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Battlestar Galactica Series Finale

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Promo shotAll good things must come to end and Battlestar Galactica had it’s series finale last night.

I find I have mixed feelings about the final episode, which I will discuss after the break.

I really liked the show but agree with the decision to end it. The best stories have a beginning and an end and while I have some issues with the ending, Battlestar Galactica had a decent ending.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

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Spray painting plastic models

Currently painting a plastic model. I’m only doing selected high lights, but I have to be carefull not to put too much on at one time. Rule of thumb: if you think you’re close to putting on too much paint, just STOP. You can do touch up later.

New Gundam Models from Bandai

g-fighter-boxOne of my hobbies is assembling Bandai Master Grade (MG) Models and lately, Bandai has been releasing some really good ones.

One that I thought was over the top, but in the original Anime, is the Master Grade G Fighter. Naturally, Dalong.net (Excellent Site, but in Korean) has got one and is reviewing it now. Just like the Anime, the Version 2.0 MG RX-78 Gundam can be loaded into it. I won’t be getting one, but look forward to Dalong.net assembled photos of it.

In related news: Ngee Khiong (another great site) has new photos of the New Perfect Grade (PG) Red Frame Astray. To put it mildly, it looks fantastic (the gold detail on the sword is a great touch!)! You can see full size images here at Xhood an and here at Toysdaily.

I have quite a queue of models to build and won’t buy any soon, but the latest offereings from Bandai really are incredible.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Good Morning Britain” by Aztec Camera from the “Stray” Album. You can see the video here.

Visit to the Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Originally uploaded by S.D.

Lots of fun, with an added bonus: Janny works in the building. That means that we don’t have to stand on line. Instead of taking 30 to 60 minutes to get to the top, we just go right to the head of all lines.

I think that got some people annoyed at us (we heard “Hey! There’s a Line!!!” a few times) but it was worth it.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy and hazy but we could always go back. Since the sun is setting earlier as winter approaches, I think we’ll go after work one night and get some great night shots.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing, I’m watching Mythbusters.

MG Shin Musha Gundam

MG Shin MushaAs many people know, one of my hobbies is assembling Bandai Gundam Models. Over at Ngee Khiong’s blog, he found images from someone who got it and assembled it already.

I have to say, it’s an over the top model, and I Soooooo want one!

I’m resisting on account of my having quite a queue of models to build. Currently I’m working on a a Bandai MG RX-78-2 Gundam. I’m not sure if I’ll paint it, but it should be fun in either case.

Update: Dalong.net has one already. Can’t wait for him to finish it. The images of the Instructions make it look pretty interesting.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Amusing Sony Advertisement

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Saw this on Techeblog.com.

From Techeblog:

The world’s largest foam machine was custom-built for the shoot, and pumped out over 500,000 gallons of foam per minute. The commercial is for Sony’s cameras, and locals got Alpha DSLRs, Cyber-shots, and Handycams to shoot the experience

Looks like fun but I’m wondering how they cleaned up afterwards? I bet this is the same people who did the Bouncing Balls advertisement in San Francisco.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Improv Everywhere: Best Game Ever

Improv Everywhere gave a Little league team the “Best. Game. Ever.

They turned a little league baseball game in Hermosa Beach, California into a major league event complete with NBC Sports, Jumbotron, Player interviews, *and* the Good Year Blimp!

The video here:

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Chasing Cars” by “Snow Patrol” from the “Eyes Open” Album. You can see the video here.

Gardening time is here again

brocolli.jpgSpring is here so It’s time to prepare my vegetable garden again. With all the tasks at work (4 Projects Due at the same time *AND* late night calls 4 to 6 days a week…) I’m really looking forward to doing work that my wife and I can enjoy.

Also, for our garden, we’ve planted new mixed color peonies. That was a little amusing as my wife got the little shovel, put on gloves, dressed in old jeans in case it got dirty and then I did all the work.

She’s ready for a career in management…

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Beautiful Seed” by Corrinne May from her “Beautiful Seed” Album. You can see the video of her playing it live here.

Best Use for a Tesla coil

Red Alert!As people may know, Photography is a hobby I indulge in. I like to think of doing different things such as a long exposure shot.

So, when I read “Awesome Red Alert Tesla Coil Makes Quick Work of Allied Soldiers” on Gizmodo, I had to read about it.

Peter at tesladownunder.com was nice enough to document how he did it. Basically, he replicated the scene from the game in real life with a Real Tesla Coil.

See his work here.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Wild by Seal from his “SEAL [1991]” album.

Met Samantha Bee Tuesday night

Samantha BeeWhile on a photo walk with Jerry Tuesday night, we ran into The Daily Show's Samantha Bee. She was with her child and I certainly didn't want to harass her so I just said "Excuse me, aren't you Samantha Bee from The Daily Show?"

She said yes and I mentioned I watch that show regularly. She was nice and friendly. 

"The Daily Show" is one of my favorite shows, but I think It's sad state of the News industry that the most intelligent conversations on TV are on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. If you have any doubt, See the recent interview of Sen. John McCain or Former Iraq Minister Ali Allawi or Andy Card just to name a few. 

Music I'm listening to right Now:
"The Taste" by Five For Fighting from the "The Battle For Everything"