Thursday, August 31, 2006

Leaving on a Jet Plane

There's more to post, but I need time to write it all out. It's been quite a trip getting to where I am now. Stupid dent. AND! I left my Bose headphones case on the plane! Thankfully the headphones are with me but, still, I lost all the batteries and attachments I had...:(

As I right this I am siting in seat 10A on American Airlines flight 118 KLAX-KJFK. Captain says we are at FL370 (37,000ft), and I assume our speed over the ground is between 500 and 600kts. Because I am geeky like that, the aircraft type is a Boeing 767-200 (B762). The time now is 9:40a.m L.A. time.

I woke up this morning at 4:00a.m. on the dot. Rose quickly and took a business shower, finished packing and did my "idiot" checks. In my haste I forgot to install my copy of Microsoft Office for Mac...oops. When I land I'l download the freeware, open source version for use until I can get a new copy. Thankfully I have iWork so I don't need to worry about PowerPoint, but Word is still a nice program (despite it being Microsoft).

Also, I don't have an official laptop case. This morning I put it the MacBook Pro I'm using now in my carryon (it has a space for the laptop). However, it seems somehow, something bumped into it and there is now a small dent on the front left side! Bah, I'm pretty sure this is covered by my AppleCare, but I figure I'll ask about it when I go buy Office for Mac. For now, I have to deal (but it's REALLY annoying considering this laptop is is less than a week old). Any tips Aaron? I'll take a pic with my cell and upload it when I land. For now I'm going to sit back, relax and enjoy business class.


Friday, August 18, 2006

Motherfucking Snakes on a Motherfucking Plane!

I saw Snakes on a Plane (SoaP) at 10pm on Thursday, otherwise known as the first possible moment to see this film!

I have to say... Best. Movie. Ever!
By this time you should know plenty about SoaP so I wont want to you, but you MUST GO SEE THIS MOIVE. NOW!!!

In othernews, I have founded a religon...SoaPism. We worshiop the allmighty Samuel L. Jackson. Look for websites and a wiki entry soon.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Getting beyond our airport security obsession

Commercial pilot Patrick Smith discusses why confiscating corkscrews and tweezers didn't make us safer after Sept. 11.... and banning liquids isn't going to make us safer now. Great level-headed view of realistic airline security over knee jerk responses to recent threats.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Happy Now?

With this recent revelation that Terrorists still want to blow the shit out of us, I sit back and laugh.

The UK bans any for of carry-on luggage sans your wallet, passport and prescription meds, the US makes it worse by banning all forms of liquid, and people are scared out of their minds.

Terrorists/Bush admin: 1
Gullible People (almost everyone in the US and UK) : 0

Good job! We as a nation are now even more afraid and ready to let the selfish extremist, radical, evangelicals restrict our freedom and take away our liberty.
I should not have to sit in a 2 hour security line at the airport! IT DOES NOT DO ANYTHING!!

Look, if you want to fix this mess teach the dumbfuck TSA guys what to look for (and that does not mean look for people with brown skin idiots). Get better screening devices that can detect explosive material better. The less human interaction (and the less I have to take off my shoes) the faster it will go. Also, come to accept that by freaking out and raising our terror alert level to "CRITICAL CODE RED HOLYSHITWE'REALLGONNADIE" only serves to accomplish their goal (even if we did arrest them).

How do we win? DON'T GIVE A FUCK. Simple. Come to accept that 10 out of millions of aircraft will have gone down and people died. Cancer, Smoking, and Cars will still be more deadly.

Here, this guy can explain it better:

the show with zefrank

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bob Dylan pacts with iTunes for preorder deal

Bob Dylan has teamed with Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer fans who pre-order his new album through the retailer first crack at tickets for shows on his fall tour.

Saw this one comming a mile a way, but then again for those who know me it's not the big a surprise.
It's a good album and I suggest buying it.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

It's a Fu*king Tank!

Have you see the new Apple Mac Pro?! The thing is a friggen tank! 12Ghz of processing power, extreme graphics capability, 4 Hard Drive bays, up to 16GB of RAM!? That, is lots of power.
Imagine the types of things that could be done with that power, we're talking high end video/film and audio editing, 3D graphics work, need to use two 30in. monitors type stuff.
And the lowest end product (which is still a top end computer) starting at $2,500!

As you can tell, I'm a little in awe right now.

I want one.