Apr 26, 2001
While doing a little research on corporate instant messenging clients I found a link to this company on the Lotus Unified Messaging site. Cycos. They are a German company and they are Cycos. Hmm, someone should drop them an email. And I thought I was having trouble coming up with a company name.
An aside, Lotus still uses frames on their site. Linking to pages in their site is horrid and provides for a very 1998 look. I wonder why these guys are losing to other players in the enterprise space?
Apr 25, 2001
Apr 24, 2001
Well damn. It seems that every time I get an idea to do something fun with this site I have been beaten to the punch. A while ago I had something called the Lexicon running on this site. It was a place that you could upload words that were slang or made up words that you wanted to share. I pulled it down to improve the database but never got around to it. Enter the PSEUDOdictionary.
This is the place where all of your made up words, slang, webspeak and colloquialisms become part of the dictionary as well. we take the words you use every day, but aren't in the dictionary, and put them into ours. all you have to is submit them. you'll even get credit and a link to your website (if you've got one). help us grow our dictionary by sending us your entries now! everyday more entries are added, so check back often.I have already entered a few. If you can't beat 'em, join em. Now go check it out, I need to get back to my yuppie gunfight.
[link via kottke, yes again]
Apr 23, 2001
Whilst I am sure you need them, I am not fond of my sinuses and would like to have them removed. I would also like to have some sort of plexiglass installed over my eyes to perhaps ward off the itchy, sneezy feeling I am having all the time now. I now look forward to late September when this should all go away.
Apr 19, 2001
I have always appreciated the stick figure art form. I know that's odd because I was an art major and spent a lot of time drawing the human form, but there is something elegant in a well done stick figure animation in particular. Check out this half-video game half-matrix stick figure battle.
[Link via kottke]
Apr 17, 2001
Apr 16, 2001
In a lot of the business development stuff that I am involved with, I have to do a lot of keeping my mouth shut. I hear about new products months in advance. Huge deals that will be amazing if (and when) they are completed. Worst of all, I can't write about this stuff. Geez, it's what I do on this little digital notepad of mine.
So... last Friday, I got to spill that I am working with Evan on some exciting new Blogger products, business deals and partnerships and today, I get to tell you that Blogger should be around for a long time. Viva la blogger!
Apr 13, 2001
Apr 12, 2001
Microsoft has finally KILLED THAT STUPID PAPER CLIP!
My name is Clippy, and Office XP has me sweating (and rusting). Why? Because Office XP works so easily that it's made Office Assistants like me useless. Obsolete. And, I'm told, hideously unattractive.This is a must see if you are a Microsoft Office user. They have even made some Flash animations about his death with Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of Clippy. Check them out here or download them here along with the,sure to be a hit song, 'It Looks Like You're Writing a Letter'.
[I know that I am buying into MS marketing hype a bit but it's just too good to pass up. I hate the damn thing.]
Hi kids. I have long held the theory that cows milk is really meant for baby cows. Call me crazy but same with humans right? Mother's mik is meant for baby humans. Well I am not the only one it appears who feels this way. Run do not walk over to Not Milk?. It is an interesting take on the state of milk consumption in America as it relates to allegies, disease and in some cases death.
The least you can do is check it out for yourself before you call me a black helicopter seeing, grassy knoll hunting, conspiracy theorist. Although just between you and me JFK told me over coffee and Ding Dongs that he and Elvis know where the REAL Area 51 is. Really!
Apr 11, 2001
For a while now in the housing development where Allison and I live, we have noticed an interesting anomaly.
There is a realtor by the name of Bob Baptiste in these parts. In fact, he represented the seller of our home. We worked with of course, a buyer's agent and never met Bob.
Fast forward a year or two and pretty much every house in the development has been bought or sold. Within that time span, almost all sold by Bob Baptiste. In fact, houses that are not offered by Bob Babtiste are 'slow to move', ' have trouble grabbing buyers', and are
'burned to the ground'. Ok, got caught up in the story with that last line. In any case, Allison or I have never met, seen, or spoken to Bob in this time. We see his face on business cards, flyers, mailings, the side of those 'HOME OPEN' signs but no Bob!
Then it dawns on us. Maybe there is no Bob Baptiste. Maybe this is like in the Princess Bride with Dread Pirate Roberts! Could this be Dread Pirate Baptiste?
Our theory is that once upon a time there was a Bob Baptiste but then Bob simply trained a look alike, sold him the business, and went on his merry way. This process could repeat itself for years. Who wouldn't want to have their home sold by a handsome, active, 30-something guy. This is quite a little scheme that Bob thought up.
I hope the Dread Pirate Baptiste will forgive me for blowing his cover, and that sometime in my mid-thirties that the current Dread Pirate Baptiste will consider selling me the business (or at least not mind when it's time to use his services).
If you are in California and receive a power bill then you probably know that you are part of an energy block. Thusly, you can tell if they are going to shut off power to your neck of the woods. I was previously under protection from rolling blackouts by being a Block 50 customer. This means that I was part of the block that is close to a hospital, fire or police station and was deemed too critical to flip off willy-nilly. I am a legitimate Block 50 customer, a block and a half away is a fire station. However, this month my bill shows that I have been switched to Block 7. I should now expect the same treatment as the rest of the state.
I am not too alarmed but, I wonder if my fire station got the same news?
Apr 4, 2001
I am currently in the running for worst friend ever. Current email subject lines and voicemail from good friends sound like this:
- What's up man?!
- I know your really busy but...
- Um. Did you get my earlier message...