Entertainment

New Kindle Clothes!

Well, it took longer than usual, but I finally got bored with my New Yorker Magazine Kindle cover and Chocolate Swirl Kindle skin. (That would be this one, for those of you who haven’t been following along: )   So…

One Show Closer . . . .

To cancelling cable. While I do watch a lot (and I mean a LOT) of television, it’s 98% broadcast TV, and the 2 shows on premium channels (Burn Notice and Eureka) are available on iTunes. Since I have an AppleTV…

Wall of CDs

Even in this age of iTunes and MP3 stores, I still prefer to buy my music on CDs. There’s just something about opening a box, unwrapping a CD, reading the liner notes, and having that shiny silver disc to hold.…

A short primer on iTunes organization

I use a lot of Smart Playlists in iTunes, based on song ratings, genres, playcounts, and date last played (or not,) or skipped. It’s taken a few years, and some discipline, but it works fairly well: 1 – No CD…

Pretty, Pretty Movies

Last weekend was a typical cold and rainy Seattle weekend. So I spent some time getting the rest of my Blu-ray movies moved onto my media server for easy watching. Then I spent some more time hunting down movie posters…

My new Amazon Kindle

My new Kindle e-book reader from Amazon arrived today. A day early, even! Once I received the shipping notice, I spent some time ordering any free books that looked interesting, and prioritizing my list of favorite and yet-to-be-read books that…

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – A mini movie review

“Cute and pretty” best sums up this movie. It is the story of Mr. Magorium and his magical toystore, and the days after he decides to depart and leave the store to Mahoney, the store manager. With Dustin Hoffman as…

PSA: DVDs don’t last forever

Back when DVDs first starting becoming popular, everybody was all “They’re better than VHS tapes cause they’ll last forever!” Turns out, that’s not true. I’ve gotten far enough in my project to store all my DVDs on my media server…

188. 675. 788. 1133.

188 unread books. Not nearly as many as I though there would be, especially because this includes some technical manuals. 675 books entered into my tracking software this weekend. Hooray for the external 10-key pad I found that works with…

Nim’s Island – a mini movie review

Nim’s Island was on last weekend’s watch list. Maybe not the best children’s movie I’ve seen recently – that honor goes to The Spiderwick Chronicles – but it was a cute movie, and it looked FANTASTIC in Blu-ray. A cute…