2009 Archives

2009
Dec
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Podcast vs Netcast and LG Electronics
“A few years ago, Apple started crack­ing down on com­pa­nies that used the term “Pod” ...”
27
Putting the “mate­r­ial” in non-materialistic Christmas
“This Christmas at the Enigma/Sakkara house was very sim­ple, very under­stated.  In fact, Christmas vaca­tion ...”
24
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Flashback: thump, scraaaape... thump, scraaaape...
“I started blog­ging in 2001. Prior to that I had a cou­ple of web­site ...”
2 com­ments
18
Farewell, Quicken for Mac
“I have been a Quicken user for some time.  I started using it on ...”
08
Twilight? You mean the ELO hit?
“Before about six months ago, I had never heard of Twilight.  Now I see it ...”
Nov
30
LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader
“I have been on Live­Jour­nal since 2001.  I have had a Per­ma­nent Account since 2005.  ...”
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Snazzy-Archives, Filtered
Ham is the new bacon
“Maybe it is just a “Plate o’ Shrimp” moment, but after a sig­nif­i­cant amount of ...”
27
The rou­tine Giving of Thanks post, with a side of Black Friday
“Last night I went to Thanksgiving din­ner at a friend’s house. It was sort ...”
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Oct
29
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A city full of BRIAN-iacs?
The psy­chol­ogy of Wordpress upgrades & plu­g­ins
“WordCamp Portland was last month. Although WordPress 2.8 has made upgrad­ing one-click easy, there ...”
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Laser cut oats
“For years I have walked by the “steel cut oats” bin at the gro­cery store ...”
11
Monkey Fists
6 com­ments
Zombies in the Manger
Write it down in a dream note­book
“I had a dream last night in which some old pop­u­lar band reunited. There ...”
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02
Sep
24
WHACK it!
Holmes on homes
“There is a really excel­lent Sherlock Holmes quote that, for the life of me, I ...”
23
“I Wish...” [Updated]
“The other morn­ing, I woke up and had to deal with an unpleas­ant fresh spill ...”
1 com­ments
22
Followup: my pod­cast sub­scrip­tions
“After post­ing a blogroll of sorts on Friday, list­ing all RSS feeds I sub­scribe to, ...”
18
My RSS sub­scrip­tions
“I got into a lunchtime dis­cus­sion of RSS today. Apparently, one of my cowork­ers ...”
2 com­ments
Last weekend’s DASH puz­zle hunt
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Exploring Scribblenauts –or– adven­tures in scrib­ble­space
“I picked up Scribblenauts the other night. In case you have been liv­ing under ...”
2 com­ments
16
The hid­den cost of the Kindle: com­put­ing glasses
“So it turns out that there is a hid­den cost to the Amazon Kindle. ...”
15
The lit­tle details, like hyphens and em-dashes
“As you may or may not know, I got myself a Kindle a few months ...”
I haz a corm!
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Aug
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Brian’s Ten(ish) Songs
“At work we’ve been orga­niz­ing lit­tle unof­fi­cial fun activ­i­ties. (And by “we,” I mean ...”
Buh Bye, Birdie
“For a week now, I have been try­ing to come up with some­thing to tweet ...”
1 com­ments
24
Portland’s Robotic Goths
“Here are two “Portland excels at...” links I have run across in the past week. I ...”
16
A lit­tle girl last night said I...
“Last night, I attended a most excel­lent party. (Thank you, Grace and Micha! ...”
2 com­ments
Compostification
“Almost exactly a year ago, I built a com­post bin out of spare palettes I ...”
My ascen­sion into nerd­vana
13
Ninja Me!
“In the last cou­ple of days, the inter­net world (and more specif­i­cally the Twitter world) ...”
09
ARGfest-o-con 2009
1 com­ments
Netninja Mobile, now with sudoku
Like Clockwork
“I took some vaca­tion days off of work to turn this week­end into a 5-day ...”
Jul
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1984 goes down the Memory Hole
“I’ll be blog­ging about the great time I had at ARGfest soon, but this par­tic­u­lar ...”
11
My Portland Event Calendar
“Here are a few things I am inter­ested in around Portland: Thursday July 16: Ignite Portland ...”
05
Thx. (1138)
The fire­works from Tabor
PDX Pipeline’s fire­works view­ing ques­tion got me think­ing about 4th of July this year. ...”
In which I move an object in to and out of dreams
“I dis­tinctly remem­ber wak­ing up this morn­ing with three dreams I wanted to record. ...”
03
Comments from all over (Virtual Kindle Style)
“When the blog was the only out­let for typed thoughts and shared com­ments, every­thing got ...”
Jun
29
Apologies: in ret­ro­spect and in advance
“First off, I have to apol­o­gize in both ret­ro­spect and advance if I have been ...”
3 com­ments
26
Cesar Chavez? The boxer?
“As you may or may not know, here in Portland there is a move­ment to ...”
22
20
Two in the bush
“Something a lit­tle bit sur­pris­ing hap­pened last week­end that I briefly twit­tered about, but never ...”
15
Anonymous Pro vs Vera Sans Mono
2 com­ments
Ignite Portland 6 news for non-tweeting friends
“For those of you that may not be on Twitter (and don’t con­stantly check the ...”
07
06
Radiation Island: a dream
“An odd dream from last night: The odd­est thing about the dream was that I was ...”
1 com­ments
May
21
My iPhone’s Star Trek SMS tone (a how-to)
UPDATE: This post has been super­sceded by “Star Trek SMS tone Redux” A while back, I ...”
2 com­ments
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09
In the sun
The ban­shee out­side the win­dow
“Last night I had a dream that was bizarre, vivid, and a lit­tle bit threat­en­ing. ...”
1 com­ments
04
Of watch clocks and game design
“This morn­ing, Daring Fireball linked to a great arti­cle called Who Watches the Watchmen. ...”
02
Apr
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Bookmark Material
“I started to write a com­ment to the post Fear of (book­mark) com­mit­ment? Try I ...”
5 com­ments
05
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Ex Libris
5 com­ments
Mar
28
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In which I rant about the sorry state of tabbed doc­u­ments under Mac OS
“One of the things the Mac is known for is its con­sis­tency in key­board short­cuts. ...”
2 com­ments
07
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My Hacked-Together IP5 iPhone/iTunes Videos Feed
“The offi­cial videos for Ignite Portland 5 have been up for a while, as have ...”
Feb
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My Scary Yuppie Dream
“The other night, I had a scary dream. It was not scary in the ...”
My Ignite Portland 5 Recap
4 com­ments
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Tagging the 2001 archives
“I have had a blog for a while — since 2001, to be exact. ...”
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My library-loan audio­book dilemma
“As I under­stand it, I am pretty late to the party when it comes to ...”
2 com­ments
StackOverflow Gets a Facelift
Jan