I Said There Would Be An Apple Ad During The Oscars

February 24, 2007

Right there: Apple Vs. Apple Settlement Coincidental?

And now that the Super Bowl didn’t become the Apple Bowl, I’ll be watching another February Event that would be the perfect time to unleash a commercial for a True Widescreen Video iPod.

February 25th.

The “Super Bowl of Entertainment” — aka The Academy Awards.

Steve Jobs understands timing.

But it’s rumored to be for the iPhone: Apple to advertise iPhone during Oscars

Right venue. Wrong product.

Ah well.

Brats Of The Lost Nebula Clips On YouTube!

February 24, 2007

Brats of the Lost Nebula is an extremely rare puppet series produced by the Jim Henson Company. Originally to be aired on the (now-defunct) WB network in the U.S. on Saturday mornings, something went awry in Teh Heds of the Soots and it never appeared as promised. Canada, so I’ve read, did get it.

Now several clips — apparently all legal! — are available on YouTube, along with an interview with the series creator!

This link will display the YouTune search result with the list of available videos.

Especially see Brats of the Lost Nebula – clip 3 “Joy Ride” — it has music scoring better than New Captain Scarlet!

Where oh where is the DVD set?

Nokia: Hey, Sucker, Give Us Your Genius For FREE!

February 24, 2007

Enter the Nokia and Popular Science Reader Challenge

Prize: The Grand Prize and Runner-up Prize is an editorial mention in Popular Science Magazine. Grand Prize winner’s entry and name will be featured in May 2007 issue of Popular Science. Runner-up winner’s entry and name will be featured in June 2007 issue of Popular Science. There is no retail value associated with the editorial mention.


If the idea is truly knock-your-socks-off brilliant, Nokia will consider integrating it into a future generation of the Internet Tablet, as well as naming the idea after the winner.

Yeah, under these terms and conditions, you fucking morons who enter:

Submission of an essay grants Nokia the exclusive royalty free world wide right to print, copy, publish, use, edit, exhibit, distribute, perform, merchandize, license, sublicense, adapt and/or modify such essay in any way (and to publish the entrant’s name along with such essay), in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without compensation to the entrant. Submission of an essay further constitutes the entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Nokia any and all rights, title and interest in the essay, including, without limitation, all copyrights and patents. In addition, the entrant must certify that the essay was original and written by the entrant, and that no other person or entity holds rights to the entry (essay/application). Failure to provide such certification will result in disqualification and the entrant with the next highest score will be declared the winner.

Emphasis added by me.

In this day and age companies are still pulling this free landgrab bullshit? You’d have to have the IQ of Homer fucking Simpson to agree to that shit.

I Would Laugh My Ass Off If It Worked Better On A Treo Than On Nokia’s (Anti-)Internet Tablet!

February 24, 2007

Windows Mobile users may soon be able to watch You Tube video’s on the devices.

Ultimate source: Adobe Flash Lite 3 adopts video support

Palm Computing: Self-Destruction By Self-Distraction

February 24, 2007

The decline and fall of the Palm empire

How many times has Palm distracted, divided and plundered the company with spin-offs, acquisitions and mismanagement?

For fuck’s sake. What Palm needs is a leader like Steve Jobs. Someone with taste and vision. Ed Colligan just doesn’t seem to be that kind of guy. He’d be a great lieutenant to such a person. But he just isn’t the leader Palm requires if it’s to celebrate a 20th year of existence (especially as an independent company).

Relevant prior coverage on this blog:
Oh, Palm. You Pack Of Eejits!
Palm Continues To Create Future iPhone Buyers
More iPhone Absolute Must-Reads
LifeDrive Notes: Cue Taps
Giving PalmOS The Joan Rivers Treatment
Errrr… Because Palm Be Eejits And Palm Desktop Ain’t No iTunes Store Neither!
Entering A Second Decade Of Disappointment, Deafness, And Doom From Those Eejits At Palm
iPhone Is LifeDrive II?
LifeDrive Notes: It Got No Luv
Two About LifeDrive
I Don’t Want A Treo, Dammit!
So, Are PDAs Really Really Dead?
Yesterday I Said (and Said and Said…)

Just Who Do You Think You Are?

February 24, 2007

The Pretender’s Guide To Shut Up

The main point that I am trying to discuss here is that these fermented remnants of bovine excreta don’t have a point of view of their own but keep peddling articles and reviews from other sources as if it’s their own ideas. I must point out that there are those who use the same said sources to enhance their understanding rather than define it. I see no harm in this form of growth. Everyone does that, you shape your ideas based on others’. But to claim that these ideas are your own is indecent and below human dignity. There are many who mock me for my tastes but secretly they wish they had it. One develops a sense of identity by first assuming others’ and then growing into their own (of course there are the counter-culturists, but again, they grow into their own identities as well).

A great rant with the wisest final paragraph I’ve ever read online.

Next Month, March 2007 = RIAA Boycott!

February 24, 2007

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are: Boycott the RIAA in March

[…] Gizmodo is declaring the month of March Boycott the RIAA month. We want to get the word out to as many people as humanly possible that we can all send a message by refusing to buy any album put out by an RIAA label. […]


Firstly, I encourage everyone to purchase music from unsigned bands and bands on independent record labels. There are tons of great artists out there, many of which you’re probably already a fan of, that have nothing to do with the RIAA.

Two such groups are Girls Don’t Cry and OttO Vector!

RIAA Radar

What is RIAA Radar?
The RIAA Radar is a tool that music consumers can use to easily and instantly distinguish whether an album was released by a member of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It’s time to flex our muscles.

I’m in.

Come to The Bitter End on March 14th. See the Girls. Buy their independent demo CD.

Check out OttO Vector’s website; plenty of links there for buying their music online.

Fuck the RIAA!