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Archive for January, 2005


Monday, January 31st, 2005

Listening to Adam Curry reminisce about the MTV days (1/27 podcast of the Daily Source Code) is painful. “Stuffin’ Martha’s Muffin” was by either the Georgia Satellites or George Thorogood? OK, Adam’s the father of podcasting, whee, but man, this broadcast was better left between two aging MTV cronies at a bar in Manhattan, not [...]

Going Out On A Limb

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Before Spring 2006, Morgan Webb will dump that sillyass X-Play co-host gig on the consistently unwatchable G4/TechTV channel and become 1) Angelina Jolie’s successor in the next installment of the Tomb Raider franchise, and/or 2) the comely yet sassy host of her own gadget-review show on MTV. The makeover mavens will try to goad her [...]

The Pop Group Had a Song Title For This Sort Of Thing

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

In the partisan-hacks-with-venal-conflicts-of-interest-masquerading-as-journalists sweepstakes, Maggie Gallagher says she can’t be compared to Armstrong Williams because of the amount of money involved– his quarter of a million vs. her $21,000 or so. Let’s look at it from the point of view of prostitution– a real stretch, I know– she’s proud of being worth $21,000 as opposed [...]

easy to do, hard to do well

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

Boston Phoenix’s Dan Kennedy on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning: “Y’know, blogging’s a fascinating phenomenon, but technorati.com reports that there are something like five million-plus blogs out there. Well, how many of them really matter? Perhaps more than a dozen, but certainly less than a hundred.” Ana Marie Cox flips her hair and giggles too [...]

Magdalene: Rest In Peace

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

In Memoriam

cardiomyopathic update

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Our office cat, Magdelene, is about 17 years old (hard to tell– we adopted her and the Pound told us she was approximately 8). She stopped eating about three weeks ago. The veterinarian says she can’t do anything for her. Magdelene has some sort of weird pathology in her heart and I guess she’s just [...]

evening update

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

Weather: clear, 41 degrees in Brisbane CA Lakers up by 3 with 45 seconds left Health: head cold developing, sore throat Web research on why Filemaker 5.5 Server is so slow on OS10.3.7

evening update

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Weather: Clear Dispostion: Spaced Head: Bleary One G5 Server running Filemaker configured, installed and (preliminarly) tested One eMac client set up, transferring user files now One cardiomyopathetic cat (eldery) needing pills and a decent hot meal

toxic acupressure hangover

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

But it’s worth it. Not that you asked, but I’ve discovered ground zero for some of the rudest people in San Francisco. It’s the corner of Bryant and 16th Street in front of the Metro PCS store. A close second is outside the Jamba Juice hellhole across the street, in Potrero Center. Tell them I [...]

iPod shuffle errata

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

correction on post earlier today: two models of the Shuffle: 512mb version = 120 songs @ $99 1 gig version = 240 songs @ $149 basically they shuffle what you offload from your iTunes library and you take whatever the Shuffle doles out. It’s light, the weight of a cigarette lighter and the size of [...]