Sunday, August 17, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 17 August 08

So, how is YOUR afternoon going? Earlier I watched Women's Volleyball on NBC's Olympics coverage... Sunday night's (Monday morning in China) event in Olympics Women's Gymnastics will be the uneven bars.

Twitter user @davesgonechina points us to the Olympics 2008 Dashboard over at wiki site Zoho, and of the stats there notes: “Zoho medal count wiki shows China leading in golds because of womens events.”

MySpacer Dr. O enjoyed watching the super heavyweight boxing matches. Algeria's coach got kicked out. Legendary Cuban boxing star Teófilo Stevenson was there! See it all in Dr. O's video and photos!

Turning to games of another kind, independent developer Cliff Harris, of Positech Games, asked pirates why they choose to pirate his games, promising them immunity and anonymity in exchange for their honest rationales, which he would aggregate and post on his blog. They reciprocated, and of about six reasons, a righteous indignation at DRM seemed to lead the list. More…

A Dell computer, doing one of the things they do best: catching fire!

I'm in the market for a new laptop, leaning toward a Macbook or a Medion. Today some know-it-all tried to sell me on how great Dell laptops are. Here's someone who had a really BAD experience with Dell. But this article I ran across a little while ago rests my case: Dell: Can't Replace DVD Drive Because It's Not Possible - here's how it went down: [Consumerist.com] Dell told Arthur to replace his broken DVD drive himself, even after he shipped his laptop to Dell expressly so they could perform the replacement!

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