Wow. I want to be a music reviewer. Then I can write nonsense like this review of Liz Phair’s new album. I can really tell if the reviewer doesn’t like the album or not. Some choice bits: But you can’t always get what you want. And if you try sometimes, you just might find you’ve […]

A Little Bit of Heaven

If you’ve never been to the little cafe behind Enrico’s Biscotti in the Strip District, go there immediately and have lunch. Jen and I were turned on to this place over the winter by a couple of friends, and a week rarely passes when we don’t have lunch there. Simple Italian fare — pizzas, sandwiches, […]


In case you haven’t heard…. RIAA to sue file sharers. This was to be expected. There was a lively and interesting discussion on Slashdot about it (for extra credit, find my enlightening posts). In case you don’t, here’s what I think…. The RIAA sucks. No questions asked. They bleed consumers dry (the prices of CDs […]

It’s Official

Third Driver Rules Announced The FIA has approved the new third driver rules for WRC factory teams. Simply put, a factory team can only two drivers who have place third or better in any rally from the previous season. That means Carlos Sainz, Harri Rovanpera, and Gilles Panizzi would be released from their teams at […]

WRC News

An interesting bit of news from the world of rallying….. PSA duels for Seb Loeb. PSA is the group that owns both Peugeot and Citroen. Peugeot is looking to possibly add Loeb should the new driver’s rules be added for next season (the new rule would prohibit a team from having three drivers who have […]

Welcome to Europe

The NFL’s Chicago Bears are now officially sponsored by Bank One. Yes, that’s right….Bears football is “brought to you by Bank One.” Many people will decry this is commercialization of yet another pastime (as if football isn’t commercialized as is), but take a look at the football (soccer) clubs in Europe. These club teams are […]

Java, Linux, and OS X

I read an interesting series of threads on Slashdot over the last few days. First….. Red Hat plans open source Java. At first I thought *oh, kewl*. A complete implementation of the JVM and JDK that is entirely open source _and_ endorsed by Sun (the Blackdown project already has an open source JVM, but it […]

Cyprus Day 3 — Solberg Wins

Petter Solberg has won his second WRC event, beating Peugeot’s Harri Rovanpera by over a minute. There was never really any suspense on the final day, with Petter driving comfortably, and Rovanpera given team orders to bring his 206 home in one piece to score points in the maker’s championship. Seb Loeb took third, only […]

Cyprus Day 2

What a day it was. Cyprus is living up to its billing as the toughest rally on this year’s circuit. Here’s a quick rundown on who didn’t make it through the day: * Marcus Gronholm: propshaft. He ran on stage with front wheel drive only, then lost all power. * Richard Burns: transmission. More issues […]

Cyprus Day 1

A short day to start to the Cyprus rally, though two stages were over 38km in length, making it a rough day in the intense heat. Peugeot has shown speed early, with Harri Rovanpera leading the rally til the last stage (when Marcus Gronholm snatched the lead) and Gilles Panizzi, in the privateer 206, holding […]