Thursday, June 04, 2009

Summer Movies 2009

The following is a list of movies that I would like to see this summer, in order of appearance.

  • Star Trek (May 7)
  • Terminator: Salvation (May 21)
  • UP (May 29)
  • Drag Me To Hell (May 29)
  • The Hangover (June 5)
  • Dead Snow (June 19)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (June 24)
  • Public Enemies (July 1)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 15)
  • 500 Days of Summer (July 17)
  • Funny People (July 31)
  • District 9 (August 14)
  • Inglourious Basterds (August 21)
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (September 25)

I will continue to update this post as I see movies and cross them off the list.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

To the person that stole my car antenna

I hope you really needed that Mazda3 antenna. I guess you couldn't wait any longer to listen to the radio. The last time I listened to the radio was several years ago, so it's not like I needed it. But, that's not to say it wasn't MINE.

I can certainly see the appeal of the antenna because it's not like your regular old style. Still, you couldn't buy your own?

Regardless of its usefulness to me, you still stole something that was mine and I want it back. I hope someone steals it from you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Farewell Battlestar Galactica

This will be a really short post. I just wanted to submit my tribute to one of the greatest shows I have ever watched. So long, BSG. You will be missed.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Comcast CableCARD, Finally Success

A few days ago, I mentioned how Comcast wasn't able to install my CableCARDs the first time around. Two days and several hours with the Comcast guy later, I finally have working CableCARDs.

I was expecting Comcast to come back out on Tuesday to fix the problem, but ended up getting a call saying that they were having problems with all CableCARDs and not just mine. But, what was even weirder that shortly after my blog post, a Comcast rep posted a comment asking to help. That's just too Big Brother stalker-like.

Anyways, Comcast showed up on Wednesday and spent the better part of two hours trying to get it all working. First, I found out that the beginning of the serial numbers on the CableCARDs matched their digital boxes and that's why it wasn't working initially. Next came the configuration of the cards. This is what took forever. The cards have to be paired to my device (TiVo) and in order to do that, the billing department needs to know a few numbers on the cards. Ok, great. Do it.

To make a long story short, all of the channels didn't show up on one card but they did on the other. Once we get that working, they forgot to setup my HBO. This takes a while, too. I'm leaving a lot out because it was so mind numbingly boring. You'd think they'd be able to know what the deal was, but in reality the Comcast guy said they don't have much experience with CableCARDs. I guess it didn't help that the Comcast guy hated the cards to begin with.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Comcast CableCARD, First Try

I am trying to get CableCARDs installed in my TiVo and Comcast has failed at the first attempt. A CableCARD allows me to receive digital cable without using a cable box. Frankly, I don't have room for another piece of equipment and using the TiVo with CableCARDs lets me free up that space otherwise occupied by a Comcast box.

Now, all I know about installing these CableCARDs is that the Comcast guy plugs them into my TiVo, reads some numbers over the phone to headquarters to activate the cards, and we're good to go. However, even this simple act proves too much.

They are coming back tomorrow to try again. Round 2. If I wasn't off work all week, I'd be pissed off. Let's see what happens tomorrow....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

BSG Webisodes

Battlestar Galactica has just released a third series of webisodes to tide over hungry fans, like me, till the last season launches. Your humble servant has embedded the video for your convenience.

Basically, what this proves is that BSG packs more interesting things into three minutes than most shows do in thirty. Man, I can't wait till the new season!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I hate you, ABC

Apparently, you have decided that one of the most original shows on your network no longer deserves to be picked up for a full season. Why would you cancel this show?

Once again, the works of Bryan Fuller are under appreciated by the execs of Hollywood. Does no one remember Dead Like Me? I think that Pushing Daises was viewed in the same way: a dark comedy with a sweet and sincere chewy center.

So long, Pushing Daises....

Now, ABC, we have to talk: the only thing keeping me around on your crappy station is LOST. So help me, God, if you screw with me on this, I will burn your Dancing with the Stars studio down.