Archive for January, 2007

iPhone thoughts

Posted: January 10, 2007 in Computing, General, Movies/TV/Music

Apple introduced the long awaited iPhone yesterday. I have to admit that as I saw read the report coming through as it was announced I wasn’t impressed. That’s not to say that I was disappointed, everything that I heard was on target, however, I was expecting a amazing leap.

Of course that was until I checked out the iPhone demos on apple.com. On second thought this is an amazing leap. This is truly iPod version 2, with a whole lot of other great stuff piled in there too.

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What I'm watching

Posted: January 8, 2007 in General, Movies/TV/Music
The Holiday 3 stars
Don’t Say a Word 2.5 stars
Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder 1.5 stars
BattleStar Galactica : Season 2.5 3.5 stars
The Covenant 2 stars
The Contender 2.5 stars
Jackass: Number Two 3 stars
A Scanner Darkly 2.5 stars
Jet Li’s Fearless 3 stars
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2.5 stars

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Breaking up is hard to do.

Posted: January 6, 2007 in General

AbigailI’m not a huge fan of ferrets. When I first met Cara she had a ferret (Mimi), who was sick and slowly dying. At that point I didn’t understand the joys or pains of owning a ferret. Unfortunately Mimi died, and life went on. Then one day during Cara’s internship she adopted a ferret that the owners were going to euthanize (because they couldn’t afford to have the surgery that he needed).

I learned the joys of ferret ownership then. Ferrets are like cats on crack when they’re young, they don’t sit still and are constantly trying to explore. When they’re in a playful mood they jump around, and are generally pretty cute. Of course I learned the pains of ferret ownership too. You can’t let ferrets run free, so you have to confine them to a cage, and when you let them out, you have to confine them to a space. Ferrets stink. It’s a stink that you can learn to like (it’s a very musky odor), but even worse, ferrets are not litter trained. They like to poop in corners, but rarely do you only have four corners in a room.

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Affordable exotics

Posted: January 1, 2007 in Automotive, General, Top List

aston martinSince the day that I discovered an Esprit could be bought for under $20,000 I’ve been interested in other affordable exotics. I’ve decided to start a list of other exotic and rare cars that can be considered affordable.

To make the list:

  • You should be able to buy a running vehicle for under $25k.
  • The car has to have a certain intrinsic rarity. (This is a bit of a judgement call, but in my opinion something like a Porsche 944 doesn’t qualify).

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