Thursday, September 30, 2004 

Coffee Addiction

When I don't have my morning coffee...I get really really bad headaches...but it's not an addiction, I can quit at any time....

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's official -- you really do need that coffee in the morning and if you don't get it, you really are in withdrawal, researchers said on Wednesday.

"The latest research demonstrates, however, that when people don't get their usual dose they can suffer a range of withdrawal symptoms, including headache, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. They may even feel like they have the flu with nausea and muscle pain."

Griffiths and colleagues are pressing for caffeine addiction to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, considered the bible of mental disorders, as well as other references.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 

Fox News - Dominance

During the third quarter, Fox News Channel beat out the combined viewership of CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Headline news. It's upsetting to think that a good number of Americans get their news via this "Fair and Balanced" source.

Eh, I need something anti G-Dub in this post:
Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry


Windows XP Starter Edition

Ok, really I only found one part of this story about Windows XP Starter Edition available in India interesting:

Aesthetics aside, Microsoft has modified the Starter Edition's functionalities to differentiate it from the higher-priced version of Windows XP. The ability to do home networking and to create multiple user accounts on a single PC has been removed, while display resolution is capped at a maximum of 800 by 600 pixels. More important, users can run only three programs or have three windows opened at once, a limitation that research company Gartner believes could frustrate users and drive them to buy bootleg copies of Windows XP instead.

Three windows??? Three?!?!?!
Currently I have 15 open. (and thats with Tabbed IMs)


Kobe Transcript Unedted

Wondering what those "...."s were in the Vail paper transcript?
Smoking Gun has the unedited version. My guess was wrong.

Monday, September 27, 2004 


For people who don't read Justin or Rowe's profiles (I think that would leave AOL people?)


Many many days ago, the house we are renting burned down....ok, really we had an electrical fire and the fire department hacked a hole in our wall. At first we thought this was the only damage......(its Brians picture, so he gets to be standing in front of the house) Posted by Hello


Then we walked into the house and saw this.... (theres more damage thats not shown) Posted by Hello


Five of the six roommates in our burned down home. Now currently at 18 days without electricity and a wood board covering the hole. Posted by Hello


Conan - Tonight Show host in 2009

NBC announced Monday that Conan O'Brien, onetime "Simpsons" writer and host of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," will succeed Jay Leno as "Tonight Show" host in 2009. Leno will make the announcement during Monday's "Tonight Show."

2009 is a long ways away though.
(Oh shit I will be 29).

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 

Google Browser??

I use everything google, but I don't know that I'd be willing to give up using Firefox.
Instant Messaging?
Web Browser?


Top 10 Bush Tax Proposals

Kerry's "Top 10 Bush Tax Proposals" are:

10. No estate tax for families with at least two U.S. presidents.

9. W-2 Form is now Dubya-2 Form.

8. Under the simplified tax code, your refund check goes directly to Halliburton.

7. The reduced earned income tax credit is so unfair, it just makes me want to tear out my lustrous, finely groomed hair.

6. Attorney General (John) Ashcroft gets to write off the entire U.S. Constitution.

5. Texas Rangers can take a business loss for trading Sammy Sosa.

4. Eliminate all income taxes; just ask Teresa (Heinz Kerry) to cover the whole damn thing.

3. Cheney can claim Bush as a dependent.

2. Hundred-dollar penalty if you pronounce it "nuclear" instead of "nucular."

1. George W. Bush gets a deduction for mortgaging our entire future.

Monday, September 20, 2004 

Election Scorecard

Check out Slate's Election Scorecard.
I don't know how often it's updated, but the last one was today.
:( :( :(
I'm worried


No sex = spousal abuse

Man Tries to Sue Wife for 5-Day Sex Denial

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man tried to have his wife charged with domestic abuse because she refused to have sex with him on five consecutive days, Spanish newspaper El Sur reported on Friday.

The middle-aged man from Seville -- the city of Don Juan and Carmen -- said her refusals amounted to "degrading treatment" and domestic abuse, a term used more often to describe wife-battering.

The judge shelved the case, Andalusia-based El Sur reported.


Fugees back together???

Gotta say, didn't think this was gonna happen

Courtesy Adeniyi:

The Fugees have reportedly reunited after an eight-year hiatus, group member Wyclef Jean has exposed.

Friday, September 17, 2004 

Kobe Bryant Police Transcript

(This is different stuff than what is in ESPN, SI, AP etc, read through some of these, the first one in particular)

The Full Transcript of the Kobe Bryant Police Interview
I wish the Vail Daily news didn't edit things out...
some interesting things in particular:

Detective Winters: ... okay, hear me out, okay. Um, it’s possible that at some point that she may have told you no, I don’t want to do this, yeah you know, maybe she did lead you on a little bit and she kissed you and then she said, and then she said now, I don’t want to do ths, I don’t want this to happen. Okay.
Bryant: (Inaudible) if she said that, I stopped, nope. No semen, no nothing.
Detective Winters: Did you finish?
Bryant: No.
Detective Loya: Well there’s always pre-ejaculation are you aware of that?
Bryant: Are you kidding me?
Detective Winters: Well ...
Detective Loya: I’m not kidding you, it’s, they teach you that in seventh grade sex ed.

Detective Loya: Did you ever ask her if you wanted, if you could ...
Bryant: Yes. That’s when she said no. That’s when she said no. That’s when she said no.
Detective Loya: So what did, what did you say?
Detective Winters: What did you say, how did that, how did that come about?
Bryant: Um, you know, that’s when I asked if I could ..., she said no.
Detective Loya: So you like to ... ?
Bryant: That’s my thing, not always, I mean, so I stopped. Jesus Christ man. (Inaudible).

Detective Winters: Okay. Okay. Um, did she give you oral sex or anything like that?
Bryant: Yes, she did.
Detective Winters: She did?
Bryant: She did.
Detective Winters: For how, when did that happen?
Bryant: For like 5 seconds. I said um, give me a blow job, um, and then (inaudible) kiss it (inaudible) she gave me a blow job.
Detective Loya: So the blow job lasted about 5 seconds.
Bryant: Yeah it was quick.
Detective Loya: Then what happened?
Bryant: Wait not, I mean like she was, kept on doing, I just told her to get up (inaudible) she didn’t know what she was doing.

Detective Winters: You gonna be ready for the season?
Bryant: I don’t know man, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to play this season with this ... going on. If it becomes public I’ll lose my wife. ...
Detective Loya: How long have you been married?
Bryant: ... and all my endorsements.
Detective Loya: How long have you been married?
Bryant: Two years. My wife and daughter, them mean everything man, everything man, up an until now (inaudible).
Detective Loya: Well, did you think about that before what you were doing though? It’s a chance you take when you play.

Bryant: No. I stopped (inaudible), I stopped.
Detective Winters: When did she, when did you stop, what, what made you stop?
Bryant: Well I asked her about the ... thing and she was like no, I don’t know.
Detective Loya: How many times did you ask her?
Bryant: Once.
Detective Winters: Okay, all right, okay. You said, when, did it stop at that point?
Bryant: Um, did I stop? (Inaudible) She went like this (inaudible), I asked her if I could ... and she was like no um, I thought she was cool, you know, I stopped. I stopped pumping and uh, I just, I just stood there like this (inaudible) and um, then she just moved like this.
Detective Loya: And what happened from there, where did she go?
Bryant: Nothing. She was like um, can I have a couple autographs. You know what um, (inaudible) I’ll give them, I’ll give them to you tomorrow. The pen’s still there, the pen and the paper she handed to me are still here.

Detective Winters: And I understand, and just let me finish okay. So one you lied to us, okay, that doesn’t help. Two, um, then, then we confront this issue and you seemed a little bit skeptical in the details of exactly what happened throughout the entire incident okay. I’m not saying you’re a person that would do something like this okay. I agree with you, I agree that you got caught up in the moment. Okay. No doubt about it, you know, no doubt about it whatsoever. What I think you got caught up in also Mr. Bryant, is that, and I agree, I, I completely agree you, it was consensual up to the point of the hugging and kissing issue I agree, completely consensual. I have no issues with that whatsoever. What I, what I’m being, what I’m skeptical on is that I don’t know how consensual the sexual intercourse was. Okay. I don’t, I don’t, I guess to be honest with you I’m not sure, I’m not sure, if we’re getting all the facts presented to us as far as exactly what happened. See this is the way I look at it, I you know, I look at it this way, she’s an attractive young lady okay.
Bryant: She wasn’t that attractive.

But being caught up in the moment (stutter in tape) even though she told you no, you know, I’m not comfortable doing this, you know, I think you tried, you know, just wanted to finish okay.
Bryant: I didn’t finish a ... thing.
Detective Winters: And I know it stopped at a certain point okay, um ...
Detective Loya: By, by no means do we think that you’re ...
Bryant: Matter of fact.
Detective Winters: Go ahead.
Bryant: I (inaudible) ... when she left. (Inaudible).

Detective Winters: Has this ever happened before?
Bryant: Um, yes, with one other person. And she could actually testify I do that um, I do the same thing, I hold her from the back, I put my hands (inaudible).
Detective Loya: And who’s that other person?
Bryant: (inaudible) Her name is Michelle. (Inaudible).
Detective Loya: And this is somebody you frequent or one time incident or ...?
Bryant: No. She’s a, she’s a frequent (inaudible).
Detective Loya: And your wife...


Smaller PS2

Just like the smaller PSOne that was released, Sony is going to release the PSTwo

Thursday, September 16, 2004 

Alvin and the chipmunks

On the big screen - live action and CGI generated.



Can you Spell?
I suck apparently


Gameboy DS

available Nov 30?
Is the PSP going to be better?

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 

Use Firefox

Fine...I will finally start participating in the evangelism of Firefox (beyond just my coworkers).
Stop using IE. It sucks.
Firefox is superior.

Firefox is:
Has tabbed browsing.
And if you're a computer dork like me - has lots of really cool plugins/extensions
AdBlock and BugMeNot are my favorites.

Monday, September 13, 2004 

Another post only AOLers will care about

AOL begins testing new site revamp
Looks better than the cartoony version of old.



Just had to link this picture.

Thursday, September 09, 2004 

Ken Jennings

The Final Jeopardy Answer and Question he missed....

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 

Only AOL people will find this interesting

Yeah, I'l pay 2 bucks for my coffee cup or golf ball super buddy...thats it

AOL updates instant messenger
America Online launched on Wednesday the latest version of its instant messaging software, expanding support for sharing pictures and adding several subscription-based features. As earlier reported, AOL Instant Messenger 5.9 adds a collection of new features meant to encourage personalization of the messaging application, including animated buddy icons, sound effects and "wallpaper" images. A handful of the personalization upgrades will be marketed via subscription, as AOL attempts to garner revenue from the software which it distributes for free via download. The company will charge $1.95 for a monthly subscription to its expanded package of personalization tools, dubbed as AIM Expressions, and offer a yearlong subscription to the service for $9.95. AOL is also selling its animated SuperBuddy icons for $1.95 each, or three for $4.95. The subscription IM business is part of AOL's overall strategy for revenue diversification to supplement its declining dial-up ISP business.


Fahrenheit 9/11 on TV?

But 20 million people have already seen it -- and the Gallup poll said that 56% of the American public has seen or plans to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" either in the theater or on home video. The DVD and home video of our film, thanks to our distributors listening to our pleas to release it before November, will be in the stores on October 5. This is very good news.

But can it also be shown on TV? I brought this possibility up in this week's Rolling Stone interview. Our contract with our DVD distributor says no, it cannot. I have asked them to show it just once, perhaps the night before the election. So far, no deal. But I haven't given up trying.

The only problem with my desire to get this movie in front of as many Americans as possible is that, should it air on TV, I will NOT be eligible to submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for Academy Award consideration for Best Documentary. Academy rules forbid the airing of a documentary on television within nine months of its theatrical release (fiction films do not have the same restriction).

Tuesday, September 07, 2004 

Md basketball stuff

From UMterps:

A rumor that has surrounded the Maryland basketball team for the last few years was put to rest tonight as the Terrapins donned their alternate road uniforms - the black ones! - for the first time in the Gary Williams Era (click on the link to the Day Nine Photo Gallery for an excusive look). Many wondered if they existed, and the 110 traveling Terp fans and the Italian basketball enthusiasts were treated to the rare sight in Desio, Italy.


G-dub part 2

courtesy of Todd, a video clip of the OB-GYN love quote



"Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."


Tivo and Netflix Subscribers

They're teaming up....

Tivo is the greatest invention ever.
And netflix is great.
Thats all.

Friday, September 03, 2004 

As a follow up to my last article

Bush Glosses Over Complex Facts in Speech


Good Slate Article

countering Zell Miller and Cheney's speech.

Similar article from the post courtesy of Justins profile.

Thursday, September 02, 2004 

Kinda like the Moises Alou thing...

...nah, not at all like the Moises Alou thing
Just a cup a day!


Bush Daughters Speech

its weird that I don't see more press about it ('ve only seen it mentioned once or twice)
but damn - this is the speech the bush daughters gave at the RNC the RNC....what were they (or really, what was their speech writer) thinking??


Casino 101

For my next masters, I think I'll get me a gaming degree.
I think it would be fun. Screw this programming stuff.



taken from Justin's profile..good ol Gdub

I'm glad we have such an intelligent man in the whitehouse

Wednesday, September 01, 2004 

The neighbors gathered on the street...

BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of young lovers so annoyed their neighbors with a noisy sex session that police had to go and ask them to lower the volume, police said on Tuesday.


Remember that Ja Rule MTV Cribs Episode??

it wasn't his crib....

The lawsuit also named The Inc., Universal Studios and MTV, claiming the network is illegally showing clips of her home on the show “Cribs” and billing the residence as Ja Rules'.

“She lives there," Varela's Robert H. Cooper told the Miami Herald. "They filmed and showed her bedroom, her living room."

Varela said she was paid $46,000 for Ja Rule to stay at the waterfront mansion for Memorial Day weekend of 2001 and the party took place shortly thereafter.




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The Blog

    My blog full of random crap.
    History/Stages of this blog:
    1. Completely random crap
    2. G-Dub is stupid...really stupid. why are you voting for him..seriously
    3. everyone sucks (for voting for G-Dub)
    4. Google Lovefest
    5. YouTube Lovefest
    6. The Wire Lovefest
    7. Wii Lovefest
    8. Sporadic Posts
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