About Author: William Reny

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Working with a great group of friends. Currently I am a featured writer for Yahoo Auto. I am a published author with Pearson Publishing as a contributor to an Automotive Technologies book. I was an automotive technician for 14 years and a USAF F-15E crew chief while in service. I have two of the best kids on the planet. I am a super-fan of The Man of Steel and read DC comics every day. Thank you all who read my posts, you are the reason why I write! Please leave a comment, feed back is appreciated!

Posts by William Reny

  •   When looking at the stars, I have often wondered if we will ever find alien life in our lifetime.  The book Man of Steel with novelization done by Gregg Cox, gives this dream a vivid background.  David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan shifted the paradigm of Superman in words that have normally been saved for the loyal fans of comic books and gave it to the world in written form. I have been asked did I see the movie before I read the book?  Yes, I did.  But what the book did was to bring clarity to a movie on items that even a diehard fan such as myself was left wondering after the movie was over.  The movie […]

    MAN OF STEEL (Book Review)

      When looking at the stars, I have often wondered if we will ever find alien life in our lifetime.  The book Man of Steel with novelization done by Gregg Cox, gives this dream a vivid background.  David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan shifted the paradigm of Superman in words that have normally been saved for the loyal fans of comic books and gave it to the world in written form. I have been asked did I see the movie before I read the book?  Yes, I did.  But what the book did was to bring clarity to a movie on items that even a diehard fan such as myself was left wondering after the movie was over.  The movie […]

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  • 9pm on November 10 could not come early enough! I was set up with a gaming online site Steam.com and could start playing at midnight eastern time.  I am so glad that I live on the west coast.  I have been waiting just like everyone else, but now my precious was here.  SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!  The introduction to the game: you are a criminal being transported to be executed.  While you are traveling in this horse cart, you are taught how to use the different controls in order to move.  You are then lined up and called out.  Since you have not made your character yet you define what your character is and how it should look.  The […]

    Bill’s Log: Skyrim Day 1

    9pm on November 10 could not come early enough! I was set up with a gaming online site Steam.com and could start playing at midnight eastern time.  I am so glad that I live on the west coast.  I have been waiting just like everyone else, but now my precious was here.  SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!  The introduction to the game: you are a criminal being transported to be executed.  While you are traveling in this horse cart, you are taught how to use the different controls in order to move.  You are then lined up and called out.  Since you have not made your character yet you define what your character is and how it should look.  The […]

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  •   Night Owl Games Presents: Dungeon Overlord   When it comes to games of competition that are a worthwhile investment of time, Night Owl Games has hit the mark with their new game Dungeon Overlord. Dungeon Overlord is a completely free to play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) through Facebook. The game is set up through a Facebook account. If you feel like making your advancements quicker, to be able to attack your neighbors and rivals, you can purchase upgrades with Facebook points. These points are purchased through Facebook and can be used for available upgrades.   When I first saw how this operated I thought of Farmville, then I posed that question.  I felt after it was explained to the […]

    Dungeon Overlord

      Night Owl Games Presents: Dungeon Overlord   When it comes to games of competition that are a worthwhile investment of time, Night Owl Games has hit the mark with their new game Dungeon Overlord. Dungeon Overlord is a completely free to play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) through Facebook. The game is set up through a Facebook account. If you feel like making your advancements quicker, to be able to attack your neighbors and rivals, you can purchase upgrades with Facebook points. These points are purchased through Facebook and can be used for available upgrades.   When I first saw how this operated I thought of Farmville, then I posed that question.  I felt after it was explained to the […]

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  • Interesting movies to be Released in the first weekend of November.  I will be giving a thought on whether I will be watching these movies: on first showing, first day, a slow time during the first week, rental, or for free on TV.  Each level will show my interest on seeing it.  This will be a complete list of movies that are available at the theaters I frequent, not some special showing.   Week of November 4   A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Stars: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris Slow time during the first week. This movie is for when I need a good laugh. It might be the final run for this […]

    The Week of November 4th Movie Releases

    Interesting movies to be Released in the first weekend of November.  I will be giving a thought on whether I will be watching these movies: on first showing, first day, a slow time during the first week, rental, or for free on TV.  Each level will show my interest on seeing it.  This will be a complete list of movies that are available at the theaters I frequent, not some special showing.   Week of November 4   A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Stars: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris Slow time during the first week. This movie is for when I need a good laugh. It might be the final run for this […]

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  • Friday, November 11, 2011 is a really big day in many aspects.  I am just wigging out about everything I will have to do that day.  Three big items get released that day that I have to balance and do them all, in the same day.  These items that are so important to me are: The release of SkyRim (Elder Scrolls V) The DVD/Blu-Ray release of the final film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 The release of the Immortals movie in theaters SkyRim is the game of games for me.  I have three copies that are being sent to me which are:  the PC copy, PlayStation Copy, and Xbox copy.  But I know that I’ll have to […]

    My to do list for 11/11/11

    Friday, November 11, 2011 is a really big day in many aspects.  I am just wigging out about everything I will have to do that day.  Three big items get released that day that I have to balance and do them all, in the same day.  These items that are so important to me are: The release of SkyRim (Elder Scrolls V) The DVD/Blu-Ray release of the final film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 The release of the Immortals movie in theaters SkyRim is the game of games for me.  I have three copies that are being sent to me which are:  the PC copy, PlayStation Copy, and Xbox copy.  But I know that I’ll have to […]

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  • The Three Musketeers (2011) Note: No spoilers are in this article. Leonardo Da Vinci must be rolling over in his grave about right now.  This isn’t a bad thing though.  I don’t know the depth of war machines Mr. Da Vinci helped to invent or dreamed up, but this movie definitely adds to the wish list.  You have to see the movie to really get the full understanding.  But I think it is worth a watch. Many changes have been made to this story to fulfill the need of a new market.  I think it was a great action packed movie.  It left you guessing when the next fight was going to happen.  It keeps you on your toes and […]

    The Three Musketeers (2011)

    The Three Musketeers (2011) Note: No spoilers are in this article. Leonardo Da Vinci must be rolling over in his grave about right now.  This isn’t a bad thing though.  I don’t know the depth of war machines Mr. Da Vinci helped to invent or dreamed up, but this movie definitely adds to the wish list.  You have to see the movie to really get the full understanding.  But I think it is worth a watch. Many changes have been made to this story to fulfill the need of a new market.  I think it was a great action packed movie.  It left you guessing when the next fight was going to happen.  It keeps you on your toes and […]

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  • Survival Kilt – A Must Have! The Utilikilts Company All NERD TREK Members and readers: For call-in and in-store purchases only, if stated that you heard about The Utilikilts Company from NERD TREK that will give you 10% OFF your entire order. This is only valid From October 20, 2011 to December 31, 2011. How companies get their start is amazing to hear at times. The Utilikilts Company definitely had a start that was different than most. The founder of Utilikilts is Krash, as he is called. His name comes from his friends because of a saying that they associated with him. “If you don’t risk anything you don’t crash”. Well his friends say he is definitely not scared to […]

    Ulilikilts, a new found freedom and uniform of the free thinker!

    Survival Kilt – A Must Have! The Utilikilts Company All NERD TREK Members and readers: For call-in and in-store purchases only, if stated that you heard about The Utilikilts Company from NERD TREK that will give you 10% OFF your entire order. This is only valid From October 20, 2011 to December 31, 2011. How companies get their start is amazing to hear at times. The Utilikilts Company definitely had a start that was different than most. The founder of Utilikilts is Krash, as he is called. His name comes from his friends because of a saying that they associated with him. “If you don’t risk anything you don’t crash”. Well his friends say he is definitely not scared to […]

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  •   Bodycount (Action) – Estimated Release Date: 11/01/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Action) – Estimated Release Date: 11/01/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 Collectors Edition: Batttlefield 3 (Action-Adventure, FPS) – Estimated Release Date: 11/02/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Action, FPS) – Estimated Release date: 11/07/2011 – Platforms o PC o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 o Wii Collectors Edition XBOX The Elder Scrolls 5: SkyRim (Action-Adventure, Role-playing) – Estimated Release Date: 11/11/2011 – Platforms o PC o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Halo: Combat Evolved (FPS) – Estimated Release Date: 11/15/2011 – Platform o Xbox 360 Need for Speed: The Run (Racing) […]

    November Game Releases

      Bodycount (Action) – Estimated Release Date: 11/01/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Action) – Estimated Release Date: 11/01/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 Collectors Edition: Batttlefield 3 (Action-Adventure, FPS) – Estimated Release Date: 11/02/2011 – Platforms o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Action, FPS) – Estimated Release date: 11/07/2011 – Platforms o PC o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 o Wii Collectors Edition XBOX The Elder Scrolls 5: SkyRim (Action-Adventure, Role-playing) – Estimated Release Date: 11/11/2011 – Platforms o PC o PlayStation 3 o Xbox 360 Halo: Combat Evolved (FPS) – Estimated Release Date: 11/15/2011 – Platform o Xbox 360 Need for Speed: The Run (Racing) […]

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  • Game developers have always had a hard time getting their games funded by investors.  Today a brand new convention launches that seeks to bridge that gap, Siegecon.  Andrew Greenberg is the mastermind behind Siegecon which stands for Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo.  Greenberg is a game designer of both pen-and-paper role-playing games and computer games.  He was one of White Wolf’s original developers on Vampire: The Masquerade (1991), particularly the famous supplement Chicago by Night which many credit with setting the tone for the Vampire books that followed.   After years with White Wolf, he joined Holistic Design, Inc. (HDI) where he worked on computer games like Emperor of the Fading Suns and Mall Tycoon. He is also co-creator of the […]

    Siege Conference: A Starting Point for New Game Developers

    Game developers have always had a hard time getting their games funded by investors.  Today a brand new convention launches that seeks to bridge that gap, Siegecon.  Andrew Greenberg is the mastermind behind Siegecon which stands for Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo.  Greenberg is a game designer of both pen-and-paper role-playing games and computer games.  He was one of White Wolf’s original developers on Vampire: The Masquerade (1991), particularly the famous supplement Chicago by Night which many credit with setting the tone for the Vampire books that followed.   After years with White Wolf, he joined Holistic Design, Inc. (HDI) where he worked on computer games like Emperor of the Fading Suns and Mall Tycoon. He is also co-creator of the […]

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  • In terms of telling time, watches have taken a back seat to the mobile phones that are in our pockets everyday. I love watches, the bigger the better. Anytime I see a big, well built watch I stare — wide eyed and filled with wonder — like a 4-year-old at Disney world for the first time. Here is a list of five different watches that I love. Men’s Invicta Reserve Venom It’s a heavy watch that was designed to withstand 1000 meter dives. Not that I would ever dive that deep, but my watch could go. The leather strap doesn’t pull that hair on my arm when the weight of the watch gets twisted on my writs from walking movement. […]

    Tech Table – Watches

    In terms of telling time, watches have taken a back seat to the mobile phones that are in our pockets everyday. I love watches, the bigger the better. Anytime I see a big, well built watch I stare — wide eyed and filled with wonder — like a 4-year-old at Disney world for the first time. Here is a list of five different watches that I love. Men’s Invicta Reserve Venom It’s a heavy watch that was designed to withstand 1000 meter dives. Not that I would ever dive that deep, but my watch could go. The leather strap doesn’t pull that hair on my arm when the weight of the watch gets twisted on my writs from walking movement. […]

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  • PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 3

    PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

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  • Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 2

    Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

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  • Listening to music has a different twist from everyone you ask. When I want to listen to music it is more about mood and quality of sound. I must be in the mood for the sound coming from the headphone speakers and it must be clear. I want to hear everything as if they are playing a concert just for me and I am in the middle of it. I decided to use different headsets and let you know which models got me to that point. Here are my top five. 5. Bose MIE2 These are my go anywhere headphones. Granted, the beach is not the best place for them when your kids want to kick sand around. But if […]

    Tech Table – Top 5 Headphones

    Listening to music has a different twist from everyone you ask. When I want to listen to music it is more about mood and quality of sound. I must be in the mood for the sound coming from the headphone speakers and it must be clear. I want to hear everything as if they are playing a concert just for me and I am in the middle of it. I decided to use different headsets and let you know which models got me to that point. Here are my top five. 5. Bose MIE2 These are my go anywhere headphones. Granted, the beach is not the best place for them when your kids want to kick sand around. But if […]

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  • I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1

    I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

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  • Another reboot for a company that set the bar for how we could grow attached to comics through iconic figures. Going into this reboot I was upset. What did you need to change? What purpose could it serve going forward? Basically I was mad that they would do this… until I read the book 1 of Justice league. I do not know how a company can redefine a group that has been drawn for decades, but they did.  I was very impressed!  Actually, I was stunned and reinvigorated! The changes that have been made to my favorite superhero (Superman of course) are just amazing. His belt is red and his belt buckle is shaped like the symbol from the house […]

    Decoding DC Comics – Book 1 Justice League!

    Another reboot for a company that set the bar for how we could grow attached to comics through iconic figures. Going into this reboot I was upset. What did you need to change? What purpose could it serve going forward? Basically I was mad that they would do this… until I read the book 1 of Justice league. I do not know how a company can redefine a group that has been drawn for decades, but they did.  I was very impressed!  Actually, I was stunned and reinvigorated! The changes that have been made to my favorite superhero (Superman of course) are just amazing. His belt is red and his belt buckle is shaped like the symbol from the house […]

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  •   Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

    Decoding The Big Bang – Who is Wil Wheaton?

      Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

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  • Decoding the Automobile – Are Hybrids Worth Purchasing?   Purchasing a vehicle today is an exciting and confusing time. With the huge field of choices in new vehicle design, look, options, and cost of ownership it could become a bigger decision then one would think.  Beyond the looks we have to look at the reasonableness of owning a vehicle.  Most buyers are looking at how they can get the most bang for their buck when purchasing a new vehicle or a used vehicle. In this article I will answer these questions as they pertain to hybrid vehicles based on my research; are hybrids the way to go?  With hybrids being more expensive to purchase up front, is it worth it […]

    Decoding the Automobile – Are Hybrids Worth Purchasing?

    Decoding the Automobile – Are Hybrids Worth Purchasing?   Purchasing a vehicle today is an exciting and confusing time. With the huge field of choices in new vehicle design, look, options, and cost of ownership it could become a bigger decision then one would think.  Beyond the looks we have to look at the reasonableness of owning a vehicle.  Most buyers are looking at how they can get the most bang for their buck when purchasing a new vehicle or a used vehicle. In this article I will answer these questions as they pertain to hybrid vehicles based on my research; are hybrids the way to go?  With hybrids being more expensive to purchase up front, is it worth it […]

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  • Start of Education of the automobile of today.   Ronald Reagan started a wonderful process, emissions control.  In 1981 we had one of the first major changes mandated to change fuel and its emissions from the automobile.  This was the Clean Air Act of 1981.  This was a milestone because it required oxygen sensors and three way catalysts (also called catalytic converters) to lower NOx (Nitrogen Oxide, which contributes to smog and acid rain).  What might have been a simple start to cleaning up our air started a change in how the automobile would actually become today. The next stage of change would be passed Under George H Bush in 1990.  This was the Clean Air Act of 1990.  The […]

    Automotive Education

    Start of Education of the automobile of today.   Ronald Reagan started a wonderful process, emissions control.  In 1981 we had one of the first major changes mandated to change fuel and its emissions from the automobile.  This was the Clean Air Act of 1981.  This was a milestone because it required oxygen sensors and three way catalysts (also called catalytic converters) to lower NOx (Nitrogen Oxide, which contributes to smog and acid rain).  What might have been a simple start to cleaning up our air started a change in how the automobile would actually become today. The next stage of change would be passed Under George H Bush in 1990.  This was the Clean Air Act of 1990.  The […]

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