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Monthly Archives: July 2008

how not to be a douchebag tourist in nyc

29-Jul-08

via digg, this guide to not pissing off the natives while visiting new york city, if you care about such things. ok, so the title is too provocative, and the author has waaaaay too much attitude. but for the most part, the tips are spot-on. many people don’t care if they piss off the locals. […]

cuil.com: not impressed so far

29-Jul-08

via daring fireball and others, there’s apparently a challenger to google’s search supremacy. i’d love for someone to get traction in this space — google is really difficult to work with. they have that same attitude that aol had years ago: we’re king, and you have to do things our way, and the customer is […]

headline of the day

28-Jul-08

New McCain Ad Bashes Obama for Not Visiting Troops Using Footage of Obama Visiting Troops. via daily kos. there’s not much this guy can do right, is there? there’s something to be said for voting for someone using the effectiveness and cohesion of their campaign organization as a criteria.

the balcony is closed

24-Jul-08

via daring fireball, roger ebert says goodbye [to the old] and hello [to the new]. wonderfully written, with a moving comment section.

petraeus for obama’s v.p.

24-Jul-08

i feel like starting a rumor. or maybe just helping maureen dowd start one. from her column today regarding obama’s overseas trip: The image of John McCain in a golf cart with Bush 41 in Kennebunkport — with Poppy charmingly admitting that they were “a little jealous” of all the Obama odyssey coverage — was […]

vote for obama, who has the best graphics

23-Jul-08

via ambinder, this is the poster advertising obama’s rally in berlin: is this not an absolute triumph of design? perhaps a little too perfect — it’s a bit scarily close to german and russian propaganda posters, and i’m not sure they want to reinforce the “obama as messiah” message, even if subliminally. i’m sure that […]

your tax dollars at work

18-Jul-08

via time: brent rinehart is running for reelection as a county commissioner in oklahoma county. that’s in oklahoma. oklahoma city, to be exact. why should you care? you shouldn’t, except that he’s distributing the funniest, most over-the-top campaign literature you can imagine. it’s a comic book he wrote himself. but richie rich or archie it […]

the perfect intersection of my obsessive interests

17-Jul-08

the obama countdown clock iphone application.

very cool new wordpress plugin

16-Jul-08

well, new to me. it’s wp fancyzoom. it makes the thumbnails of all the pictures on the site zoom out in a fancy new way, much like the name implies. try it out: our firstpicture very very cool. most of the pages listed to the right have pictures, and they all work this way now. […]

i(phone) shoulda known better

11-Jul-08

after all of the hype about the new iphone 2.0 software, and the app store, and all the goodies awaiting me, i went to work today having told kirk to update his iphone when itunes showed the update. usually i’m pretty sensible about these things. if yesterday you had asked me what to do, i […]

wall-e

01-Jul-08

more often than not (especially as i get older) my criteria for going to an actual movie theater to see a movie is: “is it something i must see on the big screen?” “trumbo” the movie opened this past weekend. i saw the play several times, starting from workshop performances. kirk’s former boss at the […]