Debates

I’m watching the first debate and my very first impression is that McCain isn’t paying attention to Obama when he’s talking. When they split the screen, McCain is looking down or away. That bugs me. I don’t know why.

New Glasses

The thing about new glasses is that you have to get used to them, which sucks. In case I didn’t mention, I broke my glasses recently and was forced to get a new pair.  That was a little mini adventure…

The Best Space Battles Part 9

Star Trek: Battle of Wolf 359 We are the Borg. Existence, as you know it, is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. The Battle of Wolf 359.  40 Starfleet ships and…

The Best Space Battles Part 7

Babylon 5 What’s a solidier to do when faced with illegal orders and a government that isn’t listening? Well, if you’re John Sheridan, you secede and declare your independence.  When that brings your own people down on you in a…

Spore!

Well – I caved.  I bought Spore today. I’m installing it even as I type.  Should be pretty interesting. All the hype aside, if it delivers on half of what’s been promised, it will be an amazing little game.

The Best Space Battles Part 4

Star Wars: Episode IV This was it – the battle to end all battles.  The Rebel Alliance sending snub fighters against the Empire’s most powerful weapon ever: The Death Star! What?  You telling me you couldn’t bullseye something the size…

The Best Space Battles Part 3

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This is visually one of the coolest space battles ever. In orbit over Coruscant the forces of the Republic battle the Separatists who’ve somehow managed to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.  The Jedi Knights…

The Best Space Battles Part 2

Serenity. If you haven’t seen Serenity yet, well, leave.  Just leave.  I mean, honestly – what the hell? The battle between the Alliance Armada and the Reavers is intense.  It happens so fast you have a difficult time keeping up. …

The Best Space Battles

When you look at the scifi movie landscape, what puts butts in the seats? The answer most authors want to hear is a ‘good story’.  But, honestly, while a good or even a great story really will bring butts to…

Fixed the blog

Well, I had some issues after the last upgrade.  This included phantom tags on posts and the visual/html buttons not working one bit. My webhost is notoriously slow when it comes to ftp type stuff, so I was understandibly reluctant…

The Mojave Experiment

Someone sent me a link to the Mojave Experiment: http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ This is amusing, and good marketing on their part. Unfortunately, if you’re smart enough to realize it – there’s a huge hole in this campaign – they are showing Vista…

Who will watch the Watchmen?

Morticai’s Journal, August 4th, 2008. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their wastes and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll look down and whisper, “no.”…