You can’t turn around lately without hearing about the latest craze on facebook: 25 Random Things. The premise is, you put up 25 random and usually useless things about yourself, and then “tag” a bunch of people so that they can come read it and praise you for the witty and interesting things you have [...]
I saw this new Microsoft commercial the other day, and I have to say I think it’s brilliant for the following reasons: It shines light on the fact that Apple is casting an unfair stereotype of PC users It gives existing Microsoft costumers a group of people they can feel proud identifying with It makes [...]
When technology meets geography, I get very excited. Toss in the concept of sustainability/green concerns and I get even happier. In that vein, I stumbled across Walk Score today. You put in your address the site maps various types of businesses near your home and calculates an overall score. If you choose to live near [...]
After the display put on by the Extra Action Marching Band outside the exhibit hall at RalsConf yesterday, we couldn’t help ourselves. We headed out to a little club called Dante’s across the Burnside bridge and caught their evening act. Dante’s served as the perfect venue for XA, exposed brick and rebar basqued in a [...]
I recently switched to Gaim so that I could slim down to only having one IM client running. I hate having too many icons in my system tray. I’m a little OCD that way. One of the features that is lacking in Gaim that is present in Yahoo! Messenger is the “report spam” button. When [...]
Last night while playing games at a friends house we started talking about web comics. I’ve always loved comics, and web comics provide a forum for niche audiences that are too offensive, surreal or non-traditional for general consumption. I agreed to post the list of web comics that I read daily, so here it is: [...]
The Time Traveler’s Wife By Audrey Niffenegger Rating: 5/5 I just finished reading this book by first time author Audrey Niffenegger. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style. She has a nice voice, descriptive and enticing, and plenty of plot threads to keep you turning pages even when you start fighting sleep during those late night [...]
This blog is a dumping grounds for my experiences as a web developer, a parent, an artist, a writer and a human being. Maybe someday there will be something here that is worth your time, some sort of useful information or words that piece your very soul. Probably not though.