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Seattle and Eastside Movies – 2011

You probably want my Puget Sound (Seattle + Eastside) Outdoor Summer Movies for 2012 post, not this one!


The long-awaited Seattle summer is almost here. There’s nothing more fun than heading outdoors on a July or August evening to catch a classic movie at a local park. The most popular nights are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On some nights you can choose between two or three different movies.

Take some snacks, a blanket, and a low-profile folding chair. Some of these events are free, others have a suggested donation per person or per family.

Here are all of the movies that I know about for 2011 in Seattle and on the Eastside (scroll to July or August if necessary). Leave a comment if I’ve missed any:

More information on times, accommodations, and ticket prices are available at each venue:

Links for Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • Network World: 3D Conferencing Hits the Enterprise – “Immersive virtual meeting environments allow participants to use avatars to walk around a virtual environment, and are useful tools for collaborating on and prototyping 3D designs, such as new products, buildings, or factories. Companies are also finding them useful training environments, since meeting managers can create virtual replicas of hospitals, assembly lines, or sales rooms and have employees practice skills without endangering themselves or equipment.
  • ReadWriteHack: 5 Free E-Books and Tutorials on Lua – “I thought this would be an excellent occasion to do a free e-book round-up for Lua. Whether you want to learn it for game scripting, extending Renoise or building Web servers, these references will help you get started with the language.
  • HttpWatch: Investigating the Network Performance Of Firefox 5 – “The performance benefit we measured in this scenario was substantial. We consistently found that the screenshot image loaded about twice as fast in Firefox 5 as it did in Firefox 4.
  • Matt Might: How to Email – “The problem with email is that people think it’s electronic mail. Email is not mail in electronic form. You are not writing a letter.

Links for Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • Stephen O’Grady: Why You Should Pay Attention to Node.js – “plicit in node is a fundamental rejection of traditional I/O. It’s pushing an asynchronous agenda with its event loops, based on the assumption that concurrency cannot be achieved with a thread per connection. Having just recently suffered through a Daring Fireball induced meltdown of RedMonk.com as Apache spawned dozens of threads, each waiting for the connections to complete, I’m sympathetic to this perspective.
  • TinyGrab: Social Screenshot Sharing – “TinyGrab 2.0 makes simple screenshot sharing social. Taking the critically acclaimed original TinyGrab and building on it. TinyGrab 2.0 adds a tonne of new features and proves on the existing service.
  • Twig: The Flexible, Fast, and Secure Template Engine For PHP – “When it comes to template engines in PHP, many people will tell you that PHP itself is a template engine. But even if PHP started its life as a template language, it did not evolve like one in the recent years. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t support many features modern template engines should have nowaday
  • The Internet Craftsmanship Museum – “Now featuring the Internal Combustion Engine Collection on loan from the Miniature Engineering Museum and highlighting the best craftsmen from around the world and their miniature projects in metal and wood.

Links for Tuesday, May 24, 2011

  • Hypergrid Business: Paper: Virtual Worlds Expand Uses of 3D Models – “Planners, developers, builders and architects should be looking to virtual worlds to provide a whole-life model of their project, according to a white paper released today by virtual worlds solutions provider Daden Limited.
  • Vizworld: MUVE Market – Virtual Patient Care Simulation Lab – “The MUVE Virtual Patient Care Simulation Lab aims to provide a virtual environment for the training and education of medical specialists, based on the tools of Second Life. The fully interactive environment is part virtual world, part test as the user can select individual medications for IV’s and tools for patient care.
  • Don MacAskill: Why ‘Be Passionate’ is Awesome Advice – “My advice to entrepreneurs? I’m absolutely positive that if you take your favorite hobby, mix in the Internet and a ton of hard work, you can build a great business. Whether you will or not is entirely up to you.
  • Sebastian Marshall: How Do I Write So Much? – “If you think of 15 people deciding to spend time with you they could spend anywhere, and they’re choosing to spend it with you – they’re choosing to spend their life energy reading your thoughts – that’s very cool and humbling, and suddenly chugging along with 15 readers feels pretty good. I had between 10 and 40 visitors for the longest time. The site is starting to blow up a little bit more, had 746 unique visitors on September 1st and have been above 200 daily visitors consistently recently, but I was pretty honored even when 10 people were stopping by for 4 minutes each. That’s 40 minutes of life energy people are choosing to spend with you instead of somewhere else.

Links for Monday, May 23 ,2011

Links for Thursday, May 12, 2011

  • Photopic Sky Survey – “The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, we are in fact peering back in time, as much of the light—having traveled such vast distances—predates civilization itself.
  • Borkopolis: Logs is Logs – “Sometimes the simplest suggestions become the most powerful. Back in my first job, my VP of Engineering (Jeff Barr, now über-evangelist at Amazon) told me that he kept a simple text file of what he did over the course of a day. It’s just a quick activity log, without a lot of extra hooplah and gadgetry.
  • Cacoo: Create Diagrams Online – “Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge.
  • Tubetape – “Video | Photography | Lighting | Green Screen

Links for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • Deconstructing Genius: There is no Magic – “We now understand that the third ingredient, raw intelligence, is necessary only as a dough, but it is the first which decides how many theorems the recipe makes, and how delicious they taste.
  • TechCrunch: Why the New Guys Can’t Code – “I can guarantee you, without fear of contradiction, that no software engineer will ever have to write a binary search after they are hired. It’s like choosing a contractor because they know how to forge and cast steel using coal, iron, an oven and a bellows, when they actually need to know a) the address of the nearest Home Depot b) what to do with the steel once they buy it.
  • Vintage Seattle: Erecting the Needle – “Today I’m starting a new feature where we view chronological progress of the Space Needle construction.Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
  • JavaScript Weekly – “A concise, once–weekly free roundup of JavaScript news and articles.

Links for Monday, May 9, 2011

  • ABC News: Some Black Holes May be Older Than Time – “Rather than everything merging back into a singularity, Professor Coley and Professor Carr speculate the densities reached as the universe transitions from big crunch to big bang, mean primordial black holes between a few hundred million kilograms and about the mass of our sun, could survive as separate entities.
  • kgpu – Augmenting Linux with The GPU – “KGPU is a GPU computing framework for the Linux kernel. It allows Linux kernel to call CUDA programs running on GPUs directly. The motivation is to augment operating systems with GPUs so that not only userspace applications but also the operating system itself can benefit from GPU acceleration.
  • zenhabits: 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years – “All we are taught in schools, and all we see in the media (news, films, books, magazines, Internet) has a worldview that we’re meant to conform to. Figure out what that worldview is, and question it.
  • NASA Science News: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment – “More than 86 PhD theses at Stanford plus 14 more at other Universities were granted to students working on GP-B. Several hundred undergraduates and 55 high-school students also participated, including astronaut Sally Ride and eventual Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell.
  • news.com.au: World’s Largest Model Airport the Knuffingen Goes on Show – “The incredible model is based on Hamburg Airport and features 40 planes and 90 vehicles that autonomously move around the airport. It took seven years to build and cost a staggering $4.8 million.

Links for Sunday, April 10, 2011

Links for Sunday, March 27, 2010

  • Interplanetary Transport Network – “The Interplanetary Transport Network (ITN)[1] is a collection of gravitationally determined pathways through the solar system that require very little energy for an object to follow. The ITN makes particular use of Lagrange points as locations where trajectories through space are redirected using little or no energy. These points have the peculiar property of allowing objects to orbit around them, despite the absence of any material object therein.
  • MSNBC: Science Thrives in Virtual Worlds – “Does the virtual-reality world known as Second Life have anything to offer for real-world scientists? Absolutely — and a trailblazing researcher says the payoffs are sure to increase when the Internet goes 3-D.