Monday, September 29, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More thoughts on that lady from Alaska

Just a thought really...if she would just cooperate with the damn investigation then is wouldn't be news would it? Whats worse? Being investigated or refusing to cooperate? By refusing to cooperate she is just implicating herself in the public perception...whether or not she truly did anything wrong.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain the Miracle Worker

CNN Story Title - Adviser calls BlackBerry 'miracle' McCain 'helped create'

Sort of reminds me of Al Gore "Inventing the Internet"

"Airline Baggage Fees" or "Lets get Raped by the Airlines"

Yesterday United airlines announced that they are doubling their fees for the 2nd checked bag to $50.

WTF?!? Not that I actually would ever willingly fly United or anything but what the hell?

Hypothetical: I am flying somewhere and need to check 2 bags. I could fly with Airline X and Pay $Y amount....or I could fly with United and pay $Y amount plus and additional $50 for that second bag(plus $15 for 1st). That's adding $65 to the ticket price.

Sorry guys...but United ticket pricing is not $65 less then their competitors. Why the hell would anyone fly with them?

Sadly I think that once one airline makes a move like this it will give a free hand to others to follow suit.

Next fee they will come up with. $50 fee if you are alive. $75 if you are dead.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Kooks

Last night Simon and I went to see the Kooks. Tickets for $10 at Lupos so how could I turn this show down? While both opening bands were pretty terrible, the first being slightly better than the second but really not by much the Kooks themselves were pretty good. I've known about this band for several years now while nobody else in the states knew who they were...so I found it a little weird to see a room full of college kids singing along to all their songs. I think they played every song on their album, plus a few others that I hadn't heard yet. Overall a good show. If you are into brit bands at all then check them out if they happen to be in the area.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dice

I'm off to go roll some dice over in Medway for the first time in over a month. 4E is a good game, but its been frustrating trying to get 4 people to all be able to show up.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Simon's Creature


Palin's Answer

Charlie Gibson asks Sarah Palin if she has ever met another head of state...

Her reply:
PALIN: I have not and I think if you go back in history and if you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer that I just gave you. But, Charlie, again, we've got to remember what the desire is in this nation at this time. It is for no more politics as usual and somebody's big, fat resume maybe that shows decades and decades in that Washington establishment, where, yes, they've had opportunities to meet heads of state ... these last couple of weeks ... it has been overwhelming to me that confirmation of the message that Americans are getting sick and tired of that self-dealing and kind of that closed door, good old boy network that has been the Washington elite.

So is she talking about McCain here? I really hope someone catches this as a sound bite.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spore Creature of the Day


Palin

I don't give a damn if Palin is a good mother. Her family doesn't matter. What matters is, can she be trusted to manage the biggest economy in the world if McCain were to keel over? Can she hit the "big red button" if she had too? Can she face down other world leaders? So far I've heard little about her abilities on these fronts...the media seems to be focusing only her skills as a mother...which some can argue is the most important job there is...but not the one she is running for.

I'm looking forward to when the surprise has worn off and we can get some actual information about her...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Super Collider

I'm hoping we don't all die today when they turn on the Super Collider.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

God I'm addicted to Spore.....


I didn't realize it but I've been playing Spore for about 5 hours now...
Below are some of the vehicles my creatures are using...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Rain

Raining out today. Kinda sucks as I was hoping to get out somewhere ocean-ish today. Not the end of the world though as I have a ton of stuff I need to do about the new room. Right now I've discovered I have nowhere to actually put my clothing. Also nowhere to put my food. At least this isn't long term so I just feels like I'm living in someone else's house for a little while. A couple months maybe?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Moved

All moved.....next time though I'm going to hire people to do it. Seriously killed me for the week.

Monday, September 01, 2008

What I'm Reading

I've been re-reading Cryptonomicon the last few days. I'm about halfway done with it and probably will finish by the end of the week. I don't know what it is about this book that draws me in so much. This is maybe the 4th time I've read it(maybe 5th) and every time its like its the first time. For a 1000 page book it just seems to fly by. I'm looking forward to Stephenson's new book "Anathem" which comes out at the end of the month.

Random Thought

Nice day out. Wish I was going to the beach.