These go to eleven.

Found a moment with one of my favorite movies… Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and… Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten? Nigel Tufnel: Exactly. Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder? Nigel Tufnel: Well, […]

Last Man on Earth for your viewing pleasure

Was browsing through the stacks at Hulu — very nice interface for a video site — and found some great hard to find videos. Last Man on Earth– the Vincent Price version of I am Legend, maybe not quite as over the top as the Charlton Heston – Omega Man version, but the one I […]

Quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower

“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all […]

Book Recommendation – World War Z

Was talking with a friend and the topic of good books came up. Always makes me think how hard it is to find something that’s consistently good from start to finish. So with that in mind – think I’ll pick back over the stack of books that seemed to fit the bill as a good […]

More storage – this looks like a keeper

Still ruminating on storage solutions for local use  — found the Drobo – looks pretty amazing – http://www.drobo.com/products_drobo.html Aside from the almost Apple like following — it seems like the real deal. Watch the demo. Think it’s a little on the pricey side at $500 before adding some beefy drives, but the value proposition is compelling. I […]

Online backups – saving your bacon

After a friend had a catastrophic meltdown the other day — you know when your hard drive gives the ‘click – click -click’ of death? You feel the shortness of breath — what was on that drive? When did I back up last? It’s hard today – particularly with digital pics and video. In many […]

The Best List Ever – courtesy of MacGyver

Every once in a while I come back to one of the best lists on the web. If you haven’t seen it — it’s worth taking a look if you have even a passing interest in MacGyver: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_problems_solved_by_MacGyver “This is a list of problems that have been solved by the fictional character MacGyver from the television series of […]

Sounds like a game? Nope – Just History

Recently I read an amazing article in the February issue of the Simithsonian magazine about the Monuments Men – soldiers assigned to reclaim the treasures stolen by the Reich during WWII.  “Ettlinger’s Nuremberg assignment evaporated without explanation, and he was plunged into a thoroughly unexpected sort of war, waged deep in Germany’s salt mines, castles, […]

The Walking Dead – A great read

I’ve been poring over copies of a great survival horror comic ‘The Walking Dead‘ over the last month or so. Amazing stuff — it’s taken a bit to get the collected copies – I’m on number 7 out of 8 (each collects six or so of the original comics). Can’t wait to read the last volume. It’s a […]

Indiana Jones Legos!

At Target this weekend (I guess everyweekend), my daughter and I went by the toys to see what was new. Apparently we’d missed the best new Legos. There are now some excellent looking Indiana Jones sets. There was a shelf display with several of the kits set up including the ‘LEGO Indiana Jones Temple Escape‘ – yup […]