March 31, 2005

mini Blog

I finally got a new computer, and it only took a year. It certainly isn't the dual G5 Power Mac I was drooling over last year. Instead I bought a Mac mini. It's an eight inch square of computing power. After using the same Mac for close to 7 years, it's like the fastest thing in the world. And, it's really nice to surf the web without running into sites that can't be displayed without a modern browser.

I also got an iPod to go with it. Having 2994 songs on a device smaller than a walkman is great, the only problem is that it took me 4 days to get it all loaded. 240 CDs is more than you think. It turns out that is 8 days of music. With iTunes running in the background, I'm listening to some songs I've never heard before, or at least forgotten about. I love toys!

This might mean that I keep this blog at least a little more up to date. Then again, I haven't even played with GarageBand yet... I should get on that.

Posted by Bryan at 09:32 PM | Comments (0)

March 10, 2005


The Minnesota Department of Transportation just came up with a brilliant idea to slow down drivers in the Twin Cities metro area... Increase the speed limit. A stretch of interstate that was previously 55 miles an hour is going to change to 60. I can't tell you which part, as the argument at the table overpowered the volume of the television. The method to this madness is that the slower drivers will speed up, and the fast drivers won't speed up as much.

This is a very good idea. In fact, all highways should get a 5 mile an hour bump since it seems that speed limits are just recommendations anyway. And then I say put a minimum on all highways, the idiots driving 10 miles under the limit are just as dangerous as the ones going 10 miles over. I'm sure there's a study out there somewhere.

Posted by Bryan at 10:29 PM | Comments (0)