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Archive for January 2006

Airplane landing on highway 405

Once in awhile I’ll break out the laptop, get onto Google Images or Google Video and sit with the kids to look at fire engines, trains, starfish, crabs, or other things they’ve been exposed to and want to see. Tonight one of the topics was airplanes. I did a simple search to find some footage of a plane landing [something they’ve seen first hand] and came across this gem. They lost interest quickly but I thought it was quite funny… blogworthy funny.
Airplane landing on highway 405

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Written by gsm

01/30/2006 at 8:19 pm

Posted in  Humor 

Ecto, Brutus? (Warning : Geek Stuff)

My good friend Brian and I had a great lunch conversation about WordPress and Ecto. Oh, and it was inside the atrium at Apple, which is one of the many perks about working at such an awesome company. I’ve been working on WordPress for blogging, Brian’s coming on board as well, and I wanted to brainstorm about tools for easy publishing and content management.
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Written by gsm

01/30/2006 at 5:36 pm

Posted in  Technology 

Ecto, Brutus? (Warning : Geek Stuff)

My good friend Brian and I had a great lunch conversation about WordPress and Ecto. Oh, and it was inside the atrium at Apple, which is one of the many perks about working at such an awesome company. I’ve been working on WordPress for blogging, Brian’s coming on board as well, and I wanted to brainstorm about tools for easy publishing and content management.
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Written by gsm

01/30/2006 at 5:36 pm

Posted in  Technology 

Have You Ever Had Trouble Stopping Drinking?

We’ve been contacted by a study being performed on twins. Something to do with genetic vs environmental development. We’ve applied to be part of the study and we each had to go through a phone interview. They asked all kinds of questions about our own childhood and adulthood… stuff relating to A.D.D. related behavior, social skills and drug/alcohol usage, habits, addictions…

When the interviewer asked me “Have you ever had any trouble stopping drinking’, i knew exactly what they meant but could not resist the straight line and immediately replied “No, I’d usually just keep going until I’d pass out”.

I’m pretty sure they knew i was joking. We’ll see if they call back or not.

Written by gsm

01/30/2006 at 1:43 pm

Posted in  Humor 

24 Season 5

Jack_is_BackWe’re really enjoying watching this season of 24. We’ve liked the show from the beginning [well, that is, after watching season one on DVD over a rainy weekend, pre-kids of course] but this season is really feeling like one of the better ones. If you’ve never seen it, rent Season 1 and watch it start to finish first. To catch up from there use the episode guide. Be forewarned though… the hard part about watching it on broadcast television is the 7 day waiting period before you see what happens next. 
episode guide | Read more from Tim Goodman in the SF Chronicle

Written by gsm

01/24/2006 at 12:03 pm

Posted in  Video 

Six Weird Habits

Updated 1.24.06 to include one I’d forgotten the first time around – g

I’ve had a torch passed to myself and Brian by Jess: follow suit on his doing the same and blog your 5 weird habits. Let me preface this by saying that when I saw ‘As Good As It Gets’ and the character Nicholson played, i felt like somebody finally understood me. Mi Compadre! I don’t necessarily have to open door handles with a tissue or turn the locks the same nbr of times each day, but I am compulsive about a good many things. I’m sure, when as you read this, you’ll be thinking to yourself, ‘it’s all making sense now, Geoff. Do you also organize your batteries, you whack job?’. Hold that thought until you make it through the list.
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Written by gsm

01/24/2006 at 12:08 am

Posted in  Journal 

Six Weird Habits

Updated 1.24.06 to include one I’d forgotten the first time around – g

I’ve had a torch passed to myself and Brian by Jess: follow suit on his doing the same and blog your 5 weird habits. Let me preface this by saying that when I saw ‘As Good As It Gets’ and the character Nicholson played, i felt like somebody finally understood me. Mi Compadre! I don’t necessarily have to open door handles with a tissue or turn the locks the same nbr of times each day, but I am compulsive about a good many things. I’m sure, when as you read this, you’ll be thinking to yourself, ‘it’s all making sense now, Geoff. Do you also organize your batteries, you whack job?’. Hold that thought until you make it through the list.
Read the rest of this entry »

Written by gsm

01/24/2006 at 12:08 am

Posted in  Journal