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May 29, 2003

Convert To Judaism: Gain Superpowers!

judaism.jpg Oy Vey!

Still no.

Though, it feels like it's any day now. Thanks for checking,

May 28, 2003

Congress widens tax break on SUVs

Something seems a little backwards here.


Still no. Still not yet.

May 27, 2003

Read It To Me

read_it_to_me.gif Read It To Me creates a playlist of MP3 files in iTunes from your unread items in NetNewsWire using Apple's Text-to-Speech that you can sync to your iPod.


Not yet. Keep checking!

May 25, 2003

BLOG: The Musical

blog_musical.gif He calls it blog: the musical, but it's just a one song act right now. More contributions are needed to flesh out the plot. I laughed, and laughed, and laughed some more anyway. via [ bettnet ]

May 21, 2003

Not for those faint of heart...

A very funny transcript of a online chat conversation between two people, one with a memory disorder, and one with, er other intentions.

May 19, 2003

Oh Google! What did I do to deserve this?

I'm no longer #2 on Google. Oh google. You fickle sassy wench! How do you work? We'll never know it seems.

Get a Mac made out of Lego.

Available on ebay.

May 17, 2003

New York Times article about Dating a Blogger.

Check it out. Free registrations required

See the Animatrix in a theater - for free!

The dates are just in for the Animatrix screenings and the Boston show is set for Sat. May 31 at midnight, at Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline MA. Anyone that is interested in an invitation to the screening should drop Sandy an email at animatrixinvite@yahoo.com - tell her Joshua sent you.

People should know that this is a FREE event and since the theater only seats 235 people, admittance will be on a first come first serve basis, even with an invitation, so arrive early! Four of the nine shorts can be viewed online now at http://www.intothematrix.com. This might be your only chance to see this awesome animation on the big screen...

Without giving it all away, what people should know about the Animatrix...

The Animatrix explains the fall of mankind, and the rise of the machines. One character that appears in the Matrix Reloaded, (i won't say who) is the subject matter of one of the nine short stories in the Animatrix. It is also safe to assume, that a few of the short stories will also tie into The Matrix Revolutions that will be released in November.


fluffic.gif Marshmallow Fluff seems innocent enough, but how would you feel if an eight foot wave of it came down on you? Probably the same way people felt back in 1919, when a huge wave of molasses flooded the streets of Boston. via [ The Ultimate Insult ]

May 16, 2003

Hai! Mount iPod in car.

transpod_photo2.jpg If I could read Japanese, I'd be able to tell you the details of this add-on kit to mount your old iPod in your car. via [ Protein OS ]

May 15, 2003

Zero Matches on Google, Mandy Berwick.

Foxtrot still rocks.

Um, is this a farting plant?

No, seriously. Is it?

May 14, 2003

West Wing Comments.

Attn: SPOILERS AHEAD. Do NOT click on "Read more..." if you haven't seen tonight's episode...

Ok, I remember when The West Wing came on the air probably 4 or 5 years ago now. I never really watched it or got into it despite all the wonderful ratings, awards, blah blah blah. At some point towards the end of last season, I watched an episode, and then another, and realized what many have known for a long time: The West Wing is one of the best written shows on network television, let alone any television. It's smart (really smart), funny, touching, engaging, and completely entertaining.

When I started watching it, I thought to myself, "This is as good as Sports Night." I guess there was a reason for that... it was created and written by the same guy, Aaron Sorkin. Anyway, I was hooked and watched all the episodes from last season all last summer. What did NBC say... if you haven't seen it yet, it's not a repeat! Damn, that's clever!
Ok, enough fan babble... tonight's season finale [last spoiler warning] was just awesome. Ok, well it was awesome in the sense of what transpired on the show but disappointing in what didn't. Having the president resign since he clearly doesn't think he's in the right frame of mind to make sound decisions is pure brilliance in the writing. It makes it clear why they booted the VP off the show a couple of weeks ago because it means that the speaker of the house is the next in charge if the president resigns... conspiracy theorists get to work! So we've never really seen the speaker of the house in the show, or at least I haven't... so who walks in to make it clear that he's the boss and he's not really interested in anyone's opinions (including Barlett's) but his own? It's John Goodman. Goodman, who's already an amazing choice for this role, knows how the play the heavy, no pun intended. Just look at Oh Brother Where Art Tho and Barton Fink*, to name a few. And they kept it such a good secret, even IMDB does have it listen yet. (I did submit it tho.) Anyway, he's clearly an ass and Sorkin is going out with style leaving more things open and to be resolved than any writer next season could ask for, and possibly even want. James Brolin did such a wonderful job at being Barlett's nemesis but, imho, he's not going to be able to hold a candle to Goodman. Stay tuned.

(By the way, Barton Fink comes out on DVD next Tuesday. About time.)

Hillbilly Whack!

In really exciting gaming news, Small Fry Studios released a teaser for Hillbilly Whack today and apparently, it's all the buzz at E3. Doom III, Half Life II, World of Warcraft? You can all rest assured none of them compare to Hillbilly Whack!

Verizon speed upgrade? Not.

So I can't seem to get the new double speed upgrade that Verizon has promised me on my DSL to actually be an upgrade. I'm supposed to have a 1.5 speed but still only getting 500ish. Steve's having Comcast issues and Verizon can't seem to help me. Updates soon but so far, my Comcast cable connection is still 2-3 times as fast as Verizon's fastest DSL.

May 13, 2003

20,000 Jedi Worshippers in Canada?

Okay, Ready... has all the details via Slashdot. This can't be good for anyone.

Holy spitball Batman!

Or should I say Batdog? I gotta git' me one of those!

Mo money mo money mo money.

It seems that the $20 bill is getting a redesign. Didn't we just go through this a few years ago? How about spending some time getting rid of the useless penny instead of wasting millions on the $20. Also the article mentions that the $1 and $2 bill are remaining the same. The $2 bill? Are they seriously still making that?

Rena Sofer is Coupling.

renasofer80.jpg Coupling joins the NBC TV schedule and Joshua's TiVo Season Pass list.

May 12, 2003

UPS bought Mailboxes, etc?

So apparently, when I wasn't looking, UPS bought almost all of the Mailboxes, Etc. stores around the country. They're now called The UPS Store. All I can say is about frickin time. MBE was a great way to overpay for shipping. Now you can pay standard UPS rates at the UPS Store, without that just reamed feeling as you leave.


I've just installed a little utility called KungTunes that, with a little bit of hacking and formatting on my side, allows you to see what my computer has recently played - or is currently playing. Please note, I currently have iTunes set to play random from every CD in my 800+ disc collection so some of this stuff is pretty out there, and gets quickly skipped - so no harassing email about some bizarre show tune or something. Also, if you click on the artist name, you can check out more details on Amazon.

May 11, 2003

Miserable Allergies.

Anyone else in the Boston (or surrounding suburbs) area dying from allergies? I am having the worst allergic reactions to the pollen in the air and haven't felt this miserable in any recent memory. My nose won't stop running. (I think the guy at the Sears tool checkout counter today thought I was a coke-head.) My eyes are ridiculously itchy and red. (And the woman at Home Depot surely thinks I'm stoned.) I am getting a lot done on the new house, including installing a dryer vent hose and external duct, and for the first time, actually used duct tape on a duct - it really works! I am taking Alavert which is one of those over-the-counter knock-offs of Claritin now that it's available without a prescription. It's supposed to work for 24 hours. It doesn't. But I am not sure if anything can make me feel 100% better at this rate. One neat thing is that the Alavert pill dissolves in your mouth so you don't need to be so inconvenienced by having to actually get a glass of water. It also leaves a minty taste in your mouth so although I look like I've been chopping raw onions for 48 hours without sleeping, at least my breath is fresh.

May 8, 2003

Make Your Own Funky Beats.

audiounits.gif Why wait for Final Cut Pro 4 with Soundtrack to make your own funky beats? DJ Flack has some Flash tools on his website to help you lay down some sonic gold.

May 6, 2003


Got a different but similar error... no response but then it posted just fine. The investigation continues.

Trying NetNewsWire for posting.

Warning: Boring Blog Tech Stuff Ahead:
I've been using KungLog for posting and it's been great but MT has been giving me timeout errors, yet posting correctly. I thought I'd try out NetNewsWire's posting options and see what kind of results I get. Stay tuned. Or don't. That's the wonder of the web.

Email of the week.

Whaz up josh! This is josh here too! How ya doin bro haven\'t seen ya in a while!!!! Seen any good lookin girls down there yet? Your such a lucky guy to have all of those girls hagin on you like that! I have that problem too you know you just can\'t get them off of ya! Have a great summer!
From your number 1 fan

Hey, this is my number 1 fan guys and gals. If you want to be my number one fan, you better get cracking 'cause that title doesn't come easy, nor is it without a huge responsibility. But alas, you probably already know this.

May 5, 2003

A test. #3 in a series.

Timeout Test #3. Hopefully not to be continued.

Some more testing continued.

I am still trying to figure out why I am getting timeouts with MT and Kunglog. Please ignore this as well.

Some more testing.

I am still trying to figure out why I am getting timeouts with MT and Kunglog. Please ignore this.


May 3, 2003

He's Fallen and he Won't be Getting up Again!

omitm.jpg The Old Man of the Mountain's face fell off this morning. What's New Hampshire going to do now, with the back of their quarters?

May 2, 2003

Testing 1 2 3

I am doing some tests today. Please ignore this. Stop reading. Stop! Stop it now. Please! Ok, fine. Read on. But don't blame me if you enjoy it.

May 1, 2003

Save Money. Go Faster. Hidden $ in your phone!

No no, this isn't Spam but I hope you appreciated my "Spam Compatible" subject.

I called Verizon this morning and said "Hey, I'd like to cancel my service?"

"Why sir?" responded the oh-so-friendly representative.

"Because Comcast is faster and cheaper," I replied. Duh.

"Well if I could double your speed and knock off $15 a month, permanently, would you stay with Verizon?"

"Uhhhh," I pondered quickly calculating that the 2x speed increase would equal my speed from Comcast. I'm sharp as a tack! "Sure. Make it happen #1."

"Excuse me?"

"Yes, I would like that thank you."

If you use Verizon DSL, call them up and tell them they're too slow and expensive and you want to cancel. You will get the same deal. Note: If you're too far away from one of their central offices (greater than 12,000 feet I believe) you will get the discount but not speed increase.


Email of the Week.

From: "anoymouse"

Message: "your cholestarols to high, lower it fattey"

Good times.