Monday, September 28, 2009

Boba Fett Hoodie

Occasionally I have seen people on the interwebs wearing a Boba Fett Hoodie. These are media types who probably got given one and this kind of stuff is normally very limited edition, but it has been playing on my mind because I really want one.

So I have been searching for a few weeks now (intermittently, not constantly) and discovered that the Official Star Wars Store Has A Preorder For Them! OMG!!!

Plus postage they are a little expensive. So I have to ask myself, does it meet the Brook critique of purchasability?

+ Item is a silent reference to a much loved franchise.
+ Item does not have text, so people won't stand in front of me and read my shirt, ask to read my shirt or read aloud what I already know to be written on my shirt (this all annoys me).
+ Not buying item will mean I will deeply regret it for the rest of my life as another item that got away. I might even dream about wearing it only to awaken not ever having touched it.

- Tis expensive.
- It might not fit when it arrives.

And then I am like 'can I find photos on the web of people wearing it?'

Yes, YES, and YES! (NSFW). So each time it looks awesome and kind of scruffy lookin'
So did I buy it? Hell YES!
I might post photos come November.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Best, Cosplayer, Ever!

Danny Choo Posted About A Cosplayer named Kaname and I mistook his photos for a computer generated Cloud. Very impressive and I would love to know how he does his hair.

Best cosplayer I have ever seen, More Kaname

Sunday, September 20, 2009

High Praise For Windows 7

I have been using Win7 for a few months now, first on a few virtual machines, then the beta on my laptop, and when it was released, the RTM on my work machine. My main system is waiting for the retail release, but it will be getting the W7 treatment in November. I love Windows 7, it is the operating system I have waited my whole Windows OS life for. It is the OS that Vista should have been and the OS that XP tried to be. It is stable, fast, feature filled and after a format I find myself reinstalling very few applications.

Maximum PC did a Full Windows 7 Review last month and I think their final thoughts sums it up quite well:
Moral objections to product activation aside, Windows 7 is unquestionably the best version of Windows that Microsoft has ever released, and is the true successor to Windows XP. If you’re an enthusiast or power user, Windows 7 is well worth your money, whether for an upgrade today or on your next new machine.

I even love the Microsoft advertising; yes MS PR did something I liked for a change.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Governator Uses Twitter

Now that fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a Twitter Feed doesn't surprise me because lots of politicians are trying to have more of an internet presence. And the fact he also uses TwitPic doesn't surprise me either, but the fact he posted a picture of the Sword From Conan The Barbarian IN HIS OFFICE! I fine awesomely amazing!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wireless Power

This is an interesting TED talk about wireless power that will allow us to power everything without batteries or wall sockets.

If you want to know more there is a How Stuff Works Page on this kind of thing which includes an explanation of the technology in the video.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Onion's Take On Parenting And The Internet

The Onion is like a glimpse into an alternative reality. Sometimes they do disturbing pieces of satire, but this isn't one of those.

Everytime I see parents talking about the internet they are always afraid of it and say that they can't keep up with what theirs kids are doing because it is all hidden, but the Onion has a different take:

Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

Friday, September 04, 2009

How The US Health System Is Wasting Money On Treatment

I blogged recently about how Higher Incentives Lead To Worse Performance, and a very good example of that is the US Health Care system.

Medical professionals in the US earn money by treating patients, not by keeping them healthy.