Feb 28, 2004
Feb 27, 2004
Feb 26, 2004
Wacky merchandising. See The Movie, Buy The Nail: "But nothing says 'slightly masochistic Jesus fanatic' like adorning your fine self with a two-inch silver pewter crucifixion-nail pendant, hanging 'round your neck...It's an actual product, available right now for about ten bucks from Mel Gibson's official 'Passion of the Christ' movie Web site, while supplies last, which they will forever and ever because they're doubtlessly made in bulk by Malaysian sweatshop workers wearing faded 'Lethal Weapon IV' T-shirts who all believe in a very unhappy Allah."
Feb 25, 2004
Wired Magazine Issue 12.03 is all about Google. There's like twenty pages of all different kinds of stuff. "They named their new search engine Google, for the biggest number they could imagine. But it wasn't big enough. Today Google's a library, an almanac, a settler of bets. It's a parlor game, a dating service, a shopping mall. It's a Microsoft rival. It's a verb. At more than 200 million requests a day, it is, by far, the world's biggest search engine. And now, on the eve of a very public stock offering, it's cast as savior, a harbinger of rebirth in the Valley. How can it be so many things? It's Goooooooooogle."
Feb 23, 2004
Feb 22, 2004
I've had a blog for years and I can search it for old stuff and ideas I've put in there. But not everything goes in the blog and I'm really bad with managing stuff that I want to keep in mind or do later. I use mac Stickies, Tex-Edit, Word, and email notes to myself. I keep unsaved files minimized in my dock so I'll remember them later. Horrible. Then every month or so, I go through and delete everything. What I need is a simple but effective desktop blog. So I found iOrganize and I'm going to try it out for 30 days. I hope it helps.
Feb 20, 2004
Feb 19, 2004
Feb 18, 2004
When Shellen got back from LA, he gave me the OC Shirt. Nice! I've had a few people ask me about it already. Maybe it's because I tend to wear shirts on a weekly, rather than daily, schedule. Still, when they ask me "Where'd you score that shirt?" I square up and punch 'em in the jaw 'cause I'm from Chino but now I live in the pool house. Thanks Shellen!
Feb 17, 2004
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content: "There are currently no reviews available to display for this product." What happened to all the reviews of my book? The last time I checked there were more than twenty reviews there. I hope they're not gone for good. Update: They're back!
Thanks to a semicolon, gays and lesbians keep marrying in San Francisco: "'The way you've written this it has a semicolon where it should have the word 'or',' the judge told them. 'I don't have the authority to issue it under these circumstances.'"
Feb 16, 2004
Something That Happened: "So I'm gonna read your book, and we'll see if your strategies are truly genius. I just wanted to let you know, Einstein." Harold has just threatened to read my book. I've had people email me or blog a review after reading my book but this warning shot off my port bow is a first. I hope he likes it!
Feb 15, 2004
Astronomers spy 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond : "The hunk of celestial bling is an estimated 2,500 miles across, said Travis Metcalfe, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics."
Feb 14, 2004
Patriotically is tracking candidate mentions in the blogosphere. "We're not pundits or party players, we just wanted to use our data to see if we could find out anything interesting about the upcoming election."
Feb 12, 2004
Space Telescope Sends Rose: "Out of the dark and dusty cosmos comes an unusual valentine -- a stella nursery resembling a shimmering pink rosebud. This cluster of newborn stars called a reflection nebula, was captured by state-of-the-art infrared detector onboard NASA's new Spitzer Space Telescope, formerly known as the Spac Infrared Telescope Facility."
Feb 11, 2004
Feb 10, 2004
I was inspired to write a short creative tutorial called How To Network With Blogger as a kind of Valentines Day type of thing. Tomorrow or Thursday we'll publish part two in the two part series. I didn't write it, it's a secret new writer who will be revealed when the time is right.
Feb 8, 2004
Feb 7, 2004
I'm trying to work in a Starbucks again today. It is freezing in here and the AC is cranking. I asked the woman behind the counter if she could turn it down. It is now colder and stronger. She has the look of someone angry at everything. She probably took my request as a challenge. I'm now sitting here with my hat and coat on. I am not getting my work done. The terrorists have won.
Feb 6, 2004
Feb 5, 2004
Feb 4, 2004
Cool, my friends in Arev: Armenian Folk Ensemble got some good press: Singing a song of love for Armenia: "The chatter in the audience reflected the music that would soon be heard on stage - a smattering of Armenian here and bits of English there. Armenian nationalism could be felt inside Boston University's Tsai Performance Center last Saturday night, and it was all for a good cause." If you're into traditional Armenian music, buy their CD!
Feb 2, 2004
Google Services & Tools: "Google has many special services and tools to help you to find exactly what you're looking for." Including one that let's you "Create your own blog to publish your thoughts on the web. A free service." We finally put Blogger up on the Google Services page. Takin' care of business over here people. That's what we're all about.
Feb 1, 2004
Henry on the barber shop experience: "Went to get my hair cut today. I've been going to the same barber, Luis Jesus Gonzalez, aka 'Mr. Luis' at Astor Place Barber for years. 'Like always?' he ask, 'Yeah, but keep it a little longer on top.' As he starts buzzing, I straighten my head and look forward..."