I hadn't checked the site stats in a while, it looks like we've just passed 300k unique visitors. And oddly enough, the most popular platform of users hitting the site is Windows XP, which seems totally bizarre for a Mac oriented site, so let's hope that they're all looking to upgrade. ;)
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Philip Michaels writes in his piece on macworld.com today that iPods killed the radio star, an article about how radio stations across the country are changing their formats, greatly expanding the number of songs played, and using terms like 'Jack and Shuffle' in their promotional materials to describe the format. Philip seems to think this is a great idea. I, on the other hand, call it crap.
Sorry about the lack of any posts here recently. On 10/14 I underwent surgery on my knee (ACL reconstruction) to correct some problems I was having, and recovery is taking a lot longer than I originally planned. I've only started getting back online for brief times over the last few days, and I'm still catching up on events while I was out. So far, things seem pretty quiet on most fronts that I track, so I suppose that's some good news.
I never really wanted to turn this blog into one that tracked all my life events, and to keep it focused on the tech side of things, but felt that the readers here were owed a bit of explanation on why I've been absent lately. I really didn't want to blog about the details, but to summarize, surgery went well, but was more involved than the surgeon originally though, and my recovery time is taking MUCH longer than 'I' anticipated, but considering the procedure that ended up being performed, I'm actually doing quite well according to those involved in my recovery.
While surfing for something entirely un-Trek related, I came across a site today calledSave Enterprise. Apparently the UPN series is in trouble with low ratings, and the wieners in charge are thinking of cancelling the show, or were.
Enterprise has been renewed for a 4th season, but any fans of the show out there might want to look into doing some work to support the show if they want a 5th season.
It looks like another scam email is making the rounds, only this one is designed to look like it is being sent from johnkerry.com, and this phishing scam is designed to lead folks to believe that they're contributing to John Kerry's campaign when they're actually sending money to a bunch of scammers. That is, a different group of scammers that aren't part of the John Kerry campaign.
One of the mailing lists that I'm on had a report from one person who received four of these already, but so far none have made it through my spam filters here.
While flipping through channels tonight, I came across True Hollywood Story on E!, and started watching it as I was a fan of the show. I almost fell out of my chair when Ed O'Neill was shown, his greying unshaven face and black shirt (turtleneck?) instantly reminded me of Steve Jobs.
Forget Noah Wyle, if Steve Jobs ever wants someone to impersonate him on stage at MacWorld, just get Ed to walk out. Wish I could find a pic or screen capture of that show on E!, if anyone can find one let me know and I'll link to it.
It's 98% finished, pending a reply back from their support folks. Watch for it in the next few days.