Saturday, February 19, 2005

Brad, Brad, and fish

Actually, "Brad, Brad, and fish" sort of sounds like a card game. But these podcasting guys are ahead of the Brian2Brian blog. Perhaps we need to institute the podcast version.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Another advantage to a 14 year-old car

You would think that designers of car user interfaces would realize that distractions are dangerous, but it was only a matter of time before the computer guts in your car started poking out from behind the dashboard.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hockey beats out cycling; baseball close behind

By cancelling the whole season, pro hockey beats out cycling in the competition to be the world's most incompetently run sport, at least for this year. And, cycling has finally figured out that fans find teams appealing.

Baseball is close in incompetence, but still has enough momentum and fan goodwill on its side. And I think Bud Selig is smart enough to know that velodrome time trials are a real buzz-kill of an Olympic sport, events that have zero hope of attracting a TV audience. If you can't find a way to make doped up sprinters confined to a narrow wooden velodrome appealing on TV, you really aren't trying.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Where's my stuff?

I could have been tracking the position of the ship bringing my stuff to Singapore, except I didn't know the name or registry (Hong Kong) of the ship until I got the B/L (that's "bill of lading" for people who have never dealt with the jargon-heavy ocean freight industry before).

You can also read about the ship itself, which has the catchy name OOCL China. Unless Brian's pickup truck has a name, I believe that OOCL China is the only named vessel to be involved in the transport of my things. If the ocean freight thing doesn't work out, they could always sell the OOCL name to a search engine company. It spells 00150 in Roman numerals. Who needs more than 150 results anyway?