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iPhone 3G
2008-06-09 23:09:00
First things first… it comes out July 11th, so all of you calm down. Now, for those who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s all about the new iPhone… iPhone 3G. If anything was missing from the original iPhone release, it was 3G support as opposed to EDGE technology. The simplest way to ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "iPhone 3G", url: " ne-3g/" });
More About: Gadgets , Steve Jobs , Iphone
Hard Drive Failure
2008-06-08 17:40:00
Well, the Dell Vostro 1500 I got in late April had something go wrong with the hard drive on Wednesday, and it is completely fraked. I went home on Wednesday afternoon to do some work, turned it on and was greeted by a blue screen of death. After several attempts, I couldn’t even get it ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Hard Drive Failure ", url: " -drive-failure/" });
More About: Computers , Hard Drive
U2 Manager Likens ISPs To Shoplifters
2008-06-07 20:25:00
Paul McGuinness, the long time manager of the super group U2, is up to his antics again. Back in January of this year, Mr. McGuiness made an infamous speech about how all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should institute a three strike policy for people caught engaging in music piracy on the Internet. As I said ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "U2 Manager Likens ISPs To Shoplifters ", url: " anager-likens-isps-to-shoplifters/" });
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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
2008-06-06 18:42:00
Yes folks, I’ve been trying to fight the urge, but it’s that time again. That magical time where Michael Bay makes another movie where it looks like he threw a bunch of ideas in a blender, hit “mince” and then put the results on celluloid for all of us to “oooh” and “awww” at. It’s ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen ", url: " sformers-2-revenge-of-the-fallen/" });
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My First Solo Podcast
2008-06-05 08:31:00
I can finally talk about this since it has been published, but I am now one of the hosts of the “Mashable Conversations” podcast. My first audio episode is an interview with the lead singer of Dredg, Gavin Hayes, about the new microblogging service, Blip. Blip allows you to share what you’re listening to in ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "My First Solo Podcast ", url: " irst-solo-podcast/" });
More About: Writing , Work
Buffy Season 8, Issue 15
2008-06-04 19:04:00
***MAJOR SPOILERS*** Characters Seen: Andrew Buffy Dawn Willow Xander We pick up right where we left off, with Renee dangling from the end of the scythe. We then cut to her perspective as everything slowly goes all white. She’s screaming inside her own head, wondering where her voice went, watching as Xander races towards her. As he gets to her, she’s ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Buffy Season 8, Issue 15", url: " y-season-8-issue-15/" });
More About: Review , Comic Books , Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jim Davis Calls Garfield Minus Garfield ?Fascinating?
2008-06-03 23:42:00
When I first wrote about Garfield Minus Garfield, I thought for sure that the strip’s original creator, Jim Davis , would eventually shut the strip that removes his beloved cat down. Sure, it?s silly on some levels, and you wonder how long this can last before Jim Davis, the creator of the comic strip, tries to shut ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Jim Davis Calls Garfield Minus Garfield “Fascinating”", url: " davis-garfield-minus-garfield/" });
Bo Diddley
2008-06-03 05:16:00
Bo Diddley was one of those musicians that most people would see him and go, “Oh yeah, that guy with the square guitar.” Then they would just move on. Sometimes, and even worse, they remember him for that “You Don’t Know Bo” TV commercial with Bo Jackson. Without Bo, rock n’ roll wouldn’t have moved forward like it did. Bands like the Rolling Stones may not have happened, and his influence is still heard in guitar riffs all over the musical spectrum. His guitar playing was always a mixture of pulse-pounding riffs mixed with a sense that at any moment they might spin wildly out of control, losing all semblance of planned music. His playing always seemed to leave you with a sense of wanting to say, “Whew! We made it out alive!” In short, he was one of the greats, and it’s a sad day for music that he’s gone. Hopefully history will remember him well for his contributions to the musical sounds we enjoy today. ShareThis
Metallica Backpeddles Their Way To Relevancy
2008-06-01 08:50:00
In 2000, Metallica founder Lars Ulrich was one of the biggest names and faces associated with fighting the file-sharing site Napster. I can vividly remember Lars wheeling a cart load of documents (for obvious photographic effect) up to the doors of Napster, proving who had shared his band’s music through the music site. He then ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Metallica Backpeddles Their Way To Relevancy", url: " llica-backpeddles-their-way-to-relevancy/ " });
Apple Fans Begin To Worry Me
2008-05-31 09:02:00
The other day I talked about how Apple fans were obsessing over some info on cargo containers. I thought, “Okay, one off oddity, whatever.” Yeah… I was wrong. Two more stories have popped up since then that make me wonder how you can obsess this much over a company and its products. On May 29th they were ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Apple Fans Begin To Worry Me", url: " e-fans-begin-to-worry-me/" });
2008-05-30 08:18:00
I have never purchased from Ikea before, but after several mentions on collectibles sites, I decided to give their Detolf display cases a go. I’ve been needing something to display my collectible statues in, and these really seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. $60 for a four-sided glass display? ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Ikea", url: " /" });
Rachael Ray And The Scarf
2008-05-29 20:16:00
As long time readers of my blog will attest, I despise Rachael Ray. I have even likened her to “Satan’s evil servant“, she annoys me just that much. However, and this may cause the Earth to be torn asunder… I think this criticism of her is just ludicrous. In a recent online ad ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Rachael Ray And The Scarf", url: " ael-ray-and-the-scarf/" });
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Someone Wake Me When The 1980s End Again
2008-05-29 08:41:00
Apparently the studios in Hollywood have suddenly realized the 1980’s were twenty years ago, and it’s time to remake every movie under the sun. The latest reports I’m hearing have us seeing remakes of the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, 1984 invasion thriller Red Dawn and the original Highlander movie from 1986. Why? None of these ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Someone Wake Me When The 1980s End Again", url: " one-wake-me-when-the-1980s-end-again/" });
More About: Movies
19 Minutes
2008-05-28 09:10:00
When I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, there was something that actually bothered me more than the movie: The wait time for it to start. I have not been to the movies since last July, when I had the misfortune of seeing Transformers, and I was unaware that my ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "19 Minutes ", url: " inutes/" });
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review
2008-05-27 19:32:00
After much personal debate, I made it out to the theater to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The debate was based on the fact I loved the first three movies, and I really didn’t want to see a stinker of a film taint my love of the series as a ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review ", url: " ana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal- skull-review/" });
Apple Fans With Too Much Time On Their Hands
2008-05-26 08:38:00
You know, I love my iPods, and it is true I have watched each announcement with great interest, but there is a point where you want to tell people to just get a grip. While cruising my RSS feeds today, I stumbled across this post on 9to5Mac that just made me want to run out ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Apple Fans With Too Much Time On Their Hands ", url: " e-fans-with-too-much-time-on-their-hands/ " });
Border Guards May Get Right To Seize Electronics
2008-05-26 01:23:00
You know, I was just thinking, “Hey, self, you know that border guards have way too much free time on their hands! They need something to do that will impossibly clog up people crossing the border into some countries in anything even remotely resembling a reasonable time!” Oh… thank you, G8! The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Border Guards May Get Right To Seize Electronics ", url: " er-guards-may-get-right-to-seize-electron ics/" });
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Ageism Is Getting Rampant
2008-05-25 04:42:00
Just the other day I spoke about how a social network, Faceparty, had decided it was best to delete people over 36-years-old because they may be sex offenders. Well, this made me think of another situation I have been running into a lot more lately: ageism in video games. I have spoken before about some of ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Ageism Is Getting Rampant", url: " sm-is-getting-rampant/" });
More About: Video Games , Xbox
Millennium Falcon
2008-05-23 10:10:00
I’ve waited 30 years for a better Millennium Falcon toy. The picture to the right shows what’ I’ve been waiting for. See, the one they released in 1978 was “okay”, but it always seemed lacking. It was stubby looking, the guns on top didn’t sit right, it had no bottom guns… that really bothered ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Millennium Falcon ", url: " ennium-falcon/" });
All Sex Offenders Are Over 36
2008-05-22 23:11:00
Ever heard of Faceparty? I know I haven’t and I even work for the largest blog in the world for social networking, and recent news about how they are battling sexual predators is the first I’ve ever heard of them. Melissa Gira Grant of Valleywag, the gossip rag of the Web 2.0 crowd, wrote this ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "All Sex Offenders Are Over 36", url: " party-deletes-members-over-36/" });
Insomnia Cookies
2008-05-21 20:56:00
The other night I was watching the ABC 7 New York News, and heard about a business I had no clue existed, Insomnia Cookies . The premise is simple in that you can have cookies delivered until late at night (general cut-off is 12:00 AM to 2:30 AM, depending on location), satisfying those late night cravings. ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Insomnia Cookies", url: " mnia-cookies/" });
Family Sues Companies Over Baseball Accident
2008-05-21 05:14:00
Let me just say up front, I feel horrible for child in this story. My opinions are no reflection on him, or the condition he has been left in. It is tragic, but that does not excuse yet another example of the over litigious nature of the United States. In 2006, 12-year-old Steven Domalewski ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Family Sues Companies Over Baseball Accident ", url: " ly-sues-companies-over-baseball-accident/ " });
Dish Network HD Receiver Adding Sling Technology
2008-05-19 23:05:00
I don’t like jumping all over stories Engadget carries, but this one is fairly exciting to me. I’ve mentioned Sling Media products in passing on this blog, but never in depth. So, what is it? Essentially it is a “place shifting” device that allows you to hook up a piece of hardware to your Internet connection, ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Dish Network HD Receiver Adding Sling Technology ", url: " -network-hd-receiver-adding-sling-technol ogy/" });
Soap Opera Geogrpahy
2008-05-19 02:10:00
As I have admitted before, I watch All My Children. Laugh if you must, I own up to it. And not long ago, I also added watching The Young and the Restless. It is actually better than AMC, but I’ve been watching that one so long, I doubt I could stop if ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Soap Opera Geogrpahy", url: " -opera-geogrpahy/" });
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M. Night Shyamalan
2008-05-17 09:27:00
If you’re a fan of M. Night Shyamalan, you might as well walk away now. M. Night Shamalangadingdong, as I like to call him, has made exactly one movie that I halfway like, Unbreakable, I find the rest of his productions unwatchable, over wrought train wrecks of ego over substance. I have talked about him ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "M. Night Shyamalan ", url: " ght-shyamalan/" });
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Fox 2008/2009 Schedule
2008-05-17 00:52:00
Fox is bringing only two new shows to the schedule for the fall season. MONDAY 8:00 pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 9:00 pm Prison Break TUESDAY 8:00 pm House 9:00 pm Fringe WEDNESDAY 8:00 pm Bones 9:00 pm ‘Til Death 9:30 pm Do Not Disturb THURSDAY 8:00 pm The Moment Of Truth 9:00 pm Kitchen Nightmares FRIDAY 8:00 pm Are You Smarter Than A 5th grader? 9:00 pm Don’t Forget ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Fox 2008 /2009 Schedule ", url: " 20082009-schedule/" });
How I Did With Last Year’s TV Predictions
2008-05-15 20:49:00
Since there are no upfront presentations today, I thought I’d score myself on how I called last season’s predictions. ABC Samantha Who? (formerly “Sam I Am”) Sean’s take: Sam I Am stars Christina Applegate… anyone remember “Jesse”? Yeah… exactly my point. In sandwiching this between Dancing With The Stars and The Bachelor makes NO sense. And could someone tell me how The Bachelor keeps finding this many desperate women? It survived, and actually got decent reviews and ratings. Caveman and Carpoolers Sean’s take: No one, NO ONE, is upbeat about Caveman. I have no clue how it even made the schedule. And Carpoolers? A sitcom set… in a car… yeah, okay. Both flopped. Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money Sean’s take: All three sound like crap basically. I don’t like Grey’s Anatomy, so Private Practice holds no interest for me. Dirty Sexy Money is just a silly name, and Pushing Daisies… look, it’s Dark Angel season 2! Private...
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CBS 2008/2009 Schedule
2008-05-14 20:36:00
CBS has announced their lineup for the fall season. Look… more shows from England! New shows are in bold. MONDAY 8:00 pm The Big Bang Theory 8:30 pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00 pm Two And A Half Men 9:30 pm Worst Week 10:00 pm CSI: Miami TUESDAY 8:00 pm NCIS 9:00 pm The Mentalist 10:00 pm Without A Trace WEDNESDAY 8:00 pm The ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "CBS 2008 /2009 Schedule ", url: " 20082009-schedule/" });
The CW 2008/2009 Schedule
2008-05-14 19:56:00
I don’t actually watch anything on The CW currently, but since people actually seem to be enjoying these announcements, why not throw them in. New shows are in bold. MONDAY 8:00 pm: Gossip Girl 9:00 pm: One Tree Hill TUESDAY 8:00 pm: 90210 9:00 pm: Surviving The Filthy Rich WEDNESDAY 8:00 pm: America’s Next Top Model 9:00 pm: Stylista THURSDAY 8:00 pm: Smallville 9:00 pm: Supernatural FRIDAY 8:00 ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "The CW 2008 /2009 Schedule ", url: " cw-20082009-schedule/" });
ABC 2008/2009 Schedule
2008-05-13 22:48:00
ABC is back with their upfront presentation for the 2008 /2009 television season, and they didn’t change a whole lot of anything. New shows are in bold. MONDAY 8:00 pm: “Dancing with the Stars” 9:30 pm: “Samantha Who?” 10:00 pm: “Boston Legal” TUESDAY 8:00 pm: “Opportunity Knocks” 9:00 pm: “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” 10:00 pm: “Eli Stone” WEDNESDAY 8:00 pm: “Pushing ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "ABC 2008/2009 Schedule ", url: " 20082009-schedule/" });
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