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Saturday, June 30, 2001

I'll be taking a break from posting until July 11th.

Until then, please take a look at some of the sites I really like:

A Fire Inside is by an internet friend of mine. My wife doesn't like it when I tell her I made a friend on the internet, but it's ok, really.

Evhead is by Evan, who runs Blogger.

The Web Today has a great design featuring three interesting categories of links.

What's Funny Today is easlily digestable because they feature only three links per day, but they are usually funny ones. Well, maybe the links themselves aren't funny, but their comments are. Quality not quantity here.

gleanings is all about user interface and user experience. I get lots of good links from this mailing list.

NetWatch is a new weblog by a writer from the Boston Globe. Quality postings.

parallaxview another internet friend from the UK. He writes all about things that are going on over there. Sometimes I don't have a clue about the local stuff, but one thing is true, he likes to post links to pretty girls.

photographica is a fairly new site where you can post a photo and get comments. Very interesting.

Scripting News is one of the longest running weblogs on the net. Lots of info on technical stuff with some personal posts mixed in.

Signal vs. Noise is a weblog from a design company. Nice and clean with great posts.

Sticky Buffalo is a new one for me.

The Ultimate Insult has lots of links to the weird and unusual of the net. This site is a great timewaster.

Angelina Jolie wet! has a gallery of photos of Angelina Jolie. This link generates a lot of hits for me.

Drudge Report was a weblog even before weblogs. Links to all the big stories.

JimFormation another internet friend. He's a good writer and photographer.

MetaFilter is a group weblog where someone is bound to comment on a news item as soon as it happens.

Humor in the News is where I make fun of the news.

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Hey bunky, don't have anyone to IM? That's ok because now there are Haley Joel Osment A.I. type robots out there ready to love you.

All you need to do is send them an Instant Message using AOL's Instant Messenger.

I didn't really have anything in common with Radiohead's robot GooglyMinotaur, but I feel like I'm developing some feelings for SmarterChild.

S/he played trivia with me and really had me on this one:
How many plumes are in the tail of the original NBC peacock?

1 8
2 9
3 10
4 11

The answer: #4. And that's my final answer, Regis.
Realbeer.com - The Beer Portal
Beer, sweet beer. Buy beer - imports and microbrews - delivered to your door. Discover anything about beer, brewpubs, microbreweries, homebrewing, and the beer industry! We have three beer of the month clubs, a Rare Beer Store, over 150,000 pages about beer, searchable brewery and pub databases, beer festival and event calendars, and news about beer.
Wow! This page has more beer information than you could ever drink in. But I'm gonna try.
Gray shades seem to appear at the Intersections of the white lines .

I'm dizzy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Site-Planning: The Red-Headed Stepchild of the Web
Good stuff in here for web designers. Keep it simple.
Icepick.com - A wired house
On 25-Jun-2001 at 12:54:19 someone opened the microwave for 4.7200 seconds..
On 26-Jun-2001 at 7:03:00 I opened the front door to get the newspaper. Hey, the door bell just rang. Gotta go...

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Congratulations! It's a zeedonk! Well, actually a Shetland Pony gave birth to Zebra. What's next? Dogs and cats living together? Maybe, let's ask Doctor Peter Venkman:
Doctor Peter Venkman: This city is about to face a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical?"
Doctor Raymond Stantz: We mean real wrath-of-God type stuff. Plagues, darkness--
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Doctor Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes--
Doctor Peter Venkman: Riots in the streets, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
I'm staying in tonight.
phong has tutorials for bustin' mad imagery. Photoshop tutorials for the masses.
Oh happy day! I've gone ad-free with blog*spot ad-free hosting.

It looks like I was the first one to do it! Thanks Ev.

Looks nice up there, doesn't it? Please come back again.
Beck or Allman Brothers, you decide.

Play with the first screen for a while, then continue for a more detailed analysis. We love the detailed analysis.
via [ k10k ]
Here's an e-mail chain letter I think I'll continue:
Okay, here's what you do, DON'T BE LAME AND SPOIL THE FUN. DO IT (Copy, Not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it onto a new e-mail that you will send. Change all of the answers so that they apply to you. Then, send it to a whole bunch of people you know, including the one who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about your friends.

**Remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you.**
1. LIVING ARRANGEMENT?

I live with my wife upstairs and my mother in law is downstairs.

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

The Comedy Writer by Peter Farrelly

3. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

My mouse.

4. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

It's gonna be Cranium, once I try it.

5. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

playboy, I read it for the articles.

6. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Kramer's cologne that smells like the beach.

7. FAVORITE SOUNDS?

Weezer's Hash Pipe

8. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

Blogger down.

9. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP?

Email.

10. FAVORITE COLOR?

Blue, no green.

11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?

1.

12. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
Schmick.

13. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE?

Breath.

14. FAVORITE FOODS?

#1 at Chef Changs, Salmon at The Linwood Grill, everything at Doyles Cafe, Home Made Pesto Pasta at James's Gate, The Special at Dogwood Cafe..

15. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA

Vanilla.

16. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?

Yes and no.

17. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

No.

18. STORMS...COOL OR SCARY?

Cool.

19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

Pontiac Tempest.

20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO?

Groucho Marx.

21. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

Beer: Bass, Magic Hat Fat Angel, Harpoon.

22. ZODIAC SIGN?

Aquarius.

23. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?

Yes.

24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The job I have.

25. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR?

I could.

26. EVER BEEN IN LOVE?

Yes. You would be too if you saw Bobby Orr in his heyday.

27. IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?

Half Full of course.

28. FAVORITE MOVIES?

The Fifth Element, The Professional and Nikita by Luc Besson.

29. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?

Of course, otherwise it would look like this: jfhryewm kj fhrio jffu hbnj.

30. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED?

Shiney floor.

31. YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER?

7

32. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?

Football.

33. THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

RedDwarf.

34. PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

Eric.

35. PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

George W. Bush.

Monday, June 25, 2001

Jason Freeman - Telephone Etude 1
I saw a little bird today,
when I touched it,
it flew away.

Jason got mentioned in the New York Times today. He wrote up a little program that parses your speech and reads it back to you in an unusual way, kind of melodic in a Commander Data, Haley Joel Osmet A.I. sort of way.

Sunday, June 24, 2001

Macworld: A Mac Family Reunion
A common phrase we'd use on campus was 'Hey, Steve! Wait until you hear about this great idea you just had!'"
You might want to check out Trillian - the ultimate chat program which currently supports AOL IM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, IRC, and Yahoo! Messenger. It'll work until one of the IM providers updates their software to thwart IM clones. Then you'll have to go get a patch to get around the thwarting.

This might be a cool program to test out if you are like some of the guys I work with who load two or three different IM programs on their PC.
via [ popculturejunkmail ]
Ok, I'll agree, Elsie is cute.
You knew they looked familiar when you saw them on Star Trek, but you couldn't remember where you last saw them. The thirtysomething/Star Trek crossover actors page will allow you to rest easy.

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Euro-English
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".


In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in
favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

more

Friday, June 22, 2001

How Steve Wozniak, Inventor of Apple Computer, met his wife.
Welcome to Woz.org It was in the days before you could buy a phone or answering machine. I had to rent the same one as theaters rented, a very costly one. I was "The Crazy Pollok". This was the first Dial-A-Joke in the San Francisco Bay Area, back in 1973 or so. I used a heavy Russian accent and used the name "Stanley Zebrezuskinitski" when I took live calls. I met my first wife this way, she was a caller.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

I am somebody! My Humor in the News Site is today's Site du Jour of the day !
Humor in the News By Creepy Steve provides a consistently funny look at current news stories in the form of one-liners — no pointers or background information, just that witty banter the announcers seem to magically come up with as if they are pulling it from thin air.

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Making Movies on a Macintosh so much easier than doing it the old way.
Here's a web site that helps you handle telemarketing calls.

You ask, "Could you tell me your full name please?''
If they say, "No", You might be able to get some $.

via [ Good Experience ]

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Spielberg's brainy ``A.I.'' will ... (be) the source of bad dreams for children.
The Mel Brooks Humor Site
The Phil Hendrie Show
Phil doesn't care for the very industry in which he works. For Phil Hendrie, as well as for many other listeners of the medium, talk radio itself has become too self-important and too self-congratulatory.

Phil was written up in the NY Times this week. Why have real guests when you can play them yourself on the radio?
There are a couple of new places on the web to go shopping today. Take a look at Bargain and Haggle and eBay's new fixed price stores.
Sometimes you click around the web and find something really worth reading. I just read about how Patrick Combs deposited a junk mail check for $95,035.35! into an ATM and to his surprise, it cashed.... It's an interesting story and fun to read.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

10 easy steps to get started with Radio and the Top 100.
The Billion Dollar Losers Club.
The E-Commerce Times seems to report lots of Internet news.
Glen is a big U2 fan. He was at a recent concert in Boston and kept yelling for U2 to play People Get Ready. He knew that U2 used to play this song years ago, and when they did, they'd bring someone up on stage with them to play guitar. Bono heard him ask for the song, and then asked the crowd if anyone knew how to play it. Well, Glen did, because he'd been practicing.

So Glen gets invited up on stage and is given one of The Edge's Les Paul guitars. Here's the audio - Toursounds at U2Tours.com - U2 June 6, 2001 / Boston, MA.

HBO was filming the concert, so you might even get a chance to see Glen sometime in the future if he doesn't get left on the cutting room floor. Even if he does, he still has a memory that'll last a lifetime.

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Monday, June 11, 2001

The Date-My-Sister Project (TheSpark.com)
Jonathan has a lot of interesting things going on over at kill your tv dot com. Art, politics, work, science, live sound and images, kinda neat links, tech, culture, macintosh, useful stuff, and good reads. And that's only his link list!

Sunday, June 10, 2001

Jesus saves... but does he BACKUP? is just one of many designs that might become a T-Shirt over at threadless.com. You vote for the ones you like, and the winners are made into T-Shirts. You can even design one and see if it makes the cut.
I am the proudest monkey

Saturday, June 09, 2001

SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: SWORDFISH
A woman is seen sunbathing topless and then in very skimpy bra and panties in another scene (and flaunts/uses her sexuality to entice the protagonist to accept her boss's offer). Several other topless women are seen (from behind) in very revealing swimwear.
I might just have to go screen this movie myself.

Friday, June 08, 2001

BIBLE 2 - Jesus Strikes Back!
This time he's not so forgiving.

Starring:
Ben Affleck as Jesus Christ, Sean Connery as God, Gene Hackman as Noah, George Clooney as Moses, Mike Meyers as Pontius Pilate ...
It's fun to see what some other people think are the best designed weblogs.
John Dupre Jr took a trip to Vegas last year. I guess he had a good time. I know he took a lot of pictures because I was just looking at them on pbase, where he has an amazing photo that you have to see.
Britain's only as wacky as its wackiest brit.
I'm gonna join this site, p h o t o g r a p h i c a . o r g, because I have tons of photographs I want to share and have people review.
PUD likes startremodeling.com because it tells you about Do It Yourself Home Repair, Improvement and Remodeling. Seems pretty cool because it gives you free advice on how to install a deck, a storm door, and stuff like that.

I think he's happy because of his other site, luckedcompany.com.

Thursday, June 07, 2001

Oops! They did it again.
The Bush girls' latest scrape.
InphoMessenger lets you send text messages instantly from the web to any cellphone or wireless device, such as pager or PDA.

This site is really useful. Let's say you want to send a text message to someone who has a cellphone but you don't know the address their cellular carrier uses. With InphoMessenger, you just key in their cellphone # and message and InphoMessenger figures out how to addresses the message for you.
Here's a good idea: The Weblog Review.
You might find something like this there:
I found the weblog graphics to be unusually large thereby increasing the overall download time for the page. The white font on a pink background increased the need for me to give my eyes a rest, in a dark room. The content was banal. You couldn't pay me to visit this site again.

Monday, June 04, 2001

Renee Boje Mission - Join Michael Moore's Militia
McCarthyites, witch hunters, racial or ethnic cleansers, and inquisitors never die.

They come back again and again, in every era, always wearing the sheep's clothing of the culture in which they find themselves.
This time, they are not pretending to defend the "American way," or to be "battling Satan," or "purifying the Aryan race," or "ridding the world of heretics" — because, in our culture, none of these themes would wear well as sheep's clothing.

No. This time they're wearing the cloak of "protecting our children against marijuana."
This is very exciting. A while back I posted a link to Renee's web site and also made Mike aware of her plight. Now Michael Moore has made it his mission to help Renee too. Please follow the link to Michael Moore's Renee Boje Mission to learn more.
The First Twins: Jenna and Barbara Bush now have a web site devoted to them.
After 15 years your video tapes might be unwatchable. They might even be unwatchable now, I don't know... I haven't seen them. So to protect your tapes, once a year, you should fast-forward your tapes to the end, then rewind them. If you don't want to do that and think you'll really want to watch you videos in 2016, now you can have LifeClips transfer your video tapes to DVD.

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Eep, Op, Ork, Ah, Ah. You'll have to watch my digital movie to find out what that means, if you don't already know.
The Triadic Enneagram Test
Everyone seems to have fun taking this test and getting the results, at least that's how us 7's feel.

Friday, June 01, 2001

Like, you know.. It's what people you like, like. Like Dido. Like, you know?
lp2cd.com can transfer your entire collection of LP's to CD. If you want to hear me play some songs, from my milk crate full of albums, listen to WZBC today from 4-6 PM Eastern. It's the only time I can listen to some of my old albums because I don't have a turntable.