Archive for January, 2008

31
Jan
08

DeAndre Jordan

Texas A&M BasketballTexas A&M Basketball is a powerhouse of talent with my man DeAndre Jordan at the leading edge. Any 7’0″ human being is going to be better than most at basketball, but DeAndre would be better than most even if he was 5’7″. In high-school, he scored over 30 points in a game and blocked 20 shots. Yes, as in twenty- more than his age.

Last night, #23 Texas A&M knocked off #10 Texas in a blowout game of 80-63. The Aggies led by more than 10 for nearly the entire game. DeAndre didn’t start, though he played 21 minutes and had 10 points and 5 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan

While last night’s game wasn’t the best example of DeAndre’s overwhelming skill, he sure helped and gave his two cents to a team effort that really paid off. If the Aggies play like this for the rest of the season, I can almost guarantee a trip to the Final Four, if not further.

I think DeAndre Jordan will be a great player over the next couple of years if he doesn’t go pro after this one. In addition, I don’t believe that he is NBA-worthy from a maturity standpoint quite yet, though as his first college season unfolds my opinion could very well change.

28
Jan
08

Super Bowl XLII

tom brady biatchGo Pats. Giants have no chance. Despite rumors and reports and media and paparazzi saying that Tom Brady has foot problems because he’s been wearing his funky looking booty, I can almost guarantee that he’ll be playing in the Super Bowl. It’s Tom Brady (“I’m Tom Brady b****…”). The Pats are undefeated this season and will hold that record throughout. Only because it is the Super Bowl, I’m saying that the Pats will win by 7- though I am tempted to say by more. Tom Brady and Randy Moss are going to make it rain all over the Giants and that’s about all I need to say.

22
Jan
08

Heath Ledger. Dead.

Heath is dead.Heath Ledger was found dead this morning in his New York city apartment by his cleaning lady. Apparently there was a bottle of prescribed sleeping pills next to his bed- so an overdose is the immediate assumed cause of death. There is no reason to suspect suicide, said the police. Brokeback Mountain was Heath’s breakout role, although some say that The Patriot was most influential in shaping his career. The Academy Awards are given postmortem, although he’s got some pretty stiff competition (although probably not as stiff as he is right now). I’m a morbid human being, I apologize. Anyway, rest in peace Heath, that’s a bum way to go out.

Edit: Sorry I have no idea what possessed me to say that Heath Ledger was in P.S. I Love You. Really. No idea.

21
Jan
08

The Clintons

Hillary is hated.Today, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, was not a very good day for the Clinton family in the way of public relations. I think these photos and videos pretty much explain themselves so I’ll let you see and watch before I blab about them. The image is to the right, and the video can be found on YouTube here.

I applaud this child acting ruthless because I think I would do the same thing if Hillary was cackling like she does in my ear. Bill, nobody really cares about him any more, but I suppose (God forbid) he could become America’s first lady that isn’t, and that’s just no way to act when you’re in such an esteemed position.

Bushy Wushy.Oh and of course just for fun, President Bush:

17
Jan
08

Making Money Online

Constant ContentEver the e-entrepreneur, I’m always looking for new was to make some extra cash on the web. The two newest endeavors that I’ve decided to embark on are Constant-Content and Pay-Per-Post. These two sites alone seem like great ways to earn some solid cash for things I do everyday anyway. Read on for a brief explanation of each of these companies.

Constant Content is quite unique; Authors write articles about anything, of any length, and anybody can buy them for a price set by the author. It’s a great way to get unique, quality content for your site/blog/etc. for a relatively cheap price. The editors of CC read, in its entirety, every article to ensure grammatical and contextual correctness. I submitted my first article yesterday and had it accepted today, so they have a pretty good turn around as well. There will be an update to this post if I actually sell it. You can submit full articles, short blog entries, photography, illustrations, and even videos for purchase. The author gets 65% of the selling price, so at $20, I’ll net $13 for my article upon selling it, assuming I do. If you don’t mind writing you should definitely consider becoming an author on this site for some extra cash. It’s just too easy to pass up! (I’m not getting paid for this plug I swear).

Pay-Per-Post is a company that will probably interest my readers (a.k.a. you) more because I believe most of them are bloggers themselves. While PPP has fairly strict requirements of blogs that qualify to post, you can make a good deal of cash from what I’ve seen by just blogging about the posted topics on the PPP site. I haven’t met the requirements with this blog yet so I’m not currently a PPP affiliate, but I’m working on meeting them so hopefully I’ll be making the big bucks soon :0 Good luck!

16
Jan
08

MacBook Air

I’m so getting one of these. I’ve been looking at Macs for awhile envying them and I think they finally came out with one that suits me and my tastes. At less than an inch thick at its thickest point, the MacBook air is ‘the world’s thinnest computer’ (according to Apple). You can watch a demo of the new device here. As you will see in the video, this product is literally cutting edge. It has an upgrade option of having a 64GB solid state drive installed, which has no moving parts, and thus less things that can break. These are the new thing in the hard drive world, although at an upgrade price of $999, you can see why cutting edge isn’t for everyone. Of course, all Airs come with the new Mac OS X Leopard installed as well. Apple’s selling point is the light-weight, portable aspect of the computer, with an emphasis on wireless. They don’t include a CD/DVD drive but they have a brand new ‘Remote Disc’ feature that allows you to install and read software from other computers’ drives, all wireless. This is an awesome feature although I doubt its very fast to install things. In addition to that, they included some new touchpad features similar to those of the iPhone that allow you to zoom in and out by spreading your fingers and bringing them back together as well as a page forward and backwards by using three fingers side to side. I’m excited to get this when its finally released, as you’re only able to pre-order now. If you’re considering buying a new notebook computer and you’re always on the go, I highly recommend the MacBook Air.

15
Jan
08

Open Source Living

This place is awesome! I’m an avid supporter of open-source everything because I think you get the best quality work from it. Sure you don’t make money but hey, if you’re good at what you do, whatever it is you do, you can make enough money to live on. But I digress. OSL is a new site that surely has many predecessors but very few that are presented as simply as it is. It lists the very best open-source software for various different categories such as web, graphics, video, documents, entertainment, and more. I used to go there quite frequently but now I have all of the software and I only check on occasion to see if they’ve added any new software to the list. It’s a great place to find solutions for your software (or lack there-of) problems and a great way to support open-source. As of posting time they have 130 resources listed and available for the public. Great site, check it out.