Archive for October, 2004

AIM System Message Trillian Annoyance

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Ugh, I got so sick of getting AIM System Messages (mainly from my DSL cutting out, forcing me to get another IP) that I actually went out and Googled it trying to find a solution. And wowie, there are tons of other people just as annoyed by it as me. Trillian really should have a […]

No At Wu in China.. Hey Now…

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Well, dang, so you can’t name your kid @ in China all because the authorities there say that it doesn’t translate to anything. Last I checked, there is a translation of the word at in Chinese, or at least there’s some Chinese words that sound like at. Just sucks for the kid, or maybe he’s […]

Pottymouth Gets Through Fox Censors

Sunday, October 10th, 2004

WTF! Just now, Fox aired a pregame segment of of some Seattle Seahawks talking before their game against the St. Louis Rams. And the first line was, “Let’s make some motherfuckin’ history!” Now, I don’t mind hearing some swear words at all myself, but this is network TV, where U2’s Bono gets ripped on for […]

GMail Add-ons

Sunday, October 10th, 2004

Cool little app to use GMail as a virtual drive (good for backups mainly I would think) on your WindowsXP box, as well as a Trillian 2.0+ plug-in that tells you when you’ve got new GMail. Whoop! — GMail Drive Shell Extension You’ve Got Gmail for Trillian

Dell AC Adapter Recall

Friday, October 8th, 2004

Hmm, looks like I have quite a few of these AC adapters. Funny, Dell never sent me any email or anything via snail mail telling me my AC adapter could blow up! Time to get new free ones! — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling and offering free […]

The Apprentice Makes No Cents

Friday, October 8th, 2004

Yes, I meant cents in that sense. Okay, so the Apprentice peeps go on QVC and hawk some items. The women chose It Works!, a cleaning product and the men took some George Foreman ripoff grill product called DeLonghi Retro Panini Grill. What I don’t get is that the men won by $10, which is […]

Music Industry Targetting Euro File Traders

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

The long reach of the music industry continues, this time hitting British and French filetraders. They didn’t list specifics, but they really are going hardcore after international traders. I wonder how many Grandpas or other ‘innocent’ people get hit with a lawsuit overseas. I’d like to see them file lawsuits against Chinese music traders. 😛 […]

Smart Car Writeup

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

Wired has a really good article on the Smart brand, Mercedes hip, tiny division with cars even smaller than Minis. Only takes 20 seconds to get to 60 mph, now that’s my kind of ride… Be great fun following one of these on the freeway, I’m sure. Though it’d be plenty of fun cruising around […]

Howard Stern Going to Sirius for $500M

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

$500 million? Man, Sirius is not exactly raking it in right now. It’s a pretty big contract, and needing one million new subscribers just to break even seems rather expensive right now. It’d be ironic if Sirius didn’t survive to the time that Howard Stern is supposed to be on, which is January 2006. And […]

Why the Unpopular Makes a Business Succesful

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Very good read on why companies or services need to cater not only to the mainstream hits, but also to the obscure, unknown artist as well. Why? Because people want and DEMAND it. Yes, I’ll admit to having Netflixed quite a few DVDs based on recommendations alone, and have found some pleasant movies that I […]