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Dec. 9th, 2006

02:47 pm - So I've moved ...

I'm not dead, just in Dubai. Yep. Middle East Dubai. Persian Gulf Dubai.

Read all about it here: www.newlywedindubai.com


Jul. 31st, 2006

12:05 pm - What the next day brings

One of my favorite bands is this little Orange County (CA) ska band called Suburban Legends. When I lived out in California we used to go see them repeatedly when they played these free shows at Downtown Disney.

They have this one song "Bring Spring Morning" that was on my list of banned songs after my last horrible breakup. Then I wrote about it again last year when the song kept popping up on my iPod. Like I said at the time, the song was one of the larger impetuses for me to escape Southern California.

So the band has a new album this spring, and the last song is a new rendition of "Bright Spring Morning". I guess this new arrangement was from a benefit show they did after their trombone player was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

It's weird, the new version is now my favorite song.

So go buy the song (or even whole album) on iTunes right now.

08:30 am - ... And Justice for All. Finally.

Well I got quite a surprise today when I logged into the iTunes Music Store.

Yep, that says "Metallica Catalog Just Added".

I personally think it should have said, "Metallica finally contributes to the demise of the album format."

(That's the reason Metallica quoted three and a half years ago for not joining the iTunes Music Store then. Guess they don't mind the demise three years later as long as they get their cut, eh?)

Metallica, of course, is now known more for their bickering antics (suing Napster in 2000, hand delivering 30,000 Napster users names to a Redwood City, California, court house, going to a therapist instead of recording a record in their 2004 documentary "Some Kind of Monster") than for their music.

Whiney jackasses.

08:20 am - LEGO Factory

Wow, check out the LEGO Factory over at the LEGO website.

They've developed software that lets you design a custom LEGO set in 3D, then send it to LEGO and they'll make the set for you.

When I have a little more free time and free money on my hands, I'm all over this.

Jul. 30th, 2006

11:16 pm - $100 Laptop progress

It looks like they've made some sweet progress on that $100 laptop that I've been following.

Here's a photo of the first working prototype:

And here's a story about the new power source:

11:05 pm - Apple iPhone soon?

The rumors of a completely Apple designed phone have been around for years. And now Engadget is reporting an August launch.

This would, in fact, coincide nicely with the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which runs August 7-11.

This also would coincide nicely with the fact that I need a new cell phone. But hey, if there's no new Apple phone, I'm more than happy to get the Motorola SLVR.

(Why SLVR? 'Cause everyone and my grandma has got a RAZR. Plus, it plays iTunes!)

08:58 am - Sell all of that Disney Stock before November 3rd ...

Holy Christ on a crutch, look what they've done now:

08:46 am - Lohan is in Trouble ...

As I've said before, I really don't hate Lindsey Lohan. But in the last few days I've seen these two tidbits on the internet, and they're just too awesome to not share.

The first is a column by Mice Age's Al Lutz about her 20th birthday party at Disneyland. I guess Disney kept Disneyland and California Adventure open late for her and her people, and they were drunk and high and rude to the Cast Members working there. Now, Lutz is a rabble-rouser and likes to create drama, that's for sure. But I can totally see this happening.

The second is even better, though. Check this letter out:

Jul. 29th, 2006

08:45 am - Hair Story

So I paid for a haircut yesterday. Which, to most people, wouldn't be news. But this was the first haircut I've paid for in over five years. Seriously.

The best part is that I actually wrote about my last paid-for haircut back on my brother's birthday in 2001. See, my barber had just left the ... well, read it. I think it's still pretty funny.

For the last five years I've been weilding the clippers myself, which has turned out some horrid hair and some totally passable hair. But yesterday I upgraded. Looks pretty sweet, too ...

Jul. 28th, 2006

08:43 am - New plates

So yesterday I took a drive down to Westborough, MA to meet up with my former Los Angeleno roommate who just moved home. And maybe it's just that I don't get out much anymore, or haven't been paying attention, but I saw two new license plates on the drive.

The first was Discover Florida's Oceans. It's a pretty cool looking plate. (Or "tag" as the Southerners would call it.)

But am I being picky here - Florida really only has one ocean, right? Atlantic. Sure, it has the Gulf coast and the East coast, but it's all the same ocean. It's kind of like how you'd never say, "Discover Hawaii's Oceans".

Still, it's a cool plate.

The other I saw yesterday was the new standard issue Kentucky plate, named Unbridled Spirit. It's pretty cool, too, especially for Kentucky!

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