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I hafta go political today.

I just hate the National Republican Party this morning. Bush doesn't even try to hide his nepotism with the latest nominee for Supreme Court Justice. So you can become the highest-ranking judge in the land... without ever having been a judge?

It's disgusting. It's contemptuous of the American people. He knows his picks will go through without opposition, and unless the Dems use a filibuster to block, we're stuck. And of course, the GOP can nuke the filibuster and then there's NO recourse for whatever stupid policy Bush decides to push next.

I just can't believe half of America voted for this C-student TWICE. I am personally embarassed to call him President.

-BrAp

New Toy - Wacom Tablet

I got a new toy at work, a wacom tablet. I am going to use it with flash, and soon with 3d Studio Max. It really gives me a lot better drawing control than using a mouse. I haven't gotten to use it a lot so far, but I really like it.

I gotta know...

...and no one else telling me. The new Dell Axim 51v is out, it has six or seven different reviews published already, and no in-depth coverage of its WiFi abilities. However, I do know more than I ever needed to know about its battery life (improved due to use of more nonvolatile flash RAM), display capabilities (largely unchanged), and new OS, Windows Mobile 5 (as usual, pseudotechies think backing up old OS data should automatically migrate to new OS formats).

Having read the reviews -- Engadget has a collection of the reviews in one of their blog articles -- I can say it's probably the PDA to get if you're buying new today and have the extra cash.

PDA - on loan from techlore

I thought I would really use this a lot. I do, any time I can't find my remote control. It will run my dvd player. (For some reason it has trouble with the TV and I can't find the remote from the TV to use to program it.)

I thought it would be an easy way to check my email, but the security on it is not high enough to check my work email, and gmail doesn't support the format.

Works great with hotmail though.

I had fun with it for two days. Now it just sits in the cradle on my desk. I guess this is just not the gadget for me. I have tried palm pilots in the past with the same reaction. The novelty wears off, I quit bothering.

(Heck, half the time I need to call my cell phone to find it.)

I'm enjoying my new heart rate monitor and my new dryer though....

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