Filed Under (Movies, News) by Justin on 2006-04-18

When I opened up my browser this morning to Google News, I was pretty disgusted when I saw this headline: “Tom to eat Katie’s placenta.”

“I’m gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there,” Cruise said in an interview with GQ.

Yeah, yeah. It’s nutritious. So are bananas, carrots, tofu, salads, and countless other foods. This definitely puts the icing on the cake – Tom and Katie are both crazy and in bad need of all the publicity they can get (good or bad).

I really want to see Mission Impossible 3, but the more junk I read about Cruise, the less I want to indirectly support his career.

Update: Looks like Podz has some thoughts as well.
Update again: Looks like Brandon already has a post about it as well. I guess I’m just slow this morning. That’ll teach me to blog before checking all my feeds.

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Filed Under (News) by Justin on 2006-04-17

Eric tipped me off this morning to a story I (hopefully) would’ve missed otherwise. If you have a weak stomach, or are currently eating/drinking, don’t click this link or read any farther. The Washington Post story gets pretty gruesome with details.

“Regarding a potential motive, this appears to have been part of a plan to kidnap a person, rape them, torture them, kill them, cut off their head, drain the body of blood, rape the corpse, eat the corpse, then dispose of the organs and bones,” the police chief said.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents seized a decorative dagger, a hack saw, duct tape, meat tenderizer, barbecue skewers, a duffel bag, the cutting board, a computer, and a videotape about a serial killer, Tompkins said.

Not surprisingly, the prosecution has said that they plan to seek the death penalty. One picture of the back of the girl’s neck, showing the hacksaw marks, should convince the jury pretty easily.

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Filed Under (Life) by Justin on 2006-04-12

Bonnie has already mentioned it on her blog, but I thought I’d put together a little something as well. Our “first-born” child is having his third birthday today. I won’t go so far as to say “Happy Birthday my baby kitty” like Bonnie did, because even though he likes the computer, he doesn’t know how to read. Anyhow, here are some pics I found when skimming through the archives:

Apache sitting on bed
Taken the day I brought him home. I’m glad I named him Apache – Java works much better for the dog.

Apache sitting on bed

Apache with TP
He’s always been a little mischievous.

Apache in Suitcase
And pretty good and hide-and-seek too.

Apache napping with Pixel
Doing what he does best.

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Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2006-04-10

DailyTech has a fantastic story aboutthe Sprint + Linksys EV-DO router that is just great news. This makes Sprint the first wireless company (to my knowledge) that is “endorsing” the sharing of these mobile high-speed networks. Just like the DailyTech writer, I’m highly interested in seeing how the other big wireless companies (Verizon and Cingular) respond to this. Actually, from the image shown, it’s just a router with a PCMCIA slot, so assuming there’s not some sort of built-in security, I can’t see why you couldn’t take a Verizon or other branded EV-DO card and plug it in. I’m also thinking they should release an accompanying battery-pack and car charger/power adapter. Talk about useful!

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Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2006-04-08

I mentioned a while back that Chris Pirillo had planned a trip to North Carolina, but his plans were cancelled due to hurricanes. Well, looks like he has finally rescheduled and will be rolling into the area sometime during the week following Easter. Meetup plans are bound to be made within the next several days, and I’ll be sure to post details here once I see them. If any of you local geeks are interested in making the short trek to Gastonia with me, let me know.

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Filed Under (House, Life) by Justin on 2006-04-08

Well, my neighbor and I had planned on going to rent some semi-heavy equipment this weekend and do some playing work in our backyards.

Bobcat Trackhoe

See, we have a nice little creek that forms the back boundary on our properties, but it’s pretty much a mess right now. We were going to rent one of these nice little mini-excavators/track-hoes and clear the brush off the banks and then drive the machine down the embankement and dig the creek out a little to make it deeper for Java to play in. The weather forecast wasn’t looking so hot yesterday afternoon, but this morning, it’s just a little damp with scattered showers hovering around. I called the rental place an hour or two ago to tell them we were on the way, and much to my dismay, someone picked up the last one earlier this morning. Guess it will have to wait two weeks (next weekend is Easter) or I might have to um, get “sick” one day next week and miss a day of work.

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Filed Under (Humor, Stuff) by Justin on 2006-04-07

In local news today, a pizza delivery driver was fired from our Domino’s pizza for not following company policies. It was only his third day on the job when he went out to make a delivery and was then attacked. Apparently Domino’s requires that all drivers call the customer just before leaving to confirm the delivery, and this guy failed to do that.

Wednesday night, Canipe said he was making a delivery to 109 Maple Drive at about 10:30 p.m. when he was attacked by four youths who stole the pizza but were not able to get any of the cash he was carrying. The pizza was later recovered.

I want to be the first to thank The Shelby Star for pointing out that the pizza was later recovered. If they wouldn’t have told me – I would have been worrying all day wondering if they got the pizza back or not. Now how could they point that out, but then fail to mention what kinda of pizza it was?? Thin crust? Hand-Tossed? Pepperoni? Anchovies?

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Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2006-04-06

This is the first article that I’ve seen with reports about how a few games installed and played under WinXP on an Intel-Mac. PCWorld is reporting that both Doom 3 and Far Cry played pretty nicely, even at moderately high quality settings. Way to go Apple. They have some benchmarking numbers on tap for tomorrow – I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

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