Monday, January 31, 2005

File in the "oh my God" section...

There is a great post over at 3Martini about a recent study that basically shows that some high school students feel that the first amendment is to broad. I was just having a great discussion this evening about how there are things in this world that I don't want to see, hear, watch, etc. but that I am very glad people have the freedom to produce those things. Someone needs to explain to these students that we should strive to make positive changes in our society that helps reduce the occurances of things we don't like seeing in the media. Censorship is never the answer, just as hiding from something doesn't solve it.

Cool PDF trick

Lifehacker is showing a great tip that I'm sure most people already know about. For those of you like myself who are a little late to the party here's the deal. You can send a PDF document to and they will send you a text document in return. If you need HTML you can send it to and you'll get an HTML version of the document. Pretty cool hack that could come in real handy for altering documents that were never meant to be changed!

Via BoingBoing

Maybe Steve knows what he is talking about...

I agree with both Mike Masnick and Om Malik on the problems facing mobile entertainment. Maybe Steve was right when he stated that people don't want to watch video in little screens. What I don't think anybody is talking about is the fact the people don't always want to share what they are watching, Video is a personal experience for a lot of us and I don't think there are that many people that want to take the chance of sharing it with the world. Is it also that video, especially TV, is seen as a lesser form of entertainment than music or reading?

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Turnout Heavy Among Iraqis

Regardless of your political position, it is a great thing to see a nation willing to take its future upon itself. I hope that this is simply the start to a long future of independence for Iraq. The New York Times > International > Middle East > Bombers Kill 35; Turnout Heavy Among Shiites and Kurds

More about KitchenAid Mixers

so after my trip to Macy's today to do a little wedding registering, I think it is only a matter of time before KitchedAid starts actually selling the flame painted mixer. I can't believe the number of color options!

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Somebody has got to tell these people it's only a mixer!

Courtesy of Alton Brown, a Kitchen Aid worthy of a NASCAR sponsorship.

What ever happened to nice cooking shows like the Frugal gourmet?

Via Gizmodo

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


There are so many great blogs out there it is hard to concentrate on blogging as opposed to just reading the incredible amount of commentary that is out there. Getting lost in all of the opinion is too much fun.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Arts Funding should be just like music funding, the users pay for it.

Roger Downey on how Arts Funding is all screwed up. Wonderfully written and well thought out. I have been saying this for years, although not all together popular, the opinion is correct. But don't ask my Fiance as she is part of a different mind set

Seattle Weekly: Arts: Tough Love for the Arts by Roger Downey

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Has anyone had any experience with Squarespace?

Squarespace - Blogging Evolved I'm looking at this as a way to build a website for my consulting services. Has anyone had any experience with it, good or bad?

Friday, January 07, 2005


Dick Staub makes a Great point about how America lacks a middle culture. What I find amusing is that I am usually the one complaining about the middle America that I can't stand. Check it out: Dick Staub: Staublog - Middlebrow.