Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Best of Both Worlds
If you've seen any of my previous thoughts about it, you shouldn't be surprised that yes, I got myself a Mac, and since today Apple has released a version of Boot Camp that easily supports Vista, I'm in the midst of trying that out as well.
I grew up with Apple computers, and my move to PCs and Windows was always a pragmatic choice driven by the jobs that I had at the time. But it was a decision made by my head and not my heart. But there are some things I'm fine with Windows, and Windows has progressed far over the years as well. I'm very comfortable with Visual Studio, VB, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server from a developer side. The range of applications is very vast.
I'm sure it'll be an interesting experience to get reacquainted with everything on the Macintosh side -- as well as having something solid on the PC side as well.
Monday, March 26, 2007
The British Transfer
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Where are you from?
Friday, March 23, 2007
Video Games as you've never seen them before
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Lost Theory from Tallahassee
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Shower Tiles I Need
Monday, March 19, 2007
Playing the Piano
But for the price of the device -- and at Amazon it runs you about $35, I'm quite happy with it given the number of frozen pizzas that I'm likely to go through.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Future Star Trek Soundtracks
One of the sad things about Star Trek soundtracks after The Next Generation is that they're very bland. But the original 1960s soundtracks of the original Star Trek are a vital part of the series. The "Amok Time" theme is recognizable in a few notes; and the Star Trek fanfare is one of the most distinctive franchise themes.
If the new Star Trek film is a back-to-basics story with Kirk and Spock, the soundtrack can be a key piece that connects this new film to the classic original series. And if Michael Giacchino's soundtrack for The Incredibles is any indication, he'll be more than capable of making a solid Star Trek soundtrack.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Are there any other interior decorating websites that you use? For color, or home layout, or anything?
Friday, March 09, 2007
Ten Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy's influence on genre television is pretty easy to spot; you can see elements of it in shows like Heroes and the new Doctor Who, and also female-led shows like Alias and Veronica Mars.
My first episode of Buffy wasn't until the last episode of the first season. I had heard through the grapevine that it was a surprisingly good show, and the season finale absolutely proved it to me. And I didn't miss an episode after that.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
It's another one of those Heroes sites -- and as it's going to be a very long month and a half until new episodes of Heroes, this might be something fun
to dig around as well.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Six weeks? It's going to be massive Heroes withdrawl..
Sunday, March 04, 2007
I really like the look of a Mac Book Pro. I'll probably wait until the next version of the operating system comes out -- but I haven't made up my mind for sure. Of course, I haven't even decided for sure if that's the route I'm going to go -- a Mac is going to end up as a more expensive purchase than any PC, and I suspect that I'd have some issues switching between the two, and supporting multiple environments.
At the same time, I suspect that there will be some more value in expanding my skills to include some of the things on a Mac -- and it's my belief that we're seeing operating systems mean less and less, as you look towards more web-based applications. And the types of things that I'm currently interested in would make it very useful to have multiple environments.
But I haven't made up my mind quite yet...
Saturday, March 03, 2007
My Heroes Casting Campaign
So all they need to do to win Geek Bingo is for them to cast someone from Star Wars, and Lost apparently has Billy Dee Williams coming up. [see Lost Spoilers if you want]. So Mark Hamill it is.
The end of Shinders?
It's more that it complicates my comic-buying schedule on busy weeks -- the Eden Prairie Shinders was convenient on my current commute home, and while Dreamhaven isn't that far for me, it's really a whole additional drive.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
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