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Archive for October, 2008

Halloween Beer Walkers

Today I noticed for the first time no less than 15 parents (almost all fathers, but not exclusively) drinking beer while walking around with their kids trick-or-treating. ToT occurs between the hours of 6pm to 8pm here, and three of the parents were actually dragging around a beer-filled cooler on wheels! What's up with that? […]

Back on October 13 I posted about some Time-Warner/Roadrunner downtime. For about 10-11 days, service was spotty. Oftentimes we'd be online for 30 minutes, offline for 15-45, and back online again for maybe an hour before being knocked off again in a cycle. It made it tough to get any work done because you never […]

"Effected" vs. "Affected" isn't quite on the same level as "their" vs. "there" (vs. "they're) or "its" vs. "it's," and I suppose I should be happy that they didn't write "your" in this promo: Yes, that's Dr. Phil (and part of the sleeve of my shirt, I think).

New Pepsi Logo and Designs?

Yet another reason to drink Coke. Ugh. The Mountain Dew bottle isn't so bad, but the other bottles are being compared to male reproductive organs and the logo work, in the words of one commenter, looks as though it's the work of a designer trying to convince the higher-ups not to change the current design.

To My Wife on Her 31st Birthday

Happy Birthday! You're my favorite older woman and the love of my life. 😉

iPhone Pic: A Shame to Loose

Good thing this postcard isn't from the Council of Teachers of the English Language.

Your Senses

{democracy:44} Keeping your eyesight and hearing are, to me, no-brainers. Smell and taste are so interlinked it's tough to pull them apart, so I'd almost consider them one and the same, except that tasting is done far less frequently than smelling. So between taste and touch, I might very well give up taste. It might […]

Cocoa Finder and Gamma 2.2

Based on this article, which talks about the Cocoa Finder in Snow Leopard and a bit more, I've re-set my monitor to a gamma of 2.2. I've resisted this change for quite awhile because, well, all it seems to do is make everything darker and a bit more contrasty. The dynamic range of my screen […]

Anyone out there have a Windows laptop that meets these requirements: Windows XP SP2 800 MHz CPU 512 MB RAM 100 MB free disk space At least one USB 1.1 port 1024 x 768 resolution Why? My wife wants to run this. Willing to pay a little bit (some netbooks come close but many are […]

Above .500!

With our win last night, the Tungsten Blades are above .500 for the first time in franchise history! Woot! In this current season, we're also the only loss for one team and the only win for another. Uh hmmm.

Printing Photos at Home

How much does it cost - and what equipment is there to buy - in order to print photos at home? I'm not looking to set up a print ship by any means, but if I do this, I'm not looking to print low-quality photos either. My wife scrapbooks and photography is an important part […]

My Little Kodak Zi6 Review

I've read quite a few reviews of the Kodak Zi6, and nearly two weeks ago, I bought one for myself. It arrived shortly thereafter and I'm impressed. I've never had a Flip - never even seen one in person - but the Zi6 does two things that I wanted that the Flip doesn't do: HD […]

I don't care for this sort of take on things: To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter […]

Two Quickie Photography Links

Joe McNally talks at Google, where the audience misses 90% of the jokes and doesn't seem to remember people like Ozzie Smith. I'm only 30 and I feel old. 😛 PhotoSwap, a free photo-sharing app for the iPhone. You take a picture and the software does two things. First, it sends your picture to another […]

Beating the Unbeatables

It's sweet to beat a previously unbeaten team, I've got to say. P.S. Update.