• Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball

    Tags: film

    There are times when you want to be entertained. You want to sit down and watch a 90 minute movie and not think about cinematography or blocking or direction etc. You just want to watch a movie. … more

  • Domino's Inspired New Pizza

    Tags: food

    Friday night is pizza night in my household, and now that there’s a new SyFy show on, Caprica, it's even more important that we spend a simple family night eating pizza, and enjoying each … more

  • Analog Hole

    Tags: film

    Yep, there sure have been a lot of people over the past decade or two complaining about Digital Rights Management. For the most part I’ve been a complacent monkey in the whole thing just … more

  • Where Is Microsoft?

    Tags: stuff

    Three and a half years ago I wrote a blog post on my other blog asking the question, “Where was Microsoft?” This post was talking about the video iPod and asking why Microsoft hasn’ … more

  • The International

    Tags: stuff

    Clive Owen and Naomi Watts team up to take down the man in this classic action drama about an evil corporation and the good Interpol/FBI trying to get the baddies.

    But is this movie truly a classic? … more

  • Respect - Why?

    Tags: stuff

    There are some people on this planet that I’ve worked with or have had some interaction with where I grew to respect them and their opinions. I like to think of myself as a fairly open minded … more

  • Introducing INARA.ME

    Tags: stuff

    Family members have for a while seen pictures of my baby girl via a web site that I’ve been running here at home. Lately I haven’t had very much luck keeping it running all the time … more

  • Isn't it Interesting?

    Tags: stuff

    Isn’t it interesting how some people you thought were good folk are actually arrogant bastards? I’m not talking about the fine ale from Stone Brewing Co. I’m talking about truly, & … more

  • Maybe Starbucks isn't Evil

    Tags: food

    I used to hate on Starbucks like everyone else, but lately I’ve really grown to like them. Why? Recently they made a lot of corporate changes and one of them was that they now have the same … more

  • IE6 Is Now Dead to Me

    Tags: stuff

    Hello out there in Internet-land. There is a shocking number of you coming to my web sites using Internet Explorer 6. I don’t think that you realize that a lot has happened in browser … more

  • Zune Software V2.5

    Tags: stuff

    A lot has already been written on the web about the 2.x version of the Zune software. Most of it is negative, mostly I haven't had a negative experience with the software, but I didn't use the 1.x … more

  • Ubik is Coming Soon

    Tags: film

    Philip K. Dick is undeniably my favorite Sci-Fi author. His stories have been turned into such great movies as Total Recall, Blade Runner, and Paycheck among others.

    One of my least favorite books … more

  • Donny Darko

    Tags: film

    Out of nowhere a movie started popping up. There was a director's cut and a lot of people I know were telling me how great it was. That movie was Donnie Darko. I had it on my Netflix queue for a … more

  • Peet's vs. Starbucks

    Tags: stuff

    I prefer Peet's Coffee to Starbucks. I usually end up buying at least one cup of coffee a day at Starbucks because of how close it is to where I work. Peet's would be too much of a drive.

    Starbucks … more

  • High Definition and Director's Intent

    Tags: film

    DJ and I just had a brief discussion about the visual quality of movies that have been transferred to HD-DVD. Specifically he was asking about movies that were filmed in 16mm that have a lot of film … more

  • My DirecTV HD HR-20 Upgrade Experience

    Tags: film

    Ah, the power of blogging... now if only I had an audience.

    So Leanne and I recently got a new TV for our living room. This was after giving my old Sony WEGA away as a house warming gift to Dave and … more

  • Kohler Wants You to Flush Stuff

    Tags: stuff

    Jo wants to meet your friends

    There's this web site that Kohler put up to demonstrate the power of their new toilet. All you need to do is click on the link above and wait for the flash to download. … more

  • Don't Drive and Dial

    Tags: stuff

    This, to me, is the very definition of justice. Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive and dial. more

  • Shrek the Third

    Tags: film

    What happened to the movie going experience? There was a time when I worked for Lucas Films THX and I would go to movies on opening night and report back on the experience at the theater. That means … more

  • Lost: Would you be upset if Charlie dies?

    Tags: film

    I was watching the preview for Lost again today and I had to stop and ask myself the question: Would I really be upset if Charlie dies?

    I asked that question because Desmond, once again, has a … more

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