Archive for September, 2009



On Defying Gravity

It looks like ABC all but canceled the series. Episode 9 didn’t air on ABC, but did air on CTV. CTV has gotten rid of it as well. It’s absent this week from their scheduling. From what I can tell, the remaining episodes will be aired on Space starting October 2nd. Annoying, but predictable. I was surprised that such a show was airing on one of the main networks. It will probably do better on Space or Syfy.

Martian Dust Storms

A great first hand account by Dan Hill of the dust storm that hit Australia last week. Tom Coates put together a Flickr gallery with some of the best shots. Dan Hill’s tweets made Tom Coates start his project.

6.6 KM Night Run

After Chad bought some running shoes, I suggested that we go run together tonight. I hadn’t worked out for about a month and was jonesing for some endurance sports. Having someone else run with you holds you accountable.

It’s been a while since I seriously ran. I really love biking, but it’s not as good as a cardio exercise as running. I am always prepared though. I had a frozen water bottle for this run and it came in handy. The run was good. Chad brought his husky Ash along, and he was getting pulled most of the way, though by the second half, he had calmed down. I kept a steady pace.

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Vue Personal Video Network: Easy Home Security

092509_rg_vuesec_01.jpgIt’s always prudent to install some kind of security system in your pad or home. It’s not just for rich or people with big houses. It’s for everyone. For example, if you’ve got pets and you want to check up on them while you’re at work, some kind of wireless camera would be great.

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The Awesome Star Wars LEGO Chess Set

092509_rg_LEGOStarWars_01.jpgWe don’t know what’s cooler: the fact that this is a LEGO chess set or that it’s actually a Star Wars LEGO chess set. Having a chess set around is always interesting. In an age where most of us spend hours of our days in front of a computer screen, it’s nice to go offline. This set is a mix of entertainment and fun.

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Survivor Samoa Taking Candy From a Baby S19E02 (CBS)

Russell got Marisa evicted. He liked tribal council. Russell is glad to have gotten rid of a strong woman. Betsy has gotten on his bad side. He tells her that she doesn’t trust him. He doesn’t trust her. She laughs him off. She voted for Ash. She thinks that Russ got very threatened by Marisa.

Jaison talks with Russ. He wants to know what was going on last night. Russ thinks that he found an ally. Russ tells him that there is an immunity idol hidden at camp. Wait, did I miss something? Jeff hasn’t said anything about idols yet. Jaison thinks that Russell is pulling some kind of pre-emptive strike. He actually finds one. That was very smart. He shows it to Jaison. Russ uses it to secure Jaison’s trust.

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FlashForward No More Good Days S01E01 (ABC)

FlashForward title screen, via Wikipedia

FlashForward title screen, via Wikipedia

A mysterious global event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously see, for two minutes and seventeen seconds, his or her life six months in the future. When it is over, many are dead in accidents involving vehicles, aircraft, and any other device needing human control. Everyone who survived is left wondering if what they saw will actually happen.

A Los Angeles FBI agent named Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) tries to figure out what exactly happened and why it happened. Along with his team, he creates a database of people’s flash forwards from around the world called the Mosaic Collective (for which a website has been launched). Apart from the various catastrophic visions, people also see themselves engaging in unexpected behavior; for example, Benford sees himself drinking again, and his wife Olivia has a vision of herself with another man.

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So there is another new science-fiction series. Well, it’s hard to attribute this series a science-fiction label, as unlike the book, the flash forward that the world experiences is only 6 months away. In the book, it’s 21 years and tied to the CERN Large Hadron Collider as well as the search for the Higgs boson. It’s based on a science-fiction novel of the same name by Robert J. Sawyer. That’s strange. I’ve been thinking about the Higgs boson for the last few days.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Rene Habermacher

Beautiful work by Rene Habermacher

Beautiful work by Rene Habermacher, NSFW

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Naomi Campbell by René Habermacher

Naomi Campbell looking incredible in this editorial

Naomi Campbell looking incredible in this editorial, NSFW

Change Your Speaker Like Artcoustic’s Crystal Line

092409_rg_artcoustic_01.jpgSpeakers tend to be big and black. In order to look good, you got to get creative. It’s kind of amazing what some high-end speaker companies are able to do with their speakers. For example, the Artcoustic brand specializes in speakers that look like frames.

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