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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Whoa, here it is! I'm a nerd, so I have a few thoughts on this trailer. I've watched it about a dozen times already, and I'm not getting bored.

  1. The opening shot breaks the canon established by Lucas in the prequels that all stormtroopers are clones of Jengo Fett. I may have this detail wrong, so please correct me if I am.
  2. Everything's dirty. JJ is not just making Star Trek again. This world looks lived in and totally in line with the original Star Wars trilogy. No lens flares either.
  3. Dat lightsaber. I'm actually a little put off by this. Why is the lightsaber look like a stick of fire? Why is the hilt made of energy as well? What purpose does that serve? I get we always want to give the bad guy a lightsaber that's different in some way, but I don't know about this one.
  4. December 2015 can't come soon enough!
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