Monthly Archive: January 2009

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Microsoft Songsmith: Good Intentions, Awful Execution

So, one of Microsoft's latest projects, Songsmith, has hit the wild, and let's say the reviews are less than spectacular.  The idea behind the product is that you sing a song that comes into your head, and it creates a basic music track to go along with that.  Sounds like a possibly useful tool, but then we see how it progresses from there. From the get go, the advertising for the product is terrible.  However, on top of that, it...

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Glad To Have You Back, TV!

Look, I'm not normally that big of a couch potato, but this past week has had me glued to the TV. It's been like a family reunion of all our favorite shows… First, Jack Bauer came back after two long years and got off to a fast start as always on 24. Already there have been some good twists, and we're not even a quarter of the way done! Then Fringe came back after a month-plus hiatus and was a...

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Are terrorists really bad people?

This 24 viewer doesn't seem to think so: It's true.  We really need to get some more of those warm and fuzzy, people building their communities and helping others terrorists on the show…. Akmed, come and give me a hug! Jeff Dunham – Akmed the Dead Terrorist

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Your True NCAA Football Champs: Utah Utes

Congratulations to the Utah Utes, who soundly defeated the SEC runner-up Alabama Tide in this evenings 2009 Sugar Bowl to cement themselves as the only undefeated FBS team on the season.  It wasn't smoke and mirrors, they just soundly beat a good football team. Sadly, after beating a number of ranked teams throughout the season (including two of the top 11 teams in the final BCS standings [TCU and Alabama], the only team to defeat USC [Oregon State] and even...