Sat - November 18, 2006

Cafe Amore (Belltown)

Friendly staff, ok atmosphere, out of the way location, but avoid it, avoid it, avoid it

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Wed - November 8, 2006

Interesting article on the evolving Microsoft media ecosystem

Microsoft's media convergence strategy has been eluding me even as it has evolved. With the Zune imminent, the 360, and Windows Media Center PCs already here, I've found myself monumentally unimpressed with it all. Microsoft has the technologies, but not the integration. The individual technologies themselves are completely unappealing to me. However, this article from tech crunch puts it all together in a way I hadn't considered.

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Sat - October 28, 2006

iTunes 7.0.1 is the buggiest piece of software I have ever used

and I worked at a Unix company in the days before testers, so that is saying something.

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Wow, An awesome article in Rolling Stone

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Mon - October 23, 2006

City planning, eastside style

There are some things I just don't understand about the way people choose to live.

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The Motorola RAZR is a poorly made product

But what I really wanted to say was P.O.S...

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Wed - October 18, 2006

MySpace is going to fail.

Sorry! an unexpected error has occurred.

This error has been forwarded to MySpace's technical group.

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Mon - October 16, 2006

My Rainy day weekend project

using Lightwave, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Cubase, and Flash... More details later...

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Sat - October 14, 2006

bad advertising

At first the whole, un-advertising movement was fresh. Especially as it was aimed right at me and my friends, Generation X. It is now mature enough that agencies can do it badly, which I see more and more.

Case in point: yesterday I saw a billboard for a national burger chain with a history of getting people sick with badly prepared meat. In big letters over a picture of it's new burgers it said "Because you've only taken 4 fake sick days this month." While I'm that the copywriter in the ad agency felt that it was very clear that their new burger was a reward for some lucky slacker, my first impression was "our new burger will make you legitimately sick."

Maybe this is the new thing, where they specifically post stuff like this so that the late night TV shows can make fun of them later?

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Fri - October 6, 2006

The Washington State Republican Party

sent me a letter!

Well, really more of a pamphlet. With a picture on the front, showing a vaguely homosexual (maybe a metrosexual) man holding a big sign saying "TAX" and pointing at it. The caption reads "The Democrats have a liberal agenda."

ummm... Duh?

I can't imagine that Republicans aren't insulted by this simplification and vilification, but maybe they are that small minded and any painting not painted in broad strokes is lost on them.

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Tue - September 26, 2006

Please stop inviting me to myspace


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I am not overly fond of the City of San Jose

and I grow less fond every moment I spend there.

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Tue - September 12, 2006

An excellent editorial

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Thu - September 7, 2006

Project Runway

you cheap bastards! Stop ripping off music!

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Sat - August 12, 2006

Developers Developers Developers Developers

Apple hates Developers Developers Developers Developers

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