July 2004 Posts

WebDevReviews.com Best of the First Half 2004

If you’re looking for some good web development related books to check out, take a look at the WebDevReviews.com Best of the First Half 2004.

Finding Nemo

I saw Finding Nemo last night. While cute, it was not as good as I expected it to be (by a little bit). Maybe my expectations were beefed up by talking to other people. It was a nice, cute movie… but I kind of liked the Haunted Mansion more.

The Haunted Mansion

I just saw the Haunted Mansion movie (DVD) last night and it was better than I thought it would be. It was a very enjoyable family picture.

More HP Titles Register by Seabottom/WB/Whatever

I was reading MuggleNet.com today when I read about Seabottom/WB/whatever registering the domain name harrypotterandthehalfbloodprince.com. I thought I would look up domains of the format harrypotterandthewhatever.com and see if any had not really been picked up by the Potter websites out there.

I found a few that hadn’t. I determined this by a quick search of Google, so I may be wrong. Anyway, here they are.

For confirmation, go to register.com and use the whois lookup tool.

Harry Potter and the Curse of the Dementor

Harry Potter and the Deathshead Plot

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Shallows (similar to Shallows of Hogwarts, of course, but not the same)

Harry Potter and the Serpents Revenge

Harry Potter and the Tower of Shadows

You never know, of course, but chances are none of these titles will be used, so it just makes for good fodder. :)

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th to all Americans who read this blog. :)

As they say…

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Are you kidding me?

What… a… game?!?! So much to talk about…

Pedro the Punk hits Sheffield in the 1st with 2 outs and provides motivation for the Yankees, once again. I love this guy! And I never ever want him to be a Yankee.

The Yankees got 3 runs off of him in 7 innings while rookie Brad Halsey did a respectable job, allowing just 2 in 5 and 1/3. The Yankees pen would allow 1 more in the next inning and then none until the 13th. More on that in a second.

The Yankees and Sox both got into favorable positions with baserunners on with none or one outs, but were able to get out of jams. A-Rod made a few fantastic plays, Jeter made one late in the game – flying into the stands and cutting himself up pretty good – but I’d expect no less from Jeter. ESPN said it was “one of the greatest plays of his championship career”. If it was half as good as that – that’s saying something. They’re the best SS/3B combo in the game, hands down. Because of the injury – Sheffield actually saw an inning at 3B with A-Rod moving to 2B.

In the top of the 13th, Manny hit a solo shot to lead it off and then we were able to turn a double play to get out of yet another jam.

So, we head to the bottom of the 13th. Jorge Posada. Out. Tony Clark. Out. Ruben Sierra’s up.

Well, let’s go Ruben. I honestly thought they could do something. Ruben singles.

Ok, cool. Keep it alive, Cairo. Cairo does more than that – he pounds a double with Sierra flying around from first to score the tying run. Cairo went 2 for 2 with a double and a triple. With hits like these, we may our everyday starter at 2B? Well, maybe I’m exaggerating/caught up in the moment. So, now, our roster is so expended that we actually have a pitcher coming up (Bernie gave up the DH role to go to the outfield when Sheffield went to the infield – this is some wacky stuff, no doubt). Enter John Flaherty. He’s hitting just a bit over .150 for the year.

Would you believe? Deep to left – bounces in the outfield over the LF, who was playing close in already and Cairo scores from second.

Game over. Yankees win. Yankees sweep the Sox.

What a game.

Sheff

When Gary Sheffield played for other teams, I heard about how he was a trouble maker and a clubhouse problem, etc. I always kind of liked him and thought he was alright.

This year, the Yankees signed him. Along with Kevin Brown, people wondered what they would do to our clubhouse. They’ve been fine. They’ve been better than fine – they’ve been great.

Sheffield is a fiery, tough competitor who plays hurt. As Alex noted, he plays the game like a linebacker.

I always like the Yankees, but I have to say I like the way this team looks on the field. The way they walk, talk (generally) and battle. This is a good team – it’ll be fun to watch as this season goes on.

Links via Alex.

(By the way, this is entry number 100.)