Friday, July 20, 2007

move over, Ars Technica, ArsGeek is here!

There's a new website called ArsGeek that's making the waves.

ArsGeek features news and reviews about software, hardware, movies, board games, gadgets and other neat stuff. It also hosts interviews with product designers. But wait, there's more. Users can chat on the forums, buy exclusive merchandise and submit art. You can even post classified ads for just $5 a week - which is much cheaper than advertising in a newspaper. I don't think you can get a better deal than that.

For those who need another reason to visit the website, the folks who run ArsGeek are giving away a 95 mW Evolution series laser from Wicked Lasers. If you haven't checked out ArsGeek yet, then you're missing out on a lot!

Full disclosure: This is my entry for the aforementioned contest.

Historical note: ArsGeek appears to be defunct. This post is kept online for historical purposes.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

fun without the fireworks

The 4th of July was pretty fun as the Shiehs invited us over for a barbecue. The Wu family and Cathy's boyfriend Chris were also there. It was a full house!

The party began early in the afternoon. I joined Cathy and her friends for a walk around the neighborhood shortly after we arrived. This was the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Dr. Wu's children and Chris.

The kids then played Fuzion Frenzy on the Xbox before everyone gathered in the living room for the new James Bond movie. Being a reboot, Casino Royale was different from the rest of the series. I liked the older films better, but that's just me. Cathy also put on Hoot and Matilda as we ate dinner.

The downside is that I didn't get to light any fireworks. Because we're all extremely busy this summer, there was no time to go out and buy them. However, I'm not going to complain as the weekend was already quite awesome.

At any rate, I should probably get back to studying for my summer English class. After all, I do want to get a scarlet "A" on my Scarlet Letter essay. :-)

Currently reading: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne