Matty man!

This is our dog, Matty!

I love snow, snow snow snow.

Matty, braving the Blizzard of 2011.


I’ve neglected writing because, well, I haven’t felt like it. Can’t really get better at writing if I don’t write, so here goes nothing!

I’ve been meaning to write about Matty for a long time because, well, he’s awesome. The love of my (animal) life, if you will. I’ll have to edit this post for another day when my brain isn’t fried, heh. MORE TO COME LATER.

HP Touchpad

In this new tablet era dominated by iPads but filled with Xooms and other Andoid tablets, HP tried getting into the mix with the HP Touchpad. The specs were pretty impressive, and it was running an operating system that at the time had a lot of nice things going for it, among them having all of your apps running in “cards” that you could simply swipe away into the nether if you wanted to kill them.  So what was the problem?

HP sold them at $499 for the 32gb model and $399 for the 16gb model.  What were they thinking?

Long story short, HP saw how much money they were losing on tablets that nobody wanted to buy (and why would they, when you could get an iPad or a blinged-out Android tablet for cheaper?), and decided to exit out of the hardware business.  And when they said exit out of the hardware side of things, they REALLY meant it…. Continue reading

It’s Alive!

Welp, haven’t done this for a loooong time. But here we are, on one of the more not-so-politically-correctly-named sites :)  Here’s hoping I actually use this thing as often as I’m hoping that I will.  We’ll see.

Anyway, more to come later, time to start tweaking things and tinkering around with the site layout, pages, etc. That was always part of the fun back 7-8 years ago when I first started victhespic.com, and after not doing a thing blog-wise since then, it’s neat to see just how much easier it’s gotten. Well, this should be a fun ride. Stay tuned!