I have not blogged in a while- I will need to go back and reflect on some of the highlights of the past few weeks; including:
  • Linux Training
  • Getting a Wii
  • Other misc purchases
  • Vacation Time!
  • Slingbox
  • LA Fitness
  • Thanksgiving
  • Logitech MX Mouse
  • etc..
I am writing this tonight as I have FINALLY found the lyrics for the spoken part of Sophia. This is a few lines that are very contemplative; they make me think every time I hear them.

Here it is:

The human animal is a beautiful and terrible creature,
capable of limitless compassion and unfathomable cruelty.

If you wish to find that which becomes the dividing line
between mankind and other biological classifications,
it rests not in brain size, dominance, or even emotional capability,
but lies in the unique capacity for human beings to reflect on their actions and show regret,
what is most certainly the ability to empathize, that gives them their position.

All animals understand love and affection, but only man shows the propensity to place himself into the shoes of another lifeform.
Losing this capability, among individuals of this species, reduces them below their much heralded position,
and readies the climate for the likely fall of man,
the fall from grace...


HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Problems

Ok- I already see on big problem with the HD releases... Terminator 1 & 2 are on Blu-Ray, but part 3 is HD-DVD...

At least Tomb Raider is available in both formats... :-)

Free web at Sears

the new Sears at Gwinett place in Alpharetta, GA has severl kiosks for customers to use to surf the web... NEAT IDEA! Limited to 30 mins, and no downloads, but pretty cool..

wow- AGP and PCI Express on one board...


'Enhance your Experience' is the tag line..

all I can say is whiskey tango foxtrot...


Wow- what a day/night...

3:00am until 8:00pm and everyone was asked to come in early (6:00am) this morning to continue trouble-shooting the systems after the re-IP... Not going to be a good week...


Server Blues...

Good God- I sometimes really hate computers; like when you have been working on an IP change of several several servers for 13+ hours and there is not an end-time in sight...

My prediction is for 6:00pm (making it a 15 hour day) based on prior experiences with such thingies...

Ok- this program is awesome!  :o)

 This is a little table 
 that I inserted with a plugin for Live Writer! 

Yea- Sony will sell a lot of BlueRay drives (sic)

Considering that they want $750 for a first generation Blu-Ray burner, I don't think there are going to be a lot of early adopters to this format; I don't think that includes any software to actually play Blu-Ray movies?

New Blog Software

Of all of the places that I would never look for a blog software that can post to beta.blogger.com, I found myself on Microsoft's live site with Microsoft Live Write Beta...

Looks fairly cool so far- but I have to install dotnet 2.0 to be able to use the Flickr plugin- I will update after I install (and reboot?)

- edit -

Ok, VERY cool FREE software with plugins- and it works with Blogger Beta!  One trick; I had to edit the registry at :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Live Writer\Weblogs\2e27accf-425c-4996-9c2d-a075aad9307a\

...and replace the 'www.blogger.com' references with 'beta.blogger.com' to make it work (info found here).