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Atari 2600 still schooling game designers After 10 years, I finally got a new gym bag. the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks is simply must-see internet. I had tears in my eyes from laughing. If you click one link on the global information superhighway today, click that one. E-mails Sent to the University of Alabama […]

The Velocity Diet – Week One

At this point Kelly and I are now officially through the first week of the Velocity Diet, and I have to be honest with you: It’s been tough. It is unbelievably surprising just how much I sincerely miss chewing food. I’ve now had forty-three protein shakes — 39 chocolate and 4 strawberry — and a […]

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Statistics show: Tiger is very good. Build your own Facebook The ShamWow! guy got arrested for punching a hooker. My Manhattan Project: How I helped build the bomb that blew up Wall Street. (Interesting because just last night I remembered that I interviewed at Countrywide when I moved to LA, but didn’t pursue it because […]

Blog Anniversary

By the time you read this post, I will have been blogging (more or less) continuously on davidgagne.net for 3300 days. I somehow managed to miss my nine year anniversary two weeks ago, so I thought I should say something about my 3300th day.

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Help the SimpleMarriage research project. 25 Hot Tips For iPhone 3G Coming soon: Flash Tutorials Surgeon finishes brain operation while having a heart attack 30+ Amazing Mac Apps for Developers (I use Coda and love it.) Litmus: The advanced testing tool for web professionals. The My Chemical Romance cover of Bob Dylan’s Desolation Row that […]

Friday Five: Dwight’s List

Things to Which Dwight Was Introduced by Angela

  1. pasteurized milk
  2. sheets
  3. monotheism
  4. presents on your birthday
  5. preventative medicine

from “Crime Aid”, The Office, first aired October 23, 2008

How to Magnify PDFs in Mac OS X

One of the cool features in Mac OS X is the ability to “quick view” a file without actually opening it. If you have an item selected (highlighted) in a Finder window or on your desktop — or even a file embedded in an email message — just hit the spacebar and you’ll get a […]

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Yoko Ono’s Official Flickr page Ejected Fighter Pilot Survives Crash, Dies During Rescue Kill Bill (in One Minute) Some people join unions just for fun. I can’t believe Bryan’s Rice-Boy Page is still online.

Elevator Warning

Both elevators in my office include this notice: SHOULD THE ELEVATOR DOORS FAIL TO OPEN DO NOT BECOME ALARMED. THERE IS LITTLE DANGER OF RUNNING OUT OF AIR OR OF THIS ELEVATOR DROPPING UNCONTROLLABLY. PLEASE USE BUTTON MARKED “ALARM” OR TELEPHONE (IF FURNISHED) TO SUMMON AID. Here are a few of the issues I have […]

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AIG resignation letter Bruce Willis got married. She’s not unattractive. Courtney Love is following Dooce on Twitter. Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse? I am willing to bet that the reason John Mayer has 350,000 more followers than Bono is simply because not many people know that Paul Hewson is Bono’s real […]

WordPress Wednesday: Amazon QuickTags Plugin

I published a few articles back in early 2005 and late 2006 explaining how you can edit your WordPress quicktags.js JavaScript file to add new buttons to your Edit Post menu. At the time this was the simplest way I knew to change the WordPress interface. Since then, however, every time a new version of […]

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Cool stuff on the Interweb, (almost) every day: March Meat Madness NFLRZ in the news Submit questions to Obama. It’s just like digg, but for the government. [mefi] 7 Common Web Usability Problems Spyre Studios explains how to add dropcaps to your blog. (Or you could do it the way I explained seven years ago.)

The Douche Hat

The chapeau pictured here has become pathetically popular in Los Angeles lately. For a year or so we referred to it as The K-Fed, but now we just call it The Douche Hat. (This should not be considered a compliment.) Even K-Fed hardly ever is seen in public donning it these days, it’s become so […]

Hydrostatic Body Composition Analysis

On Saturday I met Kelly around 10 o’clock in the morning, deep in the Valley, to get our body fat analysis done before we embark upon the Velocity Diet. The good folks at Fitness Wave have a mobile testing unit that travels throughout Southern California. It’s basically a 28′ truck converted into a scientific lab-on-wheels. […]

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Pink elephants on parade … here they come … Conficker.C is a bitch Greg Husebye: Artist 20 Great PHP Libraries You Need to Know

The Velocity Diet

My buddy Kelly and I have been going to the gym for about a year now. I have always been in pretty good shape — I have run the LA Marathon three times; I rowed for Florida Crew in college; and I have been lifting weights pretty regularly for more than a decade — but […]

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Nielsen: Twitter Was Fastest Growing Community Last Month Rhode Island strip club hosts job fair Speed Up Firefox by Limiting History Size

Friday Five: Awesome Country Lyrics
  1. “The last time we made love / She called out His name” – Hayes Carll, She Left Me for Jesus
  2. “Pardon us, son, she ain’t no kid / That’s a cocktail waitress in a Dolly Parton wig” – Confederate Railroad, Trashy Women
  3. “While she’s livin’ like a queen on alimony / I’m workin’ two shifts to eat baloney” – Jerry Reed, She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)
  4. “I met all my wives in traffic jams / There’s just somethin’ women like about a pickup man.” – Joe Diffie, Pickup Man
  5. “I was drunk / the day my ma / got out of prison” – David Allan Coe, You Never Even Called Me By My Name
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Man falls while showing it’s safe to stand on balcony. Today: A flying car. Jetpacks must be coming soon. USA Sitcom Map, and some other cool charts

WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Huge Archives

Once you’ve been blogging for a few years, you’re going to realize that your archives page is huge. For the casual one-post-each-week blogger, it might be okay to display the titles or even excerpts of posts on your archives page. But what about you and your twenty-posts-per-day blogging habit? It won’t be long before your […]