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Buzzworthy

Yahoo! has this thing which tracks searches, which they call ‘Buzz Index’. They are constantly updating a little section of www.yahoo.com with the latest buzz.

Home Again

Talk to Dad today; he’s home resting. Sounds like he has some soreness and is really tired, but overall I think he’s getting better. He’s going to rest at ho...

Let Freedom Ring Pay

Yup, today’s that day, dreaded tax day. I filed mine yesterday (which means I didn’t get a refund). The complex tax code drives my nuts every year; I hope to...

Nerf Hoops!

I’ve always loved the Nerf basketball — the original. They don’t seem to make the original anymore (sigh). Now they offer two models, one they call Nerfoop (...

Getting better

Talk to Dad this morning. He sounds very upbeat and said he’s not in any pain. I guess the meds are still helping, although he says he’s stopped taking anyth...

Get Well Soon

My Dad is in the hospital today, recovering from kidney stone removal surgery. When I had talked to him last week, it sounded like routine out-patient surgey...

Let the bells ring…

Just got the news from Dad, he and Mary are getting married on June 26. Seems kinda unplanned to me; not sure what spurred the move. I’ll get more info this ...

Gone Fishin’

Tiff and I setup a small (29 gallon) fresh water fish tank this weekend. We have five ‘starter fish’ for now — after a few weeks we can swap these out for mo...

In-N-Out Secrets Revealed

I’ve heard rumors that you can order off-the-menu items at In-N-Out , but this guy has gone the extra yard and documented the whole secret . I’ll take a nu...

Scrub, scrub, scrub…

I’ve made an appointment to visit Dr. Linh Bauer, DDS. Haven’t seen a dentist in a while, so I need a good scrub down — or whatever they call it. Her websi...

Yahoo! Gets Foxy

After long IE-centric products, Yahoo! has released their browser toolbar for Firefox! Although it’s technically still in beta, it seems rather solid to me...

The Long Wait

Back when I built my PC, the top-of-the-line graphics card (PCI Express) was the ATI X800. I knew the X800 was fast, but I expected a next-gen model to be ...

Where’s the money go?

Not sure where all the money has gone, but this article mentions that Visto has recieved $160.8 million to date (over sever rounds of funding). How do they...

It’s here!

My World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition arrived earlier today at my cube. Looks like it was delivered at 9AM … about 36 hours after I ordered, nice! Now I’m...

Dodge and Burn

Last night I picked up Paint Shop Pro 9 from BesyBuy in Sanata Row . I think I have an older version somewhere, but I just bought the new version anyway. Thi...

Who Are You?

When I first registered a domain (in 1999) I had used fake info for the whois record, since I’ve always been hesitant to make my name/address/phone/email pub...

WOW on the way!

The World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition that I ordered from ebgames.com has shipped! Considering I ordered it last night around 11PM, it’s pretty amazing i...

The Box

Last week DirecTV announced some of it’s plan for local HD. The news is they are moving to MPEG-4 and will launch two satelittes this year (Q2) and two more ...

WOW

I ordered World of Warcraft from ebgames.com last night. This MMORPG game is becoming fairly popular, mainly for its great game play. Everyone is talking abo...

Going fast…

Tiffany and I went to the San Jose Auto Show this past weekend and after looking at hundreds of cars and trucks I was even more certain that my next car will...

Searching…

Yahoo! jumped into the desktop search this week with Yahoo! Desktop Search Beta . I think it’s a re-wrapped version of X1 Technologies search tool. Overall I...