Archive for January, 2006

In Justice 101 – 102

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

The first of the midseason replacement roll-out, it airs on ABC. Last year, similarly titled Blind Justice failed, and this year, a similar fate might await this series (with ratings plummeting after the pilot).
No surprise, it’s another procedural (and less of a legal drama, what the title might suggest), focusing on The Justice Project, which appeals cases where they think someone innocent has been put behind bars. While highly predictable, it’s slightly entertaining for now. A few more episodes following the same formula though, and I just might see what more fits in the recycle bin (just like the even more predictable Close to Home is already in there).


Friday, January 6th, 2006

Serenity: Tiresome.
Edison: Bullocks.
Nine Lives: Pointless.

How Messy is it at my Work Today ?

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Rate 1 (sucks) to 5 (cool). Only rate the latest pictures, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 786 out of 242 votes > Average is: 3.248

work pic

Click on the pic for a bigger picture !

This is the future PC of Bern, the guy who also bought a (stripped down) PC 2 years ago (click here for that post). This time, I didn’t even have to pull out my whole black mail arsenal, and I only twisted his arm half way to his back. Either my sales pitch got better, or he got smarter. Even better, it’s a FULL system now, up to today’s standards (though not the top range).
So, what do you see on the picture ? Well, while he never returned with the earlier system, you can never be too careful, so as usual, warranty void if any sticker is removed. But also added besides the usual chassis intrusion alarm are candle wax (even more reliable than the electronic chassis intrusion detection !) and a nicotine sensor, as smoking not only kills the person smoking it, but quickly downgrades even the most advance technology to its junkyard equivalent.
Also note the handwritten signature on the side panel. The value of this beast has now tripled (in case of selling it on eBay).Have fun Bern !

Review: Rumor Has It…

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

You know, rumor has it that this movie was pretty boring. Turns out it’s more fact than rumor. It’s too bad really, Rob Reiner built up a career by carefully selecting a whole variety of well crafted movies. Who didn’t feel along with Stand By Me ? Who didn’t laugh his guts out with The Princess Bride. Who didn’t jolt back a few steps back when Nicholson shouted we couldn’t handle it in A Few Good Men ? Who didn’t bite his fingers off watching Misery ?
Sadly, the next question is, who didn’t yawn along while watching Rumor Has it… ? To keep the enumeration theme going on, I’ll close with: If you wanna see Jennifer Aniston, you’d better pick a Friends episode (preferably something from season 3 till 6). If you wanna see Kevin Costner, you’re better off with The Upside of Anger. If you wanna see Mark Ruffalo, re-watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And if you wanna see Shirley MacLaine, whaaaat has gotten in to you ? Actually, _then_ you deserve to be bored out of your skull.4½.

US Box Office

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

After two weeks, the reigning King Kong has to relinquish his role at the top to, not a new entry, but a previous combatant. The family oriented Christmas weekend made kiddy movie Narnia move back to the top with $32.8 million. Close behind was the ape with $31.6 million. At three, Jim Carrey held steady with Fun with Dick & Jane with $21 million.
Rounding out the top five are also steady-goers Cheaper by the Dozen 2 with $19.3 million and Rumor Has It … with $11.6 million.

How Messy is my Desk Today ?

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Rate 1 (FR#^&% MESS !) to 5 (how very tidy !). Only rate the latest picture, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 1306 out of 426 votes > Average is: 3.066

desk pic
First one for this year. Motif is more in the line of “Why change a winning team” ? If you get my drift.


Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Yeah, you probably didn’t even notice. It’s already Worpress 2.0 you’re looking at right now ! Upgrade, as usual, went without a hitch, and it’s the engine and backend gui that had the most changes. Just know I’m blogging behind a pretty advanced interface right now in this new year.

No luck

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

What a way to start a new year. Again, I didn’t win the grand prize in the lottery (€20 million), and the backup prize (€8 million) went by me as well. I think this is a setup. I’m pretty sure it is.

Anywayz, some words of wisdom for all of you to make a successful 2006:

Don’t depend on luck, depend on your skills.