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June 26, 2015 by Island Dog
Stardock will be closed for the week starting on Monday, June 29th and we will be returning on Monday, July 6th. We will be monitoring support tickets and forums during this time, but expect delays in responses during this time. If you'd like to see some of the things Stardockians are doing on their time off, then be sure to follow us on our various social media channels and look for the #StardockWeekOff hashtag. We'll be sharing images of some of our adventures over the week. Fo...
December 16, 2014 by Island Dog
Brad was on the Binpress Podcast talking about the history of Stardock.  Take a listen here: http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/12/16/binpress-podcast-episode-24-brad-wardell-stardock/  
May 22, 2014 by Island Dog
I admit I like watching videos on YouTube.  There's a lot of great information that is available, along with lots of entertainment available as well.  I would say the majority of my viewing is done on my iPad, and I have quite a few channels that I subscribe to so I'm always up to date on the latest videos from the people or company that uploads to it. Some of mine: Sensible Prepper - Good channel for practical prepping and general outdoor gear reviews.Sootch00 - Same guy...
May 6, 2014 by Island Dog
I read a list of more '80s movies being remade, and I just need to make it clear that this needs to stop.  So many of these are great movies that just need to be left alone, and not remade with some mediocre actors. https://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/yahoo-movies/80s-movie-remakes-214713917.html Couple of examples: Escape from New YorkFletchThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Wargames
April 25, 2014 by Island Dog
Interesting news today about Star Wars and the expanded universe in regards to the future stories in Star Wars. "In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment...
April 16, 2014 by Island Dog
Yeah, it's not very wise to tweet terrorist threats to an airline on Twitter. The Dutch girl ended up being arrested for this.  
April 9, 2020 by Island Dog
For those of you who are having to stay in more because of COVID-19, are you watching any YouTube channels in particular?  Here's a few of my favorite channels I've been watching.... ParoDeeJay - Cruise and travel vlogs. Off the Ranch - Family/vlog channel from Demolition Ranch.  TheTimTracker - Travel and Orlando area vlogger. Lumnah Acres - Homesteading and farming channel. LunkersTV - Lots of outdoors and other stuff. Steve DOES - Good info about smart home...
June 3, 2014 by Island Dog
The picture below shows my latest attempt at growing a pineapple plant.  We’ll see what comes of it, but I do enjoy trying to get fruits and vegetables going, even if it’s in just a simple container.   I would really like to have a nice garden where I could plant several things, but where we live now really doesn’t give me a lot of opportunity to do that.  Does anyone here keep any type of garden, and what types of items do you have in it?
April 8, 2014 by Island Dog
I'm definitely not.  I do like to drink wine, but I am not that knowledgable in types and pairings and whatever else people tend to do with their wine.  The favorite type I like to drink is Sangria, but we also have some really great wine that comes from a Lakeridge Winery which is here local in Florida. Do you drink wine?  If so are you an expert, or just someone who likes to drink?    
March 13, 2014 by Island Dog
Amazon has announced that the yearly price for Amazon Prime will increase from $79 to $99 starting this year.  Amazon Prime gives you free two-day shipping, no minimum order size, unlimited streaming of movies/TV, and more.  It has been $79 for many years now, and I’ve subscribed myself for quite a few. Now I don’t think $99 is a terrible price increase.  It’s most likely still a good value if you purchase a lot of stuff from Amazon.  For me though, with the addition of ...
March 4, 2014 by Island Dog
I have a Keurig machine, and I use the refillable K-cups which I fill with whatever coffee I decide to buy at the grocery store.  It's much cheaper than the packaged K-cups, and in my opinion, tastes about the same. It seems Keurig is tired of 3rd party coffee brands using their system. "Green Mountain has announced a new anticompetitive plan to maintain its monopoly by redesigning its brewers to lock out competitors’ products. Such lock-out technology cannot be justified ba...
February 24, 2014 by Island Dog
This has been a confusing deal going on with Netflix, and the media has used this as an excuse to use "Net Neutrality" whenever possible.  This is a great read on the details of this deal. http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2014/02/media-botching-coverage-netflix-comcast-deal-getting-basics-wrong.html "Naturally, many of these same people are also implying that because Netflix has to pay Comcast, consumers will foot the bill for this as Netflix will have to charge more for their service. ...
December 3, 2013 by Island Dog
If you follow tech news you probably have seen the 60 Minutes interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.  He revealed that Amazon has been working on package delivery by drones and hope to have it operational in the next few years.  Link: Amazon The goal is to have items delivered within 30 minutes, but obviously there are a lot of obstacles (no pun intended) to get this going in the real world.  I’m a bit mixed on this technology, and I personally don’t see it taking off (a...
November 19, 2013 by Island Dog
Lets have a bit of fun.  I always get a laugh off some of these animated gifs I come across all the time.  Post your best and funniest animated gifs for all to see! Since it's game console launch week, I'll start it off.  
February 27, 2015 by Island Dog
It’s a sad day for sci-fi fans around the world in learning that Leonary Nimoy passed away today at 83. Last year he announced he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was admitted to the hospital earlier this week with complications from that. Sadly, he passed away this morning at his home. Leonard Nimoy is most famously known for playing the role of Spock in the Star Trek franchise. Born in Boston in 1931, he started acting in local theaters at the age of 8 and eventually mad...