December 20, 2009
My wife and I love Brittany Murphy and she is probably one of our favorite, if not our favorite actress. We especially loved her in Just Married playing opposite of Ashton Kutcher as their portrayal of newlyweds in that film mirrored our own relationship and helped us laugh at the little things.
Brittany, you will be sorely missed my many but especially by myself and my wife. You were taken too soon and thank you for making us laugh and cry at life and ourselves.
And, one of my favorites lines she ever had was from the hilarious Drop Dead Gorgeous:
"You know what dad, you know what? Peter's gay! ..... GAY!!!"
We love you Brittany.
December 5, 2009
November 30, 2009
November 23, 2009
I am personally a Beavers Fan. But this month I am on the Ducks' side....at least some of their fans.
November 17, 2009
November 6, 2009
from the nice-try dept Via TechDirt.com
We are not here because the domain name could cause confusion. We do not have a declaration from the president of the international association of imbeciles that his members are blankly staring at the Respondent's website wondering "where did all the race baiting content go?" We are here because Mr. Beck wants Respondent's website shut down. He wants it shut down because Respondent's website makes a poignant and accurate satirical critique of Mr. Beck by parodying Beck's very rhetorical style. Beck's skin is too thin to take the criticism, so he wants the site down.Apparently, Randazza's letter worked wonders. The WIPO Arbitration Panel has rejected the attempt to take the domain, saying that it was a legitimate use of Beck's name:
In the present context, this Panel considers that if Internet users view the disputed domain name in combination with a visit to Respondent's website, the "total effect" is that of political commentary by Respondent, capable of protection as political speech by the First Amendment under the Hustler Magazine standard. Respondent appears to the Panel to be engaged in a parody of the style or methodology that Respondent appears genuinely to believe is employed by Complainant in the provision of political commentary, and for that reason Respondent can be said to be making a political statement. This constitutes a legitimate non-commercial use of Complainant's mark under the Policy.Either way, now that the site's owner has prevailed, he apparently feels he has made his point, and has agreed to voluntarily hand over the domain (pdf), along with an explanation in the First Amendment and how not to respond to internet memes:
It bears observing that by bringing the WIPO complaint, you took what was merely one small critique meme, in a sea of internet memes, and turned it into a super-meme. Then, in pressing forward (by not withdrawing the complaint and instead filing additional briefs), you turned the super-meme into an object lesson in First Amendment principles.
It also bears noting, in this matter and for the future, that you are entirely in control of whether or not you are the subject of this particular kind of criticism. I chose to criticize you using the well-tested method of satire because of its effectiveness. But, humor aside, your rhetorical style is no laughing matter. In this context of this WIPO case, you denigrated the letter of First Amendment law. In the context of your television show and your notoriety, you routinely and shamelessly denigrate the spirit of the First Amendment....
Although the site is Dead as mentioned above, it is still available through the magic of Google Cache: So here's a link: http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:http://glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com/
And here's a link to the comments section back at TechDirt and a BIG thank you to them for being so cool!
October 25, 2009
October 15, 2009
And here's a shorter one that sums up what it is and why it's cool.
Stay tuned for screen shots, my review and more!
October 14, 2009
- We will be utilizing a different format within the week.
- More videos will be uploaded at YouTube.com/Krum303
- There will be many more updates because...well...I got fired today.
One last thing, ya'll know about my Twitter account & @Krubuntu and all that but now we have a Qik account too. So head on over to Qik.com/Krubuntu to see some vids and watch my Twitter account for live shows starting soon!
Love you all and thanks for reading,
October 9, 2009
Phoenix Cop Shoots Homeowner Instead of Intruder
Tony Arambula Was Shot Six Times After Calling 911 For Help
October 3, 2009
Thank you for visiting and comeback soon!
August 31, 2009
As the title of this post suggests...we're moving.
Not my family, but our blog. This is in no way due to Blogger.com or Google...it's just time for a change. Also, I'm paid up for two years of hosting at another provider so I figure I might as well use it!
I haven't used Blogger for even a year but they are a great tool and I love the ability to integrate third party apps/widgets as well as the ease of using Google Ad-Sense.
In moving, however, I will be able to add the forums I wanted to easier as well as update the blog more often. So, a HUGE thank you to Blogger and Google for having me and I of course will always retain my account over at http://www.YouTube.com/Krum303
The move will take approximately two weeks and the domain won't be changing. So mark your calendars for the 14th of September and we will see you then with a new look and more content.
As a final thought, here's the most popular video on my YouTube Channel:
I'm exagerating of course but it can be a pain just to get it to work. Audio out works but voice in doesn't; calls drop; your CPU starts to sound like an oldskool RAID drive or....an Apache Helicoptor. Well, over at ctsdownloads on YouTube they Matt Hartley has posted two great videos for beginner and Guru alike. Rather than go into the details and steal their thunder, I've embedded the videos below. So if you're a Skype fan and you use the latest version of Ubuntu, (or Xubuntu like myself.) then check 'em out and give them some five star love! ;-)
August 12, 2009
August 11, 2009
Great News, however...
Sarah Perez over at On10.net has an article on how to get the old version back!
Check it out here or just follow the link below if you don't need any instructions!
July 31, 2009
Great Moments In Marketing: Disney Pulls Movie Trailer Off YouTube For Copyright Claims
July 19, 2009
July 16, 2009
----------------Original Post 7/14/2009
I have bad news this morning... We are experiencing another family emergency to our dismay;
As some of you may or may not know, my wife is disabled due to a condition know as Pudendal Nerve Entrapment and she is always in a state of discomfort if not full blown pain. Due to a recent crisis, we have literally ZERO dollars right now and she needs to see her Doctor today as well as pay for her medications. The total amount is a little under $800.00 and we currently have $0.00...actually less than that as our bank accounts are overdrawn at the moment.
Now, I'm sure you have an idea what I'm getting at, but this IS NOT as scam and we are honest, hard working people that have been affected by this condition that she received while giving birth to our daughter. With out her medications and her doctor's visit, she is completely immobile and miserable. She usually can barely lay still and just cry.
All of our other resources have been used up at this point. All of our parents are broke, relatives, all we have left are friends or kind strangers.
So, I have set up a PayPal Donation button below that anyone with a credit/debit card or PayPal account can use to donate any amount of money to us....here's the catch...we will pay everything back that is given to us within two months.
I have recently found a job opportunity that was made for me and I know I'm going to get it and our problems will be sated for a moment. I hate doing this but I can't stand to see my wife suffer. If anyone out there could spare anything, I know it's hard right now, but anything at all, we will send it back to you via Pay Pal within the next two months. If you're uncomfortable using my Donate Button, we accept donations under my email, email@example.com and again, anything and everything helps. Now if you can't, won't whatever the reason, that's fine. Like Cheech & Chong once said, "Things are Tough All Over," so we don't blame anyone for not donating.
But if anything, please at least try and spread the word to someone you know that can help, or comment here some words of support or Tweet some kind words for my wife and family at Twitter.com/Krubuntu
We just need some help & we're asking for it.
Now not to close on a totally depressing note, below the Donate button are some wicked funny You Tube videos just for the heck of it.
Thank you for reading,
God Bless and have a great week.
July 2, 2009
- Keep using Win7Beta & keep an eye on the clock so I know when it's going to shut down. [This isn't really viable as I hear that it will completely cease operation on August 15th.]
- Back up my 455+GB of data, then perform a full wipe while installing Win7RC.
- Giving the "finger" to MS and performing a complete install of -Jaunty Jackalope knowing that my data will be safe.
June 16, 2009
May 2, 2009
Aaand.... we're back.
All apologies to anyone that may have checked out our site in the last five months but we had a number of issues to clear up in our social circles, financial circles and dealing with a family pet's death. :-(
But we're back and we're ready to rock!
So as I stated in the first post as well as other places in the blog, we are dedicated to teaching people about alternative Operating Systems for computers as well as Open Source or free software options for various functions, businesses, devices and people. During our hiatus, my wife and I discussed what direction we wanted to go in with Krubuntu and what we felt we were best at teaching people and had the most resources to educate users.
What we've decided is a little off the path we had intended to follow but we feel this blog, (forum coming soon!) will still benefit users that have inquiries regarding their computers.
But...mainly we know that we will be a super-useful resource for individuals that need help with their mobile devices like; cell phones, smart phones, BlackBerry's, Internet tablets and even netbooks.
If you have a question about a mobile device or industry, we can answer it, regardless of OS.
On that note, I'm happy to announce that my wife and I recently purchased two G-1 Touch Screen Phones running the Android OS.
This device was billed by many as the iPhone killer when it was released in September. Now I can't judge the iPhone without being biased. I've never owned an iPod let alone an iPhone, I hate that it's a GSM device and you have to jump through hoops to get it unlocked and use it on network other than AT&T and I don't like the idea of being required to use iTunes to activate and sync your device. So, we won't be comparing this device to the iPhone.
What we will be doing is a video review of the G-1 that's more thorough than the ones that are currently cruising the blogs and a Weekly Review of Apps downloaded from the Android Market.
Now this doesn't mean that we won't be covering new distros of Linux or setting up the forum to answer questions so watch for those updates. Also, tune in every Sunday as they will be Open Source Sundays and we will be posting an article about a popular program or application that is commonly used with Windows or OS X, [like MS Word] and going over the Open Source equivalent or options [like Open Office.org Writer.]
But, as stated previously, we feel this is a better path for us to take and use our expertise on.
So, if you don't know what the G-1 is, check out http://www.t-mobileg1.com/ and if you don't know what Android is, check out www.Android.com and come back for Video Reviews of the G-1 and apps as well as Linux Distros and again, we are a not-for-profit organization and if you'd like to donate using PayPal, send any amount to Matthew@Krubuntu.com with Donation selected and type in Krubuntu where it asks what the payment is for.
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