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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Looper (Movie)

Here is an interesting trailer for a new movie starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt that I stumbled upon. Gordon-Levitt's character is a time-travelling assassin called a "looper". It seems like some organization is sending unwanted people back in time to be taken care of by "loopers" but things get messy when Gordon-Levitt's character realizes the target is his future self.

Looper hits theatres September 28, 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Google Drive Now Available

For those who don't know about applications like Dropbox of Google Drive, you should read this article and consider getting one of the services. They are essentially the same at this point, giving users 5GB of free online storage (you can pay $4/month for an extra 20GB with Google Drive).

Both services allow you to have a regular folder on your computer that automatically syncs with anywhere the service is installed. So if you work on a laptop and a desktop, instead of using a USB key to transfer files and confusing different versions of a file you're working on, all you have to do is install Google Drive on both systems. Folders on both your laptop and desktop will automatically update and to have identical content. Unlike uploading to an FTP, Google Drive allows you to drag and drop files into a folder, which makes it a lot more user friendly than any upload toolbar.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bryan Adams - Bell Centre, Montreal 2012

*Update: Unfortunately, YouTube just pulled ALL the Bryan Adams videos from its site, so the videos do not work.

Bryan Adams gave a fun and energetic performance at the Bell Centre in Montreal this week. He played all the hits that you would expect and to please the Montreal crowd, he sang "Here I Am" ("Je Suis Là" in French) in both French and English. The band hardly took any breaks and electrified the crowd with a simplistic, but entertaining, set up. The stage had a giant LCD screen that looked like it was 20 times the size of a cineplex screen and some basic lights and lasers. In keeping with the theme of simplicity, the giant screen played mostly black and white visuals until the end where there was some color.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Video Games: Foosball 2012 Playstation 3

I played a lot of foosball (aka soccer table, biardini) as a teenager and it seems that 3Division and Grip Games created a "realistic" PS3 video game version that can be played with either the controller or the PlayStation Move add-on. I know that pass renditions of virtual foosball games, like on iOS, were horrible but it could be interesting with the Playstation Move.

In addition to saving all the space that a real table takes up, the cost of a $60 video game is a lot cheaper than an $800 table.