Saturday, October 17, 2009


Mrs. Sandmich just got 300 for me on Blu-Ray. I have to say that I thought it was OK when I saw it in the theater, but now I'm of a mind that it will enter my mental library of movies that I like more and more after every viewing (other such movies that come to mind are The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Princess Mononoke, and yes that old Sandmich favorite Tron).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Amusing Danger

I'm taking a particular interest in the absolute personal data destruction of the Microsoft Sidekick phones. Back when we were getting new phones at work T-Mobile offered (from what I recall) two Windows Mobile phones: the Wing and the Sidekick. The only reason that I went with the Wing over the Sidekick was because the Sidekick was running Windows Mobile 5 (which turns out to be 99.9% the same as the Windows Mobile 6 that came on the Wing, but oh well...).

Anyway, the exec in charge of 'Premium Mobile Experiences' at Microsoft and thus in charge of the 'Danger' division which nuked the data has the amusing name of Roz Ho. I'm certain that applications are being accepted for the soon to be open position; women with supervillain names are encouraged to apply.

An Obama Proclamation

Hotels for illegal immigrants, tents for Americans.
So let it be written. So let it be done.

Browns Notes

Notes from the Brown's 'thrilling' 6-3 win over Buffalo:
This was the first game without a TD in the NFL since Dec. 16, 2007, when the Browns beat Buffalo, 8-0
Quite the record between those two, though from what I recall unlike the latest match there was about a foot of snow on the field for the previous game.
This was the sixth time since 1980 that a team had two completions or fewer in a game (Browns QB Derek Anderson was 2 of 17 for 23 yards).
I admit to not watching it, but I read that the Cleveland quarterback also had nine of his passes dropped which would be par for the course when it comes to the Cleveland receiving corps.
The Browns are the first team to win a game with just two completions since the Bengals defeated the Broncos 31-21 on Oct. 22, 2000, when Corey Dillon set the then-NFL record with 278 rushing yards.
That was back when Cincy was in their "quarterback d'juor" mode and when the Bengals discovered that they didn't have to have their inept QB throw the ball they just fed it to Dillon every down.

There was a fun fact as well when Cleveland was playing Cincy last week and the game was coming within a minute or two of ending in a tie and they noted that the previous NFL tie was between Philly and Cincy last year. Not noted that the one before that was a couple years earlier in a game between Pittsburgh and...Cincy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Business As Usual

Just another day around town for Mr. and Mrs. Sandmich:

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Misplaced Priorities

Joystiq notes:
He noted that translating [the video game Gears of War] into Japanese is no problem, but passing the censors? "Huge problem," ...
Essentially, Epic was forced into making two different games: "Japan version and 'rest of the world' version'" A separate team was needed in customizing content and removing much of the violence featured in the game. "Every Title Update, and all Downloadable content, had to be done twice."
A video game which was rated 'M' in the States was too violent for Japan? Isn't that the same country that allowed a game called Battle Raper to be published?