Sometimes I feel like a bad geek.
I don't have my own blog stuff setup, I just use livejournal. I haven't made any significant changes to any of my other webpages (aside from adding galleries of digital pictures) since I graduated from college. I don't have my own domain setup I just use hosting from my old dialup account. I don't even have a camera on my cellphone.
The one issue I was hoping to hear more about before the local government meltdown was a proposed sales tax abatement on hybrid cars
. I haven't heard anything about it recently though so it sounds like it's dead for now.
I think I'm mostly in favor of the restaurant and bar smoking ban in Minneapolis and Saint Paul so that I won't have to hear the complaints of the more vocal non-smokers anymore. I don't really buy the idea that bars and restaurants will lose a lot of business because then smokers will only patronize establishments in the suburbs. They aren't really a group known for their willpower and impulse control.
I picked up a couple new games yesterday (on sale, of course). Midway Arcade Treasures
and NBA Ballers
. Joust and Tapper and Gauntlet and Rampage and Klax (and others). The next Midway collection due out this fall will include Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3. The basketball game I picked up is actually pretty fun. I normally don't like sports games because I don't like having a team of players where I only control one of them. This is a one-on-one competition sort of like the old Dr. J v. Larry Byrd game I used to play on my Commodore 64.
There have been some recent positive reports on low-carb diets
. I still doubt I could handle a low-carb diet despite the benefits. It would probably also involve more cooking than I currently do.