George Bush’s Hero Steals iPod, Xbox 360, and Some Air Guns

In late 2007 Lewis Bennett was the teenager in Plymouth Township, PA. that thwarted a planned Columbine-style shooting by informing on a husky student, Dillon Cossey, that had stockpiled weapons (with the help of his husky mother Michelle Cossey) for the assault on school bullies. For this heroic act, President George W. Bush called Lewis Bennett a “hero” and even “praised his courage”. Allegedly George Bush asked for Halo 3 cheat codes when they met and thanked him for the “pwnage”.

Fast forward to early 2008, just a few months later and then “Hero” Lewis Bennett has now been busted for joining other teens in a robbery. Bennett and others went through the unsecured window of another student and ripped off an Xbox 360, an iPod, and some air guns. Bennett got caught when he sold one of those $50 Xbox 360 controllers for a measly $20 at school and then tried to peddle his other goods like a pawn shop. Attorneys are chalking this up as fame and attention causing him to lash out. At least they aren’t saying he was “under the influence of Grand Theft Auto“.

George Bush pins medal on Fugitive
* Note: This is not Lewis Bennett, this is a photoshop of President George W. Bush pinning a medal on The Fugitive played by Harrison Ford. This is intended to imply George Bush is honoring a criminal. This is meant to be funny.

Sync iPod with Outlook. Seriously. Not kidding. Here’s a fix.

I don’t know about you, but I was excited to find out that my iPod video (fifth generation) could sync its calendar with Microsoft Outlook. At first iTunes seemed to achieve this successfully, but then it stopped working and it still doesn’t sync. I have seen many forums online where many people shared my frustration. But then I found a site that gives you a solution to the sync problem that Apple has been unable (or unwilling to solve). It will allow you to sync your iPod calendar with both Outlook and Yahoo!. (Presumably it works with Outlook 2007; give it a shot) That’s pretty damned sweet. It worked for my iPod, and my calendar looks exactly as it should. One downside is that you will have to perform this workaround sync regularly. At any rate, I think this is a great hack.

Check out: http://manas.tungare.name/projects/yahoo2ical/

Yahoo / Outlook CSV to iCal Calendar Convertor (for iPod, iPhone, and iCal)

One caveat is warranted here. Presumably your CSV file ends up on his server, so if you’re nervous about his having your calendar, you should probably steer clear. Another caveat: as with any file you download to a computing device, it could mess up its system. You have been warned. But my iPod works fine, I assure you. I would be mad as hell and ranting about it, if it were not.

I’d love to hear comments on this–especially from the Outlook 2007 users….