Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Summer School is Done!

<>For me at least (If we took the final today we don't have to go tomarow...I'm still trying to figure out why half the people want to take it tomarow, after all, even the teacher said it was so easy you didn't have to study. Oh well, just another mystery of the universe.).

Not much to talk about exept the Democratic Convention which, for you sake, I won't get into right now.

On the subject of politics, check this out. A lot of you have probably seen it, but for those that havn't, it's worth the 3.7 meg me.

I was bored, so here are some other "interesting" (true) news stories for you

Legend grows around giant hog reportedly killed on Georgia plantation
ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) - Around these parts, they are calling it Hogzilla: a 3.6-metre-long wild hog recently killed on a plantation and now quickly becoming a part of local legend.

-American woman's postcard to mother takes 37 years to arrive
SEELYVILLE, Penn. (AP) - A woman vacationing in New Jersey 37 years ago popped a postcard into the mail and it just arrived at her mother's house in Pennsylvania.

-Texas teenager finds marijuana joint in McDonald's frozen yogurt
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) - A teenager says she found a partially smoked marijuana joint in her frozen yogurt parfait at a McDonald's in south Texas.

-American engineer golfs across Mongolia, one stroke at a time
NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Tolme has just finished a round of golf with an eagle on the 18th hole. But his score was 506.

That should keep you busy for a while. Have fun...I'll update later.

Friday, July 23, 2004

A few Things...

I don't have much time, because we're going to start filming for "Cream Filling", but I thought you might find these pretty interesting:

-You can now drink your Krispy Kreme. Yes, you can now order your favorite doughnut in frozen drink form, including frozen original kreme, raspberry, latte, double chocolate, and many more.

-Staples has a 2 for 1 deal on Bic Z4 pens. I highly recommend the Z4 as a gel pen, and you can read the full review in the upcoming "Louis and Clark's 2005 Pen Review". Stay tuned for updates on that, as well.

-When I was at Staples, I also noticed that Parker released a new Pro Ballpoint: The Parker Reflex. I had to try it...after all it was a new parker; those don't come out very often. The Reflex was by far the BEST ballpoint that I have ever tried.

Well, got to get to least you probably found one point interesting.

Monday, July 19, 2004

LCLC Productions Announcement

The Following is an official announcement from LCLC Productions:

LCLC Productions will be producing a new upcoming movie entitled "Where's the Cream Filling" starring Clark Crane as Thomas Hampton, a CEO of a pen company; Louis Lucero II as Jacquelyn [Last name not determined], a conniving secretary; Casey Mitsch as Raphael [Last name not determined], a milkman; Aaron Wild as Jeeves [No last name], a butler/bodyguard; and finally Luke Spaulding and Carlos Lucero as Detectives [Names undetermined] investigating a murder case.

I can't tell you too many details abouty the plot for 3 reasons: (1) I don't know if I'm allowed to, (2) I don't know too many details besides the first scene, and (3) I don't feel like typing anymore than I have to. I can tell you that it involves suspense, murder, comedy, and Twinkies. That should get most of you hooked right away.

There is a trailer out there, but it's not online yet, so check back for a link.

The movie is due out sometime before Halloween.

I really hope that I was allowed to say all of that. More details to come.

Friday, July 16, 2004


This is pretty cool...apperently iPower Blogger (my blogging tool) has added some neat new featres.
Well , Martha Stewart has been sentenced to five months in a Federal prison, five months house arrest, and $30,000.00 in fines. You can read the story here.    I express my feelings of sympathy to Louis because he was a very big Martha Stewart fan.
Bad and bad news (with one spec of good) on the Laker subject.  While Jackson, Shaq and Fisher are gone, at least Kobe resigned.  [UPDATE: I just heard that Payton is considering not resigning.]
Google has bought Picasa and is giving the application away now. Picasa, from what I understand, is essentially iPhoto for Windows.  Picasa's photo sharing program, Hello, is also free. Hello has hooks to another Google acquisition, Blogger.
A Seattle judge has struck down a state law forbidding the sale of violent video games to minors, saying the law violated the first amendment.  Cool.
That's one small step for Microsoft, one giant leap for IM. Microsoft has announced a partnership with AOL and Yahoo to create a cross-platform business IM network. "Office Live Communications Server 2005" will let users talk with MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and AIM users transparently. Look for it in the 4th quarter. Or you can just use AIM like everyone else.
Another utility for multiple IM platforms is trillian.  Its a cool program and its free.
Ebay is launching into the music market. A number of pre-approved sellers, including a record label and music distributor, will be allowed to sell songs for download. The six month trial will begin soon. Buyers will not be allowed to resell the music on eBay.
Thats The Crane Files for Friday, July 16, 2004

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Tuesday's Titanium Tongs

Don't ask about the title.

Well, for me, yesterday was back to reality. After a weekend of Disney Land and Spiderman, I got to sit down to notes, projects, and a Midterm for Health. That was just oodles of fun.

Microsoft announced that Service Pack 2 (SP2) will once again delayed. This time, until august. They choose to delay it as IE and Windows are going through some of the worst security vulnerability attacks this year. Good timing, Bill.

Apple broke 100,000,000 songs sold on its iTunes Music Store at 10:26pm on Sunday night. The 100 millionth customer was Kevin Britten, 20, of Hays, Kansas. He downloaded the 100-millionth song Sunday "Somersault (Dangermouse remix)" by Zero7. He gets a Powerbook, an iPod, and 10,000 more songs. Nice. I still prefer Walmart Music downloads, but hey, that's me.

Random Question for the day:
If money doesnt grow on tree's, then why do banks have branches?

Monday, July 12, 2004

Microsoft vs. GM

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 mi/gal."

Recently General Motors addressed this comment by releasing the statement, "Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day?"


1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.

2. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

3. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail and you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you would accept this too.

4. You could only have one person in the car at a time, unless you bought "Car95" or "CarNT". But, then you would have to buy more seats.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads.

6. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars, which would make their cars run much slower.

7. The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single "general car default" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

9. The airbag system would say, "Are you sure?" before going off.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Friday's News

Here are the Crane Files top stories for today:

-"Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" will be the title of the 6th Harry Potter book. The Title was just released today with few other details. Based on the release of the last few books, "Half Blood Prince" will probably be on shelves in about 6 months.

-The Mozilla Foundation has confirmed that there's a bug in the programs that allows sites to execute code in Windows without user intervention. It affects Mozilla AND Firefox, unlike it says on my website (I can't update right now). There is a patch, I recommend you download it now. Mac and Linux users are unaffected, so as usual, it is only us Windows idiots who have to worry about this.

-Happy birthday to Tom Hanks, he's 48.

That's about it for the news that's actually useful to you, here are some if my musings for today:

-Hackers are converging today at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC for the 5th annual Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) Conference.

-A Tourist gets lost following a 1914 guide book.

-Some Chinese loansharks attempt to force man to sell kidney to pay back his debts.

That's all for news.

Today's random quote:
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
-George W. Bush (who else?)

I will be at Disney Land Sat and Sun, so I wont be able to update. I know your all terribly crushed. That's all for now.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Happy Liberty Bell Day

Happy Liberty Bell day!!!
I urge you to join me in celebration.

Celebrating what? I have no idea.

In other news, I learned today that Dr. Buckely's employees have a conspiracy against him. Just watch them carefully, you'll notice it.

I might not be able to update this weekend because I might be at Disney Land with my sisters, bro-in-law, and some of their friends. That's all a big IF, depending on two factors:
1. I feel like paying to go
2. Thunder Mountain Railroad is open (There was another crash today around deaths this time).

Well, that's about it for now, I'll probably get bored later tonight and update.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Happy 6th

Happy 6th of July. What's so great about July 6th? A lot:
-Congress named the "dollar" on this day in 1785.
-Louis Pasteur performed the first rabies inoculation in 1885.
-Horlick's sold the first malted in 1886.
-The Federal Air Pollution Control Act began research into smog on this day in 1955.
-John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time in 1957.

You can tell I'm very bored right now.

I haven't seen Spiderman 2 yet, but I hear from it's a great movie. I also understand it has some pretty narly mistakes.

Microsoft FINALLY posted a patch for the IE flaw that caused such a ruckus last week. But it's more of a workaround than a fix. The patch prevents ActiveX controls from modifying OS configuration files. Wonderful.
Billy claims he is still working on a more comprehensive fix, which will hopefully be out before Longhorn is.

And get this: Windows 98 and Me users have to pay for their fix or do it by hand. Umm, Isn't it Microsoft's fault that 98 and ME are so bad? So, shouldn't they fix their own problem? I guess not in Microsoft Land.

My advice to Windows users: just don't use Internet Explorer. Try Mozilla Firefox, it's more secure, has a pop-up blocker, and best of all it's can't go wrong.

Today's random thought: If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?

Welp (sorry Casey...I'll pay you later), back to my "No Smoking billboard". Joy.

Saturday, July 03, 2004


Sorry...Couldn't think of a better title. Well, after extensive research, I finally changed web hosts for Clarkville (and probably Junk Co. soon). Tulix's (I can't get over that name) Frontpage sharepoint uploading servers were down for 48 hours. I emailed the only address I found on their site, and it turns out it wasn't even a valid email...I wasn't too supprised. So, I found another host and everything is great with them except I only get 500mb of bandwidth a month, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. So, if you want a decent web host, let me know (I get 200mb more bandwidth a month for referrals). The domain is still the same:

Well, I'm getting ready to head off to Moro Bay to visit relatives. Hopefully I can tap into someone's Wifi for updates (they're on thank you). I'll update later.

BTW- Leo's on KFI today and tomorrow from 12-3, you can listen online.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

The (School) Week is Done

Well, the school week is finally done. Now what do I get to do this weekend? Make-up work! What else? Clarkville has some bugs and stuff on it, and it hasn't been updated recently because I made the mistake of using some "unknown" as a web host. Their uploading servers are down just about I don't really recommend Tulix as a web host (and they have a stupid name, too).

Today's musings from good ol' AV Press:

AV Boy finds sliding down chimney not so merry

Poor guy (and gal)...this pic was on the front page this morning

Check in tomorrow for more of my complaining and musings!