Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Thursday, June 10, 2004

Cable Sucks...

"Cable TV is like a crappy pizza joint: You can order a small, medium, or large pie, but you can't design your own - and no slices." Reading the BS-laden interview with the Time Warner exec makes me want to switch to a satellite-based service even more. Then what would I do with my TiVo? I guess I'll have to wait till either the Home Media option goes on sale again or TiVo just starts offering full video-on-demand via broadband.

[Update]: According to this it looks like I already have the Home Media Option. I guess it's free with all Series 2 TiVos now. How awesome is that? Looks like I'm stuck with cable for awhile now. :-/

- Wednesday, June 09, 2004

CATS: You are on the way to destruction

Mayor Johnson: What you say?
CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time
CATS: Ha ha ha.
Austal: Captain!!
Mayor Johnson: Take off every 'Fast Ferry'!!
Mayor Johnson: Move 'Fast Ferry'.
Mayor Johnson: For great profit.
(CATS vs. Austal feat. Mayor Johnson + good ol' all your base)

Worse than getting outsourced...

...having someone else program you out of a job. I just read this article about some OliviaNova software. I guess it just generates applications (NT/2000/2003, "most" *nix platforms using VB6, Java/EJB/JSP, CF and .Net) after you give it some basic specs, with only 7% of the errors that human programmers make. I'd have to see it to believe it. I can't imagine taking the human element out of programming, but I guess it's bound to happen eventually.

New Ford Focus Concept

Ford unveiled a new Focus concept in China yesterday. It looks pretty cool, it has 19" rims and LED lighting. I wonder how close it will be to the actual production Focus though. There's a couple more pics in this article:
sweet LEDs

- Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Tornado Safety


Ern found a sweet music site - the formats supported are ridiculous. The price is a $0.01/MB, so for $25 you can buy 2.5GB of music, AND it'll be in the format of your choice. w00t!
[EDIT] - bad math :-P
music | tech

- Monday, June 07, 2004

Zombo Fark

You can do anything at all... the infinite is possible... the unattainable is unknown...

- Thursday, June 03, 2004

Talkin' 'bout movin'

I was talkin to Davey today about how many different times we've moved...

travis (3:54:39 PM): where're you movin?
davey (3:54:52 PM): across town, cheaper place closer to campus
travis (3:55:19 PM): cool
davey (3:55:37 PM): yeah hopefully, fuckin hate movin shit though
travis (3:55:58 PM): haha, no shit
travis (3:56:12 PM): i can't wait till i get a damn house
davey (3:56:32 PM): goddamn for real, find somewhere i want to staaaay
davey (3:57:07 PM): this is like the 5th apartment in 5-6 years, its insanity
travis (3:58:23 PM): fuck, i haven't lived in the same place for over a year since my freshman year @ RIT in '97
davey (3:58:55 PM): lol i made 14 months here
davey (3:59:40 PM): dick st was damn near a year
travis (4:00:08 PM): Dorms > Olean > Racquet Hole > UC > Colony > UC > Dickstreet > Greece > Wilmer St > Wilmington St
davey (4:00:29 PM): goddamn! hahahah
travis (4:00:31 PM): that's a lot of movin
davey (4:00:49 PM): racquet hole
davey (4:00:50 PM): hahha
davey (4:02:12 PM): jesus i didn't even think of NJ
davey (4:02:16 PM): forgot i left a semester at dick st
travis (4:02:19 PM): oh yeah

Yeah, so basically I've moved a lot:
1997 Olean > Dorms > Olean (summer) > Racquet Hole > UC (summer) > Colony > UC (summer) > Dick St. > Greece > Wilmer St. > Wilmington St. > [NEW HOUSE] 2004

- Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Our Commander[ette?] in Chief

I'm probably going to disappear for making fun of Bush twice in a row, but oh well:
"I want to thank my friend, Sen. Bill Frist, for joining us today. … He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. (Laughter.) Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."—Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004
KS | politix | quote

I don't understand why I think this is so funny

...something about it just cracks me up:
"Bush lost consciousness for a brief time in the White House on Sunday evening while eating a pretzel and watching a professional football game on television. He fell from his couch and has a scrape and large bruise on his left cheekbone, plus a bruise on his lower lip, to show for his troubles. His glasses cut the side of his face. … [Air Force physician Richard] Tubb told reporters Bush reported a pretzel 'did not go down right' and the doctor said it was possible a pretzel had lodged against a nerve and momentarily caused a decrease in the president's heart rate, causing him to faint."
—"Bush on Fainting Episode: Chew Your Food," CNN, Jan. 14, 2002
(from Slate)
KS | politix