The new Zatoichi movie opened this weekend. It gets to Boston on August 6th. Hmm, and they misspelled Zatoichi in the web site title.

Future Soundtrack for America

You can order the new Future Soundtrack for America benefit album by making a $25 donation to MoveOn. The line-up is amazing: Blink-182, Bright Eyes, David Byrne, Laura Cantrell, Clem Snide, Death Cab for Cutie, Mike Doughty, The Flaming Lips, Fountains of Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, Ben Kweller, The Long Winters, Nada Surf, OK Go, Old 97’s, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, They Might Be Giants, Tom Waits, of The Black Eyed Peas, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Elliott Smith.

Sun’s new strategy

Sun’s Jonathon Schwartz has a silly post about why people should buy Solaris. He claims that Red Hat co-opted the open-source “societal movement” on which Sun was founded (“They’re not the real open-source company, we are! *sniffle*”). He claims they’ll be an open-source Solaris coming but from this article it sounds like it will be Java-style not-actually-open-source. So no real embrace of open-source, no real embrace of Linux, and Sun’s bold new strategy for recovering from their downward spiral is… keep doing what they’ve been doing. I’m glad I’m not a Sun investor. [via rc3]