For about a year now, the factory radio and 6-disc CD player in my car has slowly been dying. So on January 10th I finally bit the bullet and purchased a replacement system — an in-dash car MP3 player which I have been wanting, but which was never very high on my priority list until now. So this is my review of the unit in questions: the Sony Xplode CDX-GT630UI–the good, the bad, and the not-so-particularly-optimal.
Apparently someone has put together a series of talk shows with Cthulhu (yes, the Great Sleepy Old One himself), “Calls for Cthulhu”. These shorts are utterly hysterical, especially if you are familiar with the Cthulhu mythos (and perhaps also pretty funny if you are evently slightly familar with the subject).
Back on the topic of Mythania, I’ve recently added two new stories for your reading pleasure, “The Duel” and “The Mines of Nuram”. Both are action packed, and should keep you sufficiently glued to your screen for the duration of the stories.
If you’re just tuning in, please visit Mythania.com to read more of my steam-fantasy stories and learn more about the world of Mythania.
I recently stumbled upon this nifty new blog, humbly called “Steampunk Pics”, not too long ago. It’s been around for a few months now, and displays some very interesting items. Just thought I would post a link for anyone who might want to take a look!
The first new major release of OpenOffice.org in three years is finally here! From the looks of it, OpenOffice.org 3.0 promises to deliver some serious competition to Microsoft Office, and not simple because of its fabulous price (which is free). Indeed, the popular open source office suite arguably has as much going for it as MS Office 2003, and only lacks some of the more advanced features of MS Office 2007. OpenOffice.org 3.0 also lacks many of the horribly annoying features of MS Office 2007, such as the atrocious “ribbon” interface and a rather narcissistic disposition.
I am a writer, as well as professional programmer, so I spend a copious quantity of my time on computers, both at home and at work. The only items I have ever found lacking in OpenOffice.org 2.x have finally been incorporated in 3.0, these being native MacOS support and the previously inadequate Notes system. But the new OpenOffice 3.0 brings in even more features and capability than these little fixes, all for the same low, low price of just zero dollars and zero zero cents (at 0% down and 0% APR).
Alright, this would simply be the most ridiculously stupendous accessory to a steampunk costume I’ve ever laid eyes on. If I just had $6,000… we’ll, I would probably save it in this economy… But if I was completely loaded, I would buy this piece at the drop of a bowler hat! Plus, it’s designed by those notoriously creative fellows at WETA Workshop (yes, the specially effects gurus who brought “Lord of the Rings” to life).