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January 28, 2005 at 11:24 AM

The main idea of Audioscrobbler is that you use a plug-in with your music player of choice and tracks every song you play in their database. After they have a decent collection of data on you, it determines your neighbors and then you can listen to radio stations pulling from their collections. If you donate monthly (as little or as much as you want), you get extra features such as the ability to listen to... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Web/Tech

eBay phishing scam

January 24, 2005 at 10:19 PM

I just received my first half-decent phishing attempt in an email. I've received several of them from PayPal before but never actually believed any of those for a minute. I don't know why, maybe I just wasn't paying very close attention, but I actually fell for this one at first and had to read it closely before I realized it was a fake. If I had actually read the thing, I would've known right away... Continue reading

Posted in Personal & Web/Tech

Bush's inauguration and Satanic gestures

January 20, 2005 at 04:31 PM

I have absolutely zero interest in all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds events such as the presidential inauguration today. Saying that, it's always nice to see the President of the United States of American throwing up the horns on the front page of several national media outlets websites. Is Texas going to be the first school with two presidential libraries, or is he going to put it at SMU? Update: Holy crap this... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 5 Comments

Lawmaker wants BMI listed on report cards

January 19, 2005 at 02:30 PM

This may be the dumbest idea I've seen in a while, Texas Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte want to put students' body mass index on report cards: Texas school districts would be required to include the body mass index of students as part of their regular report cards under a bill introduced Tuesday by a lawmaker seeking to link healthy minds with healthy bodies. Most parents don't even give a crap about their... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 9 Comments

Grande sucks

January 18, 2005 at 01:28 PM

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but Grande Communications sucks. We've had one difficulty after another with them since moving up here to Dallas in June. We wanted to get Dish Network or DirecTV, but because our balcony doesn't face the right direction we couldn't get either of those. Then we called Comcast in hopes that somehow we could use them instead, but as expected we were told that Grande was our only... Continue reading

Posted in Personal | 13 Comments

Mac mini and iPod Shuffle

January 11, 2005 at 01:21 PM

Apple has officially announced the Mac mini and iPod Shuffle. Both look really cool but I'm much more interested in the Mac mini. The Mac mini has a nice looking form factor, and it's tiny and cheap too. $599 for an 80GB version. Bluetooth and WiFi are options and it only comes with 256MB of RAM. After all the upgrades you're pretty much required to make, you're looking at close to $1000. Not as... Continue reading

Posted in Web/Tech | 7 Comments

Guns and bibles

January 10, 2005 at 09:44 PM

We were just watching Vacation Home Search on the Travel Channel, and they're looking at vacation homes in Branson, Missouri. The realtor is showing the man a bedroom and points out the locking closet. She then utters the following words: You could put your guns or bibles in there. And stuff. Guns and bibles and stuff. In a locking closet. I know Missouri is in the Bible Belt, but is that really the first thing... Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 1 Comments

Review: Collateral

January 08, 2005 at 12:44 PM

Collateral was better than I thought it would be. I had my doubts about whether they could keep the plot going for the entire movie, but they manage to do it pretty well. Fortunately they actually kept the it reasonable that the cab driver didn't just drive off and leave the hitman. Jamie Foxx is the best character in the movie, Tom Cruise is more of an accessory. The main plot revolves around Cruise... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Reviews

Andrea Yates' conviction overturned

January 06, 2005 at 12:13 PM

Andrea Yates' murder conviction was overturned. She drowned three of her children and was chasing the other two around the house in an attempt to kill them too. For some reason the state's expert psychiatric witness thought it would be okay to completely fabricate an episode of Law and Order. Apparently he was dense enough to believe no one would find out. I can't image why he did that, after the shock of what she... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 1 Comments

Top 5 Movies of 2004

January 05, 2005 at 02:45 PM

Everyone else is doing it, so now I'm gonna start listing some of my Top 5's of 2004. Today I'm doing my top 5 movies of last year. I watched a ton of good movies in 2004, but of movies that were actually released during the year two really stood out. The top two stood above everything else. Everything about them was well done and very entertaining, they'll be on my list of all-time favorites.... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment | 4 Comments

Orange Bowl halftime

January 04, 2005 at 09:32 PM

Wow, that was pretty painful. The Orange Bowl halftime show consisted of Kelly Clarkson, Trace Adkins, and Ashlee Simpson. Clarkson was decent aside for one moment when someone in her band decided they should sing louder than she was, it sounded like me singing. Adkins is just a poor man's Toby Keith, which is pretty pathetic. Keith was even at the game because he's a redneck Sooner fan and they couldn't get him. The best... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Sports | 13 Comments

What day is Christmas again?

January 04, 2005 at 01:25 PM

I know I said I wouldn't procrastinate anymore, but now I'm rethinking that goal. After all, according to MSN procrastinators can shop now and the gifts can still arrive in time for Christmas. Damnit, why didn't someone tell me I could have put off all my gift shopping until January. I guess we should commend Microsoft for staying in the holiday spirit instead of being the grinch they normally are. Or maybe someone should... Continue reading

Posted in Humor & Web/Tech