Even Dave Barry is hooked!!

From [Dave Barry’s Blog](http://weblog.herald.com/column/davebarry/:)

We don’t know how we’re going to get *any” work done today. We might just start sitting in front ot the TV ”right now”, waiting for 9 p.m. Eastern 8 p.m. Central Time, because we are SO NERVOUS about what is going to happen tonight, with the terrorists in possession of the amazing Nuk-Em-All remote-control device — NOT sold in stores — that causes all the nuclear reactors in the United States to melt down and apparently there is NOTHING ANYBODY CAN DO ABOUT IT…So the only hope for humanity, ”again”, is loner rogue agent Jack Bauer, who is not afraid to ”take action* — who has the guts to shoot first and also shoot later on. We personally would not mind if he accidentally shot Secretary of Defense William Devane’s daughter, because she gets on our nerves.

LOL!!! Dave Barry is so funny! But everything he says above is true! The only problem is that it’s all going to be true next week, and the week after that, and so on….

Salon.com Technology | Hallelujah, the Mac is back

From [Salon.com](http://www.salon.com/:)

Weary of spyware, tired of virus attacks, a nation turns its lonely eyes to … Apple?
We’re living, right now, in Apple’s world, a time and place in which the normal rules of commerce no longer seem to apply to the once much-beaten-down firm. Contrary to all expectations, the company has seen a string of huge hits in the past few years. The iPod is bigger than Jesus. Apple is literally selling these things faster than it can make them. Now, for the first time in almost two decades, there’s a good — great — feeling attached to the Apple brand, a haze of optimism that is unlike the sensation we feel for all but the most cherished of consumer tech brands.

Could this be the beginning of Apple becoming what it used to be? Remember way back in the stone age of computing when Apple was **THE** computer to own, only to become the *betamax* of the home computer market? Well, maybe now there’s a chance that they’ll end up getting back that crown. Stay tuned.

Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood pulls off another great movie. This is the Rocky story with a decidedly different outcome.

Maggie is a looser. So is Frank. But they’re loosers for different reasons. She’s a looser because her entire life conspired to make her one. He’s a looser because he’s a winner that’s afraid to win.

Frank is a boxing trainer that’s been training for 40 ro 50 years. He’s had a few fighters that were close to being winners, but he’s never been able to take them all the way. For one reason or another, it’s never happened for him. In fact, his current fighter dumps him on the eve of his championship fight because Frank doesn’t have what it takes to take him all the way.

Maggie is a middle-aged woman that’s been fighting on the side to earn some money to make ends meet. She thinks that boxing may be her way out of a trailer trash life.

Woods’ caddie Williams seriously injures his hand while racing cars

From [PGA.com – PGA of America](http://www.pga.com:)

Steve Williams was driving in a heat of a modified saloon car competition when his car launched into the air and hit a safety fence.

Word has it that Stevie is going to be out for somewhere around 6 months. Who’s going to be Tiger’s caddie during that time? Will Steve get his job back? I hope so. I really like the way he works with Tiger.

I hope everything works out and he’s back in action soon.

Keep B5 Alive!

From [Keep B5 Alive!](http://www.keepb5alive.com/:)

This site is dedicated to preserving Babylon 5 in it’s true form by keeping
the original actors in their roles on
all future projects.

Currently in pre production is the new movie “The Memory of Shadows”
and rumors are that the original cast
are to be recast with other actors.
Below are more details on this
and what you can do to help
Keep B5 Alive!

If this is true, there’s some very warped people at Warner. These actors **own*’ these roles.’*PERIOD**. There can be no other Sheridan, no other Delenne, no other Londo, G’Kar, Lennier, Ivonova.

Please, please, please Warner Brothers, don’t ruin this for the fans!

Why Apple Makes a One-Button Mouse

From [Slashdot](http://slashdot.org/:)

IdiotOnMyLeft writes “There is a short article at Gear Live that tries to explain why Apple still sticks with a one-button mouse. It points out the fact that although it is perfectly possible to use a two-button mouse on a Mac for 7 years now, developers are forced to rethink their design approach and can’t flood the right-click menu…”

Hmmm… I never thought of this as a way to ensure certain implementation details in software for the platform. I wonder what would happen if [[Apple]] took a poll of its installed base to see if they’d rather have a 2 button mouse by default. Me? Well, My mother is getting a computer for the first time ever, and I’m glad there’s only one button for her to deal with.

Fear and hope collide as Iraq braces for vote

From [Boston Globe — Front Page](http://www.boston.com/news/globe/pageone:)

BAGHDAD — Despite renewed attacks on polling places yesterday and continued calls to boycott today’s elections, Iraqis lined up this morning to cast ballots for a National Assembly that will begin to put an Iraqi stamp on political and security decisions shaped by the US occupation since the American invasion nearly two years ago.

You go Iraqi’s!!!! Everyone keeps saying that America should get out of Iraq and that it’s none of our business what happens there. that’s the same mistake we made with Osama Bin Laden back in the day in Afganistan. They need stability first. That requires a government by the people, of the people, and for the people. Hopefully we’re just about there.

“It is so important that we hold these elections,” said Sa’ad Abid, 24, a Shi’ite who drives a taxi in Sadr City. ”This is the beginning of the end of the old, bad era, and the beginning of a new optimistic future.”