August 24, 2004

Best mix tape title / song list... ever!

Posted by Austin at 05:26 PM
August 19, 2004
Double Word Score

For you Scrabble nuts out there, it looks like there's a movie showing on the Discovery Channel tonight that outlines the dark and sinister wild and eccentric world of the professional Scrabbler. CNN did a quick story on it, so you just know it's gonna be huge!

Posted by Austin at 04:01 PM
August 18, 2004

I've been asked way too many times in the past 48 hours 'How does twenty-five/a-quarter-century feel?' My response will very soon change from 'just fine, thanks' to 'a lot younger than you, dusty.'

Yesterday was a good day. Janine made a fuss over me by taking me out to dinner for wings and beer (and trivia that is much older than 25 years), getting me my very own Baskin Robbins ice cream cake, and then coming out to watch me play in an actual hockey game for the first time as a goalie. It's always good to have spectators at a game.

This weekend is a Coffman camping weekend. We're driving out to northern Michigan (not the UP, but close) to do some camping and kayaking. I'm not looking forward to the 7-hour drive each way, and the fact that we're leaving here about two hours before the sun will rise on Friday morning... but those are minor details. :-P

Posted by Austin at 09:24 PM
August 16, 2004
Care for a li'l drinky-poo, Mr. Ocifer?

It was kina disheartening to load my blog this afternoon to see absolutely nothing. Then again, it's about time I posted... and I do have something to post about that happened on this morning as I merrily my way to work. It can be summed up in very few words:

62 in a 45. First in 6 years. $75 plus $30 for traffic school.

Happy Birthday, indeed.

Posted by Austin at 02:56 PM
August 04, 2004
Here comes the wave

Since Janine hasn't talked about this, and I believe it's some pretty juicy blog fodder, I'm taking the helm.

Both of Janine's brothers are now, officially, engaged.

Yup! You read correctly. Steve and Jen. Ray and Lauren.

Steve asked Jen in the Nichols Arboretum near their first date spot. Ray went to Lauren's work and asked her while she got him a soft serve cone. Steve and Jen's rings are hand-carved by the lovely couple from African wood. Ray went the more traditional diamond n' metal route. Steve and Jen have been dating for somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-5 months. Ray and Lauren have easilly surpassed 4 years .

Everyone say it with me now... "Awwww!"

Posted by Austin at 01:10 AM
August 01, 2004
TiVo, MPAA & NFL... WTF?

This article is a really interesting read relating to TiVo.

It's somewhat of a complicated story, but the meat of the article focuses on the NFL trying to influence a request from TiVo to the FCC to allow the transfer of recorded programs (such as movies or football games)from one TiVo to another over the internet. The MPAA is also mentioned in the article, but the NFL is the major focus point.

Honestly, this is a hard article for me to summarize. It hits on a lot of issues that could ultimately steer the future of media sharing over the internet. There are no real answers here, but it definitely opens my eyes. So, if you're bored or own a TiVo, give it a read. And if you're bored after that, here's another site I'd suggest.

Posted by Austin at 05:23 PM