I just caught EdTV tonight and noticed Clint was in it. I figured that it had to be a Ron Howard film, and I was right. I’ve never seen him in anything that wasn’t his brother’s work. Follow this link and see that he has quite a history – Star Trek? World of Warcraft?! Excellent.
When I was little I remember my Grandmother taking me to a department store and buying me my first album – The Beatles Abbey Road. Every time I would go visit her she would take me to the store and I would get to pick out a new album. McCartney, his first solo record, was one of them. From there I remember buying the next dozen or so McCartney albums on my own.
When the pipes burst in my first apartment all of my albums were ruined. I’ve replaced many of them with CDs over the years but have more recently been replacing some of them from iTunes. Today Apple not only added the DRM-free iTunes Plus songs but they also added many of the albums from McCartney’s catalog. I picked up McCartney and Venus and Mars, probably my favorite McCartney album I ever owned. So far the tracks sound fantastic. Since the price was the same for the iTunes Plus albums as the regular iTunes albums I picked up the Plus version. We’ll see how everything sounds when I listen to them on my iPod and a regular stereo system.
Any suggestions? I’m open to all makes and models, but I do need a sedan for the four of us. Probably something with four doors. Performance matters to a point, because I’d like to get better gas mileage than the 25mpg I am getting with my Passat today. I haven’t owned an American car in the last couple, but I’m willing to listen to any suggestions there as well.
I like the Acura TL, Toyota Camry, Volvo S40, and the Mini Cooper so far.
I’ve learned my lesson. If I fly anyone other than USAirways I can safely check my bags because I know I will have them shortly after landing. If I fly USAirways, I know I need to give myself at least an additional 30 minutes minimum to get my bags from baggage claim. I don’t know what happened, because there was a time when they prided themselves on having your bags on the carousel in Pittsburgh before you reached it, but now I don’t think they even try.
Not sure if it is due to cutbacks or workers that just don’t care about the customer anymore, but the mighty has definitely fallen with USAirways baggage handling. It’s a shame, because the last couple of flights I was on there was no room in the overhead for any more bags, so the overflow needed checked anyway. Maybe more people would check their bags if it didn’t take so long to get them after they landed.
One of my most active RSS feeds is the social news site Digg.com. Due to a problem people had with Digg pulling down content that contained an encryption key to unlock HD-DVD content, everyone reacted like hurt children instead of rational adults and decided to post the key in a thousand different ways and posts yesterday.
As someone who could not care less about this key I have no use for the barrage of posts that showed up in my Google Reader today. I’ve been getting less and less value from the Digg feed anyway, so this just forced the inevitable and caused me to unsubscribe. I guess the Diggers “win.”
Bad news if you are a non smoker in Allegheny County, as it was a short 15 hours of smoke-free living in restaurants and bars as the state appeals court decided the new smoking ban will not be enforced until it hears an appeals case on the subject. Oh, and they have no time table as to when they will hear the appeal.
Good news if you are a resident looking to attend a state school for higher education. Or maybe this is just more of the same as it looks like the Governor believes we can afford to offer free tuition, but the people that run PHEAA do not agree. It’s easy to see that we have two sides that rarely talk.
Just another example of business as usual in the world of Pennsylvania politics.
You see the signs – free WiFi! Free Internet at the hotel you just checked in to. Usually free is not a bad thing. Today, when I really need connectivity, free is an exercise in frustration.
Pittsburgh International Airport – free wireless. Max speed I could achieve was approximately 32k. 32k! Candlewood Suites in Burlington, Mass – happily plugged (no wireless) in to my “GigaSpeed” Ethernet jack and I am livin’ la vida loca at a whopping 200k. These speeds are terrible and it ruins the overall Internet experience. I’d be willing to pay for faster, more reliable Internet connectivity, but there is no other option where I am staying.
I appreciate the thought, but today is a perfect example of where choice, even if there was a cost, would have been nice. Fios has really spoiled me.