Dallas Cowboys lose to the Redskins :(

Tonight my team, the Dallas Cowboys, lost to, dare I say it, cough redskins. I’m sure the Redskins fans are in their glory because this is their Superbowl. I say to them, “enjoy it because this is as close to the Superbowl as you’ll be getting!”

Glad you’re happy, GDK! Just wait till we go to Landover and exact our revenge.

McCain cancels with Letterman to SAVE THE WORLD!

So McCain was supposed to be on Letterman. Apparently McCain called Letterman to cancel his appearance because he was suspending his campaign in light of the economic situation.

Personally, I think McCain is full of it. Letterman asks a good question in this video clip, “why not have your running mate continue with the campaign while you tend to other things?”

Click this link to watch the video:

While I’m on the topic of McCain, he also wants to reschedule the Presidential debate so he can tend to the economic situation. I applaud him for wanting to take part and do his Senatorial duties. But Barack Obama is right, as president you’ll have to do more than one thing you can’t just “pause” the world while you deal with something.

Kennedy on Democrats working with Nixon

No wonder he won the election. Kennedy was bad ass. It’s truly a shame he was not able to finish off his term 😦

Time Warner can kiss my @$$

I’ve about had it with the Time Warner DVR. They recently updated the software to some crappy shit called Mystro. The DVR hasn’t been the same since the upgrade. Random crashes, for example during the Olympics and during the Democratic National Convention! Today the guide wouldn’t come up and I rebooted it 3 times and now it thinks I don’t have any shows to record. This is crap.

So now I want a TiVo DVR, I’m thinking of getting the HD DVR even though I don’t have an HDTV. The HD DVR can record standard and HD content and works with any TV. It also helps when I do get an HDTV, I won’t have to buy a new TiVo.

I’ve contacted Time Warner to find out how much their CableCARD is going to cost and how much I’ll save in returning the DVR and cablebox. I wish I could just throw it at them.

Alternatively, I could build my own Myth TV, but I don’t want to have to be a sysadmin for the TV box too. So realistically that’s out.

New toys

Our Canon S750 inkjet was getting long in the tooth, and never really had good Linux support, the quality with the S800 driver was OK, but to get the highest quality prints required the use of a proprietary driver from TurboPrint.

Canon S750
Canon S750

We are replacing it with a Xerox 6130/N color laser which I got from newegg.com plus a free Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Blue 8.0MP digital camera. The Xerox 6130/N while it doesn’t explicitly list Linux support, supplies PPD files on the CDROM and works great with Fedora!

Xerox 6130/N color laser
Xerox 6130/N color laser
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Blue
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Blue

The printer has both USB and Ethernet. I chose the network setup as it was the easiest to work with. I love having a laser printer at home, it is amazing how much more crisp the text and graphics are compared to the old Canon.

If you’re looking for a good color laser that works with Linux, I highly recommend the Xerox 6130/N.