Situated in the Mojave Desert, its Spanish name means "The Meadows" because of the wild grasses and desert springs originally found there. An oasis in an otherwise dry and unwelcoming place, it became known to Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. It was discovered by the modern world in 1829, when a young Mexican scout … Continue reading A visit to Las Vegas
The WD TV is my favorite media player (I think it's better than the Apple TV), and since I also love the Drobo, I wanted to combine the two and have the ultimate media entertainment center: a Drobo packed full of videos, photos and music, connected to a WD TV, which is connected to a … Continue reading How to use a Drobo with the WD TV
During our last trip to Baltimore, we visited the Baltimore Aquarium and also attended their dolphin show, called "Play!". It lasts about a half hour or so and it's geared toward kids -- which means quite a bit of talk about dolphins and not so many jumps. If you expect a show packed with acrobatics and … Continue reading Baltimore Aquarium’s Dolphin Show
I know Collier's has been gone for a long time, but when I see stuff like this, or this or this, I can't help but love it. Maybe we should have more drawings in our magazines, and they should be done with the same classy style and atmosphere. Things are a bit too realistic nowadays. … Continue reading I miss Collier's Weekly
Things were quite busy at our home as the New Year arrived. I was working on my site, transferring the content over from ComeAcross and making sure the feeds were pointing the right away. That was my New Year's surprise, something that I'd planned to do for quite some time. I wanted to move all … Continue reading Happy New Year!
This is the original Jerry C video. For those of you who don't know about it, he's a teenager from Taiwan who plays the guitar. It goes without saying that he's good, or else he wouldn't have gotten over 20 million views. Judging by his later videos, he favors rock pieces, but fortunately (for him) … Continue reading Music videos
I like quirky, odd music videos, alongside the well-made, polished commercial stuff. My latest favorites from YouTube are enclosed below. The Kooks have some pretty good music. Here they cover Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPq54IymMM This Japanese group put together a stop-motion animation video set to something that could be called music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AeodCMHCFk Luray Caverns, in … Continue reading Quirky music videos