20. January 2012 18:33
People that are close to me know how much of a complete Tron fanatic I am. I’ve always loved the Tron movies, even today, watching Tron made in 1982 is still a great story. Disney took a heck-of-risk as I mentioned in my previous post discussing some Tron history. Unfortunately in 1982 I don’t believe the world was quite ready for a move quite that advanced and it wound up as a box office flop. Though over the years the movie has gained a huge cult following.
Enter Tron: Legacy
With legacy I think Disney has met with success. Skeptics would argue that it didn’t make enough money at the theater to warrant another Tron movie and to some extent that’s a reasonable argument but it’s flawed. Disney reported a 54% earnings increase and pointed at Tron: Legacy as well as a few other titles. According to this post on Feb 8th, 2011: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118031762 had this to say:
Clearly this movie is viewed as a success by Disney which hopefully means more of it! I will say this much, I’ve been keeping a close eye on “Tron” in twitter and it’s almost CONSTANTLY being discussed. Mashable posted about this here: http://mashable.com/2010/12/28/true-grit-fockers-tron-twitter/. I’ve been keeping tabs for a while now and as proof I’ve taken several screen shots at various random intervals check out the traffic:
These three screen shots, from left to right. On the left one the time frame was Sunday Jan1st @ 1:17am EST. Someone would rather watch Tron and Inception than go to sleep. The second screen shot was Monday Jan 16th at about 5:30pm. The third is from Today the 20th at about 4:30ish or so. If you carefully examine the time stamps, there is not a great deal of time that passes between mentions, granted 100% of them are NOT Tron: Legacy but the point is that for the last twenty days I’ve been watching this pretty closely and the traffic is nearly constant. Obviously people are talking about this even after over a year now the movie STILL has nearly a constant stream of twitter traffic discussing it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again in an annoyingly huge font:
Disney, we LOVE TRON!
I an anxious for the animated series to hit Disney XD and am very hopeful that we’ll see another movie!
10. December 2011 23:29
Mozy has been both a positive and a negative experience over the years. I’ve run into issues where the restore was corrupted, and a request of a different restore in time fixed the issue, annoying, especially given how long it seemed to take for my restore to be available for download, then to have to wait for the download to finish. The Mozy client is so poorly written that I didn’t bother to install it on my newest laptop as it loves to PEG the hard drive and I got very tired of that problem alone.More...
26. February 2011 06:45
As you will notice, I’ve had the picture I’m posting below this text since 2009, but even to this day it’s funny to see. At one point during the day (16:10 according to the date/time stamp on the photo) I needed to get some cash out of the ATM and I drove up to this screen: More...
8. January 2011 21:31
Feel free to skip past this, If you’d rather cut to the chase and want the summary of my thoughts and opinion about the movie feel free to skip to the Tron Legacy: My Opinion portion of this post. Otherwise I’m going to ramble quite a bit talking about some Tron History and also provide some details on how and why the movie is and always will be #1 on my list of favorites. My Disclaimer: As such, odds are that you might as well understand this is going to be a positive review as I am biased to begin with. More...
16. May 2010 22:31
I get comments on many posts that ask if the person posting the comment may link to the content. As a lazy developer I figured I’d make it easy to answer the question. When I stood up this blog it was really a place for me to hold thoughts, ideas and things I learned. I really had no idea that people would actually read my blog let alone ask if they could link to it or utilize it’s content!
To anyone who’s wondering: Please feel free to link to any post you find useful, you don’t have to ask. I sincerely appreciate the consideration and the time you take to ask but it’s not a concern if you'd like to do so.
Thank you for asking and thank you for containing to read!
9. May 2010 01:20
Microsoft put together a really nice feature of Windows that I found myself using recently that worked very well. There was an issue on my Wife’s laptop and it turns out some recent driver update basically broke her wireless adapter. More...
4. April 2010 01:11
I’ve heard the saying “Perception is reality” being misused so often that I felt the need to post a rant about it.More...
2. April 2010 03:57
As my previous post indicated I’m a huge fan of the Dragon Age franchise from BioWare. And Awakening was extremely well done but now that I’ve beat it, I have to confess that I am disappointed in the length of the game.More...
19. March 2010 10:29
Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will likely recall my confession of being addicted to Dragon Age: Origins. When I learned of this game I picked it up and played it that night.More...
16. March 2010 05:11
I’m proud to announce the newest BingPaper Beta release! In this release we’ve completely re-vamped the Replacement Token module.More...