Sunday, October 30, 2005


The fear of long words.

How ironic is that???

Overall, last week was a pretty decent week. No complaints besides the usual (school, hw, etc). A good weekend, too. Andi and Karl came up, and Karl and I ran (almost) 11 miles on Saturday. Oh the wonderful feeling of sore legs and crunching hips. Then my other sister had a pumpkin carving thing last night, so that was fun.

Next week is the Santa Clarita half! I'm running with Karl, so that's why I'll be a walking corpse on next Monday. That is, if I'm walking.

Dodger owner Frank McCourt decided to dump the guy responsible for purging practically the whole team last year providing for this year's pathetic close. That's right folks, Paul DePodesta is gone. It's about time.

In the spirit of Halloween, check out the Pumpkin PC. Some guy had way too much time on his hands.

Check out the first laptop ever. I gotta get a hold of one of those.

That's it for now.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

100th Post

Yep, it's TCF number 100.
I think...I didn't actually count; I'm trusting blogger on this one.

We took 1st in our division the Apple Valley band competition yesterday, but no sweepstakes. Barstow was nice enough to take care of those for us. It was a very long (try 11 hours), yet fun, day.

Everything else in my life is pretty much the same, that is: busy. Very busy, but I'm still here, every Sunday and the occasional Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to a weekend...oh wait...we just had one. Oh well, there's always next week.

Mandriva Linux 2006 came out a few days ago. It's their latest big update to the OS since 10.0 came out a few years ago. I'll probably get around to installing it over Thanksgiving break.

For those you still in Redmond, check out the top ten reasons to switch to Linux.

On that note, happy 20th birthday, Windows! PC Mag had a special this was really interesting (for some of us at least) to see how it all developed from Windows 1.0 to the upcoming release of Vista.

Well, that wraps up the 100th post.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Video Ipod

It happened. Apple released a video ipod. Only 5 weeks after the nano, here comes the fifth generation ipod. Check out all of the new specs.

I went to Vegas last weekend to see Andi and Karl (my sister and bro in-law). It was a lot of fun...we went to a renaissance fair, Fremont Street, and of course, Fry's. I ran with Karl on Sunday and was actually able to keep up; we did 7 miles in under an hour, which is pretty cool.

Check out the 100 most requested/downloaded fonts. Pretty awesome.

I'm beat, so that's about it for now...while you run out to buy your $50 1gig flash drive, I think I'll take a nap.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Wednesday's Wanderings

Time for a quick Wednesday update/break in the middle of conjugating 50 verbs (in three tenses each, folks) for Spanish. Argh. It would have been nice to know it was due tomorrow.

Band played at homecoming last Friday. It was pretty fun, minus playing "When you wish upon a star" 20 times at half-time. Of course I was as close as you could get to the court thing, so I'm in the background of all the stupid pictures. Joy. I also got to loan my clarinet to some guy named Clark who graduated in 02 so he could play with pep that was cool.

Is there a video ipod coming soon? According to Engadget and a BBC slip there is. I think it's sort of stupid for Apple to come out with a video ipod while the regular ipods still so successful. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

If anybody watched Tuesday's "My Name is Earl", did you catch the easter egg? Too bad if you like me and don't have HDTV. It's pretty cool/funny. Check it out.