koppie Sat, 02/25/2006 - 17:27
Apple is the new Evil Empire, just as bad as Microsoft, only with a smiley face. At least Bill Gates never pretends he's nice. I prefer my bullshit straight up, thank you.
Why do I suddenly hate Apple? Because of iTunes. It's a fantastic product, I have it running right now (although I'm actually listening to my Yahoo radio; iTunes is just sitting there). It's got some fantastic features, it's the only mainstream mp3 player that allows you to rip cd's into pure, high-quality mp3's with no copy protection, and it's so easy to use. But here are two reasons why I hate it:
koppie Sat, 02/25/2006 - 15:46
That's what I heard yesterday when I conducted my first hearing. Actually the process got cut short because I agreed to a plea bargain, so I didn't actually get to conduct the hearing. But I had prepared my questions, got three cops lined up for testimony, and had some face time with the judge in the courtroom. Got my name on the official record.
koppie Tue, 02/21/2006 - 04:16
The wedding yesterday was wonderful.Â Rob & Laurie look very happy together.Â We're happy for them.Â Everyone is happy.Â It's the perfect situation.Â Congrats, you guys!
Yelena and I got back to SF this evening and walked in the door only a couple hours ago.Â I'd better get to bed, I have to get up early for another day at the DA's office.Â Rock on.
koppie Sun, 02/19/2006 - 04:28
My cousin-in-law Laurie is getting married in Long Beach tomorrow, so Yelena and I flew down to SD this afternoon.Â It was nice to see the in-laws again (no really, it was!) and the weather was gorgeous (and they said it would rain!).
I was going to talk about some fun stories from the DA's office but I'm too tired now.Â I think I'm going to just turn in.Â The good news: I get to take a ton of pictures tomorrow!Â Finally I'll have something new to put on the web site!
koppie Fri, 02/17/2006 - 23:15
I got suckered into buying a $50 hat. I've been wanting to make the move to fedoras for a while now so I went for it. It's actually not a fedora; it's a "hard felt." A quality fedora is at least two times as expensive (you can go up to $500 for a real quality hat). Anyway, this will do for now. What do you think? Like it? Hate it? Leave me a comment.
koppie Wed, 02/15/2006 - 06:46
Never thought I'd actually say that.Â But they have.Â It's called Word.
koppie Tue, 02/14/2006 - 08:24
It's 3:20 am and I just finished a rough rough draft of my moot court brief. It's still missing a lot of stuff, I'll have a lot of details to fill in tomorrow. But the basic framework is there, and that's the most important part. I've been working on this thing for the last 16 hours. About an hour ago I realized I was arguing in the wrong direction and had to make a logical about-face. Anyway, the hard part is done. Tomorrow I can finish it up.
koppie Mon, 02/13/2006 - 03:18
> Airline cabin announcements
> All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to
> make the in flight
> "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more
> entertaining. Here are some
> real examples that have been heard or reported:
koppie Sun, 02/12/2006 - 17:21
My mom just called me from Hawaii. She was walking down a beach and noticed that it has a webcam, so I looked it up online. I was able to see and talk to my mom in realtime even though she's halfway around the world. Awesome.