2008 Archives

2008
Dec
31
Week in Review
“Everyone is writ­ing “year in review” posts, but it has been a long enough time ...”
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25
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21
Ebenezer’s Snow Failure
“Ebenezer’s pre­vi­ous day in the snow, back in 2005, was fun but unevent­ful. He went ...”
2 com­ments
In which Norman is con­fused & annoyed by deep snow
“Norman, our newish kitty–the stray one we adopted–is only about two years old. This means ...”
20
Waiting for slow busses in snow
“Good evening! It’s freakin’ cold out­side. We have had snow, off and on, ...”
14
Are Flickr Friends Electric?
“I just real­ized that I had a huge num­ber of peo­ple on Flickr marked as ...”
Portland Snow
1 com­ments
04
Star Trek iPhone Ringtone
“I finally got a lit­tle tired of my You Look Nice Today Boop Boop Boop ...”
2 com­ments
02
LJ Cleaner Greasemonkey Script
“If any­one is inter­ested, I wrote a Greasemonkey script that removes Delicious and Twitter cross-posts ...”
iPhone Volume Peeve
Nov
30
23
08
Coolest. Bottle. Ever.
6 com­ments
06
Black Pepper Martinis!
“I totally for­got to include in my last post, about the pig heart, the other ...”
2 com­ments
Ketchup Post
1 com­ments
03
Oct
29
DST Workaround
“Quick and easy fix to the alarm clock time change issue I posted the other ...”
28
27
DST one week warn­ing!
“This is your one week warn­ing for the upcom­ing clock change! Do you know ...”
24
22
21
The food chain in action
““There is a mouse-width trough through my loaf of bread. I think our cats are ...”
20
Ignite Portland 4
“The list of talks for Ignite Portland 4 has been pub­lished. Mark your cal­en­dars ...”
Heat map of elec­tion hack­a­bil­ity
2 com­ments
19
16
Mow Town
“This morn­ing, I saw a gar­den­ing truck for a com­pany named “Mow Town.” It ...”
13
10
08
06
Inbox Zero again
1 com­ments
05
04
Administrivia — no more MySpace cross-posting
Financial Market Models
“The other day, I heard about peo­ple who made some com­puter mod­els of the finan­cial ...”
2 com­ments
My life, the bad sit­com
“Kim: Did the timer go off? Me: I didn’t hear it. Kim: You didn’t hear it? Timer: *brrrrrring* Me: ...”
02
01
Sep
28
Economies of Scale
“A bil­lion is a thou­sand mil­lion, or 1,000,000,000 or 1 x 109. Amount of money requested ...”
1 com­ments
22
Can’t eat, clowns will sleep me.
“Three lit­tle pill bot­tles, lined up like sol­diers. One is used to treat anthrax. Two cause nau­sea. One ...”
5 com­ments
19
iPhone 3G USB power adapter recall
“If you have an iPhone 3G, note that there is a recall on the ultra­com­pact ...”
Windows, Not Walls
15
Reactor
“Everybody knows that songs can trig­ger emo­tional reac­tions. Do you have any songs that ...”
All of my hairs have been cut
1 com­ments
10
Recent acqui­si­tions
“The Mac Mini hooked up to the TV: upgrad­i­nated! When did mem­ory become so cheap? ...”
06
Working in the trenches
“I just show­ered while wear­ing cloth­ing. It was not delight­ful and invig­o­rat­ing. It ...”
02
01
SE Portland Streetcar Survey
“Anyone in Portland who would like to have a say in the future routes of ...”
Google Chrome
“I haven’t read this on any of the geek news sites yet, but flipzag­ging posted ...”
Aug
Jul
31
Flugtag 2008
“Remember Flugtag in 2004? There’s one this year–Saturday, in fact. Details are on ...”
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28
iPhone loca­tion issues no longer an issue
“Just to cir­cle back to my post about field-testing the iPhone in Seattle last week­end, ...”
27
23
Free as in Beer
“It looks like Mozilla and com­pany are offer­ing up some free beer at the Jupiter ...”
In which I start to pon­der the effec­tive­ness of home­own­ers insur­ance
““What’s that smell? Is some­thing on fire? It smells like some­thing is burn­ing. ...”
22
iPhone Geocaching
“Something I wanted to mark for future ref­er­ence (with “future” per­haps being as soon as ...”
Two More Things
21
Non-ARG, Bellydance Weekend!
“As I’ve lamented in var­i­ous other places, this week­end was not ARGfest for me (despite ...”
17
Ow
“Today, I am in a world of pain — and I do not mean that ...”
16
14
13
i has a iPhone
“Yesterday, I bussed it down to Pioneer Square and con­sulted mul­ti­ple kiosks to locate the ...”
ARGfest
08
LCD demo video
“People ask me what I do for a liv­ing. There are sev­eral answers to ...”
What is old?
“I thought I had a pretty good notion of who adults were and who kids ...”
1 com­ments
My life in pic­tures
1 com­ments
05
02
Frack That!
“Oh, noes! They’re clos­ing the Star Trek Experience in Vegas? That sucks!”
Another LiveJournal Account Change
Jun
30
25
24
Evernote?
“Do any of you folks use Evernote? What do you use it for? How ...”
21
Photoblogtastico!
1 com­ments
18
Azureus replace­ment?
2 com­ments
17
Spore!
“I’m down­load­ing the new demo of the Creator Creator right now. I have to ...”
1 com­ments
15
$500K south of the vol­cano
“Every once in a while, it occurs to me that I live about a mile ...”
14
Ass burg­ers!
“Without Kim around to keep me in check, I won­der if I am just a ...”
3 com­ments
13
Dreamhost “invites“
“It increas­ingly seems like peo­ple enjoy bash­ing Dreamhost these days, but I haven’t expe­ri­enced any ...”
12
The geom­e­try of but­ter
“BrianEnigma: Oregon has crappy but­ter geom­e­try. I tweeted that ear­lier tonight and expect some amount of ...”
3 com­ments
In which I become a young adult for a week
1 com­ments
10
09
08
05
Ghostly cof­fee maker
“Every morn­ing, the grind-n-brew cof­fee maker greets me with warm, deli­cious cof­fee. It has ...”
03
In which we learn the per­ils of a rimshot
“vpis­teve: sadtrombone.com has now been banned from the office BrianEnigma: @vpisteve I decom­piled the Flash and ...”
3 com­ments
02
In which JiveUrinal is asym­met­ri­cally f’ed up
4 com­ments
Weird Dream
“Last night, I had dreams in which I was fight­ing robots. It was all ...”
01
May
30
Google’s new icon
2 com­ments
29
Bioshock on the iPhone?
Beaker & Flask and “the mir­a­cle fruit“
“I have seen sev­eral ref­er­ence to sev­eral arti­cles on those berries that do hal­lu­cino­genic things ...”
1 com­ments
28
My LOST Predictions
1 com­ments
27
New Apps!
“The new Delicious Library is out! This one includes pretty easy web­site pub­lish­ing. ...”
Misconceptions
Flickr?
2 com­ments
25
Four Years
1 com­ments
22
Balance Board
1 com­ments
17
14
13
Dodgeball to Brightkite, take 2
“Ignore the Dodgeball-to-Brightkite migra­tion hint I posted the other day about checkin noti­fi­ca­tions. I ...”
Scarlett Covering Tom
“I guess the Scarlett-Johansson-covering-Tom-Waits album is avail­able for lis­ten­ing, for those that enjoy aural pain.”
Email Update #2
“Back in September, I issued a warn­ing about my email address. If you have ...”
11
LJ Comments
“Dear LiveJournal peeps, There are many of you (I’ve specif­i­cally run into this with sakkara­noush and ...”
Pictures, Invites, and Question
Political Feature Matrix
1 com­ments
08
07
Apr
30
The floor is made of lava
“Did you ever play the lava game as a kid? The sub­ject came up ...”
3 com­ments
29
28
26
LiveJournal and OpenID
8 com­ments
22
18
17
Photoshop Merit Badge
6 com­ments
16
Salt. Lots of it.
1 com­ments
Sense.
13
07
03
One OLPC Laptop: For Sale
“I for­got to men­tion it when it was first listed, but my OLPC Laptop is ...”
1 com­ments
01
April Fools!
“Dear Internet, Your attempts at April Fools jokes in recent years have been increas­ingly sad and ...”
2 com­ments
Mar
30
28
Signs of Change
2 com­ments
27
Online Library Catalog Thingers [Updated x2]
“A while back, I looked at some of the online library web­sites — you know, ...”
3 com­ments
26
Micro Blogs?
“Dear Internet, I am not cer­tain that I under­stand why peo­ple have both a blog (e.g. ...”
6 com­ments
24
OSVPN?
1 com­ments
20
Ceiling Cat is watch­ing you stand around the cof­feemaker
2 com­ments
LJ Content Strike?
“I keep hear­ing mur­mur­ings of a LiveJournal con­tent strike. I under­stand the rea­sons behind ...”
4 com­ments
16
Interesting Twitter updates fol­lowed by a rant
“A few inter­est­ing Twitter updates from the past month or two... * Someone needs to invent ...”
7 com­ments
Jacuzzi is a go! I repeat, jacuzzi is a go!
7 com­ments
15
13
Absinthe Vodka
“If you had an anise-flavored vodka (specif­i­cally Green Moon Vodka à Absinthe Essence), what drinks ...”
2 com­ments
05
Toilet Repair
5 com­ments
Ghosts analy­sis
“$750,000 in three days and it only took 10 weeks to pro­duce? I’d say ...”
1 com­ments
03
Ghosts
3 com­ments
02
Belated Updates 2: California
2 com­ments
Ketchup Post
2 com­ments
The Lost String
2 com­ments
01
Feb
29
Two Words
“Two words: bacon cups”
1 com­ments
28
Downtown Uwajimaya?
“We may be get­ting a Uwajimaya down­town! Yeay! I love Uwajimaya but hate hav­ing ...”
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22
WAlKWAY –>
“Holy cow! It’s a blog devoted to hand­writ­ten signs with let­ters in all-caps, except ...”
20
MacBook Pro, Dead on Arrival
“I took my MacBook Pro in to the Apple Store today.  For some rea­son, I ...”
4 com­ments
19
Laptop Woes
“My lap­top cur­rently seems to be f’ed in the a.  It has been behav­ing a ...”
1 com­ments
16
Chocolate straw­ber­ries
Professor Layton
Belated Update #1
“It is time for my belated post about Ignite Portland 2. I did not ...”
15
14
That thing?
“That thing? On the tele­vi­sion and inter­nets tonight? Was that an episode of ...”
1 com­ments
2 com­ments
13
Updates Forthcoming
“I’ve been mean­ing to write a blog entry for a cou­ple of weeks now. ...”
06
Terminator annoy­ance
“So I have been watch­ing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and some­thing has been bug­ging ...”
4 com­ments
05
Superbowl com­mer­i­cals pod­cast feed?
“Does any­one know of an RSS (video pod­cast) feed for this year’s Superbowl com­mer­cials? ...”
3 com­ments
02
Staple Gun
“I just tried to treat a sta­ple gun like a real gun. “Okay, I’ve ...”
1 com­ments
You Suck at Photoshop 5
01
Links
“Please take warn­ing: this post will con­sist almost entirely of other people’s con­tent and links ...”
Jan
29
28
iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 2
“It turns out that the 1.1.3 jail­break instruc­tions from iPhone Atlas is pretty much the ...”
2 com­ments
26
The lit­tle things
“Little things that feel good: * Performing a lane change on a free­way with those nub­bily ...”
2 com­ments
A real-life ARG
“This story of the search for the owner of a dig­i­tal cam­era left in a ...”
You suck at Photoshop 4
2 com­ments
25
iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 1
“My first attempt at the iPhone 1.1.3 jail­break: FAIL. I pre­vi­ously installed 1.1.3 in prepa­ra­tion for ...”
4 com­ments
Update
“For those that only look at new posts and new feed items, never going back ...”
24
Thanksgiving in January
“I feel like I’ve been a complain-o-tron on the blog recently. This bugs me ...”
1 com­ments
Upcoming Issues
“It seems that Upcoming.org is about as dead to me as Dodgeball was. The ...”
3 com­ments
23
Online Backup Redux
“In response to my online backup ques­tion, I have nar­rowed things down to two final­ists: 1. ...”
Ignite Portland #2
“I’ll prob­a­bly be going to the Ignite Portland event in February. Anyone else inter­ested? “If ...”
1 com­ments
In which I com­ment upon Heath Ledger’s untimely demise
“It seems that every per­son with a blog, in the last 24-ish hours, has par­roted ...”
5 com­ments
21
Online Backup?
“Dear Lazyweb, Recently, I have been scan­ning and shred­ding finan­cial doc­u­ments dat­ing back to 2000. ...”
9 com­ments
19
16
jPod, the series?
“It is either going to be out­ra­geously good or out­ra­geously hor­ri­ble, but those wacky Canadians ...”
15
Macworld Thoughts
“Of the things announced by El Steveo, I have to say that I’m thrilled by ...”
10 com­ments
14
These are the peo­ple in your neigh­bor­hood, in your neigh-bor-hood...
“The car has a new clutch! Well, not tech­ni­cally the clutch, but the mas­ter ...”
1 com­ments
Moving pic­tures with syn­chro­nized sound
“A few TV/Movie thoughts while I’m wait­ing on replace­ment clutch cylin­ders... To use a quote/show-title from ...”
13
Macworld Predictions
“Macworld is around the cor­ner, and that always means new prod­ucts will be announced and ...”
1 com­ments
11
Red and Black
“The Red and Black is back, now at their new loca­tion!”
1 com­ments
Album Cover
1 com­ments
10
Taken out of con­text
“I have lube for my yo-yo.”
09
The Post-Apocalyptic Workout
“The Post-Apocalyptic Workout looks inter­est­ing. It’s all about sur­viv­ing “at the end of the ...”
2 com­ments
08
Minor Update
1 com­ments
06
04
02
It’s a tarp!
2 com­ments
Items!
“Clothes! The other day, Substitute twit­tered “Internet + con­sis­tent siz­ing = jeans by mail. Yay.” ...”
01
Find815
1 com­ments