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mac mini htpc

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Well I finally did it, I pulled the trigger on a computer to "build" a home theater personal computer (htpc). After a ton of research I finally decided to go with the Apple Mac Mini, comes with Leopard, remote, front row, etc. Reason is I want the family to have a really easy to use music, photo, and video viewer. I also plan to throw a giant usb 2 external drive on it then get some sort of pvr solution for it like that from Miglia or El Gato . I looked at buying or building a computer from scratch and throwing something on it, the front runner was Windows Media Center . But i've been running a very unstable xp box for years and as a result I've been pushed to Ubuntu Linux which is a fantastic desktop solution for me. Anyhow all the virus/trojans one can get so easy on windows is a challenge let alone how often one has to reinstall the os. I think windows mce was a bit more than my family needed although I will keep an eye out when the vista version is released but

Pet Peeve 3.14

You with the Golf umbrella, yeah the one that covers the entire sidewalk, yeah the one that can cover 4 people beneath it, your a dick. You must be stopped, sure you crushed many of my $3 china town umbrellas but I will have my revenge, and you won't even know when it happens.

Yet another new parent tip - new gear

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Thanks to some buddies in Lake Tahoe we discovered the wonders of Bumbo , it's a support kinda seat thing for babies who can support their own neck. They sit upright and look freaking halarious in it, it's pretty rocking check it out .

Eco-Agents

Don't you hate it when you order takeout and besides all the containers, there are stacks of servietttes and half a dozen knives and forks that you don't need? The Eco-Agents in New York City did. This group's main preoccupation is saving the Amazon Rainforest, but are also "involved in personal and group discussions about creating responsible environmental consciousness towards nature in particular when it comes to plastic and paper waste." They have started a campaign called eco-to-go, where customers inform the takeout joint that they want nothing but the food in its containers, no napkins or forks or other waste. I've noticed that certain takeout chains get this already, asking if customers need condiments or cutlery. Congratulations to Eco-Agents for trying to make this more common. I suggest that they might go the next step of suggesting that people bring in their own containers to avoid wasting cardboard or polystyrene, (like they do at Bring Your Own

Rage Against the Machine in SF

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I got the scoop suck it! Aug 18 2007 12:00P Rock The Bells, San Francisco - McCovey's Parking Lot (South of AT&T Park) San Francisco, California

Air Guitar

Air Guitar Nation , the documentary about pro air guitarists, has been bouncing around the festival circuit to wide acclaim for the last year or so. Opening this Friday, 23 March 2007 (in limited release in NYC and L.A.), its day has come. In 2002 Krison Rucker happened to read in the Wall Street Journal that the International Air Guitar Championship was being held in Finland. He got his friend Cedric Devitt to join him and they went to Oulu, Finland to check it out. Cedric spontaneously entered the competition and came in fifth place. Upon returning to New York they decided that the U.S. had to compete the next year. They formed the U.S. Air Guitar Championships and teamed up with production company Magical Elves and director Alexandra Lipsitz to make a documentary about the whole process. Air Guitar Nation follows the competitons in NYC and L.A. to find the US Air Guitar champion, who will then go to Finland to compete for the world title. The two major contenders and characters ar

Random

To the young blonde woman at my gym, what were you thinking when you bought those skin tight workout sweats that actually read, "Pink Love" across your ass? No really? I'm dying to know what would start this train wreck, you are my nightmare. SNL actually did a skit about that, don't you realize that? Or were you too busy watching 24hr Anna Nichole news? My money has it you have a target tattooed on the small of your back too.

Band of Horses

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Buy this album before some other guy plays this for your girl then seduces her away.

iConcertCal

iConcertCal is a free iTunes plug-in that monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS X and supports worldwide searches.

iLike

You may notice the new iLike badge in the right column of the blog, thanks to Casey for this tip. What is iLife? funny you ask... iLike is a service to help you organize your music, share your music tastes, and discover new music through your friends. iLike provides a buddy-list for your iPod - it helps you discover new artists based on what you're already listening to, and it helps you browse your friends' music libraries and share music suggestions with each other.

I've heard these so many times

ALL the TECHNOLOGY you ever need to know in order to STUMP your OPPONENT in a technical argument. Use these only when your back is against the wall -- they're definitely desperation tactics. 1. That won't scale. 2. That's been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that's O(NlogN). 3. There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology. 4. The syntax is idiosyncratic. 5. Trying to build a team behind that technology would be a staffing nightmare. 6. That can't be generalized to a cross-platform build. 7. Unfortunately, the license would contaminate our product. 8. If we go with that idea, we're going to have Don Marti camped out in the front lobby with 300 angry software jihad supporters. 9. Our support infrastructure simply can't handle the volume that change would involve. 10. I had one of the interns try that approach for another project, and it scrambled the CEO's hard drive. So I think it's going

Jose Parla

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I guess you can call if graffiti art but it's so much more, some of us are touched by genius. Take a look .

F Fox

The Democratic Party of Nevada just announced plans to let Fox News host a presidential primary debate.1 But Fox isn't a legitimate news channel. It's a right-wing mouthpiece like Rush Limbaugh and the Drudge Report—repeating false Republican talking points to smear Democrats. Fox has already tried to skew the '08 race by accusing Senator Barack Obama of attending a terrorist school. CNN immediately exposed the charge as false,2 and Obama hit back by refusing to appear on Fox—sending them scrambling.3 Democrats can force Fox to be fair and balanced by fighting back hard. Can you sign this petition by clicking this link asking the Democratic Party of Nevada to drop Fox as its partner for the presidential primary debate?