Travis Smith: me resume, bio and photos back t' th' main Cap'n's log page

Odd interface, odd comics. I couldn’t belay readin' them.

Written by Th' Perry Bible Fellowship, aka Nicholas Gurewitch.

posted at 4:06 pm
on Mar. 31, 2005

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I’m goin' t' be livin' 'nother t' a retired artist’s commmunity

Here in Coal Habour.

posted at 11:38 be
on Mar. 31, 2005

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**Ten New Rules Fer House Guests**

Some swearin', but that's OK because 'tis really f*ckin' funny!

posted at 5:41 be
on Mar. 30, 2005

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I can’t get enough o' “Ostrich Ink.” This month’s great story be about a ride along in a mortician’s

Tangible writin', if ye be knowin' what I mean. (Ed note: I'm goin' t' try t' go one week without usin' th' word "Great" t' describe any site -- please bust me ass if I slip up.)

posted at 11:44 be
on Mar. 28, 2005

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Why environmentalists should be promotin' Viagra

"Quick: what do sea turtles, black bears, and Philippine fruit bats have in common?"

posted at 10:56 be
on Mar. 28, 2005

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Guardian has a gonzo-esque story about a journalist’s meetin' wi' Bobby Fischer

'tis no "Fear and Loathin' in Las Vegas," but then agai, 'tis about chess, so what did ye expect?

posted at 10:50 be
on Mar. 28, 2005

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Court order may end RadioShack’s presence in Canada by June 30

What a shame.

posted at 2:05 be
on Mar. 26, 2005

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Lubber invests $18 million in drug research company; his daughter has diabetes

Heartwarmin', and th' lubber made out like a bandit, too.

posted at 2:03 be
on Mar. 26, 2005

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Clip o' th' Log Driver’s Waltz, by Albert Wade Hemsworth

Most Canadians will recognize this shanty and cartoon instantly.

posted at 9:50 pm
on Mar. 24, 2005

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Th' Strangest Town in Alaska - published by Kokogiak Media

"Picture Whittier... A city barely 50 years barnacle-covered that had no sea access fer its first 50 years. A city whar 90% o' th' population lives in a single buildin'...."

posted at 5:30 pm
on Mar. 24, 2005

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flickReplacr: A useless but entertainin' bookmark that replaces any word on a page wi' a random Fli

Help! I'm out o' control! Belay me before I refer t' Flickr again!

posted at 5:24 pm
on Mar. 24, 2005

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What be a Conlang?

'tis a constructed language. Klingon, Elfish, Esperanto and others have been created, and this be an FAQ about them all.

posted at 2:09 be
on Mar. 24, 2005

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Did ye e'er have a question about alphabets? It be surely answered here. Beautiful samples.

A wonderful resource, and includes some really fun fonts.

posted at 1:56 be
on Mar. 24, 2005

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How be America’s two-career familes copin'? In a word: barely (Great AP article)

I couldn't belay readin' this article about a UCLA study that has spent 4 years analysin' 32 Los Angeles families. Th' conclusions be absolutely amazin'. Things like: * A lubber walks into th' bedroom aft work as his lady folds laundry. There be no kiss, or even a ahoy. Instead, they resume their breakfast argument virtually in midsentence about who left grub on th' counter t' spoil. * Ochs laments how few people have any unstructured time. In just one o' th' 32 families did th' father ? a freelance film animator ? make a habit o' takin' an evenin' stroll wi' his son and daughter. * How much stuff do people own? So much that only two families have room t' park their boats in th' garage. Th' world has no nay ne'er seen consumption on this scale, Arnold says. "And every week we see morrrr stuff arrivin'. People can't belay." * Ochs says families gathered in th' same room just 16 percent o' th' time. In five homes, th' entire family be no nay ne'er in th' same room while scientists be observin'. Not once.

posted at 12:13 be
on Mar. 24, 2005

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David Berkowitz writes a great, funny ‘what-if’ piece about hunt engine listings, fer MediaPost

Made me laugh AND think - which ain't easy.

posted at 12:29 be
on Mar. 23, 2005

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Spore: Th' most complete Sims video game e'er—from single spore t' galactic domination

That be, if this post be still up by th' time ye click on it.

posted at 11:18 pm
on Mar. 20, 2005

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Can ye copyright a Yoga class? Bikram’s be trying…

LATimes requires registration...

posted at 7:48 pm
on Mar. 20, 2005

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A daguerrotype tour o' th' Pixar Studio

When I visited in person in 1993, th' place be a lot smaller. Amazin' th' difference $1,500,000,000 in domestic box office can make.

posted at 6:44 pm
on Mar. 18, 2005

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Yoga Journal tells ye how t' sit

i.e. up

posted at 11:50 be
on Mar. 18, 2005

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Sky: An animated poem

'tis set t' Norah Jones -- how can it be bad? Answer; It can't, and it isn't.

posted at 10:11 pm
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Th' Ultimate Guide t' Destroyin' th' Earth

Tremendously funny. O' course, I won't be laughin' if it WORKS.

posted at 12:52 pm
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Th' Seattle Times gives a great travelogue description o' Coal Harbour

That's whar I live. Always interestin' t' read someone's travel story o' yer own neighbourhood.

posted at 2:43 be
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Sasha Rionda be th' mutant sprog in 1990’s Total Recall movie

Th' winsome lass turned out a lot better than I thought Th' winsome lass would.

posted at 2:33 be
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Skeletal systems o' cartoon characters

via 990000

posted at 2:17 be
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Susie just agreed t' write another book: BitTorrent fer Dummies

Now, let's hope th' technology doesn't get sued into oblivion before th' book comes out!

posted at 1:54 be
on Mar. 17, 2005

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Darren Barefoot’s Doin' th' 30-Hour Famine—Help That scurvey dog Out

I did th' famine when I be in high school. Me bucko Roxanne teased me wi' a freshly made Oreo milkshake, but I di'nae give in. They no nay ne'er found that comely wench body...

posted at 10:30 pm
on Mar. 16, 2005

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A gas station in West Covina, CA, has marble counters and gold-plated faucets

Warnin': This L.A. Times story be filled wi' awful double entendres.

posted at 9:12 pm
on Mar. 15, 2005

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An interestin' CSS way t' display link titles

Nifty.

posted at 10:52 pm
on Mar. 14, 2005

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Spaminatrix: An entertainin' Flash video that actually has an interestin', real method t' eradicate

Brought t' ye by th' same people who t' geobytes, an IP-based location detection system.

posted at 6:48 pm
on Mar. 14, 2005

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A dancin' flash animation o' a chalk outline, rotoscoped

Aye, I be knowin' that di'nae make th' greatest description, but ye really have t' see this t' understand it. Via Good Experience.

posted at 1:20 be
on Mar. 12, 2005

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Which language be th' hardest language t' learn?

Answer: ARABIC, CHINESE, JAPANESE, KOREAN, WOMEN

posted at 8:32 pm
on Mar. 11, 2005

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Peerflix, a P2P real world DVD exchange—wi' Vancouver offices

Has anyone real tried this? Does it work?

posted at 8:18 pm
on Mar. 11, 2005

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Planters Mixed Nuts: It’s actually MORRRR than 50% peanuts!  Scandal!

Go, bloggers, go! Let's see if ye can take down th' big lubber this time -- Mr. Peanut!

posted at 10:43 be
on Mar. 10, 2005

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Track yer Amazon sales rank wi' Books & Writers: Internet Services Fer Author & Publishers

Susie's book be #5,120 at this moment. That's f-in' awesome!

posted at 1:13 be
on Mar. 10, 2005

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If ye dern't donate doubloons by June 30, 2005, this lubber will keel-haul his cute pet bunny and EAT that scurvey dog.  Sav

It disturbs me that th' Google ads on th' site be fer girlfriends. Like, because rabbit ransomers make good boyfriends? Or because if ye like eatin' bunnies, ye might like t' have a girlfriend? I dern't understand.

posted at 3:15 pm
on Mar. 9, 2005

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Th' Official BitTorrent 4.0.0 be now available

Th' site looks a little less like a student project now.

posted at 1:12 pm
on Mar. 9, 2005

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Romenesko finally has an RSS feed

Welcome, matey!

posted at 12:05 pm
on Mar. 9, 2005

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CNN.com - Grub poisonin' kills 29 sprogs

Can ye believe that tapioca, one o' th' world's most innocuous substances, be made from a potentially poisonous root?

posted at 11:58 be
on Mar. 9, 2005

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Rog::Ran::Dom: writes about “Groundhog Day in Brazil”—ye hang a dog from a rope and spin that scurvey dog (co

It looks horribly cruel, and triggered a rather large debate in Flickr-land about whether one should photograph such things. Update: This be apparently a wire service photograph from Bulgaria, not Brazil, and even wi' that correction, th' poster notes that this story has not been fully verified. I hope it turns out t' be a hoax.

posted at 12:28 be
on Mar. 9, 2005

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A large mushroom cloud o' steam and smoke appears o'er Mt. Saint Helens aft a “geological incident

This be a live Web cam link; it may be dark when ye click it.

posted at 5:01 pm
on Mar. 8, 2005

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Scotsman.com opines on why makin' lists be such an irresistible activity

Just like this list I add t' every day.

posted at 1:36 pm
on Mar. 8, 2005

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If ye use a RAID array, ye won’t be able t' activate Acrobat 7.0

So ye can have yer data secure, or Adobe can have its activation system -- and guess who wins? They should put this on th' box and on th' requirements page (they dern't currently), that ye be required t' have at least one non-RAID sail t' use th' product.

posted at 1:27 pm
on Mar. 8, 2005

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Be Ye a Scary Admiral? - Computerworld

No, I'm a sleepy admiral.

posted at 11:13 be
on Mar. 8, 2005

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Paul Ford writes about his cat, this month named Abraham Lincoln

Th' ornery cuss changes his cats name every month. And why not? Th' ornery cuss might eventually come across th' name that makes th' cat come when 'tis called.

posted at 11:11 be
on Mar. 8, 2005

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Interestin' business model o' th' day: Give away a 6-minute short online, but sell a DVD full o' ext

It works because 'tis a kickass short animated movie, called "Morrrr" that will, I guarantee, make ye sigh wistfully.

posted at 3:01 pm
on Mar. 7, 2005

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I’m crazy fer recommendin' that ye read this, but here’s th' funniest email newsletter ad I’ve e'er

Read t' th' bottom; th' movie they're hawkin' be pretty good, too. Actually, I'm goin' t' post about that as well.

posted at 2:59 pm
on Mar. 7, 2005

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(Real) Live Textile Formattin'

Handy fer allowin' folks t' see how their comments will look.

posted at 1:52 pm
on Mar. 6, 2005

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Video travelogues usin' someone’s fingers, water color cutouts and a sense o' humor

Sensationally funny stuff.

posted at 5:12 pm
on Mar. 5, 2005

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Conspiracy Schoolhouse Rock! (mpg file)

From an barnacle-covered Saturday Night Live (though 'tis apparently been pulled out o' that show's reruns -- ah ha!)

posted at 1:04 pm
on Mar. 4, 2005

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Be ye tired o' Outlook launchin' IE even though Firefox be yer preferred brower? Me too

"Us, a monopoly? What makes ye say that?"

posted at 11:58 be
on Mar. 4, 2005

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Remember th' Rubik’s Cube? Here’s a workin' calendar built from one

Th' site's fascinatin'. Here's another cool cube: Fun ? Rubik's Professor Cube ? Pretty Patterns

posted at 10:31 pm
on Mar. 2, 2005

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Overheard

“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?

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