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New MT version installed

August 31, 2004 at 09:44 PM

The new version of MovableType (MT 3.1) was released today and I've already gotten it up and running here. Not too much that you guys will see right away here, but it's just the first of many changes that are on their way. A couple of immediate differences: MT-Blacklist v2 is installed. For you that means your comments will appear immediately after you make them. More importantly, for me it means no longer wading through... Continue reading

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My college football picks

August 31, 2004 at 03:43 PM

ESPN.com has some really great fantasy games available including full-fledged fantasy baseball and football games. But some of the best games they have available are some of their smaller free games. One of which is College Pick'em, where every week you pick the winners of ten college football games. Here are my picks for this week (my winners in orange): Away TeamHome TeamVirginiaTempleCaliforniaAir ForceOklahoma StateUCLAMichigan StateRutgersWake ForestClemsonOregon StateLSUTulaneMississippi StateColoradoColorado StateToledoMinnesotaNotre DameBrigham Young... Continue reading

Posted in Games & Sports

iMac G5 revealed

August 31, 2004 at 09:06 AM

Apple has officially unveiled the much anticipated/speculated iMac G5. Pretty unspectacular. A similar styling as the gorgeous (but overpriced) Cinema Displays but white instead of silver. It appears to be very slim considering the power and capabilities, but I still think you're better suited purchasing a nice 17 inch PowerBook if you want portablitly or a Power Mac G5 if you want power. Or you could buy a similarly equipped PC for 2/3rds the price.... Continue reading

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GW and Johnny toss the pigskin around.

August 30, 2004 at 04:47 PM

Regardless of political affiliation, you've got to admit this is pretty funny.... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs & Sports | 1 Comments

MTV crowd boos Kerry daughters

August 30, 2004 at 03:15 PM

I watched a little of the MTV Video Music Awards last night, but unfortunately I missed the best part. John Kerry's daughters came out to till all the twelve year olds watching and in attendance to go out and vote. They got booed loudly and the tall scary looking one actually shushed them like they were children. Go watch the video. The Bush twins apparently were also booed, but you expect that anytime they... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs

My preseason college football rankings

August 27, 2004 at 09:04 PM

The college football season getting underway tomorrow (USC vs Va Tech on ESPN) and the College Gameday Preview Special was on tonight so I am more than fired up about it. I'll have something to do for about 10 hours a day the next sixteen Saturdays. I'm sure Christina is fired up about it as well. (Ha!) In honor of the occasion (and the overhyping of crappy teams like Florida, West Virginia, and Cal), here's... Continue reading

Posted in Sports | 16 Comments

Russian plane crashes explained

August 25, 2004 at 04:30 PM

The explanation from Russian officials... "Terrorism, human error or mechanical mishap could have caused one of Russia's worst air tragedies in which two planes crashed almost simultaneously and killed at least 89 people, officials said on Wednesday." So according to the Russian government, something may have caused the two planes to crash. Or maybe it didn't. They're not really sure. But they're covering all their bases. I think they left out "act of God" and... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs

I fear for our future

August 23, 2004 at 09:24 PM

See I told you people were stupid. You absolutely must read these posts and especially the comments. Read about GMail invites, your Hotmail inbox, and hacking your email accounts. There should really be some sort of application process involved in getting on the web. Maybe a mininum SAT score.... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 2 Comments

Best Buy being sued over "unfair practices"

August 23, 2004 at 08:42 AM

The state of Ohio is suing Best Buy over "a pattern of unfair and deceptive acts and practices." Claiming they don't honor rebates, rebates, and exchange policies, as well as alleging the store sells repackaged items as new. I've pretty much got to call BS on this whole thing. I've probably got more experience dealing with Best Buy than any other man alive (both as a former and employee and all too frequent customer)... Continue reading

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Get a free iPod or TV! Or Xbox 360! Or PS3!

August 21, 2004 at 11:34 AM

Okay so this is the real deal (according to Engadget, who got info on the free flat screens and the scoop on free iPods). All you have to do is sign up for an offer, and then sign up some of your friends and you get your free item. There's even places like GearLive where you can "beat the system" and find other people to sign up with. Several of the offers that you... Continue reading

Posted in Personal & Web/Tech | 9 Comments

The age of AquariAss

August 20, 2004 at 08:51 AM

A couple really cool aquariums that we're on Engadget the last couple weeks. The AquariAss aquarium/toilet is pretty funny (click the link below to see an image of that) but the Moody Aquarium Washbasin pictured at left is actually really cool.... Continue reading

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Olympics website linking policy

August 16, 2004 at 03:33 PM

This is pretty hilarious. Jay Allen (whose MT-Blacklist v2.0 I am patiently desperately waiting for so I can deal with all this damn comment spam) who discovered the 2004 Olympics hilarious linking policy. Some of the funnier tidbits: Your link text must say "ATHENS 2004"Not associate the link with any imageYou must send a request letter (through regular old mail) to let them know that you’re linking, for how long, and why. Now just for... Continue reading

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