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November 2010

Save the Words
A very fun site designed to help words from being lost from our language. Not only is it a blast to browse around, but you can also "adopt" a word yourself!
Tuesday Nov 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

December 2006

Help Your Users With Feeds
Together with Les and Paul of pMachine, I have created a site that you can use to help your users understand what feeds are and help them to subscribe to your feed: Feed Quick Start. We skip all of the technical blather and get right …
Monday Dec 18, 2006 | 1 Comment

February 2006

I won!
After only about a week of using it for 10 or so searches each day, I won a free ticket to the movies from Blingo, the Google search sweepstakes wrapper.  Their privacy policy looks good, and they gather no information from you unless you win.  …
Monday Feb 13, 2006 | 1 Comment

September 2005

Pete’s Pond
Pete’s Pond is a new project that National Geographic has embarked on, that is incredibly cool.  A private game reserve was established nearly 20 years ago, to help save certain populations of African wildlife from poachers.  There was no river, so through massive irrigation, the …
Saturday Sep 24, 2005 | 4 Comments

July 2005

A Wiki For Firefly
Like the title says. There I was combing the internet at a leisurely speed heading nowhere in particular, when all of the sudden the ruttin’ links I clicked led me to a Firefly wiki. It’s all you need to know about the Firefly ‘verse, characters, …
Saturday Jul 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

June 2005

Stephenson on Star Wars
Neal Stephenson is one of my favorite authors.  He wrote the fantastic cyberpunk novel “Snow Crash”, the techno-history-thriller “Cryptonomicon” and many others.  In this New York Times editorial he talks about the recent Star Wars prequel movies, the originals, how they differ, and what they …
Friday Jun 17, 2005 | 0 Comments
Your mind reads like a children’s novel!
Blah!  Two depressio posts in a row from yours truly.  So, even though Chris showed this to me, I’ma post it, because I want to post something more lighthearted. We all know that the Force gives you power to sense things in other people, right?  …
Thursday Jun 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

May 2005

Travel Corridor
You’d never know which sites you browse before you realize that the site’s administrator is an old friend from school. A year ahead of me in school, Jim Wong has created the site Travel Corridor that was “conceived to provide quality articles to all irregardless …
Wednesday May 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

April 2005

Which File Extension Are You?
Find out what file extension you are by trying out this quiz on BBSpot. You know the drill: they ask you some multiple choice questions, some with quite entertaining choices I might add, and then they give you an image file that says what you …
Thursday Apr 28, 2005 | 6 Comments
HL2-based Comic
Found via Boing Boing, “Brashfink” has created a great comic by taking screenshots from the game “Half-Life 2” and then adding word balloons.  Apostasy, Issue 1 looks very good and is entertaining to boot. is a site dedicated to this sort of idea: making …
Thursday Apr 14, 2005 | 4 Comments

March 2005

Homestar Runner Wiki!
Hot on the tail of recent entry regarding Wikipedia, is a semi-related quick link.  While I was downloading the entire H*R site for my brother, I found some filenames hard to discover, since the entire site is built in Flash.  Well, while googling for the …
Tuesday Mar 15, 2005 | 0 Comments
Free SXSW Music MP3s
Want some free music?  How about more than 750, high-quality, full-length MP3s?  Sounds pretty good, huh?  That’s what you can get because SXSW (that’s “South by Southwest”, a massive music, movie, tech festival held every year here in Austin) is making these songs by scheduled …
Monday Mar 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
Wired has a nice article up about Wikipedia, a sort of user-contributed encyclopedia.  If you haven’t ever checked Wikipedia out, you need to do so.  It’s simply amazing what’s covered—the number of articles puts Encyclopedia Britannica to shame. Wired’s article goes over some of the …
Wednesday Mar 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

February 2005

Gasp! Maps by Google
If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check out Google’s new beta map search.  It is très cool, with slick-looking maps that make Mapquest and Yahoo’s look like grade school art projects. And courtesy of macOSXhints, if you are fortunate enough to be …
Tuesday Feb 15, 2005 | 3 Comments - Legal?
Boing Boing points to some discussion going on regarding the russian site, an online music store that sells music, a la iTunes, Napster, etc.  The difference is that instead of around $0.99 per song you can get them for 10-20 cents per song. Obviously, …
Monday Feb 14, 2005 | 1 Comment
ATOM Tracking for Amazon
Sometimes you find things in the strangest ways…  A little while back I installed BetterSearch, a Firefox extension for enhancing search results.  I finally got around to restarting Firefox, so the extension got loaded.  I haven’t really had a chance to try it out yet, …
Monday Feb 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
Push Patterns
Jay Campbell wrote this great short story Push Pattern for Futurismic.  It’s a sci-fi story about a new source of “free energy” and the effect it has on the world.  It’s a pretty quick read and I found it rather enjoyable. (via Boing Boing) …
Wednesday Feb 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

December 2004

Google ‘Suggest’
Yet again, Google has come up with a really cool idea.  This time from the minds over at Google Labs is Google Suggest.  Go there, start typing, and you’ll see possible results get shown as you type.  That’s pretty damned slick, I think. Joel Spolsky …
Thursday Dec 23, 2004 | 1 Comment

October 2004

Backpacking Bargains goes live
After months of planning, arranging, design, and entry, has gone live! I’d be happy to entertain any comments about design, price, or products.  And of course, feel free to take advantage of any of the deals on the site.  I’m having a hard time …
Wednesday Oct 27, 2004 | 2 Comments

September 2004

‘CheTrooper’ T-shirt
Got this link from BoingBoing.  A limited-edition t-shirt print of a stormtrooper (yeah, from Star Wars) wearing a beret.  The CheTrooper. I think it looks pretty cool, myself.  I may have to order one.
Monday Sep 20, 2004 | 0 Comments
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