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I've really been thinking about getting a record player lately. Those vinyl records look so cool. Even my local comic book store sells albums. I was more of a cassette walkman kid myself (CD Players were way too expensive), but I do remember my mom's collection. Believe me when I tell you that those Ohio Player album covers were as impactful as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. I know it is just a fad. I could setup a Raspberry Pi audio player that could play something in a lossless codec and enjoy way better quality. But liner notes man. Those were so great.

We had to create Genius to bring back lyrics and it still wasn't as good.

The Same Price As Cable

Pretty much is getting to be the same price.


The Same Price As Cable

As much as I try to get away from Google, I still got it bad for that company. And with Google Christmas on Wednesday, May 10 (Google I/O), I'm as excited as ever.

You would think making a simple list of your favorite Disney animated movies wouldn't be so hard. WRONG!!! Turned into a life crisis. I initially wanted a list of five movies. That turned into eleven. That eleven ballooned into seventeen. After I got to seventeen Disney movies, it seemed silly not to have twenty. So here goes a list of my favorite #disneyanimatedmovies . Funny how there isn't one Mickey Mouse or Tigger movie in the bunch.

  • Aladdin
  • The Jungle Book
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • The Lion King
  • The Incredibles
  • Monster's Inc.
  • Soul
  • Zootopia
  • Cars
  • Big Hero 6
  • Encanto
  • Up
  • Coco
  • Finding Nemo
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • The Princes and the Frog
  • Frozen
  • Inside Out
  • Hercules
  • Wreck-It-Ralph


List of Disney Theatrical Animated Feature Films [online] Available at:

My kids think I have a super power. They think the minute the Internet speed goes below Xbox or Netflix speeds that the hair on my arms stands up and I get a tingle in my spine.

I have to honestly say I'm down. It is embarrassing to admit that at my age the passing of someone I don't know and have never met would affect me so much. And I'm really trying to crystallize what has thrown me for such a loop. Initially I thought it was his daughter passing with him. The horror and helpless feelings he must have had gone though. Being a parent that really to be honest scared me.

But again the idea of Kobe dying feels like it threw me hard when I think about it more. To say Mr. Bryant was a work in progress is an understatement. By no means do I think he was perfect. But seeing his journey over this adult life was an experience. How a young man with more world experience than most American's can dream of went from being so tunnel visioned and to a degree conservative to a open minded and wise father of four who was probably more hungry for success at age 41 than he was at age 21. Again he had more than a few bumps in his maturation process. But he seemed always able to learn and auto-correct.

Kobe had attributes I so want to emulate in my life. Tenacity, focus, fearlessness to name a few. He was seemingly incapable of being defeated mentally. Feels like a shame that we won't be able to see how much further Kobe could go in life.

Mom: Should we by some medical masks?

Me: Blah blah statistics about how more people are surviving than dying and population densities compared to proportion of people actually getting sick.

Mom: Why the hell I even as you!?!

If you want the Outbreak answer why you gonna ask the person that isn't gonna give you the Outbreak answer? She knows who I am.

Saw what you want but I am never using 4GB of RAM if I can ever help it again. I've been using a matching with 16 GB of RAM for work and let me tell you something... It's awesome. I mean it is sad that a web browser needs so much memory in order to run “comfortably”. But that's the reality we live in today. And yeah I'm probably crazy for wanting to leave so many browsers and tabs open at once. But it feels so good to have that option.