Monday, September 25, 2006

OK - I live in Atlanta, and I am used to various wackiness from our local paper. But two different editions of this past Friday's paper showed two completely different takes on the game. By the same columnists. Only difference I could tell is that one edition was from nearer Buckhead, and the other from out in the 'burbs (Cobb County.) Maybe the lower one was later, after the two had time to reconsider their harsh words.

Words like: "
And here is the version still on the web.

Note the headline came from the more positive version, but the story is almost word for word at the top one.

What gives, AJC? (especially now that Tech is doing better than UGA this year...)

PS - sorry for the delay in posting here. Have been having interesting times, which I will fill you in on later.

OSHA Recordable - Daily O-My-GOD-that-hurts

Thanks to Ogre for the pictoral reminder of exactly why we wear steel-toed boots at all times.

Even to sporting events. Yahoo! News Photo

Sean's buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-Birf-day

So how did I spend my pre-birthday weekend? Well, Saturday night I had one lady friend over for DDR & a movie, and then headed out for a drink with ANOTHER new lady friend. Sure sure, they both have boyfriends... but what are you going to do? And then cleaned, and did other homeowner type chores. Yay! Now I don't have to do them again for a whole year!

Did drive behind a Testarossa this morning - not sure what good a 150 K sportscar will do you on Ga 400 at rush hour, but, you know... whatever.

(thanks to Slate for the following link, which points out the consequences of changing music in seminal movie scenes. Similar to the behind-the-scenes of Say Anything, where Lloyd Dobler's boombox was not playing In Your Eyes, but, instead, was turned to the mariachi station. So, without further ado: YouTube - Garden State Tip Drill ) (PS it's funny)

Friday, September 22, 2006

DailyTech - MSI Warns of Stolen 7900GS Video Cards

No, w00t... say it isn't so!

Micro-Star International, better known as MSI, has recently posted an alert on its website calling attention to a truckload of stolen NVIDIA 7900GS cards. ...
In a rather bold accusation, MSI is specifically mentioning the hot-deals website, known for its one-day-only web deals.

Makes me soooo sad - can nothing be trusted anymore? Especially after I just bought two other items, from their fell-off-the-back-of-the-truck inventory.

On the other hand, from today's woot:

InFocus 76-inch 16:9 Projector Screen
$29.99 + $5 shipping
Refurbished, possibly pilfered

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Happy Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!

Arr! Go to the wiki entry!

Avast! Go to the official page, and translate all of your comments!

Ahoy! Finally, see the pirate's arrrghonomic keyboard.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

DragonCon Update: Take 1

OK – I’ve been busy since I got back, but I promised myself I would tell the story of DragonCon 2006. However, I’m out of time right now, so, instead, I will tell SuperMark’s story of DragonCon 2006. In Pictures!

Above, you see Justin, SuperMark and Nicole (PSEUDONYM!!!!) sitting at a table Saturday night. You can see the spot where I would be sitting were I not taking the picture. You can also see that I would be sitting on the table. Yeah, that's how I roll.

Mark and Shazam. Nah, just kidding, Markie. That's really Captain Marvel. If you want more info about the difference, or origin of the phrase, or even the ANTITHESIS of the phrase, please ask him. Just not when I am around. {grin}

Why, I can't believe it: It's the Greatest American Hero! (and if you don't have "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air" stuck in your head now, then the terrorists have won.)

Penny Arcade's Cardboard Tube Samurai is clearly kicking some butt here - sadly, it is the butt of a break-dancin' Markie. And now... the piece de resistance:

Dr Strange, times two! How geekily happy he looks here. As he should. The fan-boy-ness-itude was *dripping* off of him. I'm glad I was able to document it, however.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Dragon Con 2006 = Favorite costume(?)

OK - This one is definitely in the running. The Buddy Christ (originally from Kevin Smith's Dogma) was pretty cool, and pretty happy wandering around, spreading his message of "It's Alright." What really endeared me to him, though, happened last night, during a 4 hour card playing marathon in the lower level Marriott lobby. And that was the sight of Buddy Christ, crammed into one of the glass elevators facing the lobby, just riding up, and down, and up, and down, for about an hour. It was awesome.
Here's a couple of shots of him, in full regailia.(the one on the left is from last year's Con.)