Archive for August, 2002

August 13, 2002

Goggles for dogs? Yup,

Apple released new Powermacs today. Not sure I dig the new face. Would probably have to see it up close. Doesn’t seem as clean as the previous design though.

Also in Apple news — the teenager from the latest “Switch” campaign is getting flack for having red eyes and slurring her speech. Hmm.

As I write this post, sweat is dripping all over the place… it has been unbearable up here (third floor). I need a Powerbook and a wireless network connection… or another air conditioner.

August 9, 2002

I was a big fan of — a relic of the dot-com days where you could watch the funniest commercials over and over again. Well, apparently it’s back — but you have to pay $69/year. A little steep for watching commercials, don’t you think? The companies whose commercials are shown should be paying us to watch “Wazzzzzahh!” 100 times in a row.

August 8, 2002

Evhead: “… blogging is a fundamental piece of web publishing functionality that will be built into all kinds of web building and management tools. No one is going to own blogging any more than anyone owns web site creation today. Thus, we can also focus on the next level.” I’m thinking this is a very humble statement from a guy who’s company has a lot to do with weblogs’ success. It’s surprising to hear, but a great attitude.

I just played 9 holes of golf with a friend for the first time this year (a view of the funky clubhouse). 54. Parred the last two holes. I’m feeling good tonight. Maybe it’s the hot dog and beer. Or maybe it’s because the Red Sox were able to finally beat the Oakland As after two straight losses.

August 7, 2002

I am just now struggling with the horrific realization that I haven’t been to Dairy Queen nearly enough this summer.

Bruce Sterling’s pretty hilarious rant on writing software for people who haven’t a clue: “You’re, like, seven miles down in this diamond mine, and these cats are laboring, laboring with these pickaxes and blasting caps and giant grinding machines. And it’s like: ‘Why don’t you people just put in a tomato garden down here? Don’t you like fresh air in this diamond mine? How about some zinnias and daisies? You over there, with the carpal tunnel wristbands — you sure look pale, fella! Don’t you like the sunshine?’” (via evhead)

BlogHog is a browser-based, searchable archive of weblogs that have RSS feeds. It’s only in beta now, but has some promise. (via blogroots)

If you’re looking to be hip, K10K is now selling t-shirts.

August 6, 2002 “…is the ultimate tool for uncovering both “on hold / expiring ” domains and “deleted” domains.” Cool.

BlogTree is a clever idea — lookup blogs by URL and see what parent blogs inspired their creation and vice versa. A neat way of finding new weblogs with similar interests.

August 4, 2002

Over the past 4 months my wife has been training for a triathalon in which she finished 3rd in her age group today. Over the past 4 months I have discovered the financial advantages of buying Budweiser brand beer and have watched more Red Sox games than I ever have in my entire life. I’m very proud of her, and I know she must be damn proud of me.

August 3, 2002

10 points if you can name the album for who’s back-cover art inspired today’s photo.

Having previously worked for CMGI, it does not surprise me in the least that the brand-spanking new stadium (and home of the World Champion Patriots) they just paid $120 million to attach their name to will now be called something other than “CMGI Field”. I really get a chuckle out of this, and absolutely knew it would happen.