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Across The Digital Divide

I haven’t bought any CDs this year. Well, that’s not strictly true. I did buy a DVD that came with a bonus CD, but that’s it for physical music media. I don’t think I’m going to buy a regular CD ever again. With 4100+ CDs I don’t have room for many [...]

The Golden Skulls

Movie Mention Christmas Eve!
For those of you complaining that I haven’t watched enough action movies lately, I just did a double feature over the last two nights. Some spoilers await below.
The first was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I didn’t think it was as bad as people said, but [...]

Basic and Retro Definitions

Tonight I’m going to watch a BD.
Do you know what I’m referring to?
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you most likely know. But if you just stumbled here and weren’t totally familiar with home theater and new technologies, you’d probably be confused by that statement.
“BD” is apparently the accepted abbreviation for “Blu-ray [...]

Blud On The Tracks

It’s a List O’ Links Day! But first: I knew it had to happen sooner or later. I got this e-mail from NetFlix today:
Dear Greatest Customer Ever,
As you may know, Blu-ray movies are more expensive than standard definition movies. As a result, we’re going to start charging $1 a month (plus applicable [...]

Feeling Blu

Random Pet Peeves Of The Day that may eventually gel into some kind of theme:

NetFlix is talking about charging extra for HiDef movies. Though I suppose it’s inevitable, I’m not happy about it. I came really close to canceling my NetFlix subscription awhile back because I wasn’t watching DVDs fast enough and so [...]

Sweat On My Brow, Fiberglass Insulation Under My Feet

I love subjecting myself to torture. It’s 100 degrees outside today, so I figured it was a good day to go into the attic, in the middle of the afternoon during the worst heat, and reposition my TV antenna. I need the antenna in order to get over-the-air digital HDTV from the local [...]

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