Category Archives: Entertainment

2.1 Speaker Roundup! Beatbox vs. Tango TRX vs. Rockus

This is a review of three sound systems I have had the pleasure of listening to at home and in the shop: Antec Soundscience Rockus 2.1 Price: $99-$181 at Amazon Review rating: 3.75/5 stars Pros: Good sound and great bass. Cons: Bulky compared to the others, no built-in wireless connections, no built in charging, not as high-fidelity as the Beatbox,  more cable tangle to deal with. No remote control Summary: Pricing varies widely, but a good deal at $99 and ideal

X-Arcade now available cheaper at Fry’s

Some cool news from X-Arcade: […] our newest X-Arcade Two Player home arcade system will now be available for just $99 at Fry’s Electronics, one of America’s largest and most iconic electronics retailers. The Silicon Valley-based retail chain known for its elaborately-themed technology superstores around the country will begin selling X-Arcade Dual Joysticks nationwide March 7th. Source They make rock solid controllers, I own one and have been very impressed with it. The Fry’s price is $30 cheaper since that

Movie Trivia for Oscars Party

Tomorrow evening my wife will be hosting her second annual Oscars Party. Everything is in order for the party except she needs some movie trivia questions for the party. We came up with the following movie trivia questions, they may not be the best in the world but they will get the job done! Feel free to use them for your own Oscars/movie party or event 🙂 NOTE: these movie trivia questions are not necessarily related to the Oscars, they are

Razer Blade 17″ gaming laptop review

The Razer Blade laptop is one of the most intriguing ‘gaming’ laptops to come along in quite a while. There have been a lot of “hands on” previews posted since the laptop was announced but only recently have real reviews stared to come online. As I find real reviews I will be posting them here along with some comments: Razer Blade review — Engadget Gaming Screen size 17.3 inches Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 Processor speed 2.8 GHz System RAM 8

Ender’s Game and Harry Potter

I have really been enjoying the book Ender’s Game. While describing it to my wife the closest similar book I could think of was Harry Potter. Sure enough, other people thought there were similarities too 🙂 Here are some links about the Ender’s Game -> Harry Potter connection as well as some bits about the Ender’s Game video game, comic book and movie! Exciting and unsettling: Ender’s Game: Battle School | Tor.com am frequently asked “Why hasn’t science fiction produced its own

Red Dog 2011 movie soundtrack info

Red Dog is an Australian movie that is considerably more compelling than the majority of what Hollywood puts out :-). It also has a superb soundtrack. When I first tried to purchase the soundtrack I had a lot of trouble finding it. Thankfully, I eventually found the soundtrack and it is absolutely amazing :-). Evie – Let Your Hair Hang Down (Part 1) is my favorite track but there are a number of other gems. If you enjoyed the music during the

ViewSonic PJD6531w projector and 3D Vision

I saw my first (modern) 3D movie last night at the theater. The effect was enjoyable and so I decided to start researching 3D on my PJD6531w projector. There have apparently been some teething problems with this projector and 3D Vision, but the first two links below offer some helpful tips for getting NVIDIA 3D Vision working with the ViewSonic PJD6531w: ViewSonic PJD6531w 3D Projector Review – NVIDIA Forums – Page 3 1280×800 3D Vision ViewSonic PJD6531w – 3D Vision Blog 3D

Disc Golf notes before doubles tournament

Miscellaneous disc golf form and technique reminders. For me to keep in mind during the upcoming doubles tournament… Backhand (my normal drive) Tilt disk to the right on release (to even out the disk’s flight) Open palm after release (so fingers don’t impede/alter course) Hip rotation! Putting Fingers extended underneath the disk Gives stability (not gripping the edge) Palm OPEN after release Authoritative throw, really drive it into the basket Forehand (NOT my normal drive) Tilt disk to the left Red