Archive for the ‘Opinions/Editorials’ Category

Geekly Speaking About… “Top Gear USA” Episode 1

Thanks to some technical difficulties which were not present when we conducted our tech test about 1.5 hours before its premiere last night at 10:00 pm, we were unable to produce the audio for the live commentary between myself and Kara Dennison as we watched the first episode of the U.S. version of “Top Gear.” […]

Geekly Speaking About… the Original Saw movie

In a wonderful bit of synergy, the last movie in the Saw franchise was released in 3D right before Halloween. Having never seen any of the movies before, Lyssa Spero and I decided to watch the first one a while ago and recorded the results for all of you to hear. I must warn you […]

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 14:38 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Thoughts on National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Thanks very much to Trisha for suggesting I post this here — it was originally in a protected entry elsewhere, and I’m very happy to have the opportunity to present it to a wider audience with minimal edits. Today starts National Epilepsy Awareness Month, which you have likely heard about from pretty much no one.  […]

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 12:50 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Take: My response to the Moon Manifesto

I had a very busy day at work yesterday and so at the end of the day when I heard about the latest case of “writer-fail” to move through the sci-fi/fantasy fandom, I gave it a quick read and then moved on. For some brief background, sci-fi/fantasy author Elizabeth Moon (the Planet Pirates series, the […]

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 08:21 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Go-Go-Gaijin: Lost In Translation, The Movie Quiz

Going to the movie rental store in Japan to find an American movie to watch can be a little aggravating. I know the English title of the movie, but often that’s not enough. I need to know the Japanese title, and it’s not always the simple matter of translating English into Japanese. When bringing movies […]

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 23:30 by Brooke Stephenson · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: How Hollywood may still be “doing it wrong” in the world of web entertainment

When it comes to being a writer or actor, we currently live in interesting times—and by “interesting” I’m using the “Chinese curse” definition of the word. Computers and the Internet have not only opened up a new distribution method for people to see their work and give them money for it, but also a way […]

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 07:44 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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21st Century Digital REDACTED

Blizzard, Real ID and privacy issues. Anyone playing any of the Blizzard properties has probably been hearing the buzz about Real ID. For everyone else, Real ID is the Blizzard social connection tool. It lets you talk to your friends no matter what Blizzard game they are playing, as long as you know the email […]

Jammin’ With Jillers: Gerald Schoenfeld said it…

… I just didn’t want to believe it. People who know me know that I am a huge Theater Geek: my mother used to sing “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” to wake me and my brother up in the morning, back when we were in grade school, and my father actually works on Broadway (as […]

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 15:48 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Take: How to desegregate the World Series of Poker

Back when Secretary of Geek Affairs Wil Wheaton was writing a lot about poker in his blog, I took it upon myself to learn more about the modern game and why Wheaton liked it. My Internet meanderings eventually lead me to the Tiltboys, a group of friends and poker players in the California Bay Area […]

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 21:22 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Take: To buy an iPhone4, or not to buy an iPhone4?

If, like me, you were unfortunate enough to only have to rely on Twitter updates to find out exactly what new doohickies are going to be on the new iPhone rather than being able to stream it live, you can check it all out again courtesy of This Week in Tech’s special coverage of the […]

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 08:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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