Michigan State (3-3) at (16) Michigan (5-2)

Player to Watch: Ryan Van Dyke, QB, Michigan State. Starter has struggled since returning from injury and even got replaced last week by Jeff Smoker.


Both sides are issuing the standard spin about this being a tough rivalry game, but reality says it’s a mismatch. Despite their 3-0 start, the Spartans clearly are in a rebuilding year following a 10-2 campaign in 1999. The only consistency is RB T.J. Duckett, the nation’s No. 5 rusher (148.3 yards). Michigan exploded in a 58-0 win last week and will likely go right at the Spartans’ wobbly defensive front with powerful RB Anthony Thomas.

Lets try this a third time! The Michigan Daily and The State News are sharing a bit too much today. They shared articles rippping into each other: The Daily published this rebuttal to the Erin McQuinn article from October 10th. Snews published this article putting down Spartan tradition. In contrast, Snews also created a beautiful image of Ann Arbor and the culture, comparing it to a small European city. An odd assortment for the last day of publishing before the Big Game….

Damnit! Lost a huge post.

Well, that just sucked. The server side includes that I added worked just fine for the first time that you loaded the page. Subsequent times, all of the possible includes were shown! Hopefully I caught this before anyone else, otherwise there could be problems….

According to this Daily Radar article, Dark Angel is a blatant ripoff of Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest science fiction authors.

Excellent. An ISP without all of the crap: FlexNet. They don’t even allow AOL members to sign up. Given that Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 have a wizard to setup your internet account, all you need is the username, password, and phone number that they give you.

The big decision looms: Do I stick with crappy IDE hardware, or do I start to upgrade to SCSI? The new PleXWriter PX-W1210S cd burner is 12x/10x/32x and SCSI. The IDE version of the same has been a top drive for some time. With SCSI, upgrading is easy. With IDE, the price is actually reasonable. Plextor IDE: $250. Plextor SCSI: $380. That just made up my mind.