January 9, 2007
From time to time I will share some computer/technology related items that I think will be of interest to more than just me. I’ll do my best to keep it to the important stuff that normal people might care about.
Today Apple announced some major new products including the iPhone and Apple TV. Here is my quick overview of what was announced.
January 9, 2007
5) Lucky Boys Confusion – Free concert at school. Ouside, they played at 2pm. It was pouring. I think there were 25 people watching them, 3 of which knew the songs. It was awesome.
4) Oasis – Because it was my first, maybe 1998. Cornershop opened. You might remember Cornershop from their song Brim Full of Asha. Apparently that was their only English song. I swear one of their songs went on for 45 minutes. Oasis put on a great show and they were my favorite band at the time.
3) Fall Out Boy – I first saw them Fall of 2003. They were the first of 4 bands, Rufio being the headliner. It was on a Sunday and the place was half empty.
2) Good Charlotte – This was free at school. The room was not made for concerts. The place was packed and everyone was going nuts. This was my Freshman Year, 2001. Way before Good Charlotte was too popular and too not good anymore.
1) Blink 182/Green Day – Wound up in the 2nd row behind the pit for Green Day. This was before American Idiot. They played all of their hits. Sadly, Blink 182 followed them. I love Blink but they should not follow Green Day.
January 7, 2007
January 6, 2007
The most popular gift in the house this year was a handheld version of Deal or No Deal. Everyone has been playing it: the family, the relatives, any friends or visitors, I think I even saw the dogs playing it. One person hasn’t touched it: Me. What’s the point?
The game itself on TV is pointless, I’ll admit to watching an episode or two. It has that reality show appeal that if you watch a few minutes you need to follow through to the end. There is an element of drama, however there is no skill. It’s pure luck.
So who would want to play the home game where there isn’t anything at stake? Why would you ever take the Bankers offer? Just play to the end to see what was in the case you selected. Better yet, save yourself the time of having to open all the other cases. Write all the possible amounts on paper, put them in a hat, and pick one. Not only is it much quicker, you didn’t have to buy the game or even leave the house.
January 2, 2007
5. Cheap Alcohol – I could get a couple of pitchers of beer during a happy hour in college for what I am paying now for a draught.
4. Not having to pay so many bills – Kind of obvious, but from paying back school loans to paying off credit cards, it can be quite the pain.
3. Not worrying about being mature 70% of the time – It was always nice knowing you didn’t have to act like an adult yet.
2. Free Stuff – Seriously, think about all the free stuff you got living under your parents roof, and then all the free food and flair you would get in college. Nothing beats that.
1. Not having to wake up early to goÂ to work/schoolÂ 5 days a week – As much as it doesnt bother me to get up early, I still liked when you could not have an early class or had the opportunity to skip class. You can’t do that with work really.
December 28, 2006
11 Trippy Questions
These are a blast. If you can remember these you can make people feel really stupid. Of course you don’t want to tell them how stupid you felt the first time you read these.
The Unanswered Questions from Slate
Some good questions, most of which do not have an answer, which makes them all the more fun.
Do blind people dream?
A great great question.
Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena
Don’t have headache yet today? There are 67 illusions here, that should do the trick.
Saying Yes to Mess
Messy people are smarter. I already knew this, but here’s some extra proof.
December 25, 2006
5. Super Mario Brothers – Please don’t let the movie tarnish the reputation of this game.
4. Grand Theft Auto 3
3. Legend of Zelda
2. NHL 94 – Solid game every year, but 94 was the last year with blood after fights.
1. Halo – Words cannot do this game justice. Nothing is more fulfilling than beating the game on Legendary. Many hours of my college life were spent on this game.
December 20, 2006
This is random, but I gotta post a question to you guys: I have four friends that are always late.Â Its at the point where I can just count on them being late. I’m not talking about 5 minutes either, I mean 20-30 minutes +. I often find myself telling them earlier meeting times just so that they arrive on time. haha My question to you guys is: if late people KNOW they’re always late, why are they still late?Â Did that make sense?
I’m just wondering why they don’t keep in mind that they are always late and thus, start getting ready earlier? Don’t they care that they keep people waiting? What do you guys think? Any comments? Questions? Concerns? haha
December 19, 2006
5.Â Getting Coffee – Sometimes, if you’reÂ really bored, you can just get up and walk really slowly to the coffee maker.Â This can shave a good 5 to 10 minutes off the clock.Â Carrying papers with you makes you look more official.
4.Â Reading the News – CNN is always a nice diversion, and ifÂ you get caught,Â you can Â just say you’re keeping up with current events.
3.Â Staring straight ahead – If you work at it, you canÂ actually trainÂ yourself to shut off your brain and stare at a spreadsheet for long periods of time.Â Hours can disappear like seconds.
2.Â The Daily Email – chatting it up with friends makes the day more bearable.
1.Â Bathroom trips – Nothing is more satisfying than dropping a deuce on the company dime!
December 17, 2006
December 14, 2006
If I worked in an office that had a radio station playing all day, I think I’d want that station to be XPN – UPenn’s ‘Listener Supported’ Station, all sorts of music I’ve never heard. The summer I worked at Weight Watchers they had B101 on all the time. I swear the same songs were played in the same order everyday. For those non-Philly people B101 is adult contemporary. When I went back for Winter Break that year they had switched to Oldies 98, which was awesome.
It scares me to think that people who think they like Fall Out Boy have never listened to Take This To Your Grave. I have timing. Its always good or bad, usually bad. I’ve never had average timing. I think I could go for some average timing or no timing at all.
Off the Books
If I were a reader and didn’t already have a stack of books I want to â€¨read this would certainly be on the list.
Every morning I start my day at work with a Snack Pack, usually its banana. Recently the tops to the pudding have not been coming off smoothly. I seem to have hit a bad batch. Nearly every day it tears or doesn’t even open. I have to resort to using a spoon and potentially getting banana pudding all over everything. This is quite disappointing after so many months of reliable pudding tops.
What happend to ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs? They came out of no where one year and every single house had one, even ones that didn’t celebrate Christmas. They disappeared as quickly as they came.
The biggest draw back to having my own morning radio show would be having to do meet and greets with fans. I’m sure I’d love the fans but I think I’d get really tired of saying hi and shaking hands. I’d even get tired of everyone telling me how great I am. I mean I’m already tired of that and I don’t even have a radio show.