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April 29th, 2009 @ 5:32 pm
Daily David

General Stuff Twelve major brands that will disappear by the end of the year Top 20 illustrated sexual euphemisms Totally awesome: The Happy Gilmore tee shot, by Padraig Harrington Techie Stuff Style Your Website’s Search Field with JS/CSS

April 27th, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
Daily David

General Stuff Kenny Powers on Twitter — way more fun than the CDC on Twitter Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off. Great quote from WWTDD?: “Honest to God, I’d throw myself down the stairs with a light bulb in my mouth to see Megan Fox naked.” The Spatial Distribution of the Seven […]

April 26th, 2009 @ 9:30 am
Cynthia’s Restaurant 3

We had dinner last night at Cynthia’s Restaurant 3 (blog) on 3rd Street in Hollywood. (I am coming down the home stretch here of the Velocity Diet and get to have one HSM each day.) I have to tell you: If it wasn’t for my meal, I’d say this was a terrific place to eat. […]

April 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 pm
Weekend David

General Stuff Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was King George III: Douchebag Jones’ Good Ass BBQ & Foot Massage The Westside Tavern is just a short walk from my house. I’ll have to give it a shot soon. Iranian sniper or Wookiee? Techie Stuff PHP Quick Profiler Use the Twitter and TinyURL APIs to […]

April 24th, 2009 @ 7:25 am
Friday Five: Favorite Paul Simon Women
  1. “Cecilia”, Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1969
  2. “Peggy-O”, Wednesday Morning, 3AM, 1964
  3. “Mrs. Robinson [Theme from The Graduate]“, Bookends, 1968
  4. “Kathy’s Song”, Sounds of Silence, 1966
  5. “Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War”, Hearts and Bones, 1983
  6. (bonus) “Darling Lorraine”, You’re the One, 2000
April 23rd, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
Daily David

This is similar to how I feel about explaining how I develop web applications. 4 Fantastic PHP Output Buffering Tricks for Web Developers from kottke.org: In defense of Twitter Oh, Percy, what have you done? thingsyoushouldnottwitter.com: the domain name says it all Denise Richards has amazing Funbags!

April 21st, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
Daily David

This guy is way cooler than I will ever be. WWTDD says, “Perez is a narcissistic sociopath who attacks anyone who disagrees with him.” I couldn’t agree more. Apple is getting to be quite popular with the military. How to Photoshop a badass retro photo. TMQ: Draft Edition

April 21st, 2009 @ 3:36 pm
The Velocity Diet: I Like Chocolate Edition

I completed Phase I of the Velocity Diet with my fifth shake on Sunday night. (I’ll write my review of Week Four soon.) I guess the guys at T-Nation are pretty good with their calculations, because I had barely enough Metabolic Drive shake mix to last me exactly through Phase I. By Monday morning I […]

April 19th, 2009 @ 9:15 pm
Weekend David

Check out these two cool graphs detailing pirates killed by Obama. If you shoot your wife in the head and she doesn’t die, it’s time to call the cops. Clearly we don’t know everything we thought we knew. 2009 Gator football schedule released awesome: unicorn wolf lazers fuck you

April 17th, 2009 @ 8:43 am
Friday Five: Velocity Diet

Five Things That I Can’t Wait to Have Once I’m Done with the Velocity Diet

  1. French Fries
  2. Popcorn
  3. Emerald Nuts Smoked Almonds
  4. Emilio’s Chicken Piccata
  5. Coca Cola
April 15th, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
Daily David

My dad has published a book of his awesome photographs! Check out What Eliot Saw, The Adventures of a Dog in Rhode Island. Got coffee? The World Barista Championships are this weekend. Alaska Airlines pushing WiFi flights. It will be a great day when I can post tweets from the plane. Talk about a band […]

April 15th, 2009 @ 8:03 am
The Velocity Diet – Week Three

This is day three of my fourth week on the Velocity Diet and at this point I am feeling pretty damn good about it. By this time next week I will be deep into Phase II of the program, during which I will get to consume a glorious healthy solid meal every single day. Right […]

April 14th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
Daily David

Susan Boyle kills it on “Britain’s Got Talent” (warning: tearjerker) Make an iPhone App Using the Envato API An explanation of all those mysterious iTunes helper files I guess I’d be glad that it wasn’t cancer, too; but it would still be freaky to have a tree growing in your lung. “BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults […]

April 11th, 2009 @ 5:30 pm
The Weekend David

Just like the Daily David, but on the weekend: classic link: How Star Wars Changed the World What to Do If You Accidentally Find Yourself Transported into the Past Next weekend’s Coachella 2009 Lineup McSweeney’s Explains Twitter

April 10th, 2009 @ 9:19 am
Friday Five: Bally’s Encino

Encino GymThings That Currently Suck at the Encino Bally’s Total Fitness

  1. They refuse to post a sign at the front desk alerting members when there is no hot water in the locker room showers, which happens several times each week.
  2. When I joined a year ago there were multiple sets of complete ranges of free-weights. Recently, though, the dumbbells have been steadily disappearing at an alarming rate. It is now almost impossible — even when the gym is not crowded beyond capacity — to find a matched set of the same weight.
  3. The medicine balls have mysteriously been deemed to be an insurance risk, so you cannot use them to exercise without paying for a personal trainer to assist you with them.
  4. Although there are always multiple employees aimlessly chatting near the front desk, nobody is ever tasked with policing the free-weight area, so the few weights that are still there are never racked correctly.
  5. For almost a full year now the staff has ignored all of my pleas to get both of the Concept II ergometers repaired. (The flywheels, footstraps, and monitors are broken on both machines.)
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
Daily David

Safe for Work Porn iPhone Development: 12 Tips To Get You Started Are You Using Google Analytics? Is Your Code Up To Date?

April 8th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
WordPress Wednesday: Delicious Links

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. Lots of people use Delicious to store bookmarks online, and as a blog publisher […]

April 8th, 2009 @ 9:00 am
The Velocity Diet – Week Two

We’re now two-and-a-half days into Week Three of the Velocity Diet, so I suppose I should post my update about Week Two. I’m not going to lie to you: Week Two was pretty rough. The workouts get much more gruesome and the desire to consume something other than protein shakes becomes brutal. But the change […]

April 8th, 2009 @ 7:45 am
My Horrible Head

I can’t breathe right now and it sucks. I’ve told you already about my abnormally large sinuses and complained about not being able to breathe, but so far 2009 has just been unbearable. And these days it’s worse than it normally is because of my continued and doctor-recommended daily consumption of loratadine (the active ingredient […]

April 7th, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
Rescue Me on DirecTV FXHD

Let’s get something straight right now: Denis Leary’s Rescue Me is the best show on television. Heroes is pretty damn good, but since Friday Night Lights jumped the shark and West Wing ended years ago, Rescue Me is the current champ. A few seasons ago I had some problems getting my DVRs to record the […]