So today is full of a bunch of hooey. Someone had the brilliant idea to go and remake the legitimately creepy and good original Omen film and release a new version today, other kooks are predicting the end of days, while an offshore sports book is offering 100,000-to-1 odds that the Earth will end today (Earth is on the good end of those odds, by the way). But if you do bet against the end of the world, a cool $500 will earn you half a penny. All of this begins with Revelation 13:18 in the new testament:
“This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
I guess I must be extra evil, given that I was born with an extra six in my birthdate. But I think this professor has a more sensible outlook on this:
“Many people avoid the number; they’re afraid of it almost and there’s absolutely no reason to be afraid of it,” Just said. “It is not a prediction of future events. It is not supposed to be taken as a timetable for when the world is going to end.” – Rev. Felix Just, Professor of Theology at the University of San Francisco
Sweet! I’ll be goofing off and celebrating my 40th today. Gee – I don’t feel any older, nor do I feel like the antichrist, despite what the Omen suggests.
So as my long time feline buddy Chaos ages, he has been less and less thorough with grooming himself. That job usually falls to Amy and I, but with the arrival of Sam we’ve had less time to help him with these tasks. That combination of events means a fair bit of matting for the old guy, so off he went to be shaved at the vet recently. He looks like a goofball/alien/creature with his new ‘do – puffy around the head but stubbly everywhere else. You be the judge.
Now you can stream a podcast to your SprintPCS phone using Pod 2 Mobile’s Pod2Mob software, which is currently in beta. The company says it only works with SprintPCS because “they have the best data package,” which allows for unlimited data transfer – handy for streaming long-winded podcasts.
(via Dave Winer’s Scripting News via TUAW.com]
Over at personal finance blog Hello, Dollar! they’ve got a great post about how bringing your four times a week can eventually earn you half a million dollars.
So let’s see, four days bringing lunch at $2 plus one day out at $7 equals $15 per week. Eating out every day would cost $35 per week, so I save $20. $20 a week! That’s over $80 a month — that covers my utility bills right there. Who couldn’t use that?
40 years and the miracle of compound interest turns that into $581,826! Nice!