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Subtitle:  What this indie movie “gets” that Hollywood doesn’t. Iron Sky is set to premiere at the Berlin Film Fest this weekend and due for wide release in April, and I’m more excited about going to see this in the theater than I have been about any movie in a long time, with the possible […]

So, a few weeks ago I mentioned that Facebook had crossed my annoyance vs. usefulness threshold, and that I would essentially be no longer using the service.  Or, at the very least, scaling way back on how much I was using the service.  Given how pervasive the service is, and how much a role it […]

Trying to give up the “Social Network” habit.

Posted by grelmar on September 21st, 2011

So I popped into Facebook this morning to take a quick look at the news feed, and, well, it was fairly brutal.  I immediately posted a rash (and most likely untrue, at least in the short term) comment that I would be abandoning the platform in favour of G+.  The thing is, the latest re-design […]

First Impressions and Thoughts on Google+

Posted by grelmar on July 14th, 2011

A few days ago I got my invite to Google+, the big G’s latest attempt at building out a social networking service.  The invite came (of course) from a longtime friend, who rates as even more of an Early Adopter than me.  I’d been reading about it since before it had even launched – it […]

DropBox vs. Wuala – Consumer Cloud Storage Smackdown.

Posted by grelmar on July 12th, 2011

UPDATE: Wuala has changed their program and no longer offers the ability to trade local storage for extra storage. This totally changes the equation, and essentially makes the service useless to me. Just thought I’d mention that. -Oct 12, 2011. Synchronized online storage is one of those things that sounds way geekier than it really […]

My eeePad Transformer TF101 review

Posted by grelmar on July 1st, 2011

Due to one of those weird “Only in the corporate world” things, I got a bonus because, essentially, someone else didn’t screw up.  Wasn’t for anything great I had done.  So, I’m having that person over for a BBQ this afternoon (which will probably be done by the time I get around to finishing and […]

Why “Big Hollywood” Deserves it’s Fate.

Posted by grelmar on February 12th, 2011

Nothing screams “80’s !!!” quite like Pastel Pink.  To be honest, I was wondering if I’d ever come up with a way to sneak this fractal into a post, but inspiration struck a few minutes ago, and it’s the perfect fit for this post. It would be a bit of an understatement to say that […]

Dear Mr. Harper

Posted by grelmar on June 2nd, 2010

Dear Mr. Harper: If I buy something, I own it.  It is mine.  That is the nature of property law.  If I want to pry it apart with pliers, that’s my right.  If I want to hook it up to a Tesla coil to see it glow, that is my right.  If I want to […]

Momentary Geek Panic Moment…

Posted by grelmar on December 14th, 2009

Ok, sometimes there’s a downside to being a nerd. Yah, I can hear the gasps in the audience now.  But it does happen. My most recent nerdburn moment came a few minutes ago, when I finally got around to updating to the latest version of Thunderbird, bar none the best email client available, from the […]

Code Comments.

Posted by grelmar on November 8th, 2009

This might seem a little odd, but I have a habit of reading the code of web pages.  It might seem less odd when you realize I still do a bit of WebDev now and then, and it can be a useful way of figuring out the tricks people use to accomplish different things. Sometimes, […]


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