7 Technology Must Have’s!

Ever wonder what technology you really need these days?  Check out this list:

iStock_000017044605XSmall1. The most important thing to spend your money on, far and above more important than cell phones, is your internet connection!  Drop your cable TV, you don’t need it, what you will need as a replacement is a very strong high speed internet connection.  If you live within Northwest Arkansas, I’d recommend Cox Cable over AT&T DSL, but AT&T Uverse takes the cake (if it’s available in your area).

2. Setup that wireless router for your fast internet connection!  This way when your within your home you can take advantage of the faster speeds for all your devices.  (don’t forget to encrypt it!)

3. Splurge on a 3g iPad!  Pay the $650 plus $30/month for unlimited access, you’ll have entertainment in the palms of your hands.  Reading, gaming, navigation, weather, the list of values goes on and on.  Oh, and remember to hook it up to your wireless router while at home.

iStock_DiskArray4. Buy a good computer with tons of hard drive space… and I mean terabytes worth.  This could be a Windows Home Server, or just a standard Dell computer you’ve augmented with additional hard drives.  This will give you plenty of space for your media which leads into step 5.

5. Convert all of your DVD’s to digital mp4 files which can be linked into iTunes.  This lets you sync with your iPad or other devices to watch your collection of movies anywhere.

6. Buy one of those $99 AppleTV’s!  This will give you access to your newly digitized DVD collection on your television set.  It also provides you with access to pictures and other media.  Even the internet is accessible along with NetFlix.

7. NetFlix.  This will give you access to a wide variety of movies and television shows which you do not have in your personal collection.  As an added bonus, you can access NetFlix on your iPad, AppleTV, and your computer!

These 7 things are all you need to have a technologically well rounded life, enjoy!

Action Movies

I’d say I’m a traditional man with a few exceptions… I’m not into sports and my alcohol preference tends to lean more towards wine than beer,  however I do love women, trucks and action movies!  Recently I’ve been reminded of that when I watched the latest Die Hard movie, Live Free or Die Hard.  This movie reminded me of what a good action movie should be… and more due to the hacker extras.

Here is a small collection of Action Movies I’d recommend:mel_gibson_lethal_weapon

live_free_or_die_hard_movie 1. All four of the Die Hard Moviesequilibrium

2. All four of the Lethal Weapon Movies

3. Shoot ‘em Up

4. The Matrix

5. Any of the Terminator killbillMovies

6. Batman Begins Terminator%20movie

7. Equilibrium

8. Kill Bill Vol 1

9. The Bourne Ultimatum

10. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Shoot ‘em Up

shootemupI’ve recently decided to startup reviewing movies.  I wouldn’t consider myself someone who has a lot of facts and statistics stored in my brain, but I do enjoy Movies, TV Shows, and entertainment.  So here goes…

Shoot ‘em Up is a wild ride with shooting from the first seconds of the movie.  Clive Owen plays Smith, a down and out expert marksman.  As the movie puts it, he’s a guy with a pussy in his hand… as apposed to a pussy with a gun.

Dragged into a conspiracy that is much larger than one random killing, Smith sets himself out to protect a baby.  He even drags the lactating prostitute, played by Monica Bellucci, into the race to survive.  The everyone including the government are after the baby… all that stands between them and Oliver is Mr. Smith.

If you like none stop action and lots of shooting… checkout this movie!!