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Battlestar Galactica - Free, Legal
Thanks to Boing Boing: SciFi.com is making the first episode of the very excellent new Battlestar Galactica series available online.  In fact, the episode (titled “33” and one of my favorite of the series so far) is available completely uncut and commercial free.  Plus, there …
Monday Feb 28, 2005 | 6 Comments
But at what cost?!
Well, $159.99.  Yep, that price was the breaking point for me, and I got an iPod Mini (blue).  You may have seen that this week they released a new 6GB version and kept the price at $249.  The “old” 4GB versions went down to $199.  …
Friday Feb 25, 2005 | 6 Comments
Steel Reserve
What can I say about Steel Reserve?  Well, it’s made by Steel Brewing Company, it weighs in at a rather impressive 8% alcohol, and it tastes like crap.  Not as bad, mind you, as Modelo Especial, but it’s pretty rank.  Of course, it’s also about …
Wednesday Feb 23, 2005 | 3 Comments
Block…Busted is More Like It
Blockbuster has recently been running ads announcing “No More Late Fees”, as part of their attempt to recapture consumers who have begun using alternative methods of renting movies, such as NetFlix.  Well, the New Jersey attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Blockbuster, citing that …
Tuesday Feb 22, 2005 | 1 Comment
Intelligent Design… or Not
The, um, “theory” of Intelligent Design (the supposition that living creatures are just too complicated to have evolved naturally and thus must be the product of some “intelligent design”) has been in the news recently, mostly due to a Pennsylvania school district’s decision to let …
Monday Feb 21, 2005 | 7 Comments
Gasp! Maps by Google
If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check out Google’s new beta map search.  It is très cool, with slick-looking maps that make Mapquest and Yahoo’s look like grade school art projects. And courtesy of macOSXhints, if you are fortunate enough to be …
Tuesday Feb 15, 2005 | 3 Comments
Napster To Go… No Thanks
I think today will just be a “downloadble music” kind of day for posts.  This time, we’ll discuss the recently released “Napster To Go” feature.  In a nutshell, you pay $15 per month and get unlimited downloads of songs.  Sounds pretty good, huh?  Oh, that …
Monday Feb 14, 2005 | 16 Comments
AllofMP3.com - Legal?
Boing Boing points to some discussion going on regarding the russian site AllofMP3.com, an online music store that sells music, a la iTunes, Napster, etc.  The difference is that instead of around $0.99 per song you can get them for 10-20 cents per song. Obviously, …
Monday Feb 14, 2005 | 1 Comment
Battlestar Galactica Renewed
Gracias, Boing Boing: yet again you provide some great info.  In this case, the Sci-Fi network has announced that they’ve ordered a second season of the new Battlestar Galactica series.  This is fantastic news since I’m seriously liking this reimagined series!  I love how it’s …
Friday Feb 11, 2005 | 1 Comment
TiVoToGo Primer
What the heck, I seem to be on a roll so I’ll just keep going.  PVRblog also points us to a great primer on TiVo’s new TiVoToGo feature.  It contains information on what TTG is, how to use it, how to “free the MPEG”, how …
Thursday Feb 10, 2005 | 1 Comment
Why to Love TiVo
PVRblog points us toward this wonderfully humorous (yet disturbingly accurate) question and answer session about TiVo entitled “Questions Frequently Asked About TiVo, Answered by Someone Who Loves TiVo Too Much”. Q: Will TiVo change my life? A: No, TiVo will not change your life so …
Thursday Feb 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
Gmail Invites
Like just about everyone else around (it seems) I suddenly have 50 Gmail invites available.  So, if somehow you haven’t already snagged a Gmail account from someone else and you want one, give me your email address and I’ll send you an invite.  Oh happy …
Thursday Feb 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
Unobtrusive Javascript
Web-graphics.com points us to this article on Unobtrusive Javascript.  It explains some “best practice” techniques to follow if you use javascript in your pages.  As the site explains: On the following pages we will discuss and see how we can use Javascript, but still maintain …
Thursday Feb 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
ATOM Tracking for Amazon
Sometimes you find things in the strangest ways…  A little while back I installed BetterSearch, a Firefox extension for enhancing search results.  I finally got around to restarting Firefox, so the extension got loaded.  I haven’t really had a chance to try it out yet, …
Monday Feb 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
Browser/Phishing Exploit
Anyone who uses a modern, non-:IE: browser (Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, etc.) should go check out this post on Boing Boing about a new exploit.  It is a hole opened by the browsers’ support of the International Domain Name (IDN) feature; it allows someone to spoof …
Monday Feb 7, 2005 | 1 Comment
The Saga of Bloodninja
Quite a while ago I did an entry When Cybersex Goes Bad about some hilarious transcripts of “cybersex” sessions by Bloodninja.  Well, Boing Boing had a post today that points to some more escapades of our hero Bloodninja.  So, without further ado here is the …
Friday Feb 4, 2005 | 2 Comments
Push Patterns
Jay Campbell wrote this great short story Push Pattern for Futurismic.  It’s a sci-fi story about a new source of “free energy” and the effect it has on the world.  It’s a pretty quick read and I found it rather enjoyable. (via Boing Boing) …
Wednesday Feb 2, 2005 | 0 Comments
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