Monday, March 26

Sweep the Leg Johnny!

Karate Kid tribute.
Wait for the end for a surprise cameo.

Monday, March 19

Warning:XBox Media Center Extender and Vista Premium

XBox Classic Media Center Extender and Vista do not work together.

I finally got around and I bought a new PC with Vista. I got it with all the bells and whistles, dual TV Card, DVD Burner etc. perfect for Media Center. I've also had an Xbox for about 3 years. I haven't bought a 360 and I'm not planning too, I bought a Wii instead.
I was all ready to connect my XBox in the TV room to my PC in the office. Only problem is Vista doesn't connect to Xbox Classic only XBox 360. There almost no documentation on the internet about this. Nothing on Microsoft. Nothing on Google. I was on a XBox support call listening to a idiot "um humming" for an hour, only to push me off to Vista support.

So I gave up and now I dual boot to XP Media Center. Only to find that XBox MCE doesn't support XVID or DivX. UGH!

I was hoping not to hack the Xbox, but time will tell.

Wednesday, March 14

Monday, March 5

Friday, March 2

Wine in a Box

Blac Box Wine

A lot of people think wine in a box is a middle America thing. actually, the point of wine in a box is that inside that box is a bag. and that bag is filled with wine. and as you dispense the wine, the bag gets less full. however, when you pour wine out of a bottle, the volume is replaced with air. the air makes the wine go bad. because the wine in a box is in an air-tight bag, the bag just deflates as you drink it, so the wine lasts a lot longer.

The problem is that most wine sold in a box is your basic chablis, shiraz, merlot, or pinot grigio less than 2 yrs old, so only the VERY experienced tongue will be able to tell the difference between a week opened boxed wine and a week opened bottled wine (I’m not good enough yet). however, if you have a VERY experienced tongue, you’re not drinking that shit, because it’s the miller high life or Milwaukee’s beast of wines. you’d be drinking 5+ year old reserves at $25+ per bottle.

The point is that most people can buy the $4 handle of table wine and not be able to tell the difference in anything. stop worrying, and don’t fall prey to the marketing.,20633,1176913,00.html