Justice League (20110831) # 1

Justice League (2011) #1

This was the first comic of DC Comics — The New 52 re-launch. Justice League (2011) #1 came out in both print and digital on the same day.

To quote the description from DC’s Website:

“Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes!”


Reply to: [Netflix Blog] An Explanation and Some Reflections

E-Mail sent to Reed Hastings @ Netflix in reply to http://blog.netflix.com/2011/09/explanation-and-some-reflections.html


As a professional in computers (Internet, Servers, Workstations, Website Programming, etc) for over 15 years now I do not understand why the ratings will be separated unless Netflix and Qwikster will not be sister companies and owned by two completely different entities.
It certainly would be fairly easy to keep these ratings under one account and then have sub accounts for Netflix Streaming and Quikster Mailing under it.

Additionally, it would be nice if we could rate individual episodes of TV shows (and maybe even track content on a DVD).

On a note of naming: isn't anyone worried that calling it Qwikster is too close to Quickstar (from the owners of Amway)?

Best Buy Biased

Seriously. I was in this store for awhile being completely ignored for those with breasts or were being profiled as someone that should be watched over.

Remind me to look like I’m about to rob the place or to bring a woman with me to this specific Best Buy in the future.

Anyway. To another Best Buy I go to buy some replacement ear buds for my iPhone 4 (lost the last pair) and to ask them to match Apple’s price.

iPhone 4 ear buds (plus tax)
Best Buy: $41.00
Apple: $29.00

Seriously! $12.00 more!


Apple iPad 2 & WordPress Application

Today I was able to get the new Apple iPad 2 in the 32 gb variety.
Unfortunately the 64 gb ones were unavailable.

So far I’ve gotten all my existing apps from my iPhone organized on it; Keeping only those I plan on keeping on the iPad.

Just downloaded an app to work with WordPress. It’s already crashed once.
It’s also complaining, saying “Sorry, the theme for your blog could
not be retrieved. A simple preview is shown below.” whenever I hit preview.
Presumably there may be a work-a-round for this, however I’ll wait to see what happens in future versions.

Since it’s free I’m not complaining….

It would be great to see a way to administrate the category list. And maybe even edit content in HTML.

Well. More stuff to do. Including going to sleep.

Dangerous Roadway Shutdown

While on the way home from breakfast with my daughter, Isis, at Denny’s, and a quick stop off to walk around a Toys ‘R Us, I started noticing police officers from all different towns and counties of Florida at every intersection up and down State Road 7/441 here in South Florida, Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Eventually, I found myself stuck at a light in what became a parking lot when the police effectively shutdown the roadway. After about 10 minutes of being stopped police vehicles started going North on the roadway escorting a funeral procession. This procession went on for about another 10 minutes before it ended. A few minutes later we were allowed to start moving again.

This seems like a very dangerous precedent, allowing police to effectively shutdown roadway for funeral processions, instead of just controlling traffic, far in advance of the beginning of the procession. Additionally, there was no notification to the public either in the form of advanced information that the roadway would be closed off, as what happens in the case of parades, or signage explaining what was going on and detours, if available, to take.

While waiting for the procession many of us got out of our cars. While conversing with some of the other drivers I received information that I have yet to verify making it sound like this officer died of his own negligence.

Personally, I am very dismayed by this incident and hope that it does not happen again. It seems like an extreme waste of resources and was done ineffectively. On top of the Public Relations departments of the towns, counties, police, and fire/rescue departments not advising the public in an appropriate manner, I’m also upset by the wear and tear and possible fuel usage, used on government vehicles related to the event, in addition to the wear and tear, potential fuel usage and infuriation created by the lose in personal time on a Sunday.