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The Symbiote Has Found Another Human Host
Posted May 5, 2007, 5:20 am by Steve
Categories: Action Figures, Movies

Temptation got the best of me, and just getting out of the opening of Spiderman 3 didn't help matters. Venom was absolutely amazing - The Amazing Venom (ok, that was cheesy)! A symbiote has taken control of me causing massive damage - on my bank account. Medicom's Spiderman 3 Venom has been added to the collection!

Dell Inspiron E1705 Hands-on Impressions
Posted April 24, 2007, 12:17 pm by Steve
Categories: Review, Tech

I got home last night around 5:30 and didn't have time to open the new Dell box containing my Inspiron E1705 until after a conference call with work. After the call I figured I better eat dinner first because I knew I'd be on the new computer for awhile. Finally, around 7-ish I got to unpack the new system. It is bigger then my old Inspiron 8600 (15.4" screen vs. 17" screen). The case has a weird white paint along the edges. Looks kind of cool and, I think, adds extra protection since it is a bit rubber-like. It has the same keyboard as my other laptop which is fine. I'd prefer one with a number keypad, however. There is easy access to media playback controls even if the lid is closed which is a nice touch. About the only things I don't like about the design is the Intel Due Core 2 sticker is on a bit skewed, there is no middle mouse dial button on the touch pad (my old one didn't have one either) and the slots where the monitor lid snaps into when closed are pretty big and deep when operational. This is a "crumb magnate" as my wife called it. "No food by the new 'puter" was my immediate demand ;-)

Out With The Old (Laptop), In With The New (Laptop)
Posted April 17, 2007, 5:20 pm by Steve
Categories: Tech, Life

I finally gave up on our current laptop (or craptop as I like to call it). It was a great system while it last, but, as most computers do, itís getting old and unreliable. Simple tasks like burning a DVD was becoming an issue. Not to mention weak battery life and constant overheating. Even after multiple reformats consistent issues are still present which tells me they are hardware related.

After an afternoon of unsuccessfully backing up family photos to a DVD, my anger got the best of me resulting in my youngest son echoing my inappropriate comments directed towards the failing task. After a bit of cool-down time and the guilt of letting my emotional state of outrage get the best of me started sinking in, I decided the frustration was no longer worth it and started researching new laptops.

Another Fett Will Be Mine!
Posted April 6, 2007, 3:29 pm by Steve
Categories: Life, Action Figures
With Boba in the queue, I couldn't resist getting his dad, Jango. Fortunately, I have an allowance that grants me guilt-free purchases. With the timely matter of Jango Fett's release date being Q3 2007, it allows the savings account to become a little extra padded with allowance deposits. Thus, by the time of shipping, enough should be saved to pay for this 1:6 scale action figure by Medicom.

However, there is a financial concern at the moment. With the recent over saturated releases of must-buy action figures available for pre-order, one must get them immediately (normally the day of pre-order start date) or face one of two possible situations. 1) Paying way too much on eBay for it or 2) not getting it at all. The pre-order queue that is currently unpaid is now up to 4+ months worth of allowance. If additional must-buys are not announced any time soon (say, the next 4 months) then the financial concern shall become a non-issue.

Enough with the issues, lets check out some images!

Another Fett Will Be Mine!
Can you really put a price on snagging quality Action Figures? As always, I recommend hooking ASAP whenever a new dude is found. This course of action however can prove to be...a bit unsettling on the homefront from time to time :)
Posted July 9, 2007, 2:30 pm by Chad