Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm a such a nerd

10 nerd points to anyone who gets the gag here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Interesting article about "viral" videos

Viral videos aren't always viral...

Dawkins (Hearts) Jesus

This was too amusing to pass up posting. This is Richard Dawkins, scientist, friend of athiests the world 'round, author of "The God Delusion" and my all time favorite book "The Selfish Gene".

Monday, November 19, 2007

Updated Feed

To all of my MANY MANY subscribers, please update your feed to

Friday, November 16, 2007

Open Source & Free Software

Over the last few years, obtaining pirated/cracked versions of expensive software has become less and less worth my time. I've got too much to do in my life these days that when I have free time, I don't like spending it either tracking down a key generator, a crack, hack, workaround, or just trying to get a pirated version downloaded via bittorrent to work properly.

As such, I've been weaning myself off of the name brands and slowly migrating over to free and open source alternatives. These programs that I use are of course free, and often times are just as robust, and most of the time, more stable than their $300 counterparts.

Alternative to Microsoft Office: Open
Open Office does all the things MS Office does, it supports MS Office files (both reading and writing) and is smaller, sleaker, faster, and more stable.

Alternative to Photoshop: The Gimp

Alternatives to Windows Media Player (Although technically free, WMP is an extremely bulky pain in my ass): VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic (My Favorite, even more basic and easy to use than the popular VLC, great for simple, quick dvd playback)

Alternatives to Nero: Infrarecorder
I just found this last night. Free, extremely lightweight and fast. I may never use nero for basic cd/dvd buring again.

Check out more at (Open Source as Alternative)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sicko, It'll Make You Want to Barf on People

I unfortunately didn't have a chance to see this in the theaters, but I just saw it on dvd. Go rent this right now. It'll piss you off, but it a good way. Perhaps the best point he makes in the movie is not about the American health care system, but how afraid we are to rock the boat when we're being exploited and stepped on.

Why They're Striking

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Season 7 Cancelled

Because of the writers strike, Season 7 of 24 will not actually premeir untill september of 08.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Comcast has been acting like turds lately, and it's high time something was done about it.

"An investigation by the Associated Press caught Comcast secretly inspecting online communications and crippling users' ability to share information with one another.

This is a gross violation of Net Neutrality -- the longstanding principle that ensures a free and open Internet. Free Press has filed a legal complaint demanding that the FCC take action to protect the Internet's free flow of information. By sending the letter you join the fight to stop Comcast and other gatekeepers. "

Translation: Comcast has been prioritizing certain Internet traffic and de-prioritizing other (such as bittorrent) traffic. This would be like if your city's police department decided to re rout your car on the way to your work so that other, more important people wouldn't experience as much traffic on their way.

Fill out this form to send a letter to the FCC.