All posts for the month April, 2011

Rant: Man-up

Just thought I’d pass this along (link to article at the end). The gist of the article is that cities/counties/states are raising fines for tickets. And? This is news-worthy? What the article is implying is that the fines are being raised to ridiculous rates not to deter people from breaking the law, but to help [...]

Amazon to Lend Kindle Books at Your Local Library?

The title of this post? Yeah, that says it all. After years of shying away from giving users the option of “borrowing” an electronic copy of a book from a library, it seems that Amazon is finally ready to make it happen. You may recall that Barnes and Noble’s Nook has had this option since [...]

FULL Minecraft Demo

You may have heard me mention Minecraft before, but what is it? It’s kind of like playing with Legos; There’s no “point” or “goal” except what you set for yourself. Want to build a cool castle with exploding intruder traps? Cool, do it! Would you like an under-water glass-domed secret-lair? BUILD IIIIITTT!!! The compelling difference [...]

GREEN KitKat??

What the heck is that? I wondered the same thing when my friend (for the purpose of “anonymity” and “privacy”, let’s call him, um, “Mike-san”) brought this supposedly delicious confection to my door. The first thing you’ll notice is the large title “KitKat” written on the front, surrounded by some kind of weird symbols. I’m [...]

Feeling a bit better now

I’ve been a tad sick lately, so I’ve been slacking on my posts. Sorry about that. Since I’m feeling a tad better today, there will be a new post soon! (yay!) -LeRoy3rd   If you have any tech questions, drop me a note using the “About/Contact” link and I’ll do my best to get you [...]


Today’s a nice relaxing day, so I decided to fire up Lightwave and rough out the basic geometry of a recognizer from the original Tron. Not a bad start if I do say so myself. Some of the angles and sizes aren’t quite right, I’ll keep plugging along and post updates when I make some [...]

Gamestop Bargain

Today Gamestop was having a sale so we decided to pop in and take a look. When I saw this I knew I should share it. I showed the employee and he said it was mis-marked by mistake.

Improving Wednesday

If you look at your calendar you’ll notice that it’s now mid-week. What can you do to keep from drowning in the temporal rip-tide that seems to continually pull you further from the weekend? Take your mind off of it. Relax. Breathe. Also, check out these things:

Tron Day

That’s right, today is the day that “Tron” and “Tron: Legacy” release on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D respectively. So what am I doing to celebrate?

Rant: Let me buy a Blu-ray WITHOUT a DVD


  Remember back in the late ’90s when DVDs started rolling out? People were excited, confused, and angry at this fledgling new video format. The advantages were all there in plain sight: