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27 Nov, 2008

Look at this car right heeeeeere!

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Humor

Wouldn’t you like to buy a car from this gentleman? Link (via Tmblg)

12 Jul, 2008

Is it a virus? No, it’s Walmart.

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Design|History

Data visualizations fascinate me like fish tanks enthrall cats.  This is an interesting map of Walmart’s growth across the United States.  I think the designer choose to make the stores green dots on purpose… What do you think? Link to the dynamic map (requires Flash). – Dave

26 May, 2008

Gas Buddy

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Places|Travel|Web

No, this is not a pill or a new type of underwear, it is a website that tracks the price of gas by county across the United States.  Green is good.  Red is bad. Check out Gas Buddy here. – Dave

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19 Apr, 2008

Cereal gangsters, yo.

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Design|Humor

Are you an original gangster livin’ in the ‘hood? Show all your dope homies that you know what style is, yo. Show them your Kellogg Brand Under the Hood threads*. * Kellogg North America Company is not responsible for your continued good health should you wear these clothes “in the hood.” Odds are some form […]

23 Feb, 2008

Cactus Music is back!

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Music|Texas

I got a great piece of news today via the magical interwebs. Cactus Music is back in business and will be celebrating their grand re-opening tonight with some live music. I wrote about Cactus Music closing their doors over 2 years ago and was a little disappointed by the announcement. Houston Calling, a great local […]

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22 Nov, 2007

Job hunting in China

Posted by: Dave In: Business

If you are currently unemployed and desperately looking for work, please file this story under “quit your bitching.”  The photo above is of a job fair in China. Link (via Digg) -Dave

I’m not sure this will be interesting to anyone, but I felt compelled to describe my love-hate relationship with email as a form of communication in the workplace. I hate email. You see, I get around 300-500 emails every day at work. About a third of these are generated by automated server processes and are […]

28 Feb, 2007

My business name

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Web

The good news: Bryan and I have a business name and a product name as well. The bad news: I can’t tell you what they are yet. As soon as we register both, I’ll spill the details in the blog. -Dave P.S. – I’m pretty excited about all this.

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14 Feb, 2007

How to name your company

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Business

Bryan and I have been working on names for our internet-based company over the last week or so. We’re both toying around with silly names, but I found a resource online with some advice on company names. Here’s some advice: It’s easy to remember It’s easy to spell and requires no explanation It describes your […]


  • 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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