Archive for January, 2011

Our Favorite Free Mac App Store Downloads

012611_rg_FreeMacStoreApps_01.jpgLove it or hate it, the Mac App Store is here to stay. While we didn’t end up purchasing many actual apps found while browsing the App Store, we did have fun downloading several available for free. There are quite a few useful apps with a variety of utility for the welcome price price of free!

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My Daily Tweets 01-30-2011

  • 00:29:50: RT @Joanna_Rees: “men don’t notice, you are lucky if we notice haircuts” from the hubby.
  • 00:48:13: “I don’t know what chips to get from Walmart, too many choices!” @Joanna_Rees
  • 01:09:59: Having fun with the wife on Skype using the ‘say’ command in Terminal
  • 01:18:24: @Joanna_Rees I don’t mind the lounge chair, but the sofas are ordinary. The Barcelona looks better
  • 13:57:26: @Joelle_writes same reason as small dogs are allowed as well. Sorry about your allergies though
  • 13:57:49: @kristenlubbe I didn’t mind the Green Hornet. It was a fun movie
  • 13:58:44: RT @thomashawk: I think @canon_camera put a dust magnet in my 5D M2 instead of actual working anti-dust technology like they claim. http …
  • 14:02:17: RT @JessicaDoyle: Military Prevents Confrontation between Protesters and Police in Cairo http://t.co/mz0LbRM
  • 14:04:17: @Joelle_writes I think all dogs/cats under a certain weight are accepted inside the cabin. I’ve never done that w my Frenchie though
  • 14:04:40: Opening up Cathode. Loving that terminal skin app. Running it full screen
  • 14:05:55: Slept a lot over the weekend. I feel like I’ve recovered from the work week of Hell. Then, it’s CNY so only 2 more days of work b4 a break
  • 14:07:56: With some actual time off, I will be able to get my online store online.
  • 14:10:02: I’ll have components, wheels, bike frames, and complete bikes for sale from Giant, TIME, Colnago, Pinarello, Scott, BMC, BH and other brands
  • 14:12:37: What’s your favorite Cathode setting? I like Gentle w Viti Green, but the Blank Slate also works. The Amber color is also nice
  • 14:13:22: The stray dogs are sure going at it. I’ve noticed skirmishes between them over the last few weeks. It’s gotten more intense
  • 14:13:38: I blame another stray dog group trying to move into new territory.
  • 14:16:38: RT @inkbutter Nicki Minaj ft. Drake “Moment 4 Life” (Video) http://bit.ly/f0RKEc
  • 14:34:09: It Takes Years – http://nyti.ms/dN9Smu
  • 14:40:32: Josephine de la Baume: Agent Provocateur | Hammertoff http://t.co/bc4Bk58 via @Mircow
  • 14:41:33: Tiiu Kuik by Anne Menke for Marie Claire France February 2011 – ZAC FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/0yYETpO via @ZACFashionPhoto
  • 14:42:24: Theres Alexandersson by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Nippon March 2011 – ZAC FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/wMgrHjp via @ZACFashionPhoto
  • 15:45:08: Is the age of the book critic over? http://gu.com/p/2mmf3/tw
  • 16:53:02: Jersey Shore Drunk Punch Love S03E05/S02E18 (MTV): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aF
  • 16:55:14: Primeval S04E05 (ITV): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aH
  • 16:57:48: The Mentalist Bloodhounds S03E12 (CBS): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aJ
  • 17:01:05: Californication Home Sweet Home S04E03 (Showtime): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aL
  • 17:03:35: Our move to Urbana-Champaign from Vancouver/Montreal will have cost us about $12,000 USD. It will be paid off by May/June.
  • 17:03:47: It’s one of the reasons why the DIY stuff has got to wait for a few months. That doesn’t mean that my wife can’t do some small projects
  • 17:05:20: I’ve got two episodes of Chuck, Fringe, 3 of Hustle, 2 of White Collar. I’ll have time to watch these during CNY. Been quite busy
  • 21:57:42: Evangelion-Themed Hotel Room: Vacation Destination for Anime Geeks: http://wp.me/pWvW-5aO
  • 21:59:42: Primeval S04E06 (ITV): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aQ
  • 22:35:03: When it’s not the dogs, it’s the cats. They are in heat and meowing loudly in our courtyard
  • 22:57:32: Castle Knockdown S03E13 (ABC): http://wp.me/pWvW-5aT

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Castle Knockdown S03E13 (ABC)

Castle title card via Wikipedia

Castle title card via Wikipedia

I’ve been a Nathan Fillion fan for quite a while. Ever since Firefly, I was really impressed by his acting. Since he is starring in a new series named Castle, I took it upon myself to watch it weekly.

Anyway, what do I like about Castle? Well it stars an obnoxious, womanizing novelist. Detective Kate Beckett is a closet hottie, played by Stana Katic. Her hotness is kind of hard to explain. The actress is quite hot, but in Castle, she toned it down. She doesn’t wear much makeup and favors a natural look, kind of like “Oh I’m hot, but I could be the girl next door, BTW, FYI, I’m still smoking hot.” That’s how I described her in my mind. She’s kind of got the ex-catwalk model look going for her, which is quite good.

So that’s a good point. Plus she’s Canadian and a good actress. That’s always a good combination.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Primeval S04E06 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

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Evangelion-Themed Hotel Room: Vacation Destination for Anime Geeks

Neon Genesis Evangelion is still quite watchable after all these years. Heck, I watched them as recently as two years ago and they were pretty fun. Now it seems that all of you anime geeks will be able to fulfill your dream of staying in an Evangelion-themed hotel room.

evangelion hote room japan mount fuji neon genesis

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Californication Home Sweet Home S04E03 (Showtime)

Californication title card, via Wikipedia

How long will it take Hank to mess things up with Karen? Not very long. Hank’s usual nice disposition doesn’t win him any favorites when he tries to talk his way out of a warning. He just gets arrested.

I enjoyed the whole first series. I enjoyed the second series as well. Even though some critics were against some of the more controversial scenes, I enjoyed them. It paints an interesting picture of the life of Hank Moody and his messed up life. Hank has been a real asshole in the past, but at the end of it all he’s a good man. If you thought that the second season was going to be any less controversial, think again. This time, it’s mouth rape. The third season starts smoothly enough.

Warning: Spoilers ahead and strong language.

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The Mentalist Bloodhounds S03E12 (CBS)

The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker, a man specializing in studying the micro-expressions of people who became involved with trying to catch a serial killer named Red John. Red John killed his wife and daughter. Since then, Jane has been working with the stupidly named CBI, California Bureau of Investigations, a kind of state police.

Robin Tunney plays Agent Lisbon, who is in charge of the unit. Van Pelt is the new agent on the squad. Rigsby has a crush on her. The Mentalist is kind of like the TNT show Psych, but it’s not a comedy, it’s a drama. I’ve enjoyed this series because it’s light and interesting. I’ve kind of come to despise Criminal Minds.

Jane uses his semi-celebrity and his lack of protocol to solve cases quickly, cases in which the CBI wouldn’t be able to come up with answers without him. Each episode has the color red in its title. The Mentalist resembles the show Lie to Me, which premiered in 2009 on Fox. The Mentalist started on the 23rd of September 2008 on CBS.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Primeval S04E05 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

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Jersey Shore Drunk Punch Love S03E05/S02E18 (MTV)

Deena and Snooki, via Vulture

I’ve mentioned to someone that watching the Jersey Shore is like watching Animal Planet. It’s like watching the mating habits of a cheetah, or something like that. There’s no doubt in my mind that this is true.

Where to begin? The douchebagginess of the cast leaves you speechless. There are no words to describe these self-professed guidos and guidettes. In tonight’s episode, sparks fly as Ronnie and Sammi hook up and fight once again. Ronnie admits to loving Sammi. Meanwhile, Angelina gets super-drunk and cock-blocks The Situation and Pauly D, who don’t take kindly to her cock-blocking ways.

The crew is back and the shit hits the fan almost immediately between Jenni, Snooki, and Sam. Ron is up to his misogynist ways as he screams at the new HM. Meanwhile, Mike is able to get Deena naked on the 1st day, within hours of arriving. Strangely, he’s not ready to tap that yet.

Warning: This post might offend you.

[Ed. note: I had to put some warning here, and I thought that this was kind of funny, but you have been warned!]

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My Daily Tweets 01-29-2011

  • 01:55:18: Klingon iPhone Stand: Today Isn’t a Good Day for Your iPhone to Die: http://wp.me/pWvW-5ai
  • 01:56:46: Hublot Key of Time Watch Looks Perfect for Batman: http://wp.me/pWvW-5ak
  • 02:06:53: Photography by Nella Balda http://tinyurl.com/63r8crt via @bentrovatoblog
  • 02:07:53: Totally conked out after work tonight to sleep. Woke up at 2AM local time and started working again.
  • 02:09:17: RT @ales_kot: Don’t agree with the US support of the brutal Egyptian regime? Do me a favor, call the White House switchboard NOW, tell t …
  • 02:09:45: RT @thomashawk: flickr finally responds to user on paid account deletion with BS answer. http://goo.gl/cchLD
  • 02:11:39: RT @GDuchaine: Une Montréalaise se jette du 17ème étage à cause des punaises de lits qui infestent son appart. http://bit.ly/h82TIb
  • 02:13:56: RT @43folders: “The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons” (La règle du jeu, 1939)http://i-0.us/eb9wXV
  • 02:16:48: Today was my last day of teaching my grade 4, 5, and 6. I’m kind of relieved. Gonna be teaching a grade 3 class after CNY at another branch
  • 02:17:26: Hannah Richter by Philipp Forstner for WOMAN January 2011 – ZAC FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/chwiw8p via @ZACFashionPhoto
  • 02:17:53: Naomi Preizler by Eric Guillemain for FutureClaw #5 – ZAC FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/U2K86dQ via @ZACFashionPhoto
  • 02:18:39: Arizona Muse by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris February 2011 – ZAC FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY http://t.co/4b679vN via @ZACFashionPhoto
  • 02:27:09: @Joanna_Rees http://www.doorsixteen.com for a lot of DIY goodness.
  • 02:36:56: Garrett Murray’s Stylish Home Office We’d All Love to Have: http://wp.me/pWvW-5an
  • 02:38:09: Can You Charge a Laptop Via USB Port?: http://wp.me/pWvW-5ap
  • 02:42:25: Franzenfreude – http://nyti.ms/gH4Gxd
  • 02:46:36: I hope Contador’s appeal will lead to a 2-5 year ban. Freaking cheater.
  • 02:53:04: Gonna watch that crazy Kollywood movie Robot later tonight.
  • 03:08:37: Sometimes it’s fun to watch stuff crash and burn
  • 03:24:06: I’m currently watching a school crash and burn, as well as some Tumblrs.
  • 04:25:13: How Egypt Turned Off the Internet http://t.co/xgV0ALM via @gizmodo
  • 12:44:18: iPhone Ping Pong Paddle Case Not Really Meant for Whacking Balls: http://wp.me/pWvW-5au
  • 12:58:52: Edita Vilkeviciute by Jeff Burton – Touchpuppet http://t.co/gcX0mDw via @Touchpuppet
  • 13:04:44: Souped-Up OWC Mac Minis: Who Should Get One?: http://wp.me/pWvW-5ax
  • 13:07:53: How to Have a Mini Tech Vacation this Weekend: http://wp.me/pWvW-5az
  • 18:58:04: Holy crap, Skins season 5 is pretty damn good on Channel 4. Really enjoyed the first episode, it’s a beautiful show. The US version pales
  • 18:58:13: RT @RacyZephyr: Pepsi and Coca-Cola are sold in every country in the world except North Korea.
  • 18:58:41: puked today bc I ate some salami yesterday. WTF.
  • 18:59:03: It was another mild case of food poisoning. FML
  • 19:02:32: RT @TechCrunch: ‘Angry Turds’ Is Like ‘Angry Birds’ Except With, Yes, Turds http://tcrn.ch/hIefMm by @alexia
  • 19:03:14: @kristenlubbe I honestly don’t want to see a dude cutting his arm off.
  • 19:08:06: @fannierochefort bonne photo :)
  • 19:09:34: RT @raynola: Egypt leaves the internet. With pictures. http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml
  • 19:10:20: RT @xenijardin: In case you missed -> RT @BoingBoing: Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US #Jan25 #egypt http …
  • 19:10:50: RT @EmilyGould: Why trust a boring, unoriginal writer — and one who thinks “belongs on a blog” is a dis — to tell you whose books des …
  • 19:12:33: Skins, the 1st episode of the 5th season reminded me why I watched all four seasons in a few weekends in November 2010.
  • 19:13:21: I hate it when my dog nags me.
  • 19:14:33: He’s all like “I need a walk” “I’m hungry” Curse the fact that I know him so well so that I can understand him.
  • 20:25:47: I’m going to try and take Differential Geometry I next semester. I already tried enrolling, but the class was full
  • 20:26:02: Need to talk with the academic staff to see if I can take it
  • 20:26:36: That would make a total of 3 full classes, plus the colloquium class = 4. 10 credits. That would be enough for this semester
  • 20:27:25: Feeling a lot better now. Had some soup, fruits, banana smoothie. Taking it easy. I slept quite a bit as well
  • 20:27:53: Started watching that Kollywood Robot movie. I’m 1 hour in, and it’s pretty funny. There’s another 1:43 left!
  • 20:39:39: When I feel sick, I like drinking Sprite. It used to be 7Up, but there is no 7Up here.
  • 21:22:47: Liking Cathode app. Vintage terminal skin. I like it, especially in full screen mode
  • 21:25:35: I don’t like Amber Tamblyn in House. Can’t wait for 13 to come back
  • 22:45:13: RT @DrBillyo: My brother-in-law lives in Egypt, only source of independent information today is BBC world service. Cutting WS a disgrace …
  • 22:45:38: Cathode is making me relearn all those Terminal commands. Having fun with ‘say’
  • 22:46:27: It’s interesting to have cathode running on FS. It kind of blocks out distractions
  • 22:56:06: For my next home office, I want a Herman Miller Airia desk, w maybe an Embody chair. Depends on the comfort level
  • 22:56:27: My gigantic IKEA desk won’t fit in our new home. Time to get rid of it
  • 22:56:45: @fannierochefort pcq y fait frette
  • 23:29:44: On the fence about getting some hotdogs. Walked the dog 5hrs ago, so he’s fine

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