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Bullet Sunday 246

Posted on Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Dave!It'll have to be a short Bullet Sunday today... I've got a big mess to clear up in my living room...

   
• Diiiiiiiieee! A new study shows that single people die younger than married people. The bottom-line being that I would live (on average, I guess) 8 to 17 years longer if I were to get hitched. I don't really know if I want to live 17 years longer on this sick sad world, but I suppose I should start investigating mail-order bride options just in case.

   
• Millionaires! Everybody's favorite drug-endorsing, alcohol-gorging, sex-addicted, party-obsessed melody-makers are back and asking for your help to finance their first album! That's right, Millionaires (one of those bands I hate to love) has opened up a project on Kickstarter to raise $10,000 in funding...

People can say what they like about the girls, but Millionaires know how to crank out addictive pop tunes that infest your brain unlike any other. There's just something inexplicably appealing about their unique blend of nasty-ass lyrics and thumping beats! Here's one of the least offensive songs from their last EP...

If you want to donate to the cause, visit their Kickstarter page! Thanks to Adam for the link.

   
• RIP HP Mobile! The big news in tech this week was Hewlett Packard killing off their "WebOS" products... namely their phones (like the Pre) and tablet (the "iPad killing" TouchPad).

Personally I don't give a crap. Nothing in these products was overwhelmingly more compelling than what you can get from an iPhone or iPad, so why bother? Why waste everybody's time? I want real competition for Apple so they are forced to keep innovating and moving forward... HP was obviously never serious about challenging iOS dominance, so good riddance.

Though it's kind of stupid to pay 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS for something you're going to piss away. And I feel really bad for the people at Palm who thought that getting bought out by HP was going to rescue all their hard work. I mean, hey... their commercials may have given me nightmares, but Palm was a decent company at one time. It's all a shame, but not surprising though. HP has a history of fucking things up.

   
• Comic Collector! At one time, Macintosh users who were comic book fans had a nifty solution for keeping track of their collection. It was called ComicBase, and made it a snap to catalog you comics. But then the people behind the program abandoned the Mac and went full-on Windows, which was pretty shitty to do to their fans, but I guess you go where the money is. For years, there hasn't been a really serious alternative if you're a Mac Whore. But all that changed with Colletorz.com decided to make their "Comic Collector" software available on the Mac...

Comic Collector for Mac OS X

I've had a few crashes from time to time... and adding a bar code scanner can cause a few problems... but, overall, I'm very happy with it. Finally Mac users have a serious comic book database utility which pulls from a vast repository of information and images. If you're a Mac or Windows user looking to keep track of your comics, you can download a free trial at their website.

   
And now? Time to throw away another couple bags of crap I've been collecting before bedtime. I feel my life getting less complicated already!

Comments

  1. LeSombre says:

    Married people don’t really live longer Dave. It just seems longer to us. :-)

  2. the muskrat says:

    I wasn’t familiar with The Millionaires until just now. I’m trying not to resent you for place their tune in my head.

  3. Avitable says:

    I think it’s a great use of Kickstarter, and they’ve almost reached their goal in less than a week, which is awesome.

  4. Sybil Law says:

    That Millionaires song is fucking awful.
    But doesn’t it feel good to get rid of all that stuff?!

  5. Ian says:

    I am not sure I want to live 8 – 17 years longer either. I think 40 is a nice round number to die on.

  6. Nenette says:

    Married men live longer, yet we wives try so hard to kill them. Maybe the “slowly and painfully” method isn’t so effective…

  7. we might need to make a pact to get married when we are 70 if we are both still single (i plan on still being not married, so basically the ball is in your court).

    wait.

    would i have to move? we could be married and not live together, right? that i would totally do. consider yourself officially being chased. in 30 years.

  8. Suebob says:

    If you decide you want to live longer, maybe you, me and Hello Hahanarf could work out some kind of sister-wives but not being obedient or living with you thing.

  9. martymankins says:

    Having used a Palm Pre for the last 18 months, I can tell you that it is no iPhone, but I do like webOS implementation of alerts vs. the iPhone alerts. Maybe iOS 5 will fix this. And as a recent blog post mentioned, I also now have one of those RIP TouchPads, which is not quite as slick as my iPad 2, but mostly that’s because the hardware is limiting in several ways.

    I would have given webOS a good chance of providing some decent competition to Apple, but since Palm and HP fucked it up really bad, it’s chances of every competing properly are long gone, IMO.

  10. Cap says:

    I will totally marry you AND you can still have a girlfriend if you want, AND should you decide you would rather marry your girlfriend, I won’t take half your stuff. Pinkie swear.

    It’s win/win. You get to live longer and I … wait. What’s in this for me?

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