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Thoughts on 36

I turned 36 years old today. I’m fully aware that my next statement will be met with snickers and jeers by my older friends and family, but I’m going to say it anyway… I always thought of 36 – that … Continue reading

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Superman on the Small Screen

Here’s a Smallville series wrap-up review by your local friendly neighborhood comic shop manager (if you live in Ventura, anyway). I actually did watch the first couple seasons of this show, until the Dawson’s-Creekishness got too overwhelming to take. If … Continue reading

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Mean People Suck

For context on this post, here is a recent picture of my two sons: Notice anything “wrong” with them simply by looking at this picture? If your answer is “yes”, then this post is for you! [I apologize in advance … Continue reading

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Amazon: Calling Apple Out

I’ve been thinking for a while now about Amazon’s strategy as it relates to embracing Android, and specifically how the moves they’ve made seem to be directly targeted at highlighting things that the Android platform makes possible and the iOS … Continue reading

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Survivor Party

Since I asked my online friends for help with part of Emma’s 13th birthday party, I figured I should probably fill everyone in on the rest of the details in case you’re curious (and also to spark some ideas for … Continue reading

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Dell Streak Review

I’ve been putting off writing this for a long time, but in a way perhaps it’s best that I did, since I’ve now had 4 months to get a more complete feel for all the details and thus (hopefully) give … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Comic-Con 2010 Post

Still well within the two-months-afterwards range, here are my thoughts on attending the most recent San Diego Comic-Con. I caught a ride down there with the Camerons, and enjoyed spending some time with them as well as Jason Brooks. We … Continue reading

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Last Airbender Review / Rant

Brief Summary: I enjoyed it. It wasn’t nearly as good as the cartoon (more detail later), but taken on its own, for what it was, I thought it was OK. Not great, but certainly not deserving (IMHO) of the bashing it has received, especially relative to that other recent “Avatar” movie, which I thought was pretty bad (way worse than this). Continue reading

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The Apple / AOL Analogy

OK, so a couple days ago I posted this Twitter message:

The iOS/AppStore model is essentially making the same appeal as AOL (vs. open internet) in the early 90′s – safer, polished, easier to use.

Unfortunately, the constraints of Twitter just make it too difficult to really explain or discuss that kind of thing, so I thought I’d flush out what I meant by it here instead. Continue reading

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LOST Wrap-up

It’s been a while since I posted on here, but I figured with LOST wrapping up and so many people talking about their thoughts about the show it would be good for me to put up at least a not-so-brief summary of my take on the show as a whole. Continue reading

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