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The Lost Room

I just watched Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries The Lost Room for the second time, and I have to say that it...

June 22, 2010

The Oil

I can’t let these 30 days go by without saying something about the story that has everyone talking. Everyone has...

June 20, 2010


This is addressed to those who routinely mispronounce the name of my home state. Some of you, inexplicably, are from...

June 15, 2010

How To Hide Your Gold

On one of my recent journeys down the Wikipedia rabbit hole — you know what I’m talking about, when you...

June 14, 2010

Disappointed With LOST

I was disappointed with the Lost finale. There, I said it. It wasn’t very good. Actually, it was good —...

June 8, 2010


Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl make a pretty good team in the new romantic comedy Killers (whose plot seems strikingly...

June 7, 2010

Memory Foam Mattress

It’s been about six months since we bought this memory foam mattress at Sam’s. At the time, I read every...

June 4, 2010

Bye Bye DirecTV!

Earlier this year, I documented my Home Theater PC project. My primary motivation for this endeavor was to find a...

June 3, 2010

Here We Go Again

Welcome to the third annual Running of the Blogs! We’ve called it 30 Days of Blog in years past, but...

June 1, 2010

First Harvest

We had our first salad the other night from our garden and it was great. I can’t wait for all...

May 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Yeah, I know I’m a week late, but I had to post an update on our square foot garden. My...

April 28, 2010

Square Foot Gardening

We picked up Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening book last year with the intent of planting a small vegetable garden,...

April 8, 2010

HTPC Results

[This is the final part in a series on building your own HTPC] The primary reason I set out to...

March 15, 2010

HTPC Install

[This is Part IV of a series on building your own HTPC] Once you’ve assembled the hardware, and collected the...

March 9, 2010

HTPC Software

[This is Part III of a series on building your own HTPC] I started out thinking this would be a...

March 7, 2010

HTPC Hardware

[This is Part II of a series on building your own HTPC] Let me start by saying that I did...

March 2, 2010

Home Theater PC

When you start the research, like I did, on building your own Home Theater PC, you inevitably come across a...

February 28, 2010

The Big Box Office Bamboozle

It looks like my prediction about Avatar is on track to come true, but the box office reports today reminded...

January 8, 2010


I’ve been a Netflix user for many years. I was intrigued when they began offering some of their movies in...

January 6, 2010


I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Avatar will soon be the biggest-grossing movie of...

January 3, 2010

DJ Hero

Santa brought me DJ Hero for the Wii this year for Christmas, and I have to say it’s the surprise...

December 26, 2009

Great Holiday Theater

I’ve been lucky enough to take in a couple of great Christmas-time shows this season and I wanted to pass...

December 22, 2009