February 2009


  • Friday Five: Nicolas Cage Movies
    February 27th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
  • Post-Workout Power Shake
    February 26th, 2009 @ 12:11 am PST

    And now, for your fitness fix, here is the recipe for the mega-awesome shake I had after the gym tonight: 4 ice cubes 1 cup 2% milk 2 cups water 1 banana 1 4oz Häagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream 1 raw egg 2 scoops Cytosport Chocolate Muscle Milk Throw everything into a blender. Hit the ice-crusher […]

  • If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see that in my footer I display how long I’ve been publishing this site. It’s pretty simple to do this; all you really need is the DateDiff plugin and PHP’s default date() function.

  • Spaghetti Cat
    February 24th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm PST

    I find it tremendously awesome that the mysterious and unbelievably cool Spaghetti Cat makes a cameo in the Fall Out Boy video for I Don’t Care.

  • How to Understand the Economy
    February 23rd, 2009 @ 2:44 pm PST

    This excellent presentation has been floating around the ‘net for a few days now, but I just got a chance to watch it. If you are confused and mystified by how everything seemed to suddenly fall into the toilet, by what caused your 401K to wither away, or just by why everyone is getting laid […]

  • Friday Five: Tom Hanks Movies
    February 20th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
  • Eloise: Los Angeles Music
    February 19th, 2009 @ 11:05 am PST

    There’s a woman in my office who also happens to be the lead singer of Eloise. If you happen to be in Los Angeles and you get a chance to catch a show, you really should. I haven’t been able to see them live yet, but I have several of their songs in heavy iTunes […]

  • WordPress Wednesday: Current Plugins
    February 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST

    Here’s a handy list of all the WordPress plugins I’m currently using to publish this site.

  • The Long Halloween
    February 17th, 2009 @ 8:40 am PST

    I have been reading Batman stories for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I used to gorge myself on Detective Comics, Batman, and — my favorite — The Brave and the Bold (which was back then always tales of Batman and Superman teaming to fight the bad guys). One of […]

  • It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium
    February 17th, 2009 @ 8:09 am PST

    This weekend I finished reading It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley. The book is the memoir of an LSU football player who decided to become a writer, but it is so much more than that. Bradley writes about coming to terms with no longer being on the team and his decades-long […]

  • Friday Five: Mac Software
    February 13th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
  • Bally’s Total Fitness Account Update
    February 12th, 2009 @ 9:01 am PST

    Dealing with my hacked checking account has been a major pain in the ass. I have had to update dozens of companies who were automatically debiting my checkcard. The fine people at Bally’s Total Fitness allow you to pay your bill online, but for some reason it is near impossible to determine how to update […]

  • Mwah-Ha-Ha-HA!
    February 11th, 2009 @ 9:53 am PST

    He used to be more sinister — he was able to hypnotize and stun people and he laughed in typical scary-villain-type fashion after completing a count of something and thunder and lightning would occur. He was quickly made more appealing to little kids, though. He is apparently quite the ladies’ man — he has been […]

  • WordPress Wednesday: Ping Services
    February 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST

    Every time you post an entry, you want the world to know. If you tell it to do so, the WordPress engine will notify several site update services with a ping to let them know that there’s something new on your site. On the “Settings” panel, at the bottom of the “Write” tab, there is […]

  • Hacked Checking Account
    February 9th, 2009 @ 11:53 am PST

    Well, it’s finally happened. After over a decade of using the Internet for 10+ hours/day, someone has attempted to steal my identity. I went to my Washington Mutual online checking account to review my balance this morning and discovered a dozen charges that were most certainly not made by me (or my wife). Someone using […]

  • Friday Five: Awesome Beatles Songs
    February 6th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
  • WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts
    February 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST

    There are dozens of awesome features in the WordPress CMS, but one of my favorites is the ability to schedule a post for future publication. You can write a birthday wish to someone months in advance so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. You can plan to have an anniversary note appear on your […]