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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Where did Ryan Seacrest get that Westbourne shirt?

Oy.


Cameraman.


Cio Bella.


Apples Man.


Faces of Boston.
The Faces of Japan and Faces of San Diego posts from yesterday got me thinking about doing the same thing from Boston.

It's a work in progress.

WiFinder.
The WiFinder registry is the largest independent resource of networks, locations, and vendor solutions for public access Internet.
Here are free WiFi access locations in Boston!

Chrome Cupboard Latch: Thumb Activated.
This is a hard to come by piece of hardware for kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Butler pantry latch.
These latches remind me of an pantry we had in our old house.

Greg Palast: Theft of the Presidency.
We want to know whether George W Bush won the election or did brother Jeb steal it for him? Our investigation suggest the answer lies in this shuttered building and in a very expensive contract between Governor Jeb's division of elections and a private company named DBT, which accidentally wiped off the voter rolls thousands of Democratic voters.
I want to know.

Iraqi Most Wanted Solitaire.
Play a game of solitaire with the 'Iraqi Most Wanted' cards.
via [ The Presurfer ]
Kazaa and Grokster warnings.
''COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT WARNING: It appears that you are offering copyrighted music to others from your computer. Distributing or downloading copyrighted music on the Internet without permission from the copyright owner is ILLEGAL. It hurts songwriters who create and musicians who perform the music you love, and all the other people who bring you music.''
"Stealing is bad karma," Steve Jobs.

Steve said this at the iTunes Music Store announcement yesterday. I thought it was one if his sayings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Sulfites & Wine = Severe Headache for some.

Faces of Japan.

Faces of San Diego by someone who used to be Afraid to Shoot Strangers.
The Startup Wall Street Journal.
For startuperers.
Invision Power Board.
Free Message Board Software.

Doorbell, with wireless internet access over rendezvous, to play iTunes!
Maybe with a little reworking.
Democracy, Whiskey, and Sexy!
Not sure how I missed this Iraqi quote in answer to the question, "What will the Americans bring?"

Now it's a free downloadable mp3 song by Dr. Frank, who recorded it in his bedroom.

Ah... freedom.

Album Artwork for iTunes4.
Hey Steve, where are you supposed to acquire album artwork for iTunes4?

I can't click and drag the album covers off the iTunes Music Store.

Should I pop over to amazon.com like clutter does?

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
I just heard that some things in this science fiction book are now coming true.

Gotta check it out.
your.textbox.org is coming soon.

upcoming movies.

Menubar control interface for iTunes.

Everyone in Boston will breathe easier. Starting on May 5th.
That's when the no smoking ban will take effect in Boston.

Finally I'll be able to head over to The Jeannie Johnston Pub in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday nights, for Stump! The Trivia Game, and not have to throw all my clothes directly into the hamper afterwards.

Finally I'll be able to eat at a bar and not experience the horrid smell of someone lighting up a cigarette in the seat next to me.

Oh happy day!

Mmm... Smoke-Free Beer.
Clock.
via [ The Presurfer ]

World Clock.

Death Clock.

The Official US Time.

The US National Debt Clock.

The US Population Clock.

Saturday, April 26, 2003

opensourcesCMS.
This site was created with one goal in mind. To give you the opportunity to "try out" some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world.
There's a lot to look at here.

Portals, Blogs, e-Commerce, groupware, Forums, e-Learning, and more.
NSLog(); is a blog.

Inluminent is worth visiting, just for the banner.

** UPDATE **
When you get there, click the images link on the right!

Whoa!
No More Credit Card Solicitations: (888) 5-optout, which is (888) 567-8688.
The credit bureaus sell names and addresses to credit card companies who in turn mail pre-approved offers of credit to consumers. If you do not want to receive such solicitations, you can call this federally-mandated toll-free number to opt-out: (888) 5-optout, which is (888) 567-8688
If you are sick of getting one or two credit card solicitions in the mail every day, all you have to do is call this number you'll be taken off the list.

Call now, operators are standing by.

Well, not real operators, but a computer is standing by to process your request.
Milla: My New Desktop. [ jpg]

Larisa Sinitza in 3D.

Spam Gourmet.
Self-destructing disposable email addresses.

LiquidGeneration: The Suck My Blog Reality Check.
The Bachelor: Andrew and Amber Discuss Favorite Restaurants:
Amber: "What's your favorite restaurant... chain?"
Andrew: "Ummm... chain?"
Amber: "I like the Olive Garden!"
Andrew: "Uh, I'm not to fond of the Olive Garden"
Amber: "You don't like pasta?"
Andrew: "I like pasta very much."
Amber: "What? You don't like Italian?"
Andrew: "No...," (now frustrated.) "I love Italian. I just don't like the OLIVE GARDEN."
I loved that!

Celebrity American Idol.
Hey Dog, How's it going!

Woof Woof!

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The 72 Hour Feature Project.
Making a feature film in 72 hours.

Iraqi 'Most-Wanted' Deck of Playing Cards.
This deck is being supplied to troops in Kuwait and is produced by United States Playing Card Company, the leading playing card company in the world. We are the only company authorized to print this deck, complete with "Hoyle ®Joker" cards.
As opposed to those fake decks with Saddam as the Joker.

Purple Girl is #1 on alwaysbabes.com
Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report from Equifax if you live in Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, or Vermont .

Contact Experian too.
Mark this date Down: 04/22/03, it's the date that Rachel Loy became a star.

She performed 'The Same Man' on the Today Show this morning.

Great job!

The single is now out in stores, but you can download the first version she sang on the radio, at KLBJ's Dudley and Bob Show website!
Free 200 MB Online Photo Album.
Namezero, she's broken.

I got some Namezero domains a while ago, since they were free, and have kept renewing them, but this morning none of them come up!

What's up with that?

Try this one, http://www.offonatangent.com.

Maybe it's time for me to get a real hosting service?

** UPDATE **
I called Network Solutions and they told me that my domain was registered by Namezero, but they did not have a phone # for them. Funny huh? So I asked if someone who handles the Namezero account could talk with me and give me a contact #. No, they were sorry, They couldn't. D'oh!

So I Googled 'Namezero' and finally found a phone number that someone would pick up. The woman who answered the phone informed me that Namezero was purchased by Dotster. So now I have a call in to Dotster.

I asked her for her name and she said, "I just part of the wind down team at Namezero."

Ah ha. Too bad for her, If she had given me her name I was prepared to say, "Thank You [insert name here]."

She lost out.

NamesDirect's password leak opens up 180,000 transactions. What a mess!

** UPDATE #2 **
I got response from Dotster:
From Linette
04/22/2003 08:59 AM 

Hello,

I'm very sorry, our servers are down. We are working hard to correct this situation. I apologize for the downtime you are experiencing. Our engineers are working on the servers right now, and will have them back up as quickly as possible.
You'd think they could post a message on the front page of their web site.

Patiently waiting for servers to come back up.

** UPDATE 3 **

Just got a phone call from NameZero. The servers will be back up within the hour.

They've been down all day. That explains why Namezero.com has been down. The woman who called me said that dotster.com purchased namezero.com, but that namezero will still be run under the namezero.com name.

** UPDATE 4 **

Namezero is back up. Their main page has this:
Message to NameZero Customers: We apologize for the recent outage of a portion of our website and forwarding services. There was a problem at our main co-location facility which caused some of our services to become inaccessible. All affected web and forwarding services have now been restored. We do not anticipate any more outages due to the problems experienced on April 22, 2003.
:-)

Monday, April 21, 2003

Hayley Arp was thrilled and excited to meet twenty guys with masks on.

Yet, all the guys were thinking, "Please let her be hot"!
Live from the Boston Marathon, it's me on a video postcard!
300 Reasons Why The British Love The Simpsons.
Number of decimal points (40) to which Apu can recite pi. (Homer, naturally, greets the news with the phrase 'Mmmm... pie.').
Burns: 'Ex-cellent!'

[Everyone looks at Lisa]

Lisa: [unimpressed] 'If anyone wants me, I'll be in my room.'
via [ Sore Eyes ]
Boston Marathon Approximate Times For Lead Runners.

The Marathon Monday Project - "Surfin' Marathon"
One of the main objectives of the "Surfin' Marathon" is to bring the Internet to the people through the power of WiFi - and then demonstrate what you can do with a high-speed connection that's right where the action is.
Stop by and say hi. I'll be there from 11 -2, maybe longer. [ Corner of Newbury and Hereford ]

I'll take a movie of you and post it on the web, wirelessly from our WiFi enabled Honda Element!

While you're there you can also check the runner's times, check your mail, or surf the web from our WiFi enabled Lexus.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

HE'BREW: The Chosen Beer.
State House Democrats Propose New Taxes But Say They Won't Use Them.
House Democrat Ways & Means Chairman John Rogers;
New ways Democrats can raise taxes:

-    Higher gas taxes
-    Raising income tax to 5.6 % from 5.3 %
-    A 1% hike in sales tax from 5% to 6%
-    Proposing new taxes on beer & liquor
-    A new internet tax
-    Hiking meals and entertainment taxes
Please! No new taxes. Especially on Beer and the Internet!
Google Search: TiVo Changed My Life!
Today's New York Times told me to Google "TiVo Changed My Life" to see how many people feel this way.

I got 75 results, but I'm sure that the 699,925 other TiVo owners agree.
I Love The Simpsons!
Homer: I'm tired of walking on eggshells.

Marge: Maybe if you didn't throw them on the floor.

Homer: Who made you Judge Judy and Executioner?

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2003


Do you like Rock and Roll? If you do you'll like Waltham!

WiFi Speed Spray.
The patented formula in WiFi Speed Spray ™is the result of years of scientific research and testing. Simply spray the area around your computer. As your computer sends data, each bit also carries hundreds of invisible WiFi Speed Spray ™"scrubbing" molecules. Within .0025 seconds, the entire path between you and the receiver is cleaned, scrubbed, polished, and sanitized. You'll notice the improvement immediately as your productivity soars!
Amazing!

Red Means Stop.

Friday, April 18, 2003


Irish pub kickstarts Kabul nightlife.
There are Afghan staff, of course, but they've all been given Irish names -- Kevin, Jimmy, Michael, George -- "to protect them from possible retaliation."
Mmm... Beer in Afghanistan.

I wonder how long it'll take for an Irish Pub to open up in Baghdad?
via [ The Comedy Studio Kvetch Board ]

Thursday, April 17, 2003


Jello 1-2-3 Minus the 3.
It looks like it's just a two layer thing now.
Pentagon warns consumers on Iraqi leader playing card sellers.
Air Power and Special Forces might be next.

You'd better listen to their warning.

Candela Candles.
These candles are cool because they won't burn the house down.

No flames!
What is dye-sublimation printing?

Faggots on TV.
Mr. Brain's Pork Faggots.
Pictures of people in the fozen food isle holding up Mr. Brain's Pork Faggots.
via [ April Winchell: Linkapalooza! ]

The Open Source Haggadah Project.

The Online Hagaddah.

Behind The Music: Eric Stoskopf. Drummer for Joshua Perahia.
The first band that changed his way of thinking was KISS. He had all their records and would air drum to Peter Criss's solos.

Toshiba K620 DVD Player.
I just bought a Toshiba K620 DVD Player for my mom and hooked it up here at home, for testing purposes. :-)

Guess what? It rocks!

Only $69.99 at Costco.
Iraqi Museum Heist: Inside Job.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

The Complete Guide To Hack Standup Comedy.
"What's up with these Remote Controls?"

Heard it.
Chevy Chase Bio.
He didn't drive through Maryland and choose Chevy Chase as his name.
Bring Back Jello 1-2-3 Petition.
Self Layering Jello.
Does anyone have a picture of either the package or the completed three layer Jello?

Wil Wheaton Dot Net T-Shirts designed by Sean Bonner, who also has a link to The Office Space Sound Board.

UmmmKK.
Dick Cheney: Not Dead Yet.
via [ Drudge ]
'WiFi Fleet' to operate at Boston Marathon.
Tech Superpowers is collaborating with the Boston Final Cut Pro Users Group (BOSFCPUG) to provide free "video postcards" from... two cars -- passersby will be able to send digital pictures or ten-second downloadable video clips to anyone, thanks to Apple's iMovie and iDVD, PowerBooks and Sony and Canon cameras.
I'll be running one of the video cameras.

Stop by and say hi.

This is going to be fun!

Charles Schulz Museum Opening Photos.
Saddam's Cyber Palace.
The Iraqi Information Minister walks into a room full of Saddam Hussein's doubles. He tells them "It's good news! Our glorious leader has survived the bombings! However, he has been blinded and has lost an arm."
via [ Blog Baby ]

2004 Presidential Candidate Poll.
Place your vote and see who's in the lead!

Quick Tour: Final Cut Pro 4 by Steve Martin.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Confused Start, Decisive End.
Rick Atkinson of the Washington Post takes a first stab at writing the history of the Iraq war.
via [ Reverend Tim on the The Comedy Studio Kvetch Board ]

April 15: Poop For Peace Day.
Give Poop A Chance.
via [ April Winchell: Linkapalooza! ]

Rachel Loy: The Same Man.
You read about her here first, now she's signed with Epic records and re-recorded the single, "The Same Man."

The new Epic Records versions, Acoustic, Semi-Acoustic and Electric, are available here for $1.49 each. The tracks are in Windows Media Audio format (WMA) format, which isn't too good for us Mac users. No iTunes, No iPod.

Here's the Live In-Studio Version of "The Same Man" as a free mp3 file, as it was performed on the Q94 Surf's Up Morning Show. This version is Mac friendly!

This is the version that got Rachel noticed!

"The Same Man" is also going to be included on Epic's new "Artists for Peace" CD.