Archive for December, 2007

A shadow of their former self

Posted: December 18, 2007 in General

For shits and giggles I, once in a blue moon, (or perhaps even less often) click through my friends (and enemies) list to see what’s up in the world. It’s kind of interesting because I use my little list of links to peer into the lives of those who I would consider “friends on pause” (people who I would gladly dine/hang out with, but who I just don’t talk to). This is my way of lurking in their lives, and seeing what is going on without actually interacting (how very introverted and stalkerish of me). It’s actually one of the reasons I still bother posting to my own blog (not to mention I kind of enjoy reading my own historical blog posts).


It's Been a While

Posted: December 18, 2007 in Gaming, General

It’s been a while since I’ve put my thoughts forth in regard to the games I’ve been playing. It’s been a good six months for gaming. We’ve seen three of maybe the best Xbox 360 games ever released, so as 2007 nears its end I thought I’d review some of my favorites.


I know I already made my feelings known about Leopard. I’ve been living with it a bit longer now, but I came to the realization that Leopard may be the closest thing to a Microsoft “type” product that Apple has released in the last 10 years.


Now that I have a HD-DVD player I’ve made this sort-of commitment to not buy movies in standard def anymore. To be honest, it’s not because I don’t think DVDs are viable, I find them perfectly acceptable to watch. I’ve always felt that if I’m going to buy something, it’s worth spending a little bit more to get something of better quality. That’s the situation here. For an extra $5-10 I can buy a better product.


First of Many

Posted: December 4, 2007 in General

So this morning my wife’s brother had their first baby (as scary as that is, that makes me an uncle). This is the initial shot of the upcoming barrage (ok, maybe that’s an overstatement) of babies.

Leopard, not all that great

Posted: December 1, 2007 in Computing, General

After Apple released the 10.5.1 update earlier this week, I decided it was time to upgrade to Leopard. Having a $100 gift card from Amazon helped me make this decision. So what’s my impression?