A side note, if you have been calling me and receiving the above message, please try you call again later. All circuits are busy sending angry email to Cingular customer service about how they will be replaced by another provider if they don't get on the ball. Thank you.
May 31, 2001
May 30, 2001
May 28, 2001
I have noticed that since at least Friday that the new Bay Area Rapid Transit site (bart.org) that I had raved about recently, has been offline. I would like to clear up any confusion here. Blogger and Pyra have nothing to do with this outage, nor are we grinning ear to ear that another high traffic site is suffering the same kind of outage we had last week. We just don't feel quite as bad anymore. Misery loves company.
Happy Birthday Taylor!
May 25, 2001
May 24, 2001
May 23, 2001
I am giving serious thought to crying myself to sleep tonight.
May 22, 2001
May 20, 2001
After a few weeks of working on this, I launched the Blogger Store last night. I wondered how things would take off, how many people would see this on a Sunday? No worries it appears. There are plenty of Blogger fans. WOW. Shirts are selling briskly. If you want one act now.
While we are on the subject of hotcakes, Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes (although not an official part of my dietary regimen) are damn good!
May 18, 2001
May 15, 2001
A recent bit of spam email caught my attention...
For a limited time.... Beautiful, 100% Custom Websites, $389 Complete! Get a first class, Custom Web Site (or yours redesigned) for only $389!* (add a Flash intro, $199!) Includes up to 6 pages, java rollover buttons, feedback forms, more. It will be constructed to your taste and specifications. We do not use templates. Our sites are completely custom.These must look really nice. I mean $389 Complete. Phweew!
Actually this reminds me more of when those guys walk into your office uninvited hawking artwork. 'Hey, need any art?' 'Your walls look bare, you could probably use a crappy Monet print. Maybe a bald eagle with an F-15 in the background. Maybe one of those 3D posters? C'mon man they are only $30!' No thanks.
You can put any price on art but be wary of people who hold art in the same league as an oil change.
May 10, 2001
Every so often some of the kids playing on the pixelated playground decide to:
My favorite 'death' recently is the site of a friend currently in Japan. His site gangcandy.com was an open soul bearing kind of site, not much to hide. I used to link to it over on the right bar 'recommends', but after his first death announcement I removed it. Well this is the worst rigor mortis ever. Almost daily now the death notice has been changing, never failing to bring a grin to my face. The dead is now the undead. RIP Gangcandy. You zombie you.
May 9, 2001
May 8, 2001
Web designer David Grenier's,
Phrases guaranteed to make web developers want to kill you.
A small sampling...
- 'I was looking at this other site and it was cool. Can you make mine look like that?'
- 'Can’t you just build it and I’ll write the content later?'
- 'I’m not sure what I want, I just want it to be cool.'
- 'My cousin is a webmaster. He built my band’s webpage. It looks really cool too.'
[link via netwert ideapad ]
May 7, 2001
Grant and his new band Delicious played The Bistro in Hayward, CA on Sunday night. They rocked! Clearly they need to be playing bigger venues. Drummer Jeff needs at least a good 3 yards clear area to properly get his groove on. I need to pummel Grant into forking over one of their recordings so we can all enjoy Delicious mp3's.
May 4, 2001
May 3, 2001
May 2, 2001
After a brief respite, I am now worse than ever. Sneezing, watering eyes, and that weird itch in my throat. What is up with that itch? I wish I could scratch it. My eyeballs feels so fuzzy I feel like mowing them. Mowing. That is what has gotten me in this spot in the first place.
Early this week, the dull hum of a mutant bee began in my neighborhood. The groundskeepers for this development began weed whacking every piece of grass in site. I am sure that is a good thing ultimately for fire safety but for now I feel as though I have breathed it all in. On top of this we have 50 mph winds blowing in the Bay Area right now, making sure that every city has it's share of airborne pollen and irritants.
The shelf at the supermarket was actually out of Visine. Guess I'm not alone. I have also received a lot of advice at a couple of family events last weekend, take this drug, take that drug. Every time I have actually tried the 'preventative' allergy medications they take it off the market for side effects. I think the last one I took before it's discontinuation was causing people to lose a finger or two.
Maybe soaking my eyeballs in Jell-O would help. I'll let you know.
May 1, 2001
People that refer to an email address or url as an 'addy'.
Ok, maybe it isn't funny to emulate a distress signal but c'mon it is May 1st, May Day. Of course, May Day has always conjured up images of Russian tanks and soldiers marching around the Kremlin, for me. Red stars and cold hazy skies, with military songs playing in the background.
But that was the past. That was pre-Pepsi ad with Russian kids in a grunge rock band just kickin' it. Not a care in their minds about communism, they just wanted sugar water man, not oppresive governments.
May 1st is probably different in the former Soviet Union now. They probably just order in at the Kremlin instead of having that big parade. McDonalds I bet. They probably Serbia Size it for another 39 rubles. The only songs playing in the background are old Dead Kennedy and Nirvana songs covered by those grunge rock former-commies. I bet that's there band name. The Former Commies.
The only thing cold and hazy now is how a huge regime was toppled only to swap communism with consumerism. I have underestimated the power of advertising agencies, I do believe. Happy May Day.