Quite recently I purchased a brilliant 51″ plasma TV and a Blu-ray player. I had some trepidation prior to the purchase about whether or not I wanted to deal with physical media again (been there; done that). Physical media overload is what eventually led me a few years ago to put an end to CDContinue reading “The iTunes Pricing Model”
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Last Sunday I published my review of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film. I decided it would be only fair that I re-watch the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, and share my thoughts about the film. Long story short, I did not think that the ’89 film was a good Batman story. My general feeling about itContinue reading “Batman Returns”
I recently picked up Tim Burton’s lauded Batman film from 1989 on Blu-ray. The recently remastered transfer does indeed give this film a much-needed visual refresh. Unlike things that are digital, celluloid can degrade over a many years. I’m happy to say that much of the grittiness and loss of colour from the VHS andContinue reading “Batman (1989)”
To my dear readers, after much deliberation, I’ve decided that my fragmented web presence must come to an end. Last year I started a new weblog with the idea that I could have a separate outlet to write about my other areas interest. At this point in time, it has been become more work thanContinue reading “Shifting Gears”
The Transit App 2.0
There are very few apps that I use on a day-to-day basis that I can firmly say are indispensable. As someone who relies on public transportation, being able to get accurate and timely information about what bus or train to take is really important to me. I never much cared for the transit information thatContinue reading “The Transit App 2.0”
Two Days with The Nexus 4
A couple of years ago, I made an honest attempt at exploring the world of Android. I purchased several devices, including a Nexus S, for what was supposed to be the pure experience. Needless to say, there were too many shortcomings in so many areas of the OS — from lack of UI/UX cohesiveness, toContinue reading “Two Days with The Nexus 4”
I woke up this morning feeling grumpy. This seems to happen about once a week for me. I don’t know the exact cause, but if I were to hazard a guess, I would have to pin it down to not sleeping well. It’s not necessarily a lack of sleep (I tend to get at leastContinue reading “Unreasonably Grumpy”
Thoughts on TypeEngine
Every time I visit the city of Seattle, I always have a wonderful time. Last week I received an invite from the folks at TypeEngine to join their launch party on Friday. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to join. I’ve been following the progress they’ve been making on their website ever since they firstContinue reading “Thoughts on TypeEngine”
Is Google Now A Game Changer?
Prelude Someone was drunk on the App Store review team this week, or were they? Google Now landed on our iOS devices today, and it looks fantastic. Whilst I’ve never used the service as it currently stands on Android, I’ve heard nothing but good things from various people I trust. Optimism Perhaps the Apple ofContinue reading “Is Google Now A Game Changer?”
What Is The Point of The Check-In?
What’s the point of the “check-in”? I’ve been pondering this lately as I re-evaluate my various social apps that support this kind of “feature.” Last year I quit Foursquare as I increasingly felt like I wasn’t getting much value out of it. Of course, there are many other social apps like Facebook and Yelp thatContinue reading “What Is The Point of The Check-In?”