Saturday, September 25, 2004

There's only so much time in the day, you know.

Been awhile since I've had time to post anything - work has really been sucky recently and I've been so busy I had no time to get one written. I'd get into why work sucks so bad, but that would just end up making me mad - so I won't. But on a different subject, a couple of my favorite TV shows had their season premieres recently - Smallville and Joan of Arcadia. Joan just premiered last night - it was great! I'd really missed the show, and it was a good episode. Love that show, and this season looks to be pretty good. Smallville was on Wednesday night here - we don't have a WB affiliate station, so WB shows play on weird days usually at 10pm or later - which sucks sometimes. It was a pretty good episode, but had entirely too much of two things - naked Clark was one, and Lana (just Lana in general, she's bad) was the other. The introduction of Lois Lane was cool, and I'm hoping they really do some good things with the character. I also REALLY thought it was cool having Margot Kidder play Dr. Swann's assistant, Bridgette Crosby. If you don't watch the show, it's REALLY cool because Dr. Swann is played by Christopher Reeve. Of course these shows plus all the other shows I watch - well... It's alot of TV. But you've gotta do something with what little free time you can get these days, right?

Thursday, September 23, 2004

It's on like Donkey Kong!! (to quote Chip)

Didn't have enough time to post about this yesterday, but the finale of The Amazing Race was Tuesday. It was a great race, and the best finish in my opinion. Chip and Kim were my favorite team by far, and it was great fun to finally have the team I've been rooting for during the season finally win one!! One of the best parts of watching the finale was my wife's reaction to some interesting hats worn by Chip and Kim, and Brandon. You can see them in this picture -

That's right - red ski caps that say "Canada" on them and look like a maple leaf! Here's a bigger photo -

Neat, huh? So basically, every time my wife saw one she started giggling and going "I want one!" They are proving to be kinda hard to find though. Haven't had any luck except for one we found on eBay, and the bidding for it is over $33 right now. That's a little pricey. Gotta keep looking, I guess. But overall a great show (2 time Emmy award winner!) and a great finale!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A really good reason to not even open spam

Apparently, some spam emails "opt-out" links are actually JavaScript exploits. You click on the link and the malicious script uses an exploit in Internet Explorer to basically turn your PC into a email relay - opening it up to unauthorized access and turning it into a spam source. Nice, huh? No one should click those links anyway, since all it REALLY does is confirm your email address and shows a spam emailer that someone reads mail at that email address. Read the full article on The Register here. So it would be a good idea to not let your mail program run JavaScript, to not open spam mail at all, and to maybe use Mozilla's Thunderbird instead of Outlook/Outlook Express.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Saw Sky Captain Friday night. I really liked it a lot! Very interesting concept and I thought it was well executed and really looked great. The visual effects were terrific, and the whole style - with the animation and the CG backrounds and the colorized look - it was really effective to set the tone and pull you into this world. Go see Sky Captain - you'll enjoy it!!