May 2006


The Right Tool For The Job

I’m preparing for my camping trip over the next week and in doing this, I have stumbled upon an interesting conflict. I’ve always been a proponent of the theory that you should always use the right tool for the job. If you need to cut a straight line on a peice of paper, you had […]

The Big Move

Some of my hosting packages are coming up on their renewal dates. I decided a few weeks ago that I would buy a VPS (Virtual Private Server) from my hosting company and move my sites on to that. I consider myself a little above the curve as far as technology goes, but I’m far from […]

Things To Do

My Dream To-Do List: My Actual To-Do List:

Knowing From Search

I started to write a post today about search. I wanted to emphasize that it is not only important how you search but where. I ended up going on and on and the results were way too scattered and rambling. I’m going to try to explain this simple concept more clearly here. What you are […]

The Web’s Big Dogs

The Washington Post has posted a table showing the biggest 50 websites, as judged by total unique visitors, compared from February 2005 to February 2006. I hear fairly often that MySpace is the most visited site on the internet, well, it’s not, yet anyway. It has shown the craziest jump in the one-year span, showing […]

Stuff On Cats

I’ve been enjoying Stuff On My Cat since way back in the day when there was one picture on the whole site which was a cat some office supplies all over it. The site has really grown since then, into a blog structure with sometimes hundreds of comments a post. I think the pictures of […]

Milk, Eggs, Vodka

Boing Boing recently featured a site that collects grocery lists and posts them for the world to see. They have a book coming out soon, ala the name of this post. Grocery lists really epitomize the beauty of the list. Amazing Grocery Lists: Milk, Ketchup, Supper Cheese Tomato, 7-Up, Lemonade, Munchies, Coke, 7-Up Go To Kentucky, Underwer, […]

Monkey See, Monkey Drink

After reading a fascinating article about how extremely genetically similar monkeys are to humans, I was lead to read some other articles about how the behavior of monkeys mimics humans in particularly strange ways. Namely, boozing after work, looking at porn, and stealing. When given the choice between a photo of a low-status male with […]

Cities Egosurfing

Google Trends launched this week, giving average folks the chance to explore what people have been Googleing for the past few years. Along the timeline, there are markers with significant news events that may (or may not) explain spikes in traffic. Cities that don’t search for themselves: Most “Portland” Searches: Beaverton Most “Green Bay” Searches: […]

Scratched DVD

Reasons that DVD is scratched: Were trying to wipe off the grease Lent it to Edward Scissorhands Push Pin and DVD closer than pen and paper Did a tour of your car’s passenger side floor The last person who Netflix’d it was a sadistic bastard Used it as emergency ice-scraper It scratched your back, so […]


The critically acclaimed film Akeelah and the Bee opened this week, inspiring children worldwide to try hard, do good, and feel ways about stuff. Most Americans however, when scanning the newspaper to see what’s playing, will stop reading halfway through the word Akeelah and check out the next movie down. Inspirational children’s movie ideas with […]

The Big Questions In LOST

LOST is really heating up as it heads for the season finale, which is supposed to be an even bigger bang than the first season. I was talking with one of my work-buddy LOST fans and we came up with quite a few unanswered questions. <h3>LOSTs big questions: </h3> <ol> <li><p>Walt.<br /><br />Where is he?<br […]

Teddy Bear Gun

What do you get when you replace ammo with love? The answer isn’t as “hippie-power” as you might imagine, it’s this super awesome teddy bear gun from… somewhere in Asia. What else are we shooting out of guns? Self-doubt Sierra Soft Point Boat Tails Potatoes Our son’s childhood

Things That Are Too Expensive

Things that are too expensive: <ol> <li> Car Repairs </li> <li> .Mac </li> <li> Dual-Layer DVDs </li> <li> Ringtones </li> <li> <a href=”″>Weddings</a> </li> <li> Health Insurance </li> <li> Not Having Health Insurance </li> </ol> What else is too expensive?

For All Your Scent-Related Needs

Dementer Fragrance has some crazy colognes/perfumes for sale. Now the Demeter Fragrance Library is making history of its own, with Demeter’s wearable version of the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Demeter’s Chocolate Chip is a combination of light and dark chocolate, freshly baked but not too doughy. All of the flavor, none of the calories! Think that’s […]

Best Of All Sandwiches

DuPont sponsored a contest in 2004 to search for the Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America. The overall winner was Ashley Berman of Coral Springs, Florida with her creation The Caribbean Grill. The sandwich featured mango salsa, curry powder, swiss, and honey mustard on fresh Italian bread. There were some pretty other amazing winners like […]

Ghetto Fabulous

I’m fascinated by the idea of Ghetto Fabulous – where poor ghetto bangers get rich and then spend their money on things they consider fancy or exotic. Only their conception of what is fancy and exotic is sometimes very very strange based on the isolation of the ghetto community. Fake gold teeth is a quintessential […]

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