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New life for Palm

Wellm that's what I'M calling it. My Palm Tungsten T has now been turned into a video iPod, thanks to this free software. Take your video files, move them onto your SD card, and launch this free player: it reads almost any file, and formats for the Palm screen. Now I can actually catch up on entire seasons of on my commute!

Project Greenlight: add it to your Tivo

If you have not followed Project Greenlight , start now. Basically, it's a documentary about amateur filmmakers who are handed millions of dollars to make a movie by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon. Insanity & hilarity ensures. As Bill Simmons says, about 3/4 of the way down the 1 page view: "Speaking of reality TV, I hope you're watching John Gulager's meltdown on "Project Greenlight." I am now convinced that they go out of their way to select crazy directors that will make for good TV, at the expense of the actual movie. This guy takes the cake -- it's like they pulled him out of line at the Store 24 when he was buying scratch cards and Winstons, then handed him a multi-million movie. I also loved Matt Damon's Will Hunting-like meltdown in the first episode, when he started screaming at the Dimension execs, "The master of horror is sitting two seats away from you and just told you the script can't work!" I kept expecting Robin Willi

So God can look down on his team...

Ok, might as well jump on the Google Satellite bandwagon. Pretty cool feature, for instance you can see where my beloved Dallas Cowboys play, in Texas Stadium, where there's a hole in the roof. Of course, TerraServer actually has closer images for some addresses, especially in CA (urban maps), but not nearly as cool as the draggable ones on Google.

Just get rid of it! And Them!

Congress first tries to draft laws for a single individual, and now comes word that they are trying to Extend Daylight-Saving Time . Switching from DST is foolish: it has no benefit; admit it is an idea past it's time, make this time permanent. Want to know where DST comes from? The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. Daylight Saving Time also saves energy. There is a small public health benefit to Daylight Saving time. Early laws in Britain A bill was drafted in 1909 and introduced in Parliament several times, but it met with ridicule and opposition, especially from farming interests. Generally lampooned at the time, Willett died in 1915, but a year later Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) was adopted in England in May 1916, following the lead of Germany. The motivation was to conserve coal. There was a fair bit of opposition from agricultural interests who wanted daylight in the morn