Category Archives: Misc

I have opinions. I have oh so many opinions. And I’m going to share them with you in this section.

Want to know what I think on politics, technology, or just about any other topic under the sun? You’ll probably find something about it in this section.

Body Measurements Over time Diet Progress

I hit a mile­stone today. It’s an arbi­trary one in many ways but satis­fying never­the­less. When I weighed myself this morning I clocked in at 174lbs. That puts me at the absolute upper end of normal weight and takes me out of the over­weight cate­gory (BMI just below 25). I say it’s an arbi­trary mile­stone because I know I’m still … Continue reading Diet Progress

Google_Glass_Explorer_Edition The Growing Luddite Cacophany

The Luddite move­ment in the 19th century was targeted specif­i­cally against creeping indus­tri­al­iza­tion and the effect it was seen to be having on society. The concern was legit­i­mate because the Indus­trial Revo­lu­tion did massively change things  and partic­u­larly in the short term there were nega­tive conse­quences. But the Luddite response was narrow minded, short sighted … Continue reading The Growing Luddite Caco­phany

Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – New Interactive Window Effects In Action At Hogsmeade Wizarding World Of Harry Potter — New Interactive Window Effects In Action At Hogsmeade

So I previ­ously wrote about the fact they seem to be prep­ping the new inter­ac­tive magic wands and have set up plaques in various loca­tions around the Wizarding World ready for the wands. But since Diagon Alley In Universal Studios remains closed despite the construc­tion walls coming down, no one had seen anything in action. But … Continue reading Wizarding World Of Harry Potter — New Inter­ac­tive Window Effects In Action At Hogsmeade

Bp9wnQWCMAECyVu Signs That Interactive Wands May Be Happening at Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade In Universal Studios

There have been rumors about inter­ac­tive wands for months now, but nothing has been offi­cially announced. The idea is simple enough and a vari­a­tion on what Disney have done in Epcot with Phineas & Ferb in the World Show­case area and in the Magic Kingdom with the Pirates Adven­tures. Basi­cally it would be an RFID token … Continue reading Signs That Inter­ac­tive Wands May Be Happening at Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade In Universal Studios

I Walked 500 Miles I Walked 500 Miles

It took me 86 days (since I got my FitBit and was tracking my steps) but as of yesteday I’ve walked 500 miles (over 1,000,000 steps). Which means I’m aver­aging 5.81 miles per day (12,647 steps) and I’m going up 33.38 floors per day. And it’s also an excel­lent excuse to play this video. Because… dancing Ood… and it makes … Continue reading I Walked 500 Miles

IMG_4613 Construction Walls Come Down Around Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Florida

Touring­Plans are reporting that the construc­tion walls have been taken down around Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and around the new Hogsmeade Station in Island Of Adven­ture. That doesn’ t mean anything is open yet, and no soft open­ings have happened yet, but we’re getting very close now. Check out Tour­ing­Plans report for lots more photos … Continue reading Construc­tion Walls Come Down Around Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Florida

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Disney have thought up yet another way to part you from your money while you visit Walt Disney World. This time out, it’s Disney’s Holly­wood Studios (usually consid­ered the runt of the park litter) that will be getting the atten­tion. Disney have announced a new tick­eted party called Villains Unleashed for one day only (August 23rd). … Continue reading Disney’s Holly­wood Studios Unleashes The Villains For A Special Event

xpay14_photo_063-1401702752.jpg.pagespeed.ic.qJvbyClzuW WWE Payback 2014 PPV Thoughts

WWE Payback was better than it deserved to be. The build up to this PPV (or special event as I believe they are now being called) was at best lack­luster. To be fair that wasn’t entirely WWE’s fault. The situ­a­tion with Daniel Bryan and his neck surgery left them without a WWE Title defense and with a lot of … Continue reading WWE Payback 2014 PPV Thoughts

DSC5161 Photos From The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train In The Magic Kingdom

So the final element in Disney’s New Fanta­sy­land expan­sion for The Magic Kingdom is finally open and now everyone (or at least everyone with $100 for a park ticket) can try out the new family coaster/dark ride The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It’s been pretty exten­sively covered every­where so I’m sure you’ve seen the promo­tional photos and … Continue reading Photos From The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train In The Magic Kingdom

6a0d2aeb2b2bf9b37b172970857ce437_crop_north WWE NXT Takeover Thoughts

A lot of the focus on the WWE Network is about the ability to get PPVs for only $10 a month, or the huge library of old wrestling shows and PPVs. But there’s also a growing library of WWE Network Exclu­sive (or semi-exclusive) current program­ming. And possibly the best of that is WWE NXT which is avail­able … Continue reading WWE NXT Takeover Thoughts