TiVo (or T-bone, as I’ve named my particular TiVo), has started recording Sports Night for me, and I can’t understand why the show went off the air. It’s genius, and so much better than most of the crap that the networks are showing right now.

I just found out about a good little tool that throws a big confirmatory step in when you try to open Office documents in Internet Explorer. (Of course, I agree with the prevailing opinion that things like this shouldn’t be add-ons, but rather should be part and parcel of Internet Explorer.)

Honestly, I’m depressed by the inauguration of the 43rd President of the United States. George W. Bush is so offensive to me as to make me wonder if this country has begun its decline. He is a spoiled rich kid who has never, ever had to hold an honest job in his life, has succeeded in fleecing hardworking people time and time again, and yet the people of this country Florida elected him to the highest office in the land. Depressing. (Strangely, though, The Onion got it exactly right.)

Eloquent words from the leader of our nation:

The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.

As part of the inauguration, the White House website flipped over (with one of the most uninspired, blah designs I’ve seen online in a while), and Bill Clinton’s eight years’ worth of websites made their way into the National Archives.

Could the graphic which accompanies this CNN story be the worst online graphic ever? It honestly looks like they spent all of 14 seconds using Microsoft Paint to cut and paste the thing together. (I’ve archived a copy of the page here, so future web generations can bask in its glory ad infinitum.)

I’m on call one more time (tomorrow), and then I get a nice, two-week vacation. I’m headed down to Tampa for the Super Bowl, but won’t be out of touch — I’ll be very wired down there, and probably will be updating much more than I have been while on this past rotation.