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oh, how arty

Friday, January 28th, 2005

I know you all were dying for a recent self portrait. Maybe I should submit it to The Mirror Project.


Thursday, January 27th, 2005

For some goofy reason, I’ve got the itch to create a quickie php script that’ll change the background of the blog upon reloading. I’m in the mood for change.


Monday, January 24th, 2005

The Best Dogblog Ever.

blog errata

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

I have gotten my monthly archives working again. Praise be.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

I caught this as a tv commercial as I was making my daughter breakfast this morning.

I love it. Done in the style of the Beastie Boys Sabotage music video, has got to be the funniest thing that was EVER paid for by my PA tax dollars.

End of an Era

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

Washington DC’s WHFS goes from alt rock to Spanish language radio

This is truly a sad monent in radio history. I spent many a summer night when I was a teen listening to WHFS on my walkman at my parents’ summer house in Maryland. (I mean what other radio station was playing Echo and the Bunnymen and Siouxsie and the Banshees?)

ISP awarded $1 billion in anti-spam lawsuit

Saturday, December 18th, 2004


U.S. District Judge Charles R. Wolle filed default judgments Friday against three of the defendants under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Iowa Ongoing Criminal Conduct Act.

AMP Dollar Savings Inc. of Mesa, Ariz., was ordered to pay $720 million and Cash Link Systems Inc. of Miami, Fla., was ordered to pay $360 million. The third company, Florida-based TEI Marketing Group, was ordered to pay $140,000.

Kramer’s attorney, Kelly Wallace, said he is unlikely to ever collect the judgment, which was made possible by an Iowa law that allows plaintiffs to claim damages of $10 per spam message. The judgments were then tripled under RICO.

Even if a judgement is never collected, it’s a nice feeling to know that finally justice has been served.

You know you’re in a football crazy town when…

Sunday, October 24th, 2004

1) People won’t call you back until AFTER the game is over.

2) You go to a house of worship and you see people, lots of people, wearing team jerseys, sweatshirts, etc… and it’s not even close to the superbowl yet.

Apple Store Christiana Mall

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

Why, yes, I did attend the Grand Opening of the Apple Store at the Christiana Mall. ooooohhhh shiny. And yes, the place was packed when I was there in the afternoon.

It’s nice to have an Apple Store so close to home and work. The only drawback is that I thought that the store was kinda small compared to other Apple Stores I’ve visited.


Saturday, October 16th, 2004

If you’re an up and coming e-commerce HTML Monkey “developer”, please remember the image alt tags. plz thx.

I really, really don’t enjoy cleaning up people’s work, especially for someone’s site design that was all .gif in the first place something so elementary as this.

Query: Saturday Night

Saturday, October 9th, 2004

Why does the Web go suddenly quiet on a Saturday night, it’s not like you all have dates, now is it?

[crickets chirping]


Brownie Girl Scouts All The Way

Saturday, October 9th, 2004

All too often, as a female who works in a technical field, I notice the lack of female faces around me. For all the times I’ve been in a room and been perhaps the only or one of the only female faces, I wanted to post this…

Today I went to the local Girl Scout USA outfitter and purchased the gear my daughter will need for her first year as a Brownie. After I bought the vest, the council badges, troop number, American Flag patch and the books, at home I cracked open the Try-Its Book For Brownie Girl Scouts. (For those of you unfamiliar with Girl Scouts, Brownies are for girls in grades 1-3 and the Try-Its book lists the requirements for earning badges.)

In the troop that my daughter is in, each of the Moms are expected to guide the girls towards one badge. Since my passion is all things technical, I figured that I would do some research into the computer-related patches. Well, the Girl Scouts of America offer at least two Brownie level computer-related patches - Point, Click and Go and Computer Smarts.

However, I was greatly surprised to read one of the requirements of the Careers patch. In one particular activity, the girls are supposed to divide into two groups and have a girl act out one of the jobs listed. The suggested jobs listed include Bank Teller, Scientist, Computer Programmer, Bus Driver, TV Reporter, Astronaut, Teacher, Chef, Farmer, Electrician, Web site designer and etc.

Web site designer. Mom is certainly proud. My how far we’ve come!