Well since we moved into the new townhouse we have cable now. I’m not spending all of my time in front of the TV, but usually when we eat we turn it on. We have Armstrong cable, which is basically like Comcast. Looking through the channels I found one called Wealth TV. Wealth TV is a very cool channel that will show you things like how the wealthy live, what you can do to become wealthy, and even proper dinner table etiquette. I enjoy most of the programming on the channel and if your cable / satellite provider offers Wealth TV I would check it out. Also another cool thing is that it is 100% HD. Here is a video about the channel I found on YouTube.
I really do not read magazines, but the other day I picked up a Wired magazine. Looking through it I kind of wish I didn’t. Almost half of the magazine was advertisements! The first 11 pages of the magazine were advertisements. I really don’t know that much about magazine advertising, but I guess these ads don’t sell for that much because these magazine companies need to put so many in the magazine. It is really annoying when there is a full page ad in between an article you are reading. Web advertising like Google, Yahoo, or similar ad companies is not even that intrusive. These full page ads are like big pop-ups on a webpage! So it’s like going to a webpage and having 10 pop-ups come up before you can even read anything! Going through the entire magazine there were 75 full page ads out of 182 pages. This is around 41%! That does not include smaller quarter-page and half-page ads, which there were quite a few. I guess you can see why a lot of people prefer to read things online, there are some ads, but there are a hell of a lot less and they are way less intrusive!
Last night I went to the midnight showing of 300. I’m sure most of you have heard of this movie, trailers have scoured the internet and the movie has been all over Myspace. If you have not heard of the move you can check out the trailer here. I was first shown the trailer back in September by my friend Alex who runs FirstShowing. From then on I’ve wanted to see the movie. The trailer really makes you want to go see the movie!
Ok so I’m no movie buff and I really don’t go to see movies at all. The last midnight showing I went to I think was The Matrix. I ordered my tickets online to make sure I got a seat. By 9PM the midnight showing was sold out! So arriving at the movie theatre around 11:15 we were surprised that the theatre was almost full. It was very hard to find 3 seats together. Also there were a ton of people dressed in Spartan outfits! The only other time I’ve seen anyone dressed up to go see a movie was when I went to see Star Wars Episode 1.
The movie starts out telling you about the Spartans and how they are born to be warriors. The way the movie is directed you really get a connection with the characters. You really understand that fighting is what Spartan men were born to do. I’m not going to spoil the movie for anyone, but I will say the movie is graphic, so if you don’t like blood then it might be hard for you to watch. The fight scenes are just amazing. Believe me this movie is worth going to see. Like I said I rarely go and see movies, but this one was really worth it!
So you want to see the new place? I’ll show you the photos first before I talk about the move…
The new office
Other side of the office, my test machines for ThinkComputers
My setup in the office
Big bedroom with like nothing in it!
TV / HTPC setup in bedroom
Kitchen / other side of living room
Brand new TV, HTPC, Xbox 360, and Wii
Ok so yeah about the move. I was smart this time moving and rented a moving truck and got some friends to help me out (thanks Phil, Rob, and Steele!). So that made moving much easier, it only took 1 trip. That is also because Ashley and I got a lot of new stuff. First off we had to get new living room furniture. We looked a bunch of places and just by chance we were eating lunch and there was a La-Z-Boy right beside the place so we decided to go in. We saw the couch that in now in our living room, we had to get it…so we did! Then we went across the street to Ikea and we picked up a coffee table. To finish off the living room I had to get a TV and stand. So looking around Circuit City had a 42-inch Sharp Aquos 1080p LCD HDTV on sale and we really liked it, plus I’ve always heard Aquos’s were a good TV. Ashley and I also needed to get a new set of desks for the office, since we do all of our work online. Once again it was to Ikea. We got matching desks and set them up against each other. I used her old desk for my test machines. We finally got internet and cable. The provider is Armstrong and it seems they are just like Comcast, so it will be better than DSL, which we had at the old apartment.
With the new furniture and everything else this place actually feels like a home. All of my previous places seemed like a place to live not a home. It is nice to have that “home” feeling. I think the main reason is because we have a lot of space and we actually have like a real living room. Anyways let me know what you think. Since I have the internet back, it’s back to WORK!
Well Ashley and I are all moved in! We finally have every put together and this place finally feels like a home. It has been a pain trying to clean this place up, put together furniture, go out and get stuff for the place, and keep up with work. We just got our internet installed today so I was finally able to post a review on ThinkComputers. I am completely exhausted, just like my cat Gizmo. I will have a bunch of photos of the new place and all the new stuff we bought. Catch you all tomorrow!