Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

iPhone....will you be able to get one?

I think the big question with iPhone is: how long will it take to get my hands on one? Yeah, sure it comes out on June 29th; but that's for the "special" people (read insanely rich folks who can afford to pay other people to wait in line for them). I'm talking about for us normal shmos. The guys who just think it's cool and are willing to sacrifice a month's worth of meals in order to afford one. All I can say is I'll proabably be eating well for a while.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Tiananmen Square Revisited

It's been 17 year since the Tiananmen Square massacre, and apparently there is a renewed interest in it as a result of Chinese government officials trying to publicly deny that it ever happened. Here's some interesting pieces on it.

This BBC video regarding the Tiananmen Square massacre has been classisifed as M due to some of the violent content and adult themes.
17 years since the Tiananmen Square Massacre: The Tank Man

Friday, June 08, 2007

Here Kitty, kitty, kitty!

OK, I don't know what I would do if I woke up to find a leopard in my bedroom, so I have to give credit to this guy for keeping his head in a crisis.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Wii - A pretty incredible little device

I bought one of these a few weeks back and have been very impressed with the versatility and useability of this device. I found the main interface to be very intiutive and have used the online content (news, weather, etc) many times as an alternative to browsing the web. Certainly the most innovative aspect of the device is the remote, which definitely changes game play and makes it far more engrossing (IMHO). All in all I think the Wii is a huge winner and the way it is selling in contrast to the PS3 I think it also shows that innovation can trump raw power when it is done right. To me, the PS3's selling point is that it does basically what the PS2 did only faster and more detailed (of course there's more to it than that but that's the message that comes across to consumers) whereas the Wii has been marketed as a new kind of console and I gthink people are, by default, curious about it and when they actually use it they are impressed with it (i.e., it lives up to the hype).

Sunday, June 03, 2007

How you know when you're getting old...

I remember when I was a teenager watching Tony Dorsett play for the University of Pittsburgh. Now his son, 33 year old Anthony Dorsett, is trying to relive his NFL glory days by playing for the CFL. Nothing against Anthony, I hope he does well. But this makes me feel ancient!!

Go Fred Go!!!

I love the idea of Fred Thompson getting in the race. I don't know if he'll get the nomination, but I think he brings a little bit more "conservatism" into the mix of main players. I think that currently there are only really three main candidates: McCain, Giuliani, and Romney. If Thompson enters into the race, I would rate him and Romney as the two top "conservative" candidates. I think of McCain and Giuliani each have their own "liberal" baggage. Primarily, McCain has the whole McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform issue that I don't think hwe'll be able to shake. Too many conservatives regard this, and rightly so I believe, as an attack on free speech and McCain's name is right on the top of it. As far as Giuliani goes, he's got a whole hose of social issues (gay narriage, abortion, etc) in which he leans pretty far to the left; much farther than most conservatives will be able to deal with I think. He even has problems with some hot-button political issues, like gun control, which will be an even greater drag on his candidacy. If I were to prognosticate at this point, I would say that either Romney or Thompson will get the nomination; although I admit that such predictions are about as reliable as hurricane season forcasts a year in advance. Still, it's fun to guess.