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TiVo Talk on Wired
Wired Magazine (well, website) has a short interview with TiVo general counsel Matthew Zinn.  Basically, it talks about some upcoming content restrictions that will exist for pay-per-view and video-on-demand recordings.  Specifically, the fact that they’ll be automatically deleted after a certain time. Does this signal …
Wednesday Oct 27, 2004 | 0 Comments
Backpacking Bargains goes live
After months of planning, arranging, design, and entry, BackpackingBargains.com has gone live! I’d be happy to entertain any comments about design, price, or products.  And of course, feel free to take advantage of any of the deals on the site.  I’m having a hard time …
Wednesday Oct 27, 2004 | 2 Comments
Weird Referrers V: Jeeves Attacks
As we all do, I go through my referrers from time to time and search terms to see how people are finding my site.  Ask Jeeves led someone to my site through the question: Is the movie cold mountain about the Grooms family in east …
Tuesday Oct 26, 2004 | 0 Comments
Oh, Screw You, ABC!
That’s just bullshit.  As you loyal readers are no doubt sick of hearing, I have a TiVo.  Well, when I go to use it today I get a notice from TiVo stating that ABC will be airing some ‘non-standard’ show lengths in the coming weeks …
Tuesday Oct 26, 2004 | 8 Comments
I always wondered!
I really can’t say a whole lot about this. Thanks, Apple!  I was losing sleep over that one! o.O
Thursday Oct 21, 2004 | 3 Comments
Every song rated
After months and months of slowly listening to every piece of music I own, I now have a rating attached to every song in my iTunes library.  That’s 3448 songs, or roughly 9.1 straight days of music. Now I just need to make some smart …
Thursday Oct 21, 2004 | 8 Comments
Stewart Rips Into ‘Crossfire’
During a recent live “Crossfire” show on CNN, they had Jon Stewart on as a guest.  Stewart is, of course, the genius host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”.  Anyway, during the Crossfire show, Stewart just completely ripped apart the two Crossfire hosts for not …
Sunday Oct 17, 2004 | 3 Comments
The Two “Paths” of Web Development
Nate from web-graphics.com has a nice post up that discusses the two paths that exist for web development today.  Basically, it discusses the whole “tables vs. :CSS:” debate that exists in regards to how to construct a page.  He includes some nice linked resources that …
Sunday Oct 17, 2004 | 1 Comment
The USB 2.0 Lie
I thought this would be relevant to post considering how many people are unaware, and marketing departments continue to cram this massive lie down people’s throats.  When returning the hard drive below, they asked why, and I said I needed one that would work off …
Friday Oct 15, 2004 | 9 Comments
Storage on the Cheap
Good through Sunday, October 16th only, Office Depot is having an in-store 18th Anniversary sale.  One item of note is a 250GB external hard drive.  You’ll notice the online price of $299, which is certainly fair for a triple interface external with an 8mb cache.  …
Friday Oct 15, 2004 | 1 Comment
It’s Electric! (Boogie Woogie Woogie)
I could have swore I blogged about this when it first came up, but I guess not.  The FCC has approved broadband over powerlines.  With speeds between 1 and 3 megabits per second (similar to DSL and cable service), coupled with the fact that every …
Friday Oct 15, 2004 | 1 Comment
Print Magazines delivered digitally
Using the free Zinio software, many print magazines are offering themselves to be delivered digitally.  Like most magazine offers, you get the free ones by signing up for trade publications.  Depending on your answers to their questions, you are given a list of qualifying trade …
Friday Oct 15, 2004 | 1 Comment
You Forgot Poland
Unless you were one of the people who missed the first Presidential Debate (that would be for the U.S. presidency…), then you probably understand the significance (and humor!) of the phrase “You Forgot Poland”. If you didn’t happen to catch the debate then fear not.  …
Saturday Oct 9, 2004 | 1 Comment
Spidey Reviews Crayons
This one’s just random folks, no other way to describe it.  Check it out as fully-posable Spiderman reviews crayons.  Yep, that’s right: our favorite web-slinger starts going through the colors in a box of crayons and gives us a running commentary. You wouldn’t expect this …
Saturday Oct 9, 2004 | 1 Comment
Is Bush Wired?
The link to this site was “hidden” in one of the little link boxes over on Paul’s site.  So, I guess you can blame him. Basically, there’s a website out there that’s discussing the possibility that President Bush is being prompted through an earpiece during …
Saturday Oct 9, 2004 | 0 Comments
AnandTech Does G5/OS X
Anand Lal Shimpi (founder of AnandTech) decided to do an article on his experience using a Dual G5 with OS X.  In A Month With a Mac, Anand goes through quite a few pages explaining his experiences, both good and bad using the OS and …
Friday Oct 8, 2004 | 4 Comments
PHP Function Index Desktop App
In developing my latest website, I am having to resort to creating a lot of my own PHP, which is new to me.  I never took the time to learn anything more than basic syntax and random tidbits that allowed me to alter someone else’s …
Thursday Oct 7, 2004 | 0 Comments
Maybe I won’t do that October trip this year…
Two bodies were found floating in the lake the other day at Devil’s Elbow camping area.  This is two miles south of Shaw, where we made camp this year on the 2004 trip.  Devil’s Elbow was the first choice for the camp area, and it …
Thursday Oct 7, 2004 | 0 Comments
Sea Monkeys, Mo, Sea Monkeys
Yes, that’s me, at the end of NPR’s Talk of the Nation piece on Mo Rocca’s Hard-Hitting Look at Presidential Pets, a discussion about a new book authored by Mo Rocca, former Daily Show correspondent/comedian. And it’s Metropolis, not Minneapolis, and it’s Sea Monkeys, who …
Wednesday Oct 6, 2004 | 3 Comments
Mike & Alyssa’s Wedding
Last month, one of my good friends from A&M got married, so I travelled up to Rhode Island (beautiful!) for the wedding.  I took my camera, but I’m a bit ashamed to admit that it never left my bag.  Luckily for me, some friends did …
Tuesday Oct 5, 2004 | 0 Comments
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