Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Yahoo! TV

Between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, Yahoo! TV will be offering episodes of "Two and a Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother" for free. Granted the latter show is not worth your time, the episodes of "Two and a Half Men" available are great. But beware, don't get hooked on Yahoo! TV as it is planned to compete with iTunes' video store. But take advantage of it while it lasts.

Yahoo! TV's video quality is fantastic, quite a leap over Yahoo!'s older video technology on Launch.com. The player looks a little big, but has very intuitive controls and the sound quality is fantastic, with none of the metallic chirpiness associated with streaming video content. Videos are a little dark, however, but I will note that that might be due to my computer's color settings.

These episodes are available commercial free.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Milton Friedman on Charlie Rose

Just a heads up for anyone interested. Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman has a captivating interview on Charlie Rose tonight. It's amazing how on top of his game he is considering he's in his early 90's.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Holy Crap

So I went to an Indian grocery store here in Berkeley and I came across something amazing. The European version of Ovaltine! It tastes completely different than the American version. Less sugar and a stronger malted taste I believe. But all I can say is, "More Ovaltine Please!"

And for those of you wondering, I'm sorry to let you down but this version of Ovaltine does not come in an oval container. So you have my permission to reuse that Jerry Seinfeld joke for another six or seven years.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Another One Down

Just finished yet another take-home examination. I celebrated by washing my dishes and toaster oven.

Hooray for the bachelor life.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

P-Diddy on Skin Care

P-Diddy recently appeared on an infomercial for the (surprisingly effective) Proactiv skin care system. As usual, he offered eloquent commentary on the benefits of the product:

"It moisturizes my situation, and preserves my sexy."

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Planet Soul Network.com

Planet Soul Network is a fantastic site my friend Mat recommended to me. It's got great underground house music and offers songs superior to any Launch.com station featuring similar music.

And the best part, you can stream the site through Winamp, Windows Media Player, or RealPlayer (the latter two of which stink and suck, respectively).

See http://www.planetsoulnetwork.com.