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Friday, June 28, 2002

Mac-made 'Three Abreast' online sitcom wraps.
Ravi Jain's interactive Web sitcom Three Abreast wraps up this week with "The Very Special Episode." The online sitcom follows the domestic antics of three friends who share a house in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, Mass.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Pledge Ruled Unconstitutional.
For the first time ever, a federal appeals court declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional Wednesday because of the words "under God" added by Congress in 1954.
While they're at it can we remove "In God We Trust" from the money too?
IE(eeeeeee) by Rob Flickenger.
I'm sorry, Microsoft, but you'll have to do better than that. In fact, never mind. I know that you won't comprehend this, but listen: This is now a universe where laptops can stay up for weeks on end, always return from sleep, update their network parameters without rebooting, install software without "quitting all other applications", never, never die with a blue screen of death, and only ever reboot after installing software for really good reasons.
Time to try OmniWeb for OS X.
via [ BlahBlog ]

Sunday, June 23, 2002

Michael Moore.com
It's got a fresh coat of paint on it.
No Free Preview For Me.
Showtime had a free preview this weekend. So I tuned in to see Odyssey 5, only to find that there wasn't a free preview on ATT Broadband.

So I went over to their website to see what the deal was, and found out that the free preview in my area was only on RCN.

They were showing episodes of Queer Duck on their site though.

Queer huh?

Saturday, June 22, 2002

My Altoids Are Changing.
And I'm OK with that.

Altoids new advertising campaign leads you to believe that Altoids are changing, yet they are not.

"Dad says it's normal for your Altoids to change".

Check out the Sex Education tab from the new Altoids yearbook, and don't miss the Science Experiment.

Friday, June 21, 2002

37bettermotors by 37signals.
JimFormation.
He's been thinking.

When you get there, make sure you go Sight Seeing at Dad's.
18 Songs From My iPod
Main Title, Mark Snow, La Femme Nikita - Music From The Television Series Soundtrack
Mark Snow has worked on more than a hundred television movies and series, PC games and feature films.

Have Some Rain, The Evinrudes, The Evinrudes Rock
Out of Nashville Sherry Cothran and Brian Reed are now on Mercury with the self titled CD, the EvinRudes.

Chemicals, The Control Group, an elaborate system of pulleys <-- LOCAL
It's a cool band and also leading edge web site developers.

Horses, Rubyhorse, Mini Hummer EP <-- LOCAL
Rubyhorse played The Burren for 60 weeks and generated quite a large local following.

Cut Chemist Suite, Ozomatli, Ozomatli
Black-Chicano-Cuban-Japanese-Jewish-Filipino crew as a band committed to social change and community-building through the party pleasures of musical collision ("Ozomatli" is Nahuatl for the Aztec god of dance)

If I Forget to Call, Lifestyle Band, Frontier <-- LOCAL
Sean T. Drinkwater is the frontman for LIFESTYLE, He had himself cloned to also make music with FREEZEPOP.

Sean has also written, produced, and recorded music for several Probot films: including the theme song and score to our Farrah! series, and new original songs for the Star Wars Cantina Band for PREQUEL.

Here & Now, Letters To Cleo, Melrose Place Soundtrack <-- LOCAL
Lead Singer Kay Hanley's
New CD, Cherry Marmalade, is scheduled for August 13, 2002

I Don't Wanna Know, Julian Lennon, Photograph Smile
Julian has set up a Lennon Family website at http://www.lennon.net/
It's cool family tree website to check out.

You Be You, Honey and the Bees, Bzzz <-- LOCAL
Now known as SLANT at http://www.slantnet.net/

Backseat Driver, David Arnold & Alex Gifford, Tomorrow Never Dies

Chinese Burn, Curve, La Femme Nikita - Music From The Television Series Soundtrack

Break the Spell, Boy Wonder, Break the Spell Pop <-- LOCAL
Boy Wonder played their last show on January 15, 2000. After five great years Paula Kelly has gone solo and also continues to perform with the Boy Joys.

Catcher In the Rye, B-Side, A Work In Progress <-- LOCAL

Two Young Hearts, Savannah, Savannah <-- LOCAL
A local rock and roll band trying to get some radio airplay.

Priest 85, Irritating Rainbow, The Painful Place and Robot Bastard Soundtrack
That Priest 85 song is from an Internet movie at http://www.robotbastard.com/

When You Finally Gonna Come Through, Jules Shear, Healing Bones

Getting Scared, Imogen Heap, I Megaphone
Imogen has a new project Frou, Frou whose new album comes out July 13th.

Als het vuur gedoofd is, Acda en de Munnik, Acda en de Munnik
A very popular band from Amsterdam.

Adiemus, Adiemus, Songs of Sanctuary
A project of Karl Jenkins. You might have heard the music on delta Airlines commercials.
I'm on WZBC 90.3 FM today from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, on the web too!
It's Friday and the first day of summer.

What better way to kick off the weekend than by tuning in to my show today on WZBC at 90.3 FM in Boston?

I'll be on the air today from 1:00 - 4:00.

If you can't tune in the station with a radio, you can listen on the web at http://www.zbconline.com/.

It's going to be a lot of fun!
Watson.
Watson now packs sixteen time-saving, productivity-enhancing Aqua interfaces to the most important web content and services.
This is the kind of web tool that some mightg call the OS X killer app.
Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss.
She's an action star who can actually act.
Rock with MegaSeg Radio.com.

This radio stationis made with MegaSeg. I downloaded it and had fun playing with this DJ software. At first I thought that iTunes would be all I needed to DJ a party.

That's true if you want to set it up and let it run for 5 hours. But if you want to segue (cross-fade) or beatmix between songs without any extra mixing equipment, this might be worth looking into.
Long live the pop-culture toilet that is Movie Poop Shoot.com.

A Kevin Smith Production.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Thunderbird
5...4...3...2...1... Thunderbirds Are Go!
via [ coudal partners archive ]
Cheap flights to Europe here.
MacJanitor.
MacJanitor is designed to be used on a periodic basis by Mac OS X users who don't leave their computer on 24 hours a day. MacJanitor is provided as freeware as a service to laptop and energy-conscious home users.

The Unix subsystems on Mac OS X were originally written for machines that were typically never shut off. Mac OS X inherits this assumption in version 1.x, and has many system maintenance tasks that are scheduled to run between 3 am and 5 am. In addition, there are scripts designed to run weekly on weekends, and once a month in the middle of the night.

If these maintenance tasks are never run (such as on a laptop that is always shut off at night), many log files and system database will grow extremely large or fail to get backed up.
It's free too.
via [ Charles Roberts ] at last night's Boston Final Cut Pro User Group Meeting.
Toshiba's Gigabeat iPod competitor
ToshibaPod.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

C:\PIRILLO.EXE.
Getting Screwed While Everyone Else Is Getting Laid.

All kinds of techie talk from a guy who has a cool TV show.

Saturday, June 15, 2002

VW Microbus
VW Microbus Concept.
Elvis Costello Review - Boston FleetBoston Pavilion 6/14/2003
Ok, so it was raining and we had planned to go to the Fleet Boston Pavilion to enjoy a nice summer's eve in an open concert venue with Boston Harbor just nearby. The rain dampened my spirits.

While in the line for beer and wine, my wife grabbed an empty beer cup to pour her wine into. The wine glass, read plastic cup, is a joke.

The 'Beer guy' got mad because they count cups to make sure he isn't giving away the store. He gave her a coffee cup for her wine.

After finding our seats, way in the back, Elvis Costello came out and everyone stood up. OK, I can understand. But then the second song started and everyone in front of me kept standing. Other people were seated. Why do I have to sit behind the standers?

They sat down after a while.

Next a little 10 year old girl sitting behind us was trying to scream her appreciation all the way to the front so Elvis could hear her. Well, let me tell you, he didn't, but I did. Thank god she fell asleep after the first half hour.

Does Elvis Costello know how funny it is for him to be singing I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea? with Chelsea, Mass just around the corner?

He played some great tunes off his first album including RADIO, RADIO.

Other highlights for me were, Oliver's Army, Less Than Zero and What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding.

The coolest thing that happened was when my wife asked me what the keyboard player, Steve Nieve, was doing. It seemed that he was making sounds without touching hte keyboard. He was just waving his hands around in a strange way and sounds we being made.

He was playing a Theramin!

Thursday, June 13, 2002

250.
It's all 250 x 250 artwork.
mime-attachment
How To Read a MIME-ATTACHMENT on OS X Mail.
I've been getting emails where the body of the message is a mime-attachment.

It's a setting in the sender's email program, QuickMail, that needs to be changed on the sender's side.

But until that happens, I need a way to read the mime-attachment.

Here it is:
With the message selected in your inbox, choose the following menu options:

Message>Show>Plain Text Alternative

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

safersex.org is the #1 Radio Weblog today.

That's a good thing.

It's probably time for me to try out Radio Userland. It's a weblog tool that let's you build a site without having to know HTML, plus it's only $39.95 per year.

I'm going to try out pMachine too. It's free, but you need a web host.


It's a Jacuzzi AND a 42-inch high-definition Plasma monitor.

Friday, June 07, 2002

I Burned My First CD!
OK. I know I'm late to this party, but I was stuck in Windows 95 world for years until my PC died and I recently moved to a Macintosh.

Since then, I've transfered all my music from CD to mp3 files in iTunes. I haven't listened to my CD collection this much in a long time. I love it. And don't get me started on the iPod. It Rocks!

So here's a listing of what I put on my first CD. It also includes some free mp3 files from mp3.com.

Song, Artist , CD
Main Title, Mark Snow, La Femme Nikita - Music From The Television Series Soundtrack
Have Some Rain, The Evinrudes, The Evinrudes Rock
Chemicals, The Control Group, an elaborate system of pulleys
Horses, Rubyhorse, Mini Hummer EP
Cut Chemist Suite, Ozomatli, Ozomatli
If I Forget to Call, Lifestyle Band, Frontier
Here & Now, Letters To Cleo, Melrose Place Soundtrack
I Don't Wanna Know, Julian Lennon, Photograph Smile
You Be You, Honey and the Bees, Bzzz
Backseat Driver, David Arnold & Alex Gifford, Tomorrow Never Dies
Chinese Burn, Curve, La Femme Nikita - Music From The Television Series Soundtrack
Break the Spell, Boy Wonder, Break the Spell Pop
Catcher In the Rye, B-Side, A Work In Progress
Two Young Hearts, Savannah, Savannah
Priest 85, Irritating Rainbow, The Painful Place and Robot Bastard Soundtrack
When You Finally Gonna Come Through, Jules Shear, Healing Bones
Getting Scared, Imogen Heap, I Megaphone
Als het vuur gedoofd is, Acda en de Munnik, Acda en de Munnik
Adiemus, Adiemus, Songs of Sanctuary

If you want to have as much fun as I'm having you've gotta get a Mac!
FTC Consumer Complaint Form.
If you have a specific complaint about unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam), use the form below. You can forward spam directly to the Commission at UCE@FTC.GOV without using the complaint form.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail is bad.

Monday, June 03, 2002

Turn Your LPs or Cassettes into CDs.
... or mp3's if you're like me and not using CDs anymore.
Pass Up Good for Great.
Stop for a moment and consider any major decisions you're currently faced with right now. Is there a purchase you need to make? Do you need to choose a new direction for your work? Once you have your choices clearly in mind, ask yourself the following question as you consider each possible choice: "Is this an Absolute Yes?" There's a good chance that you'll know the answer almost as soon as you ask the question. An "Absolute Yes" usually feels like a solid, immediate "Go for it!"
Go for it! No wait, don't go for it.

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello is back in the news with a new album.

I guess it's time to sell my Elvis Costello pinback buttons from 1980 on eBay. Even if you're not interested in buying the buttons, check out the listing because I tell a cool story about seeing him in concert.

I put some cool Madness and Clash buttons up there too.

Here's a list of all my auctions on eBay.
Now you can go war driving to see if there are any Airport networks around.
Save the Whales!

Free Online Books!

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Let the World Beer Games begin.
Voluptuous cheerleaders, decked out in sparkling pastel short outfits, demonstrate the beer chug and, little surprise here, end up with very wet shirts.
Mmm... Beer.