Reference: Lottery Winnings Allocation

March 15, 2007

Taking home the jackpot
Here’s how one lucky winner spent his new-found fortune.

Brad Duke, 34, a manager for five Gold’s Gym franchises in Idaho, pocketed a lump sum of $85 million after winning a $220 million Powerball jackpot in 2005. He spent the first month of his new life assembling a team of financial advisors. His goal: to use his winnings to become a billionaire. Here’s what Duke has done with his money so far.

* $45 million: Safe, low-risk investments such as municipal bonds
* $35 million: Aggressive investments like oil and gas and real estate
* $1.3 million: A family foundation
* $63,000: A trip to Tahiti with 17 friends
* $125,000: Mortgage retired on his 1,400-square-foot house
* $18,000: Student-loan repayment
* $65,000: New bicycles, including a $12,000 BMC road bike
* $14,500: A used black VW Jetta
* $12,000: Annual gift to each family member

And the Duh! Question:

Are you happier since you’ve won the money?

Absolutely.

Previously in this blog:
Won The Lottery? Then Prepare To Be Poor.


What This Year’s Treo Should Have Been

March 15, 2007

E-Ten’s Glofiish X800: everything but the QWERTY

Yes, it makes drool.

But when I remind myself of what an utter piece of infected shit WinMob is, my mouth immediately goes dry.

Hey, Colligan! Hiring Mercer to tart up PalmOS isn’t going to distract people with brains from the fact your hardware is going to die! die! die! under the onslaught of the iPhone!

Relevant prior coverage on this blog:
Palm Wants Us To Wait ANOTHER Two Years…
Palm Computing: Self-Destruction By Self-Distraction
Oh, Palm. You Pack Of Eejits!
The iPhone Is A First-Generation Pocket Mac
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…)


Reference: Monitor Mac And PC Activity

March 15, 2007

Geek to Live: Monitor your Mac and more with GeekTool

If you like to monitor your system using age-old command line tools like uptime and top, you want the free GeekTool on your Mac. Today we’ll cover how to automatically embed command output, text files and even monitoring images – like web site traffic charts – onto your Mac desktop with GeekTool.

Note: Windows users, if any of this looks good to you, be sure to check out GeekTool’s PC equivalent, Samurize.


Ken Kutaragi: The World WILL Catch Up To Your Genius!

March 15, 2007

Sony’s PlayStation Portable Japan Shipments Trail DS (Update1)

March 14 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., the world’s biggest maker of game consoles, shipped 5 million PlayStation Portable machines in Japan by the end of January, lagging behind Nintendo Co.’s DS handheld devices by about three to one.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s spokesman, Satoshi Fukuoka, gave the PSP shipment numbers in a phone interview today, confirming an earlier report by the Nikkei newspaper. Both the DS and PSP went on sale in Japan in December 2004.

But will you still be alive to see it?

Of course, if you’d make so that users could burn their own fucking UMDs, maybe sales would drastically go up! HINT!


Atlas Snarked

March 15, 2007

Freetards at MIT destroying perfectly good iPods

Well, thanks, there, you Foucault-reading, latte-gulping graduate student, for saving the world from the tyranny of Apple.

Go, Fake Steve, Go!


It’s Official! Jeff Hawkins Still Likes Most Of Palm!

March 15, 2007

The Love Calculator

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Jeff Hawkins loves Palm Computing

55 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between Jeff Hawkins and Palm Computing has a reasonable chance of working out, but on the other hand, it might not. Your relationship may suffer good and bad times. If things might not be working out as you would like them to, do not hesitate to talk about it with the person involved. Spend time together, talk with each other.

Previously in this blog:
Jeff Hawkins Q&A: The Cut Bit


Holy Shit! Doctor Love Is ACCURATE!!!!

March 15, 2007

The Love Calculator

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

George Bush loves Al Qaeda

82 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between George Bush and Al Qaeda has a very good chance of being successful, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work on the relationship. Remember that every relationship needs spending time together, talking with each other etc.

No, I didn’t make this up!

Try it yourself!

Heather, I’ll find a way!!


Women Are Into The Weirdest Tech

March 15, 2007

Petite Tresor
One treasure at a time

I wouldn’t even know where to find stuff like this.

Let’s Talk Lucite — that would have a different meaning on a man’s blog!


The Internet: Love It!

March 15, 2007

thoughts of a crazy redhead

*Red
NYC, NY, US
I am very sarcastic, sometimes bitchy, and always a redhead. Bring me purple roses and I’ll love you forever. I have a boys name and I use it to my advantage and I like wearing pretty shoes.

A local blogger! I keep wondering how long it will be for some dweeb seeking VC swag to come up with the idea of a directory of local bloggers. It can have an easy URL like blogs.[location].com — for example, blogs.newyorkcity.com. I’d use it!


You Know What You Can Do With Me, Don’t You? Eat Me!

March 15, 2007

Get your filthy mind out of that dirty gutter!

Birthday cake or a masterpiece part 2

(Safe for work and for children and Christians)
(Not safe for fatties)