Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

The bull fights back!

Amazing footage from Spain - this was one awesome bull!
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Social Network Parodies

A couple of parody trailers (parodies of the Social Network movie coming out soon) have hit the interwebs:Twitter:YouTube:
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This should become a sitcom!

There are some commercials that have become sitcoms in the past, the Geico cavemen come to mind. That was a nice, albeit short-lived sitcome. Watching shows on Hulu I've been served up this ad (as well as other ads in the same series). The idea is that a bunch of experienced men (in a retirement community?) guide the younger of the clan along their life paths. I don't know why, but this commercial
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Mixed thoughts on the 4-hour workweek

A long while ago I got a promotional copy of the 4-hour work week by Tim Ferriss on Audible.  Now that I have the audible app on my iPhone I had rediscovered that I had purchased (for nothing) this book and I thought I would give it a try.  My first encounter with this book was through a classmate's wall on Facebook - he had written a rave review of the book.  Personally, back then,
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IPad: the mid point review

So, it's the mid point in my time that I have the iPad on loan from the department. Initial thoughts are a bit mixed. I have to say that the large screen makes for some pretty nice couch browsing while watching TV. The keyboard isn't that horrible to use (it's no physical keyboard but it works). I can't really tell if I am fasted on the iPad or on the iPhone in terms of typing.One of the major issues
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Overdrive FAIL

The other day I was curious to see if Overdrive had an iOS app that I could load on my iPod Touch or iPhone so I can take advantage of the service offerings of my local public library.  I often go to the library to get videos or books (and on occasion books on CD), but lately I haven't had much of an opportunity to browse the stacks - and quite honestly my academic library keeps me busy with academic
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows

I guess that I am back in the video game mood (it's amazing what you're interested in when you don't have a ton of papers to write - LOL). In any case, I've always had this love-hate relationship with Castlevania, ever since the original GameBoy days. I've wanted to like it, I do like the story, but somewhere in the game I tend to lose interest. In recent years I got back into Castlevania first with
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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - explained

I came across this video explaining the next installment of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. I can't wait to play it (even though I have not yet finished playing the second one). It's nice to see that the controls and what you can do in game evolve as the series evolves. I can definitely notice much more in Assassin's Creed 2 compared to the original game. Now you get to train new Assassins? Cool!I
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There is more than one way to skin an iPhone

OK, bad pun!  With my recent jailbreaking I decided to have a look at Winterboard and themes (aka skinning) on the iPhone.  Back in the days of System 7.5 (all the way up to MacOS 9) there was a shareware program called Kaleidoscope that allowed you to change icons, windows, buttons and other UI elements of the MacOS.  Copland, the original MacOS 8 that was never released was supposed
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Free: the future of a radical price

A while back I downloaded Free: The future of a radical price (by Chris Anderson) from Audible.  I'm pretty sure that it's probably still free (the eBook version was free for a while but probably not anymore). In any case, with the audible app, I've rediscovered by free purchase (which is probably in some backup disk somewhere), downloaded it and started reading it.I have to say that I really
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