About a year ago, as it were, I started getting pretty nasty pain in my hand. I hesitate to call it “carpal tunnel”, because as I understand it these probably-computer-related hand pains are more likely generically categorized under “RSI” or Repetitive Stress Injury” rather than specifically the carpal tunnel. For many, many months to come, […]
Anytime you are about to bitch about something, you should think about just what it is exactly that you are saying. First World Problem: We ran out of hot water this morning half way through my shower! Reworded: I live in a dwelling that not only is spacious, keeps predators out, and is temperature controlled, […]
The best possible way to watch TV is to wait for a whole series to be over and then rock out the episodes back to back with no commercial interruption or painful cliffhanger endings. My latest conquering of a series this way has been Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was a kid’s show on Nickelodeon […]
I generally don’t mind children, but the public places they inhabit tend to be crawling with them all the time. Like a public park. I could decide to go play on the monkey bars some afternoon, but that would be weird for me, creepy for them, and just generally unacceptable social behavior. That’s why it’s […]
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Web Designer Depot has an article on self-centered web copy that is pretty interesting. They quote Abraham Maslow with a tidy list of peoples needs and desires: Transcendence: help others realize their potential Self-actualization: realize your own potential, self-fulfillment, peak experiences Aesthetic: symmetry, order, beauty, balance Learning: know, understand, mentally connect Esteem: achieve, be competent, […]
As told by Marilyn from Northern Exposure in the episode “Seoul Mates”. Mostly for my own reference, as sometimes this get stuck in my head and it takes me a while to remember enough to Google. A long time ago, the raven looked down from the sky and saw that the people of the world […]
My uncle Barry Howe has a side business as a flintknapper (manufacturer of stone tools) called Lethal Lithics. As cool of a side business as that is, even cooler is the fact that he is personally producing the weaponry from the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie The Last Airbender. From Barry: After sending them some […]
Thank god we have McSweeney’s to give us plain-English explanation of Twitter: Twitter seems to be, first and foremost, an online haven where teenagers making drugs can telegraph secret code words to arrange gang fights and orgies. It also functions as a vehicle for teasing peers until they commit suicide. In order to become a […]
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Watching people on awkward first dates in coffee shops Being on awkward first dates in coffee shops
Keep calm and carry on. I love it.
Ignore me. When you are a brick-and-mortar, one of the few things that you have that online stores will never have is good personal customer service. If I walk in there and am ignored for 20 minutes and walk out, you haven’t just lost a sale today, you’ve lost all my sales forever. I don’t […]
Two major milestones for CSS-Tricks, both happened today. Over one million page views in a one-month period: And over 20,000 RSS subscribers: I think I’ll have a party. In my mind.