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Archive for May, 2009

GM Advertising

Why in the world is GM advertising? "We're not going out of business; we're getting down to business." Who writes that tripe? Who believes it?

Up

Saw "Up" today (the Pixar movie). Paid the extra $2.25 per person to watch it in 3D, too! Some general comments… and bear in mind, I've only seen it once. Like an R.E.M. album, Pixar movies tend to grow on you with time as you peel through their onion-like layers: - Best 3D movie I've […]

Anniversary

Carey and I both realized today that our anniversary was two days ago. Heck, Carey even thought it was yesterday because she had the date(s) wrong. Oh well. 🙂

LensAlign

The LensAlign Pro is a $140 system that basically offers a plane on which you focus your camera's lenses and a ruler, tilted back at an angle, so that you can measure how much your camera front- or rear-focuses. I've borrowed one from my buddy Josh (as I suspect a lot of people will be […]

Yippee! First I saw it was at JDD's blog. A snippet from the linked articles: Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video: Full aperture selection ISO speed: Auto, 100 - 6400 and H1 Shutter […]

Hoooooooooooooooo!

12 down. Four to go.

80 Text Messages per Day!

Holy crap! I haven't broken the 200/month barrier yet on my iPhone. American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company -- almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.

Mid-80s for a lot of good golfers. Ouch. Course wasn't set up hard, weather was good.

Travel for Introverts

Confessions of an Introverted Traveler is a good little piece. But I don't seek people out, I am terrible at striking up conversations with strangers and I am happy exploring a strange city alone. I don't seek out political discourse with opinionated cab drivers or boozy bonding with locals over beers into the wee hours. […]

We're pretty pleased with this Rivet review at AppYourMac.com.

Geno’s Hat Trick Goal

Joe Beninati is normally pretty bad, but he gets things right here: "OH MY WORD!"

Golf Lesson #3

At about 12:30 one night I realized that, in focusing on my takeaway, I was forgetting to turn my shoulders much at all and that my takeaway had become more of an arms-only move. Stupid. One-piece? More like two. And a half. The instructor confirms this, and we move on to the next task: the […]

Little Golfer Does Well

4 (hit the par putt too hard) on the 11th from about 60 yards. 7-iron right onto the green. 9 on the 17th from the red tees.

PGA Free Lesson Month

If you're a golfer, you're entitled to a free 10-minute lesson from participating PGA instructors. Just visit this page and look for an instructor in your area. If you think you can't do much in ten minutes, well, you're wrong. One guy I know went from barely breaking 100 to shooting the easiest 84 he'd […]

Wii Punch Out, Anyone?

Anyone else getting it? Looks good, but the review at IGN makes it sound like a remake - even telling you to ignore using the motion control stuff and just to use the Wiimote as a two-button controller like the original NES. $55 or so for a remake? I don't know… and I was really […]

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