Tag: off topic

  • Multi-tasking, today is busy

    What happens when you get more screen real estate by adding a 24″ second monitor? You fill it up.  This has got to be a record. 9 IM windows active (5 people from Yahoo, 4 from outside) 9 Firefox tabs (one playing sound off of a video) 6 Outlook windows (1 calendar appointment, 4 half-written […]

  • Getting back to what’s real

    After a breathless day at the office with multiple IM windows open, twitter updates pinging away in my snitter window and heavy discussions on internal email lists, I retreated to a dinner party with my suburban neighbors to unwind from the week’s events. My mind was bubbling over with thoughts from the day’s news and […]

  • Ballpark promotions gone horribly wrong

    As we slide into the World Series we remember Five Ballpark Promotion schemes that went wrong. Includes gems such as the Cleveland Indians 10-cent beer night Management forgot one small detail: drunk people get restless. More than 25,000 fans showed up for the event, most of them already tipsy at the gate. Among the more […]

  • Long Journey West to the Farallons

    Photo by Todd Sampson Our first trip on Todd’s sailboat out beyond the Golden Gate was very relaxing. There was pretty much no wind so we ended up motoring almost the entire 90 miles out and back to the Farallon Islands. Not that I mind – I was a bit nervous having never ventured out […]

  • There’s more where that came from

    Head on over to Demotivational Posters for a full gallery of these as well as a link to a site where you can make your own.

  • Anybody want a Pownce invite?

    I have some Pownce invites left over. If anybody wants them, drop me a comment. First come, first served.

  • Things to do while your friends are playing with their new iPhones

    While the rest of Silicon Valley is going to be blogging about their new iPhone, I figured I might as well point you to a few things you could be doing instead. You know, productive things: 1. Make your own Simpson’s Avatar (right). Be sure to turn the sound on because the sound effects are […]

  • Tango, the world’s fastest (and thinnest) urban car

    So I was at Maker Faire this past weekend which I cannot recommend highly enough. There were so many cool things to see and a really wish I hadn’t lost my camera at the Web 2.0 Expo otherwise I would have been posting tons of pictures of all the wild and crazy things I saw […]

  • Hairball

    Some memes you just can’t seem to escape. They follow you around and track you down, mocking you from the corner of your desktop, infiltrating your search results and clogging up your feed reader. First Anil’s seminal post on Cat Grammar which popped up not only in my feedreader but then again on Techmeme and […]

  • Justin.tv knock off caps to be released by V-Tech

    It was only a matter of time. The latest internet sensation, Justin.tv has been picked up will become commercially available this Spring. Guangzhou-based electronics firm V-Tech picked up to the trend and is planning on making “Justin Caps” available for sale for $29.99.To keep costs down, the camera has been replaced with a high-resolution CCD […]