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2020 media log

Trying to track major media consumption throughout the year. I’ve done this for a few years now, but it’s kind of a chore. Anyway. Here’s most of the media I consumed in 2020.1 ...

December 31, 2020 · 4 min

2019 media log

I didn’t really track my media consumption in 2019 - most of this was pulled together from watch history in various platforms, and from memory. So, likely huge gaps in there. My non-work reading was pretty sci-fi focused - I need to branch out a bit there, maybe after book 9 of Expanse comes out… Anyway. Here’s most of the media I consumed in 2019. ...

December 21, 2019 · 5 min

Battlestar Galactica Ringtones for iPhone

OK. I'm a dork. I made some ringtones today to use on my iPhone, based on short clips from Battlestar Galactica. Maybe someone else will find them useful. Please don't sue me. They were all made from very short sound clips I found online. I'm using "BSG - Phone Ring" as my ringtone (it's the sound the telephones make on the ship) and the others are handy alarm notification sounds....

September 26, 2009 · 1 min

American Inventor Stupidity

OK. I admit it. I'm watching American Inventor. And I just can't stop wanting to scream at the TV "The solution to burning christmas trees isn't a fancy invention for fire suppression. STOP PUTTING FIRE HAZARDS IN YOUR HOUSE." There. That's my invention. Leave the trees outside. Fires suppressed. I haven't had a real christmas tree inside the house for, what? A quarter century? Now, where's my million dollars?

July 25, 2007 · 1 min

Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Webisodes - for US fans only

Ronald Moore and his crew have been consistently doing amazing, high quality work. They've "gotten it" in a whole bunch of ways, from podcasting show commentaries as episodes air, to blogging, to video blogging behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm so totally, perhaps unhealthily, hooked on this show. But they totally dropped the ball on the Season 3 webisodes. There are 10 mini-episodes leading up to the season 3 premier, viewable on the scifi....

September 7, 2006 · 1 min

BSG Season 2 Finale

There are only 2 words to describe the finale. Holy. Frak. I'm not going to put any spoilers in here, because this finale would be worth watching the miniseries, and all of seasons 1 and 2 just to get to the point that you're ready to watch this. It's that amazing. I can't remember a series that took such a gamble with rethinking the show so completely. Ronald Moore described the finale as an attempt to roll hard sixes....

March 12, 2006 · 2 min

Simpsonification

Thanks to a tip-off from James, I generated a quasi-reasonable facsimile of myself as I'd look in the Simpsons. The book wasn't optional...

February 18, 2006 · 1 min

Greed or No Greed?

Lamest. Game show. Ever. Not even the pretense of requiring skill or intelligence. Pick a bunch of random numbers, and try not to be a bumbling greedhead. About as much of a "game" as Keno or Bingo. All you have to do is pay attention (a little). And the "banker"? Just some clown sitting in front of a simple odds calculator to give Howie a chance to ham for the cameras....

December 21, 2005 · 1 min