March 2006 Archives

No Rest For The Link-Weary

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On top of running out of hard drive space on the laptop, there's always the issue of more and more links. This crazy internet just keeps growing!

Here's a 7 page and growing thread on the official Lost forums about their grammar mistake in the most recent episode. The subtitles for the Korean language said "You're husband...", and thousands of grammar police (including myself) cried in agony.

FolderShare - a new "Live" service under the umbrella of Microsoft. Send files between PC's. Allows synchronization of folders between computers.

Available till March 31st, this t-shirt is great for fans of Battlestar Galactica. If you haven't watched it, this won't make any sense.

This VG Cats comic strip cracks me up. (Warning: Contains clowns. But it's hilarious.)

You know what would be a great song for people to put on their blogs? That song that played every time Doogie Howser sat down to type in his DOS-based journal. What a genius...years ahead of the blogging age!

Why Windows Vista Won't Suck.
Why Windows Vista Will Suck.

I recently picked up a new computer magazine from the local Barnes & Noble. I had to get it as soon as I saw an artist in there by the name of Steve Holt. Fans of Arrested Development will get it.

A Wealth Of Information

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The internet is so vast...yet I've heard it referred to as a lake a thousand miles wide, but only 2 inches deep. But it can be one hilarious lake!

Will Ferrell's Apple "Switch" ad, with Parfait

Will Ferrell's Santa "Switch" ad

Will Ferrell's iPod "Switch" ad

Heck, here's just a ton of Will Ferrell antics.

The Daily Show's story soon after VP Cheney shot his friend during a hunting outing.

From Left Field

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Sometimes kids at the school say the craziest stuff. Must have been a Kindergartener or a 1st grader in the library the other day, and this is the conversation I hear as I'm working on a computer.

Kid: Who's that guy?
Librarian: He's the computer technician, he keeps the computers running.
Kid: But why does he have a beard?

I am not kidding, that was the line of questioning. The librarian went on saying something about how that's my choice, and the kid went on to talk about how some people wear fake beards and wigs, and one time he had a fake mustache.

This is the kind of stuff you wouldn't hear at a regular office job.

An Icon Wasteland

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You know it's bad when your entire desktop is covered in icons. Entire. Desktop. I can tell they're even going off the screen. Some magical application needs to come out that takes care of this kind of stuff. I end up with all these links for "later", but I never seem to get back to them. I end up with a billion* tabs and countless** icons on my desktop and no way to sort them. So let's take a look at a few.

All you need for a "Web 2.0" website!

is offering Ground Control for free - a classic RTS.

This looks like a cool class that's part of MIT's OpenCourseWare - free classes for everyone with access. You don't get credits, but it's free education (if you can understand it on your own).

Got a bunch of spare time and car batteries lying around? Make your own UPS!

If you're thinking about switching to VOIP (Voice Over IP), try out this site to check out how well your connection will handle it.

Microsoft's repackaged the idea of Tablet PC in a new form factor that they code-named Origami. It's still running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, but it's smaller. Origami just sounds better than "Ultra-Mobile PC". I think this could be the start of a new PC market, but that's just what Microsoft is hoping for. There will have to be a large move forward with battery life in these devices for them to be feasible at all, though. 2-3 hours will not cut it, especially if we're still going to have to wait for these machines to boot like a regular laptop. People are used to carrying around their cell phones all day and having them work - these machines will have to step up to that level of battery life for them to be accepted. I could see them becoming like the core piece of a system though. Imagine, all my links could move with me in one of these core pc's, and follow me to each workstation.

Here's a huge Lost - related website, with lots of spoilers, screencaps, and rabid theorizing.

Television Without Pity has some pretty hilarious recaps of episodes of 24, along with lots of other shows. Highlights include calling Computer-guy Edgar "Lispy-Skip". Poor Edgar.

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