Yearly Archives: 2005

Xmas 2005 & New Year’s 2006

this is likely my last post for a while, since i’ll be traveling to visit family for Christmas. i’ve got a lot of news and goodies to share with everyone once i get back so stay tuned in :D.

in the meantime has anybody else noticed the Google Doodle going on with their logo?

be safe and have a great Christmas! for those of you who do not celebrate Christmas I hope you celebrate in some other way with your family and friends and have a great time as well.

in case I’m not back to posting before New Year’s… have fun, be safe and i’ll see you in 2006

Flight of the Conchords

i saw a short HBO stand-up/folk music comedy act last night that just cracked me up. there is a band called Flight of the Conchords comprised of 2 guys from New Zealand and they are absolutely hilarious.

What The Folk! is the closest thing to a homepage i could find for these guys. so for more band info be sure to check that site out.

here are songs from the HBO show… (my personal faves are “Business Time” & “Hiphopapotamus vs Rhymenocerous”)

Jenny

Issues

Think About It, Think Think About It

Business Time

Hiphopapotamus vs Rhymenocerous

Albi

She’s So Hot, Boom!

Pandoras Music Box

thanks to casey for pointing out this neat site that creates an online radio of songs based on the DNA of music you already like. it’s not perfect but there is some huge potential. i’m always discovering artists and songs that i didn’t know about by chance… just imagine if u could find music based on the qualities that you enjoy. i think it’s a very interesting idea.

check it out >> Pandora’s Music Box

Web-based Video Ads

if anyone out there in the Austin Texas area needs a website video ad to showcase their products or services then you’ll be happy to know that the company i work for, SiteStreet.com, has begun to work with local videographers to provide online video ad creation. i think it’s a very cool approach to promoting your goods. afterall, we know how effective the TV commercial has been in the last 50 years and the TV infomercial in the last 20 years… so why not on your website too! go from text and pictures to video and audio.

visit http://www.sitestreet.com/37/Website_Videos.htm for more info and pricing (pricing is cheap too!)

Stan Tookie Williams (Crip Gang Co-Founder) & the Death Penalty

have u heard of Stan Tookie? his final appeal of the California death penalty has been ruled against and his execution date is set for December 13th.

Tookie is/was a murderer there is no denial, however Tookie has undergone a seemingly radical and serious ‘Redemption‘ (the title of his autobiographical movie, starring Jamie Foxx). i recommend the movie, but don’t expect to see glorified violence (as in most gangster movies) but rather Tookie’s enormous influence and discovery of the mayhem he helped to set in motion… which effects American society today.

various people are pulling together to get California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop the execution. >> SaveTookie.org

i have to say that Tookie’s situation is unique in many ways and certainly brings up some very interesting ideas with regards to the Death Penalty.

for more inforamation about Stan Tookie << click there

Man Versus Vegas

have u seen Man vs. Vegas… it’s insanely cool. this guy, Darren, apparently lost several million dollars in the late 90’s and has decided to take his last 1 million and share the wealth playing high stakes games with whoever is around and willing to play with him. i saw where he got a group of ladies playing penny slots and took them over to the $100 slot machines and gave them each $500 but they had to spin the machine 5 times ($100 each spin) and they would all split the total winnings… they ended up with a few hunderd dollars profit after all the spins… but Darren decided to give each of them a little extra!! how cool is that… i hope i bump into this guy on my next trip to Vegas.

check it out it’s on CMT >> Man vs. Vegas

Gas Prices Are Going Down Finally

i like it i love it i want some more of it… it being lower gas prices!!

down here in Round Rock, Texas gas prices are currently about $2.15 a gallon for regular unleaded. last week when i filled up my guzzling truck i actually treated myself to super unleaded (since it was cheaper than lower octane gas i’ve been buying for the last 4 months).

now if prices will drop another BUCK then prices will be where they need to be… i know the oil companies will survive:

XOM
CVX
COP

Austin Web Hosting… without limits!

i just thought i’d point out how good the web hosting is at the company i work for, SiteStreet.com. we had a customer call with some questions about their email service… mainly are their size limits to attachments and messages. well the philosophy of SiteStreet owner Jimmy Flannigan is “Our customers pay for our service and we don’t restrict it. It’s the same reason we don’t set hard limits on bandwidth or disk space for websites.”

i have to say it… that’s pretty impressive.

so u looking for a true Austin Web Hosting Company? our servers are in Austin, not just our web design and programming operations (unlike other so-called Austin web hosters).

check us out http://www.SiteStreet.com

Save the McRib… for me please

ok, i heard the other day that this is the last year that Mc Donald’s will be selling the seasonal Mc Rib sandwich. well… the mcrib, beleive it or not is something i look forward to during the off season.. something bout the sauce (some kind of drug in that stuff or something).

so mc donalds has an online petition that can be signed with simply your first name last initial… NO EMAIL NEEDED!!!

so, i ask for a minute of your time… head over to McRib.com and click “Save the McRib” and plug in your name… FOR ME… the addict!!!

mcrib farewell my hind end… i’m sure mcd’s just wants to rile me up (and get me to eat twice as many mcribs as i usually do this time of year)… but just to be safe… please… submit to the petition!