January 1, 2004

Titles are overrated

Happy new year everyone. I wonder how long it's going to take me to start writing "04" on my checks. I don't even remember much of '03. Maybe I have a brain tumor.

I've been watching the extras on the extended DVD of Fellowship of the Ring and they're fascinating. It would have been so much fun to be part of that process, conceptualizing, creating, and editing something so incredible. I wish I felt that kind of passion at work, or even had a project that I felt I should pour that amount of time, effort, and soul into. Every time I try, they just kill the project and stick me on a new one. I'm burned out, but willing to do it all over again for something I believed in. Can that even happen anymore at AOL?

I'm a bit bummed about the lack of bowl games in HD. Neither of the games today (Rose and Orange Bowls) are in HD. Sure, ABC is giving us 2 HD NFL games and the Sugar Bowl in HD this weekend, but that's 3 days off. Surely they could be using the truck for the Sugar bowl in Miami tonight and have the truck in Louisiana by the 4th.

Speaking of bowl games, I'm no USC fan (though I do have a soft-spot for the Pac-10) but I was glad to see them win today. Hopefully it will help put a bullet in the greed-machine sometimes referred to as the BCS. Could it possibly be any worse? It's obvious that everyone involved with the BCS has no motivation to change anything -- they continue getting their money regardless. Why should they change something that makes them dumptrucks of cash? Such a crock.

Now that we're into 2004, the countdown begins on the HD TiVo, now in beta. I've seen March kicked around, but I hear the units are buggy.

Posted by pinkerton at January 1, 2004 10:57 PM