WMC 2006

Me with DJ/dance music innovator John Digweed [Biography]
Well, what can I say? WMC 2006, my first WMC ever, was a total blast. For those that don’t know, WMC stands for Winter Music Conference, and it’s the biggest annual electronic music conference in the world, held in Miami every March. Though the conference officially ran last Friday through today, events were taking place far before that; Davin and I were in Miami from Wednesday night until Saturday evening, so we took in a subset of the festivities. I have to say, I’m not sure how it’d be possible to do a whole week of it. There’s so much to do.
It’s been a few days so events are starting to blur, but here’s the high-level outline:

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Anchorman — The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top rated newsman in the male dominated broadcasting of the 1970’s, but that’s all about to change when a new female employee with ambition to burn arrives in his office.imdb
Most of the time, though, “Anchorman” works, and a lot of the time it’s very funny.Roger Ebert
Davin and I watched Anchorman last weekend. If plot is your thing, don’t bother, but if you like the absurd, go rent it, you won’t regret it. Will Ferrell really shines here.
Jazz flute!

Ron Burgundy: 1001, 1002, 1003.
Veronica Corningstone: Uh, Mr. Burgundy? Helen said that you needed to see me.
Ron Burgundy: Oh, Miss Corningstone. I wasn’t expecting company. Just doing my workout. Tuesday’s arms and back.
Veronica Corningstone: Well, you asked me to come by, sir.
Ron Burgundy: Oh, did I?
Veronica Corningstone: Yes.
Ron Burgundy: Ohh, it’s the deep burn! Oh, it’s so deep! Oh, I can barely lift my right arm ’cause I did so many. I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.

An open letter to Florida Power and Light Company

Dear FPL:
I really like your new Sunshine Energy program. By paying an additional $10/month on top of my energy bill, I ensure that 1000 kWh are injected into the grid that were produced using so-called “green” methods such as solar and wind-turbines, regardless of how much power I actually use. This money not only pays for that electricity, but also goes toward building environmentally-conscious energy-generating infrastructure.
You know what else would help the environment? If you only sent the opt-in notices to people who weren’t already subscribed to the plan. Granted, the number of people not subscribed probably still far outweighs those that are, but all it would take is a simple cross-reference with your customer database. In fact, give people the option to just receive their statement, and the FPL newsletter, “Energy News”. Every month when I get my FPL bill, I throw out credit card offers, ads for SurgeShield (FPL’s surge protection service), and other promotional goods.
I love the Sunshine Energy program; not many utility companies provide such an option and it feels good to know I’m helping build a more sustainable society. Let’s just take it one step further.
Best regards,
Krishen Greenwell
Sarasota, FL