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Fwd: Santa Claus is now following you on Twitter!

Oh really? A little late there Santa...

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Date: Dec 30, 2010 7:20 PM
Subject: Santa Claus is now following you on Twitter!
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Santa Claus (@santa__claus) is now following your tweets (@Dolphin_Free) on Twitter.
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Google Translate... Win.

Last night I got a text about a phone I was selling on Craigslist. Unfortunately, the interested party did not speak much English. 10 years ago I could have just relied upon all the Spanish I took in school, but a lack of use has made that portion of my brain accessible only through drunken recall. Luckily for me I was able to quickly and easily close the deal using Google Translate. I opened Translate in one tab and had Google Voice opened in another. From there I just copied and pated translated text in to the Voice window and a quickly managed to get an agreed price and then coordinated the meeting place and time. Here is a just a snippet of the transcript:

Once there I was REALLY excited to bust out Translate on my Android, which would have let me record him in Spanish and play back in English (or vise versa), but it ended up not being necessary and I did not want to creep this dude out by asking him questions just to play with Translate (although it took a lot of restraint not to)…

New Shower Curtain

Courtesy of my folks at Christmas. Sent from my Nexus One

Epic Docs Animation

Why I know What I know

When I answer some obscure tech or gadget related question, or know some random factoid off the top of my head people are always surprised. I should be offended that they are always surprised, but let's face it, you do not get to "blow peoples minds" with a savant level genius if you do not put in at least a little work. So here is just a snippet of the kind of 'work' I put into being ...well, awesome.

Going Mobile

Today Blogger enabled some mobile themes. If you are using Template designer and one of the 24 initially supported templates all you need to do is enable it in your email and mobile settings. Obviously, I have it enabled here, all you need to do is point your phone's browser to or scan this qr code! Because of my custom GFC comment implementation, comments are not working via the mobile template... I'll need to decide what I want to do about that. Hrmmmm..

Parkour Jump Fail

Equally Epic Picture

Again ... via my Nexus One.

Epic Picture

Via my Nexus One

Shit my father is too stupid to figure out

To: Son
From: Dad
Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Google phone

When my laptop rings with a google phone call, and I'm not sitting with he laptop directly in front of me, but have it sitting 3 feet away from me after I've been looking and editing some photos, and the photoshop window is still open, but igoogle and gmail are also open because igoogle automatically opens when i open chrome and earlier I checked my email, how in the [redacted] do i answer the [redacted] thing?

So, after i miss the laptop call and the caller leaves me a message that i can only seem to hear by checking my piece of [redacted] smart phone, only to have to wait awhile while the voice message "downloads".

Since Mom doesn't appear to have any of these problems, it only makes sense to me that I'm retarded or cursed, and I'm [redacted] sick of it, and I yearn to return to the Tetons, or Yellowstone, or Sequoia, or Kings Canyon, or Yosemite, where "smart phones" a…


Missey does not appreciate your physical activity.