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January 20, 2005

2005 Nismo Skyline GTR R34 V Spec Z-Tuned on Ebay

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Iím sure your all aware my birthday is about 2 weeks away, and rather than allow you to waste time wondering what to buy me, I decided to make a recommendation. For just $190,000 you can get me 1 of 20 2005 Nismo Skyline GT-R R34 V Spec V Tuned pimpmobiles. Sell your kidney, take out a loan, I donít care, but you'd better show up February 4th with my new silver Skyline.

-CGP fo Life-

January 18, 2005

Costco Picasso????

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Costco.com is selling an Original Crayon Drawing by Pablo Picasso for a cool $40k. Everyone knows Costco is THE source for fine art!
You have to wonder if it's covered by Costco's satisfaction guarantee??

-CGP fo Life-

The Griffins Return!

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New episodes of The Family Guy will appear on Fox on Sunday, May 1st at 9pm!!!!

Cant wait that long? Fox will be airing the pilot to American Dad on superbowl sunday (Sunday, February 6th) after The Simpsons.

-CGP fo Freakin Life-

January 14, 2005

Xlink Kai OS X GUI

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A new version of xLink Kai has been released for Mac OS X. This version has a nice GUI and an installer. There is also a nice tutorial for the non-technical. Xlink Kai is a cross-platform xbox linking tool, allowing you to play other people over the internet for free.

-CGP fo Life-

Mac Mini LogicBoard Photo's

Those crafty Germans over at MacNews.de have gotten their sauerkraut soaked hands on some photos of the Mac Mini's logic board and processor. It's a fairly amazing piece of engineering.

-CGP fo Life-

January 13, 2005

JewelCase

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I have always been disappointed with the lack of good visual plug-in's for iTunes. Sure there's G-Force, but compared to WinAmp and some of the other Windows MP3 players we donít have squat. Thatís why I was ecstatic to find JewelCase. JewelCase renders a spinning 3D CD jewelcase of whatever your listening to. If the song has album art, it is used as the cover and altered for the back cover.
And JewelCase renders a track listing of all the other songs on the album (that you have, and have properly tagged) on the back.

"JewelCase is a plug-in that turns iTunes into a visual jukebox, displaying each song in a virtual CD jewel case, complete with album cover art, artist and album information... It's just like viewing real CDs in your collection!"

Simple, elegant, and free. Just like your mom.

-CGP fo Life-

January 12, 2005

Marathon Now Totally Free

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Bungie Studio's excellent series of Marathon games (the prequals to Halo) are now 100% freely available for download. Marathon 1, 2, and Marathon Infinity went open-source back in 2000, but all the music, art, and maps were not legal to download. Now you can download all of it. And thanks to Aleph One you can play them on Mac OS X, in OpenGL, and with better networking.

"Marathon, Marathon 2, and Marathon Infinity are now all available free of charge. Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity are fully compatible with Aleph One; just replace the Marathon 2 or Infinity application with the Aleph One application, and enjoy the benefits of OpenGL graphics, improved networking, and everything else that has been added to the game engine since it went open-source in 2000"

-CGP fo Life-

January 10, 2005

BioSphere 2 for Sale

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The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that the BioSphere 2 is going up for sale! Someone dig Pauly Shore out of his dumpster and tell him to find a Baldwin brother.

-CGP fo Life-

ZoomQuilt Screensaver

Remember when I wrote about the ZoomQuilt and said how it would make a perfect Mac OS X screensaver? Well the guys at Nullriver must read this blog, because they made one (link goes to VersionTracker page).

-CGP fo Life-

January 7, 2005

Is this the Headless iMac?

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Check out these pic's before Apple Legal does! Is this the much rumored headless iMac? Or maybe a whole seperate product? Anyone have any juicy info????

-CGP fo Life-

January 6, 2005

Mac OS X PCSX

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The first public beta of PCSX for Mac OS X is out. PCSX is one of the best and most popluar Playstation 1 emulators for PC and thanks to opensource we now have a Mac OS X version. I have not had a chance to try it myself but reports on the web say it's much much better than Flarestorm. You will need a PSX bios image to run it, but they can be found via google pretty easily.

-CGP fo Life-

January 4, 2005

Bling Wallet

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Nothing says "I've got cash" quite like cash itself. So MoneyWallet.org came up with some cool instructions on how to turn 20 $1 bills into something usefull, like a wallet. Plus your guide to the bling is licensed under the Łber-cool Creative Commons License.

-CGP fo Life-

Bless Your iPod

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"Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, invites the blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion."

Bare with us here, there is a point!

"They also believe you can produce the same effect by spinning the written form of the mantra around in a prayer wheel (called "Mani wheels" by the Tibetans). The effect is said to be multiplied when more copies of the mantra are included, and spinning the Mani wheels faster increases the benefit as well."

Remember "Giiiive me the kniiife" from Eddie Murphy's The Golden Child?

"His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, has said that having the mantra on your computer works the same as a traditional Mani wheel. As the digital image spins around on your hard drive, it sends the peaceful prayer of compassion to all directions and purifies the area."

So just by downloading the above image to your iPod (or hard drive) you can bless it, and all that surrounds it.

All the Buddhist stuff in quotes came from here. Yes, this was sort-of mentioned on slashdot ages ago, but putting it on your iPod is my ďspinĒ on things.

-CGP fo Life-



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