June 30, 2006

Enter Sandman, Venom is coming, and your friendly neighberhood Spiderman

Spider-Man 3

So I had heard rumors that Venom may make it into the newest addition to the Spiderman movie franchise and now I know it's official (albeit I may be behind the curve here, but there is so much other stuff going on to stay on top of the early news about a movie that is still almost a year away). Check out the teaser trailer if you haven't yet, it made me want to go see this movie.

Topher Grace is going to be in this one. I know what your thinking (because I thought it too). How can they put another scrawny geeky actor in this franchise, isn't Macguire enough? But from what I've seen ol' Tophy has bulked up a bit for this role (maybe even had a little facial reconstruction if that turns you on.... er, uh, we won't go there) so you may not eve recognize him in the trailer.

Definitely on my theatre hit-list for next year.

Until next time

June 29, 2006

Watch out Paypal, this ain't no beta

Google Checkout checks in: "unlike most new Google products, it is not a beta test version. 'No. For once, we are not releasing a beta product,' said Salar Kamangar, vice president of product management at Google."

More web wizardry from Google. Not a beta? They've been testing on a small group and say it's ready to go. One step at a time Google continues to make the World Wide Web a smaller place...

Until next time

June 27, 2006

In my opinion...

  • Led Zeppelin will always be better than Elvis
  • the Spaghetti Westerns (Dollars Trilogy) will always be the greatest westerns
  • Java and C# could be considered the same language (syntax, structure)
  • the internet will not make the world a better place to live
  • the Zelda franchise is superior to any other gaming franchise
  • most people take things way too seriously
  • the internet will not make the world a bad place to live
  • (waxing philosophical) the hardest life-concept to understand at times is that life is never too long and life is never too short.
  • Some greenery in my cube would be nice
  • programming is fun (most of the time)
  • video games are way too addicting
  • there's never enough time in a busy day
  • slow days are way too long
  • this list is mostly useless

Until next time

June 13, 2006

A laptop that thinks it is a desktop

Dell Home Systems XPS M2010

My fantasy laptop has finally arrived, what a monster notebook. I would gladly accept one of these from anyone wanting to gift me with one :-)

Until next time

June 1, 2006

I love the smell of critics on a monday...

Okay, so nearly a week has passed since I stood in line approximately an hour to see the 3rd installment of the x-men franchise so I guess if you were wondering what I thought you can stop holding your breath because I'm divulging now (divulging? is that a word?).... anyway... don't worry, no spoilers here.

I find it particularly humorous that this film has found itself on the sharp end of many a fine critic's back-stabbing. I myself happened to enjoy the film and found it to be a nice addition to the series, and if it must end there I won't lose any sleep. Yes, you heard it here folks. In my lowly moviegoingnotaprofessionalcriticness I came away from the flick satisfied. Besides, it was a huge first week success so I guess the early-preview critics didn't sway as many folks as they would have liked.

Was it the best of the three? No, I don't think that. I think it falls somewhere in between being better than the first and not as captivating as the second. So now I guess you know which one I think is the best...

Please don't mentally tar-and-feather me (literally either), I'm only a lowly fan.

Until next time