June 30, 2003

Google-y Deity

Search Engine: A software program that searches a database and gathers and reports information that contains or is related to specified terms.

Wi-Fi: (short for "wireless fidelity") is the popular term for a high-frequency wireless local area network (WLAN).

God: A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.


Posted by Pedraum at 09:07 AM |

June 29, 2003

Earnest Techno

"Trinty strives to find cutting edge melodies for all his songs. He strongly believes that melody and harmony are the most important things, His songs have very positive messages like LIVE IN HARMONY or LET'S DANCE AROUND THE WORLD or IT'S TIME TO SMILE."
Posted by Pedraum at 08:05 PM |

One Of Only A Few Reasons To Get Satellite Television

Much of the 2003 Glastonbury Festival will be shown on the BBC.
Posted by Pedraum at 08:00 PM |

June 28, 2003

More Flight, Less Simulation

This dude takes his flight simulator seriously. So seriously that he's connected 13 monitors and 9 PC's together to run it. I'm guessing he's not married.
Posted by Pedraum at 02:44 PM |

Cranky Music Reviews

So this thing is a new twist on auto-generated humor (though at first it's not obvious) but the music kooks among us it's fun.
Posted by Pedraum at 02:34 PM |

June 26, 2003

What's In A Name Redux

There's a British comany named Antiques Exchange. They registered their domain in September of 2002. That domain is www.antiquesexchange.com.
Posted by Pedraum at 05:04 PM |


I'm trying out the new Infone service. Think of it as 411 directory assistance for the new age. It's got great customer service. It's got value added features. It's got a dotcom name. Best of all, it means I put less money in the pockets of Verizon ("Can you ream me now? Good.") So far I'm pretty impressed, even though they couldn't sing the tune to 'A Night in Tunisia' to us over the phone. What? It was bugging me. (Props MarkT)
Posted by Pedraum at 08:22 AM |

June 25, 2003

Happy and Mari

Nte To Self: Stay at The Maritime Hotel next time in NYC.
Posted by Pedraum at 12:05 PM |

June 18, 2003

Dream Team

NBA players in the Olympics was interesting but this takes the cake. Might this push us over edge to get satellite?
Posted by Pedraum at 04:17 PM |

How Does Tone Affect Others?

I was thinking about this yesterday...I walked into the restroom here at work with my cellphone headset on as I was calling my wife. As I entered the door, my wife answered the phone on the other end. At the same time, just as I was walking in the door, I noticed an aquaintance from work washing his hands as I made way to the...[ahem]...facility. I said "Hi" to my wife and the guy at the sink thought I was saying hi to him. He responded with an enthusiastic "Hey Pedraum, how are you! Hey, great show the other night (I play guitar). Sorry I couldn't stay the whole time" and on it went.

Afterwards I asked myself why this guy from work, whom I don't know all that well at all, and who, hitherto, had aknowledged me with nothing much more than a head nod, suddenly became so animated in his interaction with me. I've decided that it was becuase of the way I greeted him (though I was actually greeting my wife). Put simply, I greeted him lovingly because, in fact, I was greeting my wife. And his response reflected that.

As a side note, I felt bad that this guy had thought I was saying hi to him and I continued to engage him, leaving my wife hanging on the other end of the phone trying to decipher what situation would find me calling her only to talk to someone else in the room. She had a good laugh after I explained what had happened.
NOTE: Originally posted as a comment here.

Posted by Pedraum at 02:41 PM |

What's In A Name

Ever heard the story of how the Chevy Nova had trouble selling in Latin America because it's name transalated literally in Spanish means "No Go"? Well that one's not true. I'll tell you one that is though. There's an Italian comany named Powergen Italia. They registered their domain in September of 2002. That domain is www.powergenitalia.com.
Posted by Pedraum at 01:45 PM |

June 16, 2003

How Much Is A Good Customer Experience Worth?

Do you have places that you frequent whether or not they're more expensive or not. You know, places that take the customer experience as a whole into consideration? This article points to hotels as an example of this. For me, Hear Music has created an entirely new way to shop for music. Try everything before buying it. It was obviously designed by music nuts like me. By the way, I'm not linking above to Hear Music because it goes to some lame promo page for Starbucks. Might I have to reconsider my loyalty to the store if I know it's owned by the coffee czar? Or would that by fairly hypocritical given I work for the largest company in the world?
Posted by Pedraum at 04:26 PM |


I know way too many of them for comfort...Depressed Urban Professionals. (Props Shastri)
Posted by Pedraum at 11:58 AM |

June 11, 2003


I'm between Hattiesburg, Mississippi (yes, it really exists) and New Orleans until Friday. I leave you with this gossip:

David Beckham is gonna be the new face of Calvin Klein. You heard it here first folks. News you can use.

Now, let's just hope he can 'bend' CK's sales in an upward direction. Good night.

Posted by Pedraum at 08:56 PM |

June 09, 2003

I Ran (And Wrestled Too)

"I didn't see a single camel when I was over there." (Props PJ)
Posted by Pedraum at 02:41 PM |

June 06, 2003

More Alike Than Different

Readers have, no doubt, read about how we are are biologically more alike than we are different. Sure, but at least we can distinguish ourselves by what we wear, right? I mean, if I'm a part of a kooky subculture then I really will stand out and be different. Well, before you answer that look at this.

Posted by Pedraum at 08:40 AM |

Heavy Gold Chains

Topher continues to get mad props. Most recently his London tour gained some recognition.

Posted by Pedraum at 08:34 AM |

June 04, 2003

Case Mods Redux--A C64 @ 900MHz!

We've read about case mods before but this one's got a distinct retro feel too it. I dig it.

Posted by Pedraum at 04:47 PM |

To Serve And Protect

Yappy but aggressive, this mutt keeps it real in the summertime sun.

Posted by Pedraum at 04:39 PM |

Is Nice, I Like

Those that know me know that I have a soft spot for Borat (Ali G's alter ego). For those that have seen the Amercian HBO shows this article about their time in America is extra special. (Props to MT)
Posted by Pedraum at 09:52 AM |

June 03, 2003

A Posting for Jerry

Cuz only he would understand. Pumpkin Rocket?
Posted by Pedraum at 05:32 PM |

Spam Is Not A Problem

Well, a lot less of a problem after I follwed this advice.
Posted by Pedraum at 05:28 PM |

More Brushes with Fame

Topher's gettin props. Reminds me of seeing Josh Davis (aka DJ Shadow) on the cover of NME whilst living in Boston. I used to deliver pizza with the guy for peet's sake!
Posted by Pedraum at 04:21 PM |