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

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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.