Thursday, April 28, 2005

Pierce Brosnan as 007 Once More!

Not sure about you, but I am actually thrilled about the latest news that Brosnan will reprise his role as 007. It was reported last year he would step aside, but the actor who has been one of the best Bond's since Sean Connery, and actually uses a British accent, will return as 007. James Bond appears to be a role created for Brosnan, in my opinion. It is due to be officially announced this summer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Windows Longhorn Preview

Paul Thurott apparently seems to be a favorite of mine when it comes to technical reviews of software packages. He has already reviewed Mac OS X 10.4 and now he has taken a good in depth look at the Windows Longhorn Preview or BETA as it is normally called.
Longhorn is the next version of Windows, which is planned to replace Windows XP. Based on the screenshots that Paul provides I don't really see any special features. Matter of fact all I see is a new shell graphical interface. I am sure things are different under the hood, and Paul speaks about some of that. But I have to admit, it had better provide the normal user a faster and easier environment to get work done or it will sink for sure and Windows XP will hang on for a long life much the same way Windows 95 did.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Return of Superman

The new Superman movie was announced today. Seems that the hero will have more of an older look based on the classic comics from the 60's. Brandon Routh is relatively unknown, but after the release of "The Return of Superman" next year, I am sure he will propel to stardom. Only issue I see is that his red trunks are simply too short. I sure hope he doesn't have to bend over to pick anything up.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Google Maps w/ Satellite Images

If you have not seen this most awesome map site that Google has put together, you must take a look. Not only is this site a normal Map generator, but a click away converts your map right to a satellite image which directly matches your map. This site by far blows away any other map site I have seen for the FREE price! You can also drag and move with the mouse, versus waiting for a page to reload for the next map,most awesome!

Speed Up Windows XP

If you are a user of Windows XP, you may not realize that there are many services that run in the background, many of which you will never use. This article from Extreme Tech is a great in depth series of tips that will help you get the most bang for your buck while running XP. Learn how to change and shutdown these hidden services, reduce boot time, and work to make XP as stealthy as possible.,1558,1785996,00.asp

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Mac OSX 10.4 Review

There sure is alot of chatter going on surrounding the latest Mac OS X release. The Mac OS seems to be the darling of the technical and creative genre right now. I venture to say that even Linux is not as popular, though it could be more widely used. Here is a review from a PC professional that gives a truly non-biased view of what the OS has to offer, and whether it performs well enough for us PC people to switch to a Mac.

I myself think Apple is tainting the OS with idiot "PC-like" features that are not really as seamless as they should be. Read on for yourself to see what Paul Thurrott has to say about this latest $129 upgrade.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Costello and Abbott - Computer Sales - Funny

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking
about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write
proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say
I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with
some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the

ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.

COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of
your business. Just tell me what I need!

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: If it's a long movie, I also want to watch reels 2, 3 and 4.
Can I watch them?

ABBOTT: Of course.

COSTELLO: Great! With what?

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do
I do?

ABBOTT: You click the blue "1".

COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?

ABBOTT: The blue "1".

COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue w?

ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!

ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.


ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It
pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.

COSTELLO: And that word is real one?

ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part
of Office.

COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. What about financial
bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?


Thursday, April 14, 2005


Ok I have resisted the move to Blog. Up to this point I have been creating my site locally, by hand, the old fashioned way. I realized that I got alot of my info for my Weblinksnewsletter from Blogs all over the place. So I decided to give this Blog a try, using the standard tools, to see what you all think about this.
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