Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
On Monday, November 16, 2009, Miley Cyrus' Wonder World Tour made a stop at Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse.
As Miley's #3 fan, I bought tickets the moment they went on sale this past summer.
The tickets were listed in three price ranges, and we bought the mid-grade ones.
Sadly, they were more towards the low end of that range...
This was a paperless ticket concert.
In order to gain entry, one had to provide photo ID along with the card used to make the purchase.
It apparently worked as a scalper deterent, as there were still tickets availiable the day of the show.
Doors opened at 5, amd the show started at 7.
Not sure when we left for the show, but traffic was crazy once we hit downtown Indy.
And in my opinion, $10 for parking is insane.
It was a crisp night, and we made our way to the venue.
You could feel the excitment in the air.
There were several side enterances, which I'm sure helped with crowd control and lines.
We may have received an odd look upon admission due to our lack of children. Whatever.
Amazingly, we were given directions to our seats from the door.
I'm not sure how complicated of floor plan a fieldhouse has, but giving everyone directions seems like a tough job.
First thing I noticed was an arrow pointing towards Hardee's.
Yes, there was a Hardee's inside the building. Sweet!
But we wanted to find our seats first, so the Happy Star would have to wait.
Normally, I would buy a T-shirt, but at $35 I would have to do without.
In the halls:
While I went to find a certain Happy Star, Dalyn stood in line to try and win better seats.
Not sure who planned this, but they had had big screens that everyone could see while you typed in your personal information: Name, address, etc...
And a very bored photographer waiting for a winner.
They also had a few manaquins modeling Miley's latest fashions.
Since little kids kept tugging on the clothes, one of the manaquins was showing off a breast. (No, I don't have a picture for you.)
Between there and the Hardees was a photo shoot.
You could get your picture taken and have a digital image of Miley added into the shot.
And then of course printed out for you to keep. Oddly free. (No picture here, either.)
We sat stage right up in the balcony.
Despite the height of our seets, they were pretty good since we were right next to the stage.
I started off taking pictures and soon gave up. I don't have a zoom.
The opening act:
Metro Station. I'd actually heard of them before the concert. I'd even heard one of their songs.
Normally that would be saying a lot for the random band that you're forced to sit through to get to the real act, but the lead singer of Metro Station is Trace Cyrus, Miley's older brother.
So everyone already knew who he was.
Now I'm not quite sure what type of audience Metro Station is used to, but Trace is covered with tatooes.
And while I'm pretty sure the band itself is all male, they had these two female dancers that went a little overboard.
Towards the end of their show, Trace had managed to become topless. The girls were going wild.
I think he shaves his pits.
The roadies eventually got everything torn down and set up.
There were big screens set up around the stage.
I knew that Miley had a habit of rising up out of the stage, and so I was watching the various trapdoors.
I'm going to take a break and talk about the crowd.
Over all, the crowd was great.
They sang, they screamed, they provided camera flashes.
But the people next to us, and behind us, were kinda lame.
When I saw Green Day, we stood the entire time. We jumped, we swayed, we didn't sit.
Despite attempts from Trace and Mily to get people out of their seats, our section remained seated.
Oh, I tried to stand. But standing while the people behind you are sitting is rude. Standing while the people next to are sitting is akward.
So I sat through most of the show.
(Oh, and the people on our row got up and down way too many times.)
Back to Miss Miley:
The openin song was "Breakout", the title track from her first non-Hannah Montana album.
The big screens featured Earth's temperature dropping and an ice age coming about.
A big glacier rose out of the floor and Miley appeared.
On the word "breakout", she heated up the room and melted the ice.
The roller coaster had begun.
As this was a Miley show, and not a Hannah show, there weren't many songs to choose from compared to a more established performer.
She only has two albumbs out, and this last one wasn't a full album, just an EP.
So she sang almost every one of her songs.
The big displays did a good job of showing relevant images.
And of course, I sang along to them all.
I've been to a number of concerts: Green Day, Transsiberian Orchestra, Ozzfest, The Monkeys, The Go-Go's, Belinda Carlisle, and Savvy & Mandy to name a few.
I've never seen a show like this.
There were lights, and flames, confetti, the afore mentioned screens.
Miley flew over the audience not once, but twice. The second time was in a motorcycle!
She flew over the crowd on a motorcycle!
She asended through trap doors more times than I could count.
She even drove a car.
There was a lot going on.
Plus the dancing and the backup dancers.
She even brought some local cheerleaders up at one point to say thank you for whatever charitable things they had been doing.
It was non-stop.
Until it ended.
9:00 and the show was over.
The show went on for another 45 minutes or so.
And it somehow managed to get bigger.
Miley apparently enjoys wardrobe changes.
I tried to watch as much of the stage as I could, which meant I wasn't really watching those big screens.
Plus we weren't right up on the stage.
While the choice in clothes seemed slightly off for such a young audience, I wasn't too bothered.
...until I saw some pics.
I had no idea what she had been wearing. Or not wearing.
Not cool, Miley. Not cool.
I've been defending Miley for a while now.
I'm not sure what type of audience she's aiming for, but the audience she has started with Hannah Montana.
The little girls that watch Disney Channel were probably expecting a wholesome Hannah concert.
Hannah's clothes are modest.
She wears pants.
I don't think that Miley wore many outfits that went past her knee (and when they did, they were split way up the side).
No wonder my wife was so offended.
The shock comes mostly from the fact that she's a role model to so many girls.
I hope the parents that were there had a talk with their daughters.
Miley seems to be rebelling against her Disney image. Her first album was "Breakout" afterall.
But she's dragging her fans with her.
While I'm still a fan, still love the music, I'm going to have to keep an eye on who she's turning into, what I'm supporting.
Can someone support two different fan bases? Can Miley the actress appeal to little kids while Miley the singer appeals to older generations?
I guess we'll see.
Monday, November 2, 2009
During the process, I realized that I don't remember the last time I had such a formal interview.
I had an interview about a month ago.
"So you work at Now?
Here's what we do...
When do you want to start?"
Basically the fact that I worked for Now Courier was all they needed to know.
Hired on the spot.
Interview for Now?
Basically I was informed of what the job was.
It's like the HR lady was trying to scare me, and the fact that I didn't run off meant that I was qualified.
There was no interview.
I just subbited an application and showed up for orientation.
And proved I could lift 70lbs.
I said I worked for Citi Cards.
Manager did too.
We chatted for a bit.
Summer of 2007. That was the last formal interview I had. And I don't remember much about it.
Boy was I unprepared.
Not only that, but I didn't actually know what company I was going to be talking to.
I never applied.
They found my resumé on-line and contacted me.
Turns out they want insurance salesman and managers.
I am not a salseman.
It's just not my style.
I have been a manager--back in 2004/5. I managed 2-3 people.
If I'm going to get a better job, I need to learn what stupid questions are being asked.
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
5 years? I'm just trying to make it to Christmas.
"What's your dream career?"
Not selling insurance.
Do you need a translator?
"How competitive are you?"
I'm more of a laid back kinda guy.
(No, those weren't my answers.)
While I'm rambling, let's toss in some interesting interview stories.
First job ever. Cathy's Wok & Grill.
"So you friend Marc?"
"You like Chinese food?"
"You're hired. Show up tomorrow after 6."
Yes. That's actually how it went.
Years later at Royalty Auto Care:
"So, you're a friend of Tims."
"And you're LDS?"
"Do you know anything about cars?"
And I got the job.
And then this one time I applied to be a banker.
"So what do you think about the phrase 'The customer is always right.'?"
*chuckle* "Well, they're not."
"Let me explain.
See, in collections, we just assume that the customer is lying to us.
Like the other day, this lady called and I told her that she was 2 months past due.
She told me that she had just gotten back from outer space..."
"Outer space?" *laugh*
"Yes. And while it's possible that she works for NASA, she probably didn't leave the planet.
So I assume that she's lying, but I work with what she gave me.
'So, you've beem out of town. Now that you're back, let's get this account taken care if.'"
For the rest of the interview, the interviewer couldn't stop laughing about outer space.
I need more stories like that one.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
You get to play dress-up with the rest of the world.
You get to go up to complete strangers and ask them for candy.
But some people think this is only for the young; and not the young of heart.
Despite the fact that I'm almost 28, I still haven't reached "too old".
I'm the oldest child in my house.
My youngest brother is 15 years younger than I am.
That means when I was 15, I was Trick or Treating with a 10yo, 5yo, and a baby.
As long as you have those younger siblings with you, people don't complain.
"Oh what a cute baby! Have some candy."
Of course the baby can't eat the candy, but that's not the point.
And when I wasn't walking around with a baby?
My youth group used to go Trick or Treating for cans.
We'd dress up and go door-to-door asking for canned goods. We'd explain that we're collecting them for the local food bank.
It works out great. People are already planning on being home, answeing their door, and giving stuff away--migt as well do it for a good cause.
And then they insist that we take some candy as well.
My siblings have grown up, I'm not in a youth group. What now?
I have two children of my own.
I'll be taking a 1yo and an almost 3yo around the neighborhood.
Yup. I'm still going strong.
Monday, October 26, 2009
While I admit that it looks cool, the biggest "wow" factor was having all of your phones ring at once.
For someone like my mother-in-law, who is a realestate broker, that would be fantastic.
You give out ONE number, and no matter if you're home, at the office, or at a showing, you're able to be reached.
For someone like me who has ONE phone, there's not much of a point.
Yes, yes, I know all about the e-mail voicemail. I don't get that many messages.
Even more recently, Sprint rolled out a new program: Unlimited calling to ANY mobile number (US only).
Sweet. No "top 10" or "fav 5", you can call any of the hundreds of cell phones in this country for free.
So with my 1500 minute plan, I've got to actually hunt for landlines to call.
Unless I use Google Voice.
While I haven't looked at my phone bill yet, Sprint Customer Service claims that a GV number is considered a landline.
Now let me back up.
GV works like this.
Google gives you a new phone number. When someone calls that number, you actually get a incoming call from *your GV number*.
When you make a call, you dial *your GV number*.
Your call history will to to and from the same number (as far as the phone company is concerned).
So yes, *every* call I make/receive will be to a landline, and will cost me minutes.
Suddenly that whole unlimited mobile calling seems rather lame.
What if I don't use Sprint?
Check this out.
If your wireless provider lets you select a landline in your "fav 5" or "top 10", all you have to do is include your GV number, and all of a sudden, ALL of your calls are free.
It doesn't matter who you call, as long as you call them through GV.
Pretty nifty if you ask me.
As of this morning, I am able to make my Prē send all TXTs and calls through GV by default.
As far as the user (that's me) is concerned, I'm using my phone like normal. All of the work is in the background.
As neat as that is, I'll have to pass for now.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sadly, not much more has shown up since the last post.
A few weeks ago, or maybe it's been a month now, I got a postcard from Kellog's. Basically is says that they sold out of T-shirts, but they're ordering more and I should expect my shirt in November.
And while I hate to wait, I'm surprised that they're doing this.
Accorsing to the rules (which are standard), they have the right to substitute a different item.
They could pretty much send me anything in their wharehouse that has the same value. Anything.
But instead, they're actually having a second run of shirts made.
A week later, Dalyn got a similar notice.
But her's offered her a chance at a refund.
A refund? Really? Also against insustry standards.
I'm quite proud of Kellog's for handing this so well.
Not only are they spending money to keep us all informed, but they're making sure we have the chance to get the right item, or a refund.
And then not too long after that, Dalyn got two letters from Kellog's.
It ended up being the one free item we ordered--the movie tickets.
Not only do we get to see a movie for free (well, for the price of a stamp), but it claims to work on "no pass" shows too.
We'll see how late into November we have to wait.
And then there's the USB drive and waffle plate..
Lack of pictures due to blogging on the go, and the fact that they'd be boring anyway.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
with song quotes and references to what I'm listening to.
Even back on Wednesday when all of my updates where in Klingon, I was
playfully translating lyrics.
But what in the world am I listening to?
Way back in the day, Dad and I downloaded a whole lot of .mp3s onto
the family PC.
A lot. Trust me.
So many, in fact, that we crashed it. (Well there were DS9 episodes too...)
So My Mother bought some blank CD-Rs and burnt all of the .mp3s to disk.
That's right, not as music CDs, but as straight .mp3 files.
I happened to get my hands on these CDs the other day, and as my car
CD player accepts .mp3s, I've been listening to them.
I'd say there's between 145 and 200 songs on each disk. And there are
at least 20 disks.
That's at least 2,900 songs. (yes, I did pull out the calculator...)
Now, like I said, there were two people involved in the downloads.
(which were perfectly legal at the time, thank you very much).
So I've been skipping the weird stuff that my dad listens to, and
focusing on my music.
Now, the files were burnt mostly in alphabetical order by file name.
So, we have 3,000 songs mostly listed alphabetically by artist
spanning over SEVERAL decades.
That makes for some funny transitions.
Rob Zombie and Rod Stewart for example.
Godsmack to God's Army Soundtrack.
and so on...
And I'll go back to my eclectic music collection now.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
“800” number –noun any toll-free telephone number, usually with a 3-digit code of 800, established, as by a business, so that people from widespread areas can call for merchandise, information, or services.
But they're not really toll-free. The company has to pay for it. And guess what, they pass the bill along to you, their customer. So you really are paying for that phone call. Hopefully, you're still saving though.
- Habit. They've always had one, why wouldn't they?
- Not everyone has a cell phone. Some people still need it.
- Mindset. You feel comfortable dialing an 800 number.But chances are, you don't need them.
A while back, I signed up for Vonage. Any VOIP provider that offers "unlimited nationwide calling" has no reason for an 800 number for their customers to call.Sure, have one for your potential customers, but when I call to ask a question, why waste the money?
So all y'all watched the Teen Choice Awards the other day, right?
- The pole.
“You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people. She loves singing [and] songwriting. I always tell her to love what you’re doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion. I give my kids a lot of freedom to make the art they wanna make, and make it in their own voice. I think it’s important.”
“Disney Channel won’t be commenting on that performance, although parents can rest assured that all content presented on the Disney Channel is age-appropriate for our audience — kids 6-14 — and consistent with what our brand values are.”
Saturday, August 15, 2009
fb anyway. Share it with my blog readers too)
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions.
Pass it on to 25 people you like and include me (presuming I'm someone
You can't use the band I used.
Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think!
Repost as "my life according to (band name)"
Follow these simple instructions: Go to "notes" under tabs on your
profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type
your title as "My life according to (band name), erase my songs &
enter your answers, tag 25 people including me (tagging is done in the
right hand corner of the app) then click publish.
Pick your Artist:
Are you a male or female?
"He Could be the One"
"Fly on the Wall"
How do you feel:
Describe where you currently live:
"These Four Walls"
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
"You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"
Your favorite form of transportation:
"Butterfly Fly Away"
Your best friend?
You and your best friend are:
"The Best of Both Worlds"
What is the weather:
"Before the Storm"
Favorite time of day:
"You and Me Together"
If your life was a TV show what would it be called:
What is life to you:
"It's All Right Here"
"The Bottom of the Ocean"
What is the best advice you have to give:
"Send It On"
Thought for the Day:
My soul's present condition:
"Life's What You Make It"
love to my blog readers. I'm nice like that.
Or too lazy to figure out facebook...
You've been tagged. You are supposed to write a note with the 3's of
YOU. At the end, choose 20 people to be tagged.
You have to tag me so really you just need 19 more people.
If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not
in a creepy stalker kind of way.
(To do this, go to "notes" under tabs on your profile page, copy then
paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 3's of Me,
tag 20 people - in the right hand corner of the app - then click
Three names I go by:
3. Drug Guy
Three Jobs I have had in my life
1. Drug Runner
2. Professional Klingon Translator
3. Box Folderer (guy who folds boxes)
Three Places I have lived
1. San Jose, CA
2. Plano, TX
3. San Diego, CA
Three Favorite drinks
1. Dr Pepper
3. Fruit Punch
Three TV Shows that I watch
1. Hannah Montana
2. The Wizards of Waverly Place
3. Star Trek
Three places I have been
1. North/South Continental Divide
2. The Temple
People that text me regularly
2. A little bird ;-)
Three of my favorite foods
3. Peanut Butter Sandwhiches
Three friends I think will respond
2. Not Connie, she started this
3. I think I summed it up in number 1
Three Things I am looking forward to
1. Finish Moving
2. Translating Time
3. Miley Cyrus concert in November
1. Less Debt
2. more Unicode support for pIqaD (You can't read that ----> can you?)
3. World Peace (I was really at a loss)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There's no way they'll do it on their own, your door is pretty tough.
Regardless of your defences, you're responsible for everyone's safety,
and so you stand guard.
You can hear the crys and shouts from the mob.
One of the voices begins to stand out. He's able to shout louder and
you begin to listen. You start to feel sorry for him, being stuck
outside with the mob. His words make sense. You may not see
eye-to-eye, but he has good reasons for entering through the door.
You want to let him in. Should you?
Your answer may have been "Of course not! The mob will pour in unstoppable."
Or it may have been "The safety of that one man is worth the risk of
everyone inside, let's get him in. Somehow."
At the moment, there are several groups trying to redefine both
marriage, and what is sexually acceptable in society.
Don't start screaming at me yet, hear me out. You really don't know
what's coming next.
Now regardless of which group you belong to, you have your own set of
moral standards. There are things that *you* consider to be "wrong" or
"going too far".
Several states here in the US have legalized same-sex marriage.
Several have tried and failed.
But this is just the beginning.
They're represented by that guy you wanted to let in. But there's
still a mob outside your door. They want in too.
They also feel that they need to be legally represented and protected.
Right or wrong, they want it.
Once you decide that marriage is NOT between "one man and one woman",
you have to decide what it is.
So, what is it?
The biggest voice seems to be saying that it's between "two people".
But that's rather vauge.
And why just two?
There are people out there that want to leagalize triads.
The term was new to me too. A triad is a loving relationship between
THREE partners of ANY gender combination who love each of the other
two partners equally.
What do they want? To have legal marriages. If for nothing else, the
legal benefits would be nice.
But why bother writing the word "three" into the lawbooks? We'll just
have to go back and legalize four in a few years anyway.
So we'll just leave that open.
Marriage is now a loving relationship/commitment between people.
This will more than likley legalize "traditional" plural marriage in
Everyone is happy now, right?
You say your uncle wanys to marry his goat?
I'm only slightly joking.
One of the benefits of marriage is sex. Even without marriage, people
have sex. But "marriage" is the term being redefined at the moment, so
we'll jump onto that bandwagon.
I hear news stories. Not often as I avoid the news, but they're there;
people and animals.
So we now omit the word "people" from our definition.
That is one loose definition, but it should cover everyone.
Oh, but there's that unwritten part.
The part covered by other laws and sublaws.
If that guys uncle can marry his goat, why can't this guy's uncle
marry that little girl?
Heck, why can't he marry his niece?
And on it goes.
No matter how many people you let in that door, there's always going
to be somebody else trying to get in.
Once you unlock it, how do you choose who to let in?
Where do you draw the line?
I didn't call anyone right or wrong, I just said that they want to be
called "right". And the more you say "yes", the harder it will be to
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
In fact, the only thing that x "is for" would be "xylophone" and "X-ray". And I don't remember the last xylophone I saw, let alone played.
But as ignored as it is, we sure do use it a lot.
X can mean "kiss"
X is the number 10
X marks the spot
X is one of two choices in tic-tac-to
X is where you sign your name
Heck, "X" could be how you sign your name
X can replace parts of words (x-ing)
XXX means porn
XXX is also the name of an action-packed movie.
The X Games
Make a mistake? X is out.
Have a choice to make? X marks the one you want.
An X with a skull on top can mean "pirate" or "poison"
Yes, it's small, it's simple. But boy is it powerful and diverse. And it's worth 8 points in Scrabble
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
She decided that the best way to avoid her panty line showing was to just go without. Noone would notice.
But when it cane time for her club picture, she was placed in the front row. Sitting down.
She did her best to keep her legs together, but when she got ahold of her yearbook, she noticed something: you could tell.
Yes, according to Jane Doe and her mother, you can see Janes private parts in the yearbook. Other students tend to agree.
Jane has stopped going to school out of embarasment.
Jane and Mrs. Doe have asked (demanded?) that the school collect all of the yearbooks, stop giving yearbooks out, and republish sans the offending picture.
The schoolboard has refuesed.
They claim that every picture goes through an approval process before inclusion in the yearbook and that you can not see Jane's privates in the picture.
"It's a shadow."
They seem to be very strongly convinced that they are in the right, and the yearbooks will remain unchanged. They're even trying to tell the local media to drop the story--because there isn't one.
Jane and mom are still upset.
I can see both parties points of view.
Jane knows that she "went commando" to school that day. Therefore she probably looked a little harded at the picture. She feels, and therefore her mother feels, that she has been exposed and embarresed in front of the entire school.
Having naked pictures of yourself floating around is never good.
The school knows that it will be *VERY* expensive to collect and republish the yearbooks all because one girl made a blunder. Of course they don't /want/ to do it.
The shadow? The moment they admit that Jane is right, and that her vagina is showing, they *MUST* remove the pic.
If Jane is right, then the school has published indecent pictures of a minor. The school is guilty of selling and distributing child pornography to minors and adults.
I wouldn't want to be on that school board.
It would cost A LOT to ensure that EVERY yearbook was collected and destroyed. Find the negatives and destroy them.
And what happens when someone refuses?
The safest course for the school is to deny that a problem exists. Meanwhile, hundreds of students have access to one very embarasing and highly illeagal picture.
Anyone of them could be charged with posetion. All it takes is one call...
Sunday, May 31, 2009
There were to be NO Klingons in the film.
“We actually had a sequence that ended up getting cut from the movie that took place on Rura Penthe, in a Klingon prison,” co-writer Alex Kurtzman told SCI FI Wire, explaining the deletion. “And there was definitely Klingon spoken in the movie, and it ended up getting cut.”
Klingons have been in EVERY Star Trek movie! All 10 of them!
But sadly, after viewing the movie twice, no actual Klingons show up on the big screen.
The most we get is a simulated attack by three Klingon ships during Kirk's Kobiashi Maru. Which happens to be what we got in Star Trek II.
We've been informed that the Klingons will be available as a deleted scene on the DVD.
But did Klingon fans miss out entirely?
It seems the Klingons were cut at the last minute. Therefore, all of the marketing (official and otherwise) assumed the presence of Klingons.
It started with Kellogg's cereal.
Inside select boxes of Kellogg's cereal were "beam up badges". Three Starfleet badges, one Romulan, and our favorite, Klingon.
As you can tell, it looks like a Klingon communicator, and it lights up.
It looks SO much cooler than the Romulan badge.
We shall now move onto my friends over at Burger King.
Burger King went all out this year. They filmed their commercials on the actual Star Trek sets and they even revamped their mascot, The King.
Behold, the Kingons! (Get it? King-ons.)
Yes. According to Burger King, "Kingons" may be the product of a 'special moment' between The King and a female Klingon.
Burger King even set up a special site Kingon Defense Academy.
On this site you can complete your training to protect your BK glasses from Kingons.
After you complete your training, it allows you to print out a diploma and rank badge.
It even comes with a Kingon mask for your friend to wear while he attacks you.
Yes, Burger King put A LOT of effort into this.
But that's not all!
Besides having Kingons, they also had toys!
And if you were lucky, you scored a Kingon Warbird.
Like all of you, I bought Star Trek Scene It? when it came out a few months ago.
And of course all of the tokens (game pieces) were Federation ships. Big deal.
But wait! At Best Buy, and Best Buy only, you can get your very own Klingon Bird-of-Prey token!
All you have to do is buy Star Trek on a fancy blue disc.
Or pay for it.
Yes, now you can challenge your friends to the ultimate test of Star Trek trivia, and show of your Klingon pride!
Ultralingua has come out with their Regulation Starfleet Klingon Language Suite for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Now you too can learn the warrior's tongue. And on the go!
Their Klingon -English dictionary is also available for Windows.
I'm currently downloading the free trial, so I don't know too much about it. But I've heard from people who have the suite that if you don't have an iPhone/iPod, you'll want one now.
In competition with the official Ultralinga app, Trek Phrase has released their own Klingon language app for the iPhone.
It's not currently available, so I haven't heard any reviews. It's also not "official", unlike the Ultralingua app that's made in cooperation with Simon & Schuster. So we'll see if they even get approved to sell their app. I hope they do.
Sophos Klingon Anti-Virus
And now my personal favorite, a Klingon language anti-virus! Translated by me!!!
Okay, I'll admit that I'd rather play with a Warbird than scan my laptop for viruses. But I'm still excited about having this big translation project under my belt.
There's not much else to say about this one. It's a Klingon version of thier Anti-Virus scan. That I translated! Download it!
So, with all of the media attention on the Klingons this year, hopefully CBS Paramount will take a hint and include them in the next film.
Movie or not, Diamond Select Toys released this Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Worf/Gowron 2-pack. This is another one that I haven't been able to acquire, but it's on my list.
Sadly, there were two not connected to the recent film that also got cut.
Kruge-and Maltz from Star Trek III had their own 2-pack planned.
Reports from DST indicate a lack of Internet pre-orders, therefore not warranting production.
This had been my one "must have" item of the year.
Star Trek III is a GREAT film. It's the reason we have the Klingon language that we have today.
It's the reason that the Klingons STILL have the ridges that they have today.
And Maltz is the Klingon informant that Marc Okrand gets all of our new Klingon words from.
This picture is as close as we're going to get.