For those of us who are Star Trek fans and like to tinker with LCARS software, check out LCARS24, can run on any Windows PC, and turns it into a LCARS interface.
Ok, so I never watched the Star Wars movies before. Well last night, Liz and I sat down and began watching the first Star Wars movie, A new hope. The only character I really liked in the movie was Obi-One (don’t know how to spell it), and he died. The movie was ok, story was ok, acting was so so, and saw the flub in the part when Luke comes back from his successful mission of blowing up the death star, where he calls the actress playing the Princess by her real name. I thought that was funny and kind of surprised they would leave that in there. Overall, it was an ok movie, fairly easy to watch, but not knowing anything about Star Wars, I’m trying to catch on the story line.
I’m so used to a certain level of production quality and story quality from Star Trek, that its foreign to me to see what they did with Star Wars. Now I am not going to try to compare the two anymore, because its really not the same thing. I love Star Trek, Star Wars is just another sci-fi movie series, and its ok. I found a lot of similarities to what they are doing with Battle Star Galactica.
Friday was the day, our wii arrived via USPS. I got home from work and began the setup around 6 or 6:30pm. I had it up and running in no time, it was easy to connect, and was just the right size to fit stanging on its side in my entertainment center.
We had some friends over and played for a while and then watched some Star Trek episodes. After they left, Liz and I played some more and stayed up until about 2am playing around on it.
Saturday, we played a lot and almost wore it out. We had gotten our mii characters transferred from another console where we had already created them, but found we couldn’t edit them on our console. So I got some software online that let me connect my remotes to my PC via bluetooth and I was able to edit our mii characters and fix them so that we could edit them on our console. The only problem is that this process overwrote our existing stats, so it wiped our slate clean, and we had to start over with the records for each mii, which is no big deal, but we had some pretty good scores on there!
Sarah is very good at many of the sports games. Although we don’t have two controllers yet, so we are swapping in 2 player games. Once we get a second controller, it will be much easier. I also want to get some better games, such as Transformers and Fastastic 4.
In an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation, Data reveals that he has a total memory capacity of 400 quadrillion bits. This spisode is entitled, “Measure of a Man”. I just had this random thought today, and googled the math to find that 400 quadrillion bits = 46 566 128.7 gigabytes which is a LOT of space! Over 46.5 million GB! Now thats some nice storage space. That also equates to 45 474.7351 terabytes.
This weekend was a busy one in Tampa, with lots of things going on. This past Saturday, the Strawberry Festival kicked off. I really want to go and get some fresh strawberry shortcake, its soooooo good! They also sell flats of fresh strawberries for a good price as well. I was going to go down to Plant city and get some yesterday afternoon, but I was pooped and ended up taking a nap. (I must be getting old, I’ve been taking naps almost every weekend lately). It rained most of Saturday evening and night, so we stayed in. Amanda brought the kids over that afternoon (on Sat) and the kids played togther and we (the adults) watched Star Trek Voyager until about 8 or 8:30.
After the kids went to bed Liz and I watched some of the episodes of Monk from Season 5 that we had missed since dropping cable. We sitll have 3 more episodes to go and we’ll be caught up. BSG was new last night, but I have to wait to watch it until it shows up in the newsgroups.
I love this! This is a greag YouTube video comparison of Star Wars and Star Trek. This guy says exactly what I’ve thought on this subject for a long time. And its well told.
My birthday didn’t turn out quite as any of us had hoped yesterday. I was still sore from playing racquetball and worn out from work, but Liz still wanted to go rollerblading at skateland in Brandon. So we get there and I’m pooped and change my mind, I really didn’t want to do it, if I had done it I probably wouldn’t have lasted 5 minutes and it would have been a bust. So we sat in the parking lot for 45 minutes trying to figure out what to do. We ended up going to Dunkin Doughnuts and getting a quick snack, I got a nice bagel with creme cheese and a boston creme doughnut, Liz of course had her usual chocolate frosted. We went home and got on a trek to get some gas in my car. Then we watched a Star Trek episiode with her parents before I headed off to bed.
On Monday night’s Heroes episode, they showed a license plate for a car that drove George Takei around in the episode. He played Hiro’s dad, but in this one shot they showed the license plate of the car. I didn’t see it at first, but Liz noticed it briefly and got all excited. So the next day we downloaded the episode and check and sure enough, there it was. The license plate read, NCC 1701. Very cute, and a nice tribute to a Star Trek character in the show. They have made references to Star Trek before in the first few episodes in scenes with Hiro.