Well, that bastards did it. They created DNA in a lab, using a computer, stuck the DNA in some Bacteria and then the bacteria used the DNA to start up the cells and, bam, life. That is pretty much what … Continue reading
(This post is Spoiler-Free) Rarely, very rarely, do games like Alan Wake come into existence. When they do, you look at gaming differently. You think, man, this game. Man, this game. I was thinking that while I was playing it … Continue reading
So, I’ve been reading Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman off and on for a month now. It isn’t a book you really read. You sort of flip the pages, absorb as much knowledge as you possibly can, and … Continue reading
It’s length. That’s the problem with endings. The longer the art form, the harder it is to end it in a satisfactory way. Think about it. Do you feel bad when you stop looking at a painting? Nope. Why do … Continue reading
Christopher Nolan might be one of my favorite directors. The guy is just smart, in the way that allows the actors and the writing to shine and his directing just sits back and chills out. What I enjoyed about Prestige … Continue reading
I was wondering when this was going to start happening, and it looks like it is starting to happen. People are beginning to hate Facebook. We liked it at first, because it was so much better than Myspace. We also … Continue reading
Buying a new Mac was a tough decision for me. In my soul, I felt like I needed a new gadget. You geeks know what I’m talking about. There is sometimes this…URGE to buy a piece of hardware. Once it latches on to us, it is near impossible to pull it off. It intangles and works its way into the wallet and then it is all over. The worst part was trying to figure out if it was worth it. I wanted a new Macbook, but did I need one? Does someone, anyone, really need a new computer? I’m here to tell you that, yes, sometimes that is the case. Once I opened up my new Macbook Pro, once I began working on it, once I started doing all the stuff I do with it, I understood without hesitation that this was the computer I always wanted to have.
So, you are going to ask, what’s the difference? There are a ton, actually. First, the Pro I have now has 4 gigabytes worth of memory. If you have no idea what that means, memory is the space the computer uses to run its functions. Storage is where it stores all your crap. Think of Memory like the work bench a computer uses and storage is like the closet you keep all your crap in. Having 4 gigs of Memory might not seem like much to people with super-computer rigs. But for a guy who has been working with 1 gig for five years, it is amazing. The fan never runs. At all. And that is when I have several applications running. The Pro also has a much more robust battery life. The battery, hooked up to a network and fully charged, has about 8 hours in it. That is just absurd to me. The old Macbook I had could barely give me a solid 4 hours. Add to that a few simple bells and whistles, like keyboard lights, an upgraded iPhoto that is still a pain in the ass, upgraded trackpad design and way more storage space, and there is no real reason why I shouldn’t have upgraded. The price was steep, but when I think about how long I had my first Macbook, and how much I used it, it makes perfect sense. Macs just work. They will do the stuff you need them to do. Just don’t ask it any questions or try to move stuff around and everyone will be happy. It was a steal, and I’d happy recommend a new Macbook for anyone that wants to fill that empty void in their lives.
I’ve been actively trying to figure out what I would call my classes, if I were allowed to. I am allowed to sexy them up, but I don’t think I can claim them yet, give them a title and all … Continue reading
It is a part of our culture. That is what we are angry about. Like, if a child reached up and grabbed his father’s glass of whiskey, then drank it, of course the father is going to be upset. But … Continue reading
As a commuter, which is a fancy way to say that I ride the damn bus a lot, I have to have some music to listen to. That’s just a fact. I don’t particularly want to hear a crying baby, … Continue reading