Posts tagged “Ryan Tober”

Absurd Directory Structures

As soon as I saw the story about giant jellyfish sinking a Japanese trawler posted on MetaFilter, I sent the link to my friend Ryan via instant messenger. (Ryan, I know, is fascinated by tales from the Japanese fishing industry.) He said, “[the] story would’ve been perfect if the jellyfish had actually eaten the crew,”

Visiting Atlanta

Last Sunday we had lunch with the Tobers at Six Feet Under in Atlanta. I had a terrific fried catfish po’ boy and about six gallons of sweet tea. You just cannot get sweet tea in Los Angeles anywhere, so it was a treat. Then on Tuesday, before the presidential debate, we had dinner at

Ryan Tober

<Southern Baptist Revival Preacher Voice> I have got to get y’all to give out a louuuuud Gator-chompin’, foot-stompin’, party-rompin’, company-credit-card-compin’ Happy 30th – I say THIRTY-ETH – Birth-a-day to my son Ryan Tober in Hotlanta, Jaw-ja! </Southern Baptist Revival Preacher Voice> (Gift en route.)

webcam imageStrange things are afoot at

Now! Appearing live (a few hours ago) on the MonkeyCam at Jabber:Packets!

People can do all sorts of things with Photoshop and PaintShopPro and Adobe and scanning and cropping and such so I wouldn’t believe anything you see on that site for a few days…


Every now and then Ryan just totally floors me. I’ll have to aplogize to Dan for this I’m sure …

webcam image of Ryan ToberTwo bloggers on one webcam! In which I visit Ryan‘s desk to show him exactly how cool it is that I snagged the code to include my hotlist in my sidebar. Thanks dandot!

webcam image of Ryan ToberThis rather candid photo of Ryan shows exactly why I created the MetaCamPage.

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