Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Wow, look at the writing on this dialog box! I usually click the "OK" button every morning at login and move on with my life. However, one morning I actually read the words on it -- I'm not sure if the blame is on Windows XP or on Google, but it's really really bad:
"The server www.google.com at Please log in to your Google Account requires a username and password"
Who proofread that?!?
Saturday, April 21, 2007
In December, Sonia and I purchased tickets to see "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" performers Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie in Torrington CT for April. Man, are we glad we did!
The skits were all based on "Whose Line...", and they picked people out of the audience to help, and they used a phone book to get some local Connecticut flavor for their performances.
The best skit? The second-to-last one, where Brad and Colin sang opera while blindfolded, barefoot, and on-stage with 100 mousetraps! Talk about thinking on your feet!
At the end, they sang a "what did we learn?" song using bits and pieces from the skits they did (that's where I took this picture -- photos were allowed). They mentioned they were coming back "next year" -- and we're going to buy tickets again!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Mother forced toddlers to fight
Sounds like this was trying to be made into the next "Landlord" video (which is hysterical, by the way. see it while you can!) on the interweb. Here are the bullet points:
- Mom forced 2 year-old son, 3 year-old daughter to fight, filmed them on video
- Woman goaded son with gay slurs, laughed as tearful pair punched each other
- Mother and three other women spared jail, given one-year suspended sentences
Doris Moore was shocked when her new couch was delivered to her Toronto home
with a label that used a racial slur to describe the dark brown shade of the
upholstery. The situation was even more alarming for Moore because it was
her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out "nigger brown" on the tag.
The best part of this story comes from this quote:
"It's amazing. I've been here since 1972 and I never knew the meaning of this word," said Vanaik, a native of India.Call me a grizzled veteran, but I gotta tell ya, that's some naive person!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
My friend ripped a copy of Tenacious D's "Pick of Destiny" and unfortunately, the subtitles decided to stop working around the 33% mark. So, for the rest of the movie, apparently, everybody was saying, "Big hit in Canada".
Regardless it was an awesome movie.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
What's that, you say? You don't have QuickTime? Luddite... grab it here
Monday, April 09, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Lord, help us.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
If you were to look at DataViz' own support page, you'd see it looks a little light for features:
- Now supports Microsoft Office 2007
- View Microsoft Word 2007 files and attachments - read-only
- View Microsoft Excel 2007 files and attachments - read-only
- Various bug fixes
Now, I've been a loyal Documents To Go user since the first Mac incarnation (version 2.002!). The suite has gone through changes that turned it from a basic "view my documents on my Palm" application to a full fledged "who needs a laptop" suite. It seems to me that DataViz must feel the Palm OS market is dying out, and they want to milk us for all we're worth before we jump ship. It's not fair, and upgrading from 9 right now is not a really wise investment at this time.