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Nov. 2nd, 2006 @ 09:13 am Quote of the day
Quote of the day: “That's not so bad. Call me when the dog is purple.”
(From Dive Into Mark)
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jaden dada
Oct. 12th, 2006 @ 02:10 pm A quick guide
Radio station that plays Weird Al's "White and Nerdy": good.

Radio station that plays Chamillionare's "Riding Dirty" (the song parodied by the above): bad.

Radio station that plays both (at different points in their normal lineup, not to highlight the parody): WTF.
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nature ivy
Oct. 5th, 2006 @ 12:39 pm Going through old photos

Now wasn't I a cute kid?
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nature ivy
Sep. 29th, 2006 @ 10:37 pm Lovely analogies
Andy Ihnatko:
“When you get past the schoolyard mentality and the stupid, ignorant prejudices,” you have heard people say, “what we have are two different operating systems that each work very, very well. Really, it’s not a matter of good or bad. It’s just a matter of personal preference.”

Those are very wise words. I have said much the same thing. But what I’ve endured over the past few months is the equivalent of a weeklong road trip with someone [you’ve] enjoyed, but never really known as a true friend. Windows has propped its bare smelly feet up on my dashboard and told me the story about how he was so hung over during his aunt’s funeral that he threw up into the coffin a little. His greasy hair has left smears on the inside of the window that no solvent can shift. He just sort of assumed that he could use my iPod, and during the one time he took a turn at the wheel, the battery was completely flat and I had to listen the story about the funeral a second time.

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nature ivy
Aug. 12th, 2006 @ 05:17 pm (no subject)
I love Wikipedia. What other site would have a straightforward, informative entry on FTFF?
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nature ivy
Jul. 23rd, 2006 @ 09:22 am Damn good waffles
Tofu + yogurt + applesauce + nutritional yeast + white flour + baking powder + a smidgeon of oat flour + skim milk = heavenly, eggless, very nutritious waffles. Go heavy on the tofu and light on the flour. Just be careful not to burn them, the transition from "done" to "burned" happens pretty quickly, where more normal waffles will spend a while just getting too dry before they actually get burned.

In other news, I'm (mostly) leaving the consulting business to become a corporate wage slave — and I'm looking forward to it, at that. Meet my new masters. (Yeah, revamping their Web site is in progress.)

Also, check out this odd photograph of a splash on the Sun. I don't know what it is, and the link from spaceweather.com didn't really explain it, but it's sure gorgeous.
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nature ivy
Jul. 22nd, 2006 @ 07:00 am Visualizing very large numbers with scrollbars
Two interesting examples of playing with the medium of the pixel and visualizing very large numbers:
Population: One, a page with 6.5 billion pixels. You are one. The rest are everyone else on Earth.
And, a little more esoteric in subject matter but I think more effective in its use of the medium, an atom, to scale, primarily demonstrating the vast, vast amount of empty space between the proton and electron.
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nature ivy
Jul. 8th, 2006 @ 08:52 am Cool photo
Check out this picture of a mouse atop a frog, staying out of floodwaters.
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nature ivy
Jul. 5th, 2006 @ 01:34 pm (no subject)
Current Music: Untold Stories (Sinéad O'Connor)
There's a chill in the air today, and it's more than the weather. This is a day with sharp edges.

Good news is coming, and I wonder what the price will be.
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nature ivy
Jul. 4th, 2006 @ 09:45 am (no subject)
I can't summarize this any better than John Gruber, so allow me to quote his summary:
U.S. Senator Ted Stevens Explains How the Internet Works

Hard to tell how much to attribute to his being stupid, and how much to his being a nut-job.
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