The worst fanatics are religious fanatics. And the worst religion these days is the Cult of Steve Jobs. Yup, I am an Apple Computer zealot.
Currently I run a 12 inch Powerbook — plenty of punch but still small enough to haul around on my travels. I recommend it.
Of all fantastic National Geographic photos, the most memorable to me is that of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan refugee girl.
The same photographer returned 18-years-later to find Sharbat, now a wife & mother.
Amazon.com: The Photographs: Books
No, you cannot yet buy your tickets.
Cowgary unexpectedly won the bid November 6th. My brother Randy was as surprised as anyone — and he was the man pitching cowtown.
You see Calgary had just finished hosting a very successful Western North American Science Fiction & Fantasy conference: Westercon 2005 – Due North!
Enthusiasts from that event decided to make a bid for the Worlds, last minute. And they won.
You can countdown the days on the World Fantasy website.
Check the official Sony list of infecting CDs:
SONY BMG MUSIC – We are idiots! (we got caught)
What a blunder!
Read the whole sorry story in this Wired article: The Real Story of the Rogue Rootkit
The must-do Bolivian adventure is visiting the world’s largest salt flats. Fantastico! Put it on your life list right now.
To see the annotated photos, jump to the permanent webpage in Rick’s photo archive.
<img I tend to listen to a few songs, old and new, over and over.
The best of the new songs over last 6 months are rap / hip-hop — the most innovative genre right now.
Kayne West – Gold Digger
Natasha Bedingfield – These Words (I love you, I love you)
50 Cent – Hate it or Love it (G Unit remix)
Of the three, only Gold Digger has a video I would bother watching more than once. It is fantastic. I find most music videos lame. Why are there not more interesting videos in 2005?
I should put in a good word for alternative Canadian supergroup, Our Lady Peace. Their new song Where are you is great. Interesting video too.