Sep 30, 2004

Gnomedex 2004 : Be there!

I'll be among some of the finest geeks in the land starting tonight in South Lake Tahoe at Gnomedex 2004. I'll be the one giving out Blogger stickers and speaking on the 'Maximizing Blogging Strategies' panel. See ya there.

Sep 28, 2004

Sep 27, 2004

Overstock launches auction site powered by social networking

Wait till eBay launches a social networking site powered by auctions!

All the Kids video

The latest Dealership video starring your favorite Javascript expert and mine, Chris Wetherell.

Sep 23, 2004

candor club

I honestly don't know about the longevity of this idea, but I've got a button.

JPG Magazine is Coming

Awesome photo awesomeness(?) from Heather and Derek.

Sep 21, 2004

Blogs look burly after kicking sand on CBS

Another possible headline, 'Rather bad, Bloggers good'.

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Threatens To Kill Gays

It's a shame really, since the I'm pretty sure women don't want him either.

Olsen Twins: New McDonald's Poster Girls In France

Girls with low self esteem choose McDonalds!


Raindrop is the group blog for the Social Computing Group at Microsoft Research.

Sep 20, 2004

Straight to TiVo

Biz may have just saved TiVo with his latest idea.

Hastert's al Qaeda comment draws fire

Hastert followed with further advice 'step on a crack, break your mothers back'.

Sep 19, 2004

Driven by Precision : Porsche

This video was on my TV when I got home the other night. Plus - I am that kid in the video!!!

Sep 17, 2004

America 24/7 and custom covers

Perhaps you have seen the book, America 24/7. The book is full of great 'images from One American Week' as shot by different photographers. It's a great book and they have a feature on the book site that let's you order your own custom cover based on a photo you upload.

That's a rendered copy of the cover I ordered for my Dad not long ago on the left. Here is the original photo. My Dad loved the cover but I just recently saw it in person and it's a great high quality continuous tone print. I highly recommend making your own. If you already own the book, you can just order the cover. Personal publishing - I love it in any form.

Sep 16, 2004

LazyLife: A free idea for Make-lovers

Make magazine coverI really like the idea behind Make Magazine. It sounds like a Ready Made (which is also great) for the geek set. That's nice and all but some of us geeks are busy geeks. While I might have the time and energy to link to a $14 Steadycam or a homemade bottle cap tripod I don't have the time required to make one.

However, I'll bet one of you out there does have the time. How about opening up a little interweb store to sell the things you make from Make? I see a $14 Steadycam in my future, only it will cost $28 plus shipping and handling and it will still be less than an actual SteadyCam. Bring it on.

Sep 15, 2004

The United Federation of Bloggers (Part One)

I know you must think we have to link to these knowledge articles, but we don't and this one is great and you should read it.

Sep 14, 2004

The persian weblogs meeting

Amir's photo of the annual Iranian webloggers at the Tehran book festival.

Yahoo! to Acquire Musicmatch

To compete with iTunes?

Sep 13, 2004

Amazing Slow Downer

I will have to try this...slowly.

Sep 10, 2004

Blogger vows outings to continue, including ‘some doozies’ is outing prominent Republicans who have opposed gay marriage and military service.

Sep 9, 2004

It's a good thing I don't have a bedtime

...otherwise I would be up way past it. I hear 2AM is the new midnight anyway. This is going to make that 9AM call in Mountain View fun.

Sep 8, 2004

iPod your AIWA

Not cheap but then you can ditch those cassette adapters and FM transmitters.

Just One Question...

Currently offering $688.29 for anyone who asks 'How many times have you been arrested, Mr. President?' in a public forum.

The definition of a thinly veiled threat

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States"

Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry | AP

Thanks for playing boys and thanks for the past four years of fear, war, and trampling on the Constitution. I won't miss you one bit.

I'll be voting for justice, human rights and action. Don't forget to register to vote if you haven't already.

250GB USB External drive - $149

Now I'll have a place for all OurTunes.

Sep 7, 2004

Cory in Gollum Mask, Boston Science Museum

This fits in perfectly with our Questionable Celebrity Endorsements Campaign.

Study links TV to teen sexual activity

Does not apply if television viewed on a Sony Watchman.


Jim and James are crazy, crazy for democracy that is. Register!

Sep 5, 2004

ASUS Digimatrix PC

Build your own Tivo starting at $299

Sep 2, 2004

Out Firefoxed

Oh dot Nine-Three - you silly (former) bird. You had me at dot Six! Dot Nine One was almost there. What have you done with 0.93 however? Every install Mac and Windows alike has been a horrible frozen step backwards. I think I can blame my Windows XP Firefox install on a bad plug-in choice or two (I'm looking in your direction MozBlog , c'mon we need a Firefox version).

Because I'm going to blow away this installation and start over, I'm linking some of the plug-ins I've installed so I can reinstall them with care. For those who venture out looking for extensions beyone my list, there appear to be three authority sites on Firefox extensions, 1, 2, and 3. Someone should make an introduction or two, because it's confusing. Here we go with my list of Firetweaks:

  • Firefox Toolbar: Blogger Edition - Not developed by Google but still an interesting start
  • Bookmark Synchronizer - Total must have item for Firefox if you use multiple machines. Uses FTP - hot.
  • Web Developer Extension - A must have for webmonkeys.
  • Sage : Atom and RSS feed reader - I keep forgetting it's right there in the margin.
  • GoogleBar - Again, not from Google but pretty darn good. I think they fixed the bug where the default results assumed you were searching Google Columbia. I think.
  • Firesomething - I may not reinstall this one because it's actually a joke. Because Firefox has had a few naming issues in the past this plug-in randomizes the name shown at start-up. It says I'm using Mozilla Powertiger right now.
  • Auto-hide - If you want to run your browser in a kiosk mode this is the deal to use.
  • Gmail Notifier - Simple and elegant way to tell if you have new mail as well as one button access to your inbox.
  • BugMeNot - For those times when I'm not username: rebeccas_pocket pass: pocket
  • Bloglines Notifier - Just installed but it looks great so far.
  • Flat Bookmark Editing - Adds some flexibility in bookmark editing.

PS: On a day when Moscovians are dying, the US is bracing for a potentially deadly hurricane, and Chechens and Russians are locked in a horrible stalemate over the lives of young children I feel like an ass for posting about my free web browser issues and preferences. Feh.

going, going, almost gone

My new favorite phrase is - Her modesty was saved by a g-string.

Bush photographed wearing award he never earned

Shouldn't things like this crush his bid for re-election? Yes, yes it should and alas it won't.

Sep 1, 2004

Humiliated, Angry, Ashamed, Brown.

Photography assignment turns into civil liberties stripping excercise.

Who Let the Blogs Out?

Yes - we've punched Biz in the arm sufficiently hard for the title.

Treo 600 DVD Movies: As Simple as 1, 2, 3...

...58,59,60 - Done!