Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Hockey is back and fantasy hockey too!

I'm a hockey fan and I'm so glad that the Olympics are over and NHL hockey will continue. I didn't watch any of the hockey games in the Olympics because I think it's a different style than the NHL. Even though the NHL has gotten much softer than past years, it's not as bad as Euro hockey where there is no hitting, barely any rough play, and no intensity. Who wants to watch that? Oh yeah, Gary Bettman does, anybody else? Nope!

Well if you're a fantasy hockey fan as I am, I have created a league and anyone can join for free. I created a league on TheSportingNews.com, read the directions on how to join my fantasy hockey league.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Will Google challenge Ebay?

Well Google is now offering payment services for its Google Base site. Will Google Base with its payment services challenge Ebay and PayPal? I think this will benefit consumers and hopefully everyone using these services.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Upcoming Web 2.0 software of 2006

An interesting article I saw on Web2Journal.com by Dion Hinchcliffe named "The Most Promising Web 2.0 Software of 2006" where Dion Hinchcliffe talked about new Web 2.0 software that is available. A lot (if not all) of the Web 2.0 software is somehow using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML), which currently seems to be the hottest thing right now in the web world. Haven't heard of AJAX? Well read Jesse James Garrett's popular article, "Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications" to find out. I'm currently trying to take time to read up about Ajax and to try things on my home computer. I'll let you know if I create anything cool with Ajax.

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

This coming Friday, March 3rd, Dave Chappelle's Block Party will be in theatres for everyone to see. I've seen the previews for this movie and it looks funny. The movie is a live show which took place last year in Brooklyn, New York. The movie has comedy and music, with artists such as Erykah Badu (a favorite of mine), Kanye West, Mos Def, Common, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and more. See the trailer and more about this movie on Yahoo.

Movie: Something New

I haven't seen the movie Something New just yet but my fiancee has seen it and she said that she liked it and enjoyed it. The movie has been out for a few weeks now and I really want to see it. You can see reviews of Something New at the below sites:
My fiancee Amanda and I are in an interracial relationship so we can relate to this movie (after I see it we both can say that). We love each other very much and we are planning to get married in June 2007. We may get weird looks or rude comments about our relationship but not that or anything else will stop us from loving each other and being together.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Half-Life 2 add-ons

Well it seems now that the next add-on for Half-Life 2 will not be called "Aftermath" after all. Valve has announced that the expansion would be named "Episode One" (read article on IGN.com). Valve also confirmed that they have been planning an "Episode Two" add-on for Half-Life 2. These add-ons or expansions will not require you to have the Half-Life 2 game already installed on your computer. You will be able to buy an add-on/expansion and be able to play the new story. If you don't already have Half-Life 2, what are you waiting for, get it now!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

You ask what's so bad about Microsoft?

Well if you're thinking that Microsoft is bad, then you may have in common what others are thinking. If not, then you're asking what is so bad about Microsoft? Well there is a web page where they went through some good points as to why Microsoft is bad (read it here).

I personally use a Windows operating system but I do use open source applications instead of paying large amounts of money for software, where I can get similar software for free. Instead of buying Microsoft Office for $200-$300, I have downloaded and use OpenOffice for free. I find it has the same tools, same functions to create and edit any documents (document/text files, spreadsheet files, presentation files), and it can even open/save/edit Microsoft documents so you don't have to worry about losing all of your Microsoft documents.

PS3 could be delayed

In the article "Sony: Blu-Ray, Standards Could Delay PS3" by Reuters, it says that the PS3 could be delayed because Sony is waiting for the final specifications that the PS3 will be using, such as the Blu-Ray DVD drive. You can read more by going to the article directly.

Personally I want the PS3 to come out sooner rather than later but I don't want what happened with the Xbox 360 to happen to the PS3, where consumers seemed to have some problems with their systems such as over-heating, which may be due to Microsoft trying to roll out/rushing the Xbox 360 in time for Christmas last year. I would rather have Sony take the time to make a quality product so consumers like myself don't have problems with the PS3.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Dave Chappelle on Oprah

On Friday Dave Chappelle was on Oprah and said that stress played the major part in him leaving and going to Africa. He said that people were trying to control his show and he didn't like it (as nobody would like for someone else to try and control something of theirs). Chappelle did say he wants to come back to do seasons three and four but wants to make his own work environment. I hope Comedy Central respects Chappelle enough to give him some space and let him do his thing so we can all enjoy the Chappelle Show once again. You can read more about the interview on this Yahoo TV news article.