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Archive for August, 2007

30 Aug, 2007

Prank of the week

Posted by: Dave In: Humor

Welcome to Cleveland. As the story goes, several years ago some folks were chatting about the high volume of small aircraft traffic that flew overhead each day to a nearby municipal airport. They decided to welcome the travelers with a sign painted on the roof of a large building. The punchline… This was in Milwaukee. […]

29 Aug, 2007

Yahoo Pipes and my iTunes

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Podcasts|Technology|Usability|Web

(Web geekery ahead. You have been warned.) I’ve recently played around with Yahoo Pipes, a feed aggregation and manipulation service provided by Yahoo, (here’s a yahoo or wikipedia explanation of the service) to manipulate some of my iTunes feeds to more easily update my little green Shuffle. You see, I have a handful of feeds […]

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Alberto Gonzales, seen here just before he snuck out the back door of the White House to chug some PBRs at a local Hooters with Rove and Rumsfeld, stepped down from the office of Attorney General. Remember that bus I spoke about last week? Well, if you’ve still got some gas in it, I’d suggest […]

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26 Aug, 2007

The Son of Spam Poetry

Posted by: Dave In: Weather

Got this one a few days ago.  Gmail is getting so good at filtering my spam, I have to go looking for the Spam Poetry in my junk mail folder to post. A like fry resolution of thanks to the presidents sign of grubby the various sittings of the congress.  Looking back on that time, […]

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The fathers of Wintermute, Cookie Monster and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are interviewed at the Onion’s AV Club this month. Here are links to their specific interviews:  William Gibson, Frank Oz and Joss Whedon Good stuff.  Enjoy. -Dave

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24 Aug, 2007

BarCamp Houston

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Design|Media|Technology|Usability|Web

I’m headed to BarCamp Houston tomorrow.  I hope to hang with my fellow tech-heads and learn a thing or two. I’m mostly interested in the design & usability sessions, but I’m also interested in the sessions about presenting content and team building.  It’s been tough to recruit good web designers in this town, so maybe […]

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23 Aug, 2007

Split Personality

Posted by: Dave In: Photography

Happy Friday, Folks! -Dave

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22 Aug, 2007

Finnish YMCA cover

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Music

Is this not the greatest thing you’ve ever seen in your life? The bassist looks like he just got done killing someone and then rushed to this gig. Here’s the link to the movie just in case the player doesn’t work for you. From BoingBoing. -Dave

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20 Aug, 2007

Home again, home again, jiggity jig.

Posted by: Dave In: Misc

I’m back in Houston after a great time in Indianapolis.  I got to see some old friends (John, Greg, Scott) and take in all the crazy sites that make GenCon the premier nerd-fest that it is. Well, it’s time to pack away my chainmail bikini until next year.  Hope you all enjoyed the photos. -Dave

20 Aug, 2007

GenCon Day 4 (final day)

Posted by: Dave In: Games|Photography|Vacation

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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