Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Digg is like this holy grail for bloggers. It’s a big deal when something you create hits the front page of Digg. Fame. Fortune. Super traffic. It feels good and it can be a nice jumpstart for a fledgling website.
Obviously my blood sweat and tears all go into creating stuff for CSS-Tricks. No article I’ve ever written for CSS-Tricks has ever made the homepage at Digg. Do I care? No, not really. I have been very fortunate with the amount of traffic and commuity the site has already. And it’s even more than some sites that get dugg all the time. So obviously in the design blog niche, it isn’t a huge deal.
What is a little annoying, is that content I have created HAS made the homepage. Three times, in fact.
I’d like to actually get a CSS-Tricks article on there one day!
Monday, December 29th, 2008
My buddy Randy texts me:
What’s the difference between Sarah Palin’s mouth and her vagina?
Only 25% of what comes out of her vagina is retarded.
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
I recently updated the software on my TiVo HD so I could test out the Netflix integration. Which, is friggin awesome. I don’t actually have a Netflix account though, we used my roommates. So I figured I’d test out Amazon movie rentals too.
Thursday, December 25th, 2008
“Oh, I am so sure that this new solution will solve everyone’s problem with the system and no one will complain about anything ever again.”
“Sounds great as long as we can figure out a playoff system where each round has a corporate sponsor and a system of unreliable computers helps decide an unclear national champion.”
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this before.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Comcast just sent me this letter saying they have some new HD packages that I need to pick from. There is just a slew of them and they all sound totally generic.
HD Preferred Plus
My god. Reminds me of the Microsoft Vista options. Do you need Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate?
I’ll tell you what I need. I want HDTV service, I want all the channels you can give me and I want to not be confused or ripped off.
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Every second I don’t spend mastering this technique is a wasted second.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
I’m gonna just go ahead and post the 1,967,979th blog post on favorite iPhone apps. I don’t why this kind of post is so compelling to write, but I guess that’s the power of Apple.
Word on the street is that Google has secret API’s behind a number of their services that they only selectively give access to. Despite the fact that I think that is kind of shady, it has given birth to my most-used iPhone app of all time: Byline. It’s an extremely well-designed interface for Google Reader.
I’m no Peggy Hill, but I like me some Boggle. Wurdle is actually more fun than Boggle, a feat that few game translations achieve. You drag your finger across letters to spell words and it’s the most addictive game I’ve ever played. Super easy to jump in and play anywhere. The lady at Subway had to shout to get my attention one time because I started a game while waiting my turn to pick veggies.
I use it on my desktop and I use it on my phone. I think the Icon Factory has done a great job making Twitter clients that mesh with the hardware at hand. Twitteriffic just feels good to use. There is a free one which works perfectly well and I would probably use (the ads are pretty chill), but I figured I’d go premium and show some support.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
I’ve found all kinds of complicated in-depth methods for this out there. Stop pulling your hair out, you can do it quickly, for free, and with great quality using iTunes itself.
This is, of course, assuming you are working from an already-existing higher quality version.