Friday, March 28, 2008

We've Come a Long Way

In less than 20 years, we've gone from this..

With these amazing specs:

Key Dates:Announced September 1989
Discontinued October 1991
Original Price:$6500
CPU:Motorola 68000, 16 MHz
Memory:1MB RAM, expandable to 5MB (this unit has 5MB installed)
Display:Active-matrix monochrome LCD
Operating System:Mac OS
Input/Output:Built-in keyboard, floppy disk drive, trackball, external floppy drive port, SCSI port, internal 100MB hard disk
Other Items in Collection:Carrying case
Items Needed:BATTERY, original operating system diskettes, documentation

To this...

I'm sure there were people wondering how in the world they were going to fill up that 100 MB hard drive. And the price @ $6,500.00 is like $11,250.00 adjusted for inflation.  I'm sure that 20 years from now the MacBook Air will look rather foolish as well.  Actually I wouldn't be surprised if we are laughing at the Air in less time than that.

Friday, March 21, 2008


If I were recapping the episode, I would say this:

Best line and funniest by far:

(And yes, for all of you who wondered at the beginning of last season, Kate wasn't Mr. Friendly's type because...well, let's just say Mr. Friendly watches a lot of Bravo programming when he makes it back to the real world.)

Friday, March 14, 2008

If You Don't have an Hour to Blow, Don't Read This

It's received 12 million hits, but in case you haven't seen it yet, I give you:

Most of them hit home.

Luke is 1 year old today!  This has been a crazy year, but I wouldn't trade one single second of it for anything.  I might, however, trade some seconds of the next year, because it's guaranteed to be exponentially harder than this year.

Also, if you haven't seen Fred & Sharon's movies yet, you're missing out.  My wife wishes she could make movies like Fred & Sharon.  Their mastery of video editing, animation, graphics, sound and voice work is phenomenal.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wiki Wednesday

In honor of Wingsday and 80's Fix Wednesdays, I would like to introduce Wiki Wednesdays.

Remember when you had to go to the library to look in the encyclopedias? Or if you were lucky, your parents would buy you an encyclopedia set from a door to door salesmen or from Publix(?). My mom was on the Publix plan, but I think we only got Volumes A and B thru Br. Makes it kind of hard to do a research paper. My research papers and projects were always on Switzerland (I don't really know why, maybe because they were neutral?), so I had to go to the library. Wiki Wednesdays is about the encyclopedia entries that would have never made it into the Funk & Wagnall's at the library. To me, this is the beauty of Wikipedia, the random crap that maybe 10 people care about in the entire world.

Today's Entry is The Flying Spaghetti Monster (also known as the Spaghedeity). Of particular note is the section on Polk County, FL and our connection to this parody religion.

Enjoy, when you have time, and stay tuned for more Wiki Wednesdays.