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These are my blog entries - things I wrote, things I linked to, maybe a few rants, lots of improper grammar and personal stories.

Get a *Free* Nintendo DS (or a game pack with 3 games)

The Nintendo DS just came out, and while I am normally waiting in line on the release day for new Nintendo systems, I decided to hold off on buying it right away... I am too busy playing Half Life 2 / Metriod Prime 2 / THUG 2 to get a new system right now. But then I came across this site NintendoDS4Free.com, very similar to the freeiPods.com site, you sign up, participate in 1 offer, and then refer others to do the same. Once you meet the requirements they ship you your free Nintendo DS (you can also select a game pack with 3 titles in it if you already own the system).
I have never done this type of promotional offer deal before, but I am stoked because one of the offers given to me was a free trial to GameFly where you rent video games through the mail. I rented GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and Paper Mario for the GameCube. While some may be skeptical of these "free" offers (I know I was at first), from what I hear people get what signed up for. I will report back on my luck.
Now for those who want to help me earn my keep, please use my referal URL and sign-up: http://www.nintendods4free.com?ref=1000001058

Firefox 1.0 Released

Firefox 1.0 has been released. To celebrate the occasion I have made a special page with links to download the release. Firefox is a lightweight web browser from the Mozilla Foundation designed to be a replacement for Internet Explorer by being "faster, safer, and more secure" - not to mention way more feature rich.
I was first turned onto Firefox by a co-worker Joel several years ago when the Firefox project was still called Phoenix. Phoenix provided a built in Popup blocker, more web standard compliant rendering, a JavaScript console as well as other developer friendly tools. And when you combine the additional extensions available, Firefox really becomes a developers best friend.
While I may not be fortunate enough to attend any of the release parties (yes we are geeks and we celebrate software releases with parties), I will be able to listen in on "Air Mozilla" - a live broadcast from the Mozilla Foundation HQ being put on by SpreadFirefox.com (hopefully their site will work when the time comes).
If you have not made the switch away from Internet Explorer (a.k.a. MSN Explorer) over to Firefox, I now urge you more than exer to make the switch. For more info on switching vist http://www.switch2firefox.com/.

I want a copy of the New York Times with the full page Firefox Ad

As you may have heard, there will be a full page ad in the New York Times to promote the release of Firefox 1.0. As a contributor to the campaign I will get a hi-res PDF of the ad. But I am looking to get my hands on a real copy of the NYT for that day. Are there any people in NY that are willing purchase the edition and mail them out? I can PayPal any willing... I would guess that there are others looking for this as well.

Update: After Mike suggested to see if Barnes and Noble sold the NYT nationally, I checked out the local store and they do! So now I just have to wait for the ad to run and pick up my copy. Thanks Mike.

The Popular Vote and the Electorial College Agree; Bush Wins, Kerry Concedes

Hip hip hooray we can move forward again. While most of America wanted George W. Bush to remain president, the popular opinion in the blogosphere is that the man had to go, and today will be rough for some people. Being a Republican and a supporter of the Republican ticket this past year was one of the hardest yet, never before in my life have I felt such a line drawn between myself and others around me.
While at Warped Tour I was faced with numerous bands that I like telling me to vote for Kerry. While watching TV I see actors and such that I enjoy like Jack Black and Natalie Portman wearing T-shirts supporting Kerry. While reading my list of daily blogs I couldn't help but being drowned with anti-Bush pro-Kerry sediment. I am currently attending the Macromedia MAX 2004 developer conference in New Orleans, and yesterday there was tons of politically biased messages being thrown about.
I can't tell you how many times I have heard the statement that this election is "the most important election in this nation's history." How can that statement be tossed around so lightly? I hear that and I think of Abraham Lincoln ending slavery, and Ronald Regan's work with the Cold War - And how much of an impact these men have made on our country, and thus our lives. I think if they weren't elected president in their times, the impact it would of had our lives now would be much greater than the impact this election would of had on future generations to come.
I go agree that this election is important, and I will even state that this election is the most important presidential election this year in the United States. I am glad that the voter turn out was the highest ever, and that more people voted for George W. Bush than any president ever in the history of our country. I think it's a positive direction that we are moving in as empowered voters in America. I thinks it's great that Kerry has conceded [when he lost]. Good man. Now let's move forward. Hopefully in four years we can be more unified as a country. I know that most people vote party lines, but hopefully we can not hate each other for our party lines.

Did you hear about this election?

Everyone is voting, including: President Bush, Senator Kerry, Governor Schwarzenegger, etc.

I need your help to finish this blog entry... I am looking for a photo of Mr. T voting in this year's election. No Photoshoping please. Send photos to errorik@gmail.com. Thanks.