Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Star Trek Movie

I have been quite about this for many reasons, the least of which is I am a huge fan of the series and well basically this has a lot to live up to... a real lot.  Some of the casting is getting a lot of attention at certain fan sites and I for one am not going to comment until I see them in action...

So what about the Special Effects and the Ship design I hear you say.  Well what indeed.  I really believe that the retro style of the original series 'should' have been kept, it is after all set before that series and therefore should retain some of the feel and technology from that era.  I guess though this is aiming for a modern audience and not a fan pic for rabid Kirk-aholics.  I guess I am craving the retro style to appease some sick fantasy of mine!  You know salt and pepper shakers being used in the medical bay for some futuristic medical tool... real Sci-Fi in other words!

So here are some links to get a look at what is out there and to let you see for yourself what the fuss is about.  Of course I am interested in hearing Simon Pegg put on the "Scotty" voice - I love Simon Pegg he is a great actor and I think he will be stealing the scenes from that Nasty Captain Kirk!

To the links then...

Official Site


Simon Pegg News

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Windows Live Writer...

Hmmm I am writing this on the new (for me at any rate) Windows Live Writer.  Not 100% sure why I downloaded it with the latest Windows Messenger - it just seemed like a good idea at the time.  I seem to remember thinking "This might be an easy way to write my blog entries without having to log into my blog" not that that particular task is a difficult one just that it is one more step to blog and therefore one more chance for me to go... Nah I'll do it later... and then not! Also this has automatic spell check... very handy for me.

So maybe I'll write more from this little program, and maybe it will end up sitting in the Programs tab for all eternity and never be used... Only time will tell!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Slowing Down

Things have slowing down of late. I made a decision to do less for the rest of the year knowing that I would have a full on time next year. Only problem is when I slow down I do less - by that I mean I do less extra work or extra things like write on my blog. The busier I am the more I get down... what is that old saying "If you want something done, give it to a busy person" it's true, at least in my case when I am busy I get more done.

In saying that I have writing a new short story, which I have out up on Word Songs so go read it if you want.

I had a good time in Canberra last weekend, worked long hours during the day, but caught up with friends at night and even got to go out to an 80's disco on Saturday (got home at 3.30am started work at 9.00 after dropping the boys off at 3 different place all over north Canberra - I was not the most alive person until after my 2nd coffee)

I have been introduced to a great new site warmoth where you can buy bits for guitars and build your own at home! Very nice body's and necks... I could spend millions here! and I don't play guitar! So go look and enjoy, some of the paint jobs are truly a sight to behold!

This has encouraged me to get out my old guitar and clean it up a bit - in preparation to one day actually learning to play it properly (I can play a few chords and even follow some songs (as long as they are easy chords or not to fast) I like to play guitar for fun (I as you may know play the drums in various bands including STOVER) and I really love doing that but for parties fun events etc a guitar makes more sense and I would love to be able to strum out a few Beatles classics or whatever for people to sing along with for fun. One day... hmmm!

So with all this time on my hands maybe I need to start getting busy with other things to help me out with this feeling of zero achievement...