9/27/2006

Zune defined

Filed under: — menk @ 11:49 am

Chalk one up for Microsoft in formally inserting a new word into the english langauge.

zune  /zoo-n/ Pronunciation Key noun, verb, zuned, zune‧ping.

–noun

  1. Vulgar. a. excrement. b. an act of defecation.

  2. Slang (sometimes vulgar). a. nonsense; drivel. b. falsehood, exaggeration, propaganda, or the like.

  3. refuse; rubbish; junk; litter: Will you clean up that zune! –verb (used without object)

  4. Vulgar. to defecate. –verb (used with object)

  5. Slang (sometimes vulgar). to talk nonsense to; attempt to deceive. —Verb phrases

  6. zune around, Slang (sometimes vulgar). a. to behave in a foolish or silly manner. b. to avoid work.

  7. zune on, Slang (sometimes vulgar). a. to treat badly, esp. by humiliating, insulting, or slighting. b. to cause misery, misfortune, or discomfort.

  8. zune up, Slang (sometimes vulgar). to botch, ruin, or cheapen; make a mess of.

9/26/2006

Zune - Late & Lame

Filed under: — menk @ 2:50 pm

The general concensus across the industry is that the new MP3 player from Microsoft is nothing to crow about. According to sources the large package size, poor battery life, brain dead DRM and total lack of any accessory ecosystem and purposeless sharing capability leave Zune well behind the iPod before it sees the light of day.

On a brighter note for Zune there has been a new line of Zune docks designed to compliment the technology and look of the device. Here is a picture of ‘dog crap’ dock crafted exclusively for the Zune.

9/22/2006

Tired of Credit Card offers like this?

Filed under: — menk @ 12:08 pm

Go to Optoutprescreen.com and banish unsolcited Credit card offers for 5 years or forever! OptOutPrescreen.com is the only internet website authorized by Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion for consumers to Opt-Out of firm offers of credit or insurance. You may request to Opt-Out from firm offer lists for 5 years or permanently. Pam ran across a newspaper write up on opting out and 5 min later after completeing the process of registering we were done. Stopping the barrage of applications is complete online in minutes and sending in postal mail the document printed from the site and signed allows you to permanently opt out.

I for one am looking forward to less trash in my mailbox. You can join me by going to the link below.

OptOutPrescreen.com

9/6/2006

Katie Couric Fluff Master

Filed under: — menk @ 2:57 pm

With her premier as the solo news anchor for CBS Katie took the top spot for the nightly news shows yesterday evening. Unfortunately for Couric and CBS I believe that this popularity was more a demonstration of curiousity seekers than a shift in the viewing habits of the American public. More unfortunately for them the show itself was a lame ‘fluff-fest’. With Katie going on about how Vanity Fair had finally gotten pictures of “the most infamous recluse in the world” yes that right a major portion of the show was dedicated to the fact that there are now photos of Tom Cruise (infamous social misfit and couch jumping idiot) and Katie Holmes’ baby Suri. Who cares? For a moment I thought the kids had switched the channel to watch Access Hollywood.

Katie ended the show by waxing on about how real journalists of the past had ended their broadcasts running the audio of some illustrious news journalists of the past. Then, it offered the images of mythical buffoon newsmen Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell). That was nothing less than moronic. She ended by going on about how she had yet to decide on her personal signature tag line with which to end the CBS-Couric fluff-fest broadcast. She concluded by asking viewers to send her suggestions if they had any. (Is this a contest? Perhaps the prize is a specially configured Tivo that won’t allow viewing of CBS in the 6:30pm to 7:00pm timeslot!) My personal suggestion for Katie is “Goodnight this is Katie Couric signing off and thankfully early enough so viewers really interested in the news can get it on NBC immediately following this broadcast.”

Couric newscast takes top spot in overnight ratings - MarketWatch

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