Monthly Archive for February, 2006

iPod Packaging Parody

What if Microsoft re-designed Apple’s iPod packaging?

So true, and so good. [via]

links for 2006-02-27

  • A great slim blogging app that leverages some excellent open source goodies, such as Scriptaculous, Behaviour, and FamFamFam icons. He’s on to something here!
  • Karl Pilkington, the breakout star of “The Ricky Gervais Show,” has become the object of a global Internet cult and the unlikely harbinger of a technological revolution.
    (tags: podcasts funny uk)

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Saab Troubles Continue

What can I say? Last month, I had to get a new short block put into my 9-3, which is basically most of the engine. $6200 worth of parts and labor, gleefully covered under my extended warranty.

But, this Tuesday, I decided to venture out of the office for lunch, (this is suburbia, impossible to get anywhere by foot)… and on the way back, my car just quit on me in the middle of an on-ramp. So, there I am, blocking traffic, waving cars along, and attempting to push the car out of the way, simultaneously steering the wheel.

I hate cars.

saabThe dealer had to replace something called a “direct ignition cassette module”, also covered under the warranty. But, I also had to buy a new battery, because the stupid tow truck left the keys in the ignition and killed it. I still can’t quite figure out if the battery is related to the other replaced part, but I guess I should once again be thankful that the car is “certified”.

It seems that I’m not the only Saab owner with this problem.

links for 2006-02-22


closedAfter knocking over a cup of wine onto my Siemens s66, I knew the LCD screen would never be the same. So, after scouring eBay and Craigslist, I decided to get the RAZR v3 Black.

Everyone kept telling me that the Motorola UI is horrible, but I find it simple and intuitive compared to the mess that is Siemens.

The camera size (VGA) seems like a step down from the Siemen’s 1.3 MP, but I think the quality will be better. The lens is easier to clean, and the RAZR seems to adjust to changes in light better. But, I can’t figure out why there is no one-touch access to the Camera.

And, though the phone can’t sync to my Powerbook wirelessly with Bluetooth & iSync, the phone has a mini-USB port. (Cingular doesn’t give you the cable, but luckily my Canon Elph did!) I was able to transfer home-made ringtones and wallpaper via Bluetooth, though.

Lastly, you can’t beat the look and feel of the RAZR. Aluminum just feels smooth and cool in your hand, but I decided to get the black model because it seemed a bit less showy.

So far, so good!

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Camino 1.0

caminoCamino is out of beta today! Talk about a great Valentine’s Day gift.

I use Camino as my primary browser, since it renders Gmail and Google Reader much faster than Safari/Saft. It doesn’t allow for all of the extensions that Firefox features, but it’s quicker, and just feels more like an OS X application.

Here are some links today:

Happy Valentine’s day!

Happy Valentine's day!Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – I hope you all enjoy it.

I used fd’s Flickr Toys to create a heart with all of my Flickr contacts [via].

Now, all I need for tomorrow’s big day, is a Teddy Bear Holding a HeartAvailable literally almost everywhere!

UPDATE: Go ahead, and find yourself!

links for 2006-02-13

Snow Infographics

Aw crap… there goes our weekend in NYC.

snow is coming

Beer Logos in Vector Format

Boddingtons BitterI love this site, which offers tons of beer logos for download, in EPS format [via]. For some reason, this amuses me.

What didn’t amuse me, was the 20 minutes of frustration last night, trying to get a freakin’ Boddingtons at The Burren in Davis Square. I had to order twice, from the same woman, (as she must’ve forgot the first one)… and finally I grabbed a second bartender to go check on things. And, HE was the one who brought me my freakin’ beer. I realize that a lot of bartenders double-pour Boddy’s, (much like Guinness), but you’re not supposed to forget me!

links for 2006-02-09

Apple to Build 4-story Store in the Back Bay?

Uploaded to Flickr by iPhilBostonist links to rumors that Apple will finally open a flagship store in the heart of Boston.

Looprumors reports:

Apple is poised to announce a major retail store directly across from the Prudential Center on Boylston Street in Downtown Boston. The store is said to be Apple’s most state-of-the-art store to date with 4 stories and a front made entirely of a glass. Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino is expected to announce plans for the store in the coming week.

They couldn’t have picked a better spot.

photo is of the new San Francisco store, uploaded to Flickr by iPhil

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I revamped the CSS and a couple of graphics to be more festive… why should Valentine’s Day be for 1-day only? Enjoy, while it lasts… ;-)

Jenna’s Visit

We hate each other

God, it’s good when Jenna visits… Flickr Set »

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