Wednesday, August 31, 2005 

Finding & Looting

More wire service photos with quality descriptions:

Loot, Find, Rinse, Repeat

(ok now I'm done posting for the week)


Gas Prices

Screw this, I'm metro/busing to work everday:

Experts: $4 a gallon gas coming soon

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Consumers can expect retail gas prices to rise to $4 a gallon soon, but whether they stay there depends on the long-term damage to oil facilities from Hurricane Katrina, oil and gas analysts said Wednesday.

"There's no question gas will hit $4 a gallon," Ben Brockwell, director of pricing at the Oil Price Information Service, said. "The question is how high will it go and how long will it last?"
"because newer is not always better"

Get older versions of everyday programs. Especially useful for programs like AIM. (I swear I get asked once a month for the old version of AIM and DeadAIM).


Google Purge

The Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Executives at Google, the rapidly growing online-search company that promises to "organize the world's information," announced Monday the latest step in their expansion effort: a far-reaching plan to destroy all the information it is unable to index.

"Our users want the world to be as simple, clean, and accessible as the Google home page itself," said Google CEO Eric Schmidt at a press conference held in their corporate offices. "Soon, it will be."


Book burning is just the beginning," said Google co-founder Larry Page. "This fall, we'll unveil Google Sound, which will record and index all the noise on Earth. Is your baby sleeping soundly? Does your high-school sweetheart still talk about you? Google will have the answers."


Brandt also expressed reservations about the company's new motto. Until yesterday's news conference, the company's unofficial slogan had been "Don't be evil." The slogan has now been expanded to "Don't be evil, unless it's necessary for the greater good."

Co-founders Page and Brin dismiss their critics.

"A lot of companies are so worried about short-term reactions that they ignore the long view," Page said. "Not us. Our team is focused on something more than just making money. At Google, we're using technology to make dreams come true."

"Soon," Brin added, "we'll make dreams clickable, or destroy them forever."



They showed us this video at the DC engadget meetup..kinda funny, non gamers/dorks should ignore:

Video Engadget: DS vs PSP

(headphones required at work)


"Finding" versus "Looting"

"Finding" versus "Looting"

Another version from Niyi.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 

NYPD Hip Hop Dossier

From The Smoking Gun

NYPD's Secret Hip-Hop Dossier

AUGUST 29--With Miami Beach cops trying to figure out who just put a slug in Suge Knight's leg, perhaps it's time for the New York Police Department to update its comprehensive rap music dossier. The 500-page NYPD investigative report contains rap sheets, mug shots, and incident reports on many of hip-hop's biggest stars (below you'll find excerpts of the confidential NYPD dossier). We've included NYPD documents on Jay-Z (Shawn Carter); Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins); 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson); Diddy (Sean Combs); Nas (Nasir Jones); DMX (Earl Simmons); Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith); Flavor Flav (William Drayton); Fabolous (John Jackson); Capone (Kiam Holley); Noreaga (Victor Santiago); Cam'ron (Cameron Giles); record executive Irv Gotti (Irving Lorenzo); and Roc-A-Fella Records boss Damon Dash. Apologies on the reproduction of some mug shots--our copy of the police dossier is sketchy in places. Our favorite documents are the NYPD reports recounting instances when the rappers themselves called the cops to report crimes. Busta, for instance, once needed help when his baby mommy attacked him and pulled hair out of his head. 50 reported three separate assaults, during which he was shot, stabbed, punched in the head, and clobbered with a tire iron. (24 pages)


Fugees Single?

woo hooo

The Fugees To Drop New Single In 3 Weeks

After months of buzz about a possible new project and a few reunion performances to whet the appetites of fans, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel are reportedly planning to drop a new single in three weeks.

The single, "Take It Easy," will be the long awaited follow up to their multi-platinum album, The Score. The song will reportedly be reminiscent of early works on their slept-on debut album, Blunted on Reality.

Monday, August 29, 2005 


I think I'm posting this just because I like the term "godcasting".

Interesting use for your ipod - if you're so inclined.

No more religion posts after this, back to google lovefest .. (except i dont like Google Talk and Sidebar....shit..maybe MD basketball posts? Chris McCray arrested...hmm nm on that one just read Allan's blog or something)

Missed Church? Download It to Your IPod.

Kyle Lewis, 25, missed going to church one Sunday last month. But he did not miss the sermon.

Mr. Lewis, who regularly attends services of the National Community Church in Alexandria, Va., listened to the sermon while he was at the gym, through a recording he had downloaded to his iPod. Instead of listening to the rock music his gym usually plays, he heard his pastor's voice.

"Having an iPod is a guaranteed way to get the sermon if you're going to be out of town," Mr. Lewis said, adding that he listens to the pastor's podcast at least once more during the week, usually while driving to work, even during weeks he makes it to services.

Mr. Lewis's pastor, the Rev. Mark Batterson, started podcasting, or "godcasting" as he prefers to call it, last month to spread the word about his congregation. The hourlong recordings of his weekly service, available on, have already brought new parishioners to his church, he said.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 

300 Proofs

Don't be offended, you know theyre funny:
Over Thee Hundred Proofs of God's Existence

(1) Look, there's really no point in me trying to explain the whole thing to you stupid Atheists -- it's too complicated for you to understand. God exists whether you like it or not.
(2) Therefore, God exists.

(1) There is a website that successfully argues for the existence of God.
(2) Here is the URL.
(3) Therefore, God exists.

(1) Check out this video segment.
(2) Now how can anyone watch that and NOT believe in God?
(3) Therefore, God exists.

(1) God exists.
(2) [Atheist's counterargument]
(3) Yes he does.
(4) [Atheist's counterargument]
(5) Yes he does!
(6) [Atheist's counterargument]
(7) YES HE DOES!!!
(8) [Atheist gives up and goes home.]
(9) Therefore, God exists.


04 Bumper Stickers

Interesting article in the Post...I've been suprised by how many 2004 Election bumper stickers I still see on the road

Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, August 28, 2005; Page D01

Nearly 10 months after it supposedly ended, the bellicose 2004 election campaign rages on, in the streets. Bumper and window stickers on cars beseech you, even now, to vote for George W. Bush or John Kerry.

People on both sides aren't scratching off their stickers or covering them with new issues or slogans. And laziness doesn't seem to explain it; our bumpers are simply stuck in a moot debate

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 

MD Basketball Schedule

I know Cytena and Ping are especially excited about this:

2005-06 MD Basketball Schedule

Terps Announce 200-06 Men's Basketball Schedule

In its 16-game ACC schedule, Maryland will have home-and-home matchups with its travel partners Virginia and Duke, as well as defending NCAA national champion North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Miami. In conference games at home, the Terps face Boston College, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech once each during the regular season. Maryland will play their only regular-season meetings against ACC foes Florida State, NC State and Clemson on the road.


Sperm Donor Reality Show

Sperm Donor Reality Show?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Billionaire television producer John de Mol, behind the pioneer show Big Brother, will test the limits of reality TV with a program in which a woman searches for a potential sperm donor to conceive a child.

His new TV station Talpa, launched earlier this month, confirmed it will air a program called "I want your child ... and nothing else!" but gave no further details about the show due at 1830 GMT Wednesday.


The show is a one-off competing with four other reality TV programs, one of which follows five former prostitutes starting a cafe. The program receiving most votes from viewers Saturday, after all the shows have aired, will be turned into a series.


This Might Explain A Few Things

God: A Career Retrospective

A graphical commentary on Intelligent Design.

Eh, you might find this funny, or stupid, or just wrong.
But all I did was link to it.


Google: Villian?

From Sheel:

Relax, Bill Gates; It's Google's Turn as the Villain
(its a NY Times article...really, you shoulda used by now to get a login)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23 - For years, Silicon Valley hungered for a company mighty enough to best Microsoft. Now it has one such contender: the phenomenally successful Google.

But instead of embracing Google as one of their own, many in Silicon Valley are skittish about its size and power. They fret that the very strengths that made Google a search-engine phenomenon are distancing it from the entrepreneurial culture that produced it - and even transforming it into a threat.

A year after the company went public, those inside Google are learning the hard way what it means to be the top dog inside a culture accustomed to pulling for the underdog. And they are facing a hometown crowd that generally rebels against anything that smacks of corporate behavior.

Nowadays, when venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technologists gather in Silicon Valley, they often find themselves grousing about Google, complaining about everything from a hoarding of top engineers to its treatment of partners and potential partners. The word arrogant is frequently used.

I love how basically Silicon Valley types think that google is evil because its hiring the best people (the nerve) and they're causing salaries for software engineers to go up (those bastards!). Oh and that they're releasing lots of products (nevermind that the products -- with the exception of Google Talk it seems--seem to greatly improve upon existing products)


Google Talk

My opinion of Google Talk:

In my opinion it lacks the "wow" factor that products like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Earth, Picassa etc have had. Theres nothing especially new or innovative about it. Thats not to say it's bad. Google releases quality products. I assume more features (like HTML or RTF) will be rolled out, sort of like how Gmail was pretty bare when it was first released.

Unfortunately unlike Google Maps, Gmail etc, I can't offer a compelling reason to make all my coworkers change.

Quick few things I think are slick:
* If you close your IM window and then IM that person again, your old text/convo is still there. No more accidental "oops, i closed the IM window, what did you say again?"
* I like the way the IMs roll up and can be attached/detached. I prefer the dead aim method of tabs though.

Quick few things its missing:
* Profiles and away messages. When I'm bored and need to procrastinate, I need to right click - get info.


Episode 3

From Rowe:
Episode III: the backstroke of the west


Google Talk

Its available now...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 

McSweney - Annoying Email Addresses

dunno, i thougt this was funny:

E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone.


- - - -


Google IM

If you don't read slashdot...

Google to Deliver Instant Messages

SAN FRANCISCO — Watchers of Google Inc. soon will have something new to chat about — and with.

Continuing its rapid expansion into new product categories, the Internet search giant plans to launch an instant messaging program called Google Talk as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the service.
The new service follows by just a few days the introduction of Google Sidebar, which pulls news stories, photographs, weather updates, stock quotes and other features onto a user's computer without opening a Web browser.

With all the new services, Google now competes with Internet portals such as Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s America Online squarely on their turf, even as those companies encroach onto Google's with updated search engines.

Monday, August 22, 2005 

Supportive Fans

Because nothing shows support for your team better than bonfires & rioting:

Princeton Review Annual College Rankings Based on 110,000 Student Survey Now Out in 'Best 361 Colleges - 2006 EDN

The Princeton Review's annual ranking lists of top 20 colleges in these and 57 other categories are in the new 2006 edition of "The Best 361 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, $21.95), which goes on sale tomorrow. The book's ranking lists will also be posted on at 7 pm ET tonight.

Other ranking lists in "The Best 361 Colleges" and the #1 colleges on them are:

Toughest College to Get Into -- Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
(Cambridge MA)
Profs Rated Highest by Their Students -- St. John's College (Santa Fe NM)
Most Beautiful Campus -- Pepperdine Univ. (Malibu CA)
Best College Library -- Harvard College (Cambridge MA)
Best College Newspaper -- Univ. of Arizona (Tucson)
Happiest Students Overall -- Stanford Univ. (Stanford CA)
Frat & Sorority Scene Biggest -- DePauw Univ. (Greencastle IN)
Top Stone-Cold Sober School -- Brigham Young Univ. (Provo UT)
Top Party School -- Univ. of Wisconsin (Madison)
Students Lean Most to the Left (Politically) -- Mills College (Oakland CA)
Students Lean Most to the Right -- Hillsdale College (Hillsdale MI)
Most Religious Students - Brigham Young Univ. (Provo UT)
Race/Class Relations Friendliest -- Franklin W. Olin Col. of Engineering
(Needham MA)
Gay Community Most Accepted -- New College of Florida (Sarasota FL)
Students Most Supportive of Their College Sports Teams -- Univ. of
Maryland (College Park)


Google Desktop 2.0

Check it out

Description from slashdot:

Many new features are introduced including improved Outlook filtering, Gmail indexing, and the feature which is most likely to cause the largest stir...a new Sidebar which displays RSS feeds, a Gmail inbox, news, scratch pad and more. Plug-ins for the new Sidebar are also available including a to-do list, clock, and more.

Friday, August 19, 2005 

Rumsfeld Suprise Visit

Dunno how I missed this one from The Onion:
Rumsfeld Makes Suprise Visit to....

Although the two have faithfully served one another since 1954, Secretary Rumsfeld's busy schedule and demanding obligations have prevented him from visiting the fertile crescent since last November's highly publicized surprise visit.

Continued Proudfit: "It is a true testament to Mrs. Rumsfeld's patience, stamina, and patriotism that she continues to serve her husband under such duress."

(not appropriate for Pete or Allan)


Why I metro to work...

Pain at the pump can be lessened


From Dan Adams' away message (always a good source of links):

Yutaka Fukufuji, who played with the Japan's national ice hockey team three times, displays his Los Angeles Kings jersey during a news conference in Tokyo Thursday

Thursday, August 18, 2005 

Google Lovefest


Nintendo Remote

Up up, down down, left right, left right, B A (select) start
Nintendo Remote


Intelligent Falling

The Onion Rules:
Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory

KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held "theory of gravity" is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling

"Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, 'God' if you will, is pushing them down," said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 

Newsweek TWX & Icahn Story

From the print Newsweek:

Crunch Time
He steadied Time Warner after its messy AOL deal. But can Dick Parsons find new growth, lift the stock and disarm Carl Icahn?

Parsons still must decide the fate of AOL, which has struggled since the merger. Its latest strategy is to move to an advertiser-supported portal from its subscription-based model. AOL has seen a sharp jump in advertising revenues, but its base of subscribers for dial-up connections is eroding as customers embrace broadband. Time Warner has studied a sale of AOL, but Parsons seems inclined lately to wait and gauge the prospects of the new strategy.

I guess theres nothing really new with this article....its about the 50th "Time Warner stock sucks, Parsons has made good moves but stock hasn't reacted, AOL sucks, oh yeah this Icahn guy wants change"

Monday, August 15, 2005 


From John:

An open letter to T.O

AOL to Launch New Storefront for Mobile Users

America Online will try to heighten its appeal to users of mobile devices with its planned launch today of a Web storefront for mobile wares and of a revamped mobile version of the portal.

AOL's storefront for mobile services, phones, and accessories, called, has been available in public beta for several weeks, and its full-featured version will debut today, an AOL spokeswoman said., which is meant to be accessed from a regular PC-based browser and not from a mobile device, will feature promotions and discounts as well as showcasing the latest mobile wares.

Visitors to will also be able to customize the information they see on the site. For example, a user will be able to configure the site to show him the products and services that his existing mobile device and service plan support, or, more broadly, the service plan and device options available in his geographic area, the spokeswoman said. is for U.S. users only.

A feature that will be launched later this year, called Account Management, will allow users to check their mobile usage and pay their mobile service bills using the AOL Bill Pay service.




Where's my damn Google Car and my Google House?

Interesting Google speculation from Business 2.0:

Free Wi-Fi? Get Ready for GoogleNet.

What if Google (GOOG) wanted to give Wi-Fi access to everyone in America? And what if it had technology capable of targeting advertising to a user’s precise location? The gatekeeper of the world’s information could become one of the globe’s biggest Internet providers and one of its most powerful ad sellers, basically supplanting telecoms in one fell swoop. Sounds crazy, but how might Google go about it? First it would build a national broadband network -- let's call it the GoogleNet -- massive enough to rival even the country's biggest Internet service providers. Business 2.0 has learned from telecom insiders that Google is already building such a network, though ostensibly for many reasons. For the past year, it has quietly been shopping for miles and miles of "dark," or unused, fiber-optic cable across the country from wholesalers such as New York’s AboveNet. It's also acquiring superfast connections from Cogent Communications and WilTel, among others, between East Coast cities including Atlanta, Miami, and New York. Such large-scale purchases are unprecedented for an Internet company, but Google's timing is impeccable.



Resource for Computer Dorks

Here is a great resource for computer dorks like me. It's a large collection of free Oreilly ebooks, books covering: Java, Perl, TCP/IP, Unix, Linux, XML, PHP, Flash etc etc.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 


Michael Wilbon on Juan Dixon (from wash post chat housE)

college park: What happened to our main man, Juan Dixon? Is he still with the Wizards?

Michael Wilbon: You got no electricity in your building? Juan, a truly significant basketball figure here because of what he helped accomplish at Maryland, signed with the Portland TailBlazers...I wish him all the best. Remember when Chad Pennington had that ridiculous statement where he thought it was an honor for people to be able to cover the Jets? Well, it was an honor for me to get to cover Juan Dixon, given what he's been through in his life and given what he's made of his life. In 25 years of writing about sports, he's one of my favorites...


More Sopranos

If you haven't heard yet:

Tony Soprano will live longer:

HBO announces that The Sopranos will have more episodes made in addition to the final season's 12.

Tony Soprano woke up this morning to discovered that the final season of The Sopranos would be extended by eight episodes. The acclaimed mobster drama was set to end after the 12 episodes of season six aired in 2006. Now, HBO has announced that eight more episodes will air beginning January 2007.

The wait between seasons of Sopranos is way too long. I feel like shows like The Wire, The Shield etc have passed it.

Friday, August 12, 2005 

More Carl Icahn

More AOL, Icahn stuff (from reuters via aol news)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and several hedge funds are expected to file with U.S. regulators their plans to improve the performance of Time Warner Inc. (TWX.N), The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper quoted Wall Street sources as saying Icahn was preparing to inform the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as early as Friday in a filing that he had assembled a group of Time Warner shareholders holding more than 5 percent of the company's stock.


In the filing, Icahn is expected to call for Time Warner, the world's largest media company, to expand a stock buyback plan by $10 billion to $20 billion and to radically reduce its costs, according to the newspaper.

He could also push for the sale or spinoff by New York-based Time Warner of its cable, publishing and America Online groups, the newspaper reported.



Bored on Phone? Beware Jerk-O-Meter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Ever wonder if that spouse, friend or co-worker on the other end of the phone is really paying attention? The "Jerk-O-Meter" may hold the answer.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing software for cell phones that would analyze speech patterns and voice tones to rate people — on a scale of 0 to 100 percent — on how engaged they are in a conversation.

Anmol Madan, who led the project while he pursued a master's degree at MIT, sees the Jerk-O-Meter as a tool for improving relationships, not ending them. Or it might assist telephone sales and marketing efforts.


For now, the Jerk-O-Meter is set up to monitor the user's end of the conversation. If his attention is straying, a message pops up on the phone that warns, "Don't be a jerk!" or "Be a little nicer now." A score closer to 100 percent would prompt, "Wow, you're a smooth talker."

However, the Jerk-O-Meter also could be set up to test the voice on the other end of the line. Then it could send the tester such reports as: "This person is acting like a jerk. Do you want to hang up?"


Colonel Angus

From Dan Adams:
Colonel Angus

Thursday, August 11, 2005 

Entourage Screen Tests

From EW &

Every Entourage fan loves the foul-mouthed, rapid-fire, Mamet-esque dialogue, but it turns out the series is perfectly cast as well. Just look at these four ''lost screen tests,'' featuring Surreal Life types like Gary Coleman and Pat Morita (left), Jimmie Walker, and Zelda Rubenstein acting out scenes from the series.

Liquor Store
: Wrestlers
Poolside : Gary Coleman/Pat Morita
Coffe Shop : Erik Estrada, Jimmy Walker

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 


Thundercats DVD
(Available Today)


AOL - Carl Icahn

(via aol)
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Shares of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) gained 4% following a report that financier Carl Icahn is attempting to organize an investor group, potentially to advocate for the break up of the media conglomerate.

Icahn, known for staging proxy fights after building up stakes in companies, has contacted hedge funds, institutions, and former Time Warner executive Ted Turner to gauge their interest in joining such a group, according to a report on CNBC by David Faber.

Speculation swirled in the markets on Friday that Icahn was boosting his five- million-share stake in Time Warner.

Icahn didn't return telephone calls from Dow Jones Newswires seeking comment. A representative from Time Warner couldn't immediately be reached for comment. A Ted Turner spokeswoman had no immediate comment.

Time Warner rose 4%, or 72 cents, to $18.69 a share, on volume of 26 million shares, up from average daily volume of 20.4 million. Shares gained more than 3% in heavy volume on Friday amid speculation about Icahn's interest.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)



If you're like me and watching the TV show "Lost" for the first time this summer, ABC is screwing us over:


The problem, says Bianculli, is that the network is not, as advertised, showing every one of the first season's 24-episode run; for example, ABC is skipping from episode 11 last week to episode 14 this week. Because the suspenseful series ''relies on an intricate sequential story structure,'' says Bianculli, the rerun policy makes characters' story lines very hard to follow.


Solution though: Bnetflix season 1 when it comes out September 6.

Monday, August 08, 2005 

TWC Streaming Cable

Very interesting idea that Time Warner Cable is testing in San Diego:

TV on the PC Gets Real
Time Warner launches trial in San Diego

Time Warner Cable is making the convergence of the TV and the PC real. After years of offering customers access to Web sites and short video clips, Time Warner has given 9,000 broadband subscribers in San Diego access to up to 75 cable channels—including CNN, MTV and ESPN—on their computers.

“We’re offering it for free to subscribers of our video and high-speed data service,” says Peter Stern, Time Warner Cable executive VP of product management. “We believe the PC is just another outlet for video programming in the home. If the subscriber has already paid for the service, they should be able to receive the signals on their PC.”

Even more interesting:

With help from RealNetworks, Time Warner is looking into offering digital video recording for the computer, as well as multicasting (the ability to open up several RealPlayer windows simultaneously). Closed captioning will be featured in version 1.2 in the next couple of months, and video-on-demand is on the horizon as well.


Pitch N Put Golf

A small flash mini golf game, if you're bored:

Pitch N Put Golf


Stupid Questions

I often feel like I should send people to this site


DC Sales Tax Holiday

I figure I'll follow Allan's lead and remind locals of the DC Sales tax holiday for this week.

You know all you MBA / JHU Grad students need to do your back to school shopping (I ever tell you all how nice it is to be done? I think I'll be playing some PS2...and doing some reading....and watching tv...yeah that'l be great....looking forward to school Pete?)

Shop DC Tax Free! District to Offer Sales Tax Holiday August 6-14, 2005

(Washington DC) The District of Columbia will offer a Sales Tax Holiday from Saturday, August 6, 2005, through Sunday, August 14, 2005 – just in time for back-to-school shopping.

The Sales Tax Holiday saves shoppers the usual 5.75 percent sales tax when purchasing school items, clothes, accessories, and shoes. To qualify, each item must cost $100 or less.

The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item – no matter how many items are on the bill. It also applies to layaway sales, if the retailer and customer enter into a layaway agreement or the customer makes the final payment on the layaway order during the Sales Tax Holiday.

This is the first of two Sales Tax Holidays that are now held annually in the District. The second one for 2005 will be held from November 25 to December 4.


AOL Wireless Group

AOL making wireless move

NEW YORK — America Online will announce today that it's accelerating its move into cell phone services through the acquisition of a software company, Wildseed, which will be part of a new unit called the AOL Wireless Group.

"We believe that wireless is one of the biggest places for AOL to play in," says AOL Wireless General Manager Craig Eisler. The deal with privately held Wildseed "enables us to offer new products like instant messaging for phones, and great photo and music experiences for phones."

The companies will not disclose terms of the acquisition, which closed late Friday. Wildseed, based near Seattle, is best known for its phone-personalization software, which it sells to manufacturers, service providers and content companies. That could be important for Time Warner's AOL as it competes with Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and other Internet companies eager to expand into phone services.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 

Forget GTA San Andreas...

these are the next few games I'm gonna play. I wonder if they also have a hot coffee "mod".

Christians Code Heavenly Games
Wholesome startups reveal a multitude of scripture-inspired video games where players rack up points with moral behavior and acts of random kindness.


50 cent movie trailer

Get Rich or Die Tryin

An orphaned street kid (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) makes his mark in the drug trade, but finally dares to leave the violence of his former life behind to pursue a promising career in rap.

Haha, completely following the Eminem model. This is gonna be no 8 mile though.


R Kelly's Trapped in the closet

Cliff Notes on : R Kelly's Trapped In The Closet

List of Characters:

The narrator of the story, portrayed in song by R. Kelly, who has awakened in a strange woman’s house and must deal with her angry husband.

Cathy: The unfaithful woman in whose closet Sylvester finds himself trapped.

Rufus: Cathy’s husband, who is carrying on a homosexual affair with Chuck.

Chuck: Rufus’s secret lover

Sylvester’s Wife: The wife of the narrator, who tries to disguise her own unfaithfulness through rowdy sex.

Policeman: Secret lover of Sylvester’s wife.

Essay questions:

1. Why does Chuck look for Sylvester under the dresser? How big do you imagine the dresser to be?

2. In chapter four, what does Sylvester mean by “a tear fell up out my eye?”

3. When Sylvester’s wife is describing the string of friends that led to the policeman, who is Tina and where does she fit into anything?


Cappelle done?

In case you didn't see this yesterday:

Chappelle's Show Is 'Done,' Murphy Says

NEW YORK - Time to face the facts: Dave Chappelle's hit Comedy Central series isn't coming back, says one of its stars. "`Chappelle's Show' is over, man. Done," comic Charlie Murphy told TV Guide. "It took me a long time to be able to say those words, but I can say it pretty easy now, because it's the truth."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 

Firefox - Pop ups

How to block those extra pop ups that get by Firefox sometimes. You are using Firefox, right???

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 

AOL - article

AOL ready to reinvent itself

Two page article about AOL needing to reinvent itself by focusing on a new portal..bla bla bla, nothing really new, but I post anyway

Monday, August 01, 2005 

ESPN Worst Announcer Tourney

For those that watch ESPN as much as I do:

The Road From Bristol:

Our task is simple: to determine, via a time-tested method (the 64-team elimination tournament as seen in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which ESPN used to show in its pre-sucking days) which ESPN broadcasting personality is the most totally loathsome and most deserves to suffer permanent paralysis of the vocal cords.

I love the Regionals:
Duke Blue Devils Regional
Dallas Cowboys Regional
Los Angeles Lakers Regional
New York Yankees Regional

Here's a PDF of the brackets.


Gmaps pedometer

Useful if you run/walk/jog etc and want to know how far you're going.

Gmaps Pedometer.
(Be sure to "Click here if you don't live in Hoboken" )

The Blog

    My blog full of random crap.
    History/Stages of this blog:
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    5. YouTube Lovefest
    6. The Wire Lovefest
    7. Wii Lovefest
    8. Sporadic Posts
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