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Our Interview with Felicia Day

The crops of our quiet labor are starting to bear fruit. Jeffrey Rosado, host/creator of “The Culture of Pop” and “DVDMarquee” landed a nice little interview with Felicia Dayat DragonCon. He’s posted the lovely tidbit here: http://www.thecultureofpop.com/showarticle.php?id=178 Spread the word about the interview. There’s more to come! Special thanks to Felicia Day for the time. We know she was INCREDIBLY busy and it was far cool of her to take time out for us.

When Address Book and MobileMe Fail to Sync a Record

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mobileme_Logo.png">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> If you find that there’s an address bookcard out there that isn’t syncing with MobileMe, your iPhone, or another Mac… check to see if there is an ampersandin the failing record anywhere. Apparently once a card hits MobileMe, it doesn’t like the ampersand in the vcard and chokes on it. If MobileMe chokes on it, all of your devices will be unable to find the new card.

Dish Network finally installed

The installers kept the appointment this time around – as of today we have Dish Networkadded to our plasmabox of glory. So far it’s good. We ate breakfast while watching bizarre shows from the other side of the planet. It’s amazing how quickly the wife tired of it 😉 That was a quick Americanization.

How long did you say!?

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size:0.8em"> Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:User_Account_Control_administrator_dialog.png">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> So, I don’t mean to continue to rail on Vista like I did about a year ago, but something absolutely ridiculous happened to me today. I’ve been doing some hard driverecovery for my dad’s old NECWindows98 system. (I had to do some recovery on another system as well, but that one didn’t go so well). So I finally get the hard drive extracted via the handy dandy Newer Technology Universal USB 2.

Pencils for Peace

So I woke up this morning and was pounced upon by Guinevere (hey, I still like using your old handle, okie?) to let me know that she and her sister have started a non-profit organization named Pencils for Peace. Pencils for Peace is an organization dedicated to providing schoolbooks, supplies and anything else to the children of Afghanistan. Folks, this is a wonderful cause. One of the battle fronts in the War on Terror is helping to stop terrorism at the source.

MSFT asking you to write leters opposing California A.B.1668-Open Document

From Digg: Microsoft is going through it’s email and phone lists asking people to support their opposition to California A.B. 1668 – “Open Document Format, Open Source”. by writing to the California Assemblymen involved in this bill (contact info in the link). Let’s see if Digg can raise as much support for the CA ODF bill as they can raise opposition. Me: I often wonder how much of HSPD-12 is due to Microsoft’s lobbying efforts in Washington.