archive: May 2009

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MAY
2009
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MAY
2009

I have now seen the new Star Trek movie not once, but twice. The first time I saw it in an IMAX Theater. The video and sound quality was much better than on a normal screen where I saw it a second time.

While I was never a fan of the Original Series Star Trek with William Shatter, this reboot of the series is fantastic.

Though we are now in the 21st century, the graphics, technology, and special effects allow this movie to have rich detail while still preserving the essence of Trek lore.

(If you haven’t seen the movie yet be prepared to be spoiled. Highlight to see the spoilers part.)

While the plot was excellent, this movie did introduced the most common Star Trek “paradox”: Time Travel. Bad guys come from the future… try to take out the past. Past guys figure out how to beat future guys, everything is good.

(End of Spoilers)

Star Trek Movie Logo

Star Trek Movie Logo

With that said the acting was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. Practically everything was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. This movie is worth seeing at least 3 times, if not more once it comes out on BluRay.

Rating: 11 out of 10!

08
MAY
2009
06
MAY
2009

Flash Header Online

Posted by Shane

The very first draft of the flash header for this site is now online! If you do not have Flash 10 installed, it will ask you to download Flash 10 and install it.

If you don’t have flash at all, you will get the basic image version. I have yet to convert the static image to the same height. So you are wondering how I got this done? Well read on to find out!

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04
MAY
2009
03
MAY
2009

Happy Birthday To Me! :)

Posted by Shane

Just as the title says :) I have already had my birthday “party” per say.

Last night (May 2nd) I went out to dinner with my mom, sister, and very good friend of the family. We took some birthday pictures before we left. I plan on updating a few of the places were I have my photo with these since they look very cool: Facebook, About, etc. Then we went to a restaurant that I have never been to before in Bridgehampton, NY called Yamp Q. A very good Japanese Restaurant.

I myself had a serving of fried pork dumplings, shrimp tempera roll, and chicken teriyaki. Very yummy. Afterwords we went back to the house to have Angel Food cake with fruit sauce.

Next it was presents time. Minus the usual cash that is always welcomed, I got two really neat physical gifts. The first one was the DVD set of the TV show MacGyver. I have never seen an episode, but in recent years a number of gaming communities online and friends have refereed me as MacGyver since I can fix almost any problem they throw at me. The second one was a signed baseball from No. 42 of the New York Yankees. Not Reggie Jackson, but Mariano Rivera. A ‘last out’ signed balled and certificate of authenticity. Way cool! (Pictures will come later tonight!)

Another present in which I already knew about for a few weeks was a baseball game at Yankee Stadium this Thursday on May 7th.

That’s about it. Expect to come back in a few days for all the pictures!

UPDATE: The ‘About’ page has been updated to include my new photo and one that was taking on my birthday dinner. :)