Star Trek in Sin City!

That’s right folks – Andy and I have hit town on both feet, and we’re pummeling out some awesome exclusive Star Trek shows that have kept us in our seats during the first day of "Star Trek Las Vegas 2008".  We saw a smattering of great trek stars in the main pavilion, including:

Susan Gibney – "Dr. Leah Brahms"

Barbara March – "Lursa"

Robin Curtis – "Lt. Saavik"

John Fleck – "Silik"

Denise Crosby – "Lt. Tasha Yar"

Carel Struycken – "Mr. Homn"

John de Lancie – "Q"

Each guest was fantastic, though they had their own styles of pandering to the crowd.  Although I enjoyed all the guests, the best by far was Denise, who had a clearly enjoyable time speaking to the crowd about her roles, and giving colorful and entertaining stories about her personal life and present work.  John de Lancie was a real character in life, just as he is on film as well!

That’s it for day one!  I’ll put up some pictures tomorrow of the fascinating people we’ve met so far…  QaHpla‘ !!

Entertainment, Just geeky

HTC about to sell its millionth Touch Diamond

HTC Diamond 

MobileCrunch tells us that HTC is about to sell its millionth Touch Diamond…iPhone, who?

Gadgets / Devices

Short Shrift News: 8/6/08

I love geeknews

I’m in Vegas with my brother Patrick for the Star Trek convention so more short shrift news for you. Note that while we’re staying in the Hooters hotel & casino today, this is not a Hooters girl above.

Justice League to Start Filming Next Year? – This is a great rumor, lets all cross fingers.

Labmeeting: A Social Network For Scientists – hey, scientist geeks are people too, ya know.

Diablo III designer comments on angry fan’s screenshots – So what we’re learning here is that the designer implemented the particular color scheme and lighting for a reason?

Greek mummy found in lead coffin – The first indication of embalming in Greece when the Romans ruled.

Google to serve up ads for NBC’s online Olympics coverage – Google on Tuesday announced that freshly-acquired DoubleClick will be used to weave video ads into NBC’s online coverage of the Olympics in Beijing

News Links

25+ Tools for a Road Trip 2.0

25+ Tools for a Road Trip 2.0 from Mashable is all about making your trip more convenient, information accessible and enjoyable.

Dang! I wish this had come out before I started the trip to see the Star Trek convention this week. :-)


Five Life-Changing Mistakes and How I Moved On

Julie Wainwright

Julie Wainwright is a talented, smart, honest woman baring her soul as the co-founder of, a new site for women in their 30′s and beyond.  The “baring her soul” part comes from a recent blog post of hers. Oh BTW, the reason I find this interesting is because she was formerly the CEO of, arguably the most spectacular DotCom failure…ever.

In her post “Five Life-Changing Mistakes and How I Moved On“, she reflects on the failure and how it affected her marriage, her business network and much more while identifying five critical mistakes in her life and how she was able to overcome the adversity for each.

It’s a good read if you have an ounce of empathy in you.

I suspect that Karma is now making up for the adversity and that she’ll turn out alright.