Sat, 13 November 2010
I'm coming to you from the free interwebs of my local library. Why? Well a couple nights ago, seemingly out of nowhere, my computer started acting slow and nonresponsive, so I tried to restart. Unfortunately, my Windows XP Professional OS will no longer load, and my computer is now stuck on a constant restart loop. I can't even attempt a System Restore. When I do, I'm presented with a DOS prompt for Windows, at which point, I'm completely stumped. A computer literate friend told me I had a virus that had corrupted my system. He suggested that I obtain a copy of either Windows Vista or Windows 7 and upgrade my operating system.
If there is anyone reading this who has a copy of either, please let me know. My computer is a refurbished machine and did not come with a Windows disc. As I understand it, most computers these days don't either. You have to make one yourself, I guess. Regardless, if you can help in some way, or you know some one who can, please email me. Until then, I am lost at sea, so to speak. It could be as early as December 2nd, before I am back online for good, but depending on the cost, it could take as much as a whole month or more. As a result, I cannot work on any current projects or podcasts. If I am slated as a guest on an upcoming podcast, it will have to be done through Skype Out, using my cell phone. If this pertains to you, please email me and I'll be happy to provide you with my number.
Category:News -- posted at: 10:36 PM
Fri, 5 November 2010
NOTE: Due to limited, server storage space, this episode is a week late. It was originally intended to be released on Halloween, 2010.
Concluding the Sofa Dogs' tribute to horror films and Halloween, Geekscape columnist, Eric Diaz returns for one of his favorites, Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie, from 1976. It's the tragic story of a shy, teenage girl who discovers she has telekinesis. Is it a gift from God, or a curse of the Devil? And what does this mean for Carrie's future and those who continue to bully her at school?
Please join Eric and I as we discuss filmmaking techniques of the 1970s', the works of novelist, Stephen King and the translation of book to film. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.