Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hulu. *sigh* I heart you.

Hulu's added more functionality to the gold-standard of online video. Now if I only had a TV with HDMI input to connect my laptop to.

The more I've used Hulu the more I realized that it completely absolves me of cable TV and that irritating $50/mo for crap I never watch. While American might avg 29 hours a week of viewing we watch more like 3-4 of network TV. So Hulu is the perfect solution for easy, low commercial watching of my fav shows.

This desktop solution makes it even more attractive. Nice work guys!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

James Harrison is officially a thug

Reason I despise James Harrison (the NFL player/celebrity, I guess I honestly can't speak for him personally):

(1) Super Bowl shove
(2) Refused to go with the Steelers to the White House
(3) Is responsible for more bad press on my beloved pit bulls

Harrison is apparently the worst the NFL has to offer - a poor sport and a violent person who begets violence on those around him. He kept a dog (and any dog can be this way) in a pen and had raised it to be violent - he was aware it was that way and didn't seek help for it. The burden is on him, not on the animal he was responsible for.

Additionally, if you really want to be saddened by humanity, read ESPN comments sometimes.
- one of the worst highlights "We should kill all pit bulls"

Sad that someone would actually even type that - we should kill animals whose behavior we're responsible for. Additionally that the commenter was quick to stereotype all animals of a breed, especially when Cocker Spaniels account for far more bites every year.

second camping trip of the season

Had a great time camping over the weekend at Mill Creek Campground in the Redwoods. We stayed on site 43, which has fantastic seclusion.

I'd suggest 39, 41, and 42 - in that order - for future use. 39 has perfect creek access and sun, while 41 is less sunny, but has great access. 42 is a one-day only site. 43 is great, too but had no creek access.