The End of Six Feet Under

Warning, this contains potential spoilers. If you are fan of Six Feet Under and you haven’t watched the finale yet, don’t click here

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Scotland!

The trip came through! We’re going to Scotland. The Jet City Swingers (with which the Sweetie plays) got a gig in Edinburgh, so he’s playing there. So, now we’re going to Scotland and then he and I are going to take a few days and visit where my family came from (Auchinblae and Brechin) and where his still is (York), and then we hope to spend a few days in London.

I’m so excited. I’ve been watching my Tivoed Passport to Europes all week. Have I mentioned I love Samantha Brown?

Anyway, in other news, the SCC is ramping up for the new season, and slowly we’re updating our website. I suppose I ought to get my voice in shape soon…I haven’t sung since May.

Well, no wait

*This* may be the biggest laugh I have today. It speaks to me particularly because of recent events that I oh so wish I could post publicly, but that would be passive aggressive, so I’ll do this instead.

Apple may have to pay MSFT every time they sell an Ipod

Oh, this might just be the biggest laugh I have today:

Apple Computer Inc., whose iPods are the top-selling music player in the United States, lost an attempt to patent some of the device’s technology because rival Microsoft Corp. had already filed a similar application.

Microsoft beat Apple to the patent application by five months, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office documents show. Apple’s request, filed by chief executive Steve Jobs and other officials in October 2002, was rejected by patent officials last month.

Google News Feeds

I’ve been a terrible RSS slut. I subscribe to tons of stuff, and I only get to reading about 1/8th of it, maybe less. One of the real problems has been news, because if I find a news story interesting, I often like to read more than one view of it (when I can find one…sometimes it’s just AP feeds…what ever happened to journalism?). Anyway, Google News has been a favorite news source of mine since it was released because (their site says it best):

Google News gathers stories from more than 4,500 news sources in English worldwide, and automatically arranges them to present the most relevant news first. Topics are updated every 15 minutes, so you’re likely to see new stories each time you check the page. You pick the item that interests you, then go directly to the site which published the account you want to read. Google News is a highly unusual news service in that our results are compiled solely by computer algorithms, without human intervention. As a result, news sources are selected without regard to political viewpoint or ideology, enabling you to see how different news organizations are reporting the same story. This variety of perspectives and approaches is unique among online news sites, and we consider it essential in helping you stay informed about the issues that matter most to you.


So, it is with great joy that I discovered that Google now has RSS feeds of its news service.

I’m not saying that this will convert me to RSS monogamy, but now there’s a better chance that I will read more news.