Expectation vs. Reality in video games
A little humor from last week's gamercat
Stargate Origins trailer
It seems that prequels are the new rage when it comes to sci-fi on TV. Here is the most recent trailer for Stargate: Origins (no...nothing to do with the Book of Origin and the Ori). It seems interesting, and hopefully it goes beyond to 10-12 mini episodes (10 minutes each) that it is originally planned to run. I still want them to do a post Universe show (maybe even go back to the Destiny!)
Review: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael WolffMy rating: 4 of 5 stars By the grace of covfefe! I am done! Well...this was an interesting book to read. Yes, it probably lacks the regular fixin's of a biography, but it was quite enlightening to get an inside look at the cast of characters in the current presidency. If you are familiar with Star Trek's mirror universe...the way
Καλό μας μήνα!
Να και ο κουτσοφλέβαρος... Καλό μας μήνα λοιπόν! Εύχομαι να μας φέρει καλά μαντάτα για το dissertation proposal που έδωσα στην καθηγητριά μου πριν δύο μέρες... Καλή τύχη, καλά μυαλά!
Sev TNG: Accelared growth
But...then they might end up like Shinzon...do you want to deal with Shinzon? ;-)(original archive here)
Review: Con Mans Spectrum #0
Tuesday, Jan 30 2018 09:44 | Comic Book, Conman, crowdfunding, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, Spectrum
Con Mans Spectrum #0 by Alan TudykMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting comic which sets up the firefly-like universe of ConMan's fictional universe. Too bad that the story doesn't seem to progress past issue 1 (maybe do a spin-off? ;-) ) Maybe I should check out issue 1 on Amazon. Con Man is (was?) one of those crowdfunded mini series (now on the comicon channel on Amazon) that
A little Monday morning humor from the Nerdist (on account of the Tarantino Trek rumors)
Sev TNG: the continuing mission
I suppose that's a fair jab - "the forehead of the week" :-)(original archive here)
Review: The Secret History of Star Wars
Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 10:40 | Books, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarWars
The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael KaminskiMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an interesting book to read. I am much more of a Star Trek person than a Star Wars person, but it was interesting to see how the sausage was made. The key question that came to mind as I was listening to all the revisionist history of this franchise is this: Who really owns (in an intellectual non-commercial
Review: To Mooc or Not to Mooc: How Can Online Learning Help to Build the Future of Higher Education?
Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 09:33 | Books, goodreads, MOOC, PhD, review, School, Social Media, Social Networks
To Mooc or Not to Mooc: How Can Online Learning Help to Build the Future of Higher Education? by Sarah PorterMy rating: 2 of 5 stars I've gone back and forth deciding whether to give this book 2 stars or 1 star. The book wasn't awful, but it was really not all that great. It is a very high level view of MOOCs, written partly as use-cases, and the audience tends to be university administration