April, 2009

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Overheard (In My House)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Mom (exasperated to child over something): Jesus!

Child (upset about whatever): I’m not a Jesus!

I Live in a Swingin’ Kinda Town

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


(For non-SFers, that’s our primitive subway system.)

Are You At Risk?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Danger lurks around every corner!

In Case You Were Missing It…

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

People Falling Over is back, baby.

Yeah, We’re Totally Gonna Die

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The death toll is already scary, but this could also impact my burrito consumption in coming months.

Test WordPress

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Goodbye Blogger! Work in processs… under construction… stay tuned…

Trade that Cell Phone for Cash!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Old Nokia 1100s prized by criminal underground : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

Then They Came For Our Magazines…

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

A Miserable Three Months for the Magazine Business: Sales Down 20 Percent (At Least) | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD

This is just a test, but it’s a good story, too.

Raise Your Hand, Blogmerica!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

“In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers.”

America’s Newest Profession – WSJ.com

Never Mind Peak Oil…

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Peak Indium is the next big thing.

How Long Will It Last? (JPEG Image, 2282 x 1397 pixels)

Sorry, Big Guy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

You hear this happening from time to time but this is the first time I’ve seen it become policy. I’m a little surprised it’s taken this long to happen.

United obese: United Airlines to make large, heavy fliers pay for two seats — chicagotribune.com

How to Get Rid of Any Frame (Including the DiggBar)

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

God bless Danny Sullivan.

Buried in the text of this awesome post is the simple code for breaking your site out of any page that tries to frame your content. (Hello DiggBar!)

Danny said he couldn’t get the entire code to show up in his post, so I’m pasting it here (in part so I’ll have a permanent reference for it — but you can use it too). I’m using it on ALL my sites and it works like a dream.

Note that this script simply pops the page out of the frame and displays it normally. It doesn’t, as some sites have done, display a rude message, thus robbing you of traffic and the visitor of the chance to check out your stuff. This method makes a lot more sense to me… Here’s what it looks like if you try to visit the page with the DiggBar.

And here’s that code… just cut and paste to the <head> section of your site (though the top of the <body> section works too).

<script type=”text/javascript”>
if (top.location!= self.location) {
top.location = self.location.href

All hail Mr. Sullivan!

URL Shorteners: Which Shortening Service Should You Use?

We Always Get Our Man! Er, Girl.

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Happy Easter, kids!

Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: Ones That Got Away :: Easter egg hunt ends in disaster

World’s Biggest SF Giants Fan

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Cameraphone pic, alas, you can’t read the license plate frame:


Things That Suck

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Of all the junk mail that exists, the absolute worst is the stuff that is a printed, single-sheet of paper, folded in half, and glued together on all sides. To open it you have to painstakingly tear off the perforated strips all around, all the while reading about the WARNING: $2,000 FINE, 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT, OR BOTH FOR ANY PERSON INTERFERING OR OBSTRUCTING DELIVERY OF THIS LETTER… only to find that I have qualified to refinance a mortgage I haven’t had for months. (“We have searched county records to make you this offer.” Great!)