Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - Report:�Kournikova, Iglesias married - Dec 15, 2004: "LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, whose good looks have long eclipsed her court skills, has secretly married her singer boyfriend Enrique Iglesias, Us Weekly magazine reported Tuesday."

Dood... i'm so sad

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

John Reynolds's Blog: Too old to program?: "E-Surfer's 'friends' warn him that:'when getting older I would "

when my hands turn into claws from playing too much xbox... and my eyes dry out from watching too many dvds... it's over!

Monday, December 13, 2004 - Tom Wolfe wins bad sex award - Dec 13, 2004: "(It was) like a large exotic mushroom in the fork of a tree, a little pleasure dome if ever I've seen one, where Alph the sacred river ran down to a tideless sea. No, not tideless. Her tides were convulsive, an ebb and flow that could take you very far, far back, before hurling you out, wildly and triumphantly, on a ribbed and windswept beach without end"

SF Gate: News and Information for the San Francisco Bay Area: "After a huge collapse typical of their entire season, the 49ers rallied for a Todd Peterson field goal in OT to beat the Arizona Cardinals 31-28 yesterday. Meanwhile in the locker room, John York admits he's erred."

Wow.... straight from the front page.... 49ers finally win. sniff... i was tearing up when i read this.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Talking House / New radio service adds to real estate saturation in our lives: "I noticed my first Talking House last month at 473 Andover St., in Bernal Heights, when I spotted a rather goofy-looking sign reading 'Talking House: Tune into 1670 AM.' Outside, the dwelling looked like a plain-Jane Marina-style, two-bedroom home over a one-car garage. But the Talking House set me straight: Encompassing 2,300 square feet on a double lot, the house boasts two more bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs behind the garage and a giant rumpus room that opens out onto a deck and the L-shaped yard. 'If you like country living, then this home's for you,' said the recording by listing agent Monique Wong-Lee. 'It's a dog lover's dream.'


talking house... if i get one for my apartment... then maybe i can lease out my living room.

Photo: 'Katty ko' wins digital pageant | CNET "Katty ko, designed by Flavio Parra, resembles real-life Chilean soap star Katty Kowaleczko."

Sorry snookie. found a new lubber

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Yahoo! News - Teenagers, Young Men Warned of Laptop Health Risk: "Teenagers and young men should keep their laptops off their laps because they could damage fertility, an expert said Thursday."

good thing i keep mine on my desk. Mr. dtc uses a plastic tray for his.
Beckham-and-Wife Nativity Scene Draws Flak: "LONDON -- Christian leaders on Wednesday denounced a Nativity scene at a London wax museum featuring soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria, a former Spice Girl, as the parents of Jesus.

The waxwork tableau at Madame Tussauds museum included President George W. Bush as one of the three Wise Men, actors Hugh Grant and Samuel L. Jackson as shepherds and Australian disco diva Kylie Minogue as an angel.

'There is a well-understood tradition that each generation interprets and reinterprets the Nativity ... but, oh dear!' said the Rev. Jonathan Jenkins, spokesman for the archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the world's 77 million Anglicans.

At the Vatican, a spokesman said it was unacceptable to have celebrities representing Jesus, Joseph or Mary.

The spokesman mentioned the tradition in Naples of using celebrities such as Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, but never as one of the principal figures. 'This means that the crib can be lived as something that's contemporary. But the central mystery must be respected,' said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Madame Tussauds said it had respected this tradition, using a plastic doll in the manger. The other characters, it said, had been chosen in a public vote that drew 300 ballots.

'We're sorry if we have offended people,' said Diane Moon, a spokeswoman for the museum, who said it was intended in a spirit of fun.

The scene also features British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prince Philip as Wise Men, and flamboyant talkshow host Graham Norton as a shepherd.

Arum Kataria, a spokesman for the Church of England, was unimpressed by Madame Tussauds' exhibit.

'The eternal story of Jesus will last a lot longer than these waxworks or the celebrities in it,' he said."


The silly british. hehehe

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

What corporate America can't build: a sentence | CNET "Millions of inscrutable e-mail messages are clogging corporate computers by setting off requests for clarification, and many of the requests, in turn, are also chaotically written, resulting in whole cycles of confusion.

Here is one from a systems analyst to her supervisor at a high-tech corporation based in Palo Alto, Calif.: 'I updated the Status report for the four discrepancies Lennie forward us via e-mail (they in Barry file).. to make sure my logic was correct It seems we provide Murray with incorrect information ... However after verifying controls on JBL - JBL has the indicator as B ???? - I wanted to make sure with the recent changes - I processed today - before Murray make the changes again on the mainframe to 'C'.'"

Gosh... Sounds like my work.... I gave a status report on the generic string fields that indentified the feedback comment left by commmenting user two. blah!
Banking's soldiers of fortune / Foreign exchange traders on front line of currency war: "Banking's soldiers of fortune
Foreign exchange traders on front line of currency war"

This stuff is exciting. if I ever get away from software/web dev, I'll do this stuff full time. This stuff gives me a carzy rush... maybe it's the gambling blood i inherited from my grand father.

Monday, December 06, 2004 - Studies: Lost sleep equals gained weight - Dec 6, 2004: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- People who put on a few extra pounds may be able to blame a lack of sleep for the added weight, according to two separate studies published Monday."

oh no!!! No wonder.... i ened to sleep earlier.. it'll keep me from eating my custard pie.
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Friday, December 03, 2004

Slashdot | EA Reconsiders Overtime Position

I don't support mistreating workers, but that doesn't mean I'm opposed to companies having positions where you work 80-hr week jobs.

Therefore you support mistreating workers. You can't have it both ways.

My grandfather worked in the textile mills in Lawrence, MA, circa 1905. You worked every day for 12 hours including Saturday, and you worked hard, and if you were sick and didn't show up or you didn't work as hard as you were supposed to, then they fired you, and there were a zillion immigrants standing outside shivering waiting to take your job.

You got paid by how much cloth you wove. If your loom broke, you sat there idle, thinking about how you were going to put food on the table that evening if the loom fixer didn't come by in time.

The foreman would actually walk up and down the line of weavers and put his hand on their backs to see who was sweating and who wasn't, and God forbid you weren't a sweaty bastard like the rest of the slaves, because you were gone instantly.

I have a problem with this. So should you. There is nothing conceptually different between the Lawrence mills and the environment people are describing at EA. Just wait for EA to open its "Bangalore technology center," if it hasn't done so already and I missed it.

That's why there are labor laws. That's why unions were formed. If you let businesses make people work like slaves, pretty soon everyone will be working like slaves, and then we'll all be slaves.

So it has to be stopped, and this HR asshole can whine all he wants about EA "discovering" that it is understaffing its projects and overworking its employees (after developing how many games, now? Come on. What a crock of shit). Anyone who didn't know whose side HR is on should read this guy's memo carefully. He promises nothing. He pretends surprise. He cajoles. He soothes. He's worried about the process. He's got great ideas for the future. The labor laws on the books are obsolete, and just don't apply to EA or other high tech jobs. Because high tech "creative" people are special. They need to work 80 hours a week. California should recognize this. It's a good thing, not a bad thing.

Yeah right. The guy makes me puke, as does every other HR asshole I've ever worked with, both in senior management and as a programming grunt.

Oh the horror!


Fewer can afford a house / Gap between price, income gets wider, two studies show


Thursday, December 02, 2004

Yahoo! News - Microsoft Debuts MSN Spaces for Bloggers

Microsoft is now offering blogging.


Everyone is now doing some sort of blogging software with some revenue tied in.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Idea 4.5.3 is now out. A few more bug fixes to make it even faster.

I think i need eitehr more juice, or memory. That's what i get for running tomcat4, weblogic, firefox, and thunderbird all on my linux box.