On the topic of things I’m not happy with, two more.
The following entries were written in the Business category:
I wanted to write this down in case Google should send anyone considering living at Graduate Hills and Gardens my way. These are the graduate apartments owned by the University of Maryland and operated by the (evil) Southern Management Corporation.
Watching some TV the other day, Simon noticed that two of the actors from Dead Like Me are now in drug commercials. Both Mandy Patinkin and Greg Kean have been showing up in drug commercials talking to the camera while they wander about an abstract set. Doesn’t this seem a bit strange? Can the other Dead Like Me stars be far behind?
When I heard last night that the Supreme Court had made a ruling in favor of MGM in the Grokster case, I was pretty upset. This is clearly an issue of a technology that has enormous potential for legal uses, and is therefore covered by the 1984 Sony decision. As it turns out, that’s what the court of appeals thought, too, and it’s rather irrelevant in this case.
Nikon is fucking up big time on this RAW debacle. The refuse to engage the community of their users, and it’s utterly frustrating. Engadget’s recent interview with Steve Heiner, head of Nikon’s DSLR group, had an obnoxious cut-in by Nikon public relations trying to avoid saying anything at all about the RAW issue, or Adobe’s DNG format.
Goodbye AT&T, hello T-Mobile.
Credit card companies are evil.
I hate AT&T. They have become an obstacle to my continued happiness….
Ah. How comforting to see that the NASDAQ has reverted to levels not seen since before I started working in 1996. It’s as if the whole dot-com thing was just a memory….