Archive for December, 2008

Microsoft Z2K Problem: Zunes crash at Midnight Dec. 31, 2008 – Jan. 1, 2009 (You can't make this up…)

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 at 6:12 pm.

“Discussions board like, and offer first-hand accounts of the problems with Microsoft’s music player. It seems the Zunes reboot, then freeze once the status bar reaches 100 percent.
Some are calling it the “Z2K” problem, playing off the infamous Y2K bug that many thought would throw the computing industry in chaos at the beginning of the century when dates changed from 1999 to 2000. That’s because the problem seems to have started at exactly midnight PST Wednesday — the first moments of the last day of 2008.”

Honestly, how does a problem like this escape testing? Especially with the whole Y2K deal with Windows before the year 2000. One would have thought they’d be especially sensitive to those kinds of issues. Also, how can they possibly catch up to the iPod when they let crap like this out of the bag.

(Btw I just got a new iPod Nano so I’m sitting here laughing at this.)

Car dealers are dicks

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm.

I went today to buy the Civic and got the real-world equivalent of Rick-Rolled. After numerous phone conversations with one douche dealer I went to their dealershit to pick-up my car. The price agreed upon was 15k. However, when I got there the price escalated to 16k.

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Where the hell is Matt?

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2008 at 12:52 am.

This is probably the only time I will be posting a url to a youtube video instead of embedding the video itself; this is mainly to force you to click it and have the opportunity to watch it in HD.

Pretty awesome; I saw this vid maybe two years ago, and he’s expanded it and added a bunch of new things. As far as the DMZ soldier, they’re really like that and don’t show any emotion or anything. Not as old as the guards at Buckingham Palace, but still cool.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Thursday, December 25th, 2008 at 12:32 am.

Happy holidays, everyone; I know it’s been slow around here recently, but I’ll blame that on the ending of the semester for many of us, as well as the usual hectic nature of the holidays, regarding travel and family.

Hope you’re all staying warm and safe; if you get any good loot, feel free to share (with me).

This is a f***ing star! I run it!

Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 11:50 pm.

A combination of 3 things that are awesome: Legos, Star Wars, and Eddie Izzard.

Thanks to Anya.

Pimp my ride

Posted on Sunday, December 21st, 2008 at 1:10 am.

In an effort to save the economy single handedly, I’ve set out to purchase a vehicle.

Last week, I test drove a 2009 Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Versa, and Toyota Yaris.

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Fight Night

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 12:20 am.

This is a two part post. First, watch the clip. You will see Chris Stewart of Colorado, #42 in white, beat Aaron Asham of Philadelphia to the ice. What’s notable is that Stewart, in only his sixth NHL game, is not an “enforcer” or fighter, he’s a strong, skilled power-forward. He let’s Asham throw the first punch, but then grabs Asham’s fist in mid-air-halting the swing, and turns the fight right around. That. Is. Just. Awesome.

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