Archive for 2007

Murray Christmas

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

We don’t have a tree, and we don’t have any decorations, but we do have a little cheer. We’ve been able to spend a little time with friends and some of our family. Not having many days off and our self imposed “busy” made it difficult to have my mother out this year, but we’ll visit her for Easter.

Christmas Tree 2007

I didn’t grow up with much tradition, especially around the holidays. Scrooged has been my favorite holiday movies for a long time, but since using it as a vehicle for my proposal Bethany and I have made it a point to watch it around this time of year. This is one of my favorite of Murray‘s post-Ghostbusters movies until Lost In Translation.

If you haven’t seen it in a while Netflix it or get it at the bargain bin of Evil-Mart like I did.

Real life in Second Life

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

So, you know how much time I devote to my various websites out there. Much like those endeavors, my Second Life project has fallen by the wayside. As has been my mood for the past few weeks, I’ve logged in and dusted off the, well, dust.

in.dustry in Second Life

There are a few paintings up on the walls and a video screen in the back. Plans were put into place to have streaming audio and video in place to allow bands to perform live both is real life and to an audience in SL simultaneously.

If you happen to have to have Second Life loaded log in and visit.

Why look back?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I’ve not been at all prolific lately. Not at all. So for some reason I’ve become introspective, looking back on old work and dusting it off. I don’t really have any rhyme or reason for it, but check the archives for transplanted blog entries from several different attempts to keep something going. Also, check the fiction Category for some old bits of text that I’ve decided to bring in as well. I’ll be putting their timestamps to as close to their original post date as possible.

Let me know what you think…

[EDIT:] By the way, as you go through some of those older posts, you’ll notice that I have a tendency not to capitalize or run any sort of spell check. I have left both of these idiosyncrasies in place for posterity. That and there is a lot of fucking swearing… Sorry.

Inspired by AT&T…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I’m not sure if it has to do with my digging up some my old work and converting them to iPhone compatible formats or my new carrier’s spying proclivity, but this piece from 2002 seemed most appropriate given our current state.

Thanks for watching…

(ps. At the time of this writing, I had just posted the video to youtube so the poster frame and iPhone youtube.app version had not propigated. Hopefully it has by the time you read this.)

Inspired by AT&T…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I’m not sure if it has to do with my digging up some my old work and converting them to iPhone compatible formats or my new carrier’s spying proclivity, but this piece from 2002 seemed most appropriate given our current state.

Thanks for watching…

(ps. At the time of this writing, I had just posted the video to youtube so the poster frame and iPhone youtube.app version had not propigated. Hopefully it has by the time you read this.)

The drop…

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I’ve had my iphone for less than two weeks and I knew it would happen eventually. While doing laundry in the basement and I went to empty the dehumidifier. Bending over at greater than a 90 degree* angle the iPhone slipped out of the protective, deep front pocket of my Scott e-Vest and landed, face down, on the rough hard concrete. My heart dropped and my ears listened for the tinkle of broken optical grade glass.

Slowly picking it up from the ground, I was relieved to see that the glass was intact and other than a few minor dings on the silver edging everything was intact.

Now that the first drop is out of the way, I think I can be more zen about it.

*The iPhone does not seem to have a degree symbol available in the soft keyboard. With as often as we all discuss the weather, global coordinates and geometric angles via our various digital devices one would think that would be no brainer.

Updates Added!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Two new features have just been added! Firstly, check out the site from an iPhone or an iPod touch and you’ll see the automatically re-formatted version on the blog. Check out http://iwphone.contentrobot.com/ for details. Badass. Next is the addition of the Twitter widget on the right. The iPhone makes twitter make so much more sense.Tinker tinker tinker.Edit: Oh, and I added my del.icio.us links too!

7 days in N.O.

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I’m on day four of a work related trip to New Orleans. The details of the trip are not that interesting, I’m just running video conferencing sessions between here and three different hospitals in China as part of a larger media presentation of a booth at a medical convention down here. What is more interesting is that while I’m here my cousin mentions his fondness for the city. On top of that, I have a friend down here that I still haven’t managed to get a hold of. (Mostly through my own fault.)The show has kept me busy and this short lull (I had to show up at 6am) has given me a little time to chill and catch up on few little things.(Plus, I wanted blog something from my iPhone…)

A poke and a prod…

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

As usual, my blog has gone dark for an extended period of time. I wish it was merely a function of how busy I am. Laziness, distraction and apathy weigh large on the fact that I can’t keep it going for too long. Various applications and devices were meant to facilitate my keeping up with it, but the one to fall short was me. It may be that I just don’t have much to talk about.

If I’m in a crowd of people, I’m usually more interested in listening, only adding my opinion when I feel particularly passionate. (The occasional snarky comment does escape my lips on occasion.) I am much more the consummate consumer when it comes to information rather than a content generator.

I have, in fact, been accused of being a obsessive reader, which I’m told it is possible to diagnose via the DSM4.

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Playing with myself.

Friday, June 15th, 2007

While blogging on my MBP is quite the pleasant experience, point and click typing on the Wii is as much fun as a laser pointer and a cat. Normally this would be loads of fun, but my cat is fat and slow. In the case of Wii blogging, its more slow than fat. Immensely frustrating is the built in dictionary that wants to add a ‘com’ at the end of each sentence.

While I’ll never be able to live blog from the Wii, the U.S. release of the DS browser will make any hotspot a potential blogging location. The dual screens make it easy to tap and read at the same time.

Granted once we have the iphone live blogging will really come into its own. Snapshots and video from the built in camera and the Safari browser will make it almost too easy. Who will be the first to have an iphone optimized portal? You’ll even be able to pull in location data to tell where you are writing from.

In the end, do we really need blogging to be easier? My own hypocritical stance against blogging says no, but my gadget lust says ‘f*$% yeah!’

blogged on a Wii.