• Kudos, Amazon.com!

    Amazon recently (today?) launched what they’re terming “Frustration-Free Packaging.”  Basically, instead of getting things in the retail packaging, you get it in a brown box with plastic pillow packaging.  The number of things you can get in FFP isn’t high right now, but it’s a huge start. From their description of the FFP on a […]

  • Bad photo composition

    Picture from MSNBC’s front page… “McCain: He even vomits patriotism!”  Hey everyone, go vote tomorrow because I can’t.  If you can’t decide who to vote for, I can recommend Obama. 🙂

  • At least they’re honest…

    My webhosting company sends out a monthly newsletter.  Unless most bits of marketing drivel that hit my inbox, I actually enjoy reading this one, because it’s typically hilarious.  An example from this month: 4.  New! Webmail Upgraded to 1.4.15! Of course, putting a ribbon on a turd doesn’t stop it being a turd. We’ve tried […]

  • News blurb failure

    As seen moments ago on MSNBC.  I know why they delayed the shuttle launch, but reading that blurb would make most people wonder what’s up.   Seriously – they’re gonna go fix it, but it breaks more, so we’ll fix it later.

  • Weird Twitter failure

    I guess it could be something with our proxy systems at work, but I suspect not – as twitter is the only site giving me problems. I don’t know if this is better or worse than the fail whale.

  • Lay off McCain/Palin?

    From MSNBC: McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president. Don’t get me wrong here – I agree with what Obama said last week – family is off-limits, and […]

  • Goldendale Star Party

    This weekend, a few members from the Seattle Astronomical Society held an unofficial star party out near Goldendale, WA.  Since I didn’t get the chance to take on the Table Mountain Star Party a few weeks back, I was determined to make this event.  It was an easy sell on the homefront as well, what […]

  • Seriously?

    From a site’s password rules.  Why can’t a password contain two separated numbers?  What asinine sort of requirement is that?

  • The Weekend on Lopez

    As I posted about earlier, Diann & I spent a long weekend on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands the weekend before last.  Other than the absurd waits at ferry lines, it was a great trip.  Sadly, my plans to use Qik to stream a lot of the trip were foiled by spotty (at […]

  • Blog post for a T-shirt? Sure. 🙂

    I’m not above selling out periodically.  A few months back, I posted here for a chance to win some vanilla beans after winning some saffron.  Now, it’s time for a t-shirt. Thanks to Bill, I’ve stumbled upon the Microspotting site.  And I definitely want one of the “I am the empire” t-shirts.  Oh, and Ariel, […]