Friday, February 29

TED's "T" falls over, Robin Williams brings the funny

At the TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), a technical glitch caused some "dead air" that was promptly filled by actor/comedian Robin Williams, who was in the audience.

Since I'm no longer sharing things via Google Reader, there'll be a lot more link-bloggish stuff like this on this blog...

Robin Williams Saves the Day at TED When Tech Fails | Epicenter from Wired.com

Wednesday, February 27

I thought *we* had it bad...

Here in San Diego, gas can get between 3.25 and 3.50 per gallon. However, an AP photo today showed how things are going in Los Angeles:

L.A. gas prices photo

Webcomics Extravaganza

First, a pair of strips from Wondermark, the second of which actually made me laugh out loud. Thank goodness I got in earlier than everyone else this morning so nobody could hear me...

Wondermark by David Malki ! - 383: In which a Fortune is sought
Wondermark by David Malki ! - 384: In which are tried Unconventional Methods

And, since xkcd expressly allows republishing, here's today's strip (this one speaks to me very personally, of course):

Keeping Time

As usual, check the text you see when you hold your mouse over the images for all three strips.

Monday, February 18

Goodbye to Google Reader

Well, it turns out that my stint with Google Reader only lasted a couple of months this time. I liked the fact that it was integrated with my other Google services, but the whole time it felt like I was making too many compromises... mostly because I couldn't see the actual post times of items and I couldn't see when items were updated.

It seems like Google Reader is a great solution for somebody who skims lots of RSS, but it just won't cut the mustard for somebody like me who follows all the content in a carefully selected list of feeds. Back to Bloglines I go... and the beta version of that service is getting pretty slick by now, too.

╬▓loglines (Beta)

/me laughs out loud...

Humorous Pictures
moar humorous pics

Sunday, February 17

Friday, February 1

ImprovEverywhere does cool stuff in NYC again

This is all over the Internet today, so my apologies if you've already seen it. However, if you haven't run across one of the 49 bajillion links yet, this is really cool...



YouTube - Frozen Grand Central

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The Geek Code desperately needs updating, but in any case here's mine (as of 2010-02-28):

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If you really care about knowing what that all means, you either know the code already, or you can get it decoded for you here.