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Monday, October 31, 2005

Daily Tao

Monday, 31 October, 2005 :: 75

When taxes are too high,
people go hungry.
When the government is too intrusive,
people lose their spirit.

Act for the people's benefit.
Trust them; leave them alone.

Translation by Stephen Mitchell.
Site © Copyright 2003-5 Glen Sanford.
All Rights Reserved.

Found on:
DailyTao.org, "The Book of The Way, Day by Day"

Thursday, October 27, 2005

iPod Stores Medical Images

“Osman Ratib, professor and chief of nuclear medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, has co-created a computer software program called Osirix,” writes Osman Ratib for CNN. “It enables medical professionals to view medical images on their iPods, saving them and the hospitals they work for thousands of dollars in expensive equipment.” Link

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New Albums Makin’ Some Noise in the cblounge

Okay hip-hop heads, I am here to give you the 411 regarding three fresh albums that have been bumpin’ in the lounge and really raising my spirits. I downloaded these gems from emusic.com. They are also available from iTunes.

Danger Doom - “The Mouse and the Mask

This is a long-awaited collaboration between MF Doom and DJ Danger Mouse, two foundations of hip-hop. The beats and licks on this joint are amazing and solid. Has old school flavor. All of our favorite characters from Adult Swim have their own bits. Special guests include Ghostface, Cee-Lo and Talib Kweli. A must have for your hip-hop collection.

Blackalicious – “The Craft

This is the third record from this West Coast duo, and they just keep getting better and better. This record is much more rock influenced and the rhymes will simply blow you away. Tip: you must check this record out!

Wu Tang Clan – “Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture

A nice collaboration bringing 3 members of the Wu Tang Clan (RZA, GZA, and U-God) together with a slew of backpacking MCs. Classic Wu beats with the dark and gloom we all love. Production is flawless.

Photos from undeveloped film in antique cameras

Another great one from "Boing Boing":

'Photos from undeveloped film in antique cameras'

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Top 101 Web Sites

- by PC Magazine, Fall 2005 Edition
Some great sites, check 'em out.


10 Things that Annoy Me

  1. People driving and talking on their cell phones
  2. When someone sends you an email then immediately comes to tell you that they just sent you an email and what the email contains
  3. Loud/noisy laser printers
  4. Sonic commercials
  5. Telephones (in general)
  6. The smells of popcorn that travel the halls of the office
  7. That guy on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
  8. Paying bills
  9. Computers running a Windows OS
  10. Solicitor's calls

Thursday, October 13, 2005

PEZ MP3 Player

I ran across this item on Boing Boing. It is an MP3 player build into a PEZ dispenser. Pretty cool idea. Hurry and get one of these puppys!


Current Top DVDs: Past, Present and Future

I have shared my current ‘Pod playlist, so I thought I would share my current DVD list. Here goes:

Past: Top DVDs watched in the last month
(No particular order)
  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  2. Wonderfalls: The Complete Series
  3. Sideways
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  5. Sin City
Present: DVDs Currently at the house to watch
(No particular order)
  1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  2. City of God
Future: Top DVDs in the Queue to watch in the next month or so
(No particular order)
  1. Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
  2. Monty Python's Life of Brian
  3. On the Waterfront
  4. Fawlty Towers: The Complete Set
  5. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

What are you watching?

Thursday: Sick Day

What a day is has been. Pretty lousy really. I woke up around 6am feeling like a real train wreck. My head was throbbing and my stomach was very unstable. So I tired to sleep some more, hoping the pain would go away. By 8am I knew that this thing was here to stay, so I called in to the job and went back to bed. For the rest of the day I was in and out of sleep and in and out of the bathroom. It sucked. I could not keep anything down. By late afternoon my stomach felt like it was eating it self. But I did not dare to try and eat or drink anything then. By 4:30 or 5 I was able to get up and get something to drink finally. My stomach was stabilized and my head was feeling little better. So at least the worst was over. I then was able to eat some soup and catch a couple episodes of Law and Order (the old school ones - the best).

Tomorrow is Friday! On top of that is that it is payday! Yeah! Fridays always have a sense of optimism. The weekend is upon us and the idea of fun is on my mind. Maybe even the "Payday Lunch Crew" will decide to go to somewhere besides Pei Wei this week. I can't stand that place. I use to like it. I even introduced it to them. Damn, what a bad move. I really grew to dislike this place and it's food. It is not really that good. I guess I am pretty much done with it. What I can't understand is of the over a hundred restaurants in Addison, why is this place so popular? Oh well, I give up. So cheers to Fridays and Non "Pei Wei" lunches.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Fall is Finally Here!

This past week came and brought us fall weather, finally. And about time, I was really getting sick of the 100 temperatures in late September. But I guess I can’t say too much, I do live in Texas. I do hate the heat. All summer long it is just so damn hot in Texas! Well, back to what I was saying before the distraction. Oh yeah, fall is finally here! And to celebrate the change of season, I got off my lazy butt and did some exercising. Ok, I didn’t go run a marathon or compete in a triathlon.

But I did get out and I started walking again. Both last Saturday and Sunday I went for walks exploring some of my neighborhood. I discovered two very nice parks by my house.

It was just nature, me and my ‘Pod. Some much needed bonding time.

Some views of the walk. It could not have been a better day.

Meet Henry the Turtle. He was very polite and did not move while I took his photo.

And here are the ducks. They were not as kind as Henry. But they were friendly.

I also ran into as little pink gecko, but he decline to be photographed. What a little punk.

Monday, October 10, 2005

What's Playin' on your 'Pod?

Apple iPods are all the rage these days. Everyone is 'Pod this and 'Pod that, including myself. And these little machines are amazing. But, I thought it maybe a good idea to talk about the music that is playing on our 'Pods. Well, here is the "top" albums and tracks on my 'Pod (those getting high rotation currently, in no particular order):

Top Albums
  1. The Craft - Blackalicious
  2. The Infamous - Mobb Deep
  3. The Best of Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 1 - 5 - Mark Farina
  4. Peng! - Stereolab
  5. Soul Survivor - Pete Rock

Top Tracks
  1. Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy
  2. 53rd and 3rd - The Ramones
  3. The Rhyme - Keith Murray
  4. Nobody Hears - Suicidal Tendencies
  5. To Live and Die in LA - Tupac
  6. Me and the Major - Belle and Sebastian
  7. The Postman - The American Analog Set
  8. Belly of the Beast - Bobby Digital
  9. Above the Clouds - Gang Starr
  10. Main Vein - Jamiroquai

What's playin' on your 'Pod?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Joy of the iPod

Check out a recent post on "Boing Boing" on the joy we know to be iPod...

Click for more...

Saturday, October 08, 2005

'A is for Apple' on iPod

"MP3 players used as vocabulary tools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch schools" reads the Dallas Morning News in this story highlighting the Apple iPod in education. Read more...

New Gadgets in the cblounge: Part 3

Welcome to part 3 in the “New Gadgets” series, which I am very excited to bring you. Part 3 will be highlighting an item that has been the buzz ever since it’s release a month ago. Not only has it been the talk of the town, but also I was bound and determined to get one for myself from the moment I laid eyes on the little guy. It is truly a work of art, form and function. Of course I am talking about the iPod nano, and I received mine earlier this week. It has changed my life.

It is so small, yet can hold a good amount of music for my “on-the-go’ music needs (I bought the 4GB model).

This little music companion is so amazing! Perfect for where ever, when ever. If you haven’t had a chance to check one of these bad boys out, you need to make it happen. I have been assimilated…I belong to the pod people. Resistance is futile.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Quote to Begin the Month

Great quote sent to me by my parents...

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

-Douglas Adams
English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 - 2001)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Wu Tang Clan Website

Attention hip hop heads, I ran across the website of the Wu Tang Clan recently, and I am so excited I did. They have been one of my favorite hip hop acts ever since I was graced by the beats and licks of the '36 Chambers' years ago. I guess I have been a little out of the loop on the Wu's recent efforts, but they are dead center on my radar now. You have to check out this site if you appreciate hip hop at all. There is a mess of tracks and videos to enjoy (so you can get your Wu fix), as well as news and tour dates, etc...