Yearly Archives: 2008

BCS Mess

it’s official… the Oklahoma Sooners will play the Florida Gators for the BCS National Championship on January 8th 2009. (BCS Championship Tickets)

the Texas Longhorns who beat the Oklahoma Sooners on a nuetral field rank #3 and therefore will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl on January 5th 2009. (Fiesta Bowl Tickets)

Cincinatti vs Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl

Utah vs Alabama in the Sugar Bowl

Penn State vs USC in the Rose Bowl

Two other bowl games hosting top finishers in the BCs include Texas Tech playing Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl and a really good matchup of Boise State vs TCU in the Poinsetta Bowl.

Concert Vault for iPhone Apps

i just wanted to get the word out to iPhone users that there is another very cool new app for music lovers, especially those who like rare high quality concert footage. this one is called Concert Vault, from Wolfgang’s Vault. now this huge library of concert audio is available on the iPhone. enjoy, i know i am!

Inauguration Tickets

so what’s the hottest ticket to grab in the next couple of months? do you think BCS National Championship Game is going to be a bigger draw than the Presidential Inauguration? right now it seems that people, in large numbers, are trying to lock down some tickets to the Obama inauguration.

i remember when Obama came to Austin to debate Hillary.. tickets for that where hot too. however, i’m expecting average Obama inaguration ticket prices to surge past those of this years BCS Championship. ticket brokers all over the country are hoping to get access to 2009 inauguration tickets, considering this has to be the highest demand for such an event.

be wary of buying tickets on eBay for this event.. if i were you and you’re looking for inauguration tickets find them on respected ticket broker sites like StubHub or

iPhone WordPress App

This is my first blog post using the iPhone wordpress app. I really like the interface. I doubt having the wp app on my iPhone will result in more posts, but it might.

Free College Fantasy Football 2008-2009

that’s right, TicketCity has brought back their FREE college fantasy football leagues (powered by U-Sports). college football season is just around the corner. in fact i just got my EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL 09 for XBOX the other day and it’s fun stuff! Not only are the TicketCity leagues free, but team managers are eligible to win $35,000 worth of prizes! that’s hard to beat… about as hard to beat as my team suckas 🙂


The Dark Knight

i saw The Dark Knight Friday.. and wow.. it was as good as i expected. i recommend it to anybody looking for high action, great CG, some good laughs, serious reflection and just a plain old good time at the movies. i must say though, i’m not sure younger kids should see this one. i don’t know at what age some of the violence in this movie is acceptable. The Dark Knight has a PG-13 rating and it’s all purely based on violence, because I didn’t notice any profanity or any sexually explicit moments. anyhow, if you liked Batman Begins there’s no way you’ll be dissappointed with the Dark Knight.. so go check it out!

The Dark Knight

Cool iPhone Apps

so earlier this evening i downloaded and installed the new iTunes 7.7 software and also the work-around install for the iPhone 2.0 firmware (for my 1st generation iPhone). the installs were trouble free and easy enough, although i’d say the iPhone firmware update took 15-20 minutes. after resyncing my iPhone i started exploring the iPhone App Store. there are a lot of apps, free apps, apps for as cheap as 99 cents and i think i saw a few apps for as much as $59.99. i didn’t buy any apps but i did install a few free ones that i found to be pretty cool… and i held myself back from buying the Super Monkey Ball game for $9.99 although it seems like it’d be the coolest game currently in the iPhone app store, since it utilizes the way cool accelerometer.

here’s a few free iPhone apps that i grabbed:

WeatherBug – nice interface with more info than the standard iPhone weather app. i wasn’t happy to see that you could only save 3 locations though that limitation needs to go away.

iTunes Remote – an official Apple app that allows you to remote control the iTunes software from your iPhone. this is a really nice feature. now that i have this capability i’m going to get iTunes installed on my media pc in the living room theater (currently just using Yahoo unlimited).

AOL Radio – this is iPhone app is going to be used a lot at work 🙂 finally an app that will give me access to the talk radio shows and music stations around the country without needed to stream via our company bandwidth (which is a precious commodity). no more reliance on my iPhone’s 8Gb drive of limited music and stale podcasts.

Pandora Radio – if you don’t know about Pandora you’re missing out on more than you can imagine. Pandora is one of the coolest music related websites ever and now it’s on my iPhone. this app too will be used extensively while i’m working.

BoxOffice – very cool iPhone app for looking up movie times and nearby theaters. nuff said, it’ll be handy.

Jott – tomorrow i’ll actually play with this, but it looks like a nice app for voice recordings. seems like a better solution for notes than the ‘notes’ app since you don’t have to type (except to label the recording)

so there ya go, a few ideas for iPhone apps you should check out. in the not too distant future i hope to have a couple iPhone apps of my own creation on the App Store. i’m not saying what they are yet… but i’ll definitely post about them once they’re actually completed.

ok i’m tired and it’s late so i’m crashing.

BBQ Blog

Summer is here, my sun burned forehead can testify. i’ve been without my bbq grill for a few months, since i caught it on fire, but not for long. i ordered a replacement grid and i can’t wait until it comes in. in fact, i’m also planning to go buy a new charcoal grill this weekend. my bro JJ, who is a master on the bbq grill, has been blogging about all things barbeque. he’s got some great bbq tips and how tos. so if you’re like me and a lover of bbq, but a relative dummy on the science be sure to check out his bbq blog.