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12/27/05

  11:06:13 am, by Nimble   , 980 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

NeXXTech 130-in-1 Electronics Lab

My wonderful wife got me one of these for Christmas, and I've already been playing with it. I've done 5 of the 130 projects so far - most of them are not that hard - and have been finding it rather interesting, though I obviously have not learned… more »

12/19/05

  03:04:30 am, by Nimble   , 348 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Mirrormask

Dena and I own most of the set of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, and I'm a tremendous fan of the old Henson movies Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, so we were terribly intrigued at the thought of a new movie with a Neil Gaiman story and the Henson crew… more »

12/11/05

  09:29:25 pm, by Nimble   , 101 words  
Categories: Attractions, Gardening

Finding Botanical Gardens

Just a quickie link here to a page that lets you track down most botanical gardens worldwide. I was trying to track down some botanical gardens for my parents (currently in Qatar) to visit, and was a little surprised that Qatar had no such things - at… more »

12/10/05

  11:16:35 pm, by Nimble   , 156 words  
Categories: Reviews, Low-Carb

Coca Cola Zero

Now, regular Diet Coke is gross. It's just... gross. So when I started seeing some Splenda-based Pepsi products and the like south of the border, I got kinda excited. Then I see Coca Cola Zero show up here, and the sweetener is... aspartame!?? I was… more »

12/01/05

  03:18:26 am, by Nimble   , 1290 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Wacom Graphire 4 Graphics Tablet

Okay, it's a piece of hardware, but in many ways, it is totally a toy. Running around Christmas shopping, it can be utterly tempting to give yourself a Christmas present. Well, I succumbed :) I picked up a Wacom Graphire[4] Graphics Tablet. I've… more »

11/21/05

  11:43:51 am, by Nimble   , 312 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Fiction

Survival : Julie E Czerneda

I'm a science fiction afficionado of sorts, but I must say, my collection is not that big. Out of the reams of books on shelves, it can take a considerable while to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Also, good fiction keeps me awake until dawn reading… more »

11/05/05

  09:20:26 pm, by Nimble   , 1117 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2

The accusation always goes that computers and video games make you gain weight because you're sitting on your duff instead of getting some exercise. That's not without some truth to it. Heck, I can feel it even just blogging here That said, there are… more »

10/22/05

  11:13:38 pm, by Nimble   , 215 words  
Categories: Reviews, Programming, Toys

Bubble, Bubble, Build's In Trouble

Well, my coworker Robert actually went out and did it :) I came back to work after my wedding to see two lava lamps on top of the filing cabinet outside our office. more »
  10:50:03 am, by Nimble   , 742 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Katamari Damacy

A lot of people I know have encountered this before (to which I have to say, why didn't you tell me about it?), but our good friends Ennien and Robin showed this to us during one of our visits. They gave us a pre-wedding gift of a Playstation along… more »
  03:38:25 am, by Nimble   , 104 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

My best man took me to see this movie on the day of the wedding. Ahhh, what a nerve-calmer :) It's pretty good, and the story line with its twist is nifty, but it doesn't get truly funny until quite late in the movie. I still much prefer Aardman's "A… more »

10/11/05

  01:29:18 am, by Nimble   , 167 words  
Categories: Distractions, Reviews, Toys

Frigits

While I was ordering a couple of things from good ol' ThinkGeek, I decided to spoil myself a little bit with a silly toy. That toy was Frigits, which is essentially a little marble maze on magnets that you stick to the side of your fridge. You know,… more »

10/07/05

  01:46:19 am, by Nimble   , 1034 words  
Categories: Reviews, Programming

.NET and Delphi 2005

WARNING: Technical :) more »

09/25/05

  11:31:25 am, by Nimble   , 1520 words  
Categories: Reviews, Attractions, Science

Quantum Reality : Nick Herbert

Full title: Quantum Reality | Beyond the New Physics This is a pretty appealing book about the mysteries of quantum physics. If you know a little math (no calculus required) and perhaps the way sound waves work, this is a great introduction to what… more »

09/18/05

  02:11:40 am, by Nimble   , 1565 words  
Categories: Reviews, Programming

Subversion

No spies or anarchy here, at least in the traditional sense. I'm talking here about a magnificent little version control system, and if you're programming or even maintaining documents, it is a godsend. more »

09/17/05

  02:20:47 am, by Nimble   , 93 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Weird Movies: Code 46

Here's a short and sweet movie review. Remember Agatha from Minority Report? She's back in another science fiction movie. This is a very interesting "exploration of the future" movie, but it doesn't really... go anywhere. There's no space travel,… more »

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