Mysteries of Pittsburgh (3/5) with spoiler

I just finished another book that I assumed wasn’t a Young Adult book but turned out to be yet another coming of age themed book, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. The only real mystery is why our protagonist is okay leaving some very real issues unresolved and how he will just push people away instead of finding out what happened.

I just watched the trailer for the film and got very upset. One of the major characters has been removed from the plot completely. The dapper homosexual doesn’t exist and instead the attractive protagonist apparently has a dalliance with the scruffy bear biker! What an unlikely pairing.

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Monsters University and World War Z

I saw some movies and I was thinking that I should say something about that.  Monsters University was enjoyable but I think I enjoyed the original Monsters Inc better.  Not a surprise.  But I thought it really looked nice.

World War Z wasn’t as bad as I had feared with the trailer.  Afterwards I had a thought which was kinda spoilery so I won’t include it here and OH GOD THIS POST REALLY SAYS NOTHING. Continue reading “Monsters University and World War Z”

on ecommerce and records

If you run an ecommerce store and I ask you to list the products available alphabetically from A-Z and you include THE in your sort, I will be disappointed.  This isn’t a shaming post because I’m not going to call out any specific site by name, but I’d like to think that this is one of the small details that I care about and hasn’t been a total waste of time in my development process. Continue reading “on ecommerce and records”

Return to the Case of the Dead Logitech K760

Perhaps you read my post yesterday.

Probably not.  It’s not really a post that sounds exciting to people.  I understand.  I really do.  Anyways my solar powered keyboard complained about the battery again so I left the keyboard in the bathroom in front of a window hoping that it would charge while I slept (I sleep in).  Not really.  I left it outside for several minutes and the keyboard was happy again.  I sat outside and read another chapter in Michael Chabon’s Mysteries of Pittsburgh.  I don’t know if you know this but it’s really bright outside!  With that I semi-confess that I’m slipping into a nocturnal cycle again.  Ah well.

The Case of the Dead Logitech K760

This was rather amusing.  Wait, opposite of amusing. I did not enjoy this.  Last night I sat in front of my iMac and tried to operate with little success because my keyboard was not working.  Last year I had purchased the Logitech K760 which is this lovely solar powered device that can pair with up to three bluetooth devices.  It’s great because I can use it with my iMac, my iPad and my iPhone.  When it works, that’s great and I’m happy.  But last night not only did it not work, it didn’t flash lights indicating that something was very wrong. Continue reading “The Case of the Dead Logitech K760”

MOST ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK OF 2014: Noggin by John Corey Whaley (@corey_whaley)

Noggin comp rev2 Guys, I’m excited.  I’m sure there are other books that are coming out in 2014.  Probably not a new Harry Potter book.  Maybe some new entry in a series about paranormal vampires from space.  Who cares, right?  But let me tell you I’m super excited about a book that was just announced today:  Noggin by John Corey Whaley. Continue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK OF 2014: Noggin by John Corey Whaley (@corey_whaley)”

RT @antijokeapple Dear people who question why girls to go to the bathroom together, Hermoine went alone and got attacked by a troll

Quicky 3am Film Review: Now You See Me

Hey I know it’s not a new release so this review probably isn’t going to help people because if you were interested in seeing Now You See Me, you probably have already gone.  Or maybe you forgot it exists and HEY READ MY REVIEW!

Now You See Me is a fun engaging film that draws you into a world of slight of hand.  I swear I was sober and I enjoyed it. Continue reading “Quicky 3am Film Review: Now You See Me”

LA Times: Krystian Zimerman reportedly halts recital, criticizes YouTube

A Polish pianist, Krystian Zimerman interrupted a recital because he spied an audience member recording his performance.  Later he told the audience “The destruction of music through YouTube is enormous.”

Franz Ohnesorg, the director of the Ruhr Piano Festival where Zimerman was performing is quoted in the Telegraph that Zimerman “drew attention to a serious problem — that these pieces are available, and free of charge is an act of theft.” Continue reading “LA Times: Krystian Zimerman reportedly halts recital, criticizes YouTube”

I WON A PRIZE! Wally Lamb signed copy of She’s Come Undone

The FedEx man just dropped off a small box containing a signed copy of She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb, signed by the author!  I don’t really remember entering it but I do recall this is one of those books that’s supposed to be good.  Not just because Oprah thought it was worthy of her O, but I remember seeing (at least one) English teacher reading it so many years ago.  Anyways, fantastic!