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I last restarted The Acorn (my MacBook) 10 days 22 hours and 58 minutes ago.

When was the last time you restarted?

But on a side note (and to lift the spirits of kids still on the Windows OS), I just found this Robert Smith quote that couldn’t be more true to life:

“If Morrissey told me not to eat meat, then I would eat meat, because I hate Morrissey.”

The iPod Death Clock

I purchased The Walnut a few months prior to the wedding. It was our DJ.

This iPod Death Clock will guess when your iPod will die and painful death. I presume it uses statistical analysis based on previous users trouble shooting history, manufacturing date, usage and dropage.

So I have the 1st Generation 60gig Photo iPod which was manufactured in November 2004. I think I purchased it sometime in the summer of 2005. I now use it around 3-5 hours a week (I am more an iTunes kinda guy), normally used in the car, it’s never been wet, it’s never been dropped and I’ve never seen those funky “bad” icons when something really bad happens.

So the verdict is:

78 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes 24 seconds.

Bummer dude. The real kicker is that is also says my battery life is around 22%. I had wondered why it wouldn’t played 12+ hours like it used to be able to.

But today it’s fine and I am not planning on buying a new iPod. The Walnut is working fine and it’s my baby. So we’ll see…

Jeffrey Hyman = Joey Ramone

It is official. Emily and I went to Social Security in Baltimore to change our last names yesterday. We officially both have two last names, after we both added each others last names. I am so happy about my new last name. FYI, no hyphen, just a space. Thank you very much. It was amazingly easy and the woman at the office was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. We did get married over a year ago, but it’s better late than never. In reality we waited this long because we thought we’d need court orders for me changing my name. It sounded like it would be horrific for me to do that. Amazing how sexist the rules are for men to change their name and women simply sign on the dotted line. But I think that’s only on paper. A great early birthday gift, indeed.

In other news, what the fuck is up with Bush Jr’s new plan for sending MORE troops to Iraq? I don’t get it. Maybe I am not a politician, but one would think one would have learned from the past about forcing other countries a democracy. It’s simply a suicide plan. Sorry Bush, I can’t agree with your so-called plan for victory.

In more positive and inventive news, the iPhone and iTV from Apple look amazingly useful. The iPhone, as expected, looks awesome. Hopefully by the time the prices come down on it, other networks will be taking advantage of it. $499 is a little steep for a mobile phone, but I guess those Treos aren’t much cheaper and for what it does, it’s design and inclusion of OSX, it’s probably worth it.