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Entries from November 2006

Vox Popularity

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Mena Trott, the high priestess of blogging and co-founder of SixApart and Vox, was featured in The Economist recently and gave a smooth overview of where blogging has come from and where it’s going. Personal note: A friend of mine in San Francisco back around the turn of the century told me about some friends […]

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Tags: Technology

Consumption Junction

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Got an IM from Ohio Dave today. He said he watched a movie last night that made him think of me. I never know how to take it when people say that stuff. My previous “I thought of you” movies were Taps and The Tao of Steve. The former because a girl thought I looked […]

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Tags: Video

Quietly Refusing

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Spotted this while cruising the RSS feeds. It’s an excerpt from How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later by Philip K. Dick called out on the 37Signals.com Signal vs. Noise blog. “Do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, […]

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Tags: Life

Tempe By Fate: The Lists

November 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Things I knew (or thought I knew) about Tempe, Arizona before being stranded at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport for seven hours on the way to Wolf Creek Colorado for Thanksgiving because it was too foggy to take off at home. 1. Tempe is in Arizona. 2. It is a suburb of Phoenix. 3. It is […]

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Tags: Travel

Stranger Is Paradise

November 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Tonight (Thanksgiving eve) we saw the new Will Ferrell movie Stranger Than Fiction, and let me tell you it’s no Night at The Roxbury. In fact, it’s a nearly perfect meta-fictional, romantic tragic comedy staring Will, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifa, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson. Usually, this many stars means a mess, but director Marc […]

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Tags: Video

Software Night(mare)

November 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Last night I decided I would upgrade some of my old free software. I noticed on Macnn.com that Skype had upgraded it’s Mac client to 2.5 and that it now includes the ability to send SMS messages. So I clicked the link and downloaded the software, installed it, and noticed that it was version 2.0 […]

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Tags: Life · Technology

Little Miss Muskrat

November 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Beauty pageants have always been a bit of a horror show for me. To see those eager girls on stage shamelessly mugging for the judges, smiling like their teeth are on fire, and earnestly attempting to answer idiotic questions thrown at them by a leering host is horribly unsettling. But, no pageant has made me […]

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Tags: Video

House Hunting Neutra’s Ghost

November 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Architects who believe in the idea that buildings have memories and that memes can survive in the aether should take a closer look at this piece of Silverlake, California real estate. It’s the offices of famed Mid-century Modernist Richard J. Neutra (2700 sq.ft. with two rental units on back) for sale at only $3.2 million. […]

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Tags: Art · Life

The Ambiguously Friendly Duo

November 12th, 2006 · No Comments

I think the Rob Dyrdek part of The DC Video was one of the funniest bits ever to be included in a skate film. The idea of hiring Christopher “Big Black” Boykin as a security guard to handle other security guards was one more piece of evidence suggesting that Dyrdek is one of skateboarding’s most […]

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Tags: Skateboarding · Video

MIY: Make It Yerself

November 12th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve never really been into doing elaborate science projects, or creating model rockets with built-in video camera, or even constructing my own projection TV out of a torn apart LCD monitor and an overhead projector, however, I’ve always enjoyed reading about people to do. Make Magazine, which I picked up yesterday at Borders Books (while […]

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Tags: Media