Friday, April 29, 2005

Stardate 59324.46 - Recent Activities

We recently took a day trip to Cold Spring, and had a great time! Very cool place! And pretty close to NYC.

We’ve also been to see a couple of plays recently.

  1. Doubt was not as good as the hype. I guess I'd give it a thumbs-sideways. Cheryl says thumbs down. And it was more than 90 minutes long with no intermission. I know movies are that long and you don't get a bathroom break, but there is something different about a play.
  2. Midnight and Magnolias was not so good. More lines were flubbed than I expected, and the acting was a bit over the top. Thumbs down. Cheryl says thumbs down as well.
  3. We also saw an interesting work in progress entitled MORBIDITY & MORTALITY This one was very interesting, and as a work in progress the actors still had their scripts and the venue was quite small and intimate. Very cool, but the ending may need a little work. Two thumbs up.
This weekend I think we will see the Interpreter and do a little hiking.

Excalibur out.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Stardate 59297.33 - April Update

Looks like I am down to posting about once per month. I started this as an experiment as I was not up to speed on blogging (becoming management has a way of sucking all your technical skills out of your head and replacing them with schedules of meetings after meetings after meetings). It takes a lot of work to do this on any type of regular basis, and to be honest, I'd rather focus my efforts on my D&D game or on playing computer games in my off time. I also don't have any readers of this blog as far as I can tell.

Here are a couple of bloggs I have started reading regularly that I really enjoy. I offer them up as suggestions:
- Ron Moore's Battlestar Galatica Blog - Updated after every new show. He provides a lot of information from background on specific episodes to political commentary to thoughts on Star Trek. And one of my personal pet peeves/interests on these types of shows, he published the "official" rank structure for BG. - Wil Wheaton (yes, that Wil Wheaton) talks about everything from his appearance on celebrity poker shows to auditions to his family to the recent death of one of his cats. Surprisingly good. I had my doubts when he started writing a column for Dungeon Magazine, but it was so good I checked out his Blog and have been hooked ever since.

Those are the two big one. I also use RSS to keep up to date with Federal Computer Week and SciFi Wire (news), but not sure who else is interested in that combination. Oh, and I'm a huge fan of Tell Me About It - advice for the under 30 crowd (even though I passed that age many years ago).

Lunch over...back to work.
Excalibur out.