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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

OK. So LOST's season 4 has been incredible.

In contrast, BSG's season 4 (which is also the last) has been very spotty to me.

It's like they have an awesome episode one week followed by a lame episode. This week's episode was superb. But last week's episode was one of the all time worst. I mean as bad or worse than the horrendous "Black Market" episode. Is it a coincidence that they both featured Lee acting out of character? What makes it worse is that they should have known better. Also, it's the last season and we want to find out about the final 5. They don't have time to waste on a vanity filler episode.

In the episode ("Sine Qua Non"), they dedicate nearly the entire thing to Lee trying to find a replacement for the President, presumed dead after disappearing on the base ship. You can see what they're doing from a mile away. It was like they thought "We need an episode featuring Romo Lampkin so let's bring the story to a screeching halt to do it." For the record, I hate the character of Romo Lampkin.

I'm very interested in listening to Ron Moore's podcast for this episode to see what he says about it.


16 Meg Broadband Rules!

I upgraded to 16 Mbps broadband service today from Charter. I had to swap my old cable modem (which I have had for 5 years) for a new model to support the faster speeds.

The speed increase is pretty nice... 3 times faster than my previous speed.

(Downloading HD movie rentals from iTunes on Apple TV still sucks even with the bigger pipe. For the love of God, Apple, add some extra servers or something!)


Thursday, June 05, 2008

My New Job

So this week I started a new job. I'm now a Sr. Developer at AGCO Corporation.

It was difficult leaving my previous position, but I feel that the time was right to make a change. While I'll miss my former co-workers, I am very excited about my new opportunity.