Book Review: The End of All Things (Old Man's War Book 6)
August 11, 2015
Today marked the release of “The End of All Things” by John Scalzi. This is book 6 of the “Old Man’s War” (OMW) series, which started which started in 2005. For those that don’t know, this book is a collection of 4 novellas previously published starting in June of this year, plus some additional material. As I’ve already read the novellas, I can say with certainty that this book continues Scalzi’s excellent OMW universe. It closely follows the format and story lines from book 5, The Human Division.
Amazon's desperate Video On Demand promotions
June 28, 2010
Last night I was surfing Amazon MP3 for some new music, nothing exciting really. While extremely rare, I decided to splurge and buy an entire album. Before I had even begun the track downloads, I had a new email from Amazon. To be exact, it was an email stating: Your recent order entitles you to a promotional code that you can apply on your next qualifying order.
I hate modern TV schedules
March 11, 2010
Let’s take a quick look back at TV in the mid 90s. When a show started for the season, you were safe in assuming that the show would be 24 to 26 episodes in length and that it would be on essentially contiguously. Sure, nothing was on TV during the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas, but who cares? It was the holidays, specials were on and generally you were busy with other things.
Oh, Chuck Me...
January 11, 2010
So last night was the 2 hour season premier of Chuck (Season 3). Very exciting. A while back I lent my mother Chuck Season 1 and then, this last week, Season 2 and got her hooked. So last night I took a little jaunt over to her place to so we could watch Chuck together! I’ve got no cable, so normally I have to wait for downloads/streams. Anyways, I was overall pleased with how Season 3 started, but I had a few comments/thoughts and figured I’d share with the class. No major plot spoilers though. The season starts off 6 months beyond where season 2 left off with Chuck, as usual, in trouble. The thing that I found odd immediately was that it was General Beckman in his ear. Even more odd, and this is shown more throughout the 2 hour premier, General Beckman is much softer this season. You can actually hear some compassion in her voice when she tells Chuck how much he sucks. Very odd. I’m hoping that there is some explanation forthcoming, like they bonded during training or something.