Monthly Archives: February 2006

New Intel-based Mac Mini

I’ll be brief about this. I may be an Apple employee but my site is not another outlet to shill for them when I’m not getting a piece of the marketing budget.    Today, the big announcement was the revision … Continue reading

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Week 21 of NHL 2005-6

Team USA did even worse in the medal round against Finland. Getting knocked out was one thing, but the 30 minutes of penalties, poor play and poor sportsmanship followed by a temper tantrum from Mike “Lady” Modano was unacceptable. Team … Continue reading

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Tenth anniversary of GDW’s demise

I remember hearing the news about GDW finally shutting its doors on February 29, 1996. I just can’t remember how I found out since I wasn’t gaming then. Probably one of my friends because I don’t think I read about … Continue reading

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One Billion downloads from iTunes

Apple reached that milestone yesterday and a very lucky teenager in Michigan hit the jackpot; a 20″ iMac, 10 iPods, a gift card for $10,000 worth of downloads and a scholarship donated to Juilliard’s school of music, in his name.  … Continue reading

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26th Anniversary of Miracle on Ice

Despite the US getting eliminated in the quarterfinals by Finland today, it is still a great day for US Hockey.    On this day, 26 years ago, Team USA defeated the USSR at hockey in the 1980 Winter Olympics at … Continue reading

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Zathura

Even if you’ve seen Jumanji, this movie is still different enough to stand on its own and be enjoyed but it is rather impossible not to be drawn into a comparison.    Instead of two orphans who miss their parents, there … Continue reading

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Week 20 of NHL 2005-6

It’s an off week for the NHL as the Olympics take their toll and the Rick Tocchet debacle unfolds.    Team USA is awful this go round in the Olympics. After they lost to Slovakia, I pretty much lost interest … Continue reading

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The usual alarmist nonsense

Once again, there’s allegedly another “virus” going around that proves Mac OS X isn’t secure and it’s just as flawed as Windows.    For my fellow Mac users, let me explain and assure you what it really is. Firstly, it’s … Continue reading

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Ice Bats move closer to my house

After ten years at the Travis County Expo Center, the Austin Ice Bats are moving to a new venue, Chaparral Ice. The details were basically the unavailability of the Center. I would also go with the smell on that place … Continue reading

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Justice League Unlimited

This cartoon has been out for a few years now and it started out with the simpler title of just Justice League. Even when there were only seven superheroes saving the world, it was aweseome. It has only gotten better with … Continue reading

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Picayune URL is safe for 2 more years

Yesterday I renewed my lease on maggipicayune.net through dotster.com. Now I don’t want to start receiving e-mails from anyone about how I paid too much or there’s someone else who does it cheaper. I’m satisfied with the price I paid … Continue reading

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Week 19 of NHL 2005-6

The Olympics have started but Men’s Hockey doesn’t kick off until tomorrow (Wednesday). I haven’t really checked yet to see if I get any of the games on my Dish set up. Won’t matter though. The matches take place seven … Continue reading

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Buy this comic!

Yesterday, I’m at my local comic book store Dragon’s Lair to pick up my weekly fix of funny books, The Simpsons usually. I’m browsing all the new arrivals to make sure I don’t miss anything I normally get since I only made … Continue reading

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Opening in our D&D group

Recently we finally picked up that magical sixth player in our D&D group. Why six as opposed to the four that all the Third Edition rules are keyed toward? I’ve been a player, DM and fan of the game for … Continue reading

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Picayune is now 15

While writing some e-mail to my friend Deb (Baedke) and scanning photos (part of my archiving project to cut down on clutter), I realized that Picayunewas first put together and mailed 15 years ago. My friends Deb & Neal Baedke were … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday TJ!

Today is TJ Silder’s seventh birthday. If I recall what his parents, Paul & Helen, have told me; his birth was a bit rough due to his premature birth but I wasn’t worried since they’ve become somewhat more routine. Besides, … Continue reading

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Still sick

If I’m slow responding to your e-mails, it’s because I’m still fighting off my cold which shifted from a sore throat to congestion. It’s amazing how hard it is to find medicine that will guarantee drowsiness today. Yesterday, I’m at … Continue reading

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