7/20/14

Star Trek: Asterisk "The Mind's Eye"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S04E24
Air Date: May 27, 1991
Written by: Ken Schafer & René Echevarria
Directed by: David Livingston, I presume

Premise
Geordi is brainwashed to be a sleeper agent for the Romulans and kill a Klingon to start an interstellar war.

Recap
While on his way to Risa for a nice relaxing artificial intelligence seminar in a shuttle, Geordi plays an engineering trivia game with the computer until he turns around and sees ROMULANS OFF THE BOW! He tries to react, but before he's able, he's transported into the wobbly green ship. Meanwhile, back on the Enterprise, Picard is meeting with Ambassador Kell, a Klingon tasked with quelling a rebellion in the Kriosian system which seeks independence from the Klingon Empire. The governor of Krios claims that the Federation has been aiding the rebellion with weapons, and since that's something the Federation would never do, Kell personally requested Picard to accompany him to sort it all out.

7/19/14

Chromebooked: Web Apps to Replace Your Familiar Apps

One of the first objections anyone seems to have with getting a Chromebook is that their familiar applications won't work on the browser-based operating system. This is understandable, because a sense of familiarity is always key when choosing anything new, but taking just a few minutes to learn the basics of a new app can not only expand your horizons, but also offer you a ton in both time and money savings. Granted, not a lot of the high-end professional applications have a web parallel, but in this post I'll show you exactly how close to professional you can actually get without spending a dime.

7/14/14

Chromebooked: Apptastic!


A few months ago, my Windows laptop died on me. I was in pretty dire straights for a while until I decided to take the plunge and splurge on a Chromebook to call my very own. I'm actually pretty poor and had no money for what I considered at the time to be a "real" computer, so I opened a PayPal BillMeLater account and used it for a Toshiba Satellite CB35-A3120 13.3" Chromebook. In the time since then I've come to recognize it as a great choice in computers for absolutely anyone, and in this new series of posts I'm calling "Chromebooked" I'll give you all some tips and tricks for how to get the most out of your own Chromebook and, if you don't have one yet, show you why considering it isn't such a bad idea.