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Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2004

Dave!I've returned from vacation and was looking forward to getting caught up with work, watching all the shows stacked up on my TiVo, and relaxing a bit. Alas, it was not meant to be. I've got a quick trip to Chicago ahead of me instead. Oh well.

TiVolution: I did manage to watch a few new shows that I am obsessed with. Namely, Veronica Mars, Lost, Scrubs, and Boston Legal. Seven hours of brilliant entertainment (2 episodes each) that have restored my faith in television. Every week Lost tells the background of a major character (in flashbacks) that explain how they got to where they are now, and I am captivated. Though I have to admit being a little nervous about what will happen when they've run out of characters to explore. Since only 48 47 people survived, what happens afterwards? Knowing J.J. Abrams, something spectacular.

Hope: Dare I get my hopes up again, only to have George Lucas dash them to pieces? The trailer for Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is all over the Internet and looks fantastic. Hearing James Earl Jones' voice as Darth Vader again after all these years is chilling. All that and Wookies too!!

Weight: The government has just released a study that reveals that the increase in average weight by 10 pounds of Americans in the 1990's has caused airlines to burn 350 million more gallons of fuel at a cost increase of $275 million in the year 2000 alone. But that's not the real problem... despite the fact that 65% of Americans are now classified as obese, airlines continue to pack seats closer and closer together. Planes that used to have 5 seats across now have 6. Planes that used to have 38 rows now have 42. If you are over 5'6" tall (I'm 6'2") then flying coach is absurdly uncomfortable no matter how much you weigh. If you're obese, you can diet. There's nothing I can do to make myself shorter.

Belated: Boston Red Sox World Series Champions. At last.

Treason: I received a surprisingly literate (but no less disturbing) email labeling my blog as "treason" because I don't support the president "who won fair and square." This is odd because at no point have I ever said that I "don't support the president." As an American, I'm pretty much obligated to respect the office of the president and support our country. For the record, what I don't support is the notion that Americans (or the world, for that matter) should not disagree with the president or question his actions. This is the very foundation on which the country was founded, and to imply otherwise is what I consider to be treasonous.

Foxy: Firefox release candidate 2 has been released for MacOS X. I find myself using it and Safari almost equally now.

Trash: If you've read my blog for any length of time, you already know I loathe Cnet. What I don't understand is why everybody doesn't loathe Cnet. Their anti-Apple rhetoric, anonymous editorial policy, and biased "journalism" makes them a source of "news" that should be wiped from the face of the internet. Just look at this URL to one of their stories at news.com:
http://news.com.com/ipods+are+the+tools+of+the+devil/2100-1041_3-5439378.html
Uhhh... "iPods are the tools of the devil" ?!? Even their URLs are biased. Worthless Cnet asshats.

Waahhh: I don't want to go to work today. Given the 3-hour time difference plus this antiquated daylight savings nonsense I am working on, the day seems half over even though it hasn't even began. Oh well, at least I get to leave early so I can pack my suitcase and head out again. Maybe gaining 2 hours in Chicago this weekend will fix me up?


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  1. Neil T. says:

    You can insert pretty much anything into CNet URLs; observe: http://news.com.com/whats+that+got+to+do+with+the+price+of+fish/2100-1041_3-5439378.html

    I wouldn’t say CNet sucked as much as you say they do – certainly they’ve been very pro-Firefox lately (although originally they were very biased against Mozilla).

  2. Dave2 says:

    Now that’s cool! From now on any links I have to Cnet will be in the form of:
    http://news.com.com/cnet+sucks+ass/2100-1041_3-5439378.html

    My personal feeling is that Cnet doesn’t do a good job reporting news, and instead does a crappy job reporting opinion. At the very least, their editors should be required to put their name on what they write.

  3. Morpheus says:

    RE: Treason

    According to Merriam-Webster:

    treason – a betrayal of trust

    Trust implies that there is an agreed upon bargain voluntarily made between two parties (not the case with politics, as we are forced into it at birth). Is a slave traitorous when he protests mistreatment by his Master?

  4. noni says:

    The person who wrote you may be parroting the bile individuals like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have spouted during these last four years — whether or not that’s the case, he or she reveals a deep ignorance about the principals this country is based on and our duty as citizens to speak up and ask questions of those who are supposed to serve us. Tossing around labels like ‘treason’ is an attempt to shut up people who have differing opinions, who see things differently — I can’t think of anything more ‘unamerican.’

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