Monday, August 24, 2015

Pantech Phone has no sound

I didn't drop or get phone wet, and today it just had no sound. No voicemail, no incoming calls. Was not on mute, or headset setting. So I decided to search the internet first and see if I could get lucky.
      I found someone with a problem on their Samsung phone and someone suggested to take the battery out for a few minutes and it did the trick, though I had to reset a few things, including re-selecting vibrate and ring tone to start hearing the phone ring again. Its amazing how something so simple can make a big difference.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Man form U.N.C.L.E.

      I was vaguely familiar that this was a TV show. That's about as far as my previous knowledge went. I saw the prevue and was interested, having Henry Cavill was a plus.
     I really enjoyed the film. It had a nod to the TV show when showing certain scenes, and it, in my opinion well casted, great chemistry on screen. Plus, it was the right blend of action, fun humor, and typical spy tale.
     Worth seeing in a theater.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin (audiobook edition)

This is the Fifth in The Song of Ice and Fire series. The first is Game of Thrones. The series by the same now is really good too, true enough to the books. The books have to be read in order, or you will be lost.
     Unlike the last installment, this one is more of the roller-coaster action with a decent amount of intrigue, death, and annoyingly several characters stuck in cliffhangers.
     I will not give out spoilers. I do however hope the next book makes it on the shelf soon. I am addicted to the books.
     Again, Martin doesn't disappoint. A perfect blend of action, death, intrigue, and a few twists and turns in it.
     As I've said before, you don't have to be a fantasy fan to like this series.
      Still love Roy Dotrice as the narrator.

Might want to check out Daughter if the Blood by Anne Bishop, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien, and The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wet SanDisc Clip Sport

I got my player wet, briefly submerged, and for a moment it did still play, then froze, then nothing. I placed it on its side, in front a fan on high for about nine hours. Started this morning, had to charge battery. Took a long while to fully charge battery, but is now running fine.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Magicians by Lev Grossman (audio book)

     I discovered this book, through a website browse on SYFY and new and coming shows. It sounded interesting and I had read The Codex by this author and thought I'd give it a chance. I found that the library had all the series on audio so I went for it.
     If I had read this book, I doubt I would have finish it. I wasn't expecting a sweeping epic but a good story, I was expecting and sadly this book failed miserably,
     I wasn't surprised at The Harry Potter mentions now and then. But this story seemed to make a buffet of other fantasy tales. A small taste here a way bigger portion of The Chronicles of Narnia. Which he twisted into a dark parallel world of magic and bits of perversion.
     It had its moments of humor or witty commentary. But for five years of magic school, there was very little magic. A lot of cursing, jumping to the next school year, and sex. The language for the most part hindered the flow of the tale. Oh, and the magic land, could have been so much more but it seems to be the place where the big battle comes to play and a hero recoups and goes on a basic quest.
     The book could have been so much more, but was a failed attempt of minimal imagination and creativity. Such a disappointment.
     The narrator had a nice and pleasant voice though.

Friday, July 24, 2015


This movie was pretty good. Not up to par like other films from Marvel characters have been, but it was good.
     It was bit slow at the start. I think a bit more editing of certain scenes would have helped. Also a change on how Scott ended up in trouble, instead of telling it, it should have been portrayed. It would have helped the story move more seamlessly, and helped the audience make a closer connection with the main character. But the story was good and ants have been made cute and even almost cuddly again, like in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
   Overall, it does have likable characters, a balance with a bit of humor, and a mix of good ole emotional stuff.
     Yeah, worth the 3-d theater experience. I doubt it would be quite the same on TV.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Terminator Genisys

First off I have seen all the terminator films. This on I had my doubts. An older terminator, circling back to Kyle Reese and Sarah Conner.
     But I was surprised. The story was good and great action of course, but I did miss some of those terminator/human jokes and interactions that occur between characters. Just wasn't like the other films.
     But this was worth the time to go see in a theater. Still after four films a good ride.