Satellite Items

Okay, just a brief note. I’ve had DirecTV for many years and I still really like it despite some arcane rules on what they can and can’t broadcast to a specific neighborhood*. I still think it’s fantastic and can’t imagine why anyone would ever get cable. Cable sucks. I had cable for years and I […]

I am Sociopath. Lucky me.

I took this online test and my comments are in green. SociopathYou are 85% Rational, 14% Extroverted, 57% Brutal, and 85% Arrogant.I am not sure how I feel about this test, but thank god it’s not necessarily for real. You are the Sociopath! As a result of your cold, calculating rationality, your introversion (and ability […]

Seti@Home Goes Boinc

Hello Everybody! Well, for those who have lost track Seti@Home classic shut down yesterday and is no more. I appreciate those of you who support Seti@Home whether it be with our team or another team. Team CMOT (renamed Team Orkut) is still there on the Classic pages, but no more data is being accepted or […]

Bush, Bullshit, Grammar, Ads, Used Computers, Sina, and Gorillaz

First, we have Matt Deatherage’s blog post about Bush’s service record. Originally CBS was accused of forging the documents. Only, well, they weren’t forged. I don’t want to steal Matt’s blogging efforts, so go here to read it. I am never above a shot at Bush either so here’s a quick (old) joke before I […]

UC Berkeley Makes War On Religious Zealots

This article is so beautiful I want to cry. As a card-carrying, lifetime member of the University of California Berkeley Alumni Association, I may have never been so proud of my school. UC Berkeley has decided that you actually have to meet certain criteria to enter our hallowed institution and some schools seem to object. […]

Chronicles of Narnia: Lion Witch Wardrobe

This is a retro-post. I put this online 24 December 2005 using the date it was originally sent out. First, if you’ve read the book this review will be Spoiler Free. If you haven’t read the book you may want to skip this until you’ve seen the film. Secondly, I last read this book over […]

I have windows — Another Hurricane Wilma Update

I no longer have Glad(R) bags as windows! Yes, it’s true, my home’s windows are now back to being glass. My landscaping is mostly replanted and restored. The only exterior visible damage is the roof, a section of rain gutter, and the freshly planted landscaping. The roof is no longer in the backyard and has […]

Whither Yon NHL Florida Panthers?

It’s time for me to weigh in on two topics. And, I’m going to go out on a limb here by publicly trashing the appropriate people. I made two posts on my Panthers List. I have edited them and am putting them here for the whole world. (It’d be better if comments were posted to […]

Symantec Lets Users Down. Collusion With Sony? Another reason to own a Mac.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Sony’s rootkit CD protection scheme that silently loaded itself onto every PC on which one of its CDs was played and how it recently backfired quite literally. It’s been all over the news, and is, I might add, another reason you shouldn’t be using a Windows based PC. However, […]

Your Printouts Identify You

For details go here: Yes, that’s right. Many color printers print a microscopic identification code which can be traced to you. Next time you send the ransom note, keep it in mind. I’m not sure I like this idea.