Ramblings

Shove it Jesse

As an Eagles fan since 1999, when Philadelphia became the first town that I moved to after college, I would just like to take this opportunity to tell both Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader, who seem to feel fit to pass judgement on the decisions of the Eagles coaching staff Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Please Sony, Blow Up My Computer

What a novel concept for a music company, "let's create software that blows up the computers of our customers!" What the hell were these guys thinking in the first place? Developing malware to be put onto the machines of people who use their products without their knowledge, to monitor their activities and prevent them from doing things that Sony doesn't want. (more…)

By Brian, ago
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Slingbox

With this I could watch US television remotely while in Europe. If I connected it to a TiVo as well (which I was extremely proud to be one of the early adopters of) I could finally get to watch some NFL football. Of course, in a year or so TiVo Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Cynicism

I am really ambivalent about cynicism. On the one hand, I love to engage in it and appreciate it. On the other, I find people who are nothing but cynics intolerably boring. But this example from my pal Jack Rogers, where he was responding to a fairly dumb email thread Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Bring on the Genetic Mods

So, it begins with obesity instead of curing baldness. S’ok. It won’t be long now. I can wait a few more years. Say, three or four for more scientific discovery, two more for a specific delivery system to be perfected, then five or so human trials. Bottom line: 10 to Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

‘Sea Change’ in Technology

I have to assume that Bill Gates is a pretty smart guy. So when he says things like, there’s going to be a “sea change” in the software industry, I tend to take his word for it. I have to credit my imminently intelligent friend Ian for first explaining to Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz – Not to be Discussed

Right from the start we knew it was going to be sucky. The first round, a picture round, was all logos of Dutch companies with the text removed. And our only native Dutch team member cancelled ten minutes before the start of the quiz. Great. We got 3 out of Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Fantasy Football 2005 – Week 9

Well, my streak had to end some time. It’s not that I picked bad people for my team, it’s just that none of them put up anything other than mediocre numbers. I bet heavily on the Giants, taking their QB, #1 running back, and #1 receiver… and was sorely disappointed. Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Schwarzenegger Street

This is political flash animation at its best. The only thing that could every top it is the Jib Jab movie with McGreevey popping out all over the place going “I’m GAY! I’m GAY!”

By Brian, ago
General

Ann on Amazon

This page has been up a while, and I have been remiss in not blogging about it. Congratulations to Ann on becoming the second member of the Bishop family to publish a book. Way to go baby. I’m proud of you.

By Brian, ago