Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WWPD joins the expanding ranks of the Stylish Blogger Award Recipients

Anatoli of Anatoli's Game Room fame has generously nominated us for a "Stylish Blogger Award"!  Anatoli maintains one of my favorite blogs in the "blog-o-sphere" (I still gag when I hear that word).  His prolific work are always a joy to see, and he has a wide focus on different aspects of gaming and entertainment that is worth checking out.

Anyhow, this award is sort of an e-pat on the back, given from one blog to another.  It's spreading much like a virus, but it's all good intentioned so WWPD will definitely play ball!  If you haven't already read this, there's a few rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person giving you the award
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award

1) Opposite of Anatoli, I am a total Apple fanboy.  I use a Macbook pro for my personal computer. My wife uses a Macbook.  We use a Mac Mini for our home theater (and got rid of cable over a year ago!).  We have a Time Capsule as our wireless router/automatic backup device.  2 iPads, 2 iPhone 4s, and countless little gadgets.  I'm a relatively new convert to Apple (just over 2 years now), and there's no zealot like a convert!

2) Despite #1, I am a programmer/analyst/consultant, and thus spend the majority of my professional time in a Windows environment.  Although I love OSX, I have to give it to Microsoft- Windows 7 is really quite nice.

3) Not a day of my life goes by where I don't quote either Aliens or The Big Lebowski.  I don't trust people who dislike either of these movies... but that's just like, my opinion, man.

4) One of my pet peeves is when people mispronounces "Reece's Pieces".  They're pieces that belong to Reece.  Not "Ree Sees Pee Sees".

5) I prefer staycations over vacations.  I saved a ton of money to buy, and put a lot of time into my house.  I do that because I love it.  I like spending time in my own house.  This makes me a crotchety old man and a homebody.

6) I prefer Star Trek to Star Wars. 

7) When Wendy's introduced their dollar menu, I got very fat on delicious jr. bacon cheeseburgers.  I then lost 65 pounds to make up for it.  I am now smaller than I was in High school.  It gives me a new appreciation for trying to eat right- it's tough work!

There's no way I can nominate 10-15 blogs- though I follow quite a few, I think a good number of them have already received it.  Here goes:

Mik's Minis - All kinds of different stuff, and always a good read.  Plus, he's an awesome dude!
Model Dads - They make the prettiest battle reports I've ever seen.
World of Tanks Skins - If you aren't playing this game, fix that.  If you aren't using these skins, fix that too!
Lead, Paint, and the General - Fellow WWPDer and good buddy Joe's blog.  His painting updates are always gold!

Thanks again, Anatoli!


The Angry Lurker said...

Congratulations, got one myself and agree fully with No.5

Scary Biscuits said...

Well done! You've done a lot for the community and your blog well deserves the award!

Number 6 is could be a bit of a deal breaker though... ;)

indierockclimber said...

Here's the thing. It's not that Star Wars isn't awesome- it mostly is. But Star Trek is US. It's OUR future. Not a galaxy far far away where some other random stuff happens. It's a mostly bright future envisioned for us.

Star Wars has some really cool mythology, and great characters. Comparing the two best of the series (in my opinion)- The Empire Strikes Back and The Wrath of Khan, I can't pick a favorite. Both of those are really great movies. But now look at the worst of them- Episode I vs say, Star Trek IV or Nemesis. The Star Trek ones are bad, but they aren't half as bad as Episode I.

The trek TV series has some moments of absolute brilliance, but is largely marred by ridiculousness, I'll give you that. Still, Anakin Skywalker and Jar Jar Binks are worse than any space child, or nazi-planet I can think of.

indierockclimber said...

Oh, and not only that, but Star Trek lead the way in social acceptance and pushed us to be better. TOS had a russian and a black chick on the bridge crew, when neither one of their demographics were much liked or represented by television. Star Wars, by contrast, panders to kids to sell new toys and pretty much plays it safe.

Your mileage may vary, though.

jmezz382 said...

Thanks for the awesome mention friend ! I will do the same once I get some free time !

Gyro said...

¡Muchas gracias señor!

Scary Biscuits said...

Well, without going into the Trekkie vs Junkie debate, I'll admit Im totally into both. But Wars wins out for me because of its impact on my childhood. Hence Ep. I, II, and II are not part of my equation at all, since those were way after my childhood. So, SW > ST, but only slightly really :)

Kage said...

You are a programmer and you still like apple stuff? for shame!

Apple's are just computers for dummies.

Definitely Star Wars over star trek.
every since B5 and BSG I can't stand that happy ending every hour thing.

indierockclimber said...

I just wrote out a much more thoughtful response but the interwebs ate it.

I 100% disagree that Apples are computers for dummies. I think they're computers that have amazing user experiences, with a lot more power under the hood than most people appreciate :)

As for Star Wars vs Trek- I dig it dudes!

Anatoli said...

Just surprised you guys had not received it yet - you're worth it.

I just find Apple computers a lot more expensive than PC computers - for no reason it would seem. The only real use I can see for a Mac is when used for graphic design work and, it seems to be the computer of choice for people working with that stuff. The cell phone issue is just my distaste (and distrust :D )of everything that is too mainstream and popular. Besides I only use my phone to make phone calls and send SMS so my "Nokia 6700 Classic Chrome" does just fine. And don’t get me started on the iPad.

As far as touch screens go my current camera is 100% touch screen and never fail to annoy me, guess I'm a "button man" haha, I just can't see the point of fondling a screen when I could have pressed or turned a button for instant change in settings.

As far as Star Trek/Star Wars go, I like the original Star Wars trilogy though I rewatched it a couple of weeks back and cringed a little on how silly the intro text to A New Hope read (nostalgia makes you forget). The new trilogy is just crap, just like the 4th Indiana Jones movie.... Star Trek has its charm but it isn't violent and dark enough for me LOL!

Let's meet at the middle with Battlestar Galactica :-)

indierockclimber said...

Macs are a bit pricey, but I have yet to find them not worth it. Their stats are fairly compatable, and because they aren't in bed with piles of third party vendors the OS doesn't come out of the box loaded with toolbars, and garbage you don't need. I had to reinstall Windows on this machine, and because Windows isn't developed for any specific architecture, it took me several hours to download and install all the drivers.

On top of that, Apple's customer service is top notch- though you do pay for that in the premium pricing. Last month I dropped my iphone- completely shattered. Took it in and they replaced it for free. My wife dropped her Macbook and cracked the face-plate and messed up the audio-jack. Replaced for free.

Plus, the hardware is just generally very nice. I just got a top of the line Lenovo Thinkpad for work, and my 2 year old Macbook pro's screen still looks way sharper. Plus, the touchpads are worlds apart. Top that off with the Macbook pro being a single piece machined aluminum and I have a machine that's dead sexy and a tank to boot!

I've had several $800 or so Dells, HPs, etc and they're always crap. I've had my Macbook Pro for 2 years now, and have literally not any problems. I have yet to see a "Panic Screen" (OSX Blue Screen of Death), had to hunt for drivers, had to get rid of malware or viruses, had to reinstall the OS due to bloat, etc. My battery is at 95% factory capacity, and runs for right around 8 hours (I can go a full workday without charging). Anyhow, it's what works for you- personally I was totally anti-mac as well until a friend got one and I played with it for a few hours. I was sold.

I am essentially a cyborg with my phone- I use the calendar extensively, browse the web all the time, check e-mails, and a ton of other things. In fact, calls are probably what I do least of all! But I agree- if you don't need it, it isn't worth it.

I'm not a completely RABID fanboy though- I know success when I see it! Windows 7 was a massive improvement, Microsoft really did a great job following up the turd that was vista. Also, Microsoft does a much better job at writing software for OSX (See Office for Mac- beautiful!), than Apple does for Windows (See iTunes- garbage!).

As for BSG- I hate to turn my back on years of my childhood spent loving Star Wars and Star Trek, but the re-imagined BSG is far better than both of the "star" series!

Anatoli said...

Heh, not to steal more of your painting time - but have you tried out Battlestar Galactica Online? I'm currently playing it during the evenings as I intend to do a review on it sometime this week.

It's a free but extremely good looking (crazy actually how they got it running) webb-browser based online game based around space battles with dogfighting Cylon Raiders and Vipers. Reminds me a lot of Conflict Freespace. It has mission elements and permanent bases where you return in between missions for repairs, get new guns and talk with the commanders about current events and tactical situations.

indierockclimber said...

I've heard about it, but haven't checked it out yet. I'll have to peep it!

Can we talk you into trying World of Tanks?

Anatoli said...

Looks very interesting, I will check it out (wow 1.8gb - good thing it downloads at 1.5mb/s speed).

Just finished my first campaign of Shogun 2 which was one of the most boring games I've ever played and total letdown of the series. Need something to fill the void while waiting for Witcher 2. Those two games might be enough :-)

Will see if it allows me to join the US server when downloaded and installed.

Post a Comment

Popular Posts In the last 30 Days

Copyright 2009-2012 WWPD LLC. Graphics and webdesign by Arran Slee-Smith. Original Template Designed by Magpress.