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Thu, Jun. 29th, 2006, 04:01 pm
Good by Live Journal....

Its done... a bittersweet thing for me. I have set up a WordPress blog over on my own network. Assuming it all continues to run smoothly, this should be my last Live Journal Post. Please update your bookmarks to the following.


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I will miss you Live Journal. You have been very good to me, educating, and introducing me to the world of blogging, and ultimately inspiring me to create my own. *sniff* its sort of like a bird leaving the nest...

ok enough sentimental crap, go over to the new site and give me some feedback!!!

Wed, Jun. 28th, 2006, 11:31 am
Where does your oil come from?

Here is one to fuel my liberal friends... as it rightly should.

Most Americans don't know Canada is their biggest oil supplier


So it seems to me, that the price of middle east oil should not have that great of an impact on us. Yet the media perpetuates the myth, and the American Oil Companies are only too happy to keep trying to find the increasing american tolerance of price.

Combine this with the recent news, that American Oil Co's are reporting record profits and it all starts to look a bit too much like a conspiracy, or at the very least collusion on some level.

It also says to me that we really need to explore more Alaskan oil opportunities while we continue to push the government for the energy alternatives that have been around for a while as well as the emerging ones.

I do realize that a sudden switch away from oil would devastate the economy, but we need to see more government backing of the alternatives if we are ever to make the migration....

Ok enough of this.....



Wed, Jun. 28th, 2006, 10:32 am
Password protected bullets....?

A new invention or idea I guess... was patented recently.

Invention: Password-protected bullets

its a bit misleading, since its really the clip that gets passworded, but the idea is that you either have to enter a passcode, when loading/reloading, or have the right fingerprint or the gun won't fire. A nice thought in theory, but can you just see Jack Bower having to worry about case sensitivity when reloading in a fire fight? heheh

Actually if this could be made reliable with biometrics it has potential, for protecting hunting weapons from being accidently fired... but unless it can be set for multiple approved users, this will suck for home defense.... even if it can be set for multiple users it still limits the options of the home defender he he/she wants to pass the weapon off to a guest etc....


Wed, Jun. 28th, 2006, 10:21 am
"Japanese people simply aren't having sex"

ok while we wait for me to set up wordpress and make the switch to that server..... why not some more interesting news.

I had no idea but apparently Japan has a fertility issue.... and the root cause?

"Japanese people simply aren't having sex"
So if your single... go help a brother, or sister out would ya? ;)

Wed, Jun. 28th, 2006, 09:03 am
LJ Paid account expired... whoops

Apparently while I was in Vegas last week, my Live Journal Paid account expired. No big deal I was planning on hosting my own word press server soon anyway, and I didn't think I was using any of the "paid" features of Live Journal.

Apparently I was using one of them..... all my remote sites that showed my LJ content have stopped showing content. they now just show a link to the LJ site.

If you got my content via RSS feed you should be fine, or if you linked to my LJ page you should be fine.... However if your using


You will have an extra link to click to get here....

I guess I'll have to get the wordpress server going faster than I thought. :)

Mon, Jun. 19th, 2006, 01:19 pm
Music Piracy "contained"

Heh hardly, but if the RIAA sees illegal music sharing as "flat" its because of the success of legal services like itunes, and allofmp3.com keeping the pressures on the industry to keep the cost of downloads low and affordable.

USATODAY.com - RIAA chief says illegal song-sharing 'contained'

I believe with the success of individual music files for $0.99 or less, and the ease of use of these services. 95% of us are more than happy to use the legal means of music collections. TV and Movies are where the Piracy is now, and we are starting to see strides in that direction as well.

Many TV shows are being made free for download after airing, an effort I applaud , but movies, being such large files are really only efficiently distributed through a system like bit torrent which, shars the bandwidth among all the users at once. What the movie industry needs is a High Def Codec that shrinks the file sized down to something like an mp3. Some accidental discovery, will happen sometime soon.... and we will have mpeg 8 or something that preserves all the quality and keeps the file small enough, that its reasonable to pay $1.99 for a movie.... until then...

Arrrg Yeeh Matey.

Mon, Jun. 19th, 2006, 01:07 pm
Your just, not in season....

To all the women that think their butt is too big...

News in Science - Seasons change your body shape.

Just tell everyone your not in season... ;)

Mon, Jun. 12th, 2006, 09:57 pm
iPod/portable DVD mashup.

ahh device convergence.... sort of... this devices doesn't do what multiple devices would do, so I guess its not really a convergence... but well anyway... you'll see soon... if I ever get to the describing part.

Take the best part of a portable DVD player... the portable fold out screen and the the best part of your 5g iPod, well all of it and mash them together. What do you get ? This...

Sonic Impact K1 brings a 70inch screen to your iPod

Its an iPod dock that also happens to include a 7" widescreen display, and its own touch controls. Basically slip in your ipod and watch those 100% legal movies and videos you have archived there without the squinting. I am also assuming this can power your iPod from its own batteries thus eliminated in the problem of not having enough juice to watch a whole movie thing as well.

Its expected to run for $300 or so, which isn't bad considering your total outlay for iPod and portable display system would be $550. I little steep when compared to a true portable dvd player but... then you'd have to lug around a bunch of dvds...

Sonicimpact 1X

Mon, Jun. 12th, 2006, 09:46 pm
portable pod-casting the right way.

Even since Belkin started making more than overpriced cables, I have not been a fan. The first product of theirs I actually use on a regular basis (Nostromo Speed Pad) I figured I only really liked because its company had bee acquired by Belkin. But it seems when it comes to iPod accessories this is just not the case. Belkin just seems to make quality products, and now they have come out with one I have been waiting for.

A Ring Belkin's TuneTalk Stero does 16-bit iPod recording - Engadget

Why have I been waiting for this? I'm not sure, I have no real need to get one of these but I think its one of those things those of us in the Apple culture need. I mean we invented podcasting, why should we be able to record one on our iPod... it only makes sense. and now we can. Perhaps I'll get one so I can start taking my own sound samples... hmm well whatever I use it for, its here, and it looks good.


Mon, Jun. 12th, 2006, 12:20 pm
Age before .... &#@*! you damn kids!

You probably all heard of the brittish company that created a special high pitched sound that only teenagers could here to drive the "hooligans" off of their property? No well maybe its just me that into these things... anyway, it seems the teens have turned the tables, taking a variant of that orginal "mosquito" sound and turning it into a ringtone. They use this ringtone on their phones because adults can't hear it, thus letting the teens know of a new call, or text message whithout people like teachers knowing about it. Good for places that cell phones are banned... ;)

A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears - New York Times

A link to the actual mp3 ring tone is in the side bar of that article. I gave it a try and was sad to report that my 35 year old ears heard nothing... but our summer intern, of a mere 19 years, was highly annoyed at my blasting it at full volume, in the office. No one else heard it at all.

There has to be a way I can use this..... If you have ideas, post them in the comments section below.

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