Thursday, July 31, 2008

5ive shows I'm waiting for new seasons of

  1. Heroes
  2. The Office
  3. Burn Notice
  4. 30 Rock
  5. House

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Strange Wilderness

Grandma's Boy was hilarious. This was not.
Memorable quote:

[sic] "Here are the sea lions. They're getting out the water because of the sharks. Good thing there are no tigers on the rocks. Otherwise they wouldn't know what the f*ck to do"

Peter Dante was funny in this film. I liked him in Grandma's Boy more. Justin Long sucked as a stoner. Or as an actor. He should go back to Mac commericals.

Hipster PDA Week 1 Results

I've been using my hPDA for a week and it's mostly been a positive experience. Aside from taking some flak from my less tech savvy friends it's been well received by my peers. In a short list, here are some negatives:
  • Limited multimedia capabilities and no mp3 support
  • Not a very 'rugged' device. My BB Pearl survived the thunderstorm by managing not to partially disintegrate
  • Bulky - again, the Pearl has a smaller and more attractive form-factor
  • Does not sync with Lotus Notes
  • No internet apps or the ability to install $10 Apps ( like MonkeyBall )
What the hPDA does offer is a very good experience of reflecting on the various tasks and to-dos of my life. Sitting down with a pen and paper beats the BB Pearl hands down: Whenever I have attempted to do this on the Pearl I end up mostly fiddling with the device, pressing random buttons and eventually end up playing BrickBreaker. I find the pen&paper approach a lot more productive

Monday, July 28, 2008

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco By Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

Barbarians at the Gate is probably the latest and latest in my streak of finance related literature. This was a very long and sometimes boring book. Overall I felt it is a worthwhile piece of literature that offers a glimpse into the lives of corporate CEOs, bankers, lawyers and PE firms. The book is set in the late 80s, which offers some hindsight into who made it out alive and who collapsed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Trying out the Hipster PDA

According to Merlin Mann on in
is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and “beaming,” and is configurable to an unlimited number of options. Best of all, the Hipster PDA fits into your hip pocket and costs practically nothing to purchase and maintain.
Pictured here are some initial attempts at using my hPDA.

Monday, July 21, 2008

5ive PS3 games I want to play

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • FIFA 08
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare / Call of Duty 3
  • Grand Turismo 5: Prologue
  • Bourne Supremacy

Friday, July 11, 2008

5ive shows to watch on Netflix/Hulu

  • Weeds Season 1&2
  • Dexter
  • Arrested Development
  • Burn Notice
  • Highlander