— It’s only peripherally nerdy, but I was beguiled by the trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which images a fantastical world in which Brad Pitt ages backwards. As opposed to our world, where he does not age at all. They seem to be playing the same twinkly magic music they use for Harry Potter trailers in the background. Somebody somewhere needs to compose some new twinkly magic music.
— If anybody knows what Time’s “Invention of the Year” should be, they should tell me.
— Here’s a first look at Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which establishes that Alice is a girl and wears clothes.
— Feature Request of the Day. I’m a heavy tabbed browsing guy. I’m just saying, I like to keep a lot of tabs open. Here’s a challenge for anyone who does development for Chrome or Firefox or IE: figure out a way for me to quickly locate whatever tab it is that is running an ad that’s playing annoying music, so I don’t have to hunt through them to find it. I feel like I’ve spent years of my life doing that. Make it blink or something. Anything.