Posted March 13th, 2003 @ 01:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I guess this isn't what they meant by getting ahead in school…
Mount Clemens attorney Robbie D. Lang has filed a lawsuit against the Lake Shore school district in hopes of getting his client, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Kennedy Middle School, back in classes. Lang said the boy was "victimized" Feb. 6 when a female student performed oral sex on him during a science class.
Full story can be found at Supermodels are Lonelier Than You Think.
Posted March 13th, 2003 @ 09:54am by Erik J. Barzeski
I woke up fairly early this morning and decided to go back to sleep. I went back to sleep for about an hour, and at some point I started dreaming. I decided awhile ago to blog all of my dreams because supposedly that will help you have or remember more (not blogging, just retelling it).
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Posted March 13th, 2003 @ 09:45am by Erik J. Barzeski
My fellow Cocoa Dev Central mates will appreciate the humor in this:
WHiTESAiNT: yea you fuckin faggot learn how to program bitch
Erik: Enemies are a good thing. Without Bluto, Popeye's
just a vegetarian sailor that likes anorexic chicks.
Call me, especially if it's before 4 or 5.
WHiTESAiNT: FUCK YOU
WHiTESAiNT: im jp i love u
WHiTESAiNT: learn how to program bitch!!!
This guy IMs our staff from time to time, asks the simplest stupid questions, wants people to write code for him, and then when told politely that you're busy, launches into tirades like that. It's amusing for about four seconds. But my IM policy is that we should all be adults, so I don't block anyone. I just don't respond to them (the Popeye thing was my away message).
Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 07:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm finally getting around to watching American Idol - Nick beat me to it. Let's see what I have to say, shall we? We shall, because as I mentioned earlier, this is my blog.
The theme this week is MoTown. The "you chose the wrong song" thing at the beginning is setting the stage. The composer is in the studio and is a guest judge this week. That's pretty cool, and I wonder if they're going to do that every week. I've never heard of his name, but he wrote a lot of pretty damn popular songs.
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Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 05:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I won a national award for this poem, but it's a bit of a farce. I wrote it in 1995.
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Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 05:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
When my hardware and OS vendor says jump, I try to evaluate my needs to determine whether I need to jump. I would like to hope that is the same for everyone. I guess not:
Hmm, Microsoft is adding webcam support to its instant messenger. I guess I gotta go and get a webcam again.
If you don't need a webcam, why go buy one just because they're adding support to their messenger? Guess what, Microsoft Ho: you've been able to use a Webcam for some time now. Says the Ho: "How High?"
Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 05:07pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This is about right:
My blog, my rules.
Same here. I try to be fair, and I have no problems with opposing viewpoints, but if you're a jackass and abuse privileges, I might yank your comment or block your IP (or whatever).
Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 03:13pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Hi. I am blogging from the Dohi (IHOP spun 180 degrees). I'm blogging from my HipTop. Just seeing how long this took. About five minutes, start to finish. Not bad.
Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 02:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Cabel and Steven have a little page up with photos of
all most of the people who got a t-shirt at MacWorld Expo San Francisco 2003. Check it out.
I spotted Phil Schiller! I spotted a few other "famous" folks too. But hey, let's have some fun with it: who can you find and name? Post in the comments.
Incidentally, Panic folks, I still want a shirt. I asked politely. XL with the spinny cursor like the Schillster. I'd pay for it, too. Steven? Cabel? Help out a fellow Mac software developer?
Posted March 12th, 2003 @ 01:57pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I had an absolutely fabulous* time with an absolutely fabulous* dame last night. I guess Friday is the next time we'll get to hang out. The girl's a keeper, friend or otherwise, because she likes steak. Mmmmmm. We went to see Chicago, hung out here at the apartment, ate some ice cream, and talked. A visit to Denny's got thrown in there somewhere as well.
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Posted March 11th, 2003 @ 12:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Aaron: Headin' to bed, ttyl.
Aaron: Headin' back to work...
Posted March 11th, 2003 @ 12:14pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Gizmodo notes the release of the world's thinnest GSM phone. From a company named Haier, the phone is just 12.9mm (about 0.511417326 inches). The P5 doubles as a voice recorder, and the photo to the right is a fake: it doesn't have a color screen. More false advertising! Well, it's not a real ad. Wait, didn't I just go through that?
I'm a big fan of form following function (I own an Aztek for crissakes), so I'm not sure this phone really fits that bill. I'll stick with my Motorola v60, thankyouverymuch. Not that I expect any cool phones to come to the USÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ how many BlueTooth phones do we have? Two?
It's pretty thin. I wonder if it vibratesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Posted March 11th, 2003 @ 10:54am by Erik J. Barzeski
A Puma representative named Pete (I won't post his last name) from Boston phoned me this morning and asked me to take down the image I formerly had posted to my entry entitled "More on that Vodka Ad." Pete denied that the ad was an official Puma ad or that it was running in Maxim Brazil, and though I argued for fair used briefly (i.e. I mentioned that I felt showing the ad fell under fair use), he told me that their logo, which is trademarked, supercedes or rules out the possibility of fair use. Pete - if you're reading this and I've got something wrong in the transcription, let me know.
I really don't see the need to perpetuate a lie, and Pete told me the advertisement is not authentic, so I've removed the image. Pete said that the ads were creating negative publicity, and the lawyers wanted them taken down. I asked Pete to email me, for no real reason, and received this "official" response:
PUMA AG Statement regarding unauthorized "bad taste advertisement":
It has been brought to our attention that several unauthorized, sexually suggestive advertisements portraying the PUMA brand have been released over the Internet. We are appalled that images like these would be created and distributed under the PUMA name. As a brand, we seek to take a unique perspective toward our advertising in an effort to challenge the boundaries of our industry; however we would never consider using these tactics. We are in the process of researching the circumstances and reserve any legal steps available.
Fair enough. He was polite to call and was polite on the phone. Image removed.
Posted March 11th, 2003 @ 10:22am by Erik J. Barzeski
Saw this article today and it points out that Bush Jr. and Sr. have different points of view.
In an ominous warning for his son, Mr Bush Sr said that he would have been able to achieve nothing if he had jeopardised future relations by ignoring the UN. "The Madrid conference would never have happened if the international coalition that fought together in Desert Storm had exceeded the UN mandate and gone on its own into Baghdad after Saddam and his forces."
I'm not terribly political, but I saw elsewhere that another diplomat resigned and it's somewhat comforting that Shrub Sr. is urging some more caution.
Posted March 11th, 2003 @ 12:52am by Erik J. Barzeski
Well okay, it's called Programming Mac OS X: A Guide for UNIX Developers, and I wonder if it's any good. I come from the Mac side of things, but at the same time, as someone who's been doing Web development for a decade or three (okay, maybe just one), I know a teensy bit of Unix too.
Incidentally, I type "Unix" and not "UNIX." GNU's home page says "Unix" too. Then again, it's "not." The FreeBSD folks say "UNIX." Whatever…