Movie Industry is getting smarter

Fox to Release High-Def Movie DVDs 60 Days after Theater Release. It seems like, over time, the movie industry is getting around to dealing with the issues that I raised in this post two years ago. Good for them.

Extra tasty

Extra Tasty is a social network enabled drink recipe site. I like the feature where you can enter the items you have in your bar, and it shows you the drinks you can make from them. Another great idea from our friends at skinnyCorp.

1.9 Patch Stuff

Blizzard released patch 1.9 for World of Warcraft yesterday. Something Awful has great, and funny patch notes commentary. My guild went into ZG, one of the mid-level endgame instances, last night, and discovered that the patch introduced some new bugs. These large trash mobs, Beserkers, fear after a certain amount of time into the encounter. Last night, this fear caused some large percentage of the party to crash, which was annoying and caused one wipe. Additionally, it seemed that a couple of the ZG bosses were buffed while others were made easier. (Tiger Boss for one.) Finally, Hakkar, the end boss, which was a pretty easy encounter for us previously, proved to be very difficult. I am not sure if this was a bug of some sort, or he was buffed. Overall, my patch experience was a negative one, which has pretty much been the norm with Blizzard. I hate that all my UI add ons stop working too, and I wish they would foster a better relationship with add on developers.

New Year, New Gig

I've been pretty quiet here the last few months. I think this hiatus of sorts is over now, for a variety of reasons. One of them, however, is that I have accepted a new position working on a new project within Turner. I am no longer the lead technologist for PGA.com. The new position is exciting, and a bit scary in its proportions, but I am not allowed to discuss it in this forum. PGA.com was a great experience for me, three years filled with challenges, working with and for some great people, and learning a whole lot about golf and golf scoring. I think my final count was seven different golf scoring systems written from scratch. When the Masters approaches this Spring, I will feel a tinge of nostalgia.