Friday, 06 February 2004, 20:12:14 EST Perm Link
I stopped by the local Sprint PCS store today and found out that I am not bound by any contract. I evidently have just been paying a monthly fee for service and could have left at any time since last April. I am happy they made it so crystal clear (thick sarcasm). After find out this choice bit of information I went over to Best Buy and picked up a Virgin Moble Slider V5 phone. If you are considering switching services and keeping your number before the end of March you should call whomever it is you wish to sign with FIRST. Evidently, if you do not live in a "majorly populated" area you can not have your number ported just yet. Luckily enough, I was able to sound pissed off enough that she checked my number with the first six digits as opposed to just the area code (it seems the are not "supposed" to do this) and I turned out to be eligible after all. I would have been pretty ticked if I could not have ported today; the phone was not cheap and I didn't want to buy it and not use the damn thing. So, by 6:00PM tomorrow I should be rid of Sprint and the high monthly bill and on with Virgin Mobile. If you know you are in my phone book and want to have a personal ring go pick one out in their ring tone store and choose to "give me" a ring tone (there are LOTS to choose from); they are $2.00 for my model phone.
While I was out today I heard some awesome news on the radio. It seems that the state senate just passed a bill that will allow novelty beer makers to produce, and sell, beers that reach an alcohol content of 14% as opposed to the current maximum of 6%. Woo!
If you live in the Atlanta area you may have heard of a little radio station (evidently too little) called WMAX 105.3. If you are like me you loved it and would listen to almost nothing but this radio station. Well, not any more. As of 6:00PM January 30, 2004 they are now a fucking talk radio station.
Thursday, 05 February 2004, 18:55:13 EST Perm Link
Seriously, someone buy me this book. Not more than an hour ago I was hoping for an Art of Assembly targeted towards Linux based assembly. It is insane that such a book was posted to the developers section of Slashdot just a few minutes ago.
Now, go buy me the book.
Tuesday, 03 February 2004, 23:32:22 EST Perm Link
Tuesday, 03 February 2004, 12:34:59 EST Perm Link
Magnatune, the open music record label. This is how things should done. Magnatune is a record label that distributes wholly online in any format you could possibly want: "All songs are available in MP3, CD-quality WAV, OGG, FLAC and MP3-VBR." Not only that, but you are able to choose the price you want to pay for the album, ranging from $5.00US - $18.00US. If you really like the album you can pay more than the recommended $8.00 or if you kinda dig and just want to have it around to listen to you can pay a little less. Whatever you choose to pay the artist gets 50%. And you don't have to blindly guess at what the music will sound like either; you can listen to tracks individually, listen to the whole album, tune in to a station playing whole albums of a specific genre, or tune in to a station playing a mixture of a specific genre.
While you are there check out Indidginus. Pretty good stuff.
Tuesday, 03 February 2004, 0:39:19 EST Perm Link
What the hell is wrong with people in this country? Unless you live under a rock in the deepest darkest cave on earth you will have heard about Janet Jackson showing some nipple on national television during the super bowl Sunday evening. Let's go over this one:
First, football is a violent sport and more than likely gets a content rating of TV-14. That means children under the age of fourteen should not be watching it. I could be wrong and it has a rating of TV-PG, I don't know, I don't watch football.
Second, it is a breast. Almost everyone has sucked on one at some point in their life what is so wrong about seeing one on television? Television isn't going to corrupt your children - not teaching them whatever morals you have is going to "corrupt" your children. Quit censoring everything because you don't like it.