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I Hate Being Political
I really do.  I generally try my very best to avoid politics altogether and I make a very conscious effort to keep that stuff out of my “public life” here on the weblog and in other online locations.  I don’t like even implying that I’m …
Sunday Feb 29, 2004 | 17 Comments
Poorly Chosen URLs
DaveZilla has a wonderful entry up today about sites with very poorly chosen URLs.  I won’t give away any examples since they’re all good, but some of them just had me laughing really hard.  What’s sad, of course, is that so many of the examples …
Friday Feb 27, 2004 | 2 Comments
Pinging Services Summary
Neil Turner wrote up what looks to be a nice summary of the major weblog pinging services.  It covers weblogs.com, blo.gs, technorati, etc. This isn’t really something useful to most people, but it could be quite useful for :ExpressionEngine: users since they can custom-define their …
Friday Feb 27, 2004 | 1 Comment
Finding ‘Mars on Earth’
Wired has a rather fascinating article up about some NASA researchers who are trying to devise tests to perform on Mars.  In order to do so, they’re trying to find the best proxy for Mars that Earth has.  They think they’ve found it. The ridge …
Wednesday Feb 25, 2004 | 1 Comment
Death Star LEGO Diorama
This display of LEGO creativity is simply leaving me in awe.  “AC Pin” created a massive diorama of the Death Star interior.  It includes many scenes from the movie (Falcon hangar, control room, detention cell, garbage room, conference room, etc.) as well as many really …
Wednesday Feb 25, 2004 | 2 Comments
iTunes Now Playing
I found this hint at MacOSXHints today.  It’s pretty nifty, as it samples iTunes every 15 seconds, and if it detects that you are playing a new song, it generates a PNG and uploads it to your server.  The image is then ready to use …
Wednesday Feb 25, 2004 | 0 Comments
Quiznos’ Dead Mouse Commercial
Ugh, you know the one I’m talking about.  “We love the SUUUUBBBS!” sung by Mexican dead mice being digitally manipulated.  Well, I knew there was something creepily familiar about it, but I couldn’t place it.  And then a friend emailed me the Kitten Viking Song …
Wednesday Feb 25, 2004 | Permalink
Hard Drive Purchase
Well, I’ve spent literally almost every moment of today looking for a second hard drive for my G5 system, and am amazed at how little I know about modern hard drives. As I had previously mentioned, I have never purchased a hard drive by itself, …
Tuesday Feb 24, 2004 | 11 Comments
I Likes to Beat Me Some Penguins
Courtesy of someone at MIT, I guess:  Penguin Batting Practice, starring a Yeti. Enjoy.  323.3 is my current longest distance.  Oh, and notice how they misspelled “penguin” in their URL!  No one said MIT students are good at spelling.
Monday Feb 23, 2004 | 0 Comments
Saying Bye to a pM Veteran
Lynda, one of the earliest and more prolific :pMachine: users has written about why she is not using pMachine anymore.  While Lynda published numerous hacks and tricks for pM and even ran a very useful “hacks forum” for quite a while, I’m really not surprised …
Monday Feb 23, 2004 | 6 Comments
TiVoToGo… Just What I Want!
One of my TiVo-using friends forwarded on a link to me today to a TiVo survey regarding the forthcoming TiVoToGo feature.  TiVoToGo is a feature that would allow users to transfer recorded shows/movies from their TiVo unit to their computer.  Once there they could take …
Monday Feb 23, 2004 | 8 Comments
CD Settlement Rebates Sent
Woohoo!  Back in 2000, a whole host of states filed suit against the five main music distributers and three retail chains regarding price fixing.  Well, the $144 million settlement finally got approved (they admit no wrong-doing, of course).  If you were one of the the …
Monday Feb 23, 2004 | 2 Comments
Life, the Universe, and Ev…well, the Universe Anyway
The Washington Post, among other newspapers is running a story regarding a new finding from the Hubble telescope.  Well, kind of new.  Einstein postulized that there was some sort of cosmological constant, some sort of energy that kept the Universe from tearing apart or collapsing …
Saturday Feb 21, 2004 | 3 Comments
CSS Trick: Image Indicators with Links
When you visit my site with a modern browser (Mozilla, FireFox, Safari, etc. but not Internet Explorer) you’ll notice that there are small graphical indicators on the left side of many links in the weblog entries.  These indicators are meant to let you know with …
Friday Feb 20, 2004 | 3 Comments
CSS Trick: Highlight Links on Entry Hover
This :CSS: trick is pretty simple to implement, but it’s difficult to describe.  First, what I’m talking about: if you use a good browser (in other words, not Internet Explorer) when you move your mouse over this entry area/box, you should see any links in …
Friday Feb 20, 2004 | 4 Comments
Addicting Flash Game: ‘Grow’
I found this yesterday off, I think, Boing Boing.  It’s a bizarrely addictive Flash game.  The “goal” is to choose the pieces in the right order so that they “level up” each other and eventually all 12 pieces get maxed out for a maximum score …
Friday Feb 20, 2004 | 6 Comments
The TiVo Remote: Design Nirvana?
Have I mentioned recently just how much I freakin’ love having a Tivo?  Well, I do.  So, whenever I see an article about Tivo, I just have to go read it right away.  In this case, the article is a New York Times (free registration) …
Thursday Feb 19, 2004 | 0 Comments
80 Hours of Uncompressed DV
Someone needs to talk me out of buying this right now.  Please!  At $1200, this one terabyte external drive is very tempting.  I could easily keep 10-20 projects open at the same time, and not have to worry about clearing disk space for the next …
Thursday Feb 19, 2004 | 10 Comments
{SWAG}Nafai is on a Killing Spree!
I downloaded the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo yesterday.  It’s the first game of sorts I’ve honestly ever played on a “real” Mac.  I mean, I played Diablo II on my iMac, as well as a few games of Warcraft III (vomit), but I never had …
Tuesday Feb 17, 2004 | 5 Comments
Damn you, FOX!
I’m physically ill right now…  I just finished watching a couple of episodes of Futurama and switched back to cable.  What wonderful programming was I greeted with?  Why, none other than The Littlest Groom, which aims to help “a young man who is 45 tall …
Monday Feb 16, 2004 | 6 Comments
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