Saturday, October 30, 2010

Handful of Photos

Renee took my P&S to a robotics tourney last weekend at OMSI. The lighting was not very conducive to sharp photos, so I only put up a few. After that, you'll find a handful of her with her new haircut, grabbed today.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Secrets of the Ra

Yay! The LXD is back! I'm actually a little bit giddy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Glee! and Halloween

I've watched the first few episodes of Glee!, and while it is somewhat fun, it somehow just didn't stick with me, unlike LXG. But I hope you can guess which episode I'll be making a point of watching as Halloween rolls around.


Holy Cow! Netflix has Rocky Horror available streaming now! Just keep lining 'em up!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Assigned Photos

Renee got an assignment to produce some photos contrasting plenty with want. The result is available in this photoset, and a sample is in the banner.

She took some pretty neat photos of the derelict house in our neighborhood. I think I'm gonna try to talk her into going on a photo expedition with me sometime soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

End of an Experiment

I cancelled my eMusic account tonight. I came home from work after buying a new office chair for the den, and checked my email only to find a message that they were once again planning on bumping prices. It's only been about a year since the last bump (and they used the same excuse: "we're adding a major label to our line-up. More choice!").

Given that I joined eMusic to experiment, taking chances on new and indie music to broaden my horizons, this second price hike pushed me over the edge. The fact that they are now able to offer more of the mainstream music I can get elsewhere isn't much of an attraction. The fact that I must now spend quite a lot more to take a chance on an unknown is the final straw.

Goodbye, eMusic. You were the source of some inspired discoveries, and a lot of so-so experiments. At the new price points, I can't justify that model anymore.