Friday, October 21, 2005

No end in sight for Google?

Geez and here I thought $300/share for Google was expensive. Well it has climbed about $44/share today after record setting profits and analysts are even putting price targets of $450 on this baby. Crazy, huh? But he who doubts Google, is usually quickly proven wrong. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Let's see - how can we traumatize our child?

Saw this on IslandGirl's blog today: Would have to agree with her.

Yet another stupid baby name
I thought that Nicholas Cage might just win the prize for stupidest baby name ever with Kal-el Cage, but there is just so much competition, its hard to pick a winner. Celebrities are stupid.

Here are a few more:

Moxie Crimefighter, daughter of Penn Jillette
Rumer Glenn, Tallulah Belle and Scout LaRue, daughters of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Jett, son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Diezel and Denim, sons of Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis
Prince Michael, Prince Michael II (AKA Blanket), and Paris Michael, children of Michael Jackson
Speck Wildhorse and Hud, sons of John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin
Pilot Inspektor, son of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Tu Morrow, daughter of Rob Morrow and Debbon Ayre (seriously)
Audio Science, son of Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton
Zowie Bowie, son of David Bowie
Rolan Bolan, son of Marc Bolan
Banjo, son of Rachel Griffiths
Lyric and Zephyr, daughter and son of Robby Benson
Kyd, son of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
Reignbeau and Freedom, daughter and son of Ving Rhames
Jermajesty, son of Jermaine Jackson

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

AvantGo RSS Feed

I noticed that AvantGo now has RSS feeds for your Palm Pilot or PocketPC, so if you use AvantGo (and I can't imagine someone having one of those devices and not having AvantGo), look on the right side of this page and click on the RSS AvantGo icon and it will add this blog to your list of downloadable AvantGo topics. Very cool. Once a member of AvantGo, you can add any RSS channels that you'd like to subscribe to. You can also put an AvantGo AutoChannel for RSS button in your browser's link bar which makes it very easy to add feeds to your AvantGo subscription service. I tried all this out on my own blog and it worked like a champ.
I am happy to say I am doing my small part in this endeavor. :)

- As of October 2005, Technorati is now tracking 19.6 Million weblogs
- The total number of weblogs tracked continues to double about
every 5 months
- The blogosphere is now over 30 times as big as it was 3 years ago, with no signs of letup in growth
- About 70,000 new weblogs are created every day
- About a new weblog is created each second
- 2% - 8% of new weblogs per day are fake or spam weblogs
- Between 700,000 and 1.3 Million posts are made each day
- About 33,000 posts are created per hour, or 9.2 posts per second
- An additional 5.8% of posts (or about 50,000 posts/day) seen each day are from spam or fake blogs, on average

Monday, October 17, 2005

Google Blog Search Tool

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere's a nice new tool I just stumbled upon - if you read blogs frequently (no, they're not just personal diaries), then Google Blog Search is a helpful new search tool that searches only blogs. Unlike the regular search engine, this will give you peoples' opinions which is especially helpful if you are searching for gadgets or such to purchase. Also handy for news items, health issues, you name it.

Wireless Audible

Boy, they just keep coming up with more and more ways to make listening to books easy. Now you can wireless download Audible books to your Treo 650. Check out David Pogue's article in the Times (but don't wait long to do it, as these articles are archived and then you have to pay).

He speaks about memory limitations with the Treo, but an Audible listener at makes the following comment
Though the point about the Treo's memory limitations even with a card is wrong. I have a Treo 650 with a 1GB memory card and can thus store about say 12 audio books of 6 hours each. I believe a 2 GB card can also be inserted into the Treo 650.

Wie disqualified - Sox Win!

Michelle Wie was disqualified from her 4th place finish in her first pro tournament on Sunday. Apparently during the 3rd round, she had an unplayable lie and upon dropping the ball, placed it inadvertently 3" (her estimate) to 12" (rules officials' estimates) closer to the hole - a no-no in golf. A Sports Illustrated reporter watching this mentioned it after the tournament to rules officials and upon going back to the hole and having Michelle and her caddy point out where the ball was originally and where she dropped it, the rules officials gave her the heave ho. What a way to start your pro career. Read more about it at the Sports Illustrated site . Needless to say, Michelle was less than happy about this. (The reporter could have reported it during the 3rd round when it happened and before she signed her scorecard and she wouldn't have been disqualifed - sounds like a reporter trying to make a name for himself, if you ask me - bunch of crap). However, you can read another opinion of the sportswriter's actions here

The Sox powered into the World Series behind fabulous pitching last night. First time since 1959 - too bad they couldn't win it on their home field - place would have gone crazy. Maybe they'll get that chance in the World Series. Looking like they will probably play Houston for the World Series.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Canon 20D or Panasonic FZ30?

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere's an interesting review of the differences and decision making when it comes to selecting a digital camera. I stumbled across this while looking at Photography Blog via my RSS newsreader . What's the solution? Buy both and hide the receipts from your wife. :)

Wie struggles, then finishes strong

Michelle Wie came back yesterday from some poorly played beginning holes to finish -1 for the day and -10 through the 3rd day, good enough to be only 5 shots back of Anika and in sole possession of 3rd place. It's possible if she shot a 64 or something tomorrow that she might win, but that would be a minor miracle. Still, not having a bad tournament for a 16 yr old, eh? For a recap, head here

White Sox meantime move to 3-1 in their league playoff vs the Angels. Suspect they will finish off the Angels soon, since they have outstanding pitching and I'll finally get to see my boys appear in the World Series - first time since I was 9 years old. (a few million years ago). Tune in tonite to see if they can make it happen.