Monthly Archives: January 2006

Scoble, could you tell me why again Microsoft is not Evil?

“MSFT: Our DRM licensing is there to eliminate hobbyists and little guys” via boing, boing.

One thing I know for certain, this will not deter the hackers/hobbyists.

RIAA, you’ve been put on notice!

RIAA, put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Proof that downloading music doesn’t take away from the artists pockets, in this case, it allowed this band to sell 120,000 copies of their record in one day.

I love the lies the RIAA tells, it makes me laugh.

Free Skypeout Calls

I’m sure most of you have seen this already but for those of you that haven’t. Here you go.

800 numbers are free with skype, so you call 1800free411 and search for a number and then you can have them automatically connect you. This sounds like a great way to make free calls with any number such as your POTS service. Pots=Plain Old Telephone Service.

Busyness Supercedes Blogginess

Well i’ve been swamped with this thing they call life leading me to neglect the blog a bit lately. Well some of you may think Blogging=Life. Cough, scoble, Cough. I really don’t have anything else to say at this point today, but I can imagine I will have more to say later as I run through my aggregator and don’t really plan on getting up from my computer chair very often today. Which reminds me, I desperately need a new computer chair. Hmm, a topic for a post later 🙂

Help Tod and Kim Maffin

Help Tod and Kim Maffin raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Research, their goal is $2000.00, not sure if that’s canadian or U.S. i’d imagine Canadian as Tod and Kim are Canadian.

Kim has been diagnosed with MS and luckily it’s not as severe as some people but there are many others out there that aren’t as lucky.

A bit about me recent dealings with MS. Over the past 3 months my wife has been going through Neurological Testing for MS and other Neurological problems and is currently going to the MS institute at Rush University Hospital for hopefully some sort of diagnosis. I won’t go into the boring details of her symptoms/treatment, but just want to let you know I personally support Tod and Kim’s cause!!! and anybody else that helps raise money for these diseases.

So please, I ask you to give what you can give, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000 🙂 I know I’m a wishful thinker, that’s the optimist in me.

The Tossers & Psychobilly Kadillaks

Just a note, my friends the Pschobilly Kadillaks are opening up for The Tossers tommorow at Ottos, in Dekalb, IL. Come all should you happen to be out that way tommorow evening, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

(the tossers + the psychobilly kadillaks = a whole lotta drunk) – Tim Larsen

Psychobilly Kadillaks

My friends the Psychobilly Kadillaks have a show tonight, should be fun. They are playing just a few blocks from my house which is very rare, usually they play in Chicago (i live in the suburbs) and it’s usually a haul and you have to worry about designated drivers and be very responsible. I can just call a cab tonight 🙂

Here’s some MP3’s, enjoy!!!

You can also check out their My Spaces site.

Word of the day’s word of the day is Sesquipedalian, This is fun for me because every year I have a huge beginning of summer party called Sesquipedalian-fest-ala-booza. If any chicagoan’s want to come to next years bash, drop me a line.

Another Reason Microsoft Sucks

I had been dealing with a Microsoft MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) problem on my iRiver T30 Plays4sure device on my laptop. It worked in multiple machines but not my laptop and has been a big pain in my arse!!! And of course searching through Microsoft’s support site is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Slashdot vs. Digg

Interesting read regarding the influence of digg and slashdot over at