Monday, May 15, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Fox Edition

Continuing its practice of completely independently coming up with a similar concept to other networks' reality shows, Fox has announced its own twist on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In the Fox version, the design team finds a family that is mean, spiteful, and hated by all its neighbors. While the family is away on vacation, they tear down their house.

And that's the end of the show.

Today is Smunday

I realized that I spend my entire weekend doing chores and chasing after my son, so I need a day between Sunday and Monday to actually relax. So I've invented an extra day called Smunday, which fits between Sunday and Monday.

I realize that my new eight day week may be a tad inconvenient for the rest of the world, but I figure everybody could use an extra day -- and in my new scheme, you get to choose where to take it. Those of you still young enough to party might want to have Fraturday between Friday and Saturday, so that you don't waste Saturday because you got in at 2am, slept till lunchtime, and were useless until you'd had several cups of coffee and had thrown up some toast and orange juice.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Rhode Island Embarks On $20M Statewide Wireless Network

"The $20 million Rhode Island Wireless Innovation Networks (RI-WINs) is expected to be fully in place by 2007, providing wireless connectivity throughout state."

Rhode Island? Is it just me, or does that seem like a lot of money for half a dozen Linksys wireless APs and a couple of range extenders? You could probably cover the whole state with two pre-N APs...

Keith Richards falls out of tree

I don't know about you, I thought Keith Richards had been out of his tree for decades...