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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's only a matter of time at this rate.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Outcry over TV kidney competition
A Dutch TV station says it will go ahead with a programme in which a terminally ill woman selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys.
EDIT: Yes, now I know it's a hoax, thank you.

Friday, May 25, 2007

I've been on a real retro 70s kick lately. Real 70s music, not the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack (not that there's anything wrong with that).

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It's tastes like these that cause others to wonder if I was really born in the early 70s, which I was.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I know I should make fun, I really do. But this actually looks interesting on a couple of levels.

WARNING: This is definitely not for the kiddies!



via The Engine and other places.

EDIT: And then I read the (supposed) plot. Most of it you could glean from the trailer, but "With five young and highly diverse mercenaries at his disposal..."? Is this going to be like that last season or two of WALKER: TEXAS RANGER where you just didn't see Chuck do as much kicking as he used to?

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Not much reading or scribbling done so far today. But what I have done is dumped my brain. Most of it, anyway. Between that and moving a couple of major projects forward today, I’ve been feeling a lot better.

This is why I’m going to try to get back into some habits I’ve let slack lately.
  1. I bought a discount copy of POWER SLEEP by James Maas. I need to get my sleep habits back on track.
  2. My days have to begin and end at my desk, processing my virtual and real inboxes.
  3. I need my weekly reviews again.
Of course if you’re not up on the whole GTD thing, you can get up to speed here.
It had to happen eventually.
Variety.com - ABC developing 'Cavemen'

"Winner for most unusual piece of development this pilot season goes to ABC, which has turned a series of quirky Geico commercials into an actual half-hour comedy project.

'Cavemen' will revolve around three pre-historic men who must battle prejudice as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's how they get here that bothers me...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

For those in the I-town/607 area code...
Saltonstall Workshop
"ONLINE PUBLISHING: BEYOND BLOGS"
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Presenters: Michael Orthofer, NYC; Mark Budman, Binghamton; Robert Colley, Syracuse
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • $15 registration fee, includes light refreshments
  • Tompkins County Library’s Borg Warner Community Room
  • Limited to 50 participants. Please call 539-3146 to reserve your place.
I reserved my space and was asked to get the word out, so here it is! I've had the pleasure of having a submission rejected by one of the presenters, the publisher of VESTAL REVIEW.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I've noticed lots of new traffic because of this post, one in a stream of reponses to the original. Welcome all!

It actually took me a couple of days to find this out: If you can bring yourself to look slightly higher than her cleavage, you'll get the joke. I still can't believe it.



I'm depressed.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

...that since I last said anything, I've had two more pieces put up on SIX SENTENCES.

I've forced myself to go back and work on some of the longer things I've been neglecting though, and I've told myself that I won't submit any more free fic until I've got those things sent out. Of course, who am I fooling. What's this blog called again?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I haven't even seen these movies...

You scored as Jigsaw. You are Jigsaw. You dont enjoy killing people at all. You instead love to see how far people will go to live. However if it ends in a bloody death, you still sleep with a smile on your face.
You are intelligent, and know how to outwit just about anyone. And that spells bad news for anyone who falls into your games of death and torture.

Jigsaw

85%

Hannibal Lecter

80%

Candyman

80%

Pinhead

75%

Michael Myers

60%

Freddy Krueger

55%

Captain Spaulding

50%

Jason Voorhees

45%

Leatherface

45%

Buffalo Bill

30%

Which Horror Killer are You?
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You mean to tell me I can export my Google Notebook into Google Docs, and then theoretically save that file into the format of my choice, including .doc and .pdf?? Jaysus!

Yeah yeah, I know. My growing dependence on Google services is going to be my downfall. Oh well.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

...then I can at least take stuff with me that's usable by any OTHER computer with a USB port and internet access.

Based on this article on USB thumb drive tricks, I put my 1 GB drive to use by cramming Firefox (complete with all my settings) and Wordpress into it. This way, I can use Firefox from anywhere with all the bells and whistles of my Google account so long as I have a net connection AND have a private blog to keep as a journal with entries I can tag and organize.

The sad part is that this may make me blog less, since all the secondary functions I use blogs for are being co-opted by Google services. Oh well, maybe I'll get to doing more productive things.
I decided that after posting about a rather violent video (Which is nonetheless effing sweet!), I thought I should put up some light-hearted fun things passed to me by friends and people at work.

Natalie Imbruglia lets someone have fun with her wonderful one-hit...



...and (as I'm sure most of you have seen by now; so sorry to have come late to the party), Alanis's slam on the song "My Humps."

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Today was also Free Comic Book Day and if your local comic store was anything like my local store, then there were probably some sweet deals on stuff.

Me, I scored these...

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One of the pitfalls of steady income is the ability to go to the first and most expensive weekend of the twice-yearly Friends of the Library Book Sale. While E and I spent more on this booksale than the two previous ones we went to combined, we still made out like bandits.


My haul alone was easily worth every penny of the $40 I spent for it...



So don't be surprised if I'm not blogging again for awhile.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Digg the Blog » Blog Archive » Digg This: [numbers redacted]

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
Of course, I'm a big wuss for redacting the numbers in question. But hey, if Cory backed down, what chance would I have?
Geek To Live: Getting Things Done with Google Notebook - Lifehacker

Fans and followers of the Getting Things Done personal productivity system have hacked all sorts of ways to GTD in different applications, from Microsoft Outlook to plain text to Gmail. But one of Google Labs' less-hyped applications, Notebook, is very well-suited to instant capture and easy processing of your GTD lists.
This article just came out the other day, but it's already been what--a couple of weeks--since I've turned into Google's bitch.

I don't use Google Notebook in exactly this way (I do this with my email), but it's this kind of thinking, this kind of ease that's kept me more or less organized.

Next time (eventually): Maybe some screenshots of all the different Google services I use.