category: on the mind

10
AUG
2008
09
AUG
2008

Bernie Mac … RIP brother!

Posted by Shane

When I checked the news this morning, I noticed comic actor Bernie Mac has passed away! This is an unfortunate event for such a great person, who I respected as a comic and an actor. Here is a tidbit from CNN:

Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.  Bernie Mac, 50, had been hospitalized in his hometown, Chicago, with pneumonia. He had been hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois, for more than a week with the lung infection.

08
AUG
2008

A car that gets 106mpg

Posted by Shane

I was reading the technology news this morning and there was an article on a car that could go over 100 miles on one gallon of gas. The trick? It would used compressed air along with gas to power some of the same engine components.

According to the article on CNN it can still hold 6 passengers, top 90mph, and meet all US highway safety standards. The catch. The car does not exist yet and is in prototype mode only. It will be at the Automotive X Prize later next year, so if it does well we might see it on the streets by 2010. That’s a year and half away folks.

02
AUG
2008

Shoutcast Radio, Music

Posted by Shane

While I am doing things on my computer, that doesn’t involve gaming, but requires some stimuli, I turn on my favorite shout cast radio station. That would be XRM Radio based in Dallas, Texas. The station is designed around the format of user’s who like the classic alternative and rock n’ roll music of the 80’s and 90’s. There are very few “newer” songs on the master play list, but the users of the site vote on the new songs to be added.

I myself have an extensive “favorite” list of music that I could request, but sometimes I don’t need to since most of the music selected to play by most users and the system I enjoy. In my previous post about satellite radio, I said that would be my preferred way of getting music while I am out and about.

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01
AUG
2008

Otherwise you might get punched in the face.

If you dont want to get punched, dont try to scare someone.

If you don't want to get punched, don't try to scare someone.

Otherwise this is pretty funny! Tops to Elie for pointing this out!

Update: The image seem to be corrupted now. Oh well…

31
JUL
2008

Manny to LAD,NL

Posted by Shane
Manny was tradded to LAD

Manny was tradded to LAD

Baseballs most “mean” hitter left the AL today being traded from Red Sox to the Dodgers. There was reports before this new development, that he was a possibly be traded to the Mets. However, I doubt this will Manny’s last time in the AL. He becomes a free agent in the winter and could be picked up any number of teams.

At least my Yankees doesn’t have to face him for the rest of the year, unless it’s in the World Series. I wonder what this will do the Red Sox’s lineup since Manny was a powerful bat in the lineup.

Only time will tell.

30
JUL
2008

Domino’s Pizza Tracker

Posted by Shane

When I order pizza, I usually get it from Dominos. What is one of the things I really like about Dominos is the pizza tracker where you can see the progress of your order. Now I know that this is “technology” that anyone can use, it would be cool to see this in restaurants to see how your order is going.