04/21/2013 Leave a comment
04/07/2013 Leave a comment
Part of the continued existence of this Blog is as a place for me to consider blogging as a whole, and to interact with it in terms of lessons learned and lessons I can share with you. Hopefully we learn something about blogging on the way, right? So my plan is to, once a week, re-blog either something I have written, or something I’ve found out in the Blogosphere.
Since I’m currently in the middle of an experiment with my last post, I thought I would re-blog a fun list post I put together over on my other blog, Comparative Geeks. This one is about letting the music and scenes do the talking for you in a movie, rather than having to fill the space with dialog or exposition. Found the clips I wanted to talk about on YouTube, too, so check it out! Read more of this post
08/12/2012 Leave a comment
Planning a trip to the Lake Onondaga Vineyards? Make sure you get a tasting of these five exceptional – and unique to the tasting room – wines.
1. The Lake Onondaga Sparkling
We wish we could call it a Champagne. We can’t. Though the grapes are from the correct areas in France, and the results are everything and more that you might expect from a proper Champagne, we have to call it a sparkling wine. That works for us – it’s the best Sparkling Wine we know of. It’s so popular, in fact, that you can only pick it up in our tasting room, or else through membership in our wine club – because the members tend to pick it up in cases. This hot commodity is worth the try, and you may just take some home with you too. Read more of this post
07/08/2012 Leave a comment
New Stuffed Keeley Krackerz hit the shelves!
Have you been wondering what to do with those new Stuffed Keeley Krackerz you’ve been seeing on the shelves? Not sure which flavor is for you? Afraid you’ll buy them all? These questions and more tackled in our latest segment:
The Top Ten Reasons to Eat the New Stuffed Keeley Krackerz:
Number 10… The pictures look so good!
Number 9… Locally made in Syracuse!
Number 8… Organic ingredients: we worried about it so that you don’t have to!
Number 7… Not confiscated by TSA when your bag gets searched, unlike that pesky water.
Number 6… The fillings were democratically chosen on our website! Want a new flavor? Go vote for it!
Number 5… One dollar from each sale goes back to the Syracuse University Sports Program! Go Orange!Number 4… Individually packaged so there’s no fighting over sharing!
Number 3… A flavor for everyone in the family! Mixed flavor boxes so that there’s something for everyone as well!
Number 2… Yes, there’s peanut butter.
Number 1… Also, chocolate.
So go out and try some, there’s sure to be something you’ll like! If not, go here to vote for more! New flavors coming out all the time!
06/09/2012 Leave a comment
I am interested in a couple of main things in video games, mainly around story telling, and then around social activity with friends and family. Maybe you picked up on this in my recent blog post. However, games mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and as I mentioned recently in a conversation about World of Warcraft, few games hit on all of these gaming needs and types (my point being that WOW sure tries to do so!).
I went to the Art of Video Games Exhibit recently, and it was a lot of fun. Even better was how it was taking games seriously. It approached games both by console, and by four groupings: Target (think Halo), Adventure (think Zelda), Tactics (think StarCraft), and Action (think Mario). Check out their list here. What is neat about this list is users voted on it, so it is a really good listing of games that have stuck with people and impacted them. Read more of this post
06/08/2012 7 Comments
Gamers often get into debates about which video games are their favorites, or which are the best, or influenced them most, or that you’re crazy if you don’t like. Well, I thought I would put out something of my list. To help justify my opinions, I have created a category for each, and for some even have runners up, that my top choice beats out.
Like I said, I was just at the Art of Video Games exhibit, so I know full well I am leaving out a lot of types of games. I plan to rectify this with some links to other top lists of games – so you don’t have to take my word for it! Let me know what you think.
Without further ado, and in no particular order… my top ten video games. Read more of this post