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Star trek: how excellent!
As usual, THERE BE NO SPOILERS HERE!!! I know this comes late, but I figured I had to share my two cents anyway. (I recently almost strangled someone over the whole spoiler thing, so let me say it now: I will *always* be very clear whether or not my posts on a movie, book, or whatever contain spoilers although it is very rare I will actually post them.) Loved it. Simple to describe. I saw it with a a buddy of mine who said (as the credits rolled)…”Wow, could they have made it exciting?!?!”. This ......

Posted On Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:02 AM

Dig dug remix for iPhone: I didn’t dig it
I recently downloaded and installed Dig Dug Remix for iPhone the other day. I remember really liking this game when I was a kid. Heck, I was a sucker for just about anything that let me drop a coin in a slot and see 8 bit video dance around. Dig Dug was one of those games that was fun to play, easy to learn, but difficult to master. I thought getting to play a classic on my iPhone would be great. Turns out the game is actually two games in is the original Dig Dug as you (might) remember ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:55 AM

WTF Moment at work
We are in a new building where I work. It is pretty nice building. We have been trying to get the air conditioning setup correctly for months. The issue is that the zones are off; we have our IT development room on the same zone as several groups that don’t have 30 server class machines. As a result, our room freezes/fries the others do the opposite. It’s balancing act we don’t do well. One of the founders came up stairs on Monday claiming our lamps were the problem. He pointed to mine specifically ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 8:23 AM

Sherman Branch Park: Charlotte Mountain Biking at its best
We went out to Sherman Branch Park to ride this morning. We had heard about and since we were looking for somewhere new to ride, we figured we'd try it out. We weren't expecting much since it seemed to be off the beaten path and such. Turns out it was a local's treasure spot. It is 7 miles of fun trails for the beginner with 1.7 miles of advanced riding ("Roller Coaster Loop") and 2.5 miles of a Lake trail. We rode the Roller Coaster Loop on accident (Sheri doesn't like the more aggressive loops), ......

Posted On Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:46 PM

Wolverine: No way, bub.
THERE BE NO SPOILERS HERE!!! My title makes it sound like it was bad, but it really wasn't that bad. Was it great? Nope. Did it deliver on the promise that the Jackman showed in the first two Xmen movies (I refuse to acknowledge there even was a third...blech)? I don't think it did. The action scenes were pretty good, actually. Definitely some suspension of disbelief (and I don't mean the obvious things like using swords to chop bullets) in some places were it just didn't sell well, but the action ......

Posted On Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:37 PM

Safari books online: tech library in your pocket
I’ve been a professional developer/automated test software engineer for 10 years, and I’ve always seemed to move from discipline to discipline. First VB6, then .Net, now Java. Over the years, I’ve read a ton of books. I was recently offered the chance to review Safari Books Online and I jumped at the chance. I love tech books. I always have several I am reading at any given time (don’t we all?), and I often pick up books on topics for which I don’t even currently have any particular use (I like to ......

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 7:37 AM

Win7: Why I am not sure it’s that big a deal
I am currently downloading the Win7 RC from MSDN even as I type this, so believe me when I say I am interested in seeing it. I installed the beta months ago, and worked in it. It’s not a bad OS, of course. Honestly, as someone who is still on WinXP Pro SP3 and absolutely hates Vista for development or gaming (which is about all I do on my PC), I am hoping Win7 lives up to the hype we’ve all heard. Seriously, if Win7 can deliver the performance with all those added features and without the incredible ......

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 6:59 AM

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