On getting a new job, I hope he likes it awhole lot more than his previous job.
On getting a new job, I hope he likes it awhole lot more than his previous job.
Some people have told me that all my Mac stuff can get a little 'annoying.'
At the risk of being a little annoying, I invite all my Wintel friends to read this.
Imagine, a computer that just works!
Everyone else, not so much: Separated at Birth: Database Icons and Redwood Shores
This Land sums up the election in a small flash movie.
Get the kids, grab a cold one, and settle back from some political satire.
Found via carpeaqua
Yep, that'll do it.
For those of you not in the know, "Tiger" is Apple's code word for the next release of OS X (the boring people call it 10.4). carpeaqua was at this year's WWDC and, along with the rest of the attendees, recieved a copy of the current build of 10.4.
Here is his Tiger Top 10.
Check out this awesome movie. It is unbelievable.
On a side note, I want this. Doc Ock in Lego form? Am I in heaven?
A The New York Times >great article about how they keep the clocks in Grand Central in sync (or at least try to).
I often say that Microsoft has Oracle beat by a mile in terms of the tools that ship with their database.
SQLpal is a free, that's right free, alternative to SQL*Plus. I am going to download it tomorrow.
Found via Mark Rittman.
The iTunes Music store from Apple is celebrating their 70% worldwide market share of legal downloads by having a contest to count down to the 100 millionth song with some great prizes like iPods, Powerbooks 10,000 free songs, etc. You’re automatically entered when you buy a song from iTunes, but we’re going to show you how to enter for free in this week’s How-To.
I have no idea what the heck the point of this flash movie is, but I like it.
That's right folks; I ventured out into the cruel, cruel world yesterday and saw the Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, and Guster concert at the Festival Pier of Penn's Landing.
Now, while this may sound like fun this concert was more than just a concert. It was, in fact, the first Blankbaby/Good Grief! summit. Many items of import were discussed and several actionable items were agreed upon (by at least one of those attending). Among them:
- Rufus Wainwright is a little too whiney for his own good
- Proper Punctuation is important
- Mangled Pretzels = Crushing Christ
- Water is preferable to Diet Pepsi or Coke
- Musicians making political statements at their shows just isn't appreciated
As you can see the ramifications of this meeting will be felt worldwide.
Anyway, the concert was good. Guster and Ben Folds were both very good and rocked out. Rufus was the weakest of the three, however I am not a Rufus fan. Becky did agree though, and she likes the Rufus, or at least she did a few albums ago.
I had a good time, and I am glad Becky wanted to go with me, because otherwise I would have missed out on seeing such a great concert. Plus, I got to meet the voice behind Good Grief!, and who wouldn't want that? Luckily for me I didn't turn my collar up and wear my ultra skinny tie.
This meeting is all about AppleScript Studio, something which I am interested in exploring.
Look what I just got in the mail today from Elisa! Now I just need to figure out where I am going to stick it. I do believe somewhere in my office, but I am not sure.
Ahh Homestar, is there nothing you can't do?
Is it just me, or do the two pictures on ActiveWords main site look like they were take in 1986? I expect to see an ALF poster in the background and I image that 'Broken Wings' by Mr. Mister is being played over the office PA.
But it could just be me.
AppleInsider posts about Mac OS X 10.4's Mail 2.0. I am particularly looking forward to the Mailbox bar. It may seem like a little thing, but I spend most of my time on a Powerbook, and if I don't need to have that drawer open that is a good thing in my book.
I had some Pepsi Edge the other day, and I must say it has all the after taste of diet soda and half to taste of normal Pepsi. Not quite as horrid as Pepsi Kona (the great taste of Pepsi, the the bitter after taste of coffee!), but overall it pales in comparison to Pepsi.
Working Smart presents Eight Things You Can Do in a Meeting with a TabletPC.
Most of the things are fairly mundane, and can be accomplished using a good old laptop, but hey whatever tool works for you. I must admit that I have been thinking about Tablet PC's for awhile, but I can't afford to spend any of my budget on something I know little to nothing about, and something that may crash and burn in my office environment.
Anyway, the most interesting thing about the Eight Things you can do post is that Michael Hyatt spends 30 hours a week in meetings! That is way too long.
I will quote Blankbaby's Law: 'The amount of work accomplished in a meeting is inversely proportional to the length of said meeting.' Live it, learn it, quote it.
Chances are if you have known me for more than, oh 2 hours, you know my favorite band in the world is They Might Be Giants. Not only are they scarily talented, they have been in for forefront of using the internet to distribute their music and widen their fan base. In fact, they have just opened their own music download service.
Why am do I mention TMBG? Well, I have decided that I will continue with the 'Summer of Scott' that I had planned earlier this year, but scale it back a bit. I was planning on going to Ireland for a week or two (specifically Walking Ireland, that just looks amazing). Alas, due to circumstances beyond my control those plans have been dashed asunder. However, like the Phoenix, the Summer of Scott has arisen from the ashes (and really it is a dry heat, so it is ok) and has been born anew.
My new plan is to make some day trips to see They Might Be Giants at least twice this summer. Their schedule mentions Philadelphia, but there is no date associated with the mention therefore I find it dubious. I am going to try and make it to:
Now, I am definitely going to Celebrate Brooklyn and I am going to hang out with my college buddies Thad and Erin (they don't know it yet, but I am coming over!). Washington looks a little iffey only because all mention of it has been erased from They Might Be Giants' website. Hopefully that is some kind of clerical error, and the Summer of Scott can go ahead as planned.
The odd thing is, and I am sure that you will all be fascinated by this, I have seen TMBG at both of these festivals in the past. How wacky is that? Ok, not that wacky but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Anyway, if you are planning to be at either of these concerts say hello to me! I will be the guy that kinda looks like me.
Photo credit: Joshua Kessler, taken from tmbg.com
This was generated by Star Trek: Voyager Plot Generator:
WRITTEN BY : Brannon Braga and Jeri Taylor.
STORY BY : Hans Beimler and Richard Manning.
DIRECTED BY : Levar Burton.
When a series of events strands Voyager in a Nebulae, Captain Janeway must activate a dangerous holographic warrior and overcome a fear of the dark.
I'd watch it, and Levar directed it!
There are many thing about New York I miss, but one of the top things has to be Black and White cookies. I haven't even seen one of these cookies in the wilds of Philadelphia.
However, I will be in New York City at the end of the month, and I will purchase myself a cookie. Then I will take a GIGANTIC bite out of that cookie. Perhaps I will also buy some milk, though I can get that in Philadelphia.
You can read more about these wonderful cookies at kottke.org. If you haven't had one, believe me you owe it to yourself to get to New York and have one. Also, they are NOT called Halfmoon cookies. If someone tries to tell you otherwise kick them in the knee and proclaim loudly, "I will not be seduced by your fast talking big city ways. Good day, sir!"
But I don't wanna wait until 2005. I wait it now, Daddy!
Read his review.
This is another thing I agree with him on. Moore simplifies to the point of lessening his arguement. I haven't seen Farenheight, but I am waiting for it to come out on DVD.
Damn you Barnes and Noble, what the hell is your problem? Trying to make everyone more paranoid than we already are?
Rules: put everything you've seen in bold, then add three titles. (Via scribblingwoman.)
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
11. Reservoir Dogs
14. Kill Bill Vol. 1
15. Donnie Darko
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow
19. Pirates of the Caribbean
20. The Eye
21. Requiem for a Dream
22. Dawn of the Dead (The original).
23. The Pillow Book
24. The Italian Job
25. The Goonies
27. The Spice Girls Movie (Spice World)
28. Army of Darkness
29. The Color Purple
30. The Safety of Objects
31. Can’t Hardly Wait
32. Mystic Pizza
33. Finding Nemo
34. Monsters Inc.
35. Circle of Friends
36. Mary Poppins
37. The Bourne Identity (both!)
39. A Clockwork Orange
40. Kindergarten Cop
41. On The Line
42. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
43. Final Destination
44. Sorority Boys
45. Urban Legend
46. Cheaper by the Dozen The original.
47. Fierce Creatures
48. Dude, Where’s My Car
51. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
52. Back to the Future
53. An Affair To Remember
54. Somewhere In Time
55. North By Northwest
56. Moulin Rouge
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
58. The Wizard of Oz
60. A Walk to Remember
62. Vanilla Sky
63. The Sweetest Thing
64. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
65. The Nightmare Before Christmas
66. Chasing Amy
67. Edward Scissorhands
68. Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
69. Muriel’s Wedding
71. Blade Runner
72. Cruel Intentions
73. Ocean’s Eleven
75. Fight Club
76. Beauty and The Beast
77. Much Ado About Nothing
78. Dirty Dancing
80. Ever After
82. What Lies Beneath
83. Regarding Henry
84. The Dark Crystal
85. Star Wars
86. The Birds
89. Maid In Manhattan
91. Thoroughly Modern Millie
92. His Girl Friday
94. Independence Day
95. Singing in the Rain
96. Big Fish
97. The Thomas Crown Affair
98. The Matrix
100. A Hard Day’s Night
101. About A Boy
102. Jurassic Park
103. Life of Brian
108. Gone With The Wind
109. School of Rock
111. Yellow Submarine
112. From Hell
113. Benny & Joon
115. Bridget Jones’ Diary
116. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
117. Heavenly Creatures
118. All About Eve
119. The Outsiders
121. The Sorcerer
122. The Crying Game
123. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
124. Slap Her, She’s French
126. Tommy Boy
128. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
130. American History X
131. Jack and Sarah
132. Monkey Bone
133. Rocky Horror Picture Show
134. Kate and Leopold
135. Interview with the Vampire
137. Truly, Madly, Deeply
138. Tank Girl
139. Boondock Saints
140. Blow Dry
142. Good Morning Vietnam
143. Save the Last Dance
144. Lost in Translation
147. Van Helsing
149. Nine Girls and a Ghost
150. A Knight’s Tale
151. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
154. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone
156. Young Frankenstein
157. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
158. American President
159. Bad Boys
161. Pink Floyd: The Wall
162. Sidewalks of New York
163. The Children of Dune
164. Beyond Borders
165. Life Is Beautiful
166. Good Will Hunting
167. Run Lola Run
168. Blazing saddles
170. The Transporter
171. Better Off Dead
172. The Abyss
173. Almost Famous
174. The Red Violin
176. Stand and Deliver
178. William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet
179. Dangerous Laisions
180. I Am Sam
181. The Usual Suspects
183. Capricorn One
184. The Little Shop of Horrors (the one with Jack Nicholson)
185. Die Hard
186. The Flamingo Kid
187. Night of the Comet
188. Point Break
191. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
192. American Beauty
193. Pulp Fiction
194. What About Bob
195. Roger and Me
196. Fahrenheit 9/11
197. Bowling for Columbine
198. The Professional (aka Leon)
199. The Fifth Element
200. La Femme Nikita
202. Bull Durham
203. The Scorpion King
204. The Thin Blue Line
205. Do the Right Thing
206. Lady From Shanghai
207. Natural Born Killers
208. Funeral in Berlin
209. Decline of the American Empire
210. Henry V (both Olivier and Branagh)
212. The Madness of King George
213. Star Trek 2: The Search for Spock
214. Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
215. Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
I had to add the Star Treks, you know, I know it, and the American people know it.