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Aug. 12th, 2008 | 06:17 pm

Read http://www.out.com/detail.asp?id=24005 to see how dumb it is.

This article shows the age of the author. Young straight people use MySpace and FaceBook to make friends and hook up. Why should manhunt and gay dot com be different?

The article has it exactly wrong. Having a place to socialize where there isn't a cover or the prevalence of alcohol is superior to the bar alternative. I would be interested to see a study about the incident of alcoholism in the gay community in 1998 vs 2008.

The gay community will always have a strong sexual influence. To deny that, is to fundamentally misunderstand the gay community.

Re Mac Break 99

Jul. 28th, 2008 | 05:54 pm

So I have a prediction for Apples announcement in Sept. It will NOT be a tablet. This has been tried before and even if it was wonderful the potential market is very very small. Apple has been about reinventing existing product lines (see Ipod, Iphone, mac mini, etc etc). SO...

I predict that apple will announce two related product lines....

Macbook Touch... A clamshell macbook. It's primary display will not be a touch screen, but the keyboard/touchpad area of the Macbook will have a touch interface. It will not only use multi-touch but will allow applications to display a customized touch/control interface. It may or may not replace the keyboard.

Mac Touch A USB or Bluetooth peripheral similar to the touch interface for the Macbook Touch. It will replace the mouse and possibly the keyboard as well. It will work across the apple product line including the Apple TV.

One more thing... it will also be available for windows Vista computers. Interfaces for iTunes, Safari and Media Center already included.

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Apr. 9th, 2008 | 02:54 pm

From a comment on another blog.

Fanfic writers, being writers, tend to ignore some realities when discussing their fandom of choice... This was a comment I made over at http://herself-nyc.livejournal.com/1300688.html It was kinda long so I thought I'd post it here, which I haven't done in a long time.

Angel himself just doesn't cut it.

There is a problem with Angel in Buffy. The core of the problem is that when Buffy started Joss really didn't know what he wanted to do with the character. In fact Joss has stated in interviews that it wasn't until after the first 3 or 4 eps that he decided to make Angel a vampire. So the writers and David didn't really know much about him, except he was 1) to be the love interest and 2) to be somewhat dark and broody.

Also I think they had an acting problem. JM is a much better actor (older, better trained, more experienced) than DB. DB can't pull off "sexy evil". JM always played the sex in his vampire. DB didn't. I think if you swapped the actors, JM playing Angel and DB playing Spike, Spike would have been a 3 eps villain that quickly disappeared and was forgotten. The choices that JM made with Spike are amazing. JM played the soul LONG before it was written (another thing he has admitted in interviews). I could go on, but I think you'll get my point.

Also Spike has more screen time (in Buffy) than any other vampire. You have more plot, more story, more character than other vamps.

On a textual note, as I learned in my writing classes. A charcter arch that comes from a decision a character makes, rather than an externally imposed conflict, is more powerful and engaging. Angel was forced to have his "soul", Spike's journey was to find out he needed one, which is far more interesting.

All of these things aren't the only reasons, but one of the things that is frequently forgotten in these discussions are the contributions of the actors involved and the realities of TV a production schedule.

Wow, that was long.


Sep. 4th, 2007 | 11:04 am

So testing between VMware Fusion, and Parallels no my work Macbook Pro, both vista and XP. Looks like parallels does a much better job of integration between the two OS. VMWare seems to have better performance but with some odd hangs and slowdowns. *sigh*

Will have some fic recs tonight.

Love Livejournal

Aug. 13th, 2007 | 03:29 pm
location: Work
mood: annoyed annoyed

Just a quickie, more later...

I just discovered the wonderful world of fanfic and have been voraciously consuming mass quantities of wonderful yummy Harry Potter, BtVS, SGA, etc slave oriented fic.   Ahh I love all out guys and gals.   I will have to post links to my faves. 

Now just can't wait to get home from work and get some new yummies.  :)

Oh poor guy

Nov. 11th, 2006 | 11:46 am
music: dl.tv 111 Nov 9, 2006

Looks like Stefan Postma, a Dutch goalkeep, pissed off his ex. Here is the clip of him getting banged by her with a dildo. **note to self: don't piss off ex's. At least don't leave them with incriminating video **


Holy Sh*t!

Sep. 27th, 2006 | 11:30 am

Bush's smackdown, Clinton's truths, Olbermann asks "True American?" **SNAP** Just watch it. Been waiting to hear this for 5 long years.

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Happy b-day to me.

May. 8th, 2006 | 11:33 am
mood: older
music: Episode 14

Happy b-day to me.

Birthdayt Curse

May. 8th, 2006 | 09:33 am
mood: sick sick
music: I Read Comics: Show 24

So the birthday curse strikes again. Planned a nice pool party get together for my birthday, only I had a wicked summer cold, the day planned was may 6th so I lost the cinco de mayo crowd, others had bad allergies, and many people couldn't show up due to random happenstance. One nice thing... most of the no shows have been calling and writing in so feeling some of that love.

By now after 31 years of this, I should have learned and not bothered with an actual party. It ever works out for me.

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Mar. 31st, 2006 | 10:33 am

New male contraceptive clears hurdle