Nov 29, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Antibiotics!

I thought I should mention that Drew, Miles and I are all sick at home. Poor Allison is going to run screaming from the house at any moment as we are all getting cabin fever on top of our normal fevers. Anyway, I really want to get back to intelligent debate over feed stat reporting, OPML standards and whatnot - but that will need to wait until I'm not sleeping for the majority of the day. Be back soon. Achooo!

Nov 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving and now a word from our sponsor...

I remember a few years ago around Christmas or during the Superbowl when a url was presented under a TV ad, almost beaming with pride that someone was using the internet as a way to publish and get the word out about their product. Today as I sit watching some Turkey day television most advertisements have some web component. I have collected for your browsing pleasure five such sites pulled from their cathode ray tube endorsements. I almost feel bad for Tim Berners-Lee. On with the show:
  • Itsagizmo.com a Black and Decker mini-site promoting can-openers and whatnot.
  • Musicspace.com the best place to pick up that Brian Setzer X-Mas CD you've been longing for.
  • Bowflexdirect.com c'mon you lazy lump buy a Bowflex to put next to your Ab machine.
  • Spacebag.com for people who like their clothes vacuum pack fresh.
  • Selectcomfort.com for people who buy beds based on the Bionic Woman's recommendation
Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday everyone!

Nov 17, 2005

Add to Google button

Your site needs a new chicklet.

Nov 15, 2005

Nov 11, 2005

Leia's Metal Bikini

It's a shame Jabba isn't alive to see this. [via Cinematical]

Nov 10, 2005

Recommend Firefox to IE visitors to your site

If you haven't seen ExplorerDestroyer yet, it's a site that offers some fancy ways to either encourage, push or insist that visitors to your site download Firefox. The code will not display a promo if you are already one of the Firefox enlightened and it's a good idea but perhaps a little heavier than I wanted for my own blog. Not to mention a bit violent sounding for people like me who just want to advocate a faster web experience.

If you are viewing this site in IE then you see the advert on the right urging you to give Firefox a whirl. I used a conditional comment called If IE to only display a Firefox enhanced with Google Toolbar promo box by pasting the below code into my blog template. Feel free to copy to your own blog. You may want to change the Adsense ad client id to your own (if you have one) so you get credited with the $1 bounty currently paid for helping folks switch over to Firefox. Enjoy.

<!--[if IE]>
<!--
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-2004576835187517";
google_ad_width = 125;
google_ad_height = 125;
google_ad_format = "125x125_as_rimg";
google_cpa_choice = "CAAQweaZzgEaCA2ZyYC_NXeAKK2293M";
//--></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
<![endif]-->

Driver injured by flying deer when he stops car

Driver thought he had struck an animal, was bowled over and injured by the flying body of a deer hit by another vehicle!

Nov 7, 2005

Consider yourself spared

Jeff Veen throws down the gauntlet today asking, What's in your Folder of Shame? What's a Folder of Shame?

The things where you've just thought of the title, but written nothing to back it up? The momentary points of self-deluded genius that in the cold light of day you thought better of?

Taking a peek into my Blogger drafts tab here is a selection of recent posts that never cut the mustard:

  • Captcha the flag
  • A joke post about Jakob Nielsen being upset about my blog
  • Roboween
  • Well that didn't work
  • Generic news round-up blog posting #1 liberal edition
  • Email attachments 99% bad
  • His name is Linux
  • What did you expect?
  • Emilio's Mexican Cafe
  • Speaking of Carnival and Lent
I feel bad for some of those posts, such promise, cut down in their prime. Except that one about Nielsen, that one was going to be stupid.

Nov 3, 2005

Treo 650 Cingular unlock?

Is unlocking a Cingular Treo really this easy?

Web Two Point Oh!

Create your own Web 2.0 Company. Nice - my next venture will be Inftix, tag-based micropayments via flash!

Nov 1, 2005

DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts

Long story short, CD crippling isn't the answer, especially when the question isn't clear. I've yet to be convinced that any DRM is good DRM.