Monthly Archive: May 2011

FanimeCon 2011 0

FanimeCon 2011

As I mentioned on Friday, Fanime was this last weekend. I was able to carpool with some friends who were also headed out west, and as I realized last year having the car was a big help. Especially since I had 2 costumes this year, plus a tux for the Black & White Ball. Overall it was an enjoyable time, but there was one HUGE GINORMOUS flaw: no schedules, EVER....

Fanime This Weekend 0

Fanime This Weekend

Fanime! started today, and I am currently en route to San Jose for that very reason. As previously reported, Jon went in 2009, and convinced me to join him last year, to which we did a 5 part followup. The first 4 parts were a day by day review done by Jon (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), with the finale done by yours truly as my first con report. If...

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee 1

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

There is something magical about getting to preview a work before it is published. You are getting to see something before (most of) the rest of the world and that makes you feel special, maybe even “better” than the rest of the plebeians who must wait for the release date. Back in April, I received a sample for Susan Ee’s new book, Angelfall. The sample contained the first 5 chapters...

CDC offers tips on Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse 0

CDC offers tips on Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Recently, the CDC tweeted about the Zombie Apocalypse. I found this intriguing for a number of reasons (not the least of which was that the CDC had a twitter feed). Their post about the Zombie Apocalypse was fairly amusing, and what they were really using it as a vehicle for was to raise disaster preparedness awareness, because (as the image attests) if you are prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse, you...

MiFi vs Device Independent 3G 0

MiFi vs Device Independent 3G

Last week I had a quiet night of testing the Cr-48 while I was DSL-less. Even though I lacked traditional broadband access, I still had plenty of high(ish) speed net access in the form of Verizon 3G devices. To be exact I had out on my desk (and was actively using the data service on all of the devices): a Cr-48, a Motorola Xoom, and a Motorola Droid 2. At...