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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Movie line of the week answer - [9:23 AM]

I forgot to post our winner. We had a big group meeting yesterday afternoon, that pretty much killed the day.

Anywho, our big winner is Mr. Tommy Williams, congratulations Tommy.

The correct answer was...


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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cowboy or Anti-Christ? - [3:53 PM]

CNN: "'We have made it clear to the Iranians that there is a possible change in U.S. policy, a policy that's been in place for 27 years,' said Bush. 'And that is that, if they would like to engage the United States, that they've got to verifiably suspend their [nuclear] enrichment program.'" - Is George W. Bush(Google Search) the Anti-christ? Stay the course George, stay the course.

If you want to end it, push the button.
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Movie line of the week - [3:06 PM]

Hollywood!Wow, almost forgot to post a movie line, DOH!

So, are you ready to guess? Good luck!

He's an angry elf!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The wrong outcome - [2:22 PM]

CNN: "Officials confirmed that James Kim, 35, an editor at the Web site CNET, had been found dead."
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Don't count 'em out - [8:17 AM]

Bloomberg: "'Zune did OK in the first week and OK in the second week, but they haven't had any major impact on Apple,' Baker said. Apple held 75 percent of the U.S. media player market for the nine months through September, according to NPD." - Never, ever, count Microsoft out of the race. Remember that whole XBox vs. Playstation 2 debate? Who's in trouble now? That's right, Sony. Microsoft will correct the things about the Zune folks don't like and now they're in bed with UMG. Only time will tell if that was a brilliant or bonehead move. In the meantime Apple had better keep their eye on the prize or they'll find their market share circling the drain.
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Considering Vista - [8:13 AM]

News.com: "Some have plans to aggressively move to Vista, while others are taking a far more wait-and-see approach. Here are some things you need to consider before taking the plunge."
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CodeGear and dynamic languages? - [7:56 AM]

Borland Developer Network: "You can't be the 'developer company' without looking at the emerging, growing languages. We're certainly going to be in the dynamic language space. We'll embrace Eclipse where that's appropriate." - It's nice to see CodeGear considering dynamic languages. Maybe we'll see a Ruby implementation, with a complete IDE. Oh, and please skip Eclipse, use your IDE.

A wreathed gas lamp in the snow.A side note: I've installed Eclipse on my Linux development box and I quite honestly don't understand what's so special about it. Visual Studio blows the doors off it. Maybe it's good for Java and other languages but the C/C++ support is, well, lame. I know some folks that think it's the cat's meow so maybe I just need to hang in there and hope I get comfortable.

There's a whole machismo with Linux that holds it back. It will never be a serious desktop machine because the geeks that drive development and love vi, emacs, and gdb are the same guys trying to build a graphical shell for the user. I'm past all that. I'm at a point in my life where I like having great tools that help me get to the crux of the problem more quickly. Having said all I haven't given up on my search for the perfect Linux IDE.
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Monday, December 04, 2006

Solid advice - [9:22 AM]

James Robertson: "That's exactly why I recommend Macs to my non-technical friends and relatives. My brother in law and I were commiserating over the this kind of thing recently. My father in law - a man with multiple degrees and doctorates, who built his own PC (and he's over 80) - needs this kind of periodic help. If he had a Mac, he wouldn't have those problems." - After having to fix up my grandmothers computer and our own home desktop I'm convinced Mac's are the right machine for home computing. Installing Windows with limited accounts helps, user vs. administrator, but the Mac is now at a point where it's cheap enough to get a beautiful high-end iMac for a few clams. My brother recently purchased the 24-inch model, it's a thing of beauty.
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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Robbed, plain and simple - [7:24 PM]

ESPN: "There is no polite way of saying it: Michigan got jobbed. Sunday's rankings are Exhibits A-Z why the BCS means well, but simply doesn't work -- and never will." - The ONLY good part about Michigan getting screwed is we get a true Rose Bowl; USC vs. Michigan.

Sorry Wolverines fans, you got a raw deal. It's time to create a playoff system and not a stupid plus one. College football needs a tournament, period.
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