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January 31, 2006



You know those little icons that show up next to the web page address? I found this great site that will build them for you from an uploaded graphic, all over the web. Neat stuff! Thanks html-kit.com!

January 30, 2006



Click on it to see the full thang! Thanks ipodmyphoto!

Let's play spot the differences!

Recently Google announced it would comply w/ the Chinese governments censorship rules...




Can you spot the differences?

January 25, 2006

Homebrew Nintendo DS Development

Homebrew Nintendo DS Development: describes how to hack your DS to do all kinds of fun things. I must have Space Invaders for my DS!

January 23, 2006

Kiefer and the Macintosh / Intel advertisement...


Well at least we know Kiefer does do other voice overs. The new Apple / Intel ad is definitely him.

Verizon Small Business voice over is...?

While watching 24 tonight (guess what?!? there's a conspiracy!) they had a new (at least to me) commercial for Verizon Small Business and we were trying to figure out who does the voice over. It almost sounded like Kiefer Sutherland (aka Jack Bauer) but we weren't sure. Anyone else see/hear this and have any idea who it might have been? With Christian Slater doing the voice overs for the Panasonic laptops, it seems to be celebrity endorsement night.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

6" so far.. maybe more...

January 21, 2006

I was going to...

I've been meaning to do my write-ups on The Shield, The O.C., Entourage, and Weeds but honestly, Battlestar Galactica has me totally engrossed. I'm on the finale (Parts 1 and 2) of Season One and it's taking up all my time when I should be blogging.

On another note, Denis came over today and we had a Star Wars play date. If you have any questions about Star Wars... any question at all, Denis can answer them. Maybe one of these days Denis will actually blog about something. How about setting up your blog where random kids (and yeah, adults too) could ask questions about any of the Star Wars movies, books, etc. and you could answer them. That would be hot. You'd get lots of babes that way I'm sure.

January 20, 2006

Futher Personalize Your Google Homepage

 Projects Gblox Clockblox Ig Modules Colorjunction

I'm a huge fan of the Google personalized homepage. I've been a MyYahoo guy for years but Google is slowly but surely pulling my eyeballs over to their site. Apparently there's a great directory of "plug-ins" for the page that I only just discovered. Who knew? Not me.

Firefox Takes Over the World!

Well at least it takes over my Mac. I tend to have to force quit the 'fox every few days...

I think I may have a memory leak or something... check out my memory and cpu usage. (Click the pic.)

Ffox Usage


January 19, 2006



From the useless information department comes the fact that I ordered some chairs today from Pottery Barn. They will be here in 5 business days. Let's hope that they last longer than my last fancy-pants chairs and that the boys can't destroy them as easily. :-)

Invasion of the giant jellyfish!


A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

Vast numbers of Echizen kurage, or Nomura's jellyfish, have appeared around Japan's coast since July, clogging and ripping fishing nets and forcing fishermen to spend hours hacking them apart before bringing home their reduced catches.

Read more at CNN.

Tomorrow read about the giant peanut butter fish and how it mated with the Echizen kurage and produced a new tasty treat!

My fortune today...

Went to lunch at a Chinese Food restaurant today with Christopher. My fortune read:

Those who are late are usually much happier than those who are waiting for them.



Want some great eye-candy? Check out STARDUST's demo real for a number of commercials they've created and the stunning graphics that go along with it. Plus, with Love is like Oxygen as the sound track, the reply value is significant.

January 18, 2006

More Shows... Mo'jitos!

Home 24

24! This time it's personal! Well isn't it always personal? Actually, I wouldn't know. I really enjoyed the first season of 24, many years ago but was unable to make it past the first few episodes of Season 2. Something about his annoying daughter and her inability to get help when needed and just hiding behind a dumpster basically soured it for me. Many people told me the second half of the second season was so good that it was worth giving it a second chance... but I never did.... till now. I started with the first four "hours" (actually about 42 minutes each) of 24 this week and I must admit I've been enjoying it so far. In typical 24 fashion, just when you think the plot twist is resolved, a bigger and badder guy is just around the corner. There's always a bigger fish. I must say that watching 24 with a big fan of all the previous seasons helps a bit, even though she hates Michael Chiklis and The Shield for stealing Emmy awards away. If she had actually ever watched even one ep of The Shield, we could at least have a discussion about it. I'll be writing more about The Shield soon. Anyway, to summarize, 24 Season 5 so far has been much more enjoyable than the first month or so of Season 2. If it manages to stay above water, and I hope it does, maybe I'll go back to Seasons 2 through 4 during the summer or on some long transatlantic flights.

Family Guy
Another show in the category of wtf was I thinking when I first watched this? This has got to be one of the funniest, if not the funniest show currently on network television... and by network I mean the big four. Every week I'm amazed by the level of humor as well as how far they'll go to push the line. If you've never seen these show or don't watch it cause it's a cartoon, you must try again. First of all, it takes place in Rhode Island... what could be better than a show in Rhode Island? I can't think of a funnier setting. But seriously, no show plays the "flashback" card as well as the writers from Family Guy. Each character has their own warped role on that show from Stewie trying to off his mother to Quagmire trying to sleep with every woman.

Lois Griffin: I feel like I've had this void all my life. Like there was a secret hole in me.
Glen Quagmire: Oh, God!
Lois Griffin: And I was trying to fill that hole with all these expensive things...
Glen Quagmire: Ooooh, God!
Lois Griffin: And I just enjoyed having all these things filling that hole.
Glen Quagmire: Ohhhhhhhhhh, God!
Lois Griffin: I guess I'm just going to have to sit back and let the penal system teach me a lesson.
Glen Quagmire: That one is also sexual.

I could write for hours about every episode, the great throw-backs to recent and no-so-recent popular culture, the ever-pregnant neighbor, but don't waste your time reading this... just watch that show.

January 17, 2006

What I've been watching...

Thanks to the wonders of TiVo and other forms of on-demand video downloads, I've found it a lot easier to watch shows on my own schedule. With the crazy hours I tend to keep from being part of a startup, a single dad, trying to get in regular exercise (volleyball, gym, etc...), as well as having any sort of social life, I find my avaible hours sporadic at best. This all being said, I feel like TV has actually taken an upswing in quality, once you filter out the ridiculous reality show crap that continues to be pervasive. So with that, I'd like to present some of the shows I'm currently either watching or waiting to come back. Please note the order is presented is arbitrary.

Battlestar Galactica
I first tried to watch this when the two-episode in 2003, I couldn't get through the first 20 minutes. I have this recollection of just a lot of silly character dialog and no real plot. After giving the first two "mini-movie" episodes or whatever they're called, another chance last week, I am not really sure what I was originally thinking. This is awesome science fiction drama. I've made it through the first two 2hr shows and have just finish the 2nd episode of the 1st regular season now, entitled "Water." I'm hooked and although I'm dying to ask my friends about it, most of them who watch this show are about 25 episodes ahead of me. I've clearly got a lot of catching up to do. Let's hope the quality remains at this level throughout.


Yeah, I know... me and the rest of the world is addicted to this show. Like many of the other shows I've been watching, I started watching this one late.... but still from the beginning. In other words, I had 20 episodes queued up before I even started viewing. I actually some how got it into my brain that there were only 20 episodes last season so imagine my surprise that after having a two-day marathon while sick and in bed, the season wasn't over. What's going on in this show? I still go by the theory that these guys are all actually dead and in some sort of purgatory where they need to make peace with their past and their devils. It's the only scenario that makes sense giving the number of times the castaways have seen "ghosts" in their past, in whatever form they manifest themselves.

Can this show be an better? Mary Louise Parker, upon whom I have a not-so-secret crush, plays the recently widowed mother of two boys who is selling weed to support her family. I had been saddened by Showtime's decision (?) not to renew Dead Like Me, as I'm a big fan of dark comedy. While weeds isn't as dark, it's certainly wicked funny as we say out here in the Boston area. Parker just won a Golden Globe last night for her role but don't hold that against her, or the show. This is an amazingly funny show while remaining human and touching at the same time. It's also not a glorification of drugs but neither a lecturer of the evils of marijuana. The show's been renewed and if I had to choose any cable show that I couldn't have lived with out last year, this would be it. While I enjoy Six Feet Under and Deadwood (and plan on getting to Sleeper Cell one of these days, none of them compared to Weeds.

Ok, I'm getting tired... next entry will include Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal and my love/hate relationship with Invasion and The O.C. Yes, I said the O.C.

Volleyball Files...

My friend Tom Wilson has set up, or should I say re-set up, his instructional volleyball web site, at Volleyballfiles.com. Check it out... it's full of great tips and lessons to improve your game.



One of the best videos I've ever seen.

Stunning Number Fonts...

Hoefler & Frere-Jones has released a stunning set of fonts that just feature numbers, symbols, and punctuation. Makes me wish I was a graphic designer and actually needed them.

Moreex 04 Depot

January 16, 2006

Recent Comments for Movable Type 3.2

I was just going through the process of adding the "recent comments" to the side bar and was reading through the tips on Learning Movable Type. However, the examples they gave didn't seem to fit the newer templates in Movable Type 3.2 - so I took what they did and updated it slightly to the following:

<div class="module">
<h2 class="module-header">Recently Commented On</h2>
<div class="module-content">
<ul class="module-list">
<MTComments lastn="10" sort_order="descend">
<li class="module-list-item">
<$MTCommentAuthorLink show_email="0"$> on
<a href="<MTEntryPermalink>#c<$MTCommentID$>"><$MTEntryTitle$></a>

Anyway, that worked great an now I have my recently commented section on the right!

Conversion Done!

Ok, well it took a little while longer but the site's been updated and everything is finally work.

Thanks for your patience. Witty comments and repartee incoming shortly.

January 14, 2006

Everything's almost working...

Well except for the fact that people can't seem to leave comments, oddly enough! How I am going to get my feedback, and clever snappy comments?! Stay tuned!

January 13, 2006

Slowly... but surely...

I'm slowly getting things working again. I need to fix the content on the side bar and also figure out how to get comments working, etc. Hopefully by the end of the day all will be well!

January 12, 2006

Sorry about the delays...

Apparently my blog installations got all mussed up so I had to do some upgrading, etc...

Things "should" be better now and I can hopefully post again.



Testing 1 2 3 (and 4 and 5 baby!)