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I wasn't feeling well today, and there wasn't much on the tube, so I tuned in to the only movie playing that I hadn't seen before: Hellboy. In sci-fi, comic book,Review: Hellboy

Free Royalty Free Music Loops, Free Royalty Free Sound Effects A couple months ago we completed the first four podcasts our company has produced, for internal training purposes. I've mentioned previouslyFree Music & sound effects for podcasts

Well, the 15,000th version of Star Wars is coming out on Blu-ray soon. I'll give Lucas a lot of credit. The man is a genius at marketing. He must have aStar Wars... they did it again!

The Wachowski brothers have a firm grasp of visuals and a healthy respect for graphic novels. They also know how to write a script that challenges the viewer's perceptions ofReview: V for Vendetta

The Complete Guide to Free Music Online Legal Edition Especially if you're looking for new artists, this list will help you out. Everybody likes free music, right? [tags]free stuff, music, download, mp3[/tags]Free legal music downloads

So today I had an eye doctor's appointment. Apparently I have totally awesome vision while I'm wearing my glasses. The lady was actually joking when she put up the lineIt just seemed odd

Writer's Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip. [tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]: Airport securityHarry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

I learned at least two things from this movie: Bobby Darin sang a much wider range of songs than I thought Kevin Spacey can sing Actually, despite the unapologetic fictionalization of Darin's life,Review: Beyond the Sea

It's 2am. I'm finally about to go to sleep. Before I can get into the bedroom, though, I hear my daughter whimpering in her bed. Usually, this means she hasAre all 3-year-olds like this?

This week I had two days completely to myself. My wife took the girls with her to her sister's house early on Monday, and got back very late on TuesdayIt's official. I'm boring.

First, sorry about the absence of new posts lately. Plenty has been going on, I've just been too tired to write about it. Anyway... on to the review! The Rocky seriesReview: Rocky II

It's over. For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I've been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, andReview: Battlestar Galactica finale

I don't have a pet. Dog, cat, fish, bird, rock... nothing. That's not likely to change in the next 5-7 years, if ever. There are lots of reasons, actually, butWhy I don't have a dog

Internet Time Blog » Blog Archive » Jaron Lanier When Jaron was speaking at the dedication of the Gates Computer Center at Stanford, he said "Naming a computer science building afterInternet Time Blog » Blog Archive » Jaron Lanier

Alright, I'm confused. How could my theme CSS have been reverted back to default? Does that mean someone hacked my site? If so, I guess I'm fortunate that only myTheme of the day... confusion

State of the House Report 2011

So here we are at the end of another year. What did we accomplish?

Well, we aren’t dead. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

To be sure, stuff has happened… people got sick, people got better. Some are still sick and are being treated. Birthdays were had. Gifts were exchanged. Progress was made in education. Friends were made.

Here’s what I remember: we went roller skating yesterday – the whole family. . . . → Read More: State of the House Report 2011

Review: New Years Eve triple feature

In my last post I asked for some help coming up with films for my annual New Years Eve triple feature. I got some great responses (though very few actually on the blog, which I find kind of funny).

There was jockying and substitution all the way to the moment I paid the rental fee, but we ended up with the following list:

District 9 Knight and Day Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of . . . → Read More: Review: New Years Eve triple feature

New Year’s Eve triple feature

My wife and I have a tradition of watching movies on New Year’s Eve. We try to do three in a row. It’s ambitious for a couple with two kids, but so far I think we’ve done it every year. Our kids aren’t old enough to stay up for the ball drop, so we can get started by 9pm usually.

We have some rules about the movies we choose. The following elements must be included:

. . . → Read More: New Year’s Eve triple feature

Mundane New Year’s Eve

Well, another year has come and gone. In just a few hours it’ll be 2009. Lots of people all around the planet are gearing up for some serious, I-can’t-remember-what-I-did-last-night celebrations. Others are having a simpler party with friends at their house. Still others are just settling in at home for a night focused on the ball drop, excitement, and reflection.

My wife and I are going to put the kids to bed at their normal . . . → Read More: Mundane New Year’s Eve