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Zima: RIP

To Coors’ horror, Zima proved most popular among young women — a demographic that, while generally fond of getting tanked, just doesn’t have the same thirst for hooch as its male counterpart. And once the ladies took a shine to the stuff, the guys avoided Zima as if it were laced with estrogen. from The […]


I love Twitter. I joined when I was at SXSW2006 and forgot all about it until about six months ago. I’ve been enjoying it tremendously lately. Just today I finally convinced Kelly to install Twitterific. And now … Shaquille O’Neal is posting tweets.

Wireless XBOX 360 + DirecTV

If you want to connect your XBOX 360 to your home’s wireless network, you could spend about $85 on an official XBOX 360 Wireless Network Adapter. But that will only get you one network port. I’ve got DirecTV and have been meaning to connect that to the network, too, so I can access the OnDemand […]

How to change icons in Mac OS X

Want to change your Dock icons in Mac OS X? It’s pretty simple, if not obvious. Here’s how: Find the icon you want to use and copy it (Cmd+C). Find the application for which you want to use this new icon in Finder’s “Application” folder. Right-click the application and choose “Get Info”. Select the existing […]

Sexual Harassment Training

Alexander McPherson, a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at UC Irvine’s school of biological sciences, wrote a bitchin’ letter to the LA Times on the subject of sexual harassment training. This is a must-read for anyone that has a brain. As far as I can tell from my colleagues, it is worthless, a childish […]

Arrested Development

Awesome news from Jason: You can now watch every episode of Arrested Development online, for free, at! We just started watching this brilliantly funny show this summer. I’m only up to about the middle of season two, and am seriously looking forward to the rest.

Killer Headphones

This year, for my 35th birthday, my brother-in-law gave me a pair of Shure SE210 Sound Isolating Headphones. They are unquestionably the best headphones I’ve ever had. The sound quality is amazing; the highs are high, the lows are low, and everything is crystal clear. They also come with about a dozen different sizes of […]


“You can’t tell people about your problems. Ninety percent don’t care; and the other ten percent are glad you got ’em.”

Lou Holtz


Easy Passwords

I have a friend who has a ridiculously simple password that he uses for almost everything. Now, I’m not going to get into all the many reasons that this is a bad idea. You already know that you shouldn’t use the same password for everything, right? And that you shouldn’t use something really easy to […]

On Vanderbilt

The Gator sports blog Orange & Blue Hue consistently has some of the best writing on the web. Check out this quote from an article on the upcoming Florida @ Vanderbilt game: You want a pushover wallflower opponent for Homecoming? [Vanderbilt] would be happy to oblige. The ‘Dores would like to storm the dance, pee […]

The Chosen One

There is a reason that Tebow’s nickname at Florida is The Chosen One. Here’s a terrific example of the man’s character taken from the recent New York Times article, “X’s and O’s: Tebow Studies How They Work”: He said he was annoyed by NCAA limits on his charity work. He said that he could not […]

The Orbital Debris Quarterly News

Just can’t get enough news about space garbage? Well you are in luck, my friend! From this week’s TMQ comes news of what has got to be the strangest mailing list to which you can subscribe: The Orbital Debris Quarterly News is a publication of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. It is published four […]