Correction of the Year December 20th, 2005 @ 11:24 am PDT
Actual correction from last week’s San Francisco Chronicle: “A story about mathematical references mistakenly said that 1,782 to the 12th power plus 1,841 to the 12th power equals 1,922 to the 12th power. Actually, 1,782 to the 12th power plus 1,841 to the 12th power equals 2,541,210,258,614, 589,176,288,669,958,142,428,526,657 while 1,922 to the 12th power equals […]
17th Street Cafe November 28th, 2005 @ 9:27 am PDT
We had brunch at the 17th Street Cafe on Montana in Santa Monica on Sunday. It’s a great little place to have breakfast. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a smidge expensive, but that might have just been because of the mimosas.
Random Notes November 27th, 2005 @ 5:29 pm PDT
It feels like I live in Alaska or something — it’s only quarter-past five and already full-on dark night outside. What’s up with that? It’s been pretty damn chilly lately. Well. Chilly for Los Angeles, at least. It’s mildly annoying because if I turn on the heater in my apartment I have to take my […]
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash November 27th, 2005 @ 12:05 pm PDT
In which I see the Johnny Cash movie
Football and Computers November 26th, 2005 @ 11:53 am PDT
The unsung MVP of professional football? It’s IT. Analysis systems let teams archive stats and digital video from every game.
Dot Don’t November 21st, 2005 @ 9:11 pm PDT
What system are people using to create web sites that have .do files? It seems that every site I visit that employs this coding is slow, slow, slow. Men’s Health and Capital One both have sites built with tons of .do files and redirects and both of them drive me nuts.
Reading List November 20th, 2005 @ 5:39 pm PDT
Just finished reading Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism, by P.J. O’Rourke. It was pretty good, a quick read. If you like P.J., it’s more of the same. I also (finally) knocked off David Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, which was absolutely hysterical. Seriously funny stuff. Next up: How to Talk to […]
Killing Horses November 9th, 2005 @ 2:06 pm PDT
Despite a growing public revulsion and overwhelming bi-partisan political support, a few members of Congress — notably Texas Republican Congressman Henry Bonilla — have managed to stall federal legislation to outlaw horse slaughter.
An Unfortunate Decision. Bad Pants. October 14th, 2005 @ 5:57 pm PDT
A funny eBay product description
Bullet Points October 9th, 2005 @ 10:30 pm PDT
I haven’t written anything meaningful in a while, so why start now? Here’s some quick notes from me, because I know you care. The poll question on ESPN’s college football page is, “Who will win Saturday’s showdown in South Bend?” As of quarter-past eleven Sunday night, 58% of the voters are picking Notre Dame. As […]