DragonBlogger Review of MagicJack

I received my magicJack VOIP phone device yesterday in the mail and decided to put it to the test. The product is very simple to install, you plug the USB device into you computer and it kicks off some software having you register the jack. MagicJack Device You put in your location, choose an area code for your phone number and finish the setup. I don’t know why they make you select a check box … Read more

Review of Heroes Volume 4 Episode 7 – Cold Snap

Watch Heroes Cold Snap Here Tomorrow Full Review of Cold Snap: What a fantastic episode I must say, this was by far one of the best episodes of the Season which has several unique twists, the first being that Matt Parkman’s baby has the power to activate things including the powers in other human beings. Such clever and light hearted scenes with Hiro and Ando trying to figure out what to do with the baby … Read more

Dragon Blogger Review of Heroes Volume 4 Episode 6 – Shades of Gray

Review of Heroes Volume 4 Episode 6 – Shades of Gray Watch Heroes Shades of Gray Now if you missed it: Full Review: Shades of Gray opened up last night with the kitchen scene where Eric Doyle surprised Claire asking for her help to escape capture. At first his frustration at her rejection caused him to consider manipulating Sandra and Claire but he decided to leave instead claiming he wasn’t going to be that person … Read more

Google Keyword Suggestion Tool

I have found online a nice Google Keyword Suggestion tool for people looking to make every keyword count for their blog posts. This tool allows you to search for keywords and find ones with the least # of pages that match, so you can target your keywords more effectively and rank better in Google Indexes. You don’t want to compete your keywords against 2 million other pages that have the same keywords, so you targer … Read more

Dragon Blogger Review of Heroes Volume 4 Episode 5 – Exposed

You can watch the episode again here streaming: Review: I was much more engaged with this weeks episode of Heroes than in previous ones and I will say that even Claire trying to help Alex escape capture was more enjoyable than I thought. To see the two of them at the bottom of the pool exchanging air as they evaded their captors was a nice touch. Sylar scenes were toned down and show just how … Read more

How To Make Your Own Custom Mp3 Ringtone With Audacity

I had wondered how to get free ringtones on my wife’s and my own blackberry devices when I tried various web sites that worked, but were slow or required too much time or didn’t have the songs I was looking for. When someone told me that I could create my own from any mp3 with Audacity I decided to try it out. When I realized how simple it was and that it worked, I decided … Read more

Movie Review: Legend (1985)

One of my favorite movies of all time is Legend which was released in 1985. This movie is a fantasy story long before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and holds up well over the years, it stars Tim Curry as “Darkness” a creature who worships the night and wants nothing more than to purge light and good from the world. Tom Cruise plays “Jack” a forest child who was raised by elves and forest … Read more

Dragon Blogger Review of Heroes Volume 4 Fugitives – Episode 3 – Building 26

Watch the episode if you missed it or want to see it again, I am also streaming the video live here: Review: This episode had several key highlights for me and most of them involved Sylar and his new found friend. Sylar gradually is showing his empathic side and that he isn’t all bad by rescuing the boy from being captured by the government agents. My favorite scene was when Luke tells Sylar he is … Read more

Lost Zombies – An Online Zombie Community

Normally I don’t do to many reviews of people who contact me asking for a free plug for their sites, but when Lost Zombies contacted me I checked them out and was astounded at the level of effort and style put into this website and whole community. Lost Zombies is an online portal for all things Zombie and is under the premise that Zombie outbreaks are real and a massive one is eminent. It allows … Read more

Resize And Reformat Your Images With PIXResizer

I have been using PIXResizer for over a year as my default freeware program to take my very large 8 megapixel camera photo images and resize them for use in email or uploading to my blog sites. PIXResizer will let you specify custom sizes, or let you reformat GIF -> JPG, JPG -> PNG… and more. You can also rotate the image or directly output a color image to greyscale with PIXResizer. The first thing … Read more

Paint.Net Extra Effects

I was having a hard time creating shapes in Paint.Net, the default paint program only allows you to create rectangles, rounded rectangles, circles, freeform shapes. So I did a little google search and found BoltBait created an effects pack for Paint.Net. This effects pack has a “render” option under effects that can create just about any polygonal shape you need from stars, to hexagons, octagons, anything, you set the # of sides, the depth and … Read more

Dragon Blogger Review of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

First off I have to tell you I am a big fan of Ron Perlman and his portrayal of Hellboy from the first film, and a huge fan of Guillermo del Toro the director.  I loved Pan’s Labyrinth and this movies creatures and set designs remind me of his previous film in many ways. This movie has it all and starts off fantastic with a flashback to Hellboy’s early childhood years where his father reads … Read more

Heroes Season 3 Episode 10 – Eclipse Part 1

Watch full streaming episode: Several people have asked me not to use Hulu or find another video that displays outside of the United States, but I could find no legal video streams to support this. I don’t use youtube because it isn’t legal to play full episodes on youtube, I find a valid legal video source and I can’t find any that stream from the US to outside the US. So I still use Hulu … Read more

Review of Heroes Season 3 Episode 9 – It’s Coming

At first I didn’t think I would be able to watch this episode while I was traveling at CA World, but was fortunate enough to learn that in Las Vegas Heroes comes on at 9pm instead of 8pm in Arizona so I was back at the Hotel by 8:30 and able to catch the show. Updated to include the streaming episode: The episode starts off with a long recap, followed by Ando trying to save … Read more

Review of Heroes Season 3 Episode 8 – Villains

I was excited to see tonight’s episode after having to wait almost two weeks. Heroes Season 3 Episode 8 Villains did not disappoint. I will review the episode and add my commentary sparsed throughout, rather than be a minute by minute play by play, I think it helps the flow of the review better. After an opening narration talking about what makes some people choose the path of good and others choose the path of … Read more

Heroes Season 3 Episode 7 Review – Eris Quod Sum

Watch the Full Episode Here: We start off with Hiro and Ando discussing what path to take regarding the villains where it is revealed that Arthur will become the most powerful man in the world.  Hiro is still cautions and does not want to go back in time based on what happened the last time he went back in time. We see Flashbacks to Nathan, Peter and Arthur from Peters dreams, and then he awakes … Read more

Just Saw The Incredible Hulk For the First Time

HULK SMASH I must say it was a very good movie, much better than “Hulk” from a few years back.  Edward Norton does a very good job as Bruce Banner, and William Hurt plays General Ross.  This movie basically ignores the previous movie and treats it as if it never existed.  Now I did like some aspects of the previous film, such as the fact that Hulk became random sizes based on the strength of … Read more

Review of Heroes Season 3 Episode 6 – Dying of the Light

Watch the Full Episode Here: I can’t even begin to say how incredible this episode was. I was amazed, awed and the cliff hanger at the end left me in such shock and dying to know what comes next week. Once again this review is not in time event order but more of a character progress update and overall flow of the episode. So much has happened in a single episode I do wish the … Read more

Some of the funniest IT / Programmer Jokes Ever

First off I have been blasting out posts today and most of them are what I would call “Consumerism” posts, where I am trying to make a little money with my blog.  I do try to add my own opinion and flavor to each and every one of my reviews, and actually bring my own life experiences into it to make them more interesting and better than a typical advertisement, I even inject enough information … Read more

Review of Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panels

Like many people out there was looking to leverage surveys and other sites to help generate a side income or at least win some perks and free stuff.  One of the most legitimate enterprises I have found was Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panels.  This company will actually mail you a bar code scanner, and all the instructions to participate. Picture of equipment sent to me: So, the idea is simple or so I thought.  You scan … Read more