1.) Watchmen (the Graphic Novel). I did it backwards. I saw the movie, and loved it so much that I wanted more. I quickly ordered the book from Amazon (nice $10 sale price for brand new book) and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. When it did, I devoured it in 2 days. One of the best books I have ever read, graphic or non. The back of the sleeve says it all, “If you’ve never read a Graphic Novel, start with Watchmen. If you’ve read it, it’s time to read it again.”
2.) Tweetdeck. When I installed this sweet little app on my desktop, suddenly Twitter made sense to me. I’ve had an account for almost a year now, but it never clicked with me until I got Tweetdeck. For better or for worse, I’m hooked. Install this at your own peril.
3.) Freeloaders. Gary Simon’s free how-to design videos for Photoshop and WordPress are excellent! This guy is sharp, and he has a sense of humor. If you have Photoshop or Illustrator installed, gathering virtual dust on your hard drive, do yourself a favor and get the design juices flowing again with these videos.
4.) Castle. Hot on the heels of the new-media success story Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Nathan Fillion returns to television with one of the best pilots I’ve seen in a while. I’m a huge fan, so that helped, but the show is actually good. It’s funny, suspenseful, and I can’t wait for episode 2, airing later this evening…
5.) Morning Sci-Fi by Hybrid. Found this little gem on Pandora. It’s been a couple years since it was released, but it still sounds relevant. More importantly, this is the kind of album that I love to listen to while spending 8 hours coding up a WordPress theme. Not too harsh or annoying, but keeps it moving enough to keep you interested.