Happy Holidays everyone! For this week’s 50 page Fridays we’re reading an excerpt from Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis. Click read more to check it out.Read More
Check out the amazing Star Wars-themed Christmas light show extraordinaire courtesy of Star Wars uberfan Tom BetGeorge!
Since 99% of the lights are LEDs, the electricity to run the show for the entire month is about $100. I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it using a [...]
You’ve read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, I’m sure. That’s probably an understatement, actually. I’ll bet you’ve heard it so many times that you can even hear it now echoing inside your skull. Have you ever thought about it, though? I mean, how weird it is?
Fat guys improbably sliding down chimneys with bags of gifts, [...]
Okay, geeks and geeklettes: How did we do this year? What did Santa bring?
I racked up a couple of really nice gifts: a copy of Batman: Arkham City for my XBOX 360 (My wife will be a Bat-Widow for a few weeks, it looks like.) and a licensed museum-quality replica of Herugrim, the Sword of [...]
Christmas is practically here, but if you’re quick on the draw (and your credit card hasn’t been maxed out yet) you can still get a few cool stocking stuffers and small gifts in before the Fat Man arrives.Read More
Family, food and the thrill of giving gifts: these are a few of the things that make the holidays such a wonderful time of year. They’re also a few of the things that make them so stressful. Fruitcakes solid enough to build an adobe hut with, sketchy cousins and outlaw in-laws, and gifts that may or may not have come from the darkest, most lead-encrusted corner of a off-the-books Chinese factory combine to make us truly glad that this “most wonderful time of the year” only comes around once.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away primitive Earthlings utilized grooved vinyl to reproduce pre-recorded music and other audio entertainment. It was an elegant format, for a more civilized age…an age where an errant scratch, a bit of dust, the weight of a dozing house cat or even a few moments in the sun could ruin your recording forever.Read More