Blogger or Zinester?

The hot topic at Webzine was videoblogging (aka vlogging), which is funny because video as a medium seems about as far from the traditional print ‘zines as one can get. Behold the synergizing power of the internets. Thus some of…

Patty, Joan, and Gillian

Left kind of late for the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park this weekend. Was worried about parking and not really knowing where to do so. Takes about an hour to get from where I live to…

The Value of Internal Links

I wonder if this is correct. I’ve always thought that links to pages within a domain really didn’t amount to much in Google, but perhaps I was wrong. The PageRank algorithm is most famously characterized as valuing links that are…

Everything was not illuminated

A thousand sadnesses. I just went to see Everything is Illuminated tonight with my peeps Joy, Kyle, and Marcia. Several weeks ago I saw a trailer for this movie and was captivated, as much by the imagery as the song…

Blog Post Microformat Proposal

So I’ve been thinking about standardizing how we “syndicate” posts (or blurbs) in HTML. Currently the decisions about how to organize divs and what to call classes are fairly arbitrary. But if there was a standard and predictable way of…

Manzanitas

Took my camera hiking through Annadel yesterday afternoon and decided to snap a few shots of the manzanita trees. I’d never seen a manzanita before moving to California. They have a rather striking red bark that looks like the trees…

First They Came…

First they came for the communists, I did not speak out because I was not a communist. When they came for the social democrats, I did not speak out because I was not a social democrat. When they came for…

The Glitter Ponies

Finbar Devine’s is a pretty traditional Irish pub in Petaluma, traditional in the sense that there’s a painted portrait of JFK and his brother on the wall, as well as other “Irish” memorabilia. You know, like a bag of golf…

OAK to SEA

Left work early so I could catch a 4:30 flight to Seattle. I thought it’d take me an hour to get to the airport. Google Maps and traffic suggested otherwise. I got there in an hour and a half, I…

Saturday in Seattle

While Chloe was at ballet, Randy, Christy, and I got donuts at the Top Pot in Capitol Hill and then went walking around some of Seattle’s more charming houses. We picked Chloe when she was done and made a quick…

Justinsomnia refreshed

So what’s different? header image and “design” max-width, centered layout (only applies to FF, etc, width is fixed in IE6) in other words, the page doesn’t get wider than the visible width on a 1024×768 resolution monitor, but it does…

Musing on the social impact of disasters

I can’t seem to get to Google. Or Gmail. Yahoo is slow too. And I was having trouble getting to my blog. It makes me wonder, what would it be like if Google went down for an hour. Or a…

In the news

You should probably never leave me alone with a newspaper. I haven’t sat down and read one in a long time (let alone purchase my own), but this morning, recovering from some revelry last night, I stuck some quarters in…

Olompali State Historic Park

Made my way out to Olompali State Historic Park today. The park overlooks the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay from the east-facing slopes of 1,558 foot Mount Burdell. The name “olompali” comes from the Miwok language and may be…

Internet Explorer’s id=”tags” printing bug

Got bit by the IE id=”tags” printing bug on Java.net today. Eric Meyer (of CSS fame) describes the bug on his blog here: Reserved ID Values? Basically if a page has an html tag with with id=”tags” as an attribute,…

Halloween came early this year

The fun thing about being growed up is that if certain holidays (like Halloween, my birthday, etc) don’t fall on an optimal day of the week (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) I can have the holiday on any day I want.…