The Matrix: Reloaded

There is no spoon...

Follow the white rabbit...

The release of one of the most anticipated films of the year (right along with Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and X-Men… and maybe Charlie’s Angels) is upon us. It is predicted to be a blockbuster of enormous magnitude and breaks numerous film release dogma by releasing “The Matrix: Revolution” in November.

Just watching the final preview has me jittering with anticipation and you can catch many more of them at the Warner Bros Matrix site

There are a bunch of other little snippets of information that WB did a great job of putting out there. They had the preview at the Super Bowl and a backdoor to the matrix site, along with some very cool posters and some great sound tracks.

Relationships

The best relationship is the one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other

Romance and relationships never seem to be the same experience for any two people, so generalizing is pretty unfair. However, the below statements summarize many truths about experiences with the other sex. Enjoy…

ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
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4th Annual White Trash River Float

my silver bullet won't be all that's flashing on the river...

In California the weather is becoming so warm and cozy that we are planning our summer events already. This one is now a classic and originated with Sam, Thad, Shannon and yours truly floating down the South Fork of the American River near Sacramento with beers and peanuts, singing our renditions of the Top 40.

Gaining momentum, this event now has enough people asking when it can be done and so many conflicting schedules that it will actually be possible to hold the event two times over the summer… So that’s what I plan to do.

I have opened up the evite for anyone interested, so just follow the link and give me your reply so I know how many rafts to get. East-coasters… wanna come?

Event Details (also in Evite):
When: Sunday June 1st 10am (duration ~5hrs)
Cost: $20
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA (American River Raft Rentals)

10 Things to do in Roseville

Roseville is like a little Texas - lots of room left and right and nothing much to do... I might try cow tipping though!

Quick background; Yours truly was recently staffed for what looks like the better part of 5 weeks in Roseville (about 15 miles past Sacramento) in California and he is not too stoked about it…

So after the first week, I can now present to you the Top Ten List of things to do when you’re staffed in Roseville…

1. Work
2. Sleep
3. Eat
4. Shop
5. Work out
6. Climb the indoor wall at REI
7. Think about things to do
8. Play minigolf
9. Find bigger rims for your truck or a deal on new boobs
10. Go night skiing in Tahoe after work

Any suggestions to improve my list?

PS. The map is of California’s original “Gold Country” so I guess the 11th thing to do is dig for gold…

Digital Music

CDs are made to collect dust.Yesterday I finished ripping every compact disc in our house into mp3 format for storage on my NAS or Network Attached Storage system. I got the Linksys EFG80 a few weeks ago, for general backup of our laptops, but also to replace the print server in my failing router.

The NAS is awesome, but that’s a discussion for another forum. Having all of our CDs in high quality mp3 format, available to any computer on our network is great. Nearly 300 discs took 25 GB of space and a lot of cpu cycles on the two laptops I had running in parallel.

The real goal is to replace my old laptop serving as a music server with a stereo component that can play mp3 format music straight off the network over the stereo speakers. To achieve that, Turtle Beach has a product called the AudioTron that goes beyond similar attempts by Onkyo, Sony and that like because it doesn’t require any server side software to be running to serve the music files. The AudioTron can play music from any computer on your network that has shared mp3s, an important feature as the linux running NAS doesn’t allow for server software to be installed.

I’ve read about every review, forum, and mailing list post raving about the AudioTron. Some even compare it in value to their TiVo, but TiVo is still King in our house. As soon as Turtle Beach releases their already announced new versions, I’ll be snapping up an AudioTron and you’ll hear about it here. In the mean time, if you have any CDs I could borrow, I have another 40 GB of space to fill….

Names of Notorious Terrorists

Please be on the lookout for suspicious persons! Awan Afuqya could show up at YOUR door anytimeRecently the senior spokesman for the Office of Homeland Security, Craig Fenson named a list of foreign nationals wanted for questioning in connection to various Homeland Security concerns.

Please view this newscast carefully (you will need the sound) and keep your eyes peeled for the persons in question.

Always looking out for the peeps…
Submitted by Denmark for Shannon

Flipper – The Navy’s Finest

WWwwwweeeeeeee

Is there any wonder why these are my favorite animals on the planet???

* The U.S. Navy will bring in trained dolphins this week to hunt for seaborne mines in the waters around Umm Qasr, Navy officials say.

Navy Sgt. Andrew Garrett watches a dolphin training near the USS Gunston Hall in the Persian Gulf. The coalition expects to use dolphins in looking for mines in the region.

[Editor’s note: Picture has been resized and moved to the right]

Whatever

ting-ting tong, ting-ting-ting ting tongThose who have been keeping score in the Indecorum section might notice a slight tilt to the right in recent postings. In an effort to balance the discussion, I offer the most recent hit from GW’s debut album, a remix of Liam Lynch’s popular “United States of Whatever“. God bless our troops, may they accomplish their missions with as little bloodshed as possible.

This content requires speakers and an mp3 player for best appreciation.

P.S. Since this posting has no content of questionable nature, it has been posted in the main forum…as opposed to the Indecorum section, which contains content with “Check-your-six”able content. Feel free to follow my lead, boys…

Frogger vs SUVs

Squish

Tired of endless political discussions? This revision of the arcade classic Frogger should help to provide an escape from dreary of Baghdad. Oh wait…watch out for the subtly intertwined messages about fuel efficiency. Watch out for the trap doors in the sidewalk!

Cheerio!

Sam

God Bless America

Unleash hell...Bush just gave a very powerful speech. By far, the best speech of his presidency. I support the president. Good luck to our troops.