Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-19

Media Mondays: PlayStation 3

I had been a huge fan of PlayStation 2 – mostly for games like SoCom II, Grand Theft Auto 3, and Madden football but when PlayStation 3 came out – I thought it was just a tad too expensive for the amount of time I would actually have time to play it.

With the recent price break – I decided to pick one up over the weekend with Madden 2010 and COD 4. While I have not even touched COD 4, Madden 2010 has not disappointed. The graphics and game play are solid and are really impressive.

PlayStation 3 overall is pretty amazing. The slim model has great design and is very quiet. The wireless remotes are gold and the actual user interface is surprisingly nice as well with a ton of options. You can completely customize the way it looks with different themes. You can download movies, games, and game demos as well which is very nice as I like to “try before I buy”. Evan really likes the Wall-E game and it is fun to watch him try and use the controls.

I also picked up the wireless headset which is a big improvement over the long thin corded headset I used with PlayStation 2. I look forward to using it when challenging friends and hopefully finding a good group of people to play with regularly with COD 5.

To wrap it up – PlayStation 3 is a solid console and I am very happy to have the PlayStation remote back in action (compared to the Wii remote). I know I did not mention anything about BlueRay – that is not all that exciting for me – as I am done buying media when it comes to movies. How many versions of the Terminator 2 can one actually own? Personally I have at least 4. Time to move towards downloaded media that will hopefully outlast these media players.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-29

  • What is up with the high school dreams? Both A and I had them over the last few days. #
  • Finally seeing Phantom Menace again…I have not seen it since it was in the theatre! #
  • A late night, but I am looking forward to ending it with an old episode of Lost! #
  • Want something interesting to ponder about during lunch today?
    http://bit.ly/1bCYZh
    (thanks Ken) #
  • My first WP + Windows install…fingers crossed. #
  • Giving http://sliceofchicago.com/ a try… #

Linkfest Thursdays: August 27, 2009

I did not have too much time to post this week, but I did find some interesting sites to share:

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-22

  • Mondays: Conference call, conference call, meeting, call about a meeting, conference call πŸ˜‰ #
  • Sometimes it is best to do the exact opposite of what clients want – because that is exactly what they want! #
  • Ahh, remember the days when having 100 items in your trash (computer) was a lot? I just trashed over 7,000 items. #
  • the differencebetween the soux chef andthe master chef isn't in knowingwhich ingredients to include ina dish,but which ingredients not to-DK #
  • Nothing like a server emergency to start off the morning! #
  • Ahh…yardhouse after a particulary long week. Very nice! #
  • Just got back from seeing Second City, very cool! #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-15

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-08

  • Finally back from the long trip to NY. Saw lots of cool things, people, but am excited to be back in IL. #
  • Lou Malnotis (http://www.loumalnatis.com/) has wings now – and as expected..they are great!! #
  • Why are some people just shady? Seriously – don't wonder why people do not trust you! #
  • @crystalchappell Happy belated birthday! in reply to crystalchappell #
  • Crazy…on the entire trip to NY from IL – we did not see another Land Rover. It was quite lonely…yet refreshing. #
  • Wow – GL's final episode was taped today…wow #
  • Today: traffic, meeting, insanity, 4 conf calls, traffic, missed class due to traffic, beer πŸ™‚ #