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Worship My iPod

I probably shouldn't link to his column again so soon, but I love it when Mark Morford writes about technology. And you've got to share these things.

July 23, 2004 in The Social Life of Technology | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Did You Mean: "Jay Mexican"?


Okay...every time I do a vanity search on Google (which, by the way, is quite often), the built-in spellchecker asks me: Did you mean "Jay Mexican"? Yeah, that's right. That's what I meant. And what if I did mean "Jay Mexican"? What are you going to tell me about "Jay Mexican"? Well, apparently the Mexican Jay can be found in northern Mexico and Arizona. Here are some lovely pictures of the bird (courtesy of William Hull at MangoVerde) also known as Aphelocoma Ultramarina, the Gray-breasted Jay, the Grey-breasted Jay (if you're British), or the Ultramarine Jay. Looks kind of like a blue sparrow to me, but then I don't know squat about birds.

July 23, 2004 in Google Trails | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Straight Signs

The best thing I've read today: "There's no gaydar for heteros, but there are straight signals." A short piece by Tom Zoellner about the little verbal clues that straight men drop (not so subtly) in conversation to make sure the guy they're talking to knows that they're straight.

July 18, 2004 in Rules of Engagement | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

More Things For Free


This entire place setting -- including the salt and pepper -- comes in a clear plastic bag. I grab a few of them every time I go to the cafeteria across the street from my office. All ready to eat...for free.

July 14, 2004 in For Sale / For Free | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


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