Monthly Archive for February, 2005

links for 2005-02-28

Perhaps my favorite night of our time in Vegas was Monday, when we escaped to the Strip for a bit of culture… earlier this month, Cirque de Soleil opened at the MGM Grand, so we figured, why not check it out?

We “splurged” for the cheap seats at $100 a pop. Steep, to be sure, but that still got us a decent view, cup-holders and speakers that were integrated into the headrests. Pretty cool…

This show was unlike any theatrical experience I’ve ever had—to start, there is no stage… or rather, the stage rises vertically, spins, floats and disappears, (made possible by hydraulics). The actors work above a massive empty “pit”, (an abyss into which countless actors fall), performing an astonishing combination of martial-arts, the familiar Cirque acrobatics, and even an amazing baton-twirling number.

This was all incredibly executed, but what tied all of this together into a truly magical illusion, were the lighting and visual projections… absolutely un-real.

$200 million can buy you an eye-full…

links for 2005-02-27

  • Evan Williams is up to something new – helping users find podcasts, and synch them to their iPods
    (categories: iPod music web business)

Let the Sin begin

“Let the Sin begin”, posted by nedward

Got back from Nevada on Wednesday morning, having fled the pouring rain, bright neon, and the sound of slot machines. We spent about a week in Nevada, which is far too long, considering we didn’t get married or lose our life’s savings… No, instead we made due with $2 forty-ounce lagers and the right to smoke anywhere we please.

“Lammy”, posted by nedward

It was good to be amongst scooterists again, though the rain kept us from riding except on Sunday… (when you think of desert, a constant soaking is not what pops to mind!). Morgan, aka Mr. Pants, is da’ man for hooking us up with his vintage Vespa GT to ride, (even though we swapped it for his Lammy, out of comfort).

“riding”, posted by nedward

The big Ride that we went on was Sunday, out to Red Rock Canyon… we saw red rocks, and happily rode the “scenic drive” on our one day of sunshine. Inbox Inbox seems to be down again… has anybody heard anything about its status?

links for 2005-02-25

links for 2005-02-24

I am a micropatron

I am a micropatronJust arrived back from Vegas, and still catching up on the web goings-ons, having been unplugged for nearly a week… that is a long time without a fix.

Mr. Kottke quit his job to blog full-time, so I sent a few bucks his way. You should, too.

This is where weblogging starts to get interesting — when you can make a living doing it, with your readers as your only shareholders…

links for 2005-02-17

Vegas, baby…

Presley and I are off to Vegas for nearly a week, to go to the High Rollers Weekend, AKA, the Las Vegas Scooter Rally. Morgan is the man, as he’s going to let us ride his gorgeous vintage Vespa GT while we’re there.

I’ve never actually been west of Chicago, so I’m excited.

The weather, however might not cooperate. A quick glance at the 10-day forecast doesn’t make me hopeful.

Anyway, I’ll have photos and all the details when we get back. The funny thing is, my parents called to say that they would be there at the same time… which seems just not right.

links for 2005-02-16

links for 2005-02-15

dot org

If the site looks a little goofy right now, (ok, stop laughing if you think it always looks goofy), hit refresh.

I’ve made some changes to the mast/logo, widened the content area to hopefully make the content column more readable, and finally switched everything from a subdomain to the real deal:

I’ve been putting off moving the domain for some time now, but through the miracle of .htaccess files, I’ve hopefully managed to make the move as painless as possible — (and the 500+ archive pages) should still function properly, though I recommend you update your bookmarks!



I just noticed that Boston now has it’s very own… looking forward to checking it out.

Though, I can’t imagine what could be posted about this town that would be worth reading.


“Peepers”, posted by nedward

I was browsing around the Gorillaz site today, kind of looking forward to the new record, and I stumbled across a link to a Birmingham UK art collective, Beat13. I really liked the illustrations done by Lucy Mclauchlan, so I ordered a screenprint… only £53.00, limited edition of 200.

links for 2005-02-11

Trados 6.5 dongle

dongleFor 2 years, working in Localization, I had to scramble around for a Trados dongle whenever I had to do some analysis or Translation Memory maintenance. Though I work for a major localization vendor, with global offices and almost 2000 employees, we still had to share dongles… expensive little buggers.

Today, however, I finally received my own. I was so accustomed to the old Parallel-port version, that I was excited to get my hands on the smaller USB one.

Only problem is, now I can’t use the excuse “I don’t have a dongle“, when my boss asks why I’m not working.

links for 2005-02-10

links for 2005-02-09

New Feeds

Some new Atom & RSS feeds added today…

First up, by request, I’m offering feeds of my weblog, without the links… (some people really could care less about my bookmarks):

Also, I added feeds by Category… so, for instance, you could subscribe to just entries that I tag as Boston/Cambridge:

  • Syndicate boston/cambridge: ATOM RSS

links for 2005-02-08

Chili Dog

“Dog”, posted by nedward

Milton is totally a Patriots fan, am I right?

Nick and Marge hosted their 5th annual Superbowl Chili cook-off, and Presley and I entered with our Chili con Tequila y cerveza.

All of the entries were amazing — look for other recipes on the Blogging Gourmets.

Go Pats!


I decided today to see how well or poorly this site validates, as it’s been ages since I’ve even looked– XHTML CSS 508

Overall, not bad. However, my beloved method for posting “cropped” Flickr photos to my blog is not valid — placing an anchor tag around some divs disses the rule that says “you can’t put a block-level element inside an inline element”.

But I like it.

links for 2005-02-06

“Colophon” update

Yet another refresh, I’ve resurrected the colophon. Not much of interest here, but it does get its own place on the main menu…