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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Finally. Knights of Badassdom Available April 1, 2014



Red Band Trailer:


Plot Summary:
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.

Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true “Knights of Badassdom?”

The cast includes Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn. Summer Glau and some fun cameos.



Peter Dinklage was VERY funny in this.

I loved Summer Glau in The Terminator, and it was fun to see her in this, including the times she used some swords.

It's a comedy horror story, and fans of The Walking Dead should enjoy it.

The time flew by when I watched it. Lots of humor, suspense, and gore.

Official Site.

Available on iTunes.

Buy or Stream on Amazon.com:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Steve Garfield's WZBC Airchecks from Early 2000's


IMAGE: Steve IS A DJ Blog Header

Just saw Shakira on the Today Show with Carson Daly and he shared a photo of them together from 14 years ago.




12 years ago, I was a DJ on WZBC. I looked back at my blog from back then, Steve is a DJ, where I kept playlists, to see if I had a record of playing Shakira.

I remember a caller calling in to tell me about her. I probably didn't have her record in the studio, but I still remember that call.

I saw that I had some archived audio, but it was hosted on .mac and that is no longer with us, but the Internet Archive Wayback Machine had saved a copy of my radio archives from back then.

If you are interested, here are some sound checks of me as a DJ on WZBC.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

15 Authors That Mean Something To Me

I just did that '15 authors that mean something to me' meme. Here are my 15 (+2) that I thought of later and a brief reason why I chose them.

Stephen Covey
7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most influential books that I've ever read.



Three of his habits guide me through life.

1. - Seek First to Understand.

2. - Begin with the end in mind

3. - Think Win Win

Stephen King
I read many of his books. What intrigued me was his detailed descriptions of real life and locations. The Stand is one of my favorite books ever.




Dr. Wayne Dyer
Very inspirational to read, Your Erroneous Zones, in High School. One thing I took away from him was to do what you love. The other, "Worry is a worthless emotion.



Isaac Asimov
Loved his books as a kid.

Daniel Pink
One book of Dan's that I can relate to is The Adventures of Johnny Bunko.




Richard Nelson Bolles
What Color Is Your Parachute?

Richard Saul Wurman
His travel guides got me through Hawaii, Paris and London.




George S. Odiorne
My professor in college. He invented Management By Objectives. I loved the class so much, I became a TA for him. One thing he taught me was how to teach. Invaluable.

L. Ron Hubbard
Love Battlefield Earth.


Then I got into the Misson Earth series. Still haven't finished it. ;-)

Joanne Chang
One of the best cookbooks ever to teach you how to bake.



Mark Bittman
How to Cook Everything, a great cookbook. I met Mark when I was working at WFNX and he was a guest on the show.



Nina Simonds
I worked with Nina to film, edit and produce her videoblog series, Spices of Life. I learned a lot about Asian cooking from Nina.



Scott Berkun
The Myths of Innovation is a great book.




Michael Wohl
When I started editing in Final Cut Pro, Michael's book taught me a lot.




Walter Murch
I learned a lot about video editing from this book.




Plus Bonus Authors:

Douglas Adams
Loved Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.



The game too.

Tom Clancy
I used to carry his huge books to my health club to read while riding a stationary bike.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Samuel Adams Nitro Stout

Samuel Adams Nitro Stout is in limited test release and is delicious!

I was able to try it on the best day of the year, to try a new beer, St. Patrick's Day.


Brendan Behan

At Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain, I stopped in to have a Guinness.

While drinking a nice cold one, I met Rachelle Bose from Samuel Adams who asked if I wanted to try out a new Samuel Adams Nitro Stout.

Yes I would.



It was delicious with the standard chocolate/coffee notes you would expect. ;-)

It's in limited release in a few bars in the Boston and NYC area.

Bonus: Live Irish music was playing.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Massachusetts Craft Brewers Passport

Massachusetts Craft Brewers Passport: Cool promotion from Massachusetts to visit Massachusetts Breweries!

Explore the Bay State by sampling the finely crafted ales and lagers from breweries and brew pubs, extending from Cape Cod and the Islands to the Berkshires. With over 60 breweries to visit, there is plenty of award-winning beer right around the corner.

Many of these world-class breweries feature ingredients from Massachusetts such as locally grown and malted grains, fresh hops, and indigenous yeast strains. Valley Malt, the region's first micromaltster in Hadley, works with area farmers who supply organic grains. Hops grown at Four Star Farm in Northfield and Clover Hill Farm in Hardwick are also used in many local brews. Specialty ingredients from Bay State growers include apples, blueberries, herbs, honey, maple syrup, pumpkin and even cranberries, peaches and oysters!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

#SXSW 2014: A Stormtrooper Photobombed My #Selfie


Imagine Dragons at iTunes Festival At SXSW - Night 1



AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Wayne Sermon (L) and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons perform as part of the iTunes Festival at the Moody Theater on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Testing out Free photo embeds for blogs.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Stream Live TV to a Web Browser via Comcast Xfinity X1 over your Home Network

I've always wanted to be able to stream Live TV to a web browser when in my office at home.

Up until recently, my solution was Aereo TV.

Now Comcast Xfinity has come out with a new solution that lets you Stream Live TV to a Web Browser via Comcast Xfinity X1 over your Home Network.

Visit this page, Xfinity TV on X1 Platform to take a look at the TV Grid.

Then you can stream anything on your browser. Streaming also works with the Xfinity TV App.


Guide


Clicking on a program to watch or record


Watching my local CBS affiliate news, live.


Great quality.


Another view of how great the quality is.


One bonus of the Xfinity TV app is that you can download any recordings from the X1 DVR and save them TO GO on your device.

Heading to #SXSW 2014

Every year that I head down to SXSW I have to pack for all kinds of weather. This year isn't any different.


Packing.


I've got my new business cards.


My hat.


And some new shoes!

Here's my schedule.



Subject to change. Embrace Serendipity.

Meet me:

THURSDAY NIGHT
If you want to meet up, join me on Thursday night at 8:30 PM at The Gingerman for a beer.

SXSW: Calm before the storm meetup with Brian Solis.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Jeff Pulver State of Now Cocktail Party 7 PM


SUNDAY NIGHT
I will definitely be at the Wiley Author Party on Sunday night at 6:30 PM.

Meet me in Austin. Come to the #SXSW Wiley Author Party. Sunday, Mar 9 @ 6:30pm (CST) Hangar Lounge #wileysxsw
http://twtvite.com/wileysxsw14
https://www.facebook.com/events/275347972619894/

MONDAY

SXSW Photowalk with Anthony Quintano at 3:30.