That (Mac) Girl

January 29, 2007

Philip K. Dick Freaks Me Out Even While He’s Dead (And He’s Still Dead, Isn’t He?)

January 29, 2007

It was only several years after his cruel death that I discovered and fell madly in love with the work of Philip K. Dick.

Whenever I was in a library or bookstore, desperately searching for something excellent to read, my mind would always remind me that had Dick lived, there’d be many new excellent books by him on those shelves for me to read.

Well today Philip K. Dick said Boo! to me from his grave.

There I was in Borders Books, more to briefly get out of the cold than to actually see what was on the shelves, when I wandered into the Science-Fiction section and then had to check if I was still in the same universe as the one I had been in just moments before.

For there on the shelf was a new book by Philip K. Dick!

It’s true! Look! It’s even at amazon and Barnes & Noble. And Borders too! Either this is for real or all of you are being sucked into an alternate universe when you click on those links!

Oh shit. Getting links for this entry, things got weirder.

Paul Giamatti, who portrayed Harvey Pekar in the film adaptation of Pekar’s American Splendor comic, is set to portray Philip K. Dick in what sounds like a similarly-structured movie.

And I’ll Vote For Him In 2008 Too, Dammit!

January 29, 2007

You sickly Democrats, all you do is whine whine whine over Ralph Nader “helping” Bush steal the election.

Such utter bullshit.

If Nader hadn’t run, I would not have voted at all in that seminal Presidential competition between Doofus Maximus and Doofus Bore-Us.

The rest of you can be like schoolchildren and choose up “sides” — as if this country is one huge goddammed school playground (and given the childish level of political discourse, it may as well be!) — but adults vote on issues.

Run Ralph Run!
Run Ralph Run!
Run Ralph Run!

Ain’t It The Truth!

January 29, 2007

A woman who raised a millionaire also said it:

“The most dangerous place in the world is a public library[.]”
–Bettye Jean Triplett née Gardner

From The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe; page 25.

Palm’s Third Business?

January 29, 2007

Palm Foleo = Secret Third Business?

[…] I would like to point out an active trademark that Palm holds, Foleo (Serial #78555579). I’ll quote the summary and highlight some portions that I think suggest that it is related to Palm’s “Secret Third Business”:

Some good sleuthing at Palm Addict.

Reference: CopyNazi Detection

January 29, 2007

How to Find Fake Torrents Uploaded by the MPAA and RIAA

The MPAA, RIAA and several anti-piracy organizations are constantly trying to trap people into downloading fake torrents. These torrents are hosted on trackers that are setup to collect IP addresses of all the ‘pirates’ who try to download these files.