Blogging from an iPod Touch

September 4, 2008 - Leave a Response

I just installed the WordPress app on my iPod Touch. Unfortunately, the open source app does not support landscape mode.

For a free app, though, it works pretty well. At least there is hope with updates, right?

August 26, 2008 - Leave a Response

Ping.fm test… I’m going to sleep.

Michael Phelps Doesn’t Deserve Eight Golds

August 17, 2008 - One Response

Before I explain myslef, congratulations to Michael Phelps for winning a record number 8 gold medals in a single Olympic Games, breaking Mark Spitz’s previous record of 7 set in Munich.

First, I must say I hate what I am guilty of in this post: link-baiting. For that I am sorry. I am only doing it to try to knock down the Google ranking of The Telegraph’s Brendan Gallagher’s article on why Michael Phelps doesn’t deserve 8 gold medals. No I will not link to it because it’s one of the biggest pieces of link-bait for Americans.

In summary, the article in question is full of, as one commenter puts it, “Jealousy. Embarrassment. Frustration.” He complains about the fact that Phelps, at the time, can possibly win more gold medals than Great Britain at the games and “that can’t be right”. So, what can’t be right? That Phelps is so good or the fact that he’s not a British swimmer?

Not only does Gallagher whine about Phelps, but he whines about the Olympic format! He wants more “variety” in order, essentially, to spread the medals more equally. Mr. Gallagher, the Games may be in China, but that doesn’t mean we should have Communist Olympics.

Comrade Mr. Gallagher, can you swim 17 times in 8 events and break 7 world records within the span of 8 days using all 4 different swimming strokes? I know I can’t. Please, spare us your thoughts on what Michael Phelps deserves. We’ve come to find that you don’t deserve to write about him.

Red Sox Just Fine Without Papi

July 7, 2008 - Leave a Response

The Sporting News (hosted by Yahoo Sports) has an interesting article about how the Red Sox have dealt without David Ortiz.

With Ortiz out, Manny Ramirez has moved to the DH, JD Drew batting 3rd, Coco Crisp in centerfield and Jacoby Ellsbury in left field.  Although the team hasn’t changed all that much offensively, they have improved defensively with a faster outfield.

Although Crisp was in trade talks this spring, he’s proven his usefulness to the team with his sharp and quick defense and improved offense.  The brawl he was involved in wasn’t a helpful factor though.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets traded for a bullpen pitcher, though.  Although needing more experience, Ellsbury has been a good starting centerfielder for the Sox. Let’s not forget Brandon Moss as well.  He’s got power and speed.

JD Drew has picked it up too. His numbers during June speak for themselves.

Well, here’s the article.

No Papi? No Problem – The Sporting News

Last Word(s):

I’ve been looking for a job, as most of you already know. If you want to see my resume on this blog, email me to get the password.

I’m finally done with school.  With the conclusion of my anthropology class, I’ve completed all my degree’s requirements. Hooray!

Guy walks into a CoD4 Lobby…

June 5, 2008 - Leave a Response

me and Pirate Atomsk were playing with some british guys
and a kid from the south was asking “mates” are friends right?
brit said yes
and american guy goes, you’re my mate, mate
brit says ‘only if you buy me something expensive’

My Attempt at Machinima

June 2, 2008 - Leave a Response

I made a short machinima clip using Halo 3 and its Theater feature, the conversion box I talked about before, the ADVC 110 that I am borrowing from a friend, and of course, iMovie ’08.

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MacBook Pro Video Capture

May 29, 2008 - Leave a Response

I’ve been trying to find a way to get a decent device to capture video onto my MacBook Pro.  Apparently, there aren’t very many affordable mobile solutions to do so.

The cheapest and best way to capture video on my 2008 15-in. MBP results in getting video at the maximum resolution of 720×480 @ 29.97fps. Not exactly the most desirable dimensions.

I uploaded two vids on two different services to show an example:

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Fantasy Football Season is Here!

August 27, 2007 - One Response

That’s right boys and girls. Some of you may care and some of you may demand the 3 seconds of your life refunded to you that was spent on my headline. But here goes:

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Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2007 - Leave a Response

Today, my dad is somewhere in Europe with my mother.

There’s a great father/son article on ESPN.com. Got me choked up:

Holy Ground

I wish everyone a very happy Father’s Day.

Last Word:
Prince of Persia Classic has become a new obsession. It was released on the Xbox Live Arcade this past Wednesday.

Catan

May 5, 2007 - Leave a Response

… for the Xbox Live Arcade is awesome.

I’m gonna get the board game.

Our crazy summer Monopoly nights will turn to even crazier political Catan nights.

Last Word:
Ownage

Yes, I’m the Red group, and I realize how ironic that is in sporting my Caboose beanie gamer pic.

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