Archive | December, 2009

Thus Concludes Another Year…

And I have absolutely nothing to write about.   I have no lists to compile, I have no great sense of accomplishment or closure, I am just going to wake up tomorrow and it will be January, 2010. Why this overwhelming sense of ennui?  I have no idea.  Maybe it’s because of all the drama in [...]

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Patrick’s 10 Least Favorite Movies of 2009

As good of a year as 2009 was it had its fair share of stinkers. There were a lot of movies out that looked terrible but that I didn’t see, like Bride Wars or Confessions of a Shopaholic, but there were plenty I did for reasons I can’t really explain. Some were movies I thought [...]

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Patrick’s 10 Favorite Movies of 2009

2009 turned out to be a great year for movies. In the past I have struggled to put together a top 10 list of movies I thought were truly great. This year it was difficult to choose just 10. There are a lot of movies that I would have liked to mention because I really [...]

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Ally Bank – A Damn Decent Banking Experience

We don’t work for Ally bank, nor was I paid for this post — just a dude that has money a few places and has comparable customer-support experiences with Chase, Bank of America, EverBank and Ally Bank and wanted to share my experiences with you readers. As mentioned I have a few banking accounts spread [...]

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] The long awaited sequel to (in my estimation) the best Playstation 3 game of all time, Uncharted 2 picks up with Nathan Drake about a year after the events of the first game and finds him embroiled in a search for Marco Polo’s lost treasure. The story takes you across [...]

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Well, Do They?

I mean, it’s been 25 years for crissakes. 25 years.  Man.  It seems like only yesterday I was watching MTV with baited breath for the world premiere video.  I mean, Duran Duran was there.  Where else was I supposed to be that was more important than the possibility of catching a glimpse of John Taylor [...]

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The Annual Holiday Letter!

You know what I LOVE about Christmas time?  The annual “this is how my family is doing” updates that people seem to feel compelled to share at the holidays.  I suppose I can understand the idea behind it, but the logic tangles when I liken it to a company’s annual report.  You get them, you [...]

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Costco Wants You to See in HD This Holiday Season

I was at Costco today doing some shopping and came across the gem pictured above — what they were missing was a “Stop seeing your life in standard def!” This is what happens when you give marketing people carte-blanche and they decide they are going to rape everyone that is 50 and older with a [...]

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Redirected to Hack Site (top2009securityf.cn) While Searching Amazon.com with Chrome

I’ve read recently that some 60% of sites on the net are infected with a very subtle/rarely-reproducible redirection hack that sends the user off to some site that presents them with malware in 1 way or another. I was just doing some of my Christmas shopping on Amazon.com, was in the Office Supplies section and [...]

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Now I Ain’t Sayin’ She a Golddigger, But She Ain’t Messin’ With No Broke N*ggaz

So, let me get this straight…earlier this week, Tiger Woods backed into a fire hydrant, bonked his head, went to the emergency room, and now today he is an adulterous manwhore? It must be a pretty slow news week if that is what people are getting all riled up about.  I am reading lots and lots [...]

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Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] Heading back to their roots, BioWare delivers a deep action RPG in the rich tradition of Baldur’s Gate II and Neverwinter Nights. This sprawling fantasy epic offers up a role-playing cornucopia of options and interactions that will keep you coming back again and again. With a robust character creator and [...]

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YouTube Mass-Video Upload Still Buggy

The screenshot above shows a “failed” video upload from Chrome to YouTube that was actually successful blocking 3 other pending uploads. I’ve actually never used the mass/multi-video upload capability of YouTube in the last 2 years and had it work for me seamlessly. Before the new Flash-based uploader, the older semi-Web-2.0 mass-upload form had incredible [...]

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