Monday, November 24, 2008
The New Tomb Raider Game Is Coming!
It's a time of celebration in my house. Tomb Raider is one of those video games that draws everyone out of hiding in my house as we all try to solve the puzzles and physical feats Lara Croft has to manage.
We've been playing the series for years, and had almost given up on it until the brand was given to a new developer.
Now the old magic is back. Archeological digs...
...lots of enemies and gunplay...
...and hair-raising leaps.
Lara Croft has always been a real swinger!
Always been one to walk the thin line between death and disaster.
On the land or in the sea, Lara's always been a daredevil.
And she has such big guns!
Puzzles, traps, and tigers -- oh my!
I can't wait.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I love tech, and the more it smacks of all the SF movies that I grew up with, the more I like it.
This story is incredible. Even more incredible is that it hasn't been done yet. A 35-year old artist wants to equip her prosthetic eye with a webcam so she can stream everything she sees. Want to bet this turns up in an espionage movie coming soon?
Here's your link.
In the meantime, the webcam stuff is getting so small it would be interesting to see where you could put them now. I remember an old television show called SEARCH (wiki) that featured micro cameras and radios. We're at that stage people.
Privacy may soon be one of those things people talk about but never have the chance to experience. Although, given how much time most people spend on the phone or on the Net, privacy may not have much value for most folks these days. I still enjoy it.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Ask Aida On Food Network!
For years I've been a big fan of Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals and the other shows she's done. I've always enjoyed Rachel's down-to-earth presentation and girl next door approach.
As a husband, I've watched my share of food and remodeling shows, had recipes tested on me and watched in helpless terror as the house I worked so hard to pay for was torn apart.
This morning, I found a new show and hostess that won me over. Aida Mollenkamp was just awesome. Easy on the eyes, fun, and energetic.
I loved Aida's laidback style and easy manner. The meal she prepared looked fantastic, and she had a blast prepping it and talking to her tech guru, Noah Starr.
While Aida worked on the meal, Noah interrupted her with questions from the show's fans. Some of the questions came over the phone, over email, and over video clips. I really enjoyed the way the show was integrated with today's tech.
Over the years, I've come to relax as I watched the frenzy in the kitchen come to a boil. I especially enjoy the candy competitions and Ace of Cakes because of the human drama.
There's no human drama on Ask Aida, Noah and Aida's lively banter and the torrent of questions kept the show's pace up dramatically.
They look good together and seem to have a lot of fun on the show.
If you haven't tried the show, you should. The premise is engaging and Aida is easy to warm to because she isn't totally polished yet (this was only her sixth show) and has a lot of natural charm. Noah has the same qualities, and watching the two of them together is a pleasure.
Look at that smile!
For more information, check out the show here.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
While fighting off sickness and spending time getting things checked out (so far everything is good, but there have been a couple surprises), I've gotten caught up on some reading.
Check out the reviews here!
And let me know what you're reading that you're intrigued with.