Archive for January, 2006

SV Hockey!

After a 3-season hiatus, I’ve started playing in the roller hockey league at Scotts Valley, only this time, not with the Snipers/Devils, but for the Stars. Mac, who has just moved into the area, has joined as well, which makes things even more fun. Both Mac and I play defense and on the same line, when possible. Last Wednesday, we shut out the Eagles 5-0 in our second game of the season. Did I mention we play defense? (Our goalie can have some credit too…) We even got a goal a piece, so now we’re on the stats page (scroll down to “The Stars”).

Going from little or no excercise for nearly a year to playing a full hockey game is difficult. After our first game, I was hurting for days. It’s a little better now.

If you are ever in the Scotts Valley vicinity on a Wednesday night, swing by, have a beer and watch one of our games.

  • Feb 1, 6:00 pm vs. Sabres
  • Feb 8, 8:00 pm vs. Stingrays
  • Feb 22, 6:00 pm vs. High Rollers
  • Mar 1, 8:00 pm vs. Devils
  • Mar 8, 8:00 pm vs. High Rollers
  • Mar 15, 7:00 pm vs. Stingrays
  • Mar 22 – 29 playoffs…

We’re still unbeaten–hopefully we can keep it that way.

New iPod for Me

I got a new iPod. I won an iPod back in 2004 and gave it to Chesney because that was back when I thought Apple was dumb. How things have changed. Now that we don’t share an iPod, I don’t have to listen to Chesney’s Black Eyed Peas, and Chesney doesn’t have to listen to my Carpenters.

Can You Digg It?

I only recently discovered Digg.com about a month ago and now can’t get enough of it. Who needs to surf the web when all the interesting stuff comes right to you? Very cool site, and not bad-looking either…unlike Slashdot…

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Flickr Set of the Apple Website all way back from when it began in 1996. Very interesting how Apple has really stuck to the same layout and style for almost 10 years. Looking back at some of the ads reminded me of the days when I hated Apple…and their arrogant ads.

It’s a MacWorld

Here I am sitting in one of the hallways of the Moscone Center blogging away just like at least 30 others who are sitting around me. Except everyone else has Mac notebooks (I stick out like a sore thumb with my blue Toshiba notebook). We have just spent the first 30 minutes of the Expo drooling over demos on the brand-new MacBook Pro and iLife ’06. I’ve been able to walk around a bit and see some of the other exhibitors, but am too excited not to blog about what I just saw. It’s one thing to see everything on the internet, but it’s another thing to see a slick presentation on a new product by an attractive Apple presenter with a hint of a British accent.

There’s several new announcements, but the real star of the show was the long-awaited update to Apple’s notebook line. Apple never fails to surprise. Even with the wild, fantasy rumors of a all-new powerful MacIntel notebook, the MacBook Pro just floored us. Everyone expected a new successor to the iBook, Apple’s consumer line of notebooks, but the MacBook Pro replaces the pro, Powerbook line. It’s now the most advanced notebook in the world, mac or pc. With It’s the largest bump up in speed with a dual-core Intel chip driving speeds 4 times faster than the fastest Powerbook, which until this morning was the fastest Mac available on the market! Among other new features are a 67% brighter screen and a slim 1″ thickness. Multitudes of Powerbook users, frustrated by the lack of speed upgrades in the last 2 years will be dissapointed. Good call in waiting for the MacIntels!

It may be just me, but it seems to me like this year is bigger than last years. More exhibitors, more people, more hooplah. One thing Apple does well is sell their product. I’d imagine that Apple has some of the best and brightest graphic designers and marketing people on the planet. Their award-winning ad campaigns are great, and Apple’s style in general is just superb.

Later I had lunch with some friends from CityTeam just two blocks away and returned to see of the other exhibitors. All in all, a fun day–if you haven’t gone, it’s definitely a worthwhile experience if you love computers and technology.

The Photos
Photos from last year’s MacWorld (and some of Caleb at the zoo)

Pat Robertson Speaks Again

How come whenever I hear this guy in the news, it’s always for dumb things like this. And we wonder why Christians have such a bad rep.

The Lem has Left

Lem’s two-month stint at CityTeam has ended and he has now left for the Philippines with Oliver. During his internship he took thousands of photos and made 5 videos that will be great for CityTeam’s fundraising for years to come. He did everything that was asked of him and more. CityTeam liked Lem and his work so much that he’s weclome to come back anytime. Lem, it’s time to be proud. |inline