A little about myself, and about this blog:
I work in the IT department for an online home theater store. Since I’ve started working here I’ve been familiarizing myself with the stuff we deal in here; mainly home theater equipment and supplies, bar furniture, and billiards room stuff. A lot of this stuff is new to me; I had no idea people bought actual popcorn machines for their own homes, or that there were professional pool cues out there as elaborately and painstakingly designed as any pro sports shoe.
Along the way I’m learning things I’d never given much thought. There was a time when I couldn’t tell you what the standard movie theater aspect ratio was (it’s 1.85:1), or what Carom was (it’s like hardcore billiards, with just three balls), or that there was actually a sno-cone syrup flavor called “tiger’s blood” (I’m serious- apparently it tastes like strawberry and coconut, and not… well, cat blood).
Naturally, as someone whose product awareness never went far beyond computer parts, art supplies and frozen pizzas, I think a lot of this home theater stuff is pretty cool. In this blog, then, I’m going to talk about whatever cool stuff I’ve found in the distributor catalogs lying around, new products or gadgets I’ve come across, things I’ve learned about the tech end of it all, or just what I plan to do to my own home theater once I’ve got a house worth sticking one in. So if you’re putting together a home theater or just like to daydream about it, by all means, bookmark this blog and see where I go with it!