Saturday, October 30, 2004
Halloween's scariest costumes- What is this world coming to?
The President's one-fingered victory salute- Hmmm...
Does God hate Bush? Interesting...
John Edward's hair fiasco- He just can't seem to get it the way he wants it.
Words to live by- Something to always remember.
Which OS fits your personality best? I was OS X, Casey was Windows 95...go figure.
Snowflake Wedding- My sister and future bro in law's wedding Blog (Note- Still under construction)
Hope you had fun killing time.
Monday, October 25, 2004
For those of you wondering if (1) I died or (2) I gave up on all of this internet stuff. Sorry to say that I did neither. I'm still alive and well (I hope) and still continuing to flourish in my geekish ways.
Last week we (finally) moved to our new house in
That was a pretty deadly week...I was forced to sit here, teach myself Flash, and brush up on my "mad programin' skillz".
Well, that’s it for now, I'll update later, and always remember...
Friday, October 08, 2004
The Debates just finished. Intesting debate...It'll take me a while to get a good opinion formed, but I can tell you for sure that I'm on a No-Carb diet:
No Cheney Ashcroft Rumsfeld Bush.
LCLC Prodctions is still accepting donations, see eailer post.
Band goes on their first field show competition tomarow...that should be interesting.
Dodgers need some help. They better win at home tomarow, or else...well, lets not go there.
Welp, thats it for now...ttyl, or mabye ttml (talk to myslef later) fits better.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Listen to The Laporte Report on podcast. Mp3 version, click here.
The dark side of Moon was seen for first time on this day in 1959. American Bandstand premiered in 1957. The MPAA adopted the film rating system in 1968. Adam Rich was arrested for stealing hypodermic needles in 1991.
Happy Birthday physicist Neils Bohr, 1885 and Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1931. John Cougar Mellencamp is 53.
- The Senate Judiciary Committe votes on the Induce Act this afternoon. The highly controversial bill, created by and for the RIAA, makes fundamental changes to the copyright law, making it illegal to distribute any product that can be used to steal music or movies - that means Kazaa and Morpheus, of course, but also DVD recorders, CD burners, and even the iPod. This bill would jeopardize the entire consumer electronic industry. If it’s voted out of committee the Senate is expected to take it up after the November election recess. Contact your member of Congress today.
- Stern’s doing it. As expected, the syndicated radio shock jock announced Wednesday that he’s moving the lucrative program to satellite radio provider Sirius starting January 1, 2006. The five year, multimillion dollar deal is a big blow to Infinity broadcasting, Stern’s current employer, and an even bigger boost for Sirius. There’s a giant ad for Sirius on Stern’s site saying “some things should be censored, just not your radio.” Sirius says the show will cost $100 million a year to produce.
- Microsoft has released a patch and a scan tool for TV Media, a piece of spyware that was causing Service Pack 2 to blue screen. Spyware seems to be the number one cause of SP-2 issues and Microsoft is recommending scanning for spyware before attempting the upgrade.
- Microsoft also warned webmasters this morning of a flaw in ASP.NET that could give attackers access to password protected areas of web sites. There is no fix as yet for the bug which affects 2.9 million active sites.
- Vice President Cheney slipped when he sent debate viewers to factcheck.com Tuesday night. It’s Factcheck.org for one thing. For another, the dot-com site now sends surfers to financier George Soros’s anti-Bush site. Frankly, factcheck.org is not much better. It does point out some inaccuracies in John Edwards’s debate claims, but it’s harder on the Vice President.
- Amazon launched Google competitor A9 last week. Turnabout is fair play. Google is putting book pages online, ala Amazon. print.google.com lets you search through the handful of books they now have online, but they’re soliciting publishers for more.
- Netscape founder Marc Andreesen told the Web 2.0 conference yesterday that he expects Microsoft to take aim at Mozilla and Apple’s Safari real soon now. “If I were them I’d take another look, and I would see how I could screw with other people’s businesses with this monopoly (I) have,” he said.
- Just when you thought the DVD camcorder was dead, Sony, Sharp, and Panasonic have announced they’ll offer camcorders with 15GB Blu-ray DVD recorders built-in some time next year. The cameras would likely be aimed at the HD prosumer crowd. Give me a hard drive instead.
- Skype says it’s going to target businesses next with its free peer-to-peer Internet telephony software. Skype for Business will include expanded conference calling, SkypePlus voice mail and SkypeIn, for receiving calls from POTS phones.
- Jib Jab’s new video, Dixie, premieres on Leno tonight then will be available online at jibjab.com. In addition to this years presidential candidates, the 80 second animated film features John Ashcroft, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh and Jane Fonda. Atom films is stocking up on bandwidth even as we speak. [Awesone!!!]
I'll update later, but for now I'm out like Bush in November :)