Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tech Crunch Rumors: Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09

Michael Arrington seems confident that his inside sources have seen and even held the long rumored Apple tablet. This is something I've been wanting for a very long time. I would love to have one of these after owning an iPhone now for about three months.

If this pans out I may not repair my wife's laptop but buy one of these. I can dream, can't I!

Via Tech Crunch: Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09


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Monday, December 22, 2008

Space & Rocket Center Trip

Here are the photo's from our trip to the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.  Enjoy.

[UPDATE:] I added even more pictures to the album, check it out!

Space & Rocket Center


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Friday, December 12, 2008

The Mom Song

My Mom found this...I think it's a joke but I think it's a reminder too.... ;) Love you Mom.

Samantha's sixty seconds with the Storm

Tonight before we started dinner I showed the latest smart phone, the Blackberry Storm, to my wife as we waited for our meal at Johnny Rockets. Now Samantha is pretty tech savvy. She was able to pick up my iPhone and pretty much figure it out in her first five minutes with the device. But she is by no means an uber-nerd such as myself.

I actually liked the interface and the phone itself. The weight was a bit more to me that the iPhone but that wasn't all bad. It felt a little more comfortable in my hand than the iPhone. The owner of the phone was kind enough the share his opinion, and I paraphrase, "I have a phone that should still be in beta." But enough about us, here is what the non-tech thought:

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Immediate frustration with click screen
She found the click screen difficult to use. This may be because she is used to my iPhone and was trying to do what she was accustomed to.

Found menu hard key quicker than me
Again a force of habit for myself, but she did find the menu hard key quicker than I did.

Found games and camera quickly
She was able to quickly find the games and the camera very quickly after she figured out the click was a physical push on the touchscreen.

Figured out how to email picture taken with camera
Samantha had no trouble emailing a picture taken with the camera (because she quickly figured out the menu hard key) and was able to email a picture she took.

Began to navigate quicker
As she got more comfortable with the touchscreen and UI she was able to navigate the device more fluidly.

Found audio and video
Easy enough.

Tried to pinch zoom
I noticed that when she was searching through the photo roll on the phone she was trying to pinch zoom. Another iPhone habit.

Played movie trailer successfully
She was able to play and then stop the playback of the movie trailer that was already downloaded on the phone.

Didn't like it
Was the brief response as our food got to the table. She felt the biggest problem was the click touchscreen and that "clicking was difficult" to do. In the end she preferred the iPhone's interface more than the Storm's.

And that was all I could get from her before she started into her burger and onion rings. At least the meal wasn't a loss!

Special thanks to @camaross for the use of his Storm!


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Monday, December 8, 2008

Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!, a Free Holiday Download, and CD Giveaway | Geekdad from

The always awesome Barenaked Ladies have a free download of holiday themed song...just in time for the holidays, as well as a CD giveaway. Check out their interview with Wireds Geek Dad and then get to downloading!

Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!, a Free Holiday Download, and CD Giveaway | Geekdad from


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If Microsoft Built Cars...

Thank you MacDailyNews! I've seen this before but as always MDN gives it a good spin. Check out the article after the break.

If Microsoft Built Cars...

1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you'd have to buy a new car.
2. Occasionally your car would just die on the motorway for no reason, and you'd have to restart it. For some strange reason, you'd just accept this, restart and drive on.
3. Your car would inexplicably get slower over time and, every 3-6 months, it would simply grind to halt and fail to restart. At this point, you'd have to reinstall the engine. For some strange reason, you'd just accept this too.
4. Apple would make a car that was powered by the sun, was three times more reliable, fast, and easy to drive--but most people wouldn't know it or believe it.
5. Apple car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars which would make their cars go much slower.
6. Microsoft would replace the oil, engine, gas and alternator warning lights with a single "General Car Fault" warning light.
7. People would get excited about the "new" features in Microsoft cars, not knowing that they had been available in Apple's cars for many years.
8. Microsoft cars would come with 5-year-old Apple car paint jobs, but they'd be the same crappy Microsoft car underneath.
9. If you were involved in a crash, you'd have no idea what happened.
10. Before deploying, the airbag system would ask "Cancel or Allow?"

MacDailyNews - What if Steve Jobs ran one of the U.S. auto companies?


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Apple's Security Paradox -

Check it out. You would think that the more market share Apple gains the virus levels would increase, especially with Apple's apparent terrible response time to reported infections. But according to F-Secure that trend is reversed on Macs with the number of threats decreasing. Read on for some Apple fan boy love and remember that anti-virus is important and free from ClamAV for Mac!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am so happy

The semester is almost over. Next week is finals. Tomorrow is the SEC
championship. I might pass English as long as I do good on my final
and the essay I revised today. All my other classes are going well.

The business is going slow. I don't have the time I would like to
dedicate towards it and it turns out were in a recession. So there
haven't been to many calls. Stupid recession.

So I am going to try to write here more with dealing ground breaking
material that entertains and informs you, my readership. I need to
make sure I try to keep good on my commitment to myself that I would
maintain this site. Stay tuned.

Brian M. Bufalo

Friday, December 5, 2008

Trying out Twitted Feed

This is another post that is a whole lot of nothing. Just testing out
Twitter feed as well as firemail on the iPhone. So far I love
firemail. When will the rotating keyboard come to Mail? My semester is
ending soon and I hope to put up a good long post then. Until then
thanks for your patience.

Brian M. Bufalo

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Friday, November 21, 2008

All is well again

So far my computer is up and running again. Most likely culprit was
Zone Alarm. I think I will still use it, just not on my main desktop.
Also I learned how truly valuable my iPhone has already become. In
fact it may become my main blogging tool as I can email in a post
anywhere and on my own time.

In current events the iPhone 2.2 update has been released on the world
and I must say it is fantastic! The improvements to Safari, Maps,
over the air podcasts, and overall speed and reliability are wonderful.

Safari includes a search box at the top next to the address bar,
making searches quicker and easier to access. Maps now includes
Googles Street View which put me in front of my old apartment in San
Diego in seconds. Podcasts can now be grabbed over both 3G and wi-fi
making the iPhone the ultimate multi media device on the market.
Everything seems snappier after the update as well. Flipping through
the home screens felt faster and more responsive.

All in all an improvement in the OS. We are still holding our
collective breath for copy and paste as well as a couple other
features added. All in due time it would seem.

Brian M. Bufalo

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Today is officially ruined


Not only did everything go wrong today at work but I got home and my
desktop gave me this error.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Only In Alabama...

Only In Alabama....

2 dead in argument over Ala.-LSU football game

EVERGREEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over Saturday's Alabama-LSU football game led to the shooting deaths of a couple at a home in southern Alabama.

Prosecutors identified the victims as Dennis and Donna Smith of Brewton. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of Michael Williams in the rural community of Owassa.

Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

Investigators told the Press-Register newspaper in Mobile that Dennis Smith, an LSU fan, called Williams, an Alabama fan, after Alabama's 27-21 overtime win and an argument ensued.

The Smiths went to Williams home. Investigators said Smith had a pistol and Williams had a shotgun and fired. Donna Smith was a relative of Williams' girlfriend.

Information from: Press-Register,

Copied from AP
The Associated Press: 2 dead in argument over Ala.-LSU football game


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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Testing 1...2...3

Trying out a free Blogger blogging tool on the iPhone. That is all.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NC Neighbors -- VOTE '08

Do not forget to vote Tuesday. And if you are voting for McCain, the polls open Wednesday!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Embedded Live Blogging with Google Docs

One day when I can travel around as a great and well known blogger who is rich and famous I will have a use for this feature of Google Docs and Blogger. For now I'm a poor college student with no life but here is a link to those wonderful directions on how to really be a Google Docs power user. I did see this as a way to create and automatically updating resume on my blog and have added a link to it here. Now when I update my resume on Google Docs, those changes are immediately available for the world to see. Not that it is impressive by any means (don't laugh) but I recently had an interviewer check out my blog and he mentioned there was no resume available there.


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Managing Your Finances

This is just a group PowerPoint project I participated in for school which has been slightly edited from the original to exclude my classmates full names. This is also a test of embedding content from Google Docs to Blogger so it's really not a full on post. Now get back to work!

[googleapps domain="docs" dir="EmbedSlideshow" query="docid=dp7dhq7_306ct3g8jff" width="410" height="342" /]


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Monday, October 6, 2008

Google's New Spreadsheet Features


Google is going to kill Office despite what certain individuals may state about the state of cloud computing and it's implications.  It's coming, like it or not.  The new interface in excellent and as long as they keep adding to the interface and feature set there is a good chance we will never have to use the MS Office suite again!  Check out the links for more information.


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Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Electorial Map 2008

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Some really cool interactive 2008 election maps and coverage from Google.


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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


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Friday, September 12, 2008

Today Forever

This day has a lot of meaning.  The repercussions of this day have brought us to where we are today.  There is so much different and changing in our modern era.  But there is so much that is the same.  People everywhere want to raise families, love each other, and make a difference in their world.  No matter how much conflict here at home and around the world we are all the same.  We are all people. 

Never forget, always forgive, find peace with yourself and your world and have a great time along the way.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Thoughts on Google Chrome

I wanted to make a quick post on my initial thoughts of the new browser to hit the mean streets, Google Chrome.  First loading it up it looks pretty plain-jane but I come from the Mac world where I know better than to be fooled by simple exteriors.  So I played around and dug a little deeper.  Google Chrome offers the standard stuff, set your homepage, type an address, get some tabs going.



The stroke of genius comes in from how simple and efficient many of these tasks were made.  Not only do you use the address bar to type in but you can also kick off a Google search (or those other guys search engine...if you really want to change it) and have direct results.  It was a pleasant surprise to find but Google may want to make it a bit more obvious.  It took me about an hour of using it to figure that part out. The new tab screen shows you your most frequently used items that gets more accurate over time as Chrome gets used to your surfing habits.  Also the tabs are independent of each other so if your Hotmail craps out on you you can still feel safe that your porn is still there.


Not to mention that if you do frequent some less than questionable sights and don't want someone to know, you can use the incognito feature and surf without retaining any of your browsing history, similar to what the Beta of Internet Explorer 8 has. 


If some tab's become sluggish or unresponsive, Chrome has a task manager independent of Windows Task Manager that lets you see what process are running and end those nasty pages while (supposedly) keeping everything else going. 


My favorite feature was the ability to create independent applications a la Prism of your favorite web applications like Gmail, Remember the Milk, and FriendFeed.  With a click and a couple check boxes I can have seamless access to my most used programs.  Google Gears is built into the browser so everything syncs up nicely on or off line. 


Under the hood there is a very powerful new Java engine as well as the same rendering setup Apple's Safari has, WebKit.  Initial testing (which I will have to post in a follow up) shows Chrome has a much lighter system resource footprint and just feels much snappier to respond to that any other browser out there.

Not to say this is a gush fest.  The most common complaint I've see of Chrome is the lack of extentions or support for Firefox extentions which I second.  But this is a beta release and adding in extentions to trouble shoot while trying to fix your own code could be a small nightmare so I don't really blame Google for not including that in their first release.  That is not to let them off the hook, though.  I expect it in the near future! There is very little clutter.  This is both a strength and a weaknes for the browser.  While there is not a whole lot to to scare a new user, if you are used to a whole bunch of options being thrown in your face, it may take you a bit longer to find.  The only other thing I can find to complain about is that when I middle click on a link it doesn't open up in a new tab like I have become dependant on it Firefox.  But again...something to hope for!  Google Chrome's beta release for both the average, and, even the power user is a very enjoyable web expreience.


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Friday, August 22, 2008

Where I've Been

The last couple of weeks have been an absolute blur.  I have gotten into college without spending any money (yet).  I mean that literally.  I am going to class without paying a dime of my own.  My financial aid paperwork is still in process so I am going to class waiting for the last of my information to process.  The down side to that is I have no books, no supplies, and close to no gas money to get there.  It sucks.  And I still have to pay tuition, bills and get Lucy to a vet visit soon.  So it's been stressful.  For these reason's I have not had any time to post here.  And I miss it.  I miss finding fun new things (at least to me) and telling this blank page why I like it and why you might too.  But the Man (and Mom) say's to get a good job I have to have a piece of paper stating my four years has been spent learning stuff and things.  So school comes first. 

At least work has slowed down!  Nothing is breaking and that is a great thing!  And my personal business has picked up.  I've got two computers here I am working on now!  So there is some positive in all of's just everything has been coming at once and it's a bit overwhelming.

I have been posting to Twitter still so check there for my latest updates and I'll try to get back into a schedule here as soon as I can.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I apologize for slacking on the Hoover Movie Crew posts. Between work and school starting next week this has been a very busy week! The posts will return shortly!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Free Streaming Music Online From Jango

I know that I have a new internet addiction every day but I have to rave about this one. Since I've had to wait till I came home to check it out and have only played with it for about an hour there is not much to review but I am already loving Jango. The first "Wow" moment came while I was editing the usual social profile information prevalent in every Web 2.0 application out there. As I updated my profile, chose different options, and basically clicked through the site the music never stopped. I know that's nothing jaw dropping but it was so slick I just relized it. In fact I don't think I would have taken the time to write this up had I not figured it out.


Jango offers your ususal profile options and the ability to network with your fellow online socialites. But what I love is the music is front and center with this site. I built a playlist of my favorite artists and started playing tracks right away. I really liked this over where it seemed like I had to play music offline before it figured out what I like. Also, since this computer is the house hub for music, a lot of the music is not mine. So now thinks I love hard core gansta rap and every girly country song out there. Trust me when I say Gretchen Wilson is not my favorite performer. But you wouldn't know it from With Jango I build the playlist's I want and the artists they recommended pretty much were the mainstream bands I love. I'm not much of an indie listener (that is slowly changing, however) so I don't know if your tastes are outside of the norm, but modern rock was well represented.

I think Jango needs to maybe offer an offline player and continue to expand the music selection. Even lacking these features this might just be my favorite online music player. Just added there cool jukebox to my Blogger blog!

UPDATE: Further research has shown that this has been out since late last year so I may be late to the party but I found Jango through this TechCrunch article and the unlimited beta updates are available there:



Tuesday, July 29, 2008



I have been telling family and friends about this service for a while now but apparently they are not in the loop. Or maybe it is because I really do have no life. Whatever the case I have been performing an unofficial and financially imposed experiment where I don't watch TV. I know that's been done and probably for the same reason (like most starving college kids we can't pay the bill for another week) but I am going to see if I can survive off of online content only because that bill always gets paid...that and food. I am, for the same reason, doing my online content on the cheap, or in the case of, free! Now this experiment will probably last until I get to the upcoming payday, but I may not go back to watching TV.

Granted this is not for everyone. There is a small but growing catalog of films including documentaries, action flicks, drama, comedies, and more available on Hulu. The TV content on Hulu, if recent, is usually a day or several behind live broadcasts on the actual tube. For me that is no big deal. The only show I try to catch every week is Burn Notice and it comes on Hulu the day after airing so I have no qualms. For me the best part of Hulu is catching up on TV. After getting out of the Navy I realized that there was a pop culture hole in my life the corresponded to the four years I spent sailing the seven seas as I cruised around Hulu discovering all kinds of thing's I've missed like Hero's season two (I am going to go back and buy season one when I get paid!) and Firefly, which I saw the movie but never watched the series and The Dresden Files which I never saw before but loved!

Speaking of Firefly, Hulu made a big splash in the whole digital streaming content marketing sceam scean (say that five times fast) with Joss Whedon who created Firefly, Buffy, and Angel, recently released Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to the masses via Hulu only. There is a version available to purchase online on iTunes and you can still stream it on Hulu but the show which was originally launched as three acts was broadcast online only. There was no TV or movie or strait to DVD option here. The low budget, under an hour musical romantic comedy has generated some huge buzz and is extremely entertaining...especially if you want to see NPH sing! That's right, Neil Patrick Harris (a.k.a Doogie Howser, M.D., the blog father who is available to watch on Hulu) stars as Dr. Horrible. It's a pretty great gig and Whedon's strategy is great. Random people like me bable on endlessly about how this is the wave of the future.

And I really think this is where we are headed. Verizon is pushing out more and more fiber optic cable to more people and AT&T is doing something similar. These connections will actually increase a connection almost ten fold and still have room for live TV streaming simultaneously. Pretty impressive. So jump on the wave and watch something for free...or at least add based. It's a pretty small price to pay to sit through a couple 30 second adds to watch Pitch Black or Battlestar Galactica for free!



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Latest Discoveries Around the Interwebs

I was using HelloTXT to update my status. I don't want to bash HelloTXT, but now I see why there was a whole lot more buzz around on the all glorious interwebs. HelloTXT offers you the ability to update multiple "micro-blogging" and social sites around the web such as Twitter, Plurk, Pownce, FriendFeed,, Facebook, Myspace, and more. does the same thing. HelloTXT allows you to update your status from a Jabber/Google Talk client, email, and SMS (unless you are with Verizon...) and supposedly integrates with Facebook as an app. I haven't witnessed a working Facebook app, then again, Facebook keeps changing their mind on how apps are supposed to work so who knows.


What sets ahead is that it allows you to do all of this (except SMS as far as I can tel but is easily overcomed by texting the email address they provide you with) as well as set up groups based on your mico-blogging, status updates, and blogging preferences. If you are reading this post then it was sent via (UPDATE: and cleaned up later in Blogger). The best part is it will post this to not only my Blogger account where I do most of my posting, but my Myspace blog will also update. I have a group set up for my status updates so those quick "I'm eating pizza" updates are sent only to those services I choose and the more deep but brief messages to to the micro-blogging services I prefer. On top of these features you can update from more IM clients (Gtalk, Yahoo, Messenger, and AIM) and they have a iGoogle gadget and Facebook application. I didn't have the time to play with the Facebook app but it look functioning which is better the HelloTXT and I will give it a longer try and send a dent with my thoughts. Facebook's new interface is rolling out today and Facebook isn't responding to my clicks. There is also the option to send in not only text but pictures which is hosted on

It looks like a great start and it's still on beta so I expect a whole lot more features to trickle out. This is going to be my new one stop shop for all my quick updates and maybe even take over for my blog posts. I would love to have more options when posting to blogs. So far it looks like it's standard text and a title only but one can hope a more full featured blog editor will roll out soon.

UPDATE: I think I will wait until a better Blog editor is out as I am not only have to clean up my horrible grammer but also add links, pictures, and any other rich media by editing the post outside of

My other discovery today that has been clogging my Gmail account has been ProBlogger's Darren Rowse experiment that has really put a boost on my social interactions out there. I want to shout out to all those who have subscribed to my various social spots and look forward to the discussions! Thanks for the adds. If I didn't add back don't be offended, I either got a bad vibe and already hate you or haven't got around to it and if you haven't, follow the link and check it out.

One last thing I would like to post is a question for the comments as I want to know if my comments are working and that question is this: Is anyone using I love it and have become obsessed and I know there are many more out there and I wanted to know what your thoughts and opinions were about it. Have you used it? If not, why? If so, what are your impressions?



Thursday, July 17, 2008

How To Add Star Ratings to your Blogger Blog -- Blogger Buster

Thanks to the amazing blog, Blogger Buster by Amanda, I now have star ratings under every post. I had to manually copy and paste the code into my Blogger template.

Go ahead, rate away and be sure to check out Blogger Buster!

How To Add Star Ratings to your Blogger Blog -- Blogger Buster



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The best Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux analogy EVER!

Ever tried to explain one operating system to another? Well now you have the best analogy ever:

From VistaNews - Vista vs. Leopard vs. Linux: "Using a Mac is like living in a downtown penthouse. You have everything done for you and it all looks very slick, but you pay a high price. You have a doorman to pamper you and somebody else takes care of the maintenance, but you can't make a lot of changes to the property.

Using Windows is like living in the suburbs. You get more square footage for your dollar but you have to mow your own lawn and when something goes wrong, you have to fix it yourself or pay someone extra to do it. You can make changes to your property but you might have to deal with deed restrictions or city ordinances or homeowner association rules.

Using Linux is like living out in the country. Compared to the other options, property is dirt cheap and you can do whatever you want to it without having to follow codes and get inspections. But you'll probably have to do a lot more of the work yourself and you need a lot of building expertise or else you may get yourself into big trouble and find your house falling down all around you because you didn't do it correctly."

Now get out there and pick your property!



Flickchart makes me myself

My begging worked!

My beta invite was quickly accepted after some (slightly) subtle pleading on FriendFeed. After that Flickchart effectively took over my day after I set up my account! I went about pouring through the site and found one thing was the common denominator. This site made me angry. I was angry that I had to choose if Return of the Jedi was better than The Green Mile. How could you ask me such a thing (Return of the Jedi won)? Plus the taunting above each movie poster? Too much to bear. I must love the punishment, though, as I couldn't stop rating films.

Flickchart displays two films for you to choose between. You can click on either movie poster to choose one or select "Haven't seen it" to be presented another film from their large database of flicks. If you don't quite remember the film you can click "Watch Trailer" and see a clip if there is a trailer available. Each time you rate something the chosen flick shows up on the right hand side with a link to buy it on Amazon (just in case you don't already have the Indian Jones trilogy) and the left hand side shows your current Top Twenty All Time Films. Any films you select "Haven't seen it" also shows up on the right hand side, again with a link to Amazon for your capitalistic pleasure. If you need to take a break from rating movies, you can start discussing some of the mash-ups in the 'Discuss' section. There is where you can debate out once and for all who would kicks more ass: Captain Kirk or Luke Skywalker (Luke...duh, he has the Force!).

There is the customary basic profile editing features and tucked away in the settings section is the ability for you to have "Seen a movie" or basically put it back into the queue for it to be rated by you.

I did have a couple times when I rated a movie and I would get a...Fail Whale but a much better one about a 1908 Russian Space Impact and I only got it twice. The only other basic surfing complaint is it can be slow sometimes. I was on a T3 and the load times between movie selections was taking an above average amount of time. May have been a momentary problem as at home on DSL it was much snappier. It could have been the ad-blocker as well...not sure. Feature additions that might be nice (I've already asked for some of these and will get around to asking for the rest latter) is a "Neither" button that would allow you to not like either movie displayed. This is just a convenience thing, but I can dream. The ability to post a HTML snippet on my MySpace page (in the films section) or on my blog would be great to let my friends know what I like and I could check out what they are into as well. This could help out the "viralness" the the site as well; see also Facebook app and FriendFeed integration.

I don't know what these guys have planned to make money off of this project but my guess (or recommendation) might be that they talk to or Fandango and let you but upcoming movie tickets for the new releases. I could also see them doing merchandise and other things to promote films or even tie in with Hulu or Joost to actually watch full length films or clips of your favorites. Netflix integration is on the way according to ReadWriteWeb. I think this site has a whole lot of potential and am excited to see what the future brings for them.

Oh...and if I don't post back here for a while you know I'm over there rating movies!


ReadWriteWeb's Take

Found originally via Coffee and Celluloid



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Flickchart - Hot or Not of Movies

I haven't had the opportunity to use it but this looks like a very interesting concept. Flickchart lets you very simply rate your favorite and not-so-favorite movies by letting you choose between which two movies is the best. It then develops a list of your top favorite movies and lets you discuss your favorites with friends.

Now if they would give me an invite to the beta I could give them a better glowing review...hint...hint...


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Brian's Latest - Now Mobile by Mofuse

I thought it might be too good to be true but I tried it out and it is not just good, but great! Mofuse dropped the fee for the Pro version of their hosting site and is offering mobile website hosting for everyone for free! Not only that but all you have to do is punch in your web address or RSS feed address and presto, you get your own website for your iPhone or other mobile web capable device. Brian's Latest Mobile is my mobile site which I am still in the process of fixing up. Mofuse imports your feeds and, in the case of using a blog, displays the top feeds as your content. You can also customize the content, add HTML, change the design and colors, upload logos, and more!

Mofuse offers the ability to use your own custom domain name so, for example, visiting might take you to the mobile version of the BrainCase website (it doesn't...yet) as well as tracking and monitoring, and the ability to monetize your sites mobile web experience.

I am going to keep messing with it for my personal blog and see about rolling it out for the company site if it is promising. Until then, check it out...I think this is going to be huge!

Heads up from Mashable.



Monday, July 14, 2008

Great weekend! And Hellboy 2 Was Good, Too!

I really had a great birthday weekend! Thanks to Stu and Co for letting us crash the party! My wife and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thanks to all those who showed for Hellboy 2. It was great seeing everyone. I liked the movie even though it was rather slow at times. The movie has some very flashy visuals that are absolutely amazing. The troll market scenes reminded me of the first time I watched Star Wars as a kid on VHS (that part where they are in the cantina with all the aliens sipping mojito's) and how it really sucked me into the film. They could have edited out a couple parts that seemed to drag out the film but there were also some gem moments as well. I especially loved when two heart struck hero's had a drunken karioki bit. Absolutely hilarious. The action was very well done. The main bad guy really had some moves. Elves must have been some kung fu masters back in the day.All in all a great time.--Brian

Friday, July 11, 2008

This is a test

I have just tried to setup Intense Debate, a replacement for Blogger's commenting system. Hope it works well. Disqus, you tried but I haven't seen any response on when you will find a fix. Hopefully soon. Until's Intense Debate.


Intense Debate worked wonderfully! It integrated with my blog perfectly! The only thing it took me a second to realize is that the commenting system only shows up in individual posts not on the front page. Maybe Disqus did work after all? It doesn't matter because Intense Debate allows for you to sign up using OpenID and that was the winning ticket! Excellent software!



Thursday, July 10, 2008

Birthday this Saturday

This Saturday is my birthday and we are going to see Hellboy 2 at the Rave at Patton Creek! Come and hang out. Afterward is up in the air at this point (really what bar to go to) but it should be a lot of fun. We will meet about 4pm outside the Rave.Hit Call Me or send me a IM or email for more information.See you there!--Brian

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New DNS Vulnerability To Watch Out For

Be aware there is a DNS vulnerability out that can really compromise your personal information.

The official release can be found here:

For something that is a bit more user friendly to understand explains it:

just like Web sites being cached by your browser, DNS (Domains
resolving to specific IP addresses) is also cached. From this
vunerability, these "Caching Name Servers" can be easily hacked and
from there, you could have people on, say an entire ISP, going to
whatever site you wanted to. Think phishing, but on a MUCH larger
- Tim Hoeck
Or get a great explanation of how DNS works (and can be evil and good) here:

A tool to check your DNS from Dan who found the vulnerability is hosted at:

And if you use OpenDNS (like I started to a month ago, thanks J. Phil at skribkin) you should not have been affected:

Thanks to tsudohnimh who started the word on Friend Feed!



Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome Patrick!

This news is a bit dated now but I wanted to welcome Chris Brown's newest addition to his family into the world. Congratulations!

Chris: Thought I'd show you what we've been up to over this way. Stephen is holding Patrick Seth Brown, born 20 Jun 08. 7 lbs, 8 ozs. 20.0" long. Mother and son doing well.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

July 12th Movie Night and Birthday

Anyone is invited to the celebration of my 25th birthday on July 12th. We will be seeing Hellboy 2 and the time is still TBD. Check back here for times!

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Trailer)

Hope to see everyone there!



Convert MP3's to WMA's on a Mac For Free

Something I found today that is a first (that I have been able to find) for the Mac. I spent a good while hunting down a MP3 to WMA converter for Mac. I know it's pretty obscure but my Verizon phone would only recognize WMA files and I'm cheap. Visit and try it out. It let's you upload a file and convert it to whatever format you select. I haven't demoed if anyone else needs to convert audio (or a whole bunch more) check it out!

Thanks to for the initial find and write up.



Some cheap entertainment

I didn't even have to wait for a package to come in. This made me so happy today at work.



The Day The Earth Stood Still [2008] - OFFICIAL TRAILER (HD)

I am looking forward to this one!

I Met The Walrus

Absolutely something everyone needs to watch and heed. Good stuff from John Lennon.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Remote log in

The fact is most of us get board at work. I know I do. The firewall at my place of employment is especially restrictive. So to get around those pesky moments where it blocks a Microsoft forum as an "Adult Website" while researching why the servers are crashing, I turn to my home PC. I know it's not green but my PC at home stay's on all the time. I have it running multiple things (torrents, media server, DVD ripper) and I can't bear for it to be offline and unreachable. I started out forwarding my VNC ports and logging in using that protocol and I still do from time to time. But I got worried that there was no encryption for VNC and I was doing banking and other sensitive things using it.

So I signed up for a LogMeIn account and haven't looked back since. LogMeIn (LMI) is on every computer I own now. It is so effective at providing me with a home remote log in for my Mac's and PC's that is safe and secure and completely done through my web browser. If you need something more advanced they have a paid version but the basic membership is free.

Now from work I can check any website I need to (except YouTube, I don't get any sound) and I find myself offloading a lot of tasks off of my work computer to home when it get's bogged down (I have the fourth best machine in the company and it is still less than two gig's of RAM and slower than hell).

Give it a try.


Friday, July 4, 2008

I want you PepsiStuff

I am a freebie lover. Those who know me know this...if it's free, it's me! So I am asking the interwebs: Send me your PepsiStuff! Every time you drink a Pepsi, keep the cap and email me the code. It will only take a second and you will be supporting a poor veteran living the American dream on this Fourth of July!

bmbufalo [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks in advance.



July 12th Birthday/Movie Night Special Announcement

I am happy to announce that the July 12th movie night corresponds with my birthday this year! Because of this I feel the need to choose the movie night movie! Come celebrate my quarter-century mark at the Rave Motion Picture's at Patton Creek. Stay tuned for the time but expect a early showing. I hope the rest of the day will be spent drunk. Can't wait to see everyone and have a happy Fourth of July!



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Thursday, July 3, 2008

So short a's already having growning pains

That title sound's negative but the open source Twitter is already seeing the famed Fail Whales. was all the rage on yesterdays tech blogs claiming to be the Twitter killer.  Today brings about timeouts and error messges.In there defense according the there feed on FriendFeed:

I mean goodness, folks. it's open source version 0.4.1 and @evan have both been up for nearly 24 hours with something like 3x the number of users expected in the first week. They're doing what looks like a planned or at least anticipated server change. The transparency is amazing. I think the IM stayed up through the change, but there have been DNS propagation issues. Login cookies might not work for a while. - exador23
When you visit the site at it redirects you to  Registering accounts fail (sometimes and attempting to use OpenID errors out.  So the growing pains begin.  I really hope this service pans out and fixes what we all dislike about Twitter.  I knew I should have signed up for an account yesterday!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nothing to see here, move along

I have imported all the blog entries from Hoover Movie Crew's Blog. It is looking like the move over will be much less painful than I thought. I don't know if this is in the regular Blogger but in Blogger in Draft you can export and import blog posts in the settings. Excellent feature! Makes life simple.

There should be more improvements as the next few day's pass. I'll get this thing straight eventually.

I love tinkering.

UPDATE: I am sorry about the double entries in the RSS feeds.



Blogger Tip Before Bed

As I wait for the latest patch for Call of Duty 4 I have a quick Blogger tip that is so obvious it hurts.  I was cruising the interwebs wondering "How are these Bloggers adding navigation links and individual pages to their blogs" and began investigating.  Checking out SketchBlog, one of the best designed Blogger blogs I've seen, I noticed that each of his "About Me" and "Wallpaper" sub-pages were actually just posts on his site!  You pro-bloggers are grinding your teeth and screaming "Noob" (to which you would be correct).  But I thought it was relivant to share and so simple I thought it might go unnoticed. 

The process of actually making it happened is simple as well.  Create a couple of blog entries  with or without content (you can add it later and can set the post to an earlier date so it doesn't show up as a recent entry), add a HTML/Text widget to your blog from the layout section and get creative.  I have added a very simple (and incomplete) one to my page.  The HTML is bellow.  I'll finish it up later.  It looks like COD4 is finished downloading.  Enjoy!

Home<span style="font-weight: bold;"> | </span>Hoover Movie Crew<span style="font-weight: bold;"> | About Me</span>



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New Patch 1.7 for Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has a patch available to 1.7 on Infinity Wards website.  I had an option to update through the game itself as a new option appeared on the main menu screen stating "Auto Update" that brought me here:


Minor fixes according to the site but looks like us PC gamers must update as most servers already have by now.

Here is a direct download, although I don't know how long it will last so get it while it's hot! <a href="" title="- Uploaded with the Flock Browser -">

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I may not be the first but definitely the most astonished...

In my quest to lock down my home computer from prying nephew's whom I co-habitat with, I happened across an article from LifeHacker for a free bit of software from Microsoft that allows you to download and limit access to your PC. I liked and clicked which brought me to this screen:<a href="" title="- Uploaded with the Flock Browser -">


The thumbnail sucks but I started to download the software in Firefox. It turns out the evil empire is Fox friendly! Who would have guessed? My question is: Is this part of the opening of MS or has this been available for some time and I am just out of the loop?<a href="" title="- Uploaded with the Flock Browser -">
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Monday, June 30, 2008

Find all of your updates here

Visit for any more updates on where and when the movie nights will be happening.



Sunday, June 29, 2008

The end...for now...

So. No one really checks updates here. I've known this for a while. No one will ever get this post most likely. So I'm calling it quits for now.

"What...?" you may ask, "Brian quitting...?"

To that I say nay...I am not quitting. But I wont post here anymore. From now on, head over to for updates on movie night as well as what I'm up to in life and things. That will be the one stop shop for all you Brian you can handle.

Maybe if we get more people coming or needing for me to update here I'll start again. Or if someone wants to take over let me know. I'll let you as long as you are faithful and you show up to the movie nights.

But don't be all depressed. I just updated my layout on my site and it look's all pretty! Plus it load much faster. Check it out.

The last thing...we will be doing a special movie night next week and seeing Wanted (as long as we're not broke!). Show up if you dare.



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New Layout

I hope everyone likes the new layout. I go tired of the old one. There was way too much going on and I thought a more simple approach would make for a much more enjoyable experience. I also removed a lot of the widgets on the page to improve the load time and consolidated most of my stuff into a FriendFeed widget. I think it brings a nice feng shui to the whole place. I also am integrating the Hoover Movie Crew into this site. you can check back here for updates on what movies we will be seeing for the movie nights. Updating two places was redundant and really I don't think anyone was checking it for updates. The HMC site will stay up for a while but will mostly just point you back here. Maybe I'll open it back up for updates if people start coming to the shows. Until then your stuck with visiting here. Post what you think in the comments.
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Wall-E at 9:45pm.



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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Because I've been lazy...

I haven't had a post up in a while so here is some filler. My friend found this the other night on a state run Alabama job search site. I think they want a Linux administrator. You be the judge:

I want everyone (when you stop laughing) to visit and vote for movie night this Saturday (only if you going to show up) and make sure you stand by for the big Birthday Special announcement coming soon!



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Cast your Vote!

Vote for the movie we will see this Saturday to the right! -->

Hope to see you all there!

Also there will be a special movie night on July 12th! It's my birthday and we are celebrating at the movies! Check back for more updates.

Hope to see you all there.



Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Great Office War

I don't think this would go down like this at my office...It wouldn't be nerf guns...JK.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 tomorrow!

I'm keeping this short. Don't forget to download the latest Firefox version. It should be available tomorrow. They will set a world record if everyone contributes!! It's not available at the time I posted so keep a look out for it!



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Sunday, June 15, 2008

JFK - The New Frontier

Pretty prevalent no matter what decade you apply this to. I get goose bumps watching him speak. Ah the good 'ole days...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'm Voting Republican

Remember to register to vote for this November. Enjoy the video and check the box next to Obama's name!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Smokie's!

The trip got off to a rocky start. I didn't request the correct day's off at work so I had to take a half day last Thursday. That was OK...until I got stuck fixing an issue with our time punch software. So after delaying for over an hour we finally started our vacation to the Smokies. And it wasn't just Samantha and myself. Lucy was coming on her first vacation as well. My punishment for not being ready was to drive the whole way through to Tennessee.

After a long but smooth trip we made it to Elkmont campground (where Samantha spent many of her childhood camping adventures) only to find that they were at full capacity. The recomended that we try another campsite but to simply find a vacant site and set up camp as the office would be closed when we got there. So we wound our way to Cades Cove where we found a campsite and pitched a tent. After getting settled in we spent our first night sweating. It was hot. My little tent was not up for three bodies and we felt it that first night.

When we woke up we found we could only get another night at the campground that we were at and we would have to pack up and move to another campground for any more nights (which the other campground had plenty of sites for the rest of the weekend). We paid our way for another night and set out to explore the park.

The first stop was just outside the campground in Cades Cove. There is an eleven mile one way road that takes you through a large natural preserve that you are almost guaranteed to find some form of wildlife on. It was early enough that we saw a deer about a third of the way through but, unlike last time we went, there was not a whole lot to see. So we decided to take a "Unimproved Road" that would eventually take us into the nearest town outside the park. We slowly wound our way through the switchbacks and it is here I spotted the butterflies in the video below:

The quality is horrible (the best a K1M cellphone can do!) but there were a whole bunch of them just swarming around a little creek. There are pictures below, but again poor quality.

We made it in to Townsend after getting out of the park and through what might have been a town if there wasn't such a Deliverance feel to it and found some grocery and last minute supplies. We then went and found a nice secluded spot to have lunch and enjoy the absolutely frigid river that ran along the main East-West road in the park. Samantha got right in and I never got in past my kneecaps. It was COLD! Amazingly Lucy jumped right in! She swam around for a little while and then jumped right out and we had drag her back in from that point on. It was hot enough outside that she needed a quick cool off but that was all she wanted. She hates the water (she wont even submit to a bath at home) and it was enough for us that she got wet on her own. We ended up back and the campsite where Samantha grilled steaks for dinner and afterwards I went and enjoyed a performance from a former park volunteer who demonstrated local Appalachian music and dance. It was a lot of fun!

The next day was a late start. We didn't wake up until around ten in the morning! Samantha cooked breakfast (eggs, bacon, and love) and we explored some more. We didn't realize it until we got there but only two of the trails would allow dogs on them so we were stuck driving around looking at the sights and not able explore them much past the side of the road. But the Smokies has a lot of great views and we took them in. We found a spot at the Smokemont campground for the rest of the trip. We got a site right next to the river. It was very nice. We relaxed most of the time and read our books after lunch and another dip in the river. Very relaxing.

We spent the night freezing cold this time and Samantha had an upset stomach that night. By morning we had warmed up and gastronomically settled down and set out for Cherokee, NC, an Native American reservation (and major tourist trap). Mostly we drove around as we had done most of the touristy stuff last time we had come to the Smokies. But we did explore more and saw much more of the reservation than our previous trip. We decided that we were not going to stay another night and packed our gear for the trip home. We made it back after taking the scenic route through the Cleveland Nation Forrest in North Carolina. All in all it was a fun trip. The few pictures I have up for now are posted below. There will be more to come after I get them off of Samantha's phone.



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No Movie Night this Saturday

There will be no official movie night this Saturday. However, the Incredible Hulk is coming out so I would recomend that for all your movie cravings at this point and we may make it out there for that.



Monday, June 9, 2008

Rural Gas

Samantha, Lucy, and I have returned from our trip to the Smokies and it was a blast! We visited most of the park and stayed in both the Tennesse and North Carolina side. We saw deer, bear, turkey, and and lots of squirrel's. I'll post more about that adventure as well as pictures later. What I would like to express next is to our government. Fix the oil issue now!

I read an article that really hit home as we experienced this trying to make it back from this trip. Gas prices were $3.99 to get home. Leaving Birmingham it was around $3.76. We left on Thursday. Now there is something wrong there. When we went to fill up the tank to come home I had to turn on the radio to make sure there wasn't a natural disaster or something causing these prices to be going up so high so fast. I don't know who we need to talk to to get this fixed but there is definitely a problem going on here. And it is the South getting hit the hardest. I hope with new leadership comes the change we all desperately need.



Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Neat thing I learned today

Some good information from Lifehacker and Jacob Grier that I found amazing...check out for how to use your stapler to "pin" your documents together.



Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tickets...and not the good kind

If you are the one person who follows my going ons through Twitter you may have noticed an early morning post about a ticket. That's right, I haven't purchased anything for Brewfest yet but instead was handed a citation from the Hoover PD. I have to say, the officer who stopped me was VERY kind. I wont go into details but he showed extreme compassion to this poor dolt who was running very late to work this morning. I am cleaning up my act and am reminded to obey all driving laws. I have noticed that while living here I have started to drive like THEM.

By THEM, I mean the locals of course. I wrote something here about how bad the drivers are in Birmingham and now I've noticed that I am picking up some of those bad habits. That is not good news. So I am really going to shape up and stop being a dope.

Otherwise nothing new to report. I can only say that this weekend is going to be low key. Next post will be about the vacation ramp up! Tennessee, here we come!



Thursday, May 29, 2008

Magic City I come!

I have stumbled upon a wonderful thing. Someone has organized an event that pulls hundreds of different beers under one roof and allows me to partake in the festivities! I think I found my weekend destination. Now I just need to convince the wife to come...

Magic City Brewfest 2008

With any luck I will actually remember the camera this time and get some decent photos of this event. Otherwise we are stuck with the awesomeness of 1.3 mega pixel's the Krazer puts out. Anyone else planning on attending? Let me know!



Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

I don't know what you have done for your veteran's today but I hope you at least took the time to remember their service to this wonderful country. For all the turmoil we are in now, for all the craziness here and abroad, this is still the best country to live in, period. No where else do you have free rein to say almost anything you want and not get shot for it. No where can you argue or disagree with the leaders of your country and continue a normal life. No where can you live with the liberty we offer here. I served for four years in the best Navy in the world. I may not agree with everything that our leaders say (or any of it) but I am grateful for the freedom to speak my mind and face no recourse.

Enjoy your liberty today. Exercise it. Remember that the only one's we have to blame for the current events unfolding around the world is mother nature and ourselves.

If you would like to help out our troops around the world, consider donating a cellphone so that a trooper, airman, sailor, or Marine can phone home. Or just hug a service member or veteran. It will make a difference.



Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tough Week

So it's been a week. As I stated before, Samantha's Opa (grandpa in German) has died and we will be attending the funeral this Sunday. We appreciate everyone's concern.

I have been trying to keep a good mood but it's been tough. Harlen was such an important part of this family and he will be sorely missed.


Opa with his two grand-daughters, great-grand-sons, and his son Terry in the back

Hopefully there will be more post's when things settle down. Until then I'll be posting on Twitter (as long as they keep it up...they may have found a fix finally) throughout the week.



Thursday, May 22, 2008


At 5:39 am this morning we got the phone call we had been dreading for the past two days. Samantha's grandfather, Harlen, had died. He was 81 years old.

He had been struggling with cancer and was in the hospital with pneumonia the last week or so.

I'll post a little more later.



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Due to a death in the family the usual suspects will not be previewing Indiana Jones this weekend. We appreciate everyone's love and support and hope to make it out for the next showing.

Hopefully I will post with next weeks movie's up here as soon as I find the time. Check my personal blog for more information on what is going on, as long as I can post. My DSL is off at home and so far Bellsouth hasn't turned that on, either. It's been a week.



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Monday, May 19, 2008

So I'm at Work...

And there is not a lot going on. So I thought about writing an entry. I haven't had a rant in a while. So, let's begin.

Today we start in on my apartment complex. They have not fixed the toilet. Grande at the Galleria, expect to hear from me. Why does it take a week to have someone come out and just look at it. Why can't you call or email? I left both. I don't understand. What happened to customer service? I love the location but it's not worth the effort anymore. I'm done. We will be moving. Thank you for the learning experience. Never rent from Engel...check.

Over the weekend we may have discovered the new location of this clan in Birmingham. Off of Highland street there was a huge festival called Do Dah Day going on. It' was a blast. I don't have a whole lot of pictures from the event so text and imagination will have to fill in the gaps. It took place in the South side of Birmingham and this was my first time in that area. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole area. It was the first time I strolled through an area in Birmingham city limits that I didn't fear for my life. The wife, my nephew, and our puppy all loved the experience. The park was overflowing with people and their pets (mostly dog's but we saw a parrot!) and some cool tunes from the local bands. There were a lot of exhibitors on display, hawking there wares to the pet friendly crowd and everyone was showing off their furry companions. The critters were dressed (or died, like one dog who was purple with a mohawk from nose to tail was from Doggie Styles) to impress and we enjoyed the whole spectacle.

This past weekend we also screened the latest from Disney, Price Caspian, which was an OK flick. Not as good as the first one but worth the time. Look for a write up at the HMC blog shortly.

That's the latest from me. The world seems to be falling apart. With cyclones, oil, and earthquakes (in China and here in Alabama, although ours was nothing compared to what has happened there) it's getting bad. Ethanol is in news as these natural disasters are affecting the cost's there and the government looks to it as the next big fuel source. This will cause movie tickets to increase in price even more. New Yorkers are paying in the excess of $30 for a popcorn, drinks, and tickets. Ouch. But the good 'ole US of A is donating there hearts out for these devastated area's. Even as the Junta in Burma pockets the proceeds (note: my speculation). Lets hope the best for the common man everywhere.



Friday, May 16, 2008

Movie Night May 17

The last votes are in. I am casting an absentee ballot for someone special to me for Chronicle's of Narnia's latest flick which will tie up the vote. And since I don't want to see Harold and Kumar's flick, we are going to Narnia. Right now the plan is to hit the 8:30 show. Unless we get any major objections to the time (please comment below), I will see you all at Narnia!

Thank's for the reminder Joel!


Brian M. Bufalo

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Twitter...not again

Just when I thought this was going to be the begining of a beautifle friendship, Twitter goes down again.

Thank you Robert Scoble for keeping us in the loop...

And I was just talking about signing up for a text message plan just so I could use Twitter on the go.

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This is an advance warning for Grand at Galleria

Engel Residential:

I have had horrible service from your company from day one.  This is the beginning of what I hope to be a very lengthy discussion on why no one should ever rent a property at the Grand at Galleria.  I can only speak for what I myself have experienced but I'm sure there are other horror stories. 

I will scan it in for all to see when I have a chance but our original lease packet included a sheet to fill out with any damage incurred prior to moving in.  We did the walk around and noted all the existing problems.  I had to use another sheet.  That right there should have told me not to move in but we were in a bit of a bind (and still are) for housing so we didn't contest that.  Now, after two years of living at this apartment, we still have 90% of the issues on the list that have never been addressed even after we were assured that they would be within the first few months of us living there.

What prompted me to publish this aspect of my life is that Monday I placed a maintenance request with the front office and assured a "twenty-four to forty-eight hour response" time to my claim.  So on Wednesday I came home to discover that my toilet still leaks all over the bathroom floor.  The hose that refills the tank has come loose and is waving about after each flush.  It really is not major.  But I have stopped cleaning it up.  The mold that accumulates in the bathroom and eventually condemns my building will be my final word.  I don't care any more. 

Like I said, this is just the beginning.  Do not rent an apartment at Grand at Galleria.  You will regret it.  Is there anyone else who has a sob story?  Post in the comments.  Your shoulder is waiting.



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Twitter Outage

Twitter is down! According to the story (link below) I found on Google News the outage has been for at least an hour.

My new addiction is letting me down. I guess this is what everyone was talking about outages. And I laughed at those poor fools who were so dependant on some crazy fad. Now I guess I have no room to talk.

The weirdest part about this whole thing...I want to keep this post less than 140 characters...odd.

Original story I found on Google News:

Twitter is Down; I Blame the Democrats

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates -

How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates -

This is very interesting stuff. Follow the link above for a detailed explanation
of how the RIAA is hunting YOU for pirated material. The key part of
this topic to me is loud and clear and is yet another reason not to use
the software: Do not use LimeWire!

Something else to consider: while working at a now defunct national computer retailer as a technician, if a computer had LimeWire installed and children were living in the house we formatted the hard drive. I know that sounds lazy but 9 out of 10 times they were infected.

I wonder how they track you over BitTorrent? For those who are concerned about this issue check out Lifehacker's info on limiting your exposure online to the tracking efforts of the man.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Nothing exciting...

Happy Mothers Day!

I was sick all day but I saw or spoke with my Mom's and suffered through the day. Nothing else really to post but the video below.

Oh, and go to for the update!

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It's still 3 votes for Harold and Kumar! Keep voting people! We want to know. Hope to see you next weekend and be ready for Indiana Jones!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Skills for Men - Things Men Should Be Able to Do - Esquire

Skills for Men - Things Men Should Be Able to Do - Esquire

An excellent article. I can't do all of them...yet. But I could tell he was a fellow guido before he said it. Italians rule.

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50 Ways to Save

I found this really awesome website and am featuring it at the top of my site here. If you are interested, click on the picture above or here for more information about this great cause. The best part, they give you tips on how to save money! See how many of the 50 you are doing and keep helping out the cause of saving this planet. It's the only one we have.
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