Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Well, I'm watching the series premiere of CSI: NY. So far, so good. Although, I just noticed a flaw in the first half. They take a picture of a woman at an unknown location. In the background, they have the height of two buildings and her height and triangulate her location. Only problem is that they use her height of 5'-9" to triangulate even though she's bent over blowing a kiss to whoever took the picture, which means she would have been shorter than 5'-9". Ah well. Suspension of disbelief, I guess.

I think I liked the season premiere of Smallville better. Clark (Kal-El, actually) actually flew! Despite the mandate of the creators at the beginning of the series of "No cape, No flight," he flew in tonight's episode. Also the arrival of Lois Lane. And an appearance by Margot Kidder. Interestingly enough, there was a good Clark/bad Clark fight scene very similar to that in Superman III which starred Annette O'Toole (who plays Martha Kent on Smallville) as Lana Lang.

Finally... and I have been avoiding this... What the F--- happened to the Skins this weekend? It was like I wasn't watching a Joe Gibbs-coached team. They looked great in the first quarter. After that, they fell apart! I just don't know. Hopefully, Gibbs can kick some sense into them by Monday night's game against the Cowboys. I don't hold out too much hope, though. Unfortunately, thay always seem to go to pieces against Dallas. We shall see. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!

Still a fan....

Thursday, September 16, 2004


Yet again, another brilliant idea of mine (so modest) gets developed by others. From a recent news article about the war on spam by AOL and Microsoft, among others: "Several proposals by Microsoft and others would allow Internet providers to check that a message from actually comes from's server computers. Messages that do not match up could be safely rejected as spam. The technology would be invisible to everyday users."

This is exactly what I have been saying for years about fighting spam.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Catching up

Ok, so it's been over two weeks since I posted. Part of the reason is that I was at the beach for a week! :-) Wildwood Crest, NJ. It was wonderful! Chrissy, her sister Noelle, our friend Eleanor and I spent five fabulous days and four fun-filled nights at the beautiful Commander by the Sea Motel! It was actually very nice. It's pretty much a no-frills motel, but clean and friendly. Beautiful weather and very relaxing. It was a shame to have to come back to work...

REDSKINS!!! Yaaayyy!!! Skins won the season opener! Gibbs is back, baby! I think we could have done better. Offense floundered a bit in the beginning of the 2nd 1/2. I was very impressed by Mark Brunell. I think he will be a great asset to the team. He brought a sense of on-field leadership that has been severely lacking with this team for a while. I hope Ramsey plays it smart and absorbs everything he can from Brunell. He could learn a lot.

NASCAR Chase for the Cup is on. It's like playoffs for NASCAR. I'm actually impressed with it. I was wary of the new points system at first. Now that I've seen it in action, I think I like it. It's made it pretty exciting for late in the season.

Think that's about it for now. Guess I didn't miss much...