Archive for September, 2005

Craigslist Fun

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Ever wanted to post a random ad on craigslist and see if people really respond. No? Hmmm… well, I did.
Today I posted this ad.
Classy, huh? Oh yeah… its not work-safe… too late now!
Here are my responses so far…

Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:49:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve Baldwize < ******@yahoo.com>
Subject: I have a thing for […]

Jennifer 8. Lee

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

On the NYT website I was reading this article by “Jennifer 8. Lee”… I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me…. but apparently there are many articles written by Jennifer 8. Lee.
What the fuck?

Learn Canadian: Lesson One

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

So, your thinking about moving to Canada, eh? Everything you’ve heard is true. It is like America, but not so dirty and backwards. The people are nice (and hot!), the weather is a bit cooler, and their politics involve more yelling.
However, there are some things you should know. For instance, they don’t even speak American! […]

CivAnon

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

This is one of the best viral marketing things I’ve seen in a long time. Or is it a regular ad? I’m not sure. The folks publishing Civilizaiton 4 have an entire website called “CivAnon” which is a fake support group for Civilization addicts.
I know I’m not the only one in there who has looked […]

Mozilla Security Problems

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Do you ever read something, and its just so obviously mindnumbingly dumb that you feel like crying or punching a wall?
Here is a post from Slashdot (also on CNET)…
According to the report, 25 vendor-confirmed vulnerabilities were disclosed for the Mozilla browsers during the first half of 2005, “the most of any browser studied,” the report’s […]

Canadian Perspectives: Domestic TV Programming Requirements

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Canada, like many proud countries, has laws that prevent the television airwaves from being dominated by American television shows. I believe its something like 30% of all programming must be Canadian or Canadian-themed. So, for instance, the “Comedy” network here in Canada. At night, it plays Crank Yankers, The Daily Show, and other American shows […]

Yarrr! Happy Talk like errrr Pirate day!

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Yarr me matees! Talk like a pirate or suffer the diar conese….conse…. consekwe………… i mean, wrath!
It er be the 19th of september, and that there be pirate day!
Walk the plank!

Razor Arms Race: An Essay

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Gillette is going to *five* blade razors. When will this madness stop? When will we have gone too far? *5*? Remember when we were kids. Remember the 1 blade razor. That was good enough for our fathers and our grandfathers (or grandmothers, if you’re Eastern European). What is wrong with this world? Do we really […]

Yeah… Sorry

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

…for mistakenly arresting you for child pornography. We had you confused.
My favorite quote from the article is the people’s lawyer…
“Their neighbors saw the police show up and take them away. It destroyed their week.“
I don’t even need to make a joke about that. week.

Ars Technica: Destroying the Nano

Monday, September 12th, 2005

The fella’s over at Ars Technica get their hands on a new iPod nano…. and destroy it!
Read all about it!