Marc and I went to the Star Wars Celebration IV at the Los Angeles Convention Center tonight, but we left early because of a stupid bomb scare during the Celebration Opening event at 7:00 pm. Some stupid, fat, pimply 40-year old dressed up in Star Wars regalia probably screamed out some quote from the movie … Continue reading Bomb Scare at Star Wars Celebration IV
The rumors and articles predicting a Palm buyout have only intensified in recent days. What I don’t understand is why any company would consider purchasing Palm. Don’t they already know that it’s been dead for the past five years? Sure, Palm is still enjoying record sales. In the last fiscal year ending in June 2006, … Continue reading Palm Is Already Dead
Looks like Chinese food is in the crosshairs for restaurant foods that are unhealthy. The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report declaring the typical Chinese menu is loaded with calories, saturated fats and sodium. A few weeks ago, another study targeted chain restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday and The Border as … Continue reading Eating Out Every Day Can Be Unhealthy
If you’ve been following the Ted Haggard scandal, you’ve got to read this article, published in May, 2005, in Harper’s Magazine. Soldiers of Christ has some of the most delicious and prescient ironies on Haggard that I’ve encountered while following this story. His true beliefs and desires were sitting right under everyone’s noses and in … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines
This is not what I wanted to hear when I heard that one rider tested positive during the Tour de France last week. Floyd Landis tested a positive A sample following the 17th stage, when he single-handlely decimated the peloton and rode himself back into contention. I’m still siding with Floyd on this one, and … Continue reading WTF? Landis Positive A Test
What an amazing Tour de France this year! This was easily the most exciting race since 1989 and 2003, with the race changing leads a record-tying eleven times. Landis truly deserves this race after proving to everyone that it’s not over till it’s over. I watched Stages 16 and 17 live, and like all those … Continue reading Chapeau Landis!
Something extraordinary happened this evening. I apparently lost photos on my camera! I hadn’t transferred the contents of my 4GB Hitachi MicroDrive from my EOS 1D Mark II since Saturday evening. I attended Amy and Jeremy’s wedding on Saturday and Sunday and took several memorable photos. Over the past three days, I’ve done some light … Continue reading Photo Loss!
I was doing a Technorati search on Sharpcast, and I came across several sites that look like blogs but whose content is decidely spam-like. It’s clear from reading the entries on the site there’s no real person behind the curtain. This looks a lot like the WordPress search engine spam issue of a year ago. … Continue reading Search Engine Spam
I have noticed that certain operations on my Quad PowerMac with Aperture 1.1 seem slower than they did with Aperture 1.0 or 1.0.1. I think I’ve found the culprit, the Nvida GeForce 6600 video card. I’ve found several threads on Apple’s discussion forums: Thread #1 Thread #2 Thread #3 Thread #4 Apparently, Aperture performance is … Continue reading Aperture and 6600 video card
This is a not the role model for effective leadership. More analysis of Michael Brown’s abilities.