Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health
Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain
and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had
performed as recently as last weekend at the and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Beyond moving the air around to keep cool, the website WikiHow.com lists several tips for using water to keep cool sans AC. One tried and true method is to wet your wrists and other pulse points with cold water, and then keep those spots cool by holding an ice cube wrapped in a face cloth against them. The relief is immediate, and this method will cool down the entire body—by as much as three degrees Fahrenheit—for upwards of an hour. Another WikiHow suggestion: Wear a short-sleeved shirt and keep the sleeves wet with cold water (from a squirt bottle, faucet or hose). Keeping the pant legs of long pants wet is also a good way to keep your legs cool. Add in a breeze or a fan, and you can actually get cold.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
VANCOUVER -- Yet another human foot encased in a running shoe has washed up on B.C.'s south coast, intensifying a macabre mystery that has flummoxed police and forensic investigators.
It's the second foot to turn up this week and the sixth in less than a year.
Then last night, Ad-Aware and Norton both updated their bug definitions and after a quick scan of both in Safe Mode it appears that I am bug-free.
I still feel a little jittery and untrusting.
But it seems that the new super cool machine is working now. Which hopefully means I can start updating the blog more often and actually get more reviews written, as well as trying to get another creative project organized. We'll see.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
After mocking Mr. Martini's affection for this show (Top Chef, for the uninitiated) I gave it a shot one evening while bored, and maybe a little drunk.
And I was hooked.
I was a fan of Richard from the very beginning (which for me, was probably about 5 episodes in), despite his annoying faux-hawk, and was happy to see him make it to the final three.
Good showings from everyone last night, and the winner (who's name I won't reveal here - it's in the link) really did deserve to win.
I guess that means you know it wasn't Lisa. Heh heh.
4% of the call-in vote. Priceless.
edit: No. Mr. Martini is not an affectionate name for my alcoholic tendencies. He's real. Sort of. You'd have to ask him about that.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
On the plus side, though, I was able to salvage just about everything that I wanted desperately to salvage, and a new machine is on the way. A modern machine. Not a piece of equipment I hobbled together out of spare parts.
So yay, me!
This also means that since it was the hard drive that went kaput, the rest of the machine is in fine working order. So Dr. Girlfriend gets an upgrade!
I am typing this from the shell and guts of my old machine but with her tired old machine's brain. And it works! I actually touched a piece of computer equipment and didn't kill it!
Which can't be said for the guts of her old machine. I tried slotting my damaged hard drive into it, with the hope of reinstalling XP and salvaging a BUNCH of stuff (replaceable stuff - but a lot of it), and instead killed her machine dead. No power. Nothing.