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Archive for July, 2009


 

 

NetFlix – Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island

W00t! NetFlix added one of my all time favorite cartoons to the box today. I know what I'm doing tonight.
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TreeHugger – Toyota to Sell a Yaris-Based Hybrid for Around $15.7k in Late 2011

Finally! A sub-20k hybrid that is "more fuel-efficient" than the Prius. If they can make it a reality (and sell it in North America), this is my next car.
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Sean Kovacs – Apple admits AT&T pulled all GV apps

Speculation was right. AT&T is the evil puppet master responsible for yanking Google Voice from the app store.
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Syriana

George Clooney (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his role) plays CIA operative Bob Barnes in this political thriller by Stephen Gaghan. America is at the beck and call of the Middle East when it comes to the oil industry, and all its players -- ...
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Google Voice

I've had a week or so to fiddle around with Google Voice and much of it is less than impressive. Google Voice is a little different and not very easy to explain, but the basic idea is that you get a Google phone number and link it to as many ...
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Dave and Barbara Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler) seem to have it made: He's a successful businessman, and she's a happy homemaker. Together they have a son, a daughter and a Beverly Hills manse to die for … at least, that's what a wayward bum (Nick Nolte) thinks when ...
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It’s MY Data, Damnit!

Bob Cringely's column this week hit a nerve. At least the first bit did. After a few paragraphs he spirals off into rather absurd territory, as he tends to do. But his problem statement is something I find myself ruminating on quite often. The issue is basically this. Everyone seems ...
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Kill A Watt

My electricity billing cycle ended a few days ago and at first I was a little disappointed in myself. My goal during the summer is to never use more than 1000 kWh per month. This time around, I used 1200. Granted, it had been over 110 degrees here in ...
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Blocked

Sorry I haven't been writing much lately. My head is full of half-baked ideas, but every time I sit down to try and coax one of them into becoming a full, coherent dissertation, things go awry and I end up with something I don't think is good enough to ...
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The Stuff

Schlock-meister Larry Cohen's campy classic finds Americans gorging on the latest snack sensation: a scrumptious, no-calorie treat dubbed "the Stuff." When it threatens to put ice cream makers out of business, industry tycoons draft a corporate spy (Michael Moriarty) to uncover the dessert's "all-consuming" secret formula. Playing former cookie magnate ...
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