2007 Archives

2007
Dec
30
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Home Improvement (but not with Tim Taylor)
“This is a home improvement update, but not with Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor, although my ...”
1 comments
28
The baked confectionary is not a fallacy
The War on Clutter!
“Date Night has been postponed in favor of Sit-At-Home-And-Relax-While-Listening-To-Music-After-Moving-Pots-Of-Dirt-And-Cleaning-The-Old-House-All-Day Night. I'm catching up on ...”
Doctor Who's Christmas Special
“The new Doctor Who Christmas Special hit the Bittorrents the other day and I finally ...”
25
"You've got your knob in my tube." "No, you've got your tube in my knob."
The X-Mas of Housework
“Christmas eve was pretty low-key around here. In fact, several weeks ago, we decided ...”
1 comments
24
Basement Work
2 comments
23
In which we discover $(new drill) $(replacement battery)
“I have had my Makita cordless drill since about 2000. The batteries have been ...”
22
19
My XO OLPC!
5 comments
This is shaping up to be a weird morning
“Someone in a blue labcoat just wheeled an electrostatic cart past my office door. ...”
1 comments
18
Photo Ketchup
3 comments
The rise and fall of Dodgeball
“It seems that Dodgeball is slowly crumbling apart. I can still use it from ...”
4 comments
LOST, season 4 trailer!
16
Players
“Our company Christmas party was at Players whose motto (and web address) is "Eat, Drink, ...”
13
X-mas Q
“So why exactly do we kill and decorate an evergreen tree each year for ...”
5 comments
12
On Hold With Qwest
“Everyone has horror stories about Qwest. Personally, I had not previously taken issue with ...”
1 comments
09
Dark Busses
“One of the bus lines near the new place, I forget the number of, but ...”
2 comments
07
Spread the word!
2 comments
Well, my other house
“I just realized that until the end of the month, I can do the David ...”
06
Wordpress Problems
“I thought I had accidentally blocked myself from posting on my very own site, mainly ...”
6 comments
05
Writer Strike TV Schedule
“The following is from Gizmodo's Writer Strike TV Guide... Zero Episodes Left Heroes The Family Guy The Office 1 Episode ...”
"Freddie, what are you doing up there?"
Weekend Recap
“As an aside: during this morning's commute, I was introduced to Dokken's version of Santa ...”
Nov
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Pasadena Or Bust!
“Well, since jamesi spilled the beans, followed closely by thebruce, I suppose it is okay ...”
3 comments
26
The house is a done deal!
“Today, Kim and I signed the dotted lines that mark the absolute largest purchase either ...”
4 comments
iPhone ScummVM
2 comments
20
WGA Strike: What you can do
“Be sure to sign the petition for the writers strike. Also, be sure to ...”
Chavez and Adams
“The city council has been trying to rename Interstate to Cesar Chavez Blvd for a ...”
4 comments
How many HTML elements can you name in 5 minutes?
“I do not usually post memes, but saw this on angelsk's LJ and liked that ...”
1 comments
19
Remote Update
“In an update to my universal remote question the other day, I ended up getting ...”
18
Universal Remote?
“Dear LazyWeb: Maybe you can help me where I seem to be failing. I am ...”
1 comments
SurveillanceSaver alpha 0a
1 comments
17
Dead Men Tell No Tales
“So, I guess people throw cremated remains into Pirates of the Caribbean. "A suspicious ...”
Daylight Savings Crime
“Isn't it odd that it is now light at 6:30am, but dark at 6:30pm? ...”
2 comments
14
Waterboarding
“Every time I see or hear the term waterboarding, my brain immediately jumps to thoughts ...”
3 comments
13
Paper Beats All
““I understand how scissors can beat paper, and I get how a rock can beat ...”
WGA Strikes
“I have loosely been following the writers guild strikes, mainly to learn the ultimate disposition ...”
1 comments
12
I'm a little teapot
“I'm a little teapot I go up Brian's nose I'm filled with salt water And flush out the ...”
2 comments
10
Update
“I have not posted in a while, so here are the recent updates in the ...”
08
Test 3
“This tests Netninja -> LiveJournal+Facebook+MySpace”
05
GooPhone
“Is anyone else non-plussed by the gPhone/Android announcements? It seems to me that they're ...”
04
BSG Razor
“We just finished watching the new.... episode?... movie?... of Battlestar Galactica and I'm a bit ...”
2 comments
Pushing Daisies
“I have not been outside at all this weekend, except to walk down to the ...”
3 comments
03
Oct
31
Lunch
1 comments
29
Google Street View
R.I.P. Fup
“Rest in peace, Fup. I'll miss your trundling prowls through Powells Tech.”
28
Leopard Scorecard
“Here are the result of installing OS X Leopard: My Laptop - Success MacBook Pro, hardware is ...”
1 comments
Happy Not-Daylight-Savings-Time!
“A man with one clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never ...”
27
Leo Pared
“Is it just me, or is there no "archive and install" when upgrading to OS ...”
25
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Sleepy today...
“Restless sleep last night: dreams of living in The New House interlaced with dreams of ...”
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A list of +/- with standard deviation
“Earlier this week, I was in a constant cranky mood. This is mainly because ...”
15
RIP Triops
1 comments
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11
WTF
“There is a Klingon death metal band waiting to arch watch captured by robots. ...”
4 comments
10
In Rainbows
“Dear Radiohead, I recently listened to most of the the tracks of your new album via ...”
You cannot get ye flask
09
YouTube Ad Test
“I have no idea how this is supposed to work. I guess I don't ...”
Watch out for that tree!
1 comments
Street View in Portland!
3 comments
08
Captured By Robots
“Anyone want to see Captured By Robots at the Ash Street Saloon on Tuesday?”
05
04
01
iPhone Downgrade
“Using "Method B," I downgraded my iPhone firmware from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 today. It ...”
Sep
30
Email Update
“This is warning #1: if you have me in your address book as enigma@ instead ...”
In Rainbows
Box o' "Crap"
1 comments
World Clock
29
Transformers
“I just watched Transformers and am a little confused. Bumble Bee is a ...”
1 comments
28
25
Why programs that should be simple often aren't
“Programmers… often take refuge in an understandable, but disastrous, inclination towards complexity and ingenuity in ...”
24
Cha-Ching to Quicken
“I have been a user of Cha-Ching since the beta in April. It is ...”
SplashGuard
“I got this great little plug thing for my Powell's Nalgene bottle on Friday called ...”
1 comments
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Fil-tard
“I can now confirm that Netninja is no longer listed as a blocked hacker site ...”
1 comments
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Moo!
3 comments
17
Pictures
They speak the truth
The Mutant Room
“Supposedly, I had some bad dreams last night. I remember startling awake a few ...”
15
Careening Career Meme
“I rarely, if ever, post the result of memes and I am a bit late ...”
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iPhone hacking: not good, not bad
“I'm sure many of you have seen this, but Apple's head marketing guy says Apple ...”
10
Apology for dumbassery
“Dear everyone, I apologize for throwing little pieces of paper in people's beer glasses last night. ...”
08
07
Equation?
“Emeril Lagasse + Bella Lugosi == ??? -Brian Sent from my iPhone Edited to add: ...and what about ...”
3 comments
06
iPhone / netnice
“Similar to what they did with Aperture rebates a while back, they'll be doing the ...”
2 comments
05
Tomatoes
iPhones and iPods
“Dear Internet: Stop whining about the iPhone price drop. Yes, it dropped by $200 today, ...”
1 comments
04
Aug
31
Apple Keyboard
6 comments
30
28
My Firefox Plugins
“This is mainly for my own reference, although I figured the list could be beneficial ...”
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Scotch Egg!
Bioshock DRM?
“According to reports (e.g. digg) Bioshock installs a DRM rootkit on your machine. The ...”
25
Bioshock!
“So. Bioshock. Before I can talk about that, I have to talk about ...”
3 comments
Good morning!
“The neighbor is playing Tom Waits really loud. Normally, I like Tom Waits, ...”
24
Nobody walks in the suburbs of Portland
“There are problems with living in an urban center where many, if not most, people ...”
1 comments
23
Update: AT&T's Paper-Wasting Department
Big Daddy Protects The Triopolis
Sharp Objects
“This is why you don't run with sharp objects (via digg/diggnation)”
1 comments
21
Mailplane, Suprnova, Bioshock
“Mailplane is an OS X client frontend for Gmail (and Google Apps for Domains.) ...”
1 comments
Hacking the iPhone
3 comments
20
16
AT&T's Paper-Wasting Department
“The colossal waste of paper known as the iPhone bill arrived today. The previous ...”
1 comments
Pixelmator Beta
Picture Catch-Up Post
14
Top 10 Money Drains
“This is my first post using Ecto instead of MarsEdit. I have to say ...”
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10
UFOs over YouTube
Arrested Development
“How is it that I completely missed out on Arrested Development??? I picked up ...”
5 comments
09
A job at Google that nearly anyone can get
“Interesting... Google Maps will pay you up to $10 per store for doing the footwork ...”
4 comments
08
06
Is "shrinky-dink" a euphemism?
Lucky Lab + Barley Mill
“Beering with teh Bagsbee and teh SpaceBass == yeay1~! ”
05
04
Yum!
“Pork-Apple-Cherry sausage is THE sweetest sausage EV-AR! Yum! -Brian Sent from my iPhone”
01
Decoding Club Fliers
“This just came in from the PIG (Portland Industrial Gothic) mailing list I'm on... In case ...”
1 comments
Jul
31
J.K. Rowling Q&A
“There is an excellent, if lengthy, J.K. Rowling Q&A at Mugglenet (via Digg)”
29
Books
2 comments
Wherein I get my beer on...
“I went to Beerfest and all I have to show for it is a cheap ...”
2 comments
27
Live diggnation in Portland Oregon: Digg this to make it happen!
“We know Kevin loves Portland. Who wouldn't? It is time to demand Kevin ...”
1 comments
26
I vant to drink your blood
“Octagenarian vampires took three flasks of my blood. I didn't pass out, but ...”
24
Linked-In, Facebook
“For all of those that have sent me friend-requests (that I probably deleted) and for ...”
1 comments
23
Destroy the whore-crux!
“One of those things that was never really a blip on my radar is the ...”
1 comments
22
Photos
1 comments
20
Items of interest, this weekend
“Tonight, I will likely be wandering around Hawthorne near Powell's to witness the spectacle that ...”
1 comments
19
Se habla Español
“Last night, I had a dream that one of our cats (The Precious) was speaking ...”
3 comments
From the WTF department
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More iPhone Impressions
“Also: * The iPhone does not make as great a flashlight as the Treo because ...”
Maps, Schmaps
“Much like several other friends, a guy from Schmap contacted me via Flickr a few ...”
17
A picture's worth a thousand words
“Reading photographs of over three hundred pages of a book being held limply open on ...”
iPhone Programmer's Calculator
6 comments
YouPhone
“Kim, begrudgingly, has her very first cellphone. Not only that, it's a fancy red ...”
5 comments
16
iPhone Impressions
“It has been a couple of weeks since I got the iPhone, and while it ...”
4 comments
14
Washing Machine Class Action
“Years ago, I got a set with a Maytag Neptune front-loading washer and dryer. ...”
2 comments
Catch-all photo post
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Nice after several days of 100+ degree heat
“ZOMG! RAIN! also: thunder and lightning”
10
Nature's Rubik Cube
“Over the weekend, I got in a discussion with George about the Monkey Puzzle Tree. ...”
3 comments
Will it blend? - The iPhone Edition
1 comments
08
05
Phonemarks
4 comments
04
Happy 4th!
“What better way to spend America-Fuck-Yeah day than in a restaurant with Middle Eastern music ...”
1 comments
Question!
“If you made pickle chutney, would you then have relish?”
03
iPhone First Impressions
“So, I picked up an iPhone over the weekend. To all the people who ...”
2 comments
02
It's a trap!
2 comments
01
Fun With Unicode
“.uʍop-ǝpısdn ǝɹ,noʎ 'sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı http://www.revfad.com/flip.html”
Jun
29
iPhone Line
1 comments
28
iPhone Questions
“I present a number of unanswered questions -- the main reasons why I will not ...”
3 comments
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The rPhone
1 comments
25
Moo Pics
Glowing Greens
“Ahhhh, Portland. How I love thee. Not only do we have beer and ...”
3 comments
Beer & Science
“Is anyone up for some beer and science tonight? I guess OMSI has a ...”
22
Go home and cry on your Crayolas, emo kid
1 comments
Pillow Fight!
“I didn't hear this through my usual sources -- I only just NOW learned about ...”
1 comments
21
Sewers, Laptops, and Moneys
“Last weekend, our neighbor held the first ever neighborhood potluck. Going into it, I ...”
5 comments
19
Squirrel Catapult
Good morning!
“This morning as I was half awake, NPR used the term "old school," but it ...”
16
Clockers
“Someone took the script for the movie Hackers and rewrote it for a Victorian steampunk ...”
1 comments
iTunes 7.2 breaks FrontRow video streaming
“This post is partly for the benefit of any friends experiencing the problem and partly ...”
4 comments
LOLCODE
“Something I ran across last week that I forgot to post until today is LOLCODE. ...”
15
Of course, #20 has to appear on the list
“25 Alternative uses for olive oil”
14
Hipster PDA TODO Envelopes
2 comments
Unfortunate Domain Choices
Musings of the past week
“Financial Planning Kim and I went to chat with a financial advisor last night. We're ...”
1 comments
12
...XML?
3 comments
11
Steampunk Magazine
3 comments
10
09
The Horse Brass
“1.8 beers + 1.6 mile bike ride (each way) == very close to *hurffff* (It has ...”
06
New Stuff
“The new iPhone just cannot get here fast enough. My current phone, a Treo ...”
3 comments
05
Weekend Review
“Friday! This was the night of the East:Meets:West show at Outlaws. I had never ...”
XML-RPC, WordPress, and Dreamhost
“I just started using MarsEdit for writing posts. I tried it when I first ...”
01
PXC, RIP?
“As many know, and some may not yet know, something (what? I don't know) went ...”
4 comments
Physical Spam For Heat & Gardening
2 comments
May
31
Interesting Meme
2 comments
Gasoline-Priced Water
2 comments
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Femmebot Earplug Tonic
Damon Lindelof Breaks "Radio Silence"
“E! Online has an interesting interview with one of the producers of Lost that talks ...”
26
Convergence 13
4 comments
23
Spamming Recruiters
2 comments
22
We've secretly replaced your normal blend...
“A month or two ago, Adam Curry was promoting Folgers coffee on his show The ...”
3 comments
LOST in your iPod
21
One Schrutebuck
“As seen in The Mercury: http://www.schrutebuck.com/ http://stanleynickel.com/ If you do not understand the context, click the Mercury link ...”
1 comments
20
Xenu Hates You
“Yesterday I watched the controversial episode of the BBC documentary series Panorama called "Scientology & ...”
2 comments
17
This week: a comparison
“This week, Kim bought summertime clothing and sexy underwear online. This week, I bought a new ...”
1 comments
16
iPod Annoyances
“iPod Annoyance #1: You have a really long audio file, for example a podcast or ...”
A letter to my pen
“Dear Space Pen, Although I love you dearly, I believe it is time for us to ...”
2 comments
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Always blindly follow chemistry instructions from the internet!
“I have heard stories of the crazy neighbor that Connolly had when he lived in ...”
1 comments
09
Academic LOLcats
“More edumakated fancy-pants talk about LOLCats in "A Special In-Depth Analysis" at icanhascheezburger.”
Roundtable: ARGs As Serious Fun
“The following blog post is my entry into the "ARGs are Serious Fun" roundtable discussion. ...”
1 comments
08
LOL I has a blog post, with linkses
“The screensaver on the TV is a carousel of photos from I Can Has Cheezburger. ...”
2 comments
06
Because there aren't enough cat pictures already
Today in dirt-worshiping, granola-eating, tree-hugging news...
1 comments
Hello from the new netninja.com
“This is a test post after dropping all existing netninja.com content and merging the netninja.org ...”
03
Digg The Code
4 comments
01
HAPPY LOYALTY DAY!
“Happy Loyalty Day, everybody! http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/04/20070430-3.html (via Phaedra, via Cortana) In related grim-meathook-future news, the following has been the ...”
HD-DVD Key
2 comments
Apr
30
Delicious Library XSL
“Some recent discussions of Delicious Library and LibraryThing on Rich's blog, got me thinking about ...”
2 comments
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Synergy
“Eight years ago, I worked at a company where I had both a Linux desktop ...”
2 comments
My Lost Theory
“*Note that there is a possible spoiler ahead if you have not seen last night's ...”
4 comments
22
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A LOSER IS YOU!
“powerpc-linux-gcc -I../linux-2.6.19.1/arch/ppc/include -I../linux-2.6.19.1/include -D__KERNEL__ -m32 -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -O2 -msoft-float -pipe -ffixed-r2 ...”
2 comments
19
Wherein we want to strangle the Linux kernel developers
“The Linux kernel developers, in their mysterious and infinite wisdom, decided that between version 2.6.17 ...”
The Algorithm
1 comments
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36 Boring Hours
“The New York Times has an article called "36 Hours in Portland" that pretty much ...”
1 comments
Best. Spam. Ever
1 comments
Car Un-meme
“This isn't a meme or anything, but three things you didn't know about my car ...”
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Noise Canceling Redux
“Back in September, I asked about noise canceling headphones.  I finally got around to getting ...”
3 comments
11
Windows eXperience Points
“Lately, I have spent a small amount of time looking through people's resumes.  Without fail, ...”
2 comments
10
Today's Public Cervix Enouncement: Think Before You Post
2 comments
Terminology
“Interesting terms heard at work over the past few weeks.  Some of them have specialized ...”
09
Treo Test
“This is a test post from my cellphone with Vagablog. Edited to add: It looks like ...”
08
First Post!
“Welcome to the inaugural post with the new blog setup! I have been meaning to redo ...”
3 comments
For Future Reference - MySpace
“For future reference: the magic incantation to see who on MySpace is leeching your images grep ...”
"If a great musician plays great music but no one hears... was he really any good?"
“http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html One of the world's best violinists playing some beautiful and technically challenging pieces on a ...”
05
Google for Domains
“The best part of the day so far: sitting at a red light, with the ...”
1 comments
04
Google Apps Questions
“I am thinking of taking the plunge and hooking up netninja.com to Google Apps, but ...”
01
The Persistence of Slime
“April is here and the fool is me! Half of the clocks in the ...”
Mar
31
Public Cervix Announcement-More Pet Food Recalls
“There's an addendum to the bad pet food announcement that's been in the news recently. ...”
Today in Narcissism
“Today, in WTF Google Alerts: a review that I didn't write for a product I don't ...”
29
Exposé
“That was one f'ed up episode of Lost. Nice Forrest Gumpery with inserting Nikky ...”
26
The Reinstallation Blues
“Bad idea: upgrading your system from Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 6 using nothing ...”
Garlic
“Growing up, I had several Vietnamese and Chinese friends. When going over to any ...”
I felt ascotless the whole night
“Last night, Kim and I went to The Vampire Masquerade Ball. It was a ...”
Hipster Sudoku
“Last time, I talked about printing or stamps, but I caved in and simply made ...”
25
Eve Dropping
“As I have mentioned here before, squirrels often hang upside-down from our eves, trying to ...”
23
Weird Science
“A great article on Tesla in The Fortean Times. (last two pages, of five, ...”
21
Wheeeeeee!
“Instead of publicly posting my DS/Wii codes in my profile, I am going to do ...”
My 3x5 Life
19
i made u a cookie but i eated it
“In The Prestige, Nicola Tesla was played by David Bowie. How the eff did ...”
18
Year Zero
“People on my friend-list who are following the Year Zero thing know this already, but ...”
17
Kneeling Chairs & Cats
“Kneeling chairs confuse cats. "How am I supposed to sit in your lap?" ...”
Metal
“How is it that when polished metal gets worn from use, it becomes scratched, but ...”
Tonight's Outing
“* Dinner at L'astra (behind Ozone Records) - Super tasty food from a menu that ...”
14
My bbedit gripes
“Dear lazyweb, Is there a way to make bbedit accept tab and shift-tab to indent and ...”
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The Persistence of Time
“Fucking Bush! Pardon my language -- I try not to swear, neither in this blog nor ...”
10
07
wcap software release
“"wcap is a packet sniffer that displays URLs. It is is an application that puts ...”
ARGfest wrap-up
“Back from ARGfest! We got back last night to some very thirsty and lonely ...”
DamnPortlanders repost
03
01
Goth/Industrials Patrolling for Emos
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Boston Police Get Stupidererer
“You go, Boston! A mysterious package chained to a pole in the financial district ...”
Feb
27
Wha?
“"Runty Pickle" is the name of my next band. ”
26
Hello?
“20 points to whoever can name all the TV/film clips from the new iPhone ad. ...”
Week End
“Either everyone was out of their houses on Friday or we discovered why we tend ...”
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Baninate
“A LiveJournal account by the name of "refinancing" had added myself (and some of you) ...”
Stems and Seeds
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Three Little Letters
“Three little letters about last night's Lost: W T & F Not WTF in a bad ...”
14
Sour cream and wires
“As has been said in this journal before, Ebenezer is a smart cat. This ...”
11
New Hipster PDA Shopping Template
Signals, Signals, Ring, and Cold Cooking
“It occurred to me today, while sitting at a red light, that there must be ...”
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07
Hipster PDA Revisited
“After about a month of using a Hipster PDA, I have to say that parts ...”
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Offline XP Upgrades?
“Dear LazyWeb, Problem: To test some compatibility issues between a particular web server and the latest, ...”
Jan
31
wgFileCacheDirectory
“Note to future self (and to anyone else who may be setting up a high-traffic ...”
1 comments
30
Drama Mine
“I was in traffic, behind a really dirty truck. It had the typical finger-drawn ...”
Hotel Gadget
“Of interest mainly to Brandon: the Hotel Magritte screensaver is now known as Hotel Gadget ...”
28
Seattle Hotel
“The hotel we are staying at in Seattle has techno playing in the lobby and ...”
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Plasticized Bodies!
“The Gunther von Hagens exhibit (the one with the plasticized human bodies) is coming to ...”
22
Sudoku Theory
“There is a surplus of sudoku books available at most bookstores. They all have ...”
1 comments
sick
21
Flatland: The Movie
“For us geometry dorks, they are making Flatland: The Movie, based on the book by ...”
19
Possible LOST spoiler?
“The most recent episode that has aired took place on Friday, December 3, 2004, according ...”
Catzorz
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Chains, people, chains.
“As this video shows, people in Portland don't know how to drive in the snow. ...”
16
Sledding
“Lots and lots of families pulling sleds behind them are walking down the street toward ...”
SNOW DAY!
15
Wherein we find the urn in furnace
“Yeay for oil furnaces! The injector gets clogged and/or the ignitor gets carbonized over, ...”
Inland Empire
“Eric and I went to see David Lynch's latest masterpiece tonight. Sadly, I was ...”
14
ircfreq
“https://netninja.com/files/ircfreq/freq.cpp /** * IRC Freq * Word frequency analysis of IRC log files. * Copyright 2007, ...”
13
More iPhone Details
“For the Apple fanboys out there, Pogue has a FAQ of questions asked him in ...”
New tricks, old dog
11
Cinema 21 Shows
“For those that are interested, Inland Empire starts at Cinema 21 tomorrow and Pan's Labyrinth ...”
Tape it off the Internet, iPhone
“First: I have a few invites to the beta of Tape It Off The Internet, ...”
When all of your hammers are broken, how do you build?
“This is always a sign that your day will be full of fun and joy... arm-linux-g++ ...”
10
Snow!
“Yeay! More snow! ”
Apple TV, iPhone
“So, Mister Jorbs showed off the new Apple TV and iPhone yesterday. Although I ...”
06
Phones, Cash, Bingo
“This month, the phone bill was mysteriously high. By $30. It turns out ...”
05
Gar Lick
“Whole bulbs of roasted garlic look just like insectoid hives. ”
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Pi-rem: Third Best New Bar in U.S.
“Might I direct your attention to this Mercury blogtown post? Apparently, MSN City Guides ...”
02
Happy 2007
“I rang in the new year with a fairly mellow evening. It started at ...”