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china

a very interesting (and quite different then most) view on what's going on in china these days.

selling "stuff"

So, in the process of moving in with Katie I have had to pare down my pile o' stuff. Part of that paring down is the elimination of a healthy amount of recorded media.

I went through all my dvd's and sorted out about 2/3 to sell. Once I had figured out what I was going to do with them I had to figure out a way to do it. The first thought about was to try selling them to a used cd/dvd store here in the city but I was only going to get $1 or $2 each for the ~ 70 DVD's that I was getting rid of. That didnt' really satisfy me I decided to see what was available online.

The first thing that I had to do was create a list of everything that I wanted to sell - these damn guys expect to know what you're selling before they will tell how much they'll pay! So one Excel spreadsheet later I was running along and looking at a number of different websites to see what they had to offer. All you need to do is Google "sell used DVD" and a veritable plethora of options …

getting past the IVR

This website is a great resource for EVERYONE!

Cruel

Cruel and unusual treatment!

Summer is almost here!!

shot on sight

The results of a 28 gauge shotgun blast of birdshot from 30 yards.

skippin

who in the world would have ever thought that i would enjoy an article about physics??? not i, that's for sure!

Garden of Eden

Every once in a while you hear about something like this that totally blows my mind.

ballistic rose

wonder if my fiance would find this as cool as i do??

see the forest for the trees

Just what we all need - better napping options......

Gates tooooo rich for the IRS

Oh, to have such problems :)

Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams

Not that surprising when you stop and think about it but a bit of a shocker none the less!

Redskins Sean Taylor's trial postponed

I'm just guessing but I think that this judge is either a big Hurricane or Redskins fan. I mean, who else but a pro-athlete would get their FIREARMS trial postponed THREE times just so his damn team doesn't miss him for the regular season and now the playoffs?!?! This is a farce of justice - no other way that I can put it.

FON home ET, FON home.....

I'm getting cranky about the wi-fi collective that FON is trying to toss together. Google or not - it just won't matter if you are trying to grow it from the bottom up. In the end I would be highly surprised if Google ended up being a network operator - why in the world would they want to? I don't think that locational relevance of your ad's is going to be worth the price and hassle of running a wireless network....but I've been wrong before and will likely be wrong again in the not to distant future.

seriously lowering your real estate overhead

While the software product that they product sounds interesting, the thought of a software development company based out of a COFFEE SHOP blows my mind!

The Complete Military History of France

Now this stuff is FUNNY!

highway signs

How great is this sign?

Victory in Bowl Mania 2005!

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May the lord have mercy on the souls of those that choose to take me on in College Pick 'em 2006! Another victory at the expense of my buddies ;)

IP PBX from Linksys

Andy is usually a great read but in this case I think that he has forgotten one of the most important parts about an IP-PBX and voice overhead - the ~ 80k load - is only applicable when someone is actually talking. Upwards of 50% of any phone conversation is actually silence - pay attention next time you're on the phone and see how much time there no one is actually talking...it may surprise you. There is actually so much silence in a typical phone call that Cisco had to artificially simulate "white noise" on their IP phone handsets so that people would stop saying “hello, are you there?” 

Of course, there are a number of other problems with the call going out over the wilds of the internet not the least of which is the total lack of QoS - that's a bigger problem then the limited bandwidth of a DSL circuit...and last time I checked cable modems actually had a higher penetration....though that doesn't solve the bigger problems which is most people quote DOWNLOAD …

This looks like just too much fun...

have fun and torture the MTA at the same time!