Friday, May 7, 2010

Tech, News, and Other Stuff

Interesting news to kick off your weekend!

Go check out the latest issue from Prinkipria

Today is Summer’s birthday! Go wish her a happy birthday at And This Time Concentrate!

The iPad will soon have competition! Numerous other tablets are in the making, but the next big one will likely be Google’s, which uses Android. It also supports Flash. So far, I’ve not really missed the Flash on my iPad – so many sites are moving away from Flash.
I’m still digging my iPad, too. I think I have thirty apps downloaded now. The keyboard is so easy to use – it’s as wide as the iPad itself. If you have an opportunity, definitely check it out!

Starcraft II finally has a release date!!!!! July 27, 2010. Never thought I’d see that date in my lifetime…

And I am SO close to 100 followers! Okay, I can't give away a cash prize or anything, but... When I hit 100, I will randomly select one of those followers and do a special feature just for them! How's that?

I was tagged by Raquel Byrnes and Shannon at Faith, Hope, and Love

Okay, ladies, I'll play along...

For a "Tag" you answer 5 questions 5 times to share a bit about yourself. So here goes.

Question 1 - Where were you five years ago?
Working for a contract company
Five years younger
Here in the same house
Not yet ready to pursue my author goals
Did I mention five years younger?

Question 2 - Where would you like to be in five years?
An author with three books published
Doing more freelance work
Five years younger (I know, that can’t happen!)
Making a difference
With enough time to watch every movie released. Wait, I pretty much have that now...

Question 3 - What is on your to-do list today?
Play guitar
Fix the stove (That one’s been there a while)
Work on next book
Watch Stargate Universe
Spend time with my wife

Question 4 - What snacks do you enjoy?
Hot Tamales
Okay, I’m a guy – I’d eat about anything

Question 5 - What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
Make sure my family and friends never worked again
Take care of my church
Tour the world
Buy a Bugatti
Build my own personal movie theater – with free popcorn!

The rules are that I get to pass the Tag along to 5 Bloggers I admire....
Fallen Formulates Fiction
Spunk on a Stick
Cassandra Jade
Karen-Coming Down the Mountain
B. Miller

Okay, now back to work...


Jamie Gibbs said...

I took a look at Prinkipria, it looks pretty damn good :)I'll have to keep an eye on it.

I can't wait until a) the iPad is on general release in the UK and b) it becomes a low enough price that I can afford it, hehe.

Though I'd love to get my hands on an iPad, the lack of Flash would annoy me, so I think I'll hang around until they fix it. Still, the virtual bookcase was all it took to get me salivating!

Natasha said...

The three guys I know best are all fussy eaters, so not sure if your sweeping statement!!!
Was nice getting to know you better.
And who says you can't be five years younger? I think I am five years younger today than I was five years back.

Liza said...


DEZMOND said...

How is "Stargate Universe" going on? I haven't had a chance to watch it so far. I loved the original STARGATE movie from the early 90's, but never got in love with the shows, could this one change my mind?

Helen Ginger said...

We now have an iPad in our family (husband bought it). 30 apps! Wow. My husband so far has downloaded 2 books and finished reading one. He loves the iPad.

Hey, fix that stove!

Straight From Hel

Sarah Ahiers said...

awww thanks!
Also OMFG on the starcraft release date!
Honestly, i had just given up on it, and now we only have to wait like 2 months?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yeah, my husband will eat just about anything as well, although he tries to stick to healthy stuff.

Matthew MacNish said...

Starcraft II release date? We'll see how long that lasts.

Great answers to the five questions too, thanks for sharing Alex.

Today's guest bloggers are Lisa and Laura Roecker!


Good answers, Alex, I've been tagged twice this week.

Hope you get to a 100(followers not age)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, don't hold your breath. Steve Jobs hates Adobe and Flash will never appear on the iPad. However, within the next two years, there will be no more Flash online, so that will be okay.

Rayna, I watch what I eat, but when asked what I want for dinner, the answer is always "food." I'm not picky. And thanks, I will stick with wanting to be five years younger.

Dez, they've improved the show from the first few episodes - too much melodrama, not enough science fiction. It's very different from the other two series and different from the original movie, so you'll just have to watch one to know if you'll like it or not.

Helen, good for your husband! Does the iPad not rock?

Falen, I will still believe the Starcraft 2 date when it arrives!

Yvonne, actually I'd like to hit 100 in age, too. 105 to be precise. (I made reservations.)

Marvin D Wilson said...

Fun "meme" stuff to find out about you, Alex! ;)

Summer Frey said...

Aw, thanks, Alex! Very sweet.
My husband is gonna freak when I tell him Starcraft has a release date!

You're almost to 100! That's awesome!

Southpaw said...

Dang it, now I want nachos!

Talli Roland said...

Hot Tamales! Yum!

Congrats on almost reaching 100 followers, and massive congrats on having a release date!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Summer, I know! So close.

Southpaw, go get yourself some nachos - you'll feel better.

Laura S. said...

Oooo, the iPad! I can't buy one right now, but I do so covet one! Do you think those other iPad imitators will outsell it?

Love the idea of a theater with free popcorn. Oh, and your prize idea for 100 followers sounds awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, Google's might come close, but since the iPhone dominates the phones, I'm sure the iPad will dominate the tablets.

Unknown said...

so all this time I assumed you were about a 27 year old single young man, now i find out your married and you like hot tamales and you are older than I thought LOL
What is a bugatti??? do tell? and yes, the root beer kits are good if you follow the directions.

Lola Sharp said...

My husband adores his lover, um, iPad.

I wish I was 5 years younger too.

Happy Weekend,

DEZMOND said...

ah, if there's "too much melodrama, not enough science fiction", than I probably wouldn't like it. That's the reason I didn't like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. I prefer sf action, exploration and travel to just melodrama or psychological sf thrillers.

Anonymous said...

I want an iPad! Or something similar, I'm not that picky! :) I love your idea of a personal movie theater!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wasabi Mommy - Damn! I guess my secret is out.

Oh Lola, that is sad!

Dez, it's less melodrama now. They listened to the fans' complaints!

Melody, I hope you get an iPad soon. And I have always wanted a home movie theater. Wouldn't that be cool? No kids, no cell phones, no creepy people talking to themselves...

Anonymous said...

Glad you are still enjoying your iPad and I am so with you on the building your own movie theatre.

Thanks for the tag.

Gifts By Katherine said...

What a fun way to learn more about you. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. Katherine
P.S. just took you to 100 followers ( wink)

Cheeseboy said...

Oh, I so hope I get picked! And I hope you get to 100 soon!

I love Tamales, but veggies? I'll eat them, but they are not even in my top 10.

Arlee Bird said...

Congratulations on the 100 follower mark. I knew you'd get there by the end of this week. The next 100 will come even faster.

May 17th Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites

Beth said...

Congrats on 100, my friend! You deserve each and every follower since you're an awesome one yourself.

Definitely fix the stove since you are a guy who enjoys eating. And time spent with your wife may be more pleasant once your honey-dos are done!

If Flash crashes as often on the Google reader as it does on my laptop it would seriously annoy me! I get more messages that Gears and Flash have crashed than I do comments!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Katherine - thank you! What a wonderful surprise.

Thanks Cheeseboy and Arlee.

Beth, I'm probably going to just buy her a brand new stove.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on your 100 followers :)

Unknown said...

I am so looking forward to get the iPad. Though, it might take me sometime to convince my parents to get me one...:)
Congrats on making it to 100 followers!
Loved the post. Fun answers. Have an awesome day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you!

And the iPad rocks! Best gadget I've purchased in years.

JournoMich said...

These are great answers. But veggies, really?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michele, I really don't eat a lot of junk food.

Hannah said...

I love veggies! Actually I love anything remotely edible and tasty.

I still haven't had the chance to play with an iPad but I'm pretty sure I want one.

Yay on your 100 followers!