Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Carrie Wins Idol 2005!

Carrie Underwood, farm girl from Oklahoma, took the title as American Idol this Wednesday evening. Season stats were huge, and a half a million calls were placed in the seasons worth of voting which saw the final round between Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood. Carrie will now be the recipient of a Million Dollar Recording Contract, private jet, and no doubt world wide notoriety. Congrats Carrie!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Rednecks: The Virtues Thereof

Fred is one of those guys who has a very unique point of view. I must say that this latest edition of his web newsletter is near right on the mark. Seems that not long ago, America on the whole, was a self sufficient country, its people, its economy, its ideas, and its independence. He takes issue with the idea of Rednecks as a lower form of life. Also takes issue with citizenry that has little skills to do anything for themselves. That of course is the main point he tries to make. In his own colorful way. Click on the title link above to read the full article.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

American Idol

The Most Popular Reality Show on TV, 2nd only to Survivor, is American Idol, and it is about to wrap up next week. I actually rarely make a point of watching a recurring TV show, only Idol and Battlestar Galactica have that honor. If you have been watching it, even if you haven't, for all the latest news and recap information along with exclusive performance videos, you should check out the link above. This official website is a MUST SEE for any Idol Fan. Get images, information, and buy stuff from the Idol store.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Microsoft XBox 360 Revealed

Microsoft is working on the XBox 360, which could be the Living Room application server that we have been waiting for. Take a gander at the sleek design and bundled devices that might come with it. This XBox is not just for gaming, but that is the main purpose of this speedy demon. It will also act as a movie and music component. If it does TiVo functions well, I think they will have something here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

AVID Home Software Tryout

Multimedia Professionals know and live with the word AVID. This is the most widely used and trusted software solution to Movie and DVD Multimedia Video editing and compilations. Now you can actually download a version of the AVID software for your home PC. For years it has been a Mac only product, but now it is available to those of us in the PC world. The "tryout" available at the link above is not a full feature version, but will allow you to get more familiar with the software or at least have a PC copy at home for personal use and practice. Grab this software now if you don't mind providing your personal info.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

ebay Suffers Power Outage

Now this may not be Earth Shaking News, but eBay suffered a power outage earlier this week. Though these things can happen, I wonder if eBay is really telling the whole truth. Don't they realize you can purchase Battery Backup Systems aka UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies). Matter of fact, you can get them on the eBay site itself!

Symantec Worm Simulator

Here is an interesting Weblink for ya. Symantec has created a Spreading Worm (which is almost like a Virus) Simulator. This model shows the speed and process that an Internet Worm will cover the Globe. Symantec is the author of Norton Antivirus, so no wonder they are interested in showing you how naughty a Worm really is. If you become scared enough, you may be interested in purchasing one of their latest products. I prefer Norton Antivirus myself, for ease of use, smooth integration, and normally low system resource demands. That was not always the case, and they have some great competition online right now. If you don't have a Virus Scanner, it really is time to get one, no matter your preference.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Mac Think Secret Rumor site

Seems that this site is so on the mark, and accurate, that Apple and Steve Jobs is suing them for "irreparable damage". If you really want the news and info on Mac hardware and software, as well iPod information, you have to take a look at...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Parents to Collect Children's DNA

Of all the things a parent can do to protect their child, this new home kit DNA collection package has to be the lamest. Could someone tell me just what having a little bag of their child's DNA will do to help protect them? Imagine if you will, your child has been abducted or worse murdered. Bang, you pull out the clear little bag of DNA and poof all is better again. Ridiculous! The best thing for all of us to do, as well our activist judges, is LOCK away the Criminals! If the criminals are locked away, no parent has to swab their child's cheek for DNA. Does this make sense to anyone? Why are child predators even allowed to inhabit our neighborhoods where kids play and live? This is just another "feel good" activity for parents, but the reality is that no DNA sample will save your child's life, it will only confirm their death.