Avalonstar

I’ve been following Bryan Veloso for a couple of years now. He’s one of the most talented designers I’ve seen online. It saddens me to know that Avalonstar is offline… I’m not sure what’s going on, but I hope Bryan (and Jen) know that there are people praying for them… Hopefully they can work through… Continue reading Avalonstar

Irony

Wow… now this truly is the very definition of irony: Look over the descriptions of the following two houses and see if you can tell which belongs to an environmentalist: HOUSE # 1: A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate… Continue reading Irony

Build it and spam will come.

Anytime anything gets popular on the web, spammers exploit it. Case in point, I received a friend request from someone last night who’s sole purpose on Twitter was to show which chores they were working on, and provided a link to a web app they were promoting to help keep track of their chores. Umm,… Continue reading Build it and spam will come.

AdSense

I hate advertising as much as the next person, but I quietly added Google AdSense to the site earlier this week. Right now, it’s only a test, and I’ve tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible: Ads only appears on individual post pages. If you happen to subscribe to my RSS feed, you probably… Continue reading AdSense

Abomination

If I didn’t have to have Microsoft Outlook 2007 installed on my system for testing purposes, I would uninstall it and burn the disks and packaging the installer came on. I’m not kidding. Outlook 2007 is one of the worst “upgrades” I have ever used. I’ve come close to uninstalling it several times now. I… Continue reading Abomination

Unacceptable

I’m still in shock over the news that Kathy Sierra, a fairly well-known blogger, author and speaker, was on the receiving end of some pretty heinous threats online. [See Death threats against bloggers are NOT “protected speech” (why I cancelled my ETech presentations)] The threats were/are serious enough that Kathy has canceled speaking engagements and… Continue reading Unacceptable

Foreign

I collected comics significantly before I met my wife. I’d spend anywhere between $100-150 a month (at least) on them… buying everything from issues of Spawn to imported Japanese Manga to a silver Superman ring. I love comics, and I can’t wait until my son gets older and I can share my love of comics… Continue reading Foreign

Twitter

Dave Seah had a great post last night/early this morning on Twitter Productivity. I’m still trying to figure out how I want to use Twitter… That’s one of the cooler things about it: no two people use Twitter the same way. Some people use it to micro-blog, others use it to just update what they… Continue reading Twitter

Refocus

I’ve kind of gotten off-track with where I had hoped to take the site (again). It’s so easy to post Wiikly Updates and Heroes’ graphic novel stuff… It doesn’t require much thought (or time). I really need to refocus on what I want to do with this site. In the meantime… Are you on VIRB°… Continue reading Refocus

Have I mentioned I hate Outlook 2007?

Have I mentioned how much I hate Outlook 2007 lately? Daylight Savings Time: I knew that there would be issues with the Daylight Savings Times this year… but figured my calendar would be safe since I use Google Calendar to manage my appointments and whatnot. WRONG. Outlook 2007 has decided to be really, REALLY helpful… Continue reading Have I mentioned I hate Outlook 2007?