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Updated Contact Info

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OK, in the last 24hrs I’ve changed cell nbrs AND moved off AIM and onto iChat for instant messaging. The cell change was based on getting on the corp plan, and the IM change is so i can utilize encryption. Contact me directly for this new info if you’ve not already rec’d an email from me with it.

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02/22/2006 at 10:45 am

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Apple.com : the tenth most popular website!

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According to Nielson netRatings, Apple’s was the world’s tenth most popular website in January 2006. How cool is that? Well, it puts us in the company of Yahoo, Microsoft, MSN, Google, AOL, eBay, Amazon, MapQuest and Real. Notices any reference to Dell? Compac? Toshiba? Gateway? Any other computer manufacturer? Or any other digital music player manufacturer? Nope. Heh. It feels good to work for one of the top 10!
Macworld UK – Apple online steals tenth place

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02/17/2006 at 3:23 pm

Posted in  Computing 

Passing Thought : Wait’ll We Get Our Senah On You

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So, a moment of limited attention raised a question in my mind. What, exactly, is different about a pair of clean underwear put on backwards? Sure, the label’s facing outside instead of inside. but beyond that, it’s identical. Same everything. Same fabric, density, the works. the absolutely ONLY difference is the label orientation. Therefore, how does it end up that the label being inside is correct and outside is not? I found myself in this situation, ‘fixing’ it, and it just seems silly to me in retrospect.

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02/16/2006 at 10:09 am

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Passing Thought : Wait’ll We Get Our Senah On You

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So, a moment of limited attention raised a question in my mind. What, exactly, is different about a pair of clean underwear put on backwards? Sure, the label’s facing outside instead of inside. but beyond that, it’s identical. Same everything. Same fabric, density, the works. the absolutely ONLY difference is the label orientation. Therefore, how does it end up that the label being inside is correct and outside is not? I found myself in this situation, ‘fixing’ it, and it just seems silly to me in retrospect.

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02/16/2006 at 10:09 am

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Elbow

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Another ‘new’ discovery of an existing band. I’m a big fan of ‘Talk Talk’ and stumbled across comparisons of Elbow to them…. yes, there’s a ‘touch’ of that influence but much more at work and it’s all good. This is another new favorite.

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02/14/2006 at 11:03 am

Posted in  Music 

Kept Awake

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We had an opportunity to get out of the house a few weeks back and see a movie. Something happened there that has been ‘haunting me’ so to speak. We saw a preview for a new horror movie titled ‘Stay Alive’. The premise of which was a typical twist on a typical theme in films of this genre; in this one, if you die in the game you die for real. Whatever. That’s not what’s haunting me.
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02/14/2006 at 9:49 am

Posted in  Journal ,  Video 

Capote (4 stars)

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Flamboyant yet mysterious, writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who penned the elegant Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was the toast of New York society. But he was also able to channel the grit and grime of what may be one of the most notorious murder cases in Kansas history with his novel In Cold Blood. In researching the crime, Capote found himself in a dance with the devil: the ringleader behind the killings.

Geoff’s Comments: I’ve been a fan of Phillip Seymour Hoffman since seeing his stellar performance in ‘Magnolia’. I think he’s been as under-rated as William Macy has (Magnolia as well). Hoffman’s performance in ‘Capote’ was not just a dead on impression but a wonderfully subtle acting job, capturing the complexity of a man reliant on the attention and accolades of his piers while becoming dependant upon the execution of a man he connects with in order to complete a project that will be his greatest accomplishment.

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02/05/2006 at 4:00 pm

Posted in  Video