Category «Random Thoughts»

My “wipe” featured on DL.TV podcast!

OK, I’m watching episode 142 of the DL.TV video podcast and they start talking about the “wipes” (i.e., video transitions) that their NewTek Tricaster can do. They show a few and all of a sudden, the one I did in 2000 appears! It’s not “cheeseball” as they describe. It’s cool! HAHAHA I was their Documentations …

My 2007 Predictions

I’ve never done this before, but then I’ve never had something like offbe.at before either…well I guess I had dougworld.com, but that was much less fluid. Anyways, without further ado and in no particular order here are my 2007 predictions… Housing market will continue to decline with flat sales and declining values. In other words, …

Spray-On Latex Bikini Loophole

This has got to be one of the stupidist things are so-called legal system has done. According the the WSJ, “Strippers in Alabama have brokered a deal with the state to comply with one of the strictest anti-nudity laws in the U.S. Under a settlement between 18 adult nightclubs and the Alabama attorney general’s office, …

YouTube + Google = YouDone

YouTube's efforts to legitimize its content as a result of its talks with Google will castrate the service. One reason people flock to the site is that clips from old and sometimes not so old TV shows and movies can be found. When I first saw this, I knew it violated copyright law. I also …

New old star trek!

If you are a fan of the original Star Trek, you MUST check out newvoyages.com. Basically, a group of fans got together and are going to make 4 new episodes that follow the end of the original “Captain Kirk” version. Only 2 are completed so far and I’ve only watched the first one. Effects are …

Do u miss TechTV? Head over to Revision3.com

When G4 took over the TechTV network it was a terrible blow to the fans of shows like the Screensavers. Well, some ex-TechTV ppl have started Revision3.com with cool webcasts very much like the old TechTV shows. I've only watched the first 3  episodes of Kevin Rose's thebroken, but found the production quality pretty high. …

Why do elevator buttons only turn on?

I accidentally pushed the wrong floor and started wondering why they don’t make elevator floor buttons on and off. I guess the manufacturers feel that you must stick with your decision after you make it…but I resent that attitude. Well, unless of course it’s a friggin emergency. Yeah, “if you are gonna bother the building …

Why is money transferred a dollar at a time in movies?

Just got thru watching Firewall with Harrison Ford and started wondering why in movies, money is always transferred dollar by dollar. It’s like a countdown-slot machine. Whenever I’ve done a transfer, I enter the entire amount and..click…it’s gone. I suppose that most viewers suspend the absurdity of the time lag. I can see when you …

33% of Companies Read Employee Email

I’ve always thought people that use their work email for personal stuff were idiots. Now I guess there is proof I wasn’t just being parnoid. The moral? Get a personal email account and use that instead… Reuters 12:40 PM Jun, 02, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO — Big Brother is not only watching but he is also …