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Another Day, Another DWR Sale

August 6, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in August 2006.

I <3 My iPhone

August 3, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in August 2006.

Via Engadget:

QotD: Can you hear me now?

August 2, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in August 2006.

What's your cell phone's ringtone? What made you pick it?

Vibrate.

Not because there's a special place in hell reserved for people who use ringtones, but because Anil's ring tone puts anything I could imagine to shame.

HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray, Who cares?

July 31, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

Someone once told me that if you bother repeating something to 3 or more people, you might as well blog about it. Well, OK.

The coming format war between industry heavyweights (electronics or movie) over whose next-generation DVD will own the living room is already over. It will be a very expensive, but ultimately pointless pissing match honored for its place in history as the last gasp of physical media.

Why? Dead prez and Tubes.

The medium for delivery of HD movies is already here--the Internet. The same millions of people who'd otherwise spend the $600 on an HD-DVD player can already download the equivalent amount of data in less time than a trip to Blockbuster.

Some brilliant person at Sony's movie division is going to figure out that instead of wasting the time & money chasing half a bifurcated market they can sell HD movies Right Now sans physical duplication, packaging and distribution costs. Therein lies the trick.

Century

July 31, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

Went to Alice's today, crosswinds on 280 can be a scary thing. Realized need for 6th gear.

Moblog Test

July 25, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

QotD: It’s hot in here...

July 24, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

What's the most extreme weather you've been in? A memorable storm? Heat wave? Or something else?

Aha, the second time I can use this story for a QotD. Hint: Kyushu + blizzard + bicycle.

QotD: Shaken not stirred

July 23, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

What's your favorite drink or cocktail? What's in it?
Question submitted by charm.vox.com

I call it The Alcoholic. Ingredients:

  • one part Gin

I kid!

Depending on the time of day, er night, the phase of the moon, and general welfare of imbimement budget, my drink of choice varies widely. When I'm feeling posh and not looking for a big night, it's a Lagavulin, neat. Typical night-out fuel is Hangar One & soda (Hangar One are out in Alameda, they have an excellent tasting room).

My wine rack is never without a bottle of Honig Sauvignon Blanc and a Robert Sinskey Pinot.

On the hop side, I favor the somewhat local brew of the Anderson Valley, in particular Boont Amber. For special occasions, my fridge stocks Saison DuPont, a Belgian farmhouse ale and a good one at that. The other Belgian, or in this case Flemish bottle that makes the cut is the Duchess.

Atop Twin Peaks

July 18, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

Depressing Story of the Day

July 14, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in July 2006.

Boy, 15, Beaten with his Artificial Leg

Also in the news: Israel & Lebanon trying to start World War III, Congress bending to the will of King Bush, and DC in a state of emergency.