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QotD: Serenade

Question: If every night you could have one singer serenade you, who would that singer be?

My Answer: None of the pop stars count. Celine Dion is out, regardless of the number of ballads she's taken to the top of the charts. I don't know enough about the classic singers to make an educated choice. What's that leave me? I don' know. Not an answer.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Country Girls

Question: What country produces the best looking women?

My Answer: The good old United States of America! That, or Colombia. Or Italy. Or Paris. Or Sweden. Spain, maybe?

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Effortless Improvement

Etan pointed me at Effortless Improvement, which says:

Effortless Improvement uses subliminal messaging to aid in the cure of excess weight, low self esteem, addiction and much more, while you use your Macintosh.

I'm giving it a go on my Mac right now. So far, though, no nubile Swiss women have appeared at my doorway. What? It doesn't do that? Dammit.

I do wonder what's to stop these people from putting up messages like "George Bush is a nimrod" or "kill kill kill!!!" For that reason alone I think I'm going to pass on this one for now.

Damn Madden

So as I just said not too long ago, I'm picking up a copy of Madden 2004 for my PS2 tomorrow. Only after having laid down the money for the game do I bother to read the reviews, and here's what I find:

Speaking of finances, once the preseason is completed, that's when you're able to dive deep into the ownership part of the game. Here you'll be able to set the prices for everything in your concession stands like BBQ Beef Sandwiches, the Big Tuna Melt, popcorn, pizza, soda, and beer. You can also set the prices of team merchandise like programs, hats, jerseys, bobble heads, and foam fingers. From there you move on to the price of parking, tickets, and even the amount of money you want to spend on radio, television, and billboard advertising in hopes of coaxing additional fans into the stadium. And if the advertising isn't working, you can even throw a special Fan Appreciation Day and give away key chains, hat, souvenir cups, or even arrange for fans to meet the players before the game.

Uhm, perhaps someone can tell me what this has to do with playing football? Does anyone actually give a rat's ass about the price of popcorn? Aren't football games about - uhhh - football?

Grrrrrr… Just more shit I have to navigate past in order to get to the football in the game.


Some people are not content just to paddle their kayaks and catch a bass or two. Nooooooo sir! Some people like to catch shark on their kayak. Yep - thresher shark to be specific.

We don't have many sharks over here (that I know of - I could be completely wrong), but we have got a loooot of alligators and crocodiles. I won't be catching any. Really, I hope to avoid them as much as possible.

But hey, if my blog isn't updated for a month or so, presume me dead by crocodile attack. That's not too bad a way to go.

Midnight Club II

Picked up a copy of Midnight Club II tonight for the PS2. You can play it online, and Rob and his nephew already have copies. I'll have to play a little tonight if I can. I pre-ordered Madden 2004 for the PS2 (screw Nintendo - I'd have bought it for the GameCube if I could play it online). I played SOCOM the other day - nice game, but it'd be a great game if only you could use a keyboard and a mouse. Aiming with a control stick is not the way to go. :-(

PGP and iWipe

Sometimes life is cool. Sometimes Philip Zimmermann emails you about one of your products. Sometimes that day is today.

Bad Boys II

Though it seems that some people think very little of Bad Boys II, I am going to see it for II reasons:

  1. The father of a friend of mine wired the house that explodes (in West Palm Beach, though the movie leads you to believe it's in Miami).
  2. The house through which someone drives a Hummer is located about one mile from where I live. Rather, used to be located one mile from where I live. I saw the filming that day, and I'm interested to see how it looks once it's been scuttled onto the big screen.

So there you have it. I don't have any other reasons for wanting to see the movie. Maybe I'll go watch Bad Boys II and Gigli at the same time. Incidentally, there are exactly two reasons to see Gigli:

  1. Jennifer Lopez is still pretty damn hot.
  2. So you qualify for an "I Survived Gigli" t-shirt.


QotD: Color Elimination

Question: If you could eliminate one main color (purple, green, blue, red, black, white, brown, etc.) from existence, what color would get the heave-ho?

My Answer: I'm going to have to go with orange. Even though it's one of my favorite colors, I think red and yellow could more than make up for its loss. Brown is even a shade of orange, in a way, but is the color of dirt and cooked beef, so we definitely want to keep brown around.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Rich vs. Richer

Call me a jackass (no, really), but I love it when rich people act like children. It somehow makes the world seem a bit more fair.

"It's the billionaires fighting the millionaires," Jennings says. "The haves vs. the have-mores -- fun for the press," La Costa Beach homeowner Jodi Siegler says.

The debate? Whether - and where - to allow access to the sandy beaches fronting the homes of people like Goldie Hawn and David Geffen in Malibu, CA. My take? Fuck yeah! Money doesn't buy you the right to own the waterfront, and blocking people from getting there is not the way to go either.

QotD: Consent

Question: If you could set a national age of consent, what would it be?

My Answer: Though I know far too many people who only half-jokingly say things like "if there's grass in the field, play ball," my answer is a very solid, very firm "18."

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.


Two things I learned today:

  1. You can not ship pornographic movies to the state of Florida (and a few other states).
  2. Sex and the City is pornography.

In other words, I attempted to pre-order an entire collection of Sex and the City DVDs and was told by the DVD site (I won't say which) that they couldn't be shipped to me because pornographic materials cannot be shipped to Florida.

Funny, that certainly doesn't stop my monthly Playboy

P.S. Even funnier considering I've heard Tampa is the porn capital of the U.S.

Old Adium Logs

This script made short work of 58 "out of date" Adium log folders:

property logsFolder : "Gaia:Users:iacas:Library:Application
set cutoffDate to ( (current date) - (90 * days) )
tell application "Finder"
set folderList to (folders of folder logsFolder)
repeat with i from 1 to count of folderList
set AliasPath to item i of folderList as alias
set folderMod to modification date of (info for AliasPath)
if folderMod

Note: that first line is wrapped so it'll fit better on this page. Don't wrap your logsFolder if you use this script.

Kayak Lessons

Some things I learned tonight on the Apartment Pond as I will now call the pond in the middle of my apartment complex:

  • If you paddle really hard around in a circle, you can catch your own wake (until you tire out).
  • I need scupper plugs for a few of my scuppers.
  • I need a hat without one of those beans on top - carrying 65 lbs on your head is only made tougher when a small chunk of metal is being pushed into your noggin.
  • I could use a paddle snap or a paddle-holding system of some kind.
  • My kayak floats in about 4 inches of water.
  • When a fish jumps out of the water nearby, it can be scary.
  • I love those little paddle drips that form a widening triangle of expanding circles.
  • It's dark, my kayak is dark, and if you wear dark clothing you may as well be invisible. Ask the two people who had sex on their balcony while I sat talking on the phone with my parents not more than 50 yards away.

I bet nobody makes waterproof cases for iPods, do they? Hmmmm…


Seen on a mailing list:

There are better solutions out there. After doing ColdFusion work for over a year now, I would be *seriously* bummed if I had to go back to a working with a wordy scripting language like PHP or VB ASP.

Uh huh, no. Gabe and I once quoted someone a $15,000 job which existed as a CFM crap-ball. We figured it'd cost the client more if we worked with their existing .cfm stuff, and it'd be easier, faster, and more stable (etc. etc.) to redo the site in PHP and MySQL.

I have never, never had the desire to learn or use ColdFusion. Ever. And comparing PHP to ASP is a sin in my book too.

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