Aqua Moto Racing is an attractive, addictive, and highly replayable 3D Jet Ski racing game--and one of the best games of its kind available on the iPhone and iPod Touch. You control your Jet Ski with simple, intuitive controls: you tilt your device right or left to turn (the farther you tilt, the tighter the turn), and you touch the left side of the screen to brake and the right side to "boost." This temporary speed increase uses the "boost" meter, which you recharge by passing buoys closely and performing stunts off of ramps. Performing tricks … Read more
Every week, I try to pick a game and some other useful utility for my iPhone apps post, but this week I can't help but write about two games. What can I say? They keep coming out with great games! The two games are from completely different genres so if you like games at all, I'm guessing at least one of them will find their way onto your iPhone.
This week's apps include a well-designed Jet Ski racing game and a unique word game that's challenging and makes you laugh while you play.
Heavy & Flo return to the show. It's supposed to be a monthly thing, but our schedule is a little erratic. Just be thankful we're not pregnant. They're up to their usual high-jinks because Daddy Bakalar is out of town to keep us in check.
The Oscars were on last night, so Heavy & Flo think it's an appropriate time to make fun of Japanese men, who can barely speak English. OK, Mr. Yu and Mr. Tang seem to think that it's pretty damn funny, too, when he thanks his pencil. Flo recounts her story … Read more
Remember that one day when I had fewer than 20 posts? You know, the day when you actually had something less than a novel to read on The Open Road?
Well, here's where (and how) I was slacking that day:Asays - Grand Targhee 2009
Man doth not live by blog alone. There must also be skiing.
Note: Vimeo seems to be having some problems serving up the video here. If you're interested in watching my Napoleon Dynamite ski moves, follow the link.
In 2005, two mid-level employees from Hotwire started Liftopia, a business to help ski resorts sell more lift tickets. Taking what they knew about yield management in the travel industry, they figured that resorts would jump at the chance to move more people onto their lifts, especially on slow days.
I liked this company when I first met its founders, Ron Schneidermann and Evan Reece, in 2006 because I saw it adding clever and modern Web methodologies to a traditional business. The company has done acceptably well since its founding. I feared, though, that the recession would kill this concept. … Read more
I had worried that the "family ski trip" would involve too much family and not enough skiing, but I've been pleasantly surprised. All those lessons seem to have paid off...big time. I haven't had to wait for my kids and … Read more
For those who can't get enough of skiing (and you know who you are), this virtual simulator is just great for getting that adrenalin fix when you're not on a powder slope. It's also a great workout option for those who have no head for the real thing, like yours truly.
The German-made SkiGym is, however, just a wee bit pricey at 1,649 euros ($2,280) compared with the Wii Fit, which has a fun ski component. However, the Wii Fit is to a bunny slope what the SkiGym is to a black diamond run, with … Read more
With the Open Source Goat Rodeo looming large, I couldn't help but note that Snowbird is opening this Friday. We've had roughly three feet of snow in the past week, which should mean great (but rocky in places) skiing now, and exceptional skiing by OSGR.
Why don't you live here, again? :-)
Driving through Provo Canyon with my family today, I saw ski season peeking through the clouds. It's hard to tell from this picture, but everything above 7,000 feet got drenched in snow this past week.
Early October and Mother Nature is already preparing for a season of the greatest snow on the planet. The Open Source Goat Rodeo may end up riding earlier than expected....If you're into open source, or you simply want to talk shop, I hope to see you out here this year for the OSGR or simply to ski.
I'd love to … Read more
I have skied since I was 12-years old, and over the years have cycled through just about every make of boot available: San Marco, Dalbello, Tecnica, Lange, Dolomite, Rossignol, etc. Over the past few months, however, I have fallen in love with the Tecnica Dragon 120 HiPerFit ski boot. It is by far the best boot I have ever worn.
Though Tecnica was kind enough to let me use its Dragon 120 ski boot for the second half of the 2008 ski season, it wasn't until I put the boot through its paces in Las Lenas, Argentina, that I fully discovered just how pliant and powerful the boot is. The Tecnica Dragon 120 HiPerFit ski boot is flexible when you need to flex, and stiff when you need it stiff. By simply rolling my ankles into a turn, the Dragons seemed to fuse with my skis (both Volkl AC4s and K2 Apache Recons).
I've never found it as easy to ski blistering hard with my boots catering to my whims, rather than fighting them. Such are the Tecnica Dragon 120 ski boots. They are amazing.
It wasn't always this way. I've skied Tecnicas before (including the Diablos last year) and, while I found them enjoyable, they weren't nearly as comfortable and high performance as the Dragons. This is the best boot Tecnica has made in many years, and puts the company ahead of Lange, Salomon, and other boot manufacturers that had surpassed Tecnica in recent years.
The secret? It's in the technology, as Tecnica boasts:… Read more