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Video (via Make the Logo Bigger Blog) I’ve always been interested in the source of creativity and how it works.  “Sleeping” on a problem has frequently worked for me too. – Dave

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30 Nov, 2008

Blahblahfish translation

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Humor|Usability|Web

Have you ever wondered what is lost or gained in automated translation services?  Have you ever used a web-based language translation tool like Google Translator or BabelFish and gotten a bizarre result? An amusing site called Blahblah Fish translates your words into the language of your choice and then back out again into english.  Hilarity […]

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05 May, 2008

Net neutrality never looked so cool

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Film|Media

I’m the internet video link Learn more about network neutrality here and here and here.

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08 Dec, 2007

Please stop saying “like”

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Humor

I found this great poster from the “Academy of Linguistic Awarness”  that I assume was hung on a college campus in California somewhere. Don’t sound stupid, stop saying “like”. I hope it makes you, like, smile or something. -Dave

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Originally called the $100 laptop project, it came in at just under $200 each, but still a bargain when you consider all the technology involved in making something like this. In 2002, MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte experienced first-hand how connected laptops transformed the lives of children and their families in a remote Cambodian village. A […]

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The good: Google introduced IMAP protocol for Gmail, allowing multiple platforms (web, phone, desktop application) to synch gmail seemlessly.  For example, if I delete an email from my desktop Mac Mail application, it will be deleted across all the access points I use to manage email.  Or so the theory goes. The bad: It’s a […]

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13 Oct, 2007

Google increases Gmail storage

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Communication|Web

Gmail is getting a storage boost in the coming days, according to a recent post on the Gmail blog.  The storage counter will be sped up to increase in size a little more speedy than before. It’s like free money…only not quite as good. -Dave

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07 Oct, 2007

Because caring is sharing

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Communication

Google Reader, the site I use to read my RSS feeds, has a neat feature that allows me to share interetsing blog posts I am reading with the public.  If I find something really funny or engaging I might post it here in the blog, but I also might just flag it to share on […]

03 Oct, 2007

RSS reader in plain english

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Technology|Web

This video is a great explanation of exactly what RSS readers are and how they work. I really love it when complicated things can be described in simple terms. Cool stuff. Video link -Dave


  • 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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