Posts from December 2006

Geostationary Banana Over Texas

From TheBrad comes news of a project to put a Geostationary Banana Over Texas. Obviously I am in love with the URL. (It’s hard to believe that someone else hadn’t already registered that particular domain name.) Plus it gives me another reason to use my favorite banana image before the end of the year. And

College Bowl Schedule

College Bowl Schedule

College football bowl season schedules

My Lesser Hand

For a few weeks now my instant messenger tagline has been, “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.” Lately I have been shocked at just how pathetically stupid my left hand is. If all my body parts were chillin’ in a schoolyard, my left hand would be the dork loser that always got picked

Metafilter Mythbuster?

One of my favorite sites is Metafilter (aka “mefi”). I found it way back in ’99 and became a member in March of ’00. For years it has consistently been wonderful. The users are infinitely more mature and intelligent than the ones at digg. It’s really quite incredible how mefi has managed to stay so

Blog Tag Meme

Okay, Dean got me into this. The idea is to share five things about yourself that people may not know, then tag five bloggers so they can rinse, lather and repeat. I was tagged by Speaking Freely, who was tagged by MarketingGuy, who was tagged by Aaron Shear, who was tagged by Avinash Kaushik. The

Photoshop Tutorial – Polaroid Images

Photoshop Tutorial – Polaroid Images

In which I explain how to make digital photos look like old analog ones

Lyrical Imperatives That I Never Manage to Follow

Pour any amount of sugar on anyone. Think that a black fly in my chardonnay is ironic. Know that I am a shooting star. Call anyone — for whom I may or may not act as a bodyguard — by the name “Al”. Attempt any amount of tenderness. Know when to hold and / or

Contextless Content: Episode #22

Contextless Content: A portion of a conversation, usually from an instant messenger platform. Subtitled: “Everything I Own Is in a Box to the Left?” He says: I don’t understand why she keeps mentioning “everything you own in a box to the left”. It doesn’t make any sense to me. He says: What does the box’s

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