Jun 27, 2006

overplot: Overheard in New York meets Google Maps

Wherein the UI tech lead for Google Reader continues to prove he is a bad ass (and loves a good comedic line by a fellow New Yorker)!

TED Talks now available for download

Some of the wonderful talks from the TED conference in Monterey are now available for download.

Jun 23, 2006

Pooling his resources

Drew demonstrates his Dad-splashing technique during a recent swim lesson.

Jun 21, 2006

TiVo releases a paid version of their Desktop software to add Video iPod friendly features and more

TiVo Desktop Plus automatically converts your TiVoToGo transfers for iPod, PSP, Treo, Nokia, and other portable devices that support MPEG-4 or H.264 video. It's $24.95 but seems worth it compared to an iTunes season passes for multiple shows.

Jun 19, 2006

Five YouTube videos I would like to see

In no particular order:
  1. Two non-white persons doing the Mentos and Diet Pepsi thing
  2. A dramatic reading of the lyrics to Lindsay Lohan's Rumors
  3. A webcam video where the girl is of legal age, not wearing skimpy clothing and makes no reference to her audience, her blog/cam fame, or enemies. Bonus points if she is talking about current events or maritime law.
  4. A video of a monkey being treated with any dignity whatsoever
  5. Video of a man and son playing with a baseball bat where the father doesn't get hit in the groin
Let's see how this video edition of the LazyWeb goes.

Jun 18, 2006

In danger of failing

I just took a peek at all of the unfinished draft blog posts for the past two months. It's getting out of hand. It turns out I'm good a starting posts and horrible at finishing them. I think I would give myself a D+ for blogging over the past year. Perhaps I'm a little to worried about the audience viewing shellen.com posts these days. Seems like I didn't have this problem when I started the blog in 2000 to keep in touch with buddies scattered across the country. To investigate.

Jun 13, 2006

Filming locations of The OC

Finally technology that fills a dire need!

Jun 5, 2006

Dear Los Angeles,

I will be in your fair city ever so briefly this week. Drop me an email if we should share a taco or whatever you folks are eating this week.

Your pal,


Colbert 2006 Commencement Address

Colbert brings The Word of the Day to the newly graduated.