Weekend in North Carolina

This is going to be a nine minute blog post. Because it’s nine minutes before my bedtime. I just got back from North Carolina, having spent Labor Day weekend there. Christy was in town from Seattle. There was a Hell…

Chapel Hill Saturday

I got into RDU late on Friday night. The air was hot. Jane picked me up at the airport, it was the first time we’d seen each other in nearly 4 months. We drove to Carrboro, to Patrick and Abe’s…

Chapel Hill Sunday

I imagine only waking up after an late wedding reception would be worse than the morning after a Hell dance party. Something about the combination of hungover dehydration and muscle fatigue makes for quite the array of otherworldly sensations. Mostly…

Chapel Hill Monday

Monday morning I met up with Alice at the Weave, and we walked down to Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe, another one of my homey Chapel Hill favs. Especially the breakfast counter. We talked up a storm per usual. After breakfast…

Random Image plugin for WordPress

The latest version is 5.0, released June 20, 2008, now with support for WordPress 2.5 galleries, and still backwards compatible with 2.3, 2.2, 2.1, and 1.5 Inspiration One of the things I’ve been thinking about more since starting at O’Reilly…

California is not all fun in the sun

Out here in Sonoma County we get a fair amount of fog. In fact all week it was overcast and gray until the sun broke through for a few hours in the late afternoons. Of course Saturday was gorgeous, but…

If I were a character in Southpark

I might look something like this: Check out Ruby’s and Brian’s and Katie’s or make your own.

A Post is not a Blog

One of my biggest pet peeves is the misuse of the word “blog” when referring to a single post on a weblog. I was just reading A Rendezvous With Microsoft’s Deep Throat (how could you not with a title like…

Sea Kayaking Basics

Last week I signed up for a Sea Kayaking Basics course at Blue Waters Kayaking so I could rent a closed deck kayak in the future. I was up at 7:30, the class started at 8:45. I got my bathing…

Adventure Weekending Continues

Christy and Marcus, whom I previously hiked with down in San Mateo County, were up in Cloverdale for the weekend and were interested in hiking Mt. St. Helena, the highest point in Sonoma County. It’s been on my list of…

Question Intolerance

Proclaiming Freedom from Religious Fundamentalism, since 1979. Original image source: Exodus International, inspired by Michael. I LOVE that parody is covered under fair use. Update, March 2, 2006: I received a cease-and-desist letter from Liberty Counsel on behalf of Exodus…

rel="alternate" is mandatory for Safari RSS

As much as web developers complain about the lack of standards support in Internet Explorer (when they’re developing on Firefox), it’s really quite another ballgame confronting the variety of syndication standards and newsreaders out there. I was recently responsible for…

Scanner Art

On the way to lunch today, I noticed that the trees in the parking lot are starting to change color. The leaves on the ground had these incredible patterns, a thick band of red around the edges with cells of…

At Webzine 2005, sort of liveblogging

Justin Hall and Annalee Newitz are the conf MC’s. I’m not usually a big fan of liveblogging, but I’m going to update this post today and tomorrow for anyone interesting in the comings and goings of Webzine 2005. Levelling the…

Lamburgers, yeah!

Today after work I made lamburgers with Marcia, my willing participant in alternative ground meat experiments. After that we went out into the Santa Rosa night life which pretty much meant we stopped at Tex Wasabis, the Southern BBQ Sushi…