If you've ever wondered how a lightsaber, the elegant armament of Jedi knights (and evil Sith) works, wonder no more. HowStuffWorks.com has an article on How Lightsabers work. May the force be with you!
On April 23rd and 24th, I attended Star Wars Celebration III at the Indiana Convention Center. I'll post a full writeup later, but for now, I just wanted to say that I just purchased the exclusive Star Wars Celebration III T-shirts and poster from the one-week only CIII shop at StarWarsShop.com - it took just a few minutes to complete my order and I was able to pay about the same price as I would have paid at the convention, without having to waste an entire day (literally) standing in line for the store. I was able to spend my days at the convention attending interesting talks and browsing the exhibits, rather than seeing nothing other than the store. Go me!
Our blog has been affected by increasing amounts of comment spam and to combat it, I've added captcha support to supplement the blocklist our blog already supports. The captcha requires you to enter a security code before you can post a comment or trackback - sorry for the inconvenience but it should cut back on our comment spam!
Today's the official Grand Opening of the Fry's Electronics store in Fishers. They're having a Grand Opening 1-Day Sale and I've gone over their 8 page ad from today's paper and have found quite a few items I'd like to get. Dan and I are heading up to Fry's after work today (a joint FRYday celebration :) ) - hopefully some of the things on my list are still available. I should have gone right at the opening :)
On a side note, our blog is apparently one of the definitive guides for Fry's information (at least for the Fishers store) - we're on the front page for a Google search for fry's electronics fishers.
Screenshot for posterity:
Apparently, some Best Buy employees are unfamiliar with two dollar bills and thus had one of their customers arrested for paying with a stack of $2 bills. They're perfectly legal tender and while uncommon, they don't automatically indicate that you're receiving counterfit money. Best Buy is referred to as Worst Buy for numerous reasons - I'm glad that there's an Alternate Electronics Superstore that I can make my purchases at :)
Google has some of the coolest technology. I wonder how far googling for "where are my keys" becomes a reality :)
I went up there yesterday after work and spent almost 2 hours wandering around (there's at least 150,000 square feet of store to wander through) and made a small purchase (USB 2.0 multi card reader). Unlike most of the other Fry's stores (I've been to the one in Anaheim, CA and have heard about some of the other locations), the Fishers store doesn't seem to have a theme. The Anaheim store has a space theme and has space shuttle mockups at the front of the store.
Apparently yesterday's opening was a soft opening, hence the lack of fan fare. The official grand opening is Friday, April 8, 2005. I'll be up in Fishers this evening for the CINLUG meeting and might stop by Fry's again before the meeting (I'm done with class at 5:20 downtown and the meeting doesn't start until 7:00 so I might as well go to Fry's). I'll definitely go back on Friday for the official grand opening (there should be sales associated with the official opening). Dan and some other people I've talked to are wondering if Fry's will suffer the same fate as Incredible Universe and AutoNation USA due to the relatively poor location of the building Fry's occupies. I don't have any problem getting there since I know where it is (we got our dining room table there when it was a temporary Kittle's outlet store) but I guess time will tell. It sure is great to have a Fry's locally :)
A guy at work was joking around, saying Big C cola was like a more generic Big K (the Kroger store brand). I Googled for a bit and found a real Big C cola - apparently made by some South African company. Maybe I should ask Helen to bring me back some :)
While anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Fry's Electronics store in Fishers, I checked their website to see if they added the Fishers store yet. They have added the Fishers store to their site but the map looks suspiciously like the map to the Anaheim, CA store.
I'm sure they'll update their website sometime, so I took some screenshots for posterity:
Attention food police: Set your sirens and flashing lights on Burger King. The home of the Whopper has introduced the Enormous Omelet Sandwich, a concoction of one sausage patty, two eggs, two American cheese slices, three strips of bacon nestled on a giant bun. So before you even get to work, you can start your day with 730 calories, a whopping 47 grams of fat, 415 mg of cholesterol, and 1,860
mg of sodium. All for $2.99. (In case you're keeping track, it has more calories than the Whopper, which checks in at 700.)