Archive for October, 2004

Die DMCA Die!

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Wow, a court that perhaps listens to reason? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, bogus enough as it is, is being used as a shield for everything these days. Glad to see the court struck down upon thee (okay, I’ll take Pulp Fiction out of the DVD player one of these days)… Maybe there is hope […]

Barry Bonds 700th HR Ball Fetches $800k

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Ya know, I don’t recall seeing any stringent pre-bidder authentication by Overstock.com in the auction for the Barry Bonds ball at all. $800k seems way overpriced, as it’s not a record breaking ball at all, but then again there are rich weirdos out there, no? I still say it’s bogus and that the bid was […]

Florida Ballot Madness

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

So that’s the 2004 Florida ballot (full pdf ballot link down below) in certain counties. Why can’t they just stick with FILL IN THE BLANK next to the name of your candidate? Florida, Florida, Florida… Complete the arrow? What is this, a coloring book? K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid), is a nice slogan, one which […]

eBay Apologizes for Outages, Doubles Profit

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Crazy that a company as big as eBay can nearly double its net profits over the previous year in this economy. But it continues to grow by leaps and bounds, as no competitors have even made a dent in recent years in the auction foray. Still, how about fixing the site so you don’t need […]

MP3 Popularity Waning?

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

I think this report is hogwash. Besides, what kinda person would let a marketing research firm analyze the contents of their hard drive? Besides some kind of spyware possibly, that they don’t know about. Granted, there is more AAC and WMA file content than before, but that number was near zero a few years ago. […]

Biggest Choke Ever…

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

Congrats to the New York Yankees, who have just blown a 3-0 series lead to the Boston Red Sox tonight, and lost 4 in a row, getting themselves eliminated from the 2004 Playoffs. Incredible series, they really choked in the 9th inning of Game 4, but Boston just kept up that momentum for an incredible […]

My Office Depot Package

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

I get a package this afternoon at work from UPS, and I think, what could it be? I looked at the label and it said Office Depot. Great, I did order a hard drive last week, wait, why is it in such a small package? So I open it up, and lo and behold, it’s […]

The Curse of A-Rod?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Maybe it was when Alex Rodriguez decided not to go to the Boston Red Sox, but instead go to the New York Yankees. Maybe it was when he decided to don the number 13, which for most superstituous folks, is unlucky. But if the Yankees lose Game 7, perhaps it’s due to the curse of […]

Google Already Has IM… Sorta

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

There’s been big talk of the Google Desktop Search (which is a decent little app, at least for it’s price of FREE), but the buzz lately has been on Google offering Instant Message (IM) services. Well, they sorta already have one. When they bought Picasa (a photo organizing and storing program), they also got Hello, […]

E-Commerce Just Starting Out?

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

So it’s been about ten years since the first secure online transaction, but e-commerce sales still only count for about 1.7% of all consumer sales in the second quarter of 2004. It’s just odd, and I’m sure I’m WAY above the norm, but I’d say about 80% of the stuff I buy is done online. […]