As a follow up to my last post: I just found out that you shouldn't clear out your prefetch folder to speed up your boot-up time, so forget that you ever learned that and read this to find out more on why. Business 2.0 has a concise article about the reality of Vista, which is that people really aren't going to care about it much. Sure, it'll make money just because it's a new version of the biggest OS in the world, but they've failed to invigorate the franchise, and I think it'll hurt them in the long run. There's no quantum leap here, and the neat things it does have shouldn't have taken 5 years to develop. Plus, will people spring for the extra features on the super-duper editions? Probably not, because people like to simplify their computing. Google Maps/Earth has received a pretty decent upgrade in satellite photos, so take a look at your local areas and see if you notice places on there now that should've been there before. Lastly, if you're interested in checking out music from artists you may randomly hear about, a situation I find myself in often, then you'll love Blogmusik. It's a very simple little Flash page that allows you to search for artists/songs and play them on an iPod-like interface.
The box office this weekend was pretty horrible with the #1 movie being The Covenant at a pitiful $9 million. I guess not enough people were interested in the movies out now? I thought Hollywoodland looked pretty decent though, and shouldn't have made 2/3 of The Covenant's grosses. Also, do people not like action anymore? What's up with The Protector getting just $5 million?! The only good news what the second Pirates of the Caribbean breaking the $1 billion mark. The only other thing to talk about is that Grind House now has a few more cast members, including horror director Eli Roth.
Oh yeah, anything little thing I forgot to mention, Texas lost to Ohio State on Saturday, 24-7. It was heart-wrenching, but we had quite an amazing first half. As I see it, the two biggest mistakes of the game caused irreparable damage to the team's confidence: the first quarter fumble and the third (I think?) quarter interception. I'm proud of McCoy's showing early on though and only wish that he hadn't lost heart in the fourth quarter. It wasn't his fault that receivers were dropping the balls or that the defense was having a hard time gauging Troy Smith's passes. OSU won fair and square in a remarkably well-officiated match, and I salute them for that. We can't win them all though, and we can't win a national championship every year. I think our team has a great foundation to be trained up for a bowl game this year and a championship run next year.
Now for some Unconscious Mutterings:
I say ... and you think ... ?
- True love :: Romance
- Age :: Sex (I'm thinking Age/Sex/Location from way back when)
- Stern :: Howard
- Elastic :: Band
- Rustic :: Pastoral
- Enhance :: Augmentation
- Jackson :: Janet
- Inherit :: the Earth (according to the Bible, the meek will do this)
- Devious :: Dubious
- Scapegoat :: Blame