Sequoia National Park Trip

My wife and I felt it was about time for a vacation, so we took a few days to drive up to Sequoia National Park. On the first day, we took the easy Crescent Meadow Trail and somehow wound up on the far-less-easy Trail of the Sequoias (lovingly referred to as the Trial of the […]

Star Wars: A Better Order

If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, or even just coming to know Star Wars, you’re probably planning to watch the films now that they’re all available digitally. After being inspired by The Machete Order, we decided to try our own take on the reorganized saga: I, IV, V, II, III, and VI. Except […]

Star Wars: Attack of the Pacing

After all these years, I’m finally aware of what bothers me so much about Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. It’s the pacing. To put it simply, a completely different film slaps you across the face about half-way through, even more so than any of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit films. Attack of […]

Star Wars Anime

Have you ever wanted to see a Star Wars anime? We’ll probably never see an official one now that Disney owns the franchise, but this short film fills the void quite well, and all I want now is more. For more info, see the coverage at The Verge and the short film’s companion PDF.

MacManX.com in 2014

2014 was another big year for MacManX.com, and as usual, the folks at Jetpack prepared an awesome recap of my year for me! There’s some fun numbers and charts in there to round-up the year, as well as this gem: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed […]

RIP, Robin Williams

Robin Williams, renowned actor, comedian, and so much more, passed away yesterday. I can’t think of a single actor that I have seen in more films throughout my life, from his hilarious and whimsical performance as the Genie in Aladdin to his brilliant and terrifying performance as Sy in One Hour Photo. To suggest that […]

LEGO Ghostbusters

It has been a rather long time since I last assembled a LEGOĀ set, but when I saw the latest Ghostbusters-inspired set, I knew I couldn’t resist. This Ecto-1 setĀ is from LEGO Ideas, a place where anyone can submit an idea for review andĀ possible production by LEGO, as long as it gets over 10,000 supporters, which […]

Hanging the Signed Comic Book Art

The last time we moved, we took the opportunity to frame and hang some great artwork from colleague Joen Asmussen. After our second move, we felt it was time to further decorate the office by framing our very small collection of signed comic book art. First up is a promotional poster for The Transformers: Windblade, […]

Remastered Temple of Time

And now for a bit of a nostalgic trip for some of you,Ā here is a remastered Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, built inĀ Unreal Engine 4.