Sunday, April 30, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
I spent the morning sleeping until 10am. Then walked to the office to pick up a letter that I was supposed to draft an initial response to that I'd left there. Then sat on the deck and answered the letter. Then I read through the latest issue of macworld, which is like a 112 page glossy Apple advertisement delivered to your doorstep. A lame magazine, but it did teach me that buying a Macbook Pro isn't really worth it yet. That $11 subscription saved me $2,888!
The next magazine of nerdery that turned to was wired. This month's issue features Al Gore and his green ways as well as a very comprehensive guide to Online Video, which isn't online yet. I'd like to sit down and visit every one of these sites to see what it's all about, but who has the time? The next best thing is going to have to be to start typing the ones I find interesting in and linking back to them later. Heregoes:
- blinkx.tv - Something about speech recog?
democracy - Video RSS Aggregator
fireant.tv - Another non-OS democracy
Google video - Been there, done that... if by that you mean 0.05% of the content
ifilm.com - The original. Article warns against it's turn towards Movie Trailers and bad music videos
newsgrounds.com - Flash video
publidomaintorrents.com - Old, old movies downloadable w/bittorrent
revver.com - earn money for spreading stupid videos
subMedia - Culture jamming. Bring blackspots.
undergoundfilm.org - Something worthwhile?
VlogMap.org - Video blogs by location
YouTube.com - Everything under the sun
homestarrunner - Go Strong Bad, Go.
This Spartan Life
DavidLynch.com - Duh
Public Address Network
Josh Leo's Vlog
Welcome to Amyville
Viviendo con Fallas
The Richard Show
Super Secret Dance Society
One America Committee
Crooks and Liars
Ask a Ninja
Ravi Jain's DriveTime
The History Channel
Independent Television News Archive
National Archives on Google Video
Nature Video Database
French Maid TV
Starvin' With Louis
Drinking With Bob
Human Dog Productions
Comedy Central's Motherload
Tall Guy, Short Guy
Tiki Bar TV
White Guy Eats Foreign Foods
Lo-Fi Saint Louis
Rock n Roll TV
the 1 up show
Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone
WireImage Hollywood Podcast
Whew! Now it's time to go visit some of this crap!
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 29, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I've been working too much to keep up with entering things in here, sadly. Things are supposed to slow down on May 1st, though. Promises, promises.
In the news:
Tom Cruise is Going to Eat Holmes' Placenta - Gross. Or maybe not [UPDATE]
Two Duke Students were Arrested on Rape, Kidnapping and sexual offense charges - Finally.
Bush's New Cheif of Staff thinks that a Lame Duck can be Saved by a Staff Shakeup - Nope.
And People Took Caring-About-Thing-That-Don't-Affect-Them to a New Level by Protesting Gay Couples' Being Allowed to Roll Eggs Across a Lawn - Sad.
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
My friend S writes:
The Governor is going to have final say, but public opinion counts, so click on the link below and vote (as often as you would like).
If you are looking for a little insight...#2 is lovely and a perfectly acceptable choice, but check out #3 and see the subject line for the one that I am pulling for... save the whales, people.
Please vote for #2 or #3! I went for #3... as did 67% of everybody else.
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 10, 2006
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Liberals rejoice! The end is nigh for these dirtbags in the Whitehouse and the Senate. Delay resigns and Bush and his press secretary get caught in bold face lies. They'll spin their way out of this by Wednesday next week at lunchtime, but it's nice to see them squirm a bit now and then.
(soon to be ex)-President Bush in September, 2003 [lies in bold]:
"I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take appropriate action."
From the NYT:
In that context, the report that the president was himself approving a leak may do serious political damage, said Mr. Shenkman, who has a blog on presidential politics. "It does give the public such a powerful example of hypocrisy that I think it might linger for a while," he said.
Looking at the specific 2003 case, McClellan said, "Because of the public debate that was going on and some of the wild accusations that were flying around at the time, we felt it was very much in the public interest that what information could be declassified be declassified, and that's exactly what we did."
But the court documents show that Bush approved the release of the information 10 days before the White House said the information was declassified.
The information was released on July 8, 2003, according to the documents.
On July 18 of that year, McClellan told reporters "this information was just, as of today, officially declassified."
Another gem from McClellan: "There is a difference between providing declassified information to the public when it's in the public interest and leaking classified information that involved sensitive national intelligence regarding our security."
More good news! Because these "Disclosures Are Called Unrelated To Plame Case" (or so says Libby's lawyer) that means that they're unrelated to the old "ongoing investigation" saw the and Administration should be able to allow itself to talk this issue to death. That is, unless the President asks the DOJ to start an investigation of himself.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Just got back from work at 11:30pm. Booooo.
Reviewing the Washington Post. Yay!
The lady basketball players at my alma mater beat Duke. Yay.
Tom Delay, like the snake he is, resigns. Double Yay.
His soul, unfortunately, will live on. Boooo.
A jury decides its a good idea to allow Moussaoui to become a martyr. Nothing says "stop killing" like more killing. Boooo.
Away messages tell people what you're doing while you're away. Duh.
and finally Congress has to deal with the issue that doesn't break along party lines (immigration) and its non-partisan nature is the biggest news since Katrina. Duh?
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
I'll blame work for taking up most of my time and not allowing me to sit around writing about what I think.... probably because I only have time to think about settlement distributions, loadfiles and queries (if that's not sad...).
R and I went to visit the GPs out in CO for four days last week. It was gorgeous. The lakes are still frozen over and allow for plenty of snowball fights and picture taking. My mom, brother and sister were all out there as well, so plenty of family time was spent. This was quite a nice change from the work, work, work all the time that's been going on here in DC. With R on a different schedule that has her leaving pretty early and working most weekends we don't see eachother during the day very much.
There is a cat on my lap. I think she purposely start to slide off onto the floor when she's falling asleep so that I'll pull her back up and pet her a bit when she's about to slip. Crafty bastard.
Big news is that R and I are going to New Delhi in July to put our tax return to good use. Won't Bush be pissed when he learns that we're spending the money we saved due to his tax cuts on an Italian airline to fly to a foreign country. "Trickle-down" my ass. HA!
On Wednesday night we went to the 930 club to see Editors and StellaStar. Both were excellent.
This evening we went to the Spring Stock party at a store in Georgetown that sells Thai and Indonesian furniture, hand woven hats, artsy purses and hand-made jewelry, among other thigs. One of our neighbors is friends with the owner and we all went out after meeting at the store to have dinner.
Now I'm back home, very sleepy and sorry that I can't write any more. Maybe tomorrow I'll actually pick a topic and really write about it. Doubtful... but it could happen.
Tomorrow night we're off to see She Wants Revenge at the Black Cat. I've never heard their music, but am assured that if I like good music, I'll like this show. The pressure is unbearable. Of course, based on this review of their album by Pitchfork... I might be dissappointed in another Interpol/Joy Division copy cat like the Killers/Bravery/Editors/etc. Then again, those bands aren't shabby and can certainly play and sing better than I.
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 01, 2006