Daily Archives: January 29, 2004


After listening to the glowing praise bestowed upon it by Julietz80, I decided to try an Amstel Light. So, trusting her palate, I bought a single bottle, along with a six pack of “backup beer” in case the experiment didn’t pan out.

The decision was not made without overcoming a bit of trepidation. It’s a beer that labels itself of the “light” persuasion.

Overall, it’s not bad. Not something that I’d want to drink on a weekly basis, but it’s not horrible. The color is what throws me off. It just doesn’t look like beer. When I first poured it into the glass, I really had my doubts. It’s a very light amber color, and that’s all I’m going to say. Flavorwise, it’s crisp, and there’s a hint of sweetness to it, which disappears. There’s little to no aftertaste that I could detect, which is a little strange, at least for me.

On the whole, not a horrible experience. I’d drink it again without arm twisting.


Dead Whale Explodes.

Finally, some real news.

The music of my youth.

Nice to see the Minibosses getting some press. In short, a video game music cover band.

Yes, I am a tape "hater."

So FuriousGeorge and I were wondering how many types of media we will see phased out in our lifetime. So far, it’s cassette tape, 5 1/4 inch floppy diskettes, BETAMAX, and the death and rebirth of vinyl. We estimated about 2 years for 3.5 floppy diskettes to leave the market. I couldn’t gauge the time for VHS tapes, since there’s another standard for DVD coming to market. It’s been in the works for a year now, but still no sign of it.

I found a review of the Panasonic AV-100 I was gushing about earlier. This guy also has sample movies, which is great for checking out the quality of the video.

The review itself is favorable, but he has a great point about waiting for next generation tapeless camcorders with hard drives.

The movies from the AV-100 look great. Then again, I’m comparing the quality to the wallet-friendly-yet-just-barely-adequate AIPTEK Pocket DV2. On the other hand, the taiwanese site has the new model of the Pocket DV, the 3500, which is also intriguing from a budget point of view.

Now I’m just waiting for a digital camcorder with an iPod dock. That would be something.