Posts from March 2004

  • March 29, 2004

    if you haven’t noticed, i’m a geek. :) so of course i had to post when i saw firefox on law & order: criminal intent. i’m guessing it was firefox, although they didn’t show the titlebar. since the episode couldn’t have been shot that recently, it very well could have been firebird, thanks to the name change. anyway, gotta love when tv shows use cool technologies!

  • March 22, 2004
  • March 20, 2004

    the anime sequences in the new south park are pretty cool… there’s even a whole action montage! hilarious to hear the boys’ normal conversations but have their anime counterparts act things out. especially when professor chaos decided to make an appearance! if you haven’t seen it yet, i won’t spoil it, but let’s just say there’s some blood thanks to a ninja star. “soooo woozy….”

  • March 12, 2004
    A Raleigh, North Carolina cable news channel shut down a Web application designed to allow local schools and businesses to report weather-related closings last week, after a handful of puckish university students discovered they could use it to add textual graffiti to the station's newscast. Before the system was shut down, viewers tuning into Time Warner Cable's News 14 Carolina for updates on last week's record-breaking snow storm could read in the text ticker on the lower third of the screen that a company called "h4x0r3d Computer Services Inc." was among the business that would be shuttered the next morning because of the storm.

    how great would this be to find… the entire article (at securityfocus) can be found here. and of course check out some great screenshots.

  • March 09, 2004

    wow, i’m really glad i got directv. after this week’s make-the-world-hate-us move by DISH networks, their subscribers are left w/out mtv, bet, comedy central, vh1, nick, and local cbs… damn, especially as march madness arrives. DISH of course points to viacom’s rate increases, and viacom points right back to DISH’s own subscriber hike. from viacom’s press release comes some awfully strong language:

    Fortunately, consumers have a choice. Current EchoStar/DISH Network subscribers who would like to continue receiving BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, VH1, and all our other channels can easily switch to one of these reputable operators. We urge them to do so.

    i’d seen the crawl on viacom-owned stations like mtv and comedy central this past week: “if you have DISH this channel could go away!” naturally since i don’t have DISH, i didn’t really care. argue amongst yourselves while the subscribers wind up losing. then tonight on comedy central, viacom poured it on thick again. sure it’s a petty jab, but it’s still great. here’s the transcript for ya, if only b/c i can…

    Thanks to the DISH Network, the best comedy on TV is going bye-bye. South Park, gone. Chappelle's Show, peace out. Reno 911, 86'd. The Juggies, bounced. The Daily Show, more like the Never Show. So if you know anyone w/ the DISH network, make room on your couch. 'Cause they'll be spending a whole 'lotta time watching comedy at your house. Comedy Central, now only on cable and DirecTV.

    sorry, DISH. something tells me that viacom has more motivational ability than you do. at least a couple people that i know w/ DISH are thinking about switching. do you really think you can just take away the best channels and still keep your customers?!?! good luck w/ that.

    Continue reading "sucks to have dish"...
  • March 07, 2004

    caught a great episode of curb your enthusiasm tonight… larry and cheryl were renewing their wedding vows, and cheryl was practicing hers in front of larry. she yada-yada’d about loving larry for “all eternity” and he stopped her.

    Larry: wait... you mean this is, continuing into the afterlife? Cheryl: yeah, that's the idea... do you have a problem with that? L: i thought this was over at death... i didn't know we went into eternity together... isn't that what it said, 'till death do us part?' C: do you have a problem with eternity? we finally found each other, and we're celebrating this for all eternity L: i just, i guess i had a different plan for eternity... i thought i'd be single, or something...

    classic. later, during the actual ceremony (where he forgot his vows and made up “it’s going really really really good” off the top of his head) cheryl somehow got him to agree. “all right, eternity.” oh, and i can’t forget to mention gina gershon playing the hot wife of larry’s cleaner, complete with the mad crush on larry.

    the season finale should be awesome next week. 1hr, with a ton of guest stars: david schwimmer, mel brooks, nathan lane… sunday 3/14 @ 10pm/9c. you go tivo.