Monday, July 31, 2006

On the Radio

Check out this blog on ways to find out that song that is playing on the radio. Make sure to check out the comments too.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Questionable Practices of Electronic Arts

EA, the publishers of Madden Football and a number of other popular games, has some shady working practices, namely working employees on a mandatory 12-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week work week. Such practices are understandable in an industry that must adhere to strict deadlines. But, according to ea_spouse's blog on livejournal, "crunch times" such as these are rarely rewarded and are exceedingly becoming the norm for any EA project, regardless of how far ahead or behind schedule a project is.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rob Zombie interview on NPR

Rob Zombie interview on NPR's "The Business," regarding his Devil's Rejects film and how he coaxed an R rating from the MPAA. (Doesn't Rob Zombie sound awfully similar to George Clooney?)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Geek Cooking...

Cool site: Cooking for Engineers.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

King Edward the Plant

San Diego has no fans. Which would not be problem if San Diego had air conditioning units installed in their apartments. But for whatever reason they have failed to do so, so the heat chases me from my very own room every single afternoon. Fuck that. I went in search of a fan today. I already own a fan actually, but it's much too weak, so I went looking for something with a little more umph.

The fan isle at wal-mart looked like a tornado had blown through it. They were out of fans, dead fan parts were strewn across the shelves, I can only image the ravenous crowd that pillaged that isle early in the morning. The only lesson I could take from this was, "hit the store up earlier, " because all throughout town everywhere I went, Home Depot, Target, San Diego was out of fans. Somewhere in this town today some elderly person has perished because there were no fans in this city, I can feel it. So in stead of my fan what did I end up with at the end of the day? Groceries, and my first live plant, "King Edward the Plant," he's a Dracaena Compacta, a mighty little plant and if he's lucky, mightier than my general propensity to kill any living thing that happens to fall under my care. Good luck, King Edward the Plant.