Monday, September 29, 2008


File this under "ideas that I should have thought of".

We realized that the music you listen to is already on YouTube, so we started with some source code from the Opentape folks (thank you!), added in the YouTube Javascript API, and we had a website.

closer to controversy than I imagined

The pictures I posted yesterday were taken at South Peachtree Creek. While I was enjoying the perfect weather and the undeveloped "woodsy" area, I did not realize how close I was to the apparently controversial South Peachtree Creek Trail.

PATH May Have To Take A Bath on South Peachtree Creek Project

3 Forks Heritage Alliance appears to be a group opposed to the completion of the trail.

Save Our Trail takes the other side.

I have to admit I have mixed feelings. I've been a fan of Mason Mill Park, Ira Meadows Park, and the adjacent areas ever since I used to live off North Decatur Road back in 2000/2001. One of the things I liked about the trails area (which is quite separate from the developed area of Mason Mill park with its tennis courts etc) is that it's like that vacant wooded parcel of land you used to trespass into as a kid - lots of little footpaths beaten through the woods with no rhyme or reason to them, access to the CSX railroad tracks with no fences or anything to stop you from being run over by a train, mysterious "ruins" of the abandoned waterworks... it really does feel more like a cool old abandoned property than an officially public space. And I'd like for it to stay that way. OTOH it may be that adding a little bit of infrastructure, some kind of investment, might be what is required in order to prevent it from being carved up into new houses or apartments or something.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

No title

"That's really deep!"

Stepping stones

Another born internet addict

Picnic day

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 17:26 Made the mistake of going to quicktrip to get coffee. Gas lines from the Carter years. People pushing empty cars into the station. Good ... #
  • 17:42 "No money, no gas. No money, no senorita." - cop at quiktrip #
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Comic Strip Archive

"We've compiled links to old comic strips for every comic we could find."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Effects Explained

Definitely not work related.

Tweets for Today

  • 17:46 The smell of burnt microwave popcorn has followed me home from work. #
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In pursuit of code quality: Code quality for software architects

This too.

In pursuit of code quality: Monitoring cyclomatic complexity

Work related (duh).


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 12:26 Waited 3 years for Gwinnett Co to open Graves Park when I lived about 1/2 mile from it. Now the thing is open and the grass is greener. #
  • 20:34 America's chicken industry needs to do something to promote dark meat. Come on, the ad campaign practically writes itself. #
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:19 Switching back from ie8b2 to ie7 for "quality center". #
  • 15:30 Using a printer that prints on a 3-foot-wide, 150-foot long roll of paper somehow feels like something Tim "the tool man" Taylor would do. #
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Freedom, Reason, and Tolerance

Friday, September 12, 2008

Naughty But Mice (1947)

I believe this was before the cat in the duo that eventually became Herman and Katnip was named.

One noticed two things immediately:

1) Unlike in most cat-vs-mouse or cat-vs-bird cartoons from the era, it's made very clear that this cat does in fact catch and eat mice, just not this mouse.
2) Yes, Virginia, when a cat eats a mouse, the mouse dies. And is missed by his family, just like when your grandpa died last year!
3) Unlike in most cartoons from this or any other era, dynamite is depicted as actually having the ability to kill someone. Who'd a thunk?
4) The cat's reaction to the "100 proof" cat nip is pretty awesome.
5) With all this, it's less funny than Tom and Jerry. (Or Itchy and Scratchy)

Tweets for Today

  • 18:42 Got a tape of "Herman and Catnip", the *other* inspiration of Itchy and Scratchy... at Goodwill! #
  • 18:48 Seriously.. Catnip has already died in one cartoon (producing nine ghosts) and Herman has cheerily used the words "death rattle" in another. #
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:15 Krystal: the "burger" with advertisements for its own eating contest on every single box. #
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Tweets for Today

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:22 Walked in to a group of husbands/fathers discussing the anatomical details of childbirth. Over breakfast. Not sure how to feel about it. #
  • 18:29 My six year old plays Battlechess. #
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Friday, September 05, 2008

follow up note

(Note: it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with these two things as they are both beloved by cool white people. Follow up note: these same things are hated by cooler white people).
Stuff White People Like

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 16:53 Alf Garnett was to Archie Bunker what David Brent is to Michael Scott. Youtube that shit. #
  • 17:59 trambopoline! #
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 13:04 It's pretty sobering the first time you notice that there are *scientists* younger than you. #
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