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October 5th, 2005

Wal*Mart = Pure Evil

Yet another reason (out of thousands) why Wal-Mart is the most evil corporation in the world. I am so glad that I no longer work with a group that does business with them.

Serenity & Firefly

One of the things keith89 did when he came down this past weekend was bring his set of Firefly DVDs because I had never seen an episode of the show before. Although we weren't able to watch all of them, I did have the opportunity to see enough of them to add to my enjoyment of Serenity on Sunday night. I'm still catching up on the DVDs (of which Keith was missing the first, which he lent out to his brother and hasn't gotten back), but I have to say that I am loving the show and will probably buy both the complete series and the Serenity DVD when it finally does hit the stores.

Some general thoughts (a few possible definite Serenity spoilers as well -- including the comment section). I beg that the show's long-time fans forgive me for mentioning something that seems like old news to them: Read more...Collapse )

Doing the Right Thing

For those of who unfamiliar with the joys of replacing toner cartridges for laser printers, most of them these days come with a "pre-paid" UPS shipping label you can use to send them back for recycling rather than sending them to the trash. Ideally, this is a win-win situation for everyone in terms of the environment. However, I discovered just now that if your company is not on an existing UPS pick-up route, you need to pay a $10 fee to schedule a pickup.

Now, I want to do the right thing and send the empties for recycling, but I don't have any authority to charge even that nominal amount to my company. So, I can either toss them or carry them myself to the nearest UPS drop-off point.

Being a good eco-friendly liberal, I'm strongly leaning toward carrying them myself, but that doesn't mean I'm very happy about it. I now understand why my predecessor tossed them.

Star Wreck

It's the "first Finnish full-length scifi parody," and I need to get my ass a copy before Paramount shuts them down. Those with DVD-burning capabilities can download for free -- alas, I am not one of those.

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