Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Opera (Browser) 10th Birthday - Download Free Ad-Free Version Today Only

From Download.com, (and for one day only, valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT)).

Simply e-mail registerme@opera.com to obtain a registration code

Normally $39USD ??

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

VMA's suck...but at least MTV did one thing right

Dear MTV,

Thank you for your craptacular program known as the Video Music Awards. If it wasn't for the Beavis and Butt-head cameo (Beavis mentioning the word "fire" was a nice touch), there would be nothing redeeming about tonight's show. Yes, I am aware that the show is not over yet. However, I feel that Diddy's (I guess he has a problem with the initial of "P" now) monologue which featured a few words that are no stranger to George Carlin, was uninspired and unoriginal. I feel bad for Mr. Carlin, at least his "7 Words" bit was funny and done with far more integrity.

Note to MTV Execs: Try going back to your old tradition of hiring a decent comedian and getting some acts that won't bore me to tears. I hope that I am not the only person out there wishing that there would be a resurgence of 80's bands, metal, grunge, and old skool rap. Call it "Classic MTV" if you will, but I bet the ratings would dwarf the current Post Crappy Carson MTV. One other thing...No More wannabe punk "Headbanger's Ball!" If Riki Rachtman isn't hosting, then there is no show! I mean, would you want P.(layedout) Diddy to host a new "reinvented" version of "Yo! MTV Raps!"??? I think not.

Oh heck with it...I'm going on further. Jessica Simpson. What the hell were you wearing? Somehow, I don't think that's going to be an outfit to be emulated by Barbie. Thanks for blowing it for me. It took the jaws of life to convince my wife that the show wouldn't suck this year and now I have to turn the show off. Man, I thought my hair was woofin'. It's a sad day when your kid sister dresses better than you. First stop MTV, next stop WT.

Baby News!!!

We will know the gender of our baby in three Saturdays (September 17, 2005)...Stay tuned!!! Eventually, I'll shamelessly post our baby's amazon registry on here. Thanks for caring!

Meredith's First Audio Post

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Project: Duck Hunt Sniper Rifle

Straight from G4TV: They Built the World's Only Duck Hunt Sniper Rifle!

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Duck Hunt + Doom = Duck Doom - Shoot 'em down DOOM style

Weird, stupid and pointless. I love it! Download the FULL GAME at this link.

"An overhaul upgrade to the original Duck Hunt, featuring new difficulty levels, graphics effects, remixed music & enhanced sound, the BFG-9000, and more!"

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Bender PC

Oh you know you want one too!!

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My job

YAY! I'm going back to my old job location (which is much closer to where I live). I am a Help Desk Analyst Contractor (in case you care).

mobitv comes to Treo 650 and it RULES!!!

I just received an email with a .prc file attachment from MobiTV to try a beta version of the application on my Treo 650. I don't want to sound like an endorsement, but I think that watching cnet TV on my cell phone is pretty cool. The above link is what I used to get a copy, but I don't know if they are allowing additional beta testers.

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Google Talk Launched

I am posting this just few minutes after Google launched Google Talk. Above is the screenshot of webpage I got when I entered http://talk.google.com.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sonny

Happiness is a...Oh wait...Can't say that now, can I?

Meredith & Sonny



You may need to tilt your head a bit...but this is a photo of my lovely wife, Meredith and our boy, Sonny. Aren't these test posts fun?

Me

Aren't cell phone cameras grand? I bet this is exactly the kind of exciting content that Google was hoping for when I decided to grace the world with this overly informative blaahhhoooggg.

mobitv comes to Treo 650 and it RULES!!!

I just received an email with a .prc file attachment from MobiTV to try a beta version of the application on my Treo 650. I don't want to sound like an endorsement, but I think that watching cnet TV on my cell phone is pretty cool. The above link is what I used to get a copy, but I don't know if they are allowing additional beta testers.

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A Meview of Red Eye

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Just when the airline industry thought that they did not have to cross off any future movies as potential in-flight screeners, this film comes along. Question for Cillian Murphy: What's it like to be Dennis Hopper at age 29? BTW, how does someone pronouce Cillian anyway?

A Meview of 40 Year Old Virgin

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Wow! A movie about what half of the bloggers in this nation aspire to be when they grow up. If I feel ambitious, maybe I'll write more later.

A Meview of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

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Sorry for the brief post. Allow me to translate what was on my mind at that given moment. The whole "we should give up freedom of speech" rant was the result of me being exhausted at that hour. The thing is, I'm starting to think that maybe the so-called evil producers and film studios may be in the right when they want to start taking more control over the production of future sequels. I mean, do we really want additional Matrix movies? Star Wars Episode 47, Anyone? So, why continue the Deuce Bigalow saga? Can you see it now? In about 15 years, can we expect a new generation of Deuce Bigalow? Deuce's offspring goes backpacking in Amsterdam, you know...because he has to find himself...and then all the hilarity ensues when he discovers that his true calling...is...wait for it...you know it's coming...A GIGOLO!!! But until that happens, we need to pad the ol' Bigalow franchise with other unnecessary sequels. I mean, we can have gigolos in space! Even Underwater Gigolos (mermgolos)! After all, we learn in this film that there is already a Gigolo Union...so why should the buck stop there? Man, and to think that there aren't any additional better things that billion dollar companies could do with $22 million. Note to Sony, next time you get a bright idea (ie. Deuce Bigalow 3: Gigolo Bugaloo), why not take the cash that you know that you would have lost on some bad idea like that and put it towards something that would be a better looking "hit" to your revenue. Case in point, lower the price of the PSP to something lower than a compact car payment. Think about it: If you lower the price; more people buy the hardware. You take a slight loss on each product sold, but then make it all back in the $$ that you collect from software developers through licensing. This way, everybody wins. Gamers and techie junkies can get a decent product for a reasonable price. Then, you guys make money from software and hardware peripherals. And best of all...Rob Schneider can avoid making his head hurt again because he will not have to develop a spy espionage thriller starring America's favorite gigalo. Whadda ya say guys? Note to Disney: Very wise decision, Mickey. Just don't finance Princess Diaries 9, and you'll stay on my "Good List." Do we have a deal?

Monday, August 22, 2005

Leo Spills The Beans - Call For Help Back in U.S. 08-29!!!

This morning on KFI640's Bill Handel show, Leo said his "little Australian TV show" will be back on in the U.S. starting Monday, August 29. The link goes to Leo's new omnibus podcast "Radio Leo" that's a single feed to download the Leo's various podcasts and radio appearances from the last 7 days.

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Muppets Statler and Waldorf are now reviewing films at Movies.com

Seems like Disney's corporate synergy with "The Muppets" and "Movies.com" sounds like fun. Instead of attacking Fozzie Bear, those famous hecklers from "The Muppet Show" are now taking their pot shots against Hollywood. Each week, they will be reviewing the newest box office releases.

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Pentium II computers to be given away for free in Bucks County, PA

I've got a story in regards to a location that is much closer to me. The Centennial School district is giving away IBM Pentium II Computers which includes includes monitor, keyboard, and cables on August 1 and 2, at the Centennial Bus Garage in Warminster, PA.

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Audio Test

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New Version Coming Out.

I figure it's about time I dust off the old PC and get my site up and running the right way. New and improved pointless observations are on the way.