Thoughts on Sony

Sony didn’t learn from Beta format mistakes Sony isn’t letting the porn industry use their BlueRay format? I’m amazed at their short-sidedness here. Adult Entertainment was one of the key drivers for several industries success. It was key (as Scoble points out here) in VHS winning the format wars. Plus, it was one of the … [Read more…]

Google

I’m becoming a Google devotee. The way they’ve updated the personal homepage is top notch. It’s clean, concise, and easy to tweak: a marvelous combination! I’ve also been enjoying the range of options available for the toolbar (point of clarification: I use Firefox 2). I just discovered the RSS feed “adder” (bad grammar, spelling, etc, … [Read more…]

Fallout in cannon accident: Woman accused of threats against injured teen

Fallout in cannon accident: Woman accused of threats against injured teen There are some folks who just stun me with their immaturity. I respect and value traditions. However, if someone gets seriously hurt from it, it’s time to put it to bed. Too bad, so sad. For a 41 year-old to make threatening phone calls … [Read more…]

A Rebuttal : Green lobby must be treated as a religion

I felt a compelling need to respond to John Kay’s piece, “Green lobby must be treated as a religion”, from the Financial Times earlier this week. (To be clear, I’m simply responding to the most salient portions.) Environmentalism embraces a myth of the Fall: the loss of harmony between man and nature caused by our … [Read more…]

Bush’s Iraq Speech – FactCheck.org

Bush’s Iraq Speech – FactCheck.org As a response to Bush’s speech, this sums things up nicely (as well as Durbin’s response). Yesterday, though, I heard a little snippet of Bush’s speech to a group of troops. There, he said that Americans had forgotten that we are in a critical battle (or something to that effect) … [Read more…]

Apple Waves Its Wand at the Phone – New York Times

Apple Waves Its Wand at the Phone – New York Times One of a zillion articles on the debut of the iPhone. Dave Pogue has one key piece missing from most others: he’s actually handled one (albiet for around an hour). I really appreciate Pogue’s review, especially in lieu of the aforementioned point. If you’re … [Read more…]

Seattlest: Dishin’: How Now, Har Gow?

Seattlest: Dishin’: How Now, Har Gow? Jay Friedman laments the state of dim sum in Seattle. He should be thankful that he hasn’t been banished to the suburbs! Someday I’ll find decent Chinese up here. Most of the places are bland at the best, and over cooked and flavorless at the worst. Even potstickers, one … [Read more…]

The gloomy, noir charm of Battlestar Galactica. By Troy Patterson – Slate Magazine

The gloomy, noir charm of Battlestar Galactica. By Troy Patterson – Slate Magazine Though I haven’t watched much of this incarnation of Battlestar Gallactica, from what I have seen, I’m enthralled. Of course, I differentiate from this writer in that I was a serious fan of the 80’s cult classic. I find the series very … [Read more…]