Blogroll Dive: 7/16/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Michael discussed “the military voice in games”.
  • Khaled reviewed Transformers.
  • Joen shared more project management tips and techniques.
  • Sarah posted details on an upcoming chamber music concert.
  • And, Tom reviewed the latest release of Flock.

Transformers Nostalgia

Last Sunday, Sarah and I were lucky enough to see Transformers in our local theater. It was great film. I would have appreciated more character development concerning the Transformers, but it would have been difficult to fit any more into the film without it being considered “too long” by younger audiences. Hopefully, there will be more character development in the sequel. Besides the lack of character development, the film carried a decent plot and featured the most realistic Transformers to date! Best of all, it brought back memories from the long-running and well-established Transformers universe.

Here are four of my favorite moments from the Transformers universe.

SPOILER WARNING: The following clips obviously contain spoilers.

  1. The Autobots meet G.I. Joe in 1939. (review)
  2. Starscream sacrifices himself to save millions of lives by convincing Galvatron and Optimus Prime to join forces against Unicron. (clip)
  3. The “mysterious planet” that the Beast Wars take place on is revealed to be prehistoric Earth, complete with the crashed Ark and dormant G1 Transformers. (clip)
  4. Just about every moment from Beast Machines, especially the last episode. (clip)

It’s hard to choose which video clip to embed at the end of this post, so I’m going to choose the last few minutes from Beast Machines, which just so happens to be the only clip from this list without a cliffhanger ending.

Blogroll Dive: 7/10/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan is giving away Pownce invites.
  • Michael reviewed Transformers.
  • Khaled discussed the quality of font rendering under the four major web browsers on Windows and found Apple’s Safari to be the best of them all.
  • Joen discussed “the importance of a semantic website structure.”
  • And, Tom asked, “[Is the] unseemly haste in [Windows] Vista SP1 a sign of desperation?”

My Mom Has an iPhone

Update: Photo now included!

I recently wrote about the iPhone not long before its release on June 29th. Well, what I haven’t said yet is that, not long after its release, my Mom left an Apple Store with an 8GB iPhone. I know, I completely missed the “buzz wave” with this report, but it’s nice to report nonetheless.

My New MacBook Pro

I’m finally done setting up my new MacBook Pro. I decided a long time ago to replace my previous workstation, consisting of one 20″ iMac G5 and a 15″ PowerBook G4, with one ultra-portable MacBook Pro and a Cinema Display. I must say that having only one computer makes for a far more “optimized” experience than constantly moving data between two, and with my 20″ Cinema Display, I can continue to work with the “comfort” of a desktop computer during those long hours at home.