Monthly Archives July 2007
A blog post from Tangerine Toad mentioned the old “Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?” DOS failure message, and reminded me of this classic computer problem. From Wikipedia: The message would prompt the user to hit “A” to abort the operation, “R” to try reading the data again, or “F” to attempt to proceed without the necessary [...]
My friend Jon laid down a serious jam session with a street corner guitarist Saturday night in Westport.
I just found out I’m competing against Andre Agassi in my job search.
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I’m going to be using this space to publish my portfolio. Feel free to share your thoughts. “You shouldn’t have quit your job” doesn’t count as constructive criticism.
(22:10) I taped today’s cast from the screened-in porch, and then got a fun call from Shua on the Skype line. Topics include: weekend in Lawrence, drunks bumming smokes, texting like a douche, drinking, living with your parents, and more!
I spent a fun night in Lawrence Saturday. The hangover food at Mirth Internet Cafe was a nice finish to the weekend. I didn’t see anyone using the Internet, but the cafe part was quite enjoyable. After one visit, it’s right up there with Milton’s as one of my favorite all-time breakfast joints in Lawrence. [...]
(3:55 podcast) My friend Danny called the Skype line today, and we quickly got into a discussion on librarians being dirty.
(7:16 podcast) I’m all about cellphones in this podcast. After five years, I have a new phone. It’s a beauty: the Sprint Mogul. I’m using Orb to stream audio from my home network to the Mogul. Pretty flawless so far. Orb lets you stream any media from your home to any computer. So, instead of [...]
I’m very disappointed in USA Today for a misleading tease in today’s paper. They were plugging an online poll related to the “Michael Vick indicted for dog fights/murders” story. The story talks about killing under-performing dogs through hanging and electrocution. “Vote for what you think should happen to Vick” has so many creative possibilities as [...]
The hotter it gets, the more likely you are to see some poor person as a walking ad for Little Caesar’s. This dude was standing at the corner of Santa Fe and Mur-Len in Olathe at 4:00/92 degrees today. At least he’s got some shade and a stalking cap. Yeah, I’m not really sure about [...]
Everyone’s been loving on Apple so much for the iPhone that I’m starting to feel bad for poor old, lonely Microsoft. I’ve been showing this video off to friends for the last couple of months anyway, so it deserves a little blog love. It’s a program called Photosynth. If you haven’t seen it, get ready [...]
(8:32 podcast) I love this guy, and think more people should know about him. He’s the best radio talent I’ve ever heard. Phil has also done character voices for King of the Hill, Futurama, and was the voice of I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E in Team America. He was on “Teachers” and produced two TV pilots. Phil’s site Hendriepedia.com [...]
Google is one of the best companies of all time, but it still has its kinks.Google’s AdSense program allows blogs and other websites to make money. Google passes along some of the money it makes when visitors click on an ad. Google brags about its ability to deliver targeted ads to your website. Moreover, Google [...]
I have one last day with my glorious media center setup before I pack it up for Kansas City. I thought you should see it.
Text-message rape forced me into joining the text message gestapo about six months ago. This morning, I awoke to find a picture text message on my phone. If you didn’t know, my phone is ancient. I think I’ve had it four years. So, if someone sends me a picture text, I have to enter the [...]
I think MySpace might need to be more careful where they post their internal links. One pixel away from a pay-per-click ad might be a little questionable. Being a reluctant MySpacer myself, I clicked on an ad by mistake the other day. My mad mousing skills added to my worry. (click for full size)
I’m moving the rest of my stuff from Manhattan back to Kansas City this weekend. I’ve done a good job organizing stuff until this box. There’s a lamp, an imitation Tupperware of imitation flour, a deck of cards, the pump for my fitness ball, some junk mail, a foil baking pan and an unopened Rubik’s [...]
1. The ALL CAPS is okay, because… It grabs the typical silica consumer’s attention. The typical silica consumer hasn’t learned their lowercase. 2. “SILICA GEL” is bigger than “DO NOT EAT” and “THROW AWAY” on the packaging, because… The average silica consumer understands “SILICA GEL,” but not “THROW AWAY” or “DO NOT EAT.” It’s not [...]