Friday, September 29

NY Times: Bush's "Tyrannical Law" is "Low Point in American Democracy"

Geneva Conventions sidestepped; basic habeas right to challenge imprisonment cancelled; coerced evidence allowed; torture allowed; secret evidence allowed; judicial review blocked; U.S. residents could be detained indefinitely with no hope of appeal. Nearly all Senate Republicans voted Yes.

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Thursday, September 28

See 5000 years of history in 90 seconds

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. See 5000 years of history in 90 seconds.

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Thursday, September 21

Good message, from the Dalai Lama

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R’s:

Respect for self.
Respect for others.
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon

Monday, September 18

TECH cocktail 2 @ The Gramercy 10.12.2006

TECH cocktail 2 @ The Gramercy - TECH cocktail

The first Tech Cocktail was great. The second is coming up in October.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 12, 2006 for TECH cocktail at the Gramercy!

Thursday, September 14

Get Well Roger

Get Well Roger
Originally uploaded by bcbeatty.

iTunes 7 Video Issue

I've been having video problems since the upgrade to 7.0. Green and white bars or other video garbage when playing video but audio was fine.
I uninstall and reinstalled ITunes and Quicktime with no luck.

But then I just stumbled upon a setting that cleared things up for me. Here's what I did: From Windows Desktop goto - Start | Control Panel |Quicktime | Advanced - then under the 'video' section I selected Safe mode (GDI only) instead of DirectX and applied.
I re-selected DirectX and only selected 'Enable Direct Draw Acceleration' under that and the video is now working fine in iTunes.

Tuesday, September 12

Olbermann's 9/11 Valentine for Bush: Who has left this hole in the ground?

Who else has the balls to say it? Keith rips George a new hole.

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Friday, September 8

SXGA, UXGA, QSXGA Video Standards defined

Shopping for a new monitor or HDTV. Check all those cryptic acronyms defined.

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Thursday, September 7

Chicago Evacuation Drill

My building was selected as one of the buildings involved in the drill. Here's some pictures of the action.