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Jun 09 2011

Sirus XM Radio

On our recent vacation out west, we rented a car that included Sirus XM radio. Maybe we had a bad unit … or maybe the coverage where we were was bad … but what a horrible service. I cannot imagine for the life of me why ANYONE would pay a dime for it.

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Jan 31 2011

VOIPo

I recently signed up with a new VOIP service for my home phone. I’m using VOIPo … so far I’m really impressed. The call quality is great, it’s got a lot of nice features, and the rates can’t be beat.   For a 2 year contract, the price is only $7.50 / month with free …

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May 09 2009

Star Trek

Ginny, Steve, and I went to see the new Star Trek movie last night.

If you are a fan of the original series, next generation, or any of the follow on shows … you are going to be in for a major disappointment.

If you’re into flashy visuals and 90210 characters, you’re going to love it.

This “Star Trek” movie is not ‘based’ on the original Star Trek … it’s more like “Inspired by” the original. Possibly even ‘general concept inspired by’ the original Trek.

It rips so many of the established ideas to shreds it’s not even funny.

Yeah, the major characters are there … Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, and Uhura … and of course the Enterprise … but the major themes that back up the concept of Star Trek are tossed out the window.

Jan 25 2009

Ti Amo — Hoffman Estates

We had dinner at the new Ti Amo restaurant, in Hoffman Estates, tonight. It took the place of Babaluci, which we liked a lot. We were very disappointed when we saw they had closed. Unfortunately, I was not especially impressed with the replacement. I ordered Gnocchi with a side dish of Pasta Fagioul soup. The …

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