Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Digital Life

My Canon Powershot A70 is working now. I guess it was the batteries that I was using. They are the Rayovac Rechargeable Nimh. They worked fine until vacation. That or my camera got wet from the cold weather. I don't know what happened. I am just glad it is working. I almost went to Office Depot and bought the Powershot A75. I am glad I don't have too.

Monday, December 27, 2004

New Drive

I bought a DVD recorder drive today. I can't use it until my firewire cable comes in the mail. I think I have been scammed on ebay again. My Canon Powershot digital camera stopped working today. The LCD screen won't come on.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas today. I am in Louisana visiting family. You probably are wondering what I got for Christmas. I got a MiniDV camera. I really like it.

Thursday, December 23, 2004


This is a test. Thanks to I can now podcast. Here is the feed for the podcast.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Post video to your moblog without a camera phone

Send video to your textamerica moblog with your digital camera. Download the Nokia Multimedia Converter. Here is how you do it. It works.

Friday, December 17, 2004

I win

I made a bid on ebay for a Microsoft Fingerprint reader and won. After 11 days I had not received my item. I sent emails and even tried to call the seller. Nothing. When I made the bid the guy had 100% positive feedback. After 11 days that went down. So I got scammed on ebay. I felt cheated and robbed. Which I was. I alerted paypal on what happen. And after 30 days of not getting a response from the seller I got my money back. So I guess I won.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

iTunes Music Store downloads top 200 million

Apple said today that more than 200 million songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Home-Brew IPod Ad Opens Eyes

School teacher George Masters has the marketing world abuzz with a homemade ad for Apple Computer's iPod that is rapidly "going viral." (video in article)

MSN joins desktop search fray

The Web portal introduced its MSN Toolbar Suite in a beta, or test version, on Monday. The software lets people search the contents of their hard drive, including Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendar items, contacts and Office documents.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Josh, I did not loose my blog because of the google ads. Matter afact I did not loose my blog. The host zipped all of it up. I have it. I am looking for a new host. I will back and better than ever. It will just take some time.

Friday, December 10, 2004

iTunes Music Store now accepting PayPal

Apple and PayPal announced that the US iTunes Music Store now accepts PayPal for purchases of music, audiobooks and gift certificates.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

iPod my photo

Transform your photos into colorful and exciting iPod ads. iPod My Photo will customize any photo (.JPG and less than 1 MB in size) and once you've seen the amazing results, you can print your own unique iPodified photo on t-shirts, greeting cards and much more. iPod your photo - give it a try!

Thunderbird 1.0 today released Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0, a standalone e-mail client.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Leo with Regis & Kelly

Heres a divx file of the show. Also here.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Free WordPress Blogs

Blogsome is a new free blogging hosting service based on WordPress. I wish I would have known about this before setting up mine to test.
Another free one based on WordPress is Blogthing.


When I send an email to you I want a reply. You got that!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Apple launches Canadian iTunes Music Store

Apple has now opened the much-anticipated Canadian version of the iTunes Music Store.

MSN Spaces Launches

MSN Spaces has just been launched.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

'Blog' Tops Dictionary's Words of the Year

A four-letter term that came to symbolize the difference between old and new media during this year's presidential campaign tops U.S. dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's list of the 10 words of the year.

I Won

I just won $25 dollars from ebay's "Just What You Wished For" sweepstakes. How cool is that. (Must be a ebay member)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Desktop Search

Forget about Google's desktop search program. Use Copernic desktop search.

Monday, November 29, 2004


The new Screen Savers sucks.

Yankee or Dixie?

68% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score! I don't agree. I was born in Illinois. But I have lived in Arkansas and Louisiana. I'm in Texas now. Take the quiz here.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


WiinPlosion - Exploded view of your open Windows. It is almost like Apple's Exposé.

The New TSS

This is terrible. The new host for The Screen Savers is Kevin Pereira, and Chi-Lan Lieu. Kevin Rose was given a choice either host the new show, or create content. He decided to go back to what he loves, which is create content. Sarah Lane will remain
where she is. The new TSS will kick off on Monday 29th. I just don't know if I am happy about this.

Grouper Beta 1.0

It's a peer-to-peer app. But not the kind you're thinking of. Grouper isn't like Kazaa or Morpheus, a way of sharing files (often illegal versions of copyrighted material) with millions of strangers across the Internet. [PC Magazine]

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Yet another cool way to read the news.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Great movie

Just got back from seeing the movie National Treasure. That movie was great. Go see it.

Thursday, November 18, 2004


Yesterday there was a bad wreck in the church parking lot next to my house. I did not see it because I was asleep. What happen was a truck lost control flipped over and skidded across the church parking lot. I wish I could have seen it. No word on if the person is ok or not.

Amazon Wishlist

Christmas is almost here. I have updated my Amazon Wishlist. And yes there is alot of cheap stuff.

Monday, November 15, 2004


Konfabulator is not free! I got a pop-up reminder box saying that my copy is unregistered and may only be used for a limited period for evalution purposes. They did not say anything about having to purchase this when I went to download it.


100 words and pictures that define the time. A different way to get your daily news.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Tech Headlines

- Free E-Mail Inboxes Get Fatter [Wired News]

- New IE Bugs Open Up XP SP2 To Attack [TechConnect Magazine]

Friday, November 12, 2004


Go to where you registered your domain and lock it down.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

TSS is being revamped

G4TechTV today canceled the tv show The Screen Savers and fired all the staff and crew.
Update: According to Sarah's blog the TSS has not been canceled. They are busy regrouping, reorganizing, and relaunching.
Update 2: Here is what Kevin Rose has to say about it.
Update 3: Some good news. Unscrewed has been canceled for sure.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Gmail offers free POPs

Google has turned on POP3 (Post Office Protocol) access for their free beta gmail.

Monday, November 08, 2004


Konfabulator for Windows now available.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Make your own FavIcon.ico

At there is a favicon.ico generator for your web site that will let you generate a FavIcon from any image.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Go Vote

I just got back from voting. I had no problems and did not wait in line long. My county is still using optical scan ballots. I wish they where using the touch screen ballots. Well until tonight.

Monday, November 01, 2004


I got DSL!

Friday, October 29, 2004

Gmail Signature Generator

Gmail Signature Generator. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Apple News

- Apple Introduces iPod Photo
- Apple Introduces the U2 iPod
- Apple Launches EU iTunes Music Store
- Apple has posted a QuickTime stream of today's special music event
- Apple to offer iPod Socks (available starting in mid-November, $29)
- Apple releases QuickTime 6.5.2
- Apple launches iPod Store
- iPod Updater 2004-10-20 posted

Monday, October 25, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Today's News

- Shatner aims for real 'Star Trek' []

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Gmail Invites

I have 0 Gmail invites left. If you want one leave your name and email. updated

Tech News

- Looks like Google's Desktop Search program might be a security threat.

- iTunes Downloads Hit 150-Million Mark

- Halo 2 has been pirated and leaked onto the internet.

Friday, October 15, 2004

The Friday Four!

Which browser do you use on which operating system? Firefox 1.0 PR on Windows XP Home Edition

How many hours per day do you use the computer? All day I guess.

What would you say is your most vital program on your computer? FeedDemon. My RSS Aggregator.

Toss up: or FOX Google or Yahoo? AccuWeather or Fox News, Google is best, and but I like for rader images.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004

Todays News

- Jeanne damages NASA shuttle building []

- Microsoft Adds New Hotmail Fee []

- Virgin Launches New Digital Music Service [Yahoo News]

- Griffin Announces iBeam [More info]

- Halo Client Response Off-By-One Denial of Service Vulnerability []

Friday, September 24, 2004

How to Start Each Day With a Positive Outlook

Found this on the internet and thought it was funny.

1. Open a new file in your PC.
2. Name it “John Kerry.”
3. Send it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you, “Do you really want to get rid of John Kerry?”
6. Answer calmly, “yes,” and press the mouse button firmly.
7. Feel better?…

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Todays Tech Headlines

Bloggers keep eye on the news []

Black 4G iPod []

Bloglines aims for simplicity [Yahoo News]

NASA pumps $400m into nuclear space probe [The Register]

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Todays Tech Headlines

The Secret Behind the iPod's Scrollwheel []

It's Official! Nintendo DS Launch Date 11/21/04 and Price $149. []

Sony Shows Smaller PlayStation 2 [Yahoo News]

Open Office has released 1.1.3rc []

Gates, Ballmer pay holds at about $900,000 [Cnet News]

Microsoft mimics local radio, serving as wake-up call []

Adobe beta tests Acrobat Reader 7.0 [The Register]

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Fahrenheit 1 Million: The temp at which the web explodes

In just under 100 hours, we have smashed through our one million download campaign--with 6 days still to go! []

Get Firefox!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Tech News launched this week as a resource for digital music enthusisasts using a Mac or Windows operating systems.

Microsoft issues patch for 'critical' JPEG-handling flaw
It also patched software that converts WordPerfect files in Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0

Bush Requests NASA Storm Aid

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Support Firefox

Get Firefox!

Rangers, fans scuffle in Oakland

As many of you know there was a fight between the fans and a Texas Ranger in Oakland at the baseball game last night. Frank Francisco hoisted a folding chair into the stands, striking a woman and breaking her nose. He was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery. As a fan of the Texas Rangers this conduct saddens me. I think he should be suspended. The bullpen is very close to the fans. So virbal abuse is probably very high. This is a problem at Oakland and in Finway. It is sad. Because it was really a shocker of a game. It is sad that this has happened. A Statement from Tom Hicks. (Link includes video)

Tech News

Rob Glaser Responds, Talks Up Real Networks

Yahoo to buy digital music company Musicmatch

Mozilla Firefox Reaches 1.0PR, Mozilla Thunderbird 0.8

Sunday, September 12, 2004

New Modem

I got a new modem for my computer. And I am not connecting at my normal speed either. Which I don't like.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Gmail Invites

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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Halo Online

I am having so much fun playing Halo Online. It works pretty good over dial-up.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Lan Party

I'm at my friends house having a lan party. And we finally got our computers connected. It was not working. But after reading the troubleshooting guides it is working now. We are going to be playing Halo, half life etc.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

GMail Invites

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Friday, September 03, 2004


I have a job interview today at 8 pm. I hope I get this job. I am also looking at getting a new scanner. My HP Scanjet 4400c light has gone out. I am thinking about getting the HP Scanjet 4600. Does anyone out there have this scanner? Is it a good one?

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The New iMac G5

From the creators of iPod

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Monday, August 30, 2004

Font Name

Where can I find a font that looks like the T below? Update: The name of the font that I am looking for is called Thunderbird. Please if you don't mind look in your fonts folder in your Windows directory and see if you have it. Please send it to me or send me a link. Thanks.
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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Texas Rangers Win

The Rangers game was great fun. I forgot how much fun going to a baseball game was. The last time I went to a Rangers game was on August 23, 1997. I sat in section 332 row 22 seat 18. They played against the Chicogo White Sox. I can't remember if they won or not. I wonder if there is a way to find out? I took some pictures that are on my moblog. I took two panorama pictures which you can click on below. The Rangers played against the Baltimore Orioles. The final score was 6-4.

Picture 1
Picture 2

Friday, August 27, 2004

Pocket PC Themes

I have made some new pocket pc themes. Go check them out here.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Bad Storm

We just had a really bad storm. There was alot of lighting. I got my digital camera out and started to take some video and then it happened. Click here to see the video.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Gmail Notifier

The Gmail Notifier is a downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser. [Download]

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


Does anyone out there know how to create buttons that look like glass in Photoshop?

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Free iPod

Do you want a Free iPod? Sure you do and so do I. Please join and complete one of the offers. You can sign up for a number of them and cancel within the trial period with no harm to you or your credit. People this is for real. This is not a scam. I know people that have completed everything and they are getting their iPod.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Tech Headlines

Hoping to keep up with Apple's iTunes digital music downloading service in Europe, a Dutch record company has launched a Web site offering 250,000 tracks from five major record labels.

A Minnesota high school senior pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to unleashing a variant of the "Blaster" Internet worm, which crippled more than a million computers last summer.

Griffin Technology today announced the RoadTrip, an all-in-one iPod charger, FM transmitter, and cradle in one compact unit.

The Norwegian hacker famed for developing DVD encryption-cracking software has apparently struck again — this time breaking the locks on Apple Computer Inc.'s wireless music streaming technology.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Tech Headlines

Microsoft will begin distribution of Windows XP Service Pack 2 to individual PCs through the Automatic Update feature of Windows Update on Aug. 16, company executives said Wednesday.

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would offer a low-cost starter edition of its Windows XP operating system in Asia starting in October.

Sony has officially announced that their next game console, referred to as the Playstation 3, will use Blu-ray Disc technology.

The U.S. space agency says it will move ahead with plans to have a robot fix the aging Hubble Space Telescope.

Get 25 free digital prints from target

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Tech Headlines

Apple today announced that the iTunes Music Store now has over one million songs available for download in the US, becoming the first and only online digital music service to offer consumers a million song catalog.

Roxio has announced the sale of its consumer software division, which allows the company to focus on its Napster online music store.

Alex Gruzen, the head of Hewlett-Packard's notebook computing effort, has left the company to join rival Dell.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Just Another Day

Not that anyone cares but it is my birthday.

Monday, August 02, 2004

New video card

My new video card is installed and running great. I am already seeing better performance on some programs and in Windows. I am going to ask to borrow my friends copy of Halo now that I have a graphics card that can handle it. I hooked my computer up to the tv. It worked but I won't be doing anything with it. You could not make out anything on the screen. Video and pictures worked fine. I tried to play a dvd. It worked on my monitor but not on the tv. Does anyone know how to fix that? I have InterVideo WinDVD Platinum.

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Bad Weather

We had a real bad storm last night and I think it hit my modem. There was a very big lighting bolt that hit Subway behind my house. How would I know that you ask? I had my window open and was looking at all the lighting when it strikes. It scared me to death. Today Subway did not have power at all. I bought a new video card and it should be here on Saturday.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Tech Headlines

I-Pod, u-Pod, we all-Pod

Death of a sales format?

iWar looms as Gates muscles in on music

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith []

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Bottle Cap Tripod

Make a camera tripod out of a 20oz bottle cap.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Apple iPod Firmware Petition

In case you are as miffed as we are that Apple did not give such easily implemented things as the "shuffle" function in the main menu to owners of older iPods you may want to consider signing this petition: Apple iPod Firmware Petition

Monday, July 19, 2004

Gmail Giveaway

To accept this invitation and register for your account, visit
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Sunday, July 18, 2004

iPod Nation

[Newsweek] In just three years, Apple’s adorable mini music player has gone from gizmo to life-changing cultural icon.

The New iPod

Friday, July 16, 2004

Friday Four

What email service do you use? I use Gmail.

What’s your gaming system of choice? Xbox

How many hats do you own? Four

What are you operating on right now? Windows XP Home

Thursday, July 15, 2004


Picasa is now part of Google. Download Picasa version 1.6 for Free!

Tech Headlines

eBay plugs into digital-music market [CNet]

Army in Iraq on Segways []

Mozilla Foundation Turns 1 []

Google Goes Browsing By Name []

Bush to sign anti-phishing bill []

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Tech Headlines

John Kerry a Mac user.

Reasons to love Apple

20 Suggestions for Improving the Mac Experience.

'Superjumbo' photos are released.

Google shares to debut on Nasdaq.

Bill Gates saids DVDs will be obsolete in 10 years.

Google to add audio and video search.

Ballmer: Xbox 'can take Sony'

Apple Starts Shipping AirPort Express

G5 to power new iMac

Tech, Friends, and Life.

I have decided to combine my two blogs Jim's tech news and Jim's blog into one blog. It will make things easier. My new 120 GB hard drive came yesterday. I was running out of room on my hard drive. I had to uninstall programs to just to make room. Well, not anymore. I had to partition the hard drive. The first time around I messed it up. But I figured out what I did wrong and it works now. We are having a revival at my church and it is going very well. Work is going good. I wish I could find more though.

I want to go back to Teen Mania to be in the CCM (Center of Creative Media) program. They produce the shows for ATF and all of Teen Mania's videos that they use for missions and extreme camps. I would be trained in: Producing (from conception to completion), Writing, Camera, Audio, Lighting, Editing (AVID), Directing, and Graphics Design. I would love to do this with a passion. I would be a GI (graduate Intern) and it would be for two years. But the program cost $1500 dollars a month. And I don't know how that is going to happen. The program is almost like going to Full Sail. And it cost about the same. But Full Sail is in Flordia.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Tech Headlines

Canon Introduces New XL2 Camcorder

Google Buys Picasa

Oakley Thump: Sunglasses Meet MP3 Player

Apple, Indie Labels 'Close' to iTunes Pact -Source

Yahoo Buys Web E-Mail Firm

British Military: iPods Pose Security Risk

Sony to unveil next generation PlayStation in spring

Office Depot and Apple

Firefox 1.0 Set For September

No “free entry winners” in the iTunes contest

Monday, July 12, 2004

iTunes Music Store downloads hit 100 million

Apple's iTunes Music Store, which opened its doors in April of 2003, has just sold its 100 millionth song. To mark the milestone, Apple will give the lucky person who downloaded the 100 millionth song a 17-inch PowerBook, a 40GB iPod, a gift certificate for 10,000 iTunes songs. Apple will also give away 50 20GB iPods to those who downloaded each 100,000th song between 95 million and 100 million songs. Source:

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July. I had a great time at Celebrate Freedom 2004. You can check out the pictures on my moblog. I did not stay for the fireworks. It was my decision not to. But, I did get to ride with my friends up to the event. I saw John Marshall while I was there. He was a volunteer at Teen Mania when I was there. So that was cool. My town is putting on their fireworks display tonight so I will get to see some fireworks after all.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Celebrate Freedom 2004

I will be going to Celebrate Freedom in Dallas at Southfork Ranch tomorrow. Southfork Ranch is where they filmed the TV show "Dallas". Celebrate Freedom is the largest free outdoor concert in America. I have gone since it opened. It is alot of fun.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Free 25 Digital Prints at Target

The link goes to a coupon worth 25 free digital prints at Target. The coupon expires on July 10, 2004. Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend! 25 Free Digital Photos From Target Coupon


I went Wednesday and saw the movie Spider-Man 2. I thought it was a great movie. They had alot of surprises in this movie. Stuff that you would think that they would not do. The story line was excellent and very well thought out. The acting was very good. There is one scene where Peter is trying to save a little girl from a building that is on fire and he almost falls through the floor and the little girl helps him up. It did not look right. A little girl would not have the strength to pull him up. The special effects were extremely good. Go see it. I added Googles Adsense to my website. I don't control the ads. Some of them are crazy. It will be text or an image.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Gmail Giveaway

I have a Gmail invite that I would like to give someone. All you have to do is make a comment. Please include your name and email address. First person to comment gets it.

Contest is over.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Friendships, Fun, & Hard Work

For the past two weeks I was a summer volunteer at Teen Mania Ministries. I was a intern at the Honor Academy in August 99-2000. I just wanted to go back and help out. They are having Global Expeditions and Extreme Camps during the summer and needed the help. I had a good time. I made some awesome friends that I will never forget. Continued: I also got to see some bands while I was there. I saw Kutless, John Reuben, and Sanctus Real. I took some pictures which are on my moblog.

The Friday Four

I was gone so here it is on a Sunday.

What’s your favorite song?: Gosh there is so many. I guess right now that would be Falling in Love Falling In Love by Falling Up.

Who’s your favotite band?: Falling Up

Do you play any instruments?: No

How long do you spend on a computer per day?: To Much

Friday, June 18, 2004


I got a Gmail account.

Sunday, June 06, 2004


I went out tonight with my friends on their new boat. I could not fish because I had to have a fishing license. I will get one later on. It was so much fun. Out of the five of us only one caught 3 fish. He threw them back because they were small. He had one of those devices that tells where the fish are. It was so cool. It was kind of stormy when we got there. It was lighting. And at night the lighting was really awesome to watch.

I will be gone for 2 weeks starting today. Talk to you later. Bye.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Bryan's Friday Four

What is your blogging platform?: MovableType and I am testing WordPress.
How many years/months have you been blogging?: 3 years - That includes my blogger and MT blog.
How many posts have you made: On my MT blog: 168
What’s your favorite kind of pizza?: Pepperoni

Saturday, May 29, 2004


I went and saw the movie The Day After Tommorrow. That movie is crazy. The special effects were very good.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Bryans Friday Four

What are your thoughts on the G4/TechTV Merge?: I think it is terrible. They have kept all the crappy shows and canceled good shows like CFH, Techlive. The Screen Savers will continue but it won't be the same without Patrick and Leo as host. Plus they have fired all of TechTV staff. The people that made TechTV so great. Update: The website is nothing but crap.

Do you think the network will get better/worse ratings and why?: I don't think the network will have good ratings. They have added all the crap that was on TechTV. And how many gaming shows can you have until you get bored? I hope they atleast keep TSS like it is now.

What are your thoughts on I think if he keeps it like the style of Call For Help then it will be ok. I don't think charging people for it is right. I have dial-up and it probably won't do me any good to subscribe.

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?: Mint Chocolate Chip.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Not that you care

I got a new mouse finally. The plastic on my old mouse got damaged and the mouse was not usable. I got a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse with Tilt wheel. My old mouse had five buttons. So you could go back and forward through webpages. I really liked having those buttons. But this is my first wireless mouse so I am happy with it. My next purchase will be a 120 GB hard drive that uses firewire. I am running out of room on my 10 GB hard drive. It is very sad.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Six Flags

I am going to Six Flags tomorrow. I can't wait to ride the Titan, Batman Ride, and Mr. Freeze. Our new attraction for this year is SpongeBob SquarePants The Ride 4-D. I don't know why they call it the ride. All you do is seat in a theater and the chairs move. It is so stupid. You would think that being the flagship park that we would get a new roller coaster. No, not this year. I will try to take pictures. I am not sure if I want to take my digital camera yet. I probably won't. I thought about going to Wal-Mart and getting one of those cheap $20 dollar digital cameras. But, I would only be able to take about 52 pictures on the 8 Megs that it holds. With my Canon I can take 1300 pictures and video.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Bryans Friday Four

Whats your favorite program? Feed Demon

What's your #2 fav? iTunes

What's your favorite TV network? FOX, TechTV before Comcast bought them.

How many hours a day do you watch tv? Too much I guess

Wednesday, May 12, 2004


I got a job.

OSX on a PC for real.

Kevin Rose from TechTV's The Screen Savers has put OSX on his Athlon PC. He will feature this on The Screen Savers today. You can see pictures of it on his website.

Monday, May 10, 2004


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Friday, May 07, 2004

Bryan's Friday Four

The people that did the Friday Five are history. So Bryan is doing his own.

What's the speed of your computer? 866 Mhz

How long have you had it? 5 years. Sad isn't it.

Do you have any other systems? No, I had a laptop but sold it on ebay. I
want a new one but that won't happen.

What's your favorite game to play on it? Half Life

Thursday, May 06, 2004

TechTV lays off San Francisco staff

TechTV told 285 San Francisco employees on Thursday that their jobs are being eliminated, a move that was widely feared by workers after Comcast announced in March that it would acquire the technology cable channel. [Read More]

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Got a virus

I just got the I-Worm/Netsky.B virus from someone I did not know. My AVG Anti-Virus software found it and removed the attachment. It put the attachment in the virus vault. I guess this proves that the free editon of AVG does work. I did run a complete test and it did not find anything. I think I am safe.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Won a song

I won a free song from the Ben & Jerry's ETOV Turn It Around Sweepstakes. It is sort of cool being on iTunes Music Store Birthday.

New iTunes 4.5

The new iTunes 4.5 has just been announced by Apple within The iTunes Music Store.

What's new in iTunes:

Free Downloads/Single of the Week
iMix - Publish Your Playlists
Music Videos
Movie Trailers
Radio Charts
Party Shuffle
CD Insert Printing
Wish List
Import WMA Files (Windows)
Lossless Encoder
Links to Music Store (Requires iTunes 4.5)

Friday, April 16, 2004

Youth Convention

I am going to Austin for a youth convention this weekend. Should be good.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Leo Laporte is back on TechTV!

Yes, you heard right. Leo is returning to TechTV to do the show Call For Help. The petition that was going around has generated 3328 Total Signatures. That does not even account for all the emails that Vulcan and Comcast received. This is a good thing. I just hope that from all the show of support for Leo and Call For Help that they keep the show on the air.

24 rescheduled

Because of the Presidential News Conference the TV show 24 was moved to Sunday, April 18th. Check your own local listings. About this episode: President David Palmer tells Jack that a top CTU agent is to be killed; at the hotel, Michelle offers a peaceful ending to those infected with the virus

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Day of Praise

Update for my post on April 08, 2004. Tonight we fixed my friends Gator. It was his dad that did most of the work. If you look at it you can't tell it had been wrecked. He pushed the metal frame back into place and fixed the light. He even fixed the plastic hood. It was torn up. No more cracks in it. It really is amazing. My friend took pictures of before and after. I will try to get them. His camera is a Sony. And it uses a memory stick. I don't have a reader for it. UPDATE: The Gator sold at the auction.

Friday, April 09, 2004


I can't believe it. TechTV has asked Chris Pirillo to be a guest host for Call For Help. I just don't believe it. A loss of words...

Plug-in for iTunes

This is a test. WMPtunelog is a plugin for iTunes. The song below is being played using iTunes.
[Listening to: Falling In Love - Falling Up - Crashings (4:04)]

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Day of Hell

Today has been the day of hell. The steering in my friends John Deere Gator locked up and I hit a tree. The front is all torn up. They were really nice when I went and told them. But, I feel bad. I can't afford to fix it or replace it. It just has been a bad day.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004


Everyone needs to go and sign the petition to get G4/Comcast to hire Leo Laporte from Vulcan Ventures. 847 Total Signatures so far.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

iPod stuff

Here are some accessories that I want for my iPod that I probably will never get.

1. iPod Remote and Earbuds - With this I can fast forward, rewind, play/pause, and control the volume while the iPod is in my pocket.
2. Belkin Battery Pack - The battery on the iPod is not the greatest.
3. iPod Dock - I want this more then anything. I can charge and sync in this stylish dock.
4. Sony Car Cassette Adapter - So I can listen to my iPod in the car.
5. Belkin Auto Charger w/Audio for iPod - So I don't use the battery up when in the car.
6. Belkin TuneDok Car Holder - Need a safe place to put my iPod in the car.
7. eXo2 Skin for 10/15 GB iPod - For Protection.
You can get all this stuff cheap off ebay.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Chris Pirillo of has launched their own Blogging Network. They offer 3 different accounts blogbasic, blogplus and blogTrial. Prices range from $10, $15 dollars a month. The free trial is for 30 days and you are limited to 5 MB storage and 5 MB bandwidth. You can also only make 5 post per day. You can upgrade to a blogbasic or blogplus account at the end of the trial. You can choose to have your own domain name or one of their domains which is,, or This looks like it could be cool. Chris has his own blog here.

Monday, March 29, 2004


One of my mothers family members is going to be on Jeopardy this week. Her name is Becky Galipeau. If you go to and click on "This week on Jeopardy" you can see a small video. I can't tell you how much she won. You will just have to watch. I believe her show will air on March 31st.

Saturday, March 27, 2004


I went to Ripley's Believe It Or Not today. I had the best time. That place is so cool. Look at my moblog for pictures. The world's tallest man was so cool. I took a picture (not in moblog) of me next to him and I was so small. And there was a real peace of coal from the Titanic ship. Plus look at the giant lobster. And there was a vest made out of human hair. This place was so cool. You should go to one if it is near you.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Good-bye Leo

Leo is stepping down has host of The Screen Savers. He started the show 6 years ago. I have learned so much stuff about computers and technology from watching TSS. It won't be the same without Leo. But he will be on Call For Help still.

Comcast has Purchased TechTV

Comcast Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with Vulcan Programming Inc. to acquire TechTV, Inc. Upon closing, Comcast will merge TechTV with G4, the Comcast-owned television network devoted to video games and the gamer lifestyle.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Woods to Swap Golf Spikes for Army Boots

Tiger Woods sometimes adds green to his wardrobe in April, but that usually means a jacket from Augusta National - not fatigues from Fort Bragg.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Your Trekkie Communicator Is Ready

Vocera Communications has made the Star Trek com badges a reality thru a WiFi-enabled, touch-sensitive, VoIP communication system.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Toddler Wins Family $100,000

The 21-month-old toddler, who lives in Brewster, N.Y., recently dismantled his family's TV remote control console to reveal a tiny Duracell battery worth $100,000.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Music and Technology

A new band that I like is Falling Up. They are awesome. I went to the store today to buy Falling Up and they were sold out. I went to Wal-Mart and their CDs are all messed up. You can't find anything. I am starting to think that I should have gotten the RCA Lyra Audio/Video Jukebox. Instead of getting my iPod. I went to Best Buy today and got to play around with the Lyra and really liked it. I have so many digital pictures and videos that it would be great to have it stored in one place that I can view on the go. The reviews for the RCA Lyra A/V jukebox are mixed. Some like it and some don't. I really like Microsoft's new iPod killer that is coming out. But the price is crazy. And I am not sure if you need a Media Center PC?

Friday, March 12, 2004

Friday Five

1. What was the last song you heard?

AllAll by Avalon.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?

* The Passion of the Christ

* James Bond Die Another Day

3. What were the last three things you purchased?

* Belkin TuneCast

* Song off iTunes

* 2 Liter Pepsi

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?

* Work at the BBQ Fundraiser

* Church

* Clean Hard Drive

* Mow Grass

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?

* Jonathan, Nick, Nan, Don, and Mother.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Looking for new digs? California town goes up for sale on Internet

Potential bidders were flocking to an Internet auction house for the chance to buy a property -- an entire California town, in fact, that could be theirs for just 600,000 dollars. [Read More]

Tuesday, March 02, 2004


I finally got to see the movie The Passion of Christ tonight. A friends mother got us some tickets. I went with 3 friends. I thought it was very good. It was very violent. But it should be and was in real life.

Saturday, February 28, 2004


My mother got some food caught in her throat tonight and we had to go to the ER. They had to do surgery. They put a fiber optical scope down her throat. The surgery went fine and she is ok. They wanted to keep her over night just to be on the safe side. I am tired. Good Night.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Saturday, February 21, 2004

The Mini is not too bad

I have to change what I said about the iPod mini. I said that I do not like it. Well, after seeing it and hearing what everyone is saying about it. I like it. I like the fact that the buttons are on the wheel and under your thumb. It just would make it easier to navigate and control. The buttons on the regular iPod are very sensitive. I often press them and don't mean too. I can't always have the hold button on. And the fact that it does not get scratched easily like the other one. But, I am very happy with my 15 GB iPod.

Friday, February 20, 2004


I got a Belkin TuneCast Mobile FM Transmitter tonight for my iPod and any other device that can transmit sound. It works pretty good. I can finally listen to my iPod in the car.


The pPod is a MP3 player that makes the touchscreen on your pocket pc look like (and act like!) an iPod, and that's designed to be thumbable. It works pretty good.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Tip The Top

I won a free song in the Pepsi iTunes Music Giveaway. I tilt the bottle at just the right angle and could make out the words "one free". I knew that it was a winner. So I bought the bottle. I can't believe how easy that was. Here is what I did.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

I won

This is incredible I just won a $10 iTunes gift certificate from the giveaway.

Friday, February 13, 2004


It is snowing in my town. I live in Texas.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Start your own war

You can now own your own fighter jet. Better than that you can own one of the Blue Angels. Just for the low cost of US $2,000,000.00. Better hurry it will go quick. I have found a new program that I really like it is called Pluck. It is a RSS reader. It integrates right into Internet Explorer. It sits on the left hand column of Internet Explorer (in the same place where Favorites or History appear if activated). It is still in beta. It does not support OPML. Which I wish it did. But it has a very clean easy to understand interface.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Visited States

I have visited 27 states (52%). I have visited more but I can't remember. On my way to Oregon I was in a car accident. The 15 passenger van that I was in hit some ice on the road and rolled 4 times and I got ejected. So I really don't remember alot. But, I probably have been to more states then this. The website that the image is linked to is down.

Sunday, February 01, 2004


On February 1st, 2003 the space shuttle Columbia burned up on re-entry. My mother heard the boom sound. It shook the windows in my house. You see I live in one of the towns where it fell. I never thought that I would ever see the space shuttle in pieces on the ground. But I did. It was truly a sad day. I don't think I have ever seen so many police, fire trucks and news helicopters in my town before. Please don't forget the seven brave astronauts that lost their lives on this day. I don't know what else to say.

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14 NIV

Saturday, January 31, 2004

No fun

Today I was suppose to go to LazarX with my youth group but it closed on Jan. 18th. Update: We went to the mall in Tyler and ate at Ci Ci Pizza. Not to much fun

Friday, January 30, 2004

Friday Five

You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?
I guess family followed by friends.
2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
17" inch PowerBook, A new car, Plasma TV
3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
Trip or a cruise.
4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
Church. They really could use it.
5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
What's ever left over I guess.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Ultimate Flash Face

Check this out! It’s the “Ultimate Flash Face” page, which allows you to create your own faces. How good of a self portait can you do?

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Add RSS Headlines to your Weblog

Ok this is cool. It allows you to insert RSS feeds into your weblog. I just added one to my tech news site.


I got my iPod yesterday at Best Buy. They had the 15 Gig. This thing is so light and thin. The touch sensitive buttons are so cool. I barely touch them and they respond. Firewire is so fast. It transferred all of my music in iTunes in under 20 seconds. The back already has scratches on it. That’s ok. I knew about that when I decided to get it that the back would get scratched easily. And figure prints show up on it too. I am very happy with it. This truly is a very cool device.

RSS Feeds for iTunes Music Store

The iTunes Music Store is now offering customizable RSS Newsfeeds for use in newsreaders such as Ranchero's NetNewsWire. You can create feeds based on your preferences of type of music and which list you want to watch, such as New Releases, Top Songs, Top Albums, and more.

Friday, January 16, 2004

EBay pulls plug on auction of W.Va.

An attempt to auction off the state of West Virginia drew 56 bids and nearly enough promised dollars to fill the state's projected budget hole before eBay learned of the joke. [USA Today]

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Nothing to blog

There is nothing to blog about. I am just waiting for next week. I get my iPod. But, I am not sure that the stores will have the 15 Gig model yet. So I am not sure what I am going to do. I might have to wait longer or get it off the Apple store online. At least if I do get it online I get free engraving. The 365 Project that I was working on is dead.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Windows app closely mimics Apple's Exposé

This is a very cool. You know that neat feature that Apple came up with called
Exposé. Well, a windows software maker has just released a utility called WinExposé. It costs $10, and is available for Windows ME through XP.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

HP and Apple Partner to Deliver Digital Music Player

HP and Apple today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an HP-branded digital music player based on Apple’s iPod, the number one digital music player in the world, and Apple’s award-winning iTunes digital music jukebox and pioneering online music store to HP's customers.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

iPod Mini

Apple today has announced that they are moving the 10GB iPod up to 15GB with the same price of $299. They also just announced the iPod Mini. 4GB hard drive holds up to 70 hours of music. Touch-sensitive Click Wheel. It will sell for $249. It will hold 1,000 songs and it is about the size of a business card. It has a dock and armband. It also will come in colors. Available in the US in February and worldwide in April. Note: I do not like the iPod Mini. For $50 dollars more I can get more storage and all the accessories that are already out for the iPod. Update: I like the iPod mini.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Hard Drive

I have 10 GB hard drive and it is almost full. I only have 700 MB free to use. Is that sad or what? I wish I had the money to get a larger hard drive. But I don't and probably never will. I have alot of digital pictures and digital video. I do alot of video capturing. I have a CD-RW but it is a peace of junk. It only works when it wants to. My dream system if I could have one would be:

2.4 GHz
512 MB memory
120 GB Hard Drive
17"inch LCD
Nvidia 128MB Video Card with TV-Out
5.1 Surround Sound Card

Thursday, January 01, 2004

New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I have decided to start a project that I am going to take one picture for everyday in 2004. I have setup a moblog here. I hope I can do this. Should I explain what the picture is? Or should I just leave it blank?