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What do you Think… Mini-iPod?
If rumors are true, then Apple may soon be releasing what’s being dubbed as a mini-iPod.  Said to be “pocket-size[d]”, offered in capacities of 2 and 4:GB:, and starting around $100 US, I think this could be a real winner for Apple. I know that …
Wednesday Dec 24, 2003 | 27 Comments
Day (X-7): Taking Care of Penny
I’m picking up Penny today from her second round at the trainer.  The first one was a two-week visit and this one was just about a week.  The trainer has been wonderful so far, but Penny is being pretty stubborn about cooperating and changing her …
Tuesday Dec 23, 2003 | 7 Comments
Day (X-6): In a Giving Mood
With a new mansion on a private island, new car, etc., I must obviously have ludicrous amounts of money laying around.  So, in the spirit of the holiday season I figure it would only be appropriate of me to get whatever they want for all …
Monday Dec 22, 2003 | 5 Comments
Day (X-5): Gotta Crash Somewhere
Seeing as how I’m getting some new vehicles, a new motorcycle, big-screen television and a screaming new computer, I figure I should also find somewhere to put it all.  A quick search for available places in and around Austin turned up this little gem. What …
Friday Dec 19, 2003 | 6 Comments
SimpleQuiz, Take Two
I mentioned SimpleQuiz a while back.  It’s an interesting exercise in gaining some understanding as to some “best practices” in XHTML.  When I first linked to it there were only 2-3 questions. Well, now SimpleQuiz is up to ten questions.  The “correct” answer to most …
Friday Dec 19, 2003 | 0 Comments
(X)HTML: Coding, Programming, or Neither?
Webgraphics has up a post discussing whether or not :XHTML: and :CSS: can be considered to be [d]coding[/d], [d]programming[/d], or neither of the two. I’m definitely agreeing with those who say that it fits the definition of “coding” but that it definitely shouldn’t be considered …
Thursday Dec 18, 2003 | 2 Comments
Day (X-4): Crotch Rockets
This Santa Wish is a bit different due to one overriding factor: I just don’t know all that much about motorcycles.  Heck, I don’t even know how to ride/drive a motorcycle.  I had a friend when I was at A&M who promised to teach me …
Thursday Dec 18, 2003 | 10 Comments
Cultural Differences: Unix & Windows
Joel on Software delivers another great article to the masses; this time about cultural differences between programming approaches to Unix and Windows.  It really explains a lot more than just differences dealing with “programming” and actually hits on a lot of the general differences.  In …
Wednesday Dec 17, 2003 | 3 Comments
How to Drink Responsibly…
...the Onion way.  That’s right, The Onion has a great set of tips for how to drink responsibly this holiday season.  Everyone knows that alcohol can cause lots of problems, so it’s absolutely vital that we all make sure to read—and follow—these tips. “Just trust …
Wednesday Dec 17, 2003 | 1 Comment
Day (X-3): Widescreen Entertainment
There are currently quite a few technologies out there for big-screen, high quality home theater displays.  Traditional CRT-based “tube” televisions top out at around 40” and weigh hundreds of pounds and take up plenty of space.  Plasma is all the rage right now, but they …
Wednesday Dec 17, 2003 | 2 Comments
Day (X-2): Ford GT
The forthcoming Ford GT is a beautiful car that really does evoke memories of the classic 1960s GT40s that won several Le Mans victories.  It’s slated as a 2005 model with limited production to start in spring 2004.  Unfortunately, at $150,000 MSRP I think it …
Tuesday Dec 16, 2003 | 4 Comments
We Got ‘im
No, I’m not talking about Saddam Hussein.  I’m talking about a far more rogue villain: site reader, Greg Ferrell. On his way home from Eastern Kentucky, he tried to rob a house and rightly got shot at by an old man who not only had …
Monday Dec 15, 2003 | 7 Comments
Day (X-1): G5 Goodness
So I decided to start off my “X Days of Christmas” with a small wish:  just a simple Apple G5.  Of course, I couldn’t go standard, so I’d have to spice mine up a bit starting with, say, dual 20” Cinema Displays.  Yeah, I think …
Monday Dec 15, 2003 | 8 Comments
The ‘X’ Days of Christmas
Man, it’s been really quiet around here the last couple of weeks—I don’t recall why there weren’t more posts last week, but I know this week it was at least partly because I was sick for a couple of days.  Plus too many video games …
Sunday Dec 14, 2003 | 5 Comments
Steve Jobs on iTunes and Music
Rolling Stone has up a great interview with Steve Jobs.  Jobs discusses iTunes, the move onto Windows, iPods, music piracy, and the current music industry.  I think his last comments about the way the music industy should be ring pretty true.
Tuesday Dec 9, 2003 | 0 Comments
Relative Effects of Alcohol
I found this on Blogdex: a small Flash tool that (as far as I can tell) shows the effects of high BAL by simulating what it might be like to try to get a key in your lock after you get back from a night …
Tuesday Dec 9, 2003 | 1 Comment
Like the New Titles?
I decided to try implementing the Nice Titles script.  (Originally by Stuart Langridge and further modified by several people.)  To see it in action simply hover your mouse over the link in this paragraph or those in either of the previous two entries. So, how …
Tuesday Dec 9, 2003 | 16 Comments
‘Groundhog Day’ and Religion
It’s hard not to like the 1993 movie Groundhog Day.  Bill Murray delivers a fine comedic performance and the plotline is actually rather original.  Who would have thought, though, that the movie would strike such a religious resonance?  Apparently everyone from Christians, to Jesuits, to …
Monday Dec 8, 2003 | 0 Comments
Photoshop was made for Star Wars?
An interview with an early Adobe employee reveals that Photoshop was originally created due to the Star Wars movies!  The software was created at the request of John Knoll who was in charge of special effects.  He wanted something “to add effects and painting tools …
Thursday Dec 4, 2003 | 4 Comments
Selectutorial: CSS Selectors
Yet another wonderful :CSS: tutorial is now available: Selectutorial.  Similar to the previous Listutorial and Floatutorial, this one focuses on CSS selectors, which are absolutely crucial in writing good CSS.  This tutorial covers everything from the very basic selectors up to advanced selectors such as …
Tuesday Dec 2, 2003 | 0 Comments
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