Sticking Spacebar on my PowerBook
A low-tech solution to a sticking key. Brute force.
My son is a big Longhorns fan, so you can imagine the screaming and happiness at my house right now.
Squidward Pumpkin Pattern
An original pattern of SpongeBob’s Squidward created by my nine-year-old son.
Email legal notices gone wild
A very long legal notice attached to the end of an email message.
Jack-o-Lantern Patterns list
Tradition dictates that I hunt down some pumpkin carving patterns. Here’s the 2005 installment.
New phone books!
Walking up the stairs at Pheedo’s new office last week, I saw a newly-delivered phone...
4.2 Trillion Unread
A news feed with a lot of new items in it.
Wired News updates their style guide to reflect the fact that the internet is a medium, not a proper noun.
Brides buy gowns while grooms rent their tuxedos. Isn’t that backward?
Giants kick butt
The Giants provide some serious retribution for the complete game shutout that Matt Morris pitched a few weeks ago.
The non-profit voter information site is looking for a technology director.
Olympus cameras on sale
Last year when I was looking at digital cameras, I nearly bought an all-weather Olympus. Now Amazon has it and all their other Olympus cameras on sale.
New Google features, UI
Google’s released two new features and tweaked their UI. But where’s the RSS?
Stop the music
What’s with all the music on blog pages recently?
In which strange patterns emerge in my Amazon Associates account.
Thanks Tom Ransom
I’ve cleared a place under the desk for my "new" Mac.
A year later, a BigBad employee explains what happened with the code robbery.
Cingular must really like me
Cingular buys my account (and a few others) for $41 billion.
Etiquette has yet to emerge for social networking sites.
Only in the public sector
The California DMV has office hours that baffle and amaze.
Does anyone have a sure-fire way of getting rid of hiccups?
My kids are selling popcorn for their Cub Scout Pack. To help them learn about business and running a Web site, I’ve set up a simple ecommerce site for them.
Am I the only one that thinks polyphonic ringtones sound like elevator music played on a $15 Casio keyboard?
Only in sports coverage would anyone say "[He] narrowly widened his lead."
It's an MLM exchange
I suppose it was to be expected, but it appears that my Textad exchange is very popular with MLM sites.
Best of Newly Digital
There have been dozens of Newly Digital entries from all over the world. Here are some of the best.
From the Flame Dept.
Newly Digital is a personal project. It wasn’t designed to cater to whatever idea of fairness or equity you might have. Everyone has an equal chance to participate, but that’s not good enough for some people.
I was Newly Digital
A simple Texas Instruments TI-99/4a computer started a lifelong interest in computing and ultimately launched my career.
Newly Digital is an experimental writing project. I’ve asked 11 people to write about their early experiences with computing technology and post their essays on their weblogs. So go read, enjoy, and then contribute. This collection is open to you. Write up your own story, and then let the world know about it.
Anatomy of a meme
The Button Maker GUI spent some time at the top of the three weblog popularity indexes. Here’s how it got there and what kind of site traffic that it generated.
Why do geeks love The Matrix? Because in it, the geeks save the world.
Living in stereo
Some thoughts on using MP3 libraries on your computer, with and without wires.
Manipulating the (blog) market
How much influence can one person have in a fictional stock market?
Is efficiency bad?
Does a more efficient economic system provide a benefit? Of course it does.
Worth quoting: "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it." Jeff Nichols, Pervasive...
I've been robbed.
My work is being passed off by another company as their own. Whatever shall I do?
Of Mushrooms and children's shows
Thanks for everything Mr. Rogers. You will be missed.
One day, space travel will be routine.
Stating the obvious
Did you know that computer companies like ecommerce?
Google thinks the Related Entries plugin is perverted.
When leaving a company, don’t lose your head.
The Amazing Google
I needed a driver for a product, but I didn’t know who made it. This sounds like a job for Google.
Landspeeder for sale
A full-size Star Wars Land Speeder for sale on eBay.
Labor Day origins
Why is the first Monday in September a national holiday?
An announcement for a spelling correction feature that contains misspellings.
Could someone explain this odd telephone call?
How to create a great martini
My Dog Spot
If you have ever lived near a Cal Worthington car dealership, chances are you’ve seen...
Moreover’s "edited" computer security feed has a link to a story called "More heat for...
One man stabbed another with a swordfish in a drunken brawl....
I love lawyers. When I signed up for Safeway’s online shopping service I received an...
Don’t let anyone tell you that geeks don’t know how to party....
I was perusing the Random Headline feed from Syndic8 and I came across an article...
Advanced Information Solutions Debuts Advanced Practice Management Software for Law Firms: "Advanced Information Solutions, Inc....
Streaming Superbowl commercials
Watch the Superbowl advertisements online.
Scotch vs. Cognac
Do scotch and congac taste the same?
MGB On eBay
Emma, my beloved 67 MGB roadster, is for sale.
People familiar with the antique business will find this Onion article funny.
When I saw the headline on Plastic "'It Really Has Nothing To Do With The...
Heather is doing a Mirror Project exhibition at a bakery called Muffins, Etc. in Sacramento...
Actual Size, But It Seems Much Bigger
Seen on the box for a 15 foot artificial Christmas tree: "Contents May Differ...
I spent much of the day installing Christmas lights. Our house gets a bigger and...
If you are "addicted to cold turkey," how do you quit?...
For those of you that live in the US, Happy Thanksgiving from my family. Heck,...
About the only good thing about working for a company that goes under is you...
Emma for sale
I’m selling Emma, my 67 MGB. I’ll put some pictures and a description of her...
I remember when I could say anything silly to my kids and they would laugh....
I’ve posted pictures of Saturday’s Halloween party....
My youngest son Taylor took
My youngest son Taylor took his first bike ride without training wheels this evening....
We’ve been notified by Building Security that there have been 4 suspected terrorists working at...
Evil Bert's new friend
Now these two have started hanging out together. This can’t be good....
An anagram of Mother-in-law is "Woman Hitler."...
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