Sunday, February 26, 2006

Reality Bites

I thought "Survivor" was bad TV. Then "Fear Factor" proved it could get worse. Now I think the lowest TV has ever gotten in the history of electrical entertainment devices is "Skating With the Stars." I've have to admit, no, I have to proudly proclaim, I've never seen an episode of "Skating With the Stars." But I think I can come up with better:

Top Ten Reality Shows That Couldn't Be Worse Than "Skating With the Stars":

10. Making Mashed Potatoes With the Stars
9. Survivor: Homewood, Ala. Wal-Mart
8. Nanny 90210
7. Watching Paint Dry With the Stars
6. Trading Spices
5. American Cars Idle
4. Who Wants To Marry an Ex-DotCom Millionaire
3. The Biggest Remote Control Loser
2. Couch Swap
1. Waiting in Line at the Post Office With the Stars

Faking fakes?

Everything Steve Jobs announces he has an upcoming announcement, those most diehard of Apple fans instantly begin drooling. And many of us begin dreaming about what Steve could possible be delivering us this time.

Well, the next big Apple announcement is Tuesday. What could it be? New laptop? New Mac Mini? The long-rumored Apple cellphone or PDA?

Apple is so secretive about upcoming products, the only people who know 100% are probably Steve and a few close underlings.

Last week a photo emerged supposedly from an Apple product factory of the new iPod. Very sweet and, of course, I want one.

Immediately, fans begin dissecting the photo to determine how real it was. Well now reports someone has posted a video of themselves faking the photo.

And so begins the argument that the video of someone faking a photo is also fake.

Tuesday can't come soon enough.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Happy birthday Steve.

Steve Jobs has stepped in to the second half of his first century of living. 

Now where's my Apple cell phone? Huh?

This is a test of a neat little Dashboard widget from Google. It lets me make posts to Abnormal Aspirations by just pulling up Dashboard on my Mac. Maybe it will be just what I need to spur more profilic postings. Maybe.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Woz is

Anyone who knows me, knows I revere Steve Jobs. He's a genius. I never wanted to grow up to be Jobs, though. He's generally thought of as a total asshole.

But I've never given much thought to his early partner, Steve Woz. I always thought of Woz as that guy who helped start Apple. Who went on to found several other, much less succesful companies and a nice guy. Woz was.

But after reading this column by Leander Kahney, I think I might actually want to be thought of like Woz. He seems like my kinda guy. A little geeky. Somewhat idealistic. Loves kids (his and others). Gives generously to charity. Just a nice guy.

So my opinion has changes somewhat. Woz is.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Weird Web

Through Site Meter (notice the little logo at the very very bottom of this page) you can see who has visited your site and from whence they came.

You can also see how they found your site. My friend, David, often does a roundup of all the referrals to his site.

Now I have a very weird referral. Someone in Strongsville, Ohio used MSN to search for "Abnormal Sex."

My blog was the very first listing.

Quite funny.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Me like cookies

I finally got some time to play with iMovie (comes loaded free on every Mac sold now, for those of you still running Windoze). Just to see what it would do, I worked with some video I shot of Christina using her new mixer.