Monday, July 21, 2008
The True Brothers 'Early And Rare Vol. 1 & 2'
I guess no one wants that Coldplay CD… Then again, I didn’t exactly give it a good review. I still have it and if you want it, just let me know by shooting me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
I just want to make sure it goes to a good home. Otherwise, I’ll just give it to a group of bonfire hungry Baptists that want to rid the world of some lame (in my opinion) “devil music”.
If you noticed my musical selection from this past Saturday, then you know I spent that day listening to Thriving Ivory. I think I made it past five of those whiny emo types of songs until I yanked that joker out of the CD player in my truck.
I found myself motoring towards Kernersville at a high rate of speed and that thing had to go. But I’m going to leave those tunes in my Zune MP3 player just in case something pops up and I find myself liking it.
Hey… It can happen. I want to give those whiny mofos the benefit of my first doubt.
--I haven’t been able to check out the new Batman flick. The past weekend was filled with activity that wouldn’t allow me to park my behind in a theater for two and a half hours. I’m itching to see The Dark Knight and hopefully I will see it before the end of the week.
I’m also dying to see the 3D version of Journey To The Center Of The Earth with Brandon Fraiser. Time just isn’t on my side these days.
--Over the weekend, I managed to watch some titles from Netflix… Great Debaters with Denzel Washington (4 out of 5 stars), Untraceable with Diane Lane (3 out of 5 stars), and Youth Without Youth with Tim Roth (1 out of 5 stars). Man o’ man did that last one stink up the place.
At the 20-minute mark, I had no idea what Youth Without Youth was about or where it was going.
That joker was back in a Netflix sleeve and shoved into a mailbox before you could say Francis Ford Coppola.
Untraceable was a very good film, but I couldn't understand one particular plot point... The killer used site hits to light up some heat lamps to kill a guy. I was practically yelling at the television for the characters in the film to get in touch with the Electric Company.
I'm not an expert, but I'd think 50 heat lamps would suck up a lot of power. So much power that you would be able to trace exactly where electricity is spiking. They can do that with indoor marijuana grow farms... Why couldn't you do that with heat lamps?
--Here’s an email from my friend Frank Young:
hey Eugene, let the computer geek help you out.
KB = kilo bytes or 1000 bytes;
MB = mega bytes or a million bytes and GB = giga bytes or a billion bytes. A byte is a unit of data on a computer. When you look a computer file, read the number and the letters after it, to get an idea of how BIG the file is. Obviously, Billion is bigger than Thousand, so imagine an actual manila file folder filled with paper letters or documents. The more 'paper data' in the file folder means the bigger the actual file size. I know this is over simplified but I wanted to just give you a quick lesson.
I appreciate the effort Frank, but I’m really not getting it. The bytes thing confuses the hell out of me. I guess I can’t wrap my mind around it because those things aren’t “tangible”. I can’t see or imagine how big those bytes are.
--Here’s an interesting video sent to me from Brad K. I found it quite funny. Enjoy!