San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 + California In General July 13, 2012Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk.
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I’ve just finished my first whole day at Comic-Con! It was sooooo much fun! There were a couple of moments where I got so excited I kind of lost my breath. There’s just so much to see and so much to experience that it literally feels like Christmas!
This is also my first time in California. San Diego, while somewhat quiet, is definitely a very beautiful place. I'm so used to the cars, sirens and general noise of New York City that when I’m in a city and there are literally no people walking down some streets, with no noise, a bit jarring.
I get why people love SoCal though. Just being here I can feel the buzz, the atmosphere and the culture. I’m still a New Yorker at heart though!
More Comic-Con coverage for Hypable over the weekend including the Glee panel on Saturday! YAY!
Here's a gallery of the photos I took today, including a pug dressed as Batman!
John’s Glee Recap: “Original Song” March 16, 2011Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, John's Glee Recaps!.
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Another week. Another hideous picture of my face Photoshopped in to a McKinley high school student’s body.
Last night’s episode was pretty fantastic, but I do have some gripes.
Season 2, Episode 16, “Original Song”
KLAINE – So let’s just jump right in to the big event. Blaine kissed Kurt! I was running around NYC and missed the beginning of the episode last night, and then just decided not to watch it until later with my friend Kori who was DVR’ing it. But, I was reading Twitter and saw what happened! So, I was a bit spoiled by the time it happened, but I am VERY glad it happened nonetheless. Besides the cheesy “You moved me, Kurt” I was definitely teary-eyed and freaking out for Kurt. Blaine is a very up and down character, who just as much as he knows himself, doesn’t know himself at all. Think over this season who he’s kissed, what he’s said, who he’s been interested in. He’s the gay version of Finn, I think. So while I am VERY happy that the Klaine romance has begun officially, I can’t help but suspect that Kurt is going to eventually have his heart broken. I am very protective of Kurt, and am hoping that this won’t happen…but in the realm of television it’s almost a certainty.
So while I LOVED that entire scene (did anyone else get butterflies when Blaine was staring at Kurt singing ‘Blackbird?’), I do think that I was expecting a little more of a hype. Glee is good at throwing fastballs (like this one), but with this kind of romance you almost want to see one or both of them break down and confess their love for each other. On the show, there hasn’t really been THAT much courting by either person…and now suddenly Blaine has found his “moment” and is making out with Kurt!? Again, very excited that it’s happening, I just thought that there would be more to it than that.
Kurt singing “Blackbird” in his all-black ensemble was beautiful. I’ve LOVED the song “Blackbird” for a really long time, and hearing his rendition made me love it even more.
QUINN – I’m SOOOOOOO over Quinn. I’m also over Finn. Luckily they’re both involved with each other, so maybe they’ll write them off the show easier!? I could only hope. That whole scene at the piano made me want to FLIP THE F OUT on Quinn. And don’t even get me started on when Rachel was sitting on her bed crying!! Much like Kurt, I am protective of Rachel Berry, and ANYONE who makes Rachel sob and cry like that immediately becomes my arch-nemesis. That whole inner dialogue thing at the beginning of the episode was the most we had even heard from Quinn all season. Let’s go back to just keeping her in the background. Plskthnks.
TROUTY MOUTH – Um, did Santana REALLY just make up a song about Sam’s mouth? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Love it. Where can I download it?
BIG ASS HEART – Something interesting needs to happen with Puck/Lauren. I liked the style of the song, but…
HELL TO THE NO – Hell to the YESSS! This is one of my favorite songs that Mercedes has EVER sang! I need more of this in my life.
So now that The Warblers didn’t make it to nationals, where will Kurt be singing? I hear they are doing an episode centered around Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” song. I see Kurt heading back to McKinley, and having a confrontation with Karofsky! It better happen!
Random Thoughts I Didn’t Feel Like Developing (RTIDFLD)
- The Warblers were SO cheesy and ridic at Regionals. Candles was beautiful. Raise Your Glass was cringeworthy.
- I had heard a character dies during this episode. Turns out it was Pavarotti. WTF.
- Love that Sue is back to raising hell.
- LOVED Rachel Berry’s original song at Regionals!
- I want to be friends with Sister Mary Constance.
- Kathy Griffin was just meh.
Glee won’t be new again until APRIL. UGH! So go catch up on some of this season’s happenings…there are only a few episodes left!
Bullet Points: Apple iPad 2 Event March 2, 2011Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Apple, Bullet Points, Geek Talk, iPhone, Movies/Film, technology, ThrasherTechnoTrash.
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Bullet points that you should know about what was announced at today’s iPad 2 event!
- Steve Jobs introduces iPad 2 in black and white (bezels). Completely redesigned, and a third thinner than iPad 1
- Available March 11th
- 3G models that work on both AT&T and Verizon
- Same price points as current iPad models.
- Multicolored magnetic covers that can only be explained by checking them out here
- Comes with gyroscope and new dual core processor called A5.
- Comes with both front and rear facing cameras.
- Supports FaceTime and PhotoBooth
- Supports HDMI out at 1080p
- iOS 4.3 announced – available March 11th
- Creates personal hotspot for iPhone 4 only
- iTunes Home Sharing – stream your Mac’s iTunes library to your iOS device over WiFi
- iMovie and GarageBand for iPad available for $4.99 each in the App Store on March 11
- No mention of MobileMe
- No mention of white iPhone 4
Is This What iPad 2 Looks Like?? March 2, 2011Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Apple, Geek Talk, iPhone, technology, ThrasherTechnoTrash.
Tags: Apple, iPad 2
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Some more images were leaked this morning, just a few hours before the big iPad event, of what the next generation may look like. Though some sources are saying there won’t be a design change (only a spec bump), others are saying this overhaul will be design and spec changes.
Either way, it’s exciting for Apple nerds such as myself.
There are also rumors that MobileMe will go free today. Considering they took it completely out of their system, we have to expect some mention of it today, regardless of if that rumor is true or not.
Also in the rumor pipeline is that Apple will debut a social location app called “Places” today and maybe give a sneak peak at iOs 5. We’ll find out very soon!
Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion! February 27, 2011Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Apple, Geek Talk, technology, ThrasherTechnoTrash.
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So developers got a beta version of Apple’s upcoming new Mac OS X release, 10.7 Lion. As expected, developers are previewing Lion with YouTube to let users check it out before the official release this summer.
I checked out this video below and couldn’t help but wonder if Mac OS X Lion will be released on the iPad itself. When Steve Jobs previewed Lion for the first time he mentioned that there were tons of user interface additions in OS X Lion that came straight from the experience of the iPad (Mission Control, the new Mail app, etc). Looking at this latest beta in the video below, it almost looks as if the entire interface was designed FOR touch compatibility. I also think that this is the reason iTunes is now a circular icon…easier to touch to launch!
Though it seems far fetched, only Apple would be able to find a way to do it. Check out the video below and let me know what you think.
iPad 2 and iPhone 5 to Lose Home Button? January 13, 2011Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Apple, Geek Talk, iPhone, technology, ThrasherTechnoTrash.
Tags: Apple, iPad 2, iPhone 5, Steve Jobs
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There is a very high liklihood that the next iPad and iPhone will ship without a home button!
Steve Jobs has mentioned in the past that he didn’t want any buttons on the iPhone when it was first announced back in 2007. Now, with the video below surfacing of iOS 4.3 for iPad featuring home screen and multitasking gesture support, it looks like the home buttonless iPads and iPhones may be a reality in 2011.
I personally don’t think I would like to use gestures only to navigate my way through these devices…in particular the iPhone where 5 fingers barely even fit. Do you think it would be awkward? Watch the video below to see how you may be using an iPad in the future…
Glee Returns with Britney/Madonna Back-to-Backs! December 8, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Television.
Tags: Britney Spears, Glee, Madonna
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Gleeks everywhere ended the first half of season 2 last night, but there’s good news!
Glee is returning next week with back-to-back episodes: The Power of Madonna and Britney/Brittany episodes!
2 hours of pop starlet inspired Glee episodes is a nice consolation for having to wait months for the rest of the season!
My Review of FingerPrint For Mac and iOS Devices December 6, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Apple, Geek Talk, technology, ThrasherTechnoTrash.
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I recently stumbled across a fantastic Mac application that works with your iOS 4.2 device that allows you to print wirelessly to a printer, or send to your Mac, Dropbox, or iPhoto! I was so excited that I wanted to share my review of it with you and show it to you in action!
Check out the video below!