Monthly Archives: April 2005

Finally peace

DVD: Blu-ray and HD-DVD Join Forces

though i don’t know how much i like this. though good for them for doing it, good for sony for realizing it has to (what a track record for superior products that failed). i think blu-ray was the way to go, and felt it would win out, but this takes that option away and makes it so everyone plays nice, which is good. but at the end of the day, i was probably wrong anywas. hell i forget the number of a great majority of tvs bought are still analog. people still buy vhs players and tapes! whatever, as per the article, it’s big what happens to ps3. and depending on the new format might take away from sony’s big up on xbox 360 (which has been announced to use regular old dvds). haha, and apple announced loyalty to blu-ray. hahah, maybe they will stick with it and do their own thing as always and be the only kids on the block with blu-ray. i doubt it, but you know how they do….

won’t be long til this one is down

eBay item 5575556187 (Ends May-02-05 08:01:52 PDT) – BUY THE RIGHT TO DATE MY SISTER, MEET HER AND MAYBE LUV

good lord, this is sad. and funny. and sad. and don’t ask what the hell this line out of the auction means:

ALSO IMPORTANT: She speaks french(this is her first language) & english, nothing else! So if you are GERMAN, JAPANESE, CHINESE or AUSTRALIAN, please do not bid!(

hahah. and the pic with parts of the poor girl’s face covered that will be “revealed” at certain dollar amounts… classic!

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gadget theft… sad

The New York Times > Combating Gadget Theft

three things about this article. and no not a list, at least not in the sense i use lists on this site.

1. it’s sad to lose gadgets. whether theft, lost, etc.

2. poor poor gideon yago. hahaha, not laughing because he was a victim of a robbery, but let’s be honest, gideon yago gets his ipod stolen, not a big deal to him (though in all honesty, $10g worth of stuff must really suck, in addition to all the info on his computer, external hard drive etc).

3. it’s amusing, to me at least, that the guy in the picture is inserting or ejecting an old oasis disc “definitely maybe.”

(btw, i know the categories don’t appear by the post title in this theme, but take my word for it, a lot of my posts are in the ??? category as well as others. like this is in ???, electronics, and news. does it strike anyone else as odd that i would put things in “??? – random, even i dont know” and other defined categories at the same time? doesn’t or shouldn’t “??? – random, even i dont know” mean that i don’t know which category to put the post? i’m going to have to give some thought to my blog organization now.

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2005 NBA Playoffs Glossary playoffs and the pop culture

this is funny. more funny if you know about basketball than if you don’t. but can’t you imagine a bunch of idiot late 20s to mid 30s guys around some generic office now using these terms incessantly after reading this article? (btw, i’m ALMOST in that demographic and yes, i think i actually might use one or two of these sayings in conversations in the future, but again only with people who have some understanding of basketball).

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quick random thoughts

so i missed the “doc leaves medical instrument in cavity of patient, ruining his career, sending his malpractice carrier through the roof, and subjecting the hospital to ridiculous liability” show last night as i was watching “hotel rwanda.”

okay, now i didn’t watch “ray.” i am fully convinced however that jamie foxx was brilliant in it (i thought he was great in “collateral” too. if he would’ve won both best actor and best supporting actor how insane would that have been?). in fact, as much as i LOVE movies, i didn’t see a single picture represented in best picture or best actor. and unlike many years where you have one guy that you think is just there and doesn’t really deserve it, this year i have to say each man nominated for best actor could’ve won (based on past work, because, again, i didn’t see any of the movies). and i know foxx was on an unstoppable wave. golden globes, etc. (who else really got tired of the back and forth call with the audience to start his speeches? though i did not get tired of actual body of his heartfelt speeches.). and really it didn’t hurt him at all that ray charles passed away in that year. (btw, i watched “ali” on tnt the other night, i think will smith’s performance in that movie was really overlooked. i mean i know it was recognized, but it was really good. and i can’t help but wonder if ali had passed away that year if will smith would’ve had the same kind of traction that foxx did with “ray”). okay, back to the point. cheadle was amazing in “hotel rwanda.” i am a huge cheadle fan. but this movie was great.

okay, now second random thought (as i consider making this into a page and break, but then just keep typing). how am i where i am in life and i don’t have friends with nicknames? well let me qualify. i do have friends with nicknames, in fact my friends have a nickname for me. and now that i think about it, i think everyone in this particular circle of friends has a nickname (even though most are just a variation on his or her name, and besides is it really a nickname to add ‘y’ to someone’s name?). but therein lies the point. i watched the draft and you had people with nicknames like “cadillac” and “pacman.” i read columns with people who have friends with nicknames like “dooze” and “brick” (bill simmons). what in life did i miss that i don’t have friends with nicknames like this? do you have to be star athletes? is this a college frat thing? i have no idea. it’s not like there haven’t been crazy things or whatever happen, but just no nicknames on that level. i have no idea why. and i have no idea why i thought about it. it just hit me over the weekend that i don’t have any friends nicknamed like “jumbo” or some other seemingly-random-to-the-outside-world-but-really-is-an-inside-joke nickname. of all my friends, only two have nicknames that are not some variation of their name. my nickname is a variation on my name, though a somewhat unorthodoxed one. and for what it’s worth, i used to have a friend nicknamed “looney” and my nickname at one point (for like a week and a half) “plain old X” (X being my real name) because i was asked what i want my nickname to be (btw, you can’t give yourself a nickname, it doesn’t work like that) and i said, “i don’t know, i’m okay with plain old X.”

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