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Twitter Updates for 2008-07-28

Please critique my T-Shirt design @ Threadless! http://is.gd/16hi # @mdotadotx cuil.com seems to be erratic. One search yielded nothing, the next was full. # @HamWithCam Ja! The search interface is a little too slimmed-down and the results are erratic at best. # @brianb We should share OPML lists to compare.…Continue Reading

Afghanistan Remembers Music

I listened to a piece from WNYC’s Radio Lab recently only to form a more concrete relationship with the loss that victims suffer under Taliban rule. From the outside, looking in, the culture seems muddied with the intermingling of past and present times.  Between incomplete reports from the news agencies,…Continue Reading

Zune 2.x

You may recall that I had written up the Zune Wish List a couple of months after I received mine in December of 2006. I took the time to assess my needs and what the Zune hardware and software could do to meet those needs. It has now been nearly…Continue Reading

Zune Wish List

I couldn’t find a place to send my Zune wish list, so hopefully the Microsoft product managers are reading my blog… Zune Hardware: Alphabet ToC Navigation in addition to click-wheel Ratings categories (so I can play 4-star or 5-star music only, for instance) The ability to remove songs from my…Continue Reading

Optimal for OPML

I discovered Optimal while looking for ways to render OPML as HTML. OPML, for my purpose and many of those reading this, is what RSS is to data, for RSS. That is, an OPML outline describes a list of feeds, each of which consist of an RSS feed for another…Continue Reading

Podcasts Return (to Me)

Lately I’ve had a lot of things on my mind which warranted good posting material. However, I’ve either been too lazy, busy, or undecided to actually post about them. Each situation probably demands a separate reason. One thing I’m doing now is listening to podcasts again. The Zune has enabled…Continue Reading

Childhood Memories Crushed

A friend of mine at work asked me the other day if I had played with G.I. Joe toys when I was a kid. I had, of course, and quite fondly remembered them. Unlike many small boys, I did not indulge in morbid acts of violence against said heroes. No,…Continue Reading

The Wee People of Indonesia

I was impressed to hear in a podcast (SETI) recently that a new hominid skeleton was found on an Indonesian island from 18,000 years ago. It’s another win for evolution as this new form is yet another intelligent hominid and just over 3 feet tall. By now, many skeletons have…Continue Reading