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Sad but True

Does it seem right to you that honest consumers who buy or legally rent DVDs are forced to wait for several minutes while clicking next through crappy advertisements and annoying FBI warnings before they can actually watch a movie they paid for while pirates simply get to watch the movie? Perhaps one should pirate all […]

Why are 3D films so jarring?

I normally do not try to see movies in 3D format because they have typically been jarring, annoying, and tacky. Given the opportunity to have the appearance of things jumping out of the screen at you, most directors seem to feel like they have to use that gimmick even when it is not needed. In […]

How integrated is the greater Washington area?

One of the things I like best about the greater Washington area is how integrated we are… For years I have been comparing our local stomping grounds favorably to places like Chicago (a lovely city) where the blocks are clearly black or white and even those blocks are clearly one ethnic group or another. Perhaps […]

Impressive film for $300 budget!

Ataque de P├ínico! (Panic Attack!) 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dadPWhEhVk Fede Alvarez tells a little about how he made the short film: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=154&t=822329&highlight=big+robots They look like Mechforce Marauders to me… but perhaps I played a little too much of Ralph Reed’s excellent Amiga game in the early 1990s…

Heads Up Babylon5 Fans

I have been listening to old The Babylon Podcast episodes on my commute to work, slowly catching up and through them I discovered a really good fan-fiction audiodrama set in the Babylon5 universe during the succession of Earth colonies and Babylon5 from Earth Alliance. The audio drama is called “Three Edged Sword” in honor of […]

Can’t Stop the Serenity 2009

Tickets appear to be sold out, but if you already have tickets, and want to carpool (parking at Arlington Cinema ‘N Drafthouse is very tight). The event begins Saturday, June 27th at 1pm; but the doors open at noon, and I suspect the local Browncoats will make it fun. Thanks and hat tip to Castalusoria […]

Can’t Stop the Serenity 2009

I scored two tickets to Can’t Stop the Serenity 2009 at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse June 27th! Tickets: http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/?page=event&eid=876 Firefly and Serenity fans should have fun, as should fans of Dr Horrible. Joss Whedon rocks!

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XKCD and Firefly, together again and again

If you are a Firefly / Serenity fan you will love the most recent several XKCD comics, they are all Firefly/Serenity themed… In other news, if you like Felicia Day from Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, you might also like her web video series called The Guild where she stars in and created a video series […]

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Marketing Fail!

Doh! Apparently, every Intel based Mac since early 2006 has had a new feature that Apple has completely failed to market. I have owned a few of these Macs and never knew about this feature, and others have probably skipped Apple products not knowing it was available. The feature I am referring to is the […]

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Home Theatre Audio Question

This is for all those audio/video geeks out there; I am perplexed by connectivity options for our audio and video gear, and have been overwhelmed by options. I think we may need a new receiver…. We mostly watch a DISH Network Dish DVR 508 that has S-Video, Composite video, RCA Stereo, and TOSLINK (optical for […]

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