Feb 28, 2006 Brainwaves
TV seasons on DVD tend to range between $30 and $50 US. The cheaper ones aren’t often full seasons; sometimes they’re “volumes” that aren’t full seasons (most often occurs with some half-hour comedies and cartoons and such that aren’t reliant on continuity episode-to-episode). But the prices have been largely consistent over the last few years.
This is in stark contrast to one of the first Star Trek (I can’t say the first, as I don’t know if it was or not — if someone finds out before I do, comment and let me know) television seasons to come out on DVD: “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” For several years, seasons of TNG and the other Star Trek series as they were released carried price tags of $110 USD and above.
I’d seen evidence on Amazon.com indicating they were coming down in price this year, but I don’t always trust special prices until I see them in multiple spots. But then I saw seasons 1 and 2 of both TNG and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” at Wal Mart last week for approx. $55 each. Still more pricey than other TV seasons, but compared to their original prices, it’s more than a 50% discount.
Better still was finding them at BJ’s Wholesale Club tonight, at $48. I know where to look for seasons of TV on DVD now.
Feb 27, 2006 Brainwaves
A week and a half ago, I finished running through Max Payne.
I’ve started playing through Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Last night I bought a copy of Quake III Gold.
I don’t often buy brand new games for my computer anymore. I wait a while and buy them old, or rereleased.
I may not be on the cutting edge of video gaming anymore, but I get my games for good prices.
Feb 12, 2006 Brainwaves
With apologies to Apocolypse Now, “I love the smell of horsepower in the morning.”
Daytona Speedweeks is on again, with Daytona 500 qualifying earlier today (Congratulations to Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon for making the front row) and the Budweiser Shootout right now. Gatorade Duel at Daytona is Thursday, and the Daytona 500 is this Sunday. However, what with travel back from Toronto that day, and WWE No Way Out that night, who knows when I’m going to get to see it.
Feb 11, 2006 Geek
I’m nearing the end of my cell phone contract with Verizon Wireless. After my Palm IIIc died this past summer, I’d decided to replace my phone when it came up with a Palm Treo smartphone. At the time, the newest Treo was the Treo 650. Like all Palm hardware, it runs the Palm OS.
In recent months, Palm has released the new Treo 700w, the first Palm hardware running the Windows Mobile OS. At the moment, the Treo 650 is still available from both Palm and Verizon’s websites.
I didn’t think I’d be eligible to make the upgrade under Verizon’s New Every Two plan until around April or so, but just for grins, I went to check the website, and lo and behold, I’m apparently eligible to upgrade now. But as I look through the upgrade options… the only Treo model listed is the 700w. No 650.
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Feb 11, 2006 Blog News
Yup. Me again. Miss me?
I’m back to blogging here after being on LiveJournal for a time. I’ve got things set back up here to add some things I like (nested/threaded comments — you can reply to specific comments), some things people have asked for on my previous blogs (like previews for comments), and some stuff I’d added previously (spam prevention in comments, and the ability to subscribe to comment discussions by email). We’ll get to see how well they work as time goes on.
Look for most posts as I get back into the swing of blogging here again.