TEHRAN, Iran â€” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the U.S.-brokered Mideast peace conference was a “failure” and that Israel is doomed to “collapse,” lashing out at the Annapolis gathering that many saw as aimed at isolating Iran.
“…even if I have to whip out my A-bomb and do it myself!!!1!one!”
US iTunes customers (and if you’re in the US and not one… why the hell aren’t you?) can dowload a free 34-song album of music by artists who are customers of TuneCore, a service that helps artists get listed on the iTunes Store. Details can be found at TUAW.
Nov 22, 2007 Brainwaves
Alas, the weather, it did not cooperate, and Yvonne and I spent our Thanksgiving here in Rochester.Â We’ll meet up with friends tomorrow after I get out of work, and the family will join us for a visit on Saturday.
It’s all good, I still got to have turkey today.Â It was cold cuts, but it counts.
Nov 21, 2007 Brainwaves
This could prove interesting, and not in a good way…
The weather in western New York is not expected to be pretty tomorrow, so my original plans to visit the folks may be in jeopardy:
.A WEAK STORM SYSTEM OVER OHIO WILL TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA ON THANKSGIVING MORNING THEN WILL MAKE ITS WAY TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY EVENING. THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW YORK OVERNIGHT...WITH COLDER AIR ACROSS ONTARIO FILTERING TO THE SOUTH IN THE PROCESS. THIS WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE THE RAIN TO A MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW AS THE WEE HOURS OF THURSDAY UNFOLD. THERE MAY EVEN BE A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS EAST OF LAKE ONTARIO DURING THE CHANGEOVER. AREAS NEAR LAKE ONTARIO SUCH AS NIAGARA AND ORLEANS COUNTIES AS WELL AS THE NORTH COUNTRY WILL SEE THIS CHANGEOVER EARLIEST... WHILE THE SOUTHERN TIER WILL BE THE LAST. IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL BE TAPERING OFF BEFORE THE CHANGEOVER TO SNOW...SO TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD ONLY BE IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE...BUT THE COMBINATION OF MIXED PRECIPITATION CAN RESULT IN VERY SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS DURING THANKSGIVING DAY. SNOW WILL DIMINISH TO SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON BUT TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BY DARK. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST BOUT OF WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON FOR MOST OF THE REGION...SO EXERCISE CAUTION IN YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVELS.
They’ll be visiting here anyway on Saturday, so I’ll still get my turkey, but it does throw off my schedule.
All told, though, if the roads are crappy, it’s better we stay home anyway.
Nov 20, 2007 Memes
You are James T. Kirk (Captain)
|You are often exaggerated and over-the-top in your speech and expressions. You are a romantic at heart and a natural leader.
Lately, I’ve been getting errors on my laptop that my hard drive is full, and virtual memory is running low.Â I’m thinking, after over two years, it’s time clean things out, back everything up, and start fresh again.
A little after the last time I started over on this computer, I got a spare hard drive for the machine for a project that never went anywhere. Shortly thereafter, I put the drive in an external case, which connects to my computer via USB 2.0. Convenient place to put backup data, no?Â I thought so too.Â But then I had a thought today.
The drive in the external case is, ostensibly, identical to the drive in my notebook. The easiest way to make sure everything that needs to be backed up is backed up is for the original to be the backup.
Sometime later this week, I’ll pull the drive from this machine and swap it with the drive that’s currently in the external casing, and install the OS on this new drive. Time for a fresh start on my computer again.
Ultimately, I’d like to make a fresh start on new hardware… and not PC hardware.Â But that’ll take some investment.
Nov 17, 2007 Music
Every year I make myself a mix CD of some of the best songs (in a combination of the chart toppers and my own opinion) of the year.Â Coming up on the end of 2007, I’ve got some room left on this year’s mix, and I’m not sure what to put in yet.Â Here’s what I have so far (links go to the iTunes Store):
- “Ladies and Gentlemen” – Saliva
- “Punkrocker” – Teddybears featuring Iggy Pop
- “Home” – Daughtry
- “Here It Goes Again” – Ok Go
- “Galvanize” – The Chemical Brothers
- “Self Control” – Soraya Arnelas
- “In The Air Tonight” – Nonpoint
- “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s
- “Show Me What You Got” – Jay-Z
- “Code Monkey” – Jonathan Coulton
- “1234” – Feist
- “Suddenly I See” – KT Tunstall
- “First Time” – Lifehouse
- “Whine Up (English Version)” – Kat DeLuna
- “The Memory Will Never Die” – Default
Suggestions for additions, and requests of “why did you put that on the list?” are welcome in the comments.Â Disparaging remarks on my taste in music will be duly noted and largely ignored.