Sunday, October 30, 2005
Saturday, October 29, 2005
If anybody can find a retail store or online merchant that is selling Howie B's album "AnotherLateNight," please let me know. The first track on this album, "What it is? - The Undisputed Truth," is absolutely amazing. It's got a trance-funk beat that's mesmerizing. If anybody has a copy of the album, I'll gladly purchase it used.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/29/2005 10:49:00 PM
By A.H. Rajani at 10/29/2005 03:56:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 2005
So here's what happened. I was running for student council in elementary school. Me against another for V.P. I had run an amazing campaign (two campaign managers making my signs, I had support, I was dressed up for the speech). So I presented my speech, people were happy and clapping. The person who ran against me, he did his speech through Teddy Ruxpin (he recorded it and Teddy said it). The crowd (including the teachers) went nuts. He won by a good margin. It's affected me since.I can't make this stuff up.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/28/2005 12:01:00 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2005
p.s. For those of you who enjoy random trivia, before Loveman took the job with Harrah's, he served on the board of directors for the popular (and outrageously overpriced) clothing company, COACH.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/27/2005 12:12:00 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Dear Tenant, Please be informed within the last few weeks the rodent and pest issue has become a larger downtown problem. We are continuing work with the city and neighboring buildings to control the
By A.H. Rajani at 10/26/2005 03:12:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
- The Wolf Parade / Apologies to the Queen Mary
- Billy Corgan / TheFutureEmbrace
- Beth Orton / Daybreaker
- Spokane / Able Bodies
- Spokane / The Proud Graduates
By A.H. Rajani at 10/25/2005 03:16:00 PM
By A.H. Rajani at 10/25/2005 02:51:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2005
Probably because I remember them . . .
By A.H. Rajani at 10/21/2005 09:34:00 AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
- Mouse Gestures: this is a feature many of my friends use, but I just can't get the hang of. You can program common commands like back, forward, reload just by gesturing your mouse in a certain direction.
- Super Drag & Drop: you can open new links by simply dragging a link on the page, drag a selected word or phrase to the address bar and automatically run a search on it with a search engine of your choice
- Ad Hunter: does a very good job of blocking popup, flash, floating, and image ads. What I like most about Ad Hunter is that it gives you a number of options to block ads. For example, you can "block this ad," "block all ads on this site" as well as manually create a white and blacklist for ads. This offers a great amount of control for different situations.
- IE Extension Support: Maxthon is completely compatible with Google's toolbar and various other IE supported toolbars (more on this later).
- Privacy Protection: you can erase all of your browsing info easily using one menu. Clear your cache, your saved passwords, your cookies and your history either altogether or individually.
- Skins: you can change the look of Maxthon to suit your tastes.
- Plugins: There are 400+ plugins available for a ton of different users.
- Save Passwords: Maxthon lets you save your username and passwords on any site regardless of where it is. All you do is hit ALT+Q and the username and password are automatically entered. This is the BEST feature. You don't need to download a bulky "password saving" program.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/18/2005 09:44:00 AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I am currently working on an article that will hopefully be published next semester in the Annual Review of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. I am writing about the impact a recent 8th Circuit decision will have on videogaming law, specifically on the market for massively-multiplayer online games (MMOGs).
A portion of the article deals with the way in which developers and manufacturers have abused anticircumvention laws (found most prominently in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act) under the guise of piracy in order to manufacture an anticompetitive advantage in the market.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/12/2005 11:22:00 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
By A.H. Rajani at 10/10/2005 10:18:00 PM
Friday, October 07, 2005
I have recaptured my youth with one of the greatest cartoons ever made.
Batman: The Animated Series was fantastically dark, offering a level of depth and character and plot development not found in the standard cartoon.
The DVDs, which are broken up into four volumes (each volume having 4 discs) is polished, though not extravagant. Each volume has a ton of episodes: Volumes 1 and 2 have 28 episodes each, and Volume 3 has 29 episodes. I have not yet purchased Volume 4. I will wait until I get another gift certificate from my credit card rewards program for that one. Each volume also has an average of 3 episodes with a full commentary track by producers and animators.
The drawback is that the series is a bit heavy on the wallet, though it is comparable to most season box sets for television shows. Each volume hovers in the $31.00 to $35.00 range at Best Buy, and Amazon has them cheaper.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/07/2005 09:19:00 PM
Most of the big stories on the site are for free and I frequent other sources on the web enough so that I find myself running out of time. The trade-off is spending your time reading one source in-depth rather than reading six or seven sources, the latter of which I think has more benefits than drawbacks.
That's not to say that I am reading multiple sources superficially. There's nothing I enjoy more than reading four or five stories from different sources on the same "story." Perhaps my undergraduate training in critical theory has ruined me, making getting the news a bore compared to the thrill of deconstructing the coverage (it's probably the reason I can't enjoy novels anymore, either).
What I am saying is that if you don't want to spend any money for news coverage (home delivery, online subscriptions, magazines), you don't have to. You can be more than reasonably well informed just for free.
The best thing TimesSelect had going for it was the ability to search archives of past articles. But it turns out that my law school subscription for LexisNexis (and a whole host of other databases at my library's website) offer the same access. So I am not paying for access I already have for free.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/07/2005 01:19:00 AM
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
By A.H. Rajani at 10/05/2005 11:44:00 PM
By A.H. Rajani at 10/05/2005 04:29:00 AM
Monday, October 03, 2005
The problem with these keyboards is that they cost A LOT. Specialty keyboards usually run from $100 to $500. So, I decided to venture into the mass-market for computer peripheral. This market is dominated by Logitech and Microsoft.
By A.H. Rajani at 10/03/2005 12:04:00 AM
Saturday, October 01, 2005
By A.H. Rajani at 10/01/2005 07:33:00 AM