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Threadless Scoring

So I learned today that my impression of the way Threadless submissions were scored was entirely by the public and finalized immediately after your time was up. Turns out, I’m way off. Like 83 days off. A submission can stay in the “choice” bucket forever, it seems. I was told…Continue Reading

“No Bones About It” For Sale

I used my wife’s advice and chose to create a Zazzle.com account. It didn’t take long at all and I was able to setup a front and back, long-sleeved, black t-shirt for the Threadless “No Bones About It” submission. I didn’t win on Threadless, but I can still have my…Continue Reading

Stilt-Walking at Atlanta’s BrouHaha

99x and Scion put on Atlanta’s BrouHaha this year. A festival of ghouls, musical entertainment, and miscellaneous performers of all types. Toyota’s Scion division sponsored the show this year and added the “Car-nival” exhibit including yours truly on stilts and a a whole host of customizes Scions from around the…Continue Reading

Dragon*Con 2006: Day 3

Sunday was our big day at DragonCon. It is usually a pretty eventful day for the conference itself, and we were looking forward to the Masquerade later, followed by drumming. Speaking of drumming, it’s 4:00am and we’ve just arrived home from the Hyatt where we beat the night away. We…Continue Reading

DragonCon Wrap-Up

As you travel life’s highways, stop and smell the roses…and get a piercing. That’s the advice Con’rs heard, anyway. DragonCon is, as of recent years, a five day event including labor day. The event takes place in Atlanta within the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt hotels (registration was actually taken care…Continue Reading

Corporate Musical Chairs

Last week, Carlos told me a story that was potentially blog-worthy. I didn’t blog about it because I felt that it needed to have personal frustration associated with it, rather than just his. What he didn’t tell me was that I would undergo the same treatment a few days later.…Continue Reading

Darwin’s Cheaters

Cheating in Halo 2 is now prolific on the XBOX Live service. I’ve been witness to it myself, but have not participated. In general, it doesn’t bother me as much as many of my compadres, but I am annoyed by the after-effects it has. The most prime example of exploit…Continue Reading

Canon EOS 20D

My wife just picked up a new camera – digital for once. She’s generally opposed to the medium, but I think the competition and my bantering are finally winning her over. The issue, of course, is that she’s a medium-format user and digital cameras are oft-not capable of reproducing images…Continue Reading

A Chat with Microsoft

Today I sat with Julius B., a SQL guru with Microsoft, and discussed the implications of the OpenSource movement with him. This is an interesting conversation to have with a Microsoft goon, but a good one nonetheless. His take on OpenSource was familiar; that without corporate backing and support, there…Continue Reading

Kickboxing Robots Draw Crowds in Japan

In case you missed the Robo-One competition in Kawasaki, Japan, CNN has a good write-up on it. I also found some great videos on the subject. I’m so intrigued with the critters that are showing up in this competition. Basically, it’s a large group of combatant, bipedal, robotic machines (not…Continue Reading