What could be more exotic than biodegradable dog poop bags? 88 bags. That's a lot of shit you can pick up. GO TEAM!"Creative and edgy with the team spirit at the end. Nice.
May 31, 2005
May 28, 2005
May 27, 2005
Unlike dollar bills, credit cards, or your license, leaving an iPod Shuffle in your pocket when you put your pants through the wash does have fatal consequences. It looks exactly these same, maybe even cleaner, but there is a noticeable difference. As Yoda would say: No more sound does it make. This post is dedicated to those who think I'm serious about the name of my blog.
May 25, 2005
May 24, 2005
Waxy: "Murdered blogger's journal leads to killer's capture (here's the Xanga entry)"
Do you ever visit the Froogle front page and get the feeling that people are acquiring suspicious materials for some kind of mysterious endeavor?
fire safe, swiss army knife, running shoes, hammer, fuji film, nose hair clipper, pink boots, rowing machine, voltmeter, laser pointer, peter pan costume, army pants, vitamin eWell I do and something seems afoot.
May 21, 2005
On the way home from work the other day I designed in my head the perfect bicycle seat. The idea was simple, I wanted something for each half and nothing in the middle. Rather than spend hours trying to build it, I did a Google search for "revolutionary bicycle seat" and found the Italian designed Ddwings bicycle seat. Now, I'm not sure if I can have this installed or not so I may need to ask the bike shop guys.
May 19, 2005
David Templeton interviewed me for this beverage piece, Cricket, Anyone? The next big thing in bold, cold beverages—green tea cola? a while ago and it's out now.
Biz Stone, a computer programmer employed by Google.com, is a die-hard fan of a soft drink called Cricket Cola, a green tea-based beverage that has so captured Stone's fancy he's taken to writing eloquent, glowing descriptions of it on his well-designed blog site.I'm not really a computer programer but I'll take it. The point is, I do very much like Diet Cricket Cola, I appreciate the nice comments about my blog, and yes; my fancy has been captured.
May 18, 2005
A happy surprise turned up in the mail today. Stephen Dubner sent me a copy of Freakonomics which I look forward to reading this weekend. He even signed it for me:
for Biz Stone—It was nice of Stephen to send me his book and even nicer to sign it. However, more important than either of those two things is this: Now that I have been proclaimed King of The Bloggers there's going to be some serious changes around here folks. That's right people, get used to it!
King of the bloggers,
May 17, 2005
May 16, 2005
My friend Alex Cook is raising money for the Jamaica Plain Youth Mural Program. He's working with kids in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood to "create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts." Alex is a muralist and the money he raises online and through grants will go towards maintaining "a community cultural center for all" in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods. Nice.
This weekend, I got a bike. Today, I rode it to work. It only took me half an hour which is basically what it takes me by car if I stop for coffee. There are so many bike paths around here that only about ten minutes of the ride are on a real street. Pretty cool but bike seats need a revolution in design. I'm thinking of a hammock type of thing. Gotta get into the lab and work on that.
May 14, 2005
I find it difficult to sit comfortably on the ground. Fortunately for me, I had an invisible block just behind the small of my back. It's tough to find those invisible blocks in Dolores Park but once you do; boy-oh-boy, don't you give it up.
May 12, 2005
"After every flight, Qantas Airlines pilots fill out a form called a gripe sheet, which conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction. The mechanics read and correct the problem, and then respond in writing on the lower half of the form what remedial action was taken, and the pilot reviews the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor."
May 11, 2005
May 7, 2005
I just discovered today that John Hiler is back in the saddle at Microcontent News. He stopped publishing in December of 2002 but it looks like he's back as of March this year. The stuff he writes is mandatory reading. John works at Xanga and like the rest of the crew there, he is way smarter than anyone needs to be. Really, it's just too much.
May 6, 2005
Aaron Boodman, aka Youngpup.net worked on Blogger Mobile:
The best part though, was getting the routine to generate the blog URLs just right. They had to be easily readable and pronounceable because we think that people will often tell their friends about their new blog over the phone. But we also needed a pretty large range since we expect the system to be popular.Keep up the good work young man!
We launched Blogger Mobile this morning. So now you can send photos and text from your mobile device using email or MMS (send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org). You can do this with mail-to-blogger too but Blogger Mobile automatically creates your blog just by sending the message. (Current users can associate their mobile with an existing blog too.)
May 5, 2005
May 2, 2005
For me, it's really cool to know that my book was present on this spontaneous date which began in Margaritaville.
Idiot Ex Husband: Take me out: "We sat beside each other in silence, save for the occasional drink request from the bartender. I read the book, “Who let the blogs out? A hyperconnected peek at the world of weblogs” by Biz Stone. He watched the Yankees game on the plasma screen TV."It's as if I were actually there—through the miracle of blogging.