Thursday, April 26, 2007

Now THIS is cool!

Finally, George Lucas has added some digital editing to a "Star Wars" movie and it didn't suck -- a reminder to not use cell phones:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Google Recipe Search?!?


Google Recipe Search?!?, originally uploaded by macfixer.

I typed in "Tuna Recipes" into Safari's Google box and got a really weird result -- when did Google start doing this? This is cool!

Google's Engrish


Google's Engrish, originally uploaded by macfixer.

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

Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie


Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie, originally uploaded by macfixer.

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

The Next Generation Of "Cho"

Just when I think the last story couldn't be topped, here comes another doozy from CNN:

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
...and people wonder how these kids grow up into angry, seething teenagers!

I guess "Doo-Doo Brown" wasn't available?

Chinese translation error blamed for slur on sofa label

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

"Big Hit In Canada"


"Big Hit In Canada", originally uploaded by macfixer.

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

The Ultimate Compilation

Courtesy of Gorillamask.net, if this is your first time on the Internet, this 3 minute collection of classic web clips should get you up to speed:

Friday, April 13, 2007

Something New Is In The Pipe

No, not the youtube video.

No, not a new job.

No, not a new post at 5 things (although you are free to visit).

Something new, hip, and totally web 2.0

Stay tuned


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update: I did post some updates over at 5 things after all!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My First Movie: Now In QuickTime Format!

I've now re-posted the soon-to-be-an-interweb-classic "How To Destroy A Laptop" in QuickTime format, for better viewing fidelity (thanks, Revver!). Revisit a classic today!

What's that, you say? You don't have QuickTime? Luddite... grab it here

Jon Stewart O-Face


Jon Stewart O-Face, originally uploaded by macfixer.

What Mrs. Stewart sees.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Countdown to Onions


Countdown to Onions, originally uploaded by macfixer.

Saw this countdown clock in the local Big Y supermarket. Mac OS X, sure -- but who the hell camps out at the supermarket for onions?!?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

What The Heck Am I Watching 8: "The End Of Days Is Upon Us"

Apparently, this was a video made for kids some time in 1980 or something... makes me snicker just thinking about it. Question is, who ARE some of these people?



Lord, help us.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

What The Heck Am I Watching 7: Do Canadians Even Celebrate April Fools Day?

Alanis Morissette turns this Fergie song into a haunting ballad. Really. Think that one over before you watch:


Profiteering To Go

Can anyone explain to me how a couple of new features (like Office 2007 read-only support) warrants DataViz charging us loyal users to upgrade to Documents To Go 10?

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
That's it? Don't get me started on how DataViz is charging for "Various bug fixes" when their previous product, Documents To Go 9 remained unpatched for the entire 6 months it was on the market.

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.

Monday, April 02, 2007

What The Heck Am I Watching 6: "That Burning Sensation"

Be prepared to witness stupidity in it's rawest, most juvenile form. If words like "asshole" and "sack" offend you, then this video is not for you. Otherwise, please refrain from drinking any liquids, because you will launch said beverage through your nose: