Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Star Trek Online Preview

I was fortunate enough to play in the beta for Star Trek Online over the last month and just wrote a review for GeekGirlsNetwork.  Wanna know what I thought?  You can read the full review right here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Gamer, A Wife and A Broken Bowl

Last weekend we headed over to a friend's house for dinner and Lego Rock Band.  While helping her make some truly excellent pizza, I noticed a Christmas bowl still sitting on her kitchen counter.  It was bright red with a cute little tree in the middle.  I figured it had probably been left behind by a random  guest and that leaving it on the counter increased the odds that it would be returned before next Christmas.  Then I noticed it had a pretty big chip on the edge and that all the little chipped pieces were sitting neatly inside the bowl.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Geek Music or Jonathan Coulton Re:Your Brains

I am obsessing over this song of late.  I don't work in an office and there are no zombies in the neighborhood (that I know of) so I'm not sure why it's been stuck in my head for the last few days.  I did have quite a lengthy discussion with some D6 Generation listeners about creating a zombie compound and who would be invited, but that was awhile back.  Regardless, this is such a fun little ditty and it makes me smile as I hum the tune while driving the kids to school or waiting in line at the bank.  And I just found out that Jonathan Coulton is going to be at PAX East in a few months and I'm hoping I will get to hear him play this live so I can scream out the chorus in my best zombie-voice.  So, for your geeky listening pleasure....

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Going All Marvin Martian over Vanity Fair Bashing Twitter Women

Vanity Fair has made me very angry.  Very angry indeed.  It's all over the article  America's Tweethearts which they recently published.  It profiles women who have, according to the author, created fake fame she calls "twilebrity".  Let this serve as notice that putting a tw in front of a word, or in the course of this article, a whole bunch of words, does not make one sound like an expert.  And since when does what a person is famous for actually determine if their fame is real?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Schoolhouse Rock with Dragons, Pirates and Battlestar Galactica

You never know what you're going to find when you search the internet.  I was searching for Schoolhouse Rock because I was trying to remember the lyrics to "Interjections!".  First, I found the original which aired on Saturday mornings back in the 70's..... 


Then, I found a fantastic parody called "Exclamations" by the Brobdingnagian Bards (could they have a longer name?!)  in which they reference fire-breathing dragons, pirates and even Battlestar Galactica.  You absolutely must listen to this song.  You can also read the lyrics here.  Oh, and although they hail from Texas right here in the USA, they proudly wear kilts, which raises the coolness of their whole endeavor by orders of magnitude.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Ghost, A Werewolf and A Vampire on Being Human

I heard about Being Human through listeners of  The D6 Generation Podcast just after Series 1 finished airing in the UK.  The premise sounded great - a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost struggling to lead nice, normal lives, just like us humans.  Unfortunately the show wasn't available in the US at the time and all I could do was get a few sneak peeks through the website and hope for a US release.  Then, in July, the show made it's way to BBC America and later it even became available on XBox Marketplace.