Disney’s recent spate of mostly been garbage—hollow regurgitations that ride on little more than nostalgia. That may change with next year’s Mulan, its upcoming riff on the 1998 animated film about a Chinese woman who goes undercover as a man in the Imperial Army. As we notedthe film’s first teaser, Niki Caro’s vision isn’t content to replicate the original—there are … [Read more...] about Mulan
Whichever method you use, you just need to add your extra hard drive space as a source in XBMC. You can do so through any of the individual menu items (videos, for example), or you can add a default Samba username and password in the settings so it can connect automatically without asking for a password each time you add a new watch folder on that machine. … [Read more...] about Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap
Think the Rate Is Too High? Keep in mind that calculating your rate precisely this way is really important if you want your freelancing business to be successful, because it's based on your actual costs and needs. While you may see others with lower rates than you (you'll also see much higher ones too, no doubt), avoid the common new freelancer mistake of pricing your services so low that you'll soon be scared back to the old 9 to 5 corporate world. … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Charge for My Freelance Services?
He sprinted toward the escaping ships, in a direction he had no room to go. But as he ran, his arms coiled and whipped around him like they had minds of their own. He flicked his fists using minute twists of his waist, and countless sheets of rock fastened themselves into a bridge under his feet. Jianzhu never broke stride as he traveled on thin air, suspended by his on-the-fly earthworks. … [Read more...] about A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From
Pudong, the area of Shanghai where Audi put us up, didn't exist in any way, shape or form resembling what it is now a mere fifteen years ago. The government laid a bunch of nightsoil in anticipation of a flood of foreign capital and a thousand skyscrapers bloomed. We joked after Chairman Li's speech in Detroit that the Changfeng press conference was an example of the Great Leap Sideways. Having seen Shanghai, I'm not so sure. … [Read more...] about Fast as a Shark: Living on Chinese Rocks