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Walk Score

August 8th, 2007
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Found this on Kevin Rose’s blog, thought I would pass along the link.

I found it interesting to see how people interpret location data. With the advent of GPS for example, we don’t see many other services other than mapping.

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I did hear on the radio the other day, however, that you can now buy this guided city tour that comes preloaded with information about the area you are in, and as you tour around it will tell you the interesting points and stops right around where you are located.

Celebrity Goodness

August 3rd, 2007
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Love Movie Trivia?

July 17th, 2007
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61%The Movie Quiz

Transformers the Movie

July 4th, 2007
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Taking the day off work to see a movie. Priceless.

Who among us has not been waiting on pins and needles for this movie to arrive. It hails back to a much simpler time when friends and I would get together, each with a transformer or two and have epic mega battles in someone’s basement.

When we saw the original trailer for Transformers, we both knew right away that we were coming to see it. Absolutely no way we would miss this.

So how was it?

Overall I would have to give it a “Most Excellent”. A good plot keeps you in to the movie, and the only “slower” moment in the movie was filled with a good amount of comedy so you hardly noticed. Two and a half hours flew by fairly quickly. A good assortment of the classic transformers were present with enough names I remembered to keep me happy.

Every movie has good parts and bad parts. The only beefs I personally had were the following:

– Bumble bee is a Camaro. Now look; If you are going to update a classic Transformer, please don’t show the car he is supposed to be when you first introduce him into the movie. All of us were sitting there thinking ‘But that other car should have been…’

– Optimus Prime has lips. My god what an atrocity. He is supposed to have the metal plate that moves up and down. He didn’t need lips people. That was too far.

– “More than meets the eye” was used twice. Now either one were great, but to have the tag line twice in the movie.. I thought that was a little overdone.

– Product placement. Yes people there are placements in this movie and they are getting bold with it. We get to watch a Pontiac Solstice rotating on display for a few seconds and later in the movie its featured in an action shot, sans scars. We already paid you money to see the movie, and you pumped 15 minutes of ads at the start of it. Why do I get more in the movie.

Those few beefs are all minor, and don’t detract from the movie overall. Loved it. Rush out and see it folks, it was worth the money and then some.

Like to Pop Bubble Wrap?

June 27th, 2007
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Thank the Japanese for this latest one that actually found a way to market the idea of popping bubble wrap.

Even better is they even came up with a way to add electronics.

Bless the Japanese for being so smart.

Read it here:

http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/blog-english/index.php/portable-bubble-wrap-toy-from-bandai-asovision-puchipuchi/

Work Flooded out

June 6th, 2007
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Tuesday night and Wednesday night, this is what we had to deal with at work.

Nothing but fun times 😉

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I can’t even begin to describe how true this rang to me.

Shaun Boyd shares 10 reasons “It doesn’t pay to be ‘The computer Guy’ ”

Read the full article at http://www.lifereboot.com, here is a summary:

Reason #10 – Most Of Your Accomplishments Are Invisible
Reason #9 – Every Conversation You Have Is Roughly The Same
Reason #8 – You’re An Expert Of Bleeding-Edge Technology Products, Aren’t You?
Reason #7 – Your Talents Are Forcibly Undervalued
Reason #6 – You’re Never Allowed A Moment’s Peace
Reason #5 – People Ask You To Perform Miracles
Reason #4 – Your Assumed “All-Knowing” Status Sets You Up To Let People Down
Reason #3 – You Possess Unlimited Responsibility
Reason #2 – A Life Of Alienation
Reason #1 – You Have No Identity

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