Happy Halloween

Virtual Pumpkin Carving
Apparently this it the fastest growing Halloween site of this year’s Season of Scarey. Gave me a chuckle and got back a few choice words from friends on IM that hadn’t had their daily allowance of coffee at the time of viewing. :)

No Rockstars Today

Hurricane Wilma is causing some havoc down by the WMR studios. Hopefully we’ll be back next week.

More Google Base

There’s quite a good thread running over at Threadwatch.org regarding Google Base including some screenshots. My first question is: if it’s such a big secret why did it go live long enough for someone to get screenshots? and how the hell did they know it was live? Gotta love Google’s PR machine :)

Check out this search…that, my friends, is a wide open door to what I’ve heard about Google Base. Just think if that result was feed based and you didn’t even have to leave google to see the cheapest flights…or the hottest jobs…or where all the garage sales are in your neighborhood this weekend…or…or…or…use your imagination.

But wait now you say…Google’s not a portal…riiiiight. Wake up and smell the money.

UPDATE: I actually have a screen shot from about 10 min ago:
Google base

Legal P2P opens for business | CNET News.com

iMesh Launches Today.

Legal P2P music network iMesh was supposed to go live today but I don’t see anything on the website about a new launch or anything like that.

The new iMesh looks and acts a bit like the old file-swapping service, but it’s designed more with the successes of Apple Computer’s iTunes and the explosively popular MySpace social network in mind.

Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard has this absolutely fantastic song playing on the radio these days. It’s called ‘Home’ and it is great – totally great. Shame the rest of the album is so crappy. Definitly an iTunes candidate.

Google Base

Tony Ruscoe’s Blog: All your base are belong to Google Tony’s speculating on what base.google.com might be. He’s got some good ideas but they’re just a bit off-base (hahahahhaha). Tho the update info from Search Engine Watch is somewhat useful based on what I’ve heard. I could tell you more but then I’d have to shoot you. I know I know – what good is it to say I know what it is when I can’t tell you? Well, for one – I’m under NDA for what I hear in certain situations and for two – I soooo wanted to blog it and use the ‘All Your Base…’ line. ;)

Who Says Blogs Are Time Wasters?

WHAT BLOGS COST AMERICAN BUSINESS is an intersting piece from Adage about the completely insane amount of time people spend reading blogs.

About 35 million workers — one in four people in the labor force — visit blogs and on average spend 3.5 hours, or 9%, of the work week engaged with them, according to Advertising Age’s analysis. Time spent in the office on non-work blogs this year will take up the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs. Forget lunch breaks — bloggers essentially take a daily 40-minute blog break.

Yes, I see the irony of blogging about how reading this blog is a waste of your time but I don’t care – I’m only bloggin for the crazy crazy ad revenue ;)

ps: sorry to link to an article that requires registration.

Oilman Indicted – Whaaaaa?

Oilman Indicted Over Kickbacks to Saddam Hussein’s Regime – New York Times My buddy Justin over at Upsideout sent me that headline this morning. Surreal start to the week for sure.

XBOX 360 Reviews Already?

Future Shop XBOX 360 reviews. Check out the review by Gill B – good laugh.

This is the best system I’ve ever owned to date (and it’s only pre-ordered!)! From the moment I first imagined imagining opening the box I knew it would blow away my pre-ordered PS3! The games not out for this system are WAAAAAAAYYY better than the games not out for the PS3. I have bought them both though, so I will be able to play all games anyway, but I won’t be able to play XBOX360 games for less time before they come out. The graphics in my head right now are AMAZING and online play is the BEST. I can’t look back. The only other system I ever imagine playing other than the 360 is Nintendo’s Revolution. But that one I haven’t bought yet but I imagine the big white wireless remote controller with add-on pluggy things will play my games even better. It’s a good time to be a gamer (in the future).

Smiling Fool

DeLay: who smiles like that in a mugshot?