Month: September 2006

  • WIN1200 Phone – Doesn’t work under Windows Vista

    So, we've had a Uniden WIN1200 VOIP phone for a while now, and it's really handy to use for web calling via Windows Live Messenger. (Yeah, this is starting to sound like an advertisement — it's not) I upgraded the home laptop last week to Windows Vista RC1, and now the phone doesn't work. I…

  • Netflix: Free Trial, Anyone?

    Got an e-mail from Netflix today saying that I could pass on a free month of Netflix to people that aren't currently Netflix customers. It says to forward the e-mails out to “friends & family”, so I figured I'd just re-post the URL here. Free month of Netflix;

  • Pirate Name

    Courtesy of — My pirate name is: Iron Harry Bonney A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

  • Avast ye scurvy dogs!

    It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Some excellent training materials for my readers:

  • Apple: What are they thinking?

    So, at this morning's Showtime Event Apple unveiled several things, most of which were expected. Notably absent: the rumored full screen video iPod. At any rate, one of the things they announced that people did expect was the ability to download movies from iTunes. Good idea, poor execution. You see, Apple set the price point…

  • Tiki Reminders

    One of these days I'm going to build myself a tiki bar in the house. Saving some links: HOWTO: Build a Tiki Bar Tiki mug collections

  • The TiVo Dilemma

    I just sold my TiVo the other day. R.I.P. the TiVo. Anyhow, I didn't sell it because I didn't like it — quite the contrary. I loved the TiVo. It worked (well, most of the time — the IR link stuff just didn't cut the mustard some times) and did a great job recording suggestions…

  • Oblivion: Achievement Unlocked

    So, last night I finally beat Oblivion on the Xbox 360. I started gameplay on May 19th, and finished on September 7th (all according to achievement tracking). 91 hours and 34 minutes of game-time. That's a long time. I can't think of another game that's kept my attention this long — over 3 months. I…