Saturday, 16 July 2005

UnderdogOh, if this turns out to be true, this could end up being my favorite movie of the decade. You think I'm lame for it? Fine, I can live with that...

Dude, Underdog is going to be a freakin' movie star.

Shoe Shine Boy's alter ego (that would be Underdog for the uninitiated) was my number one favorite cartoon character when I was a kid. I still keep thinking I'm going to get an underdog tattoo one of these days (I almost did a while back, but got a different one instead).

It sounds like it might not be a cartoon, though. Something about a real dog and CG. Hopefully they can pull it off and not ruin the name, heh. We'll see.

BTW, I found this while checking out the blog at the Delta Park Project (I met Jason of DPP today at a podcast/videoblog roadshow meetup in Portland - cool dude).

More info about the movie? Ya you betcha, available at Empire Movies. And about.com (pronounced 'uh-boat'). Or just Google it.



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Saturday, 16 July 2005 20:06:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, 15 July 2005

Come geek out this weekend. Bring a friend, your audio gear and a camera (or just yourself if that's easier), and lets do some podcasting and videoblogging as the Podcast and Videoblog Roadshow comes to Portland, Oregon. It happens Saturday at noon downtown.

Podcasting, videoblogging, audioblogging, etc. Get creative. Fun stuff. 

All the obligatory W's: 

See ya there.



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Friday, 15 July 2005 21:20:00 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, 14 July 2005

System Administrator SongChris points out a funny song that describes with uncanny accuracy that which is the SysAdmin. Check out The System Administrator Song, at Three Dead Trolls (cool site by the way). Several video formats are available as well as an MP3 file.

You probably know these guys from their "Welcome to the Internet Help Desk" skit. Wow, Wes has really grown his hair out, eh?

Next time you cuss your system administrator, stop and listen to this song or watch the video. Be nice, and they will too. Heh.

You'll likely laugh. And no drinking soda while you watch - or you'll be sorry.

Click here to watch.



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Thursday, 14 July 2005 14:28:37 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Where I work we run a couple of high-security data centers, and the security policies don't allow outbound network connections to the Internet to be initiated from inside the datacenter. It's a good policy and makes for a much more secure environment. So, when it comes time to activate a copy of Windows Server 2003, I frequently get asked how to do that over the phone.

I could just say "Ask Google," but instead I think I'll just point people here, heheh...

The Microsoft Windows Product Activation phone number (for the US anyhow) is 1-888-571-2048

Also -- It's worth noting that Windows should tell you what number to call if you let it. From the Microsoft web page on the topic:

** Toll-free telephone numbers are available in all countries where telephony infrastructures provide for them. The telephone numbers are displayed when telephone activation is chosen.



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Thursday, 14 July 2005 08:14:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Wednesday, 13 July 2005

MiniMacYAYI (finally) removed the Free Mini Mac banner from the top of the page, as I (finally) got the required number of referrals (again) to qualify to get the "free" computer.

I say "again" because I had the required number of referrals once before, a f=couple months ago. But apparently there was a repeat-visitor that signed up for more than one offer, which invalidated both of those referrals. So, I've patiently waited and waited, and now I have enough and I think it'll all be good to go.

But that's not the real news... So, what is the news you ask?

Soon enough, I'll be a <shudder> Mac user. That should be interesting.

Woah dude. Woah.

UPDATE: I've received approval for all my referrals and just ordered the Mac Mini, so soon I'll be a cult member, too! I'll post more when I get the thing.

FreeMac3



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Wednesday, 13 July 2005 20:41:37 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Ok, this is almost weird and takes ego issues to a whole new level, but what the heck...

Handwriting

Rich Claussen proves he's easily excited (heheh...) when he says:

"My goodness! What nice, legible handwriting! You need to get that MyOwnFont app that won the Think in Ink contest and make the dang thing available!"

MyOwnFontChattingAtMeDude, way ahead of you on that. Already did that, yesterday while showing the new tablet off to a coworker. See the attached file below.

Download: GregWrite.zip (TrueType font file)

For those of you who got here looking for the Tablet PC My Font Tool, it's on the Tablet PC Power Toys page at Microsoft's web site - but for quick access, here you go:

Download: MyFontTool for Tablet PC (.exe installer)

Oh, and that whole "easily excited" thing? Just kidding, bud. Rich also lists some cool places to download free fonts on his weblog.

Oh, and there's nothing quite like someone chatting with you on IM, using your handwriting. Crazy. 



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Wednesday, 13 July 2005 19:57:10 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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