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January 29, 2004

Fitness Madness

Last night after work I dropped by one of the locations of the health club I belong to (a little too cold to run outside). I figured that since it was not yet a quarter to five I'd stand a decent chance of beating the crowd. Man, was I wrong. Every piece of carido equipment (ellipticals, treadmills, bikes) were in use. It was like a mall the weekend before Christmas. There was a signup sheet for the treadmills and it appeared that almost all of them had been signed out until 6 pm or so. Madness. Perhaps in a month or so all the New Year's resolution fitness folks will have fallen by the wayside.

January 28, 2004

Return of the King EE DVD

Word is that the Extended Edition of the Return of the King DVD will run 4 hours and 10 minutes. Hope we don't have to wait until next November for it to come out.

January 27, 2004


Saw a little Intellevision console device during the holiday shopping season a couple of months ago. Saw the Atari one as well. Didn't know that there is an Official Intellivision Website.

I do remember that Mom was pretty good at BurgerTime, though.

Shuttle's Final Minutes

Nice detailed summary of the shuttle Columbia's fnal minutes.

January 24, 2004

iMac Hunt

Great story on tracking down a stolen iMac using remost access tools.

I've had an old PowerBook stolen, but I can't see somebody trying to lug a 30+ lb computer around.

January 19, 2004

Neil Peart's New Drum Kit

Nice photos of Neil Peart's new drum kit from the NAMM show. Graphics on the drums are images from each of the albums.

Now I'm really looking forward to the 30th Anniversary tour!

January 14, 2004

Swimming to?

Spalding Gray seems to have gone missing.

January 7, 2004

ROTK Movie-Goers' Guide

There's a new Return of the King Movie-Goers' Guide at The Encyclopedia of Arda. It explains the differences between the book and the movie without joining in the "which is better" arguments. It also explains who the minor characters are and what happens to various characters after the move ends. There are also excellent guides for Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. Worth a look.

January 6, 2004

MacWorld Bits

1. Mini iPod (or iPod Mini) is a little bit of a letdown. Aside from its size, it doesn't offer much that's different. Seems to me to be priced about $50 higher than I expected. For only $50 more, you can get the base iPod, which is now 15 GB to the Mini's 4 GB. Give people a 2 GB Mini for $100 or so and you've got something big. The Pepsi promo is interesting, though.

2. Garage Band looks like a nice toy. Appears the only way to get it is to buy it as part of iLife for $49. Same goes for new version of iPhoto. I recall they wanted to charge for these a year or so ago. They've finally gotten around to it. Rats

3 Apple's posted a revised version of their 1984 ad. The've given the hammer-thrower an iPod. Oh, the things you can do digitally these days.

January 4, 2004

Little bit of Rush News

Neil Peart's now playing Sabian cymbals.

In other news Big Al gets arrested? Geez.