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In the Final Four: thoughts on the Tournament so far

So, Kansas made it into the Final Four.  Bare­ly. ((We won 59–57 ver­sus a tal­ent­ed David­son team that deserved more than a 10-seed, if I do say so myself.  Here’s a good sum­ma­ry of the game.)) It has been an enter­tain­ing tour­na­ment so far, though there have been few bright spots.  In fact, Kansas is […]

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Meta

WordPress 2.5 brings hotness, possible breakage

Noth­ing like mess­ing with a per­fect­ly work­ing blog. I’ll be upgrad­ing to Word­Press 2.5 lat­er today. The blog might break. My apolo­gies. For what­ev­er that’s worth. Update: No break­age involved.  Had to refresh my includ­ed images a cou­ple of times, but oth­er than that, every­thing went smooth­ly, like a point upgrade should.  Your mileage may […]

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Culture Rants

What drove you from local news?

I don’t watch the local news on tele­vi­sion. I don’t know many peo­ple who do. If I hap­pen to flip to local news, I might watch if the weath­er is on, but I will nev­er go find it. Why is that? Because one day in win­ter I saw a news sto­ry so dumb, so asi­nine, […]

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Culture

Song choice derails the Chikezie! Express, on American Idol

For this week of Amer­i­can Idol the singers got to choose songs from the year of their birth. It’s like Eight­ies Nite all over again, only with few­er songs to choose from. Which was prob­a­bly a good thing. Randy was a lit­tle harsh this week, and Paula was wear­ing some weird armwarm­ers with dia­monds on […]

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Culture

The Beatles giveth, and the Beatles taketh away, on American Idol

[Actu­al­ly last week’s episode, but it was Spring Break, so sue me. Dan­ny.] If the first night of Bea­t­les (real­ly the Lennon-McCart­ney Song­book) was a glo­ri­ous show­case of all things good on Amer­i­can Idol, then the sec­ond night of Bea­t­les (actu­al songs the Bea­t­les record­ed) was just the oppo­site, a flop-heavy col­lec­tion of mediocre per­for­mances […]

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Politics

No, he’s not running for Vice President

Last Fri­day, Bill Richard­son endorsed Barack Oba­ma for Pres­i­dent, over his long-time ties to Bill Clin­ton and the Clin­ton maquina. A lot of the sour grapes being hurled at Richard­son by the Clin­ton team/mates are along these lines, “He’s just gun­ning for the Vice Pres­i­den­tial spot now,” accus­ing him of dis­loy­al­ty (loy­al­ty being the most […]

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Technology

Lawrence has been Street Viewed!

So, Google, pur­vey­ors of “what com­put­ers were sup­posed to do for us,” have this Google Maps fea­ture called Street View. Cars with cam­eras on top cruise around the coun­try, tak­ing pic­tures of… well, of every­thing. Then they load them up online, and when you vis­it Google Maps, you can see actu­al pic­tures of the loca­tion […]

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The 9:10 to Crazyland

And I do, then you’ll want to read this inter­view in Esquire where he con­fronts the Inter­net. Choice bits include his dig at Charl­ton Hes­ton and the bit about ball iron­ing. Cements him as a celebri­ty I’d like to know.

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Technology

Nature crushes our robotic overlords

This is from some time ago, but still worth not­ing. If SkyNet was think­ing about start­ing their world dom­i­na­tion with robot­ic insects, they might want to think again. Nature is awe­some.

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Culture Technology

I’m already standing in line for an Apple DVR

This patent appli­ca­tion by Apple regard­ing their research into dig­i­tal video recorder (DVR) tech­nolo­gies has me sali­vat­ing. If you know me at all, you know how much I love my TiVo. And yet, were Apple to build a DVR, I would hap­pi­ly back over my TiVo on the way to the near­est Apple Store. I’m […]