YodaYid Regrets the Error

I posted recently about Microsoft calling Firefox spyware.  This apparently was based on a Photoshopped screenshot.  Here's the original Slashdot link (with its own retraction).  I was too gleeful and too hasty (and too pissed)…



Just Posted on RenReb's Blog


Hope I came across as sympathetic…


I Love Chris Rock

That man has guts.  And anyone outside the paparazzi who pisses off Sean Penn is OK in my book :-D


Million Dollar Baby Knocks Em All Out

“Million Dollar Baby Knocks Em All Out” – that's a bad pun worthy of Gene Shalit, my friends.  Anyway, Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, and probably some other stuff.  That's a heavy-hitting movie (sorry – did it again).  A real slam dunk (wrong sport).  Ummm… Million Dollar Baby takes out its mouthpiece and spits blood and teeth on the competition!

I'm just preparing you for what you're going to see in tomorrow's headlines.  It's better to take all the pain at once at the hands of a friend than a series of rapid-fire jabs to the… never mind, I'm going to sleep.


p.s. Good movie, by the way!

Yet Another Reason to Hate Microsoft…

As reported on Slashdot, Microsoft's spyware detector apparently sees Mozilla Firefox as spyware and advises users to remove it.  Funny – the spyware detection program I have installed between my ears is saying that Windows is spyware…

Here's a screenshot.


Low Budget Film Madness

Here's something that should bring a smile to your face, as reported on Slashdot:

Fan Group Creates Full-Length Discworld Movie
Posted by CowboyNeal on Friday February 25, @05:25AM

greenrd writes “'Almost No Budget Films,' a group of Terry Pratchett fans from Germany, recently finished a 9-month filming stint on a full-length dramatisation of pterry's novel 'Lords and Ladies.' A grand total of 300 euros were spent on this production, and all profits from this fan movie will go to the Orangutan Foundation. Check out the new English trailer for some grin-inducing special effects!”


p.s. that last link didn't work for me, but you can still get the trailer from one of the other links.

BuzzMachine and the New York Times

Blogger Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine fame and Bill Keller, the editor of the New York Times, have been having a fascinating dialogue.

Here's the link (nicely organized by Jarvis – by which I mean it was nice of him to organize the NYT related posts into one place).  Start at the bottom and work your way up (like toothpaste).