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Entries from July 2006

NorCal Weekend Commute

July 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Corn dogs, Aussie Potatoes, small-town stock car racing, and a seven hour Monday morning commute. Woke up at 3 AM, drove 10 miles of dirt road, 90 miles of two-lane (with occasional passing lanes), two hours on Southwest, a 35 minute drive up the 5 and into the office by 10 AM. All so we […]

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Tags: Travel

Youtube Really Theirtube

July 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Recently, I’ve been putting videos up on Youtube.com. At first I just wanted to see how the interface worked. Then after getting more than a 1,000 views on my first video (an inline skater hitting the seawall stairs, sadly) I became a little more hooked. Now, thanks to a piece on Boing Boing I learn […]

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Tags: Technology · Video

Sodakistan Jazzfest 2006

July 18th, 2006 · No Comments

In the past four years I have visited South Dakota exactly five times. The first was in 2002 on my first date with my wife (a trip that went well, apparently). This time it was for her 10th high school reunion. That gave me the opportunity to roll to a local civic event with my […]

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Tags: Media · Travel

A Convenient SMS Review

July 18th, 2006 · No Comments

My Dad is a staunch member of the Republican Party. He and my mom have attended both George W. Bush inaugurations (and Balls) and as you might imagine neither were fans of Bill Clinton or Al Gore. This afternoon my parents went to see Al Gore’s global warming film An Inconvenient Truth and this was […]

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Tags: Video

The Myspace.com Race

July 11th, 2006 · No Comments

We all knew this would happen sooner or later but today Internet traffic counter Hitwise.com announced that for the first time Myspace.com had passed Yahoo Mail as the number one most trafficked site on the entire Interweb with 4.6 percent of the web’s total traffic. IGN.com’s Jack Spilberg IM’d me this story today and told […]

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Tags: Technology

Ultimate Backcountry Taxi

July 11th, 2006 · No Comments

For my next trip to snowboard a back country kicker I’d like to ride the Hyanide, a concept vehicle created by German designers Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz for the 2006 Michelin Challenge Design. My co-workers over at PopSci.com had this up on the site and I’m guessing they are getting a ton of traffic […]

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Tags: Technology

Diminutively Effeminate Sidekick 3

July 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Today we nutted up and ordered not one, but two Sidekick 3s from T-Mobile. I’d like to say that this was all based on the fact that T-Mobile sponsored the first quarter of the FIFA World Cup Finals (whose logo looks just like the Jeenyus Snowboards logo) between Italy and France and that during the […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

British Columbia 9021-Snow

July 7th, 2006 · No Comments

MTV has a new network called The N. And we’ve been checking it out lately. Mainly to watch Whistler. It’s the story of Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Beck Mckay who ends up dead on the mountain, an evil resort developer Adrian Varland and his “milf” wife Shelby (played by former pro snowboarder Damian Sanders’ […]

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Tags: Video

Disney’s New Buried Treasure

July 7th, 2006 · No Comments

After reading the first couple lines of Dana Steven’s Yo Ho Hum review of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest on Slate.com I was worried that part two (like so many sequels) was going to suck. But after catching the 2:15 pm show today (opening day), believe me: those who liked the first movie, […]

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Tags: Video

Dinners On The Yard

July 4th, 2006 · No Comments

It’s been warm this weekend. The kind of warm the rest of the nation thinks of when they think of San Diego, but the type of blue-sky heat we rarely see at the beach. We’ve kept the windows open day and night and dreamed we were in Samoa where windows and walls are mostly unnecessary. […]

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Tags: Life