Monthly Archive: March 2010

Review: Damo Sushi – Pleasant Hill 1

Review: Damo Sushi – Pleasant Hill

The sushi bar, with ever present TV. Recently I found myself up on the north side of Pleasant Hill. After running my errands I remembered seeing something about a possible Asian market and some sushi in the area. As luck would have it, it was dinner time, so investigation ensued. What I found was Damo Sushi. Pleasant Hill on the whole is a decent and somewhat upscale suburb, compared to...

Why we hate fanboys? Lack of reality 1

Why we hate fanboys? Lack of reality

Being a “fan” (short for fanatic and sometimes also called aficionado or supporter) of your favorite product or company isn’t a concept unique to technology (computers, software, video games, etc). Just take a look at sports (Raiders or 49ers?), bands (U2 or Linkin Park?), cameras (Nikon or Canon?), automobiles (domestic or import?) or even ice cream (chocolate or vanilla?). Everywhere and anywhere you have the ability choose multiple options, you’ll...

Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Looking Ahead 2

Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Looking Ahead

One of the hardest things about switching the blog to 5 days a week has been to get ahead. Previously when we were on the 3 day a week plan, we had points in which we had posts prepped for nearly a month in advance. For the last few weeks we’ve had almost no advance prep of posts. Most mornings I’d wake up and write the post right then and...

Ham’ing it up: Why you don’t get on the air before you license 0

Ham’ing it up: Why you don’t get on the air before you license

Because it’s illegal. I just thought I’d throw that out there for those that were confused or misdirected… Before I had even taken my ham license test, I was given an old Icom radio to muck about with. As it turned out I found a fairly busy repeater in the East Bay (K6POU) that was quite fun to listen to. It continues to be the busiest repeater, on a regular...

How To install an Xbox 360 Game onto your Harddrive 2

How To install an Xbox 360 Game onto your Harddrive

Since I’m an avid 360 gamer it might come as a surprise to some, but I’ve never bothered to install a game to my Xbox 360 hard drive previously. Frankly I’m running an old (basically launch edition) console with a 10 GB hard drive, I don’t really have that much space for game installs. I figured I’d give it a try though. Here’s the steps: Boot up your console and...