State of the Union

January 31, 2008 at 9:13 pm | Posted in General, Politics | Leave a comment

Not sure what the ratings were for Bush’s last State of the Union speech, but once it started, everyone around me asked the bartender to switch channels to a game show rerun.

Clinton For President

January 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm | Posted in Humor (G- and R- rated), Politics | Leave a comment

And I’m not talking about Hillary:

¬†Although some have pointed out that it is unconstitutional for Clinton to run for a third term in office, he has silenced most critics by urging voters “not to worry about the Constitution for now”

Term limits are a minor issue, considering that the current President has shredded the Constitution and treated it as nothing more than a piece of toilet paper.

Macbook Air vs. Sony Vaio

January 21, 2008 at 11:01 am | Posted in Macintosh | 1 Comment

One of the standard rules of marketing is to not mention or acknowledge your competition. However, I think putting the Macbook Air side-by-side against the Sony Vaio would have made for a great illustration to attendees. Here’s some pictures from across the Pacific:

Macbook Air unboxing

Macbook Air vs. Sony Vaio

Macworld Loot

January 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm | Posted in Fun Indoors, Macintosh | Leave a comment

The yearly exercise of Mac geekery and unbridled consumerism known as Macworld Expo has just concluded, and the damage as been limited to under $500

Macworld Loot

From left to right – EyeTV Hybrid, software, and freebie bag, iPod protective film and leather case, Speck swag, Kensington 3-in-1 cable, iPod touch, iFrogz Treadz case, and Leopard. Special thanks to the iFrogz representative on the show floor. I didn’t get his name, but he gave me a free Treadz case as the show booths were being taken down 15 minutes before closing time. It’s really a good case — I will probably get another one.

Macworld Beeeer

January 17, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Food and Drink, Fun Indoors | Leave a comment

Greetings from Macworld San Francisco! This blog post courtesy of Tango Tax, who have the best booth, as can be seen by this picture taken from their iMac blogging stations:

Macworld Beer

This isn’t cheap beer folks, it’s Gordon Biersch M√§rzen from a keg. I’m not that drunk — yet.

Time vs. Money

January 14, 2008 at 11:20 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

I was talking to a friend who actually said that he was considering postponing his retirement so he can buy a new BMW 5-series. I suppose the adage that time becomes more valuable than money as you get older is lost on a lot of people, and I hope most of us don’t fall into that kind of materialistic trap.

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
– Lao Tzu

Prius at 500K

January 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

Cumulative Toyota Prius sales have finally hit 500,000. The graph below uses monthly sales data from mid-2000 through the end of 2007. It also shows the relationship between sales, the average price of gas in the US, and noteworthy events:

Prius Sales 2000-2007

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