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Saturday, January 24
  please, take my money

[moved from my LiveJournal]


Current Mood: jubilant

one step closer, after all this time (and bootlegs off ebay)...

The Freaks & Geeks Limited Edition 8-DVD Set is now available for preorder on www.freaksandgeeks.com. Click on the link for all the details. You were among the nearly 40,000 people who expressed interest in seeing Freaks and Geeks on DVD - and we are excited to let you know we are almost done. This special deluxe version will be made in a limited edition run, so please reserve your copy soon so you are not left out.

Thank you so much for your support. This wouldn't have happened without you. Please spread the word by forwarding this e mail to anyone who you think might be interested in learning about what we've done.


Sunday, January 18
  screenshots

[moved from my LiveJournal, with updated links...]

oh my...
taking, converting, then posting screenshots on this thing is much easier than on the 3... (btw, the 3c screenshots can be seen here...
i tried gif and jpg...

my main screen (gif)...


all the stuff on my extras bar (been downloading a lot of stuff!)... (jpg)


and my last lj entry on the default browser (having issues installing opera)... (also gif)


and, of course, i am posting this on it...

too cool...


oh, and here is our homepage, while i am at it... (jpg again)


Wednesday, January 14
  wow, handheld web...

[moved from my LiveJournal]

Current Mood: nerdy
Current Music: the keyclick (and screenclick) of my palmtop


so, here am i, posting to my livejournal, via my new Psion 5...
so far, this browser is not near as bad as i expected... and i am d/l'ing opera in the near future :)...

screenshots will be posted eventually...


Tuesday, January 13
  IMDb Games?

[moved from my LiveJournal]


i stumbled on one, then was surprised to see how many were listed, and these were just titles as i looked over at our game collection, i am sure there are tons more...

Final Fantasy X (2001) (VG)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003) (VG)
Final Fantasy IX (2000) (VG)
Silent Hill (1999) (VG)
Silent Hill 2 (2001) (VG)
Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (VG)
Space Channel 5 (1999) (VG)
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002) (VG)
Eternal Arcadia (2000) (VG)
Grandia II (2000) (VG)
SSX Tricky (2001) (VG)
Omikron: The Nomad Soul (1999) (VG)
OverBlood (1996) (VG)
X Files Game, The (1998) (VG)
Shen Mue (1999) (VG)
Bravo Music (2001) (VG)
Okage: Shadow King (2001) (VG)
Rez (2001) (VG)
Amplitude (2003) (VG)
Driver 2 (2000) (VG)
Gauntlet Dark Legacy (2001) (VG)
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (VG)
Typing of the Dead, The (2000) (VG)
Parasite Eve (1998) (VG)
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (VG)
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1999) (VG)


  mmmmm, more google features...

[moved from my LiveJournal]

(via GoogleBlog)

Date: 2004-01-12T10:16-06:00

Google has added more search by number features:

Area Codes, e.g. 650, bring up maps.

UPC codes, e.g. 073333531084 or 036000250015, bring up some information about the product.

Flight numbers, e.g. usair 50, provide links to flight tracking

Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers, e.g. JH4NA1157MT001832, link to a CARFAX report on what kind of car and its status.

U.S. Postal Service tracking numbers link to package status.


Saturday, January 3
  Psion 5mx vs Palm Pilot and Pocket PC

[moved from my LiveJournal, where there are also comments on this post that i did not move here...]


Psion 5mx vs Palm Pilot and Pocket PC

a couple years old, but, still great info...

my psion 5 is in the mail right now :)


Friday, January 2
  101 Ways to Save the Internet

[moved from my LiveJournal, where there are also comments on this post that i have not moved to here...]

101 Ways to Save the Internet [wired.com]

     Where's a superhero when you need one? The Net, which once seemed so invincible, is under attack by the forces of evil. Viruses knock servers to their knees.. Spammers hijack our inboxes. Hackers and identity thieves menace our collective security and personal privacy.
     Desperate solutions range from abandoning email to requiring a license to log on. Halt, fools! The Internet's problems stem from the same virtues that make it great: open architecture, the free flow of information, peer-to-peer cooperation, and a bias for linking strangers, not disconnecting them. Take those away and the Net might cease to infuriate us - but it will also cease to amaze us.

     Here's a smarter approach: 101 proposals that harness the Net's own superpowers to defeat its foes. Up, up, and away!

a few examples...

Build a .sex red-light district - Icann, the committee that assigns top-level Internet domains, refuses to create an adult zone that can easily be kept from kids' eyes. Porn won't disappear, so deal with it.

from the "Microsoft To-Do" section of the list...

Hey Steve, fire someone - Somebody's not living up to the company's tough talk on fixing bugs. Developers, developers, developers should be accountable, accountable, accountable.

Give away a good spam filter

Ship antivirus wizard - Why can't the paper clip guy tell us something important, like "This message is infected with Sobig"?

Take the blame - Software license agreements that absolve you of, oh, deleting three years' worth of email are irresponsible. Bugs are negligence, and negligence should cost you, not us.

from the "Google To-Do List"

Crawl the Internet Archive

Let us link to a page we hate without boosting its ranking

from the "Your To-Do List" section...

Switch your ISP - Some offer anti-spam and anti-virus tools and support. If your current provider won't help you defend yourself, find another that will.

Death to fax machines - Send us an attachment instead.
Stop with the jokes - If we get the one about French military victories one more time, we're going to come over and unplug you personally.

people who continuously forward junk to me get treated like any other spammer...
people, please, just repeat the mantra from the Earthlink Internet Hour radio show:

I will not forward forwarded email
I will not forward forwarded email
I will not forward forwarded email



Turn off your HTML email - It makes you vulnerable to viruses - and bugs us.

Tell Kelly on Geocities to take down her Macarena tribute page It's over, Kel.

damn straight! i have written much on this subject in the past and i am sure i will write more in the future...

Celebrate diversity - With nearly every computer on the planet running Windows, Outlook, and Explorer, it's too easy for a single virus to spread everywhere.

and, finally...

Add a "Skip All Flash Intros" option to Macromedia players

in the words of Sam Steele, "Flash is evil."...




ok, final thought, say it with me now...

I will not forward forwarded email
I will not forward forwarded email
I will not forward forwarded email


go and do likewise...
 



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