April 20, 2008

Win a Free iPod Nano!

Filed under: News, Technology — Tags: , , , — J Green @ 4:40 pm

A company called Modern Parables will be drawing a winner for a free iPod Nano on May 5th, 2008…hurry up and signup!!


October 20, 2006

Fake Terrorist or die-hard Packer Fan?!

Filed under: Internet, News — J Green @ 5:01 pm

Jake J. BrahmWell, as you probably already know, Milwaukee has been thrust into the nation’s limelight yet again for our beautiful (albeit sometimes poop-filled) lakefront, our striking art museum, our outstanding baseball team…who am I kidding, we know what sells newspapers! Yes, we are home to the latest cause of terror that swept has beyond NFL fans to soccer moms and soccer fans everywhere (‘cuz we know all true soccer fans abhor football!!). A Tosa grocery store clerk, Jake J. Brahm, was the author of a forum posting that threatened “dirty bomb” detonations at several NFL stadiums this upcoming weekend. Personally, I’m not sure if his “prank” was really the result of a competition with some guy in Texas or if he was doing his part to help the Packers get two weeks in a row without a loss!! Regardless, my legal advice to him would be to use the “I’m not a terrorist – I just play one on the internet” defense…or maybe that’s the defense he SHOULDN’T use. Ah, who knows?! I’m a Packers fan…it’s been quite a while since I’ve known anything about a good defense!!! Anyways, Jake has been released on personal recognizance and the date for his next hearing has not yet been set. So I wonder what grocery store this guy works at (please post a comment if you know!)…and I wonder how long his line will be at the store if he wasn’t smart enough to call in sick. ‘Course I’m sure his manager will know he’s just skippin’ work if he follows the news at all!

Update:  I’ve heard that he works (worked?!) at Outpost Natural Foods.  Can anyone confirm or deny that?

October 13, 2006

Coming Zune and Coming Soon?!

Filed under: Entertainment, News, Technology — J Green @ 8:16 am

Microsoft Z<p><p>unesWell, it’s been many moons since my last post…sorry! Not much time to write this post, but we’ll see how much I can squeeze in!

So what does it take to kill Apple’s monopolistic hold on the portable audio/video market? Well, maybe another company that knows a thing or two about monopolistic market domination!! Coming to store shelves everywhere in about a month is Microsoft’s Zune. I could go on and on about all the details you may, but probably DON’T, want to know, but instead, why not just read up on it here and/or browse the articles here!! And if you’ve got a spare $250 sittin’ in your wallet around November 14th, you can get first-hand experience. Also, not a bad idea to pick up as Christmas gift for this post’s author!!! Speaking of gifts, my gift idea for Spellecy is now on sale for $16.49…a great idea for any avid DVD viewers out there!!

Video iPod Mock-upOf course, for all you Apple fans and sufferers of Microsoft-phobia, the rumor mill is hitting a feverish pace with new, old, and recycled tidbits about a TRUE video iPod…as opposed to an iPod with video (that’d be the current ones for anyone new to this rumor!). This image is a verified and honest-to-goodness image of the Video iPod…as interpreted by some artist probably having no connections whatsoever to Apple other than his purchasing history!! Anyways, it pretty much codifies all the rumors into a visual depiction: full widescreen display, on-screen controls, and Apple’s rounded-corner goodness! Again, with so many places to catch up on this rumor, I’ll just point you towards one of my favorite sites for reading up on it…which would be here!

August 1, 2006

Writely Invites!

Filed under: Important Links, Internet, News, Technology — J Green @ 8:12 am

Hey, I mentioned Writely in a previous post…and I’ve now managed to get into the Beta testing group.  Haven’t had more than 2 minutes to look at it yet, but if you have been waiting for Writely or if you go read about it and decide you’d like to check it out, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.  You can read all about Writely here.  To ask for an invite, leave a comment with your e-mail address…but a word of caution, type ” AT ” (with spaces on both sides) instead of using the “@” character so that it can’t be picked up if the comments are ever crawled.

April 25, 2006

The Value Of A Penny

Filed under: Finance, News — J Green @ 4:41 pm

1909-S VDB Lincoln Head PennyWhile the cost of a penny has now risen to 40% higher than its face value, there are a few pennies recently dropped into circulation that shift that balance dramatically in the opposite direction! So while we're rounding up pennies in the search for one worth $200, $300, or $1000, why don't we take the rest of them and see if the U.S. Mint will buy them at cost?! For those of you without a calculator (or if u gots a publick edjukayshun like me did), that means $1000 of pennies would get us a check for $1400…almost enough profit to fill the gas tank!

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