Monthly Archive: July 2010

Commuting is hard work! 1

Commuting is hard work!

Today see’s the completion of the first full week I’ve had to commute into the “office”. The “office” being a group I’m consulting for in San Francisco (rather than my normal Tahoe). It has been an interesting experience and taken a bit of getting used to, after all, I’ve never had to do a serious commute before.

Kindle 3 announced, joy ensues 1

Kindle 3 announced, joy ensues

At the beginning of the month, Amazon unveiled the 3rd generation of the Kindle DX which was now ensconced in a Graphite colored shell, provided a better contrast ratio, and faster refresh times. This all but guaranteed we would be seeing the Kindle 3 shortly. Yesterday, it was noticed that the Kindle 2 was out of stock, for probably the first time since they started selling them, which caused a...

Fermi’s Paradox “solved” by killing civilizations? 2

Fermi’s Paradox “solved” by killing civilizations?

Yesterday, I saw an article, titled The Fermi Paradox, Phase Changes and Intergalactic Colonisation, come across the wire that was about the (You guessed it) Fermi Paradox. For those that don’t know, the Fermi Paradox (originally asked by Enrico Fermi in 1950) is the question that if Extraterrestrial life should be so common, why don’t we see more evidence of it. So either intelligent life isn’t common or something is...

It’s Starcraft 2 Day 1

It’s Starcraft 2 Day

We’re basically dead to the world today.  Starcraft 2 is out today.  Even though some of Blizzards changes make me very angry, I’m going to give them a shot.  They’ve done well in the past, and I feel they should get one more shot.  Of course if their DRM system is a problem, or the game feels like just 1/3 of a game… Jon is going to be very angry. ...

Review: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Anime) 1

Review: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Anime)

This weekend I spent some of my free time watching Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, or more simply Gurren Lagann.  This is by no means a new series (it has been out since 2007) I just never got around to watching it.  I had heard mixed reviews about it, especially around the character of Yoko.  Anyways, after seeing Yoko done well in cosplay, I thought I should endeavor to see such as...