October 28, 2004

2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes

Absolutely hilarious!

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to This Season's Quickest, Least Expensive, and Spooky-Ookiest Halloween Costumes - by Dan Savage and David Schmader. Photographs by John E. Hollingsworth.

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September 15, 2004

Energizer Quick Switch: Now That's A Flashlight

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Flashlight Takes Batteries of Any Size

It's amazing that it took this long for someone to design a flashlight that could take batteries of any size. kudos to the dude who thought this one up. come to think of it, it was probably a woman.

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August 03, 2004

Cool site for cool skips

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Just discovered this site over on k10k thanks to Mike Buzzard.

I LURVE the minimalist design of the site as well as the apparent Design appreciation of the company. One of the first things you see at the site is a quote from the co-founder of the Wiener Werkstatte, Josef Hoffman:

"Better to work ten days on one product than to manufacture ten products in one day"

This obsession to quality is so rare these days, so one can only hope that Medium Footwear truly believe's Hoffman's words and are not just using it as a marketing schtick.

My only beef is that the Constructivist shoe appears to be a Womens-only shoe (there is no size 11). Surely some of my fellow brothers have an affinity for Constructivism! I do hope they make a Men's version.

In the meantime the Modernist looks pretty cool, though I wish I knew if Midnight meant Navy or a Dark Charcoal. Navy skips just don't do it for me.

I'm in the market for new skips and these shoes speak to me. Which would you recommend?

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July 28, 2004

Hello... is this thing on?

Well... i finally heard back from SixApart regarding the Movable Type license I won as a prize from John Gruber's (Daring Fireball) membership drive. Apparenly my SpamAssassin settings were too aggressive and Anil Dash's response was marked as SPAM.

So like an idiot I bothered Mr. Gruber and told him I'd never heard anything from SixApart. John was gracious enough to do some research on my behalf and that's when we discovered a message sent from Anil Dash to me (John was cc'ed) congratulating me on my good fortune and basically awaiting a response FROM ME so that he could help set me up with a license.

Just downloaded and installed MT 3 on my server and all went surprisingly well considering it's written in Perl. Not one "Internal Server Error" that I so never-want-to-see-again ever since migrating to PHP a few years ago.

Anyways this is my first inane post to see how things work.

More inanity to come...

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