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Monthly Archive for November, 2004
“Comments” are one of the most neglected areas of this site, so I am happy to annouce that I finally got around to adding Gravatars functionality to this site’s comment posting. If you have a Gravatar, I’d love to have you post a comment and show it off. If you don’t have one, get one… they’re a nice way to personalize your comments.
UPDATE: I noticed today that Waferbaby also added user icons…
UPDATE #2: Zooiblog too
“roasted”, posted by nedward
We’ve started a Thanksgiving tradition in our little family, choosing to forgo the exhausting trips to the ancestral Buffalo, in favor of cooking our own damn Turkey for our friends. Presley called it the “Orphan’s Thanksgiving”, and she certainly didn’t disappoint. I’m going to be happily eating Turkey for the next 10 days…
Available for $29.99, in yuppie-rific blue, green and pink.
Here is the description:
Made from the same pure Italian silk as our ties. With leather. Clear vinyl screen cover; removable neoprene-lined flap for extra protection. Leather-covered metal belt clip.
This strikes me as odd, since J. Crew is hardly in the business of crafting leather cases for consumer electronics. But, perhaps it just illustrates what a cultural icon the iPod has become.
They weren’t raised dumb, you know…
“Pixies”, posted by nedward
I’m excited — in less than two weeks, I’ll finally get to see live one of my favorite bands — the Pixies.
Did you get tickets?
We’ve got a couple of extra tickets for 2 of the Massachusetts Pixies shows:
- Tue, Nov 30, 2004 07:30 PM
Mullins Center, Amherst, MA
- Wed, Dec 1, 2004 08:00 PM
Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
If you’re interested, email me: ned [at] suckahs.org
“warning ticket”, by nedward
Not a good idea, blowing a stop sign in your own ‘hood. Luckily, I got off with a warning.
Cars are stupid… even Saabs.
Daily bookmarking is becoming quite popular these days… I remember when Anil’s sidebar was my daily lunchtime reading. Now, I’ve got a news aggregator with hundreds of feeds going.
Enter “Social Bookmarks”… Del.icio.us is filling that niche for bookmarks that Flickr is for photography… It’s an easy service to use, hosted off-site, which can be quickly integrated into your existing web log. And, there is that “social” component, which encourages community sharing.
“First Snow”, by presley
Is it just me, or is it not supposed to snow like this before Thanksgiving?
UPDATE: I’ve been fiddling around with Flickr’s Blog functionality, trying to find a good template that works. This one was inspired by Matt Haughey’s solution, which uses some inline styling to crop the photo.
I like this solution not only because it is visually attractive, but also because it loads the image in the background, hopefully reducing the initial page load time. Of course, I don’t have a dial-up connection to test this, but theoretically, it makes sense.
Now, if only they would add category support for their Blog widget…
And if that isn’t enough, the drink menu will have me falling down drunk pretty quick.
Great idea, “Breakfast for Dinner”…
I was incredibly impressed with The Incredibles, despite my well-known aversion to animated kiddie-fare. I never saw the Toy Stories, and Finding Nemo‘s story was stale and Albert Brooks was insufferable, but this film is different — it’s funny, unexpected, and multi-layered. It’s part James Bond, part Spy Kids (never saw those either), and part Rocky V — that is, what happens after the glory days have passed you by. The good news is, this film is nothing like Rocky V.
I’ve been looking for a good menu controller for iTunes, and it’s been a difficult search. I tested many apps, including QuickTunes, You Control Tunes, and Synergy. Each has its relative strengths and weaknesses, but I just couldn’t get everything I wanted in one package:
- Display track info on the menubar
- Unobtrusive design, that blends with my OS X theme
- Global keyboard shortcuts
- Pop-up floater with track info and album art
- Solid app, that doesn’t crash
This bit of customization was the clincher, because I wasn’t satisfied with the way the default “look” integrated in my menu. So, I created a theme to match my Milk OS X theme: