Showing posts from September, 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.

DEA Gives Up Battle Against Hemp-Based Foods

Now your Whopper can have weed in it.

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Central California

It made the lights swing at Google in Nor Cal.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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!!!

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.

LazyLife: A free idea for Make-lovers

I 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.

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.

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?

Amazing Slow Downer

I will have to try this...slowly.

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

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.

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 | APThanks 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.

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!

ASUS Digimatrix PC

Build your own Tivo starting at $299

Persuasive Writing For Keeps

When knowing your audience *really* counts

The Inner Secrets of Google Revealed

Mother Google.

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 startBookmark Synchronizer - Total must have item for Firefox if you use multiple machines. Uses FTP - hot. Web Developer E…

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.

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!