Jul 31, 2006

Pro anti

Turns out that tired, weak feeling coupled with a horrible cough I've been experiencing is actually an upper respiratory infection and not just exhaustion from being at Disneyland on the hottest day of the summer. As of this evening, I am in possession of some antibiotics and cough syrup and should be on the road to recovery soon (don't worry co-workers it's not contagious). Now I'm logging off the series of tubes and going to bed early. See you on the other side.

Jul 14, 2006

Hellodeo from sunny California

Yep, I need a nap. Made with the newly launched Hellodeo and my little BlackBook.

Siren Bath on Drawball

Imagine a view of the Mona Lisa being painted but in Adobe Illustrator one layer at a time. Amazing site.

Jul 13, 2006

Roast pig guest-stars on Bush visit to Germany

What North Korean missle crisis? There's BBQ afoot!

All a twttr

Sometime last week my pals over at Odeo let me know about a little side project they were working on - twttr (say 'twitter'). Aside from the fact that the hooligans over there are making a Web 2.0 funny by starting a web service with no vowels and ending in a Flickr-style 'r' - it's a mobile way to keep in touch with a group of friends. Biz Stone has a good write-up about the service and I expect fans of Dodgeball to find it just as compelling though in a slightly different way.

In the week that I've been using it I have been receiving about 5 times the SMS traffic I would get in a normal week. Basically, when you SMS twttr's shortcode (40404) whatever you send is broadcast to your friends. It's a lot like reading a push mini-blog. I like that I feel more in touch knowing what my friends are up to even if I don't call or IM with them directly in the course of a week. I don't think I will accept everyone I know as a contact since I don't want my phone buzzing 24/7 and I may switch updates on my public twttr page to be for friends only, but time will tell. Enough of my blabbing, go try it out at twttr.com. Nice job Odeons.

Jul 10, 2006

Adam Carolla hangs up on Ann Coulter

What millions would like the chance to do. That must have felt really, really good.

Jul 6, 2006

CrossOver Mac

Run Windows-native applications on Mac OSX without Bootcamp or Parallels. Crazy.