Brady Needs

So, you’ve probably seen this one on Facebook. I found it quite amusing. I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to check it out. I know you probably did anyway.

THE RULES: Go to your favorite search engine and enter your FIRST name and the word NEEDS in quotes (” [Your name] needs”), and see what comes up. List 10 sentences that make sense and then tag some of your friends if you want.

Brady needs professional help understanding the nature of effective moderation in virtual conversational spaces

Brady needs another dimple

Brady needs a GF!!

Brady needs to learn to shut up.

Brady Needs to Return to Salem

Brady needs an Oscar

Brady needs a home

Brady Needs to Be More Original in Karaoke

Brady needs to adjust to field crown

Brady needs air time!

So there you have. Now you know what I need.

Shiny New Laptop

I finally caved. I’ve been in the market for a new laptop since Christmas, when I realized that I truly and really hated my laptop. Tonight, I found what I was looking for, and bit the bullet. So, you and me, kid… we’re on the outs.

I bought my original laptop just days before I moved to Michigan. I needed someway to stay in touch while I organized my new life, until my desktop made it out with the moving crew. I think my decision was rushed, and I also didn’t really know what I was looking for. It turns out that it was a workable computer, except for its hatred of me.

This is me, and my laptop. We don’t have a healthy relationship
(Actually, it’s just an artist’s depiction of me and my laptop. I don’t have any cool red walls to take pictures against.)
Many of you have probably heard me complain about how I can barely stream video, and how I can’t listen to music. My iTunes collection has really languished because of that, and anytime any of you post video on your blog (I’m talking about you, Brian.), I have to watch it at work, while pretending like I’m busy.
I tried everything in the book to upgrade it. I went through three virus checkers, trying to find the one with the lowest memory footprint. I upgraded the RAM. I hacked away at any startup process that seemed unneccesary. I subjected it to the cunning know-how of my brother-in-law. And all to no avail. It still hates me.
After I installed Vista on my desktop, and rendered it useless in the process, I had nowhere else to turn. I had to rely on my laptop. But it turned its cold hard heart elsewhere, and now it’s come time to part ways. It’s been flirting with the dread BSOD lately, so I knew what I had to do. Break up with it before it breaks up with me.
I should probably be careful where I type right now, as my new laptop won’t ship for another week or two. But as soon as my new one gets here, Lappy386, we are done. Done for good.

20 Minute Challenge Reminder

Hey folks-
Just a quick reminder that the 7th is coming up quickly. Don’t forget to record your baseline. I know that several of you have talked to me about doing this. Put your baseline in the comments to the original post.

You can follow my progress on Twitter. I compulsively tweet my runs. Join me! You can follow me at:

Go, Fight, Run!

A great idea for a new TV show

Here’s an idea. Take a whole bunch of people with superpowers. Put them in an airplane. Make that airplane crash inadvertently on an island in the middle of nowhere. Have a smoke monster, except maybe the smoke monster is actually a person with super powers that got out of control. Throw one of the main character’s fathers on board. They find a hatch, after being chased by tropical polar bears. It turns out that at least one of the people is a fugitive.

One of the super heroes can have a “special someone” off the island who has the resources and the implanted GPS-ness to find them on the island. There should also be at least one fake corporation funding all of this, preferably from Asia. For extra measure, add back a character that everyone is convinced is dead, except he has good hair and daddy issues. He’s not on the island, but he’s supposed to be, and bad things will happen to some of the people on the list if he doesn’t start cooperating.

Seriously, if someone on Heroes starts playing backgammon next week, I think I’ll cry. (Note to the Heroes producers: You have only a few weeks to convince me that you know what you’re doing. And honestly, a crossover isn’t going to fool us, so if Jack Shepherd shows up… I’m out. After all, Charlie was a rock star on Chuck tonight, and I wasn’t fooled for a minute. You all, everybody… )

And besides, Peter can fly, so what does it matter if he falls out of an airplane? Take that, John Locke.