Archive for December, 2008

About quackin’ time!

December 22nd, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Seen & Heard

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Just heard the jolly good news that HOWARD THE DUCK is making its U.S. DVD debut on March 10 (click the link above to preorder from Amazon.com). The much-maligned George Lucas production has been a no-show on DVD for 11 long years!
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Apple don’t need no stinkin’ Macworld Expo!

December 17th, 2008 | Comments Off on Apple don’t need no stinkin’ Macworld Expo!
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard, Technology

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I was as shocked as the next guy when I read last night’s news about how Apple will pull out of Macworld Expo after next month’s shindig, and the double whopper (with cheese) that Steve Jobs will not be doing the keynote address we’ve all come to know and love.
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iCaved: Apple TV edition

December 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on iCaved: Apple TV edition
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Technology

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OK, so almost 2 years I blogged on MySpace about how I didn’t need an Apple TV (a post which is mirrored here, for those of you brave enough to click back far enough in time). Long story short, now I (finally) have one. What changed?
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R.I.P. Forrest J. Ackerman

December 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Forrest J. Ackerman
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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Sumbitch. As I was sitting here blogging this afternoon, I happened to open my iPhone Facebook app and saw that Famous Monsters of Filmland founder Forrest J. Ackerman passed on yesterday. I’m bummed. Needless to say, I grew up reading that magazine and it inspired me to not only make movies, but even publish my own magazine years later. Dude, you will be missed.

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Tech Talk: Updating my home office network – Part 2

December 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on Tech Talk: Updating my home office network – Part 2
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Random Thoughts, Technology

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(Image courtesy Amazon.com user Y. Chang)

Got a little sidetracked here lately with life so I didn’t get a chance to yap about setting up my new NAS (network-attached storage). Jump back a few posts to catch the details of how I arrived at this particular setup, and forge on to hear my thoughts on how it all worked out.
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R.I.P. Paul Benedict

December 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Paul Benedict
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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Lest I post another obit like the one for Rudy Ray Moore and get accused of plagiarizing some other asshead who grew up with the guy, I’ll cut this one short: Mr. Bentley is dead.
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