The cold you’re feeling is hell freezing over with DePaul Men’s Basketball 3-0 in the Big East

DePaul, my alma mater, is surprisingly atop the Big East with a 3-0 start after beating Creighton yesterday.

This is certainly a bit of a shock, especially to me. I haven’t been following the team for the past few years, and I know no one except for the head coach. It’s still too early to know anything else. Are they actually good and contend in the Big East? Does the conference just suck this week?

Now is probably a good time to make good on my promise to go to DePaul games once they started winning Big East games.

DePaul's Forrest Robinson celebrates his team's 70-60 win over Creighton in in Omaha, Neb. (Nati Harnik, AP)
(Photo from the AP)

Chicago Tribue: DePaul beats Creighton, takes first place in Big East

 

When going to the movies, don’t spend extra money for 3D or IMAX without checking the specs first

It’s holiday season so there’s a good chance you’ll go to theaters to enjoy a movie. There’s also a chance you’ll want to see a movie in 3D and/or IMAX. However, you’ll have to spend some extra cash to do that.

As a general rule, it’s not worth ponying up the dough to watch a movie in 3D or IMAX. The main reason is that the movie you’re seeing probably wasn’t filmed with a 3D or IMAX camera. To save money, most of the movies you see were filmed with a regular camera and had the 3D effects added in post production. The main side effect of that is that you’ll see 3D objects in a flat pop-up book type effect (not to mention the other negative effects you get when seeing a post production 3D movie, but that’s a post for another time). Whereas, if it were filmed with an actual 3D camera, you’ll get a much better effect – you’ll be able to see depth rather the the pop-up book feel. Continue reading When going to the movies, don’t spend extra money for 3D or IMAX without checking the specs first

Hello world! (and Merry Christmas!)

(Being a software developer, I think I’ll keep the “hello world” title.)

I’ve wanted to do more with my site than just have links to my other pages. I want this site to be an expression of me, not only just to show what I am (like my About Me page), but also who I am. This is to be an expression of my opinions, random thoughts, an outlet just to vent, and hopefully along the way to become a better writer.

So here I am on a Christmas evening, watching the NBA (and before the Bulls play), and with nothing but time at the moment. I finally launched my personal blog.

So cheers to a new start, a new year, and goodbye old site, which looked like this: Continue reading Hello world! (and Merry Christmas!)