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Twitter: Round Two

Twitter LogoI wanted to post real quickly to let you all know I’m on Twitter. You can follow me here (I have it set up so I have to approve you to follow me, so if I don’t personally know you this entire post might be a little useless).

This is my second attempt to use Twitter. The first time, I had heard about it from one of my countless tech podcasts and signed up immediately. Then I used it once, never gave it a second thought, and let my account go dormant for close to a year. Well now I’m back, and I hope to actually use it. If you’ve never used Twitter, I don’t blame you for not signing up and/or following me. It takes a while to wrap your head around the point of it (which I’m still not completely sure of), so no hard feelings.

Now, if you want some reasons to get on Twitter, try Merlin Mann or Andy Ihnatko. They do a great job showing the humor.


March 27, 2008 Posted by | Musings, Technology | , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Raftery > Billy Packer

Raftery > Packer

I’m sitting here eating a frozen pizza and drinking some Smithwick’s, watching the NCAA Tournament. As I’m able to switch between games (big ups to KIRO for putting two to three different games on their three channels), I’m struck with an obvious thought: Bill Raftery is awesome to listen to, and Billy Packer should be taken out back and shot like the old worthless mule he is (maybe by these women).

I don’t mean to reference the brutal art of farmland retirement to get the animal lovers up in arms, I simply mean that Billy Packer SUCKS at announcing. He does two things: he states the obvious (you should attack someone with two fouls early in the first half? I had no idea!!!), or he berates players for no reason (yo, Billy Willy, these are college kids, not 10 year NBA veterans. They’re going to make mistakes, and a good-hearted individual will not condemn them for one or two in the biggest game of their lives thus far).

I know I haven’t posted in a while, and I know this sports-related post will only be happily read by a few, but I just wanted you to know my feelings.

March 21, 2008 Posted by | Musings, Sports | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Hate The Suburbs

Names have been changed to protect the innocent my state of employment:

Coworker #1: They have a Costco in Sequim, Coworker #2?

Coworker #2: Yeah, a nice, big, new one.

#1: Ooh, sounds fancy.

#2: Mmhmm.  You know what?

#1: What?

#2: I think they have an Applebee’s now too.

#1: Wow!

Mind you, neither of these individuals were being sarcastic.

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Musings | , , , | 1 Comment

Star Wars: 60’s Style

By way of Andy Ihnatko (best with sound):

March 3, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment


I finally got off my behind and went out to take some pictures today. Go here to see the results.

March 2, 2008 Posted by | Pictures | , | Leave a comment