through multiple mediums and on different platforms — film, TV, books, music and so on.”DeLonge also went on to explain how he hopes the new series will help establish more opportunities and maybe even a potential Marvel-esque entertainment franchise for his steadily growing sci-fi empire, which began as a website called “Strange Times”. The cast of characters found within the “Strange Times” book series are actually inspired by some of the “degenerate skateboarders” who DeLonge grew up with. It was that same skateboarding scene which ultimately helped a young Tom find his way into the punk-rock music world, and eventually lead to him join up with Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus. DeLonge also sounded hopeful that punk and new wave bands including New Order, Depeche Mode, the Queers, Bad Religion, and The Cure would join in on the fun with inclusion into the network show’s soundtrack.“I don’t like working on one-offs,” Tom DeLonge continued. “One reason I created ‘To The Stars‘ was to be able to build dynamic and rich worlds for everyone — whether you’re visual and prefer graphic novels and film or an avid reader who likes to pore over every detail and imagine the world on your own.”Blink-182, on the other hand, just wrapped up their 2018 Las Vegas “Kings of the Weekend residency at the Palms’ Pearl Concert Theater back on November 17th. In other Blink-182 news, Twitter recently melted down over differing opinions of how to pronounce the band’s name.[H/T Variety]last_img read more

Paradise Waters property comes with a vining garden that captures skyline views

first_img15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.FRED Merritt made Paradise Waters his home six years ago after falling in love with the Gold Coast during his almost decade of organising the American flyover jets for Indy 300.Merritt and his wife Robyn split their time between Sydney and a beachside unit all through those high-octane glory days, before seriously considering a permanent relocation to 15 Seafarer Court.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“It was the only place I wanted to go,” Merritt said. “We came from Double Bay where everyone is in a hurry but up here, it’s always so pleasant and tranquil.”The couple spends a portion of most days on the terrace, overlooking the waterway and Main Beach high-rises beyond.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“I have my papers delivered of a morning and I sit out there, watching the tide,” Merritt said. “It’s just perfect and we’re facing northeast so it’s lovely. We’ll have trouble finding something to replace it.”The has almost too much space now for the Merritts with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.“We don’t really need that much room but we’ll be staying in Paradise Waters.”The property has a solar-heated pool and spa, as well as a jetty and ramp.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.Inside is a large kitchen, shared living rooms, an office, den, workshop and wine cellar.A recreation space, which could double as a billiard room, currently holds Merrett’s collection of airplane memorabilia.“It’s like a bunker that room, you can make plenty of sound and nobody would know.”last_img read more

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the Warriors’ loss to the Lakers

first_imgAnd while the game didn’t count in the … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe rivalry is back.No, not Warriors-Lakers — that’s never been much of a rivalry.I’m talking about Lebron James vs. The Warriors. After four years, you better bet that’s a rivalry.On Wednesday, in Las Vegas, James’ Lakers (it’s still strange to see him in an admittedly great Lakers jersey) and the Warriors squared off in the teams’ penultimate preseason affairs.last_img read more

Why Virtualization Stalls

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Server Virtualization#solution-series alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market How an enterprise approaches virtualization differs in the way it has traditionally deployed business critical applications.The expectations for deploying Tier 1 applications prepared the enterprise for a lengthly endeavor. It was never done piecemeal. It involved the entire organization. Why? The applications changed the roles that people played. Business processes were affected. It had to be viewed holistically.But in today’s world, virtualization is often stalled because companies decide to take a “let’s start small,” approach.A post on CRN takes a deep look at the issue of piecemeal strategies:But the most common virtualization stall scenario begins when organizations start from the bottom up with virtualization, deploying it in piecemeal fashion for small, specific workloads. The cost benefits become quickly apparent, and companies increase the scope of their virtualization efforts, but they often fail to account for the business impact the technology can exert on operations, particularly in terms of roles, responsibilities and accountability.“No one would ever say, ‘Let’s deploy an enterprise application from SAP or Oracle (NSDQ:ORCL) for a small point solution, and if it runs well we’ll expand it.’ But virtualization is deployed that way every single day,” said Steve Kaplan, vice president of data center virtualization practices at INX, a Houston, Texas-based solution provider.The too-often result is an enterprise that runs short on resources. There’s an underestimation. The virtualization becomes ineffective without proper planning. Often, companies will end up buying more servers to make up for the poor performance.Another leading factor is the lack of interest in virtualizing Tier 1 apps. As CRN points out, the problem is usually associated with concerns that the virtualization technology can’t handle it. That’s despite the numerous examples of virtualization working just fine with Tier 1 apps.The answer? Treat virtualization as an enterprise deployment. Realize that it will force changes in the organization. Roles will shift. Processes will change. And in the end, savings will be realized.last_img read more

Finally! Kickstarter Darling Pebble Smartwatch To Ship January 23

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#CES 2013#crowdfunding#Eric Migicovsky#Kickstarter#Pebble What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement nick stattcenter_img Folks were starting to wonder if it would ever happen. But the Pebble smartwatch, the e-paper-equipped, smartphone-synching time-teller that exploded onto Kickstarer last summer, will finally begin shipping to the project’s backers on January 23, said creator Eric Migicovsky at Pebble’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) press conference Wednesday morning.Kickstarter Backers To Get Theirs FirstThe first 85,000 watches will be going out to backers in the order in which they funded the project. For the most successful Kickstarer campaign ever, this is a cause for long-delayed celebration for some – and the time to bemoan not pledging when you had the chance for othersIf you missed the Pebble boat, or simply forced yourself to stop reading about the elusive smartwatch after it massively missed its initial September 2012 shipping deadline, here’s a roundup of the big features: Not only do you get a 144 x 168 pixel e-paper display, seven days of battery life and Bluetooth 4.0 capability, but the Pebble is also waterproof up to 5 atmospheres and comes in white, red, grey, orange or black.Migicovsky demonstrated a number of features at the CES event, including the ability to play music, read email and setup push notifications, a feature he says will get more advanced and efficient over time. Something that must be noted – connecting the watch to your smartphone 24 hours a day will drain the battery life by 5% – 10%, says Migicovsky.Big Moment For KickstarterThe success of the Pebble, which overshot its original funding goal by a whopping $10 million, and the subsequent production problems its creators faced was a moment of truth for Kickstarter. Could the site really fund ambitious projects, and if it could, would the projects be able to actually deliver physical products that met backers’ expectations.(See also: Remee & The Lucid Dream Of Crowd Funding.)Migicovsky and his team learned the hard way what it’s like to scale production from 1,000 watches to 85 times that. They were forced to switch to their “Plan B,” which involved moving production from Silicon Valley to Taipei, where he and other Pebble engineers spent long stretches of time working to get the manufacturing right.More Features ComingLooking ahead, the watch has been called “future-proof” by Migicovsky, meaning it will be open to a wide range of developer customization. The Pebble software developer’s kit (SDK) has already yielded some nice new watch-face designs, and we should start to see custom apps and new smartphone integration options in the coming months.For those tens of thousands of customers who simply pre-ordered the watch off the Pebble website after the Kickstarter campaign ended, you’re next in line after the backers get theirs. Let’s hope that’s not too long, because those drooling over this smartwatch have already waited long enough. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

3 Hurdles Twitter Has To Clear To Last Another 7 Years

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#social#twitter Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Happy birthday, Twitter! In just seven years, you’ve evolved from a fringe service dubbed “twttr” to a mainstream phenomenon with more than 500 million registered users and 340 million daily tweets. But the Internet is fickle. Will the microblogging service still be around another seven years from now? To make it to 2020, Twitter is going to have to surmount some mighty big challenges.Ready, Set… GoHere they are in a nutshell. Sound off on what you consider Twitter’s biggest challenges in our poll to the right or in comments:Facebook: Competition from the Zuckerberg brand is huge. Instagram, now part of Facebook, is another giant rival. Both services have copied — and are continuing to copy — Twitter features like the news feed and hashtags. Twitter only stays one step ahead if it keeps rolling out new innovations that its competitors can’t own. It’s done well so far, but one big slip-up to cause irreparable damage.Stagnation and spam: Detractors say Twitter has already peaked. These same folks are also quick to point out that many of its “registered users” — and, as a result, many followers of real users — are actually bots. It’s hard to determine just how many users are actually active, but bots are already a problem for Twitter’s business model, since no advertiser wants to pay to reach fake accounts. More insidious forms of advertiser spam surely lie in Twitter’s future.Weak Ad Platform. When it comes to making money online, many businesses prefer to funnel dollars to Facebook’s fan pages over Twitter’s promoted and sponsored tweets. It can be hard to significantly monetize on Twitter, and advertisers can have a hard time tracking their return on investment there. Twitter is great for engaging, solving customer service issues and even funneling traffic to a website. But direct selling often turns users off. And the advertising model has yet to be cracked here.Photo via Shutterstock Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… adam popesculast_img read more