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

List o' fictional curse words, from Wikipedia, th' free encyclopedia

'tis a smurfin' great list!

posted at 3:50 pm
on May. 31, 2005

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Sven Porst takes a few minutes out o' his day t' EXHAUSTIVELY point o' Apple’s Source List inconsist

Good fer that scurvey dog, though I have t' say that sometimes ye want t' try several different strategies at once t' see which one users like best.

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on May. 31, 2005

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Hop Studios has been Boin' Boing-ed: Clean yer keyboard in th' dishwasher

Thanks fer droppin' by, all!

posted at 3:46 pm
on May. 30, 2005

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Vancouver as a brand, and as th' city o' th' future

Th' Tyee's one o' me favorite online-only pubs.

posted at 3:37 pm
on May. 30, 2005

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Three movies have been named aft words invented by Variety

"Grind House," "Striptease" and "Punchline."

posted at 11:08 be
on May. 30, 2005

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Th' Week Magazine gives a primer on private contractors and th' Iraq War

Quick number jolt: 240 dead contractors, 900+ wounded. They perform 30% o' th' military's Iraq functions. One agent can make up t' $250,000 per year. Private military firms in 50 countries now rake in $100 billion a year.

posted at 3:25 be
on May. 30, 2005

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Rands Vegas System—PREPARATION

Part o' a wonderful series.

posted at 2:10 pm
on May. 29, 2005

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N.A.D.D.: Nerd Attention Deficit Disorder.  Do I have it?

Oh yeah, baby.

posted at 1:58 pm
on May. 29, 2005

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Great daguerrotype face mash-up

Well done.

posted at 12:03 pm
on May. 28, 2005

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Mysterious Beepin' in House - Help!

This lubber's house has been beepin' fer a year. Theories abound.

posted at 8:36 pm
on May. 27, 2005

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Can ye remain a U.S. citizen if ye vote in Canada?

Th' answers t' this and other questions, like be a sprog born outside th' US t' American parents legally eligible t' become President, be found here.

posted at 6:29 pm
on May. 22, 2005

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Apple’s On board Page Through th' Years - a photoset on Flickr

They've had some interestin' ones, that's fer sure.

posted at 6:09 pm
on May. 19, 2005

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Howstuffworks “How Lightsabers Work”

via good experience

posted at 7:00 pm
on May. 18, 2005

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Mac Zealots Put Their Doubloons Whar Their Mouth Be

Now, if y'all would like t' prove t' me that Audis be th' better automobile, donations be bein' accepted here.

posted at 2:14 be
on May. 17, 2005

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Clay Shirky says ontology be overrated and Taggin' be ‘Da Bomb,’ so t' speak

'tis long, but great readin'.

posted at 11:40 pm
on May. 16, 2005

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Hammerica: Top 10 Things I Learned in Europe

"People speak English just about everywhere - expect at th' train station in Krakow." smile

posted at 11:37 be
on May. 16, 2005

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David Greenberg paraphrases th' Simpsons’ Stacy doll in as many words: “Bloggin' ... be ... Hard!”

BTW, Has anyone else noticed th' New York Times has changed their page titles? 'tis a welcome improvement.

posted at 6:26 pm
on May. 14, 2005

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Whar T' Come across Great Free Photographs (Free Stock Photos) And Visuals Fer Yer Own Online Articles

I can assure ye I'll be back t' this page. Thanks, Social Design Notes.

posted at 2:14 pm
on May. 14, 2005

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Jeremy Wright says, “This be Blogging’s Inflection Point - Don’t Be Afraid”

It 's well thought and well written -- but premature. I think that bloggin' has not even begun t' inflect. This be morrrr like th' stutters and pops ye get when ye're startin' a motor.

posted at 1:38 pm
on May. 14, 2005

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Th' Savannah pussy, an offsprin' o' a wildcat - th' African serval - and th' domestic house cat

'tis becomin' popular as an apartment pet, accordin' t' th' New York Times. In th' whole article, though, there's no mention anywhere about th' number o' these animals in New York, America, th' world, etc. make me wonder (Thanks J.D.!)

posted at 4:00 be
on May. 13, 2005

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TIME Magazine tells us that it’s “flight, flight or freeze,” and that our own instincts might in fac

I really wonder how I'd react. Pretty well, I think -- not 'cause I have better instincts, but just because I've had a damn lot o' trainin' and experience in dangerous situations. Like polar bear attacks and earthquakes.

posted at 3:18 be
on May. 13, 2005

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Geek Squad helps ye wi' a Star Wars-themed absentee note

I actually have pictures o' th' line formin' at Ziegfeld's on May 10, which I will eventually post t' Flickr just aft 'tis too late and nobody cares anymore.

posted at 3:03 be
on May. 13, 2005

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Think we be knowin' everythin' about th' universe? Read about Th' Oh-Me-God Particle

Picture a single proton wi' as much energy as th' equvalent mass o' an average-sized bacterium at rest. (Thanks, holycola.net)

posted at 1:40 be
on May. 13, 2005

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Toyota.com’s Model Selector

'tis everythign a flash app should be: smooth, useful, wi' a good URL and does somethin' that can't be done easily in straight HTML. Kudos, Toyota!

posted at 12:46 be
on May. 13, 2005

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Brand New: Th' Google Content Blocker

'tis a spoof -- fer now.

posted at 11:42 pm
on May. 12, 2005

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Tired o' e-cards wi' dancin' kittens and bad puns? Try Hipster Cards

Go ahead, launch me one -- it'll make ye hip!

posted at 2:32 pm
on May. 12, 2005

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Toast Titanium 6.1 update disables iTunes burnin'

"We decided t' remove useful functionality from a workin' product because these days, frankly, Apple scares us." Or so they ought t' have said. (Thanks, Th' Tao o' Mac

posted at 5:53 pm
on May. 11, 2005

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I gotta say this fer Republicans: They be KINGS o' sneakin' rules through Congress

Does anyone actually READ these damn laws? I mean, 'tis not like 'tis THEIR JOB or anythin'. Sheesh.

posted at 5:20 pm
on May. 11, 2005

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dodgeball.com acquired by Google

Another social software service merges -- this be how th' Borg got its start, no?

posted at 3:05 pm
on May. 11, 2005

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Th' Justice League—Live and Unsuper!

Second from th' left looks like Th' winsome lass just happened t' be walkin' by. Be just a red cape even a costume?

posted at 12:51 pm
on May. 11, 2005

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This “Travis Smith” be not me

I'm twice as buff. No, really, I could take that scurvey dog.

posted at 11:12 be
on May. 11, 2005

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Allow EE Code—a powerful, and potentially foolish,  ExpressionEngine plugin

I will be usin' this fer a client.

posted at 12:09 be
on May. 11, 2005

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An article about Super-Dooper Secret Top frequent flier programs

Sometimes, ye dern't even BE KNOWIN' ye're in th' program, that's how secret it be

posted at 6:38 pm
on May. 10, 2005

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How a software company would design a tree swin'

I like what a bucko added: How an environmentalist wants it: (tree wi' nothin' fun about it)

posted at 6:02 pm
on May. 10, 2005

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Wendy’s (U.S.) be givin' away free Frostys this weekend

I bet "QSR Online" will be seein' a rather huge traffic spike fer this story. BTW, sorry, Canadians...

posted at 3:54 pm
on May. 10, 2005

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Th' L.A. Times says traffic in L.A. in 2003 be better than 2002, 2001 or 2000

From me perspective it got clearly worse from 2000 t' 2004, wi' 2001 bein' slightly better, t' th' point whar th' daily sail be a crushin' burden t' some o' me commutin' maties.

posted at 2:08 be
on May. 10, 2005

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In any nice-lookin' house ye sail by, there could be livin' .. a Crazy eBay Mom

Ye have t' laugh, because 'tis otherwise so disturbin' -- and perilously close t' reality fer any clutter-collectin' person.

posted at 12:08 be
on May. 10, 2005

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Fascinatin' set o' articles about Dick Dasen, a well-respected lubber who also fueled th' meth trade in

From th' articles: "Dick Dasen be a successful entrepreneur and investor, an observant Christian, and a generous supporter o' local charities. Th' story o' his secret life seemed too extreme t' be true."

posted at 4:49 pm
on May. 9, 2005

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NAID (Th' National Association fer Information Destruction) has some interestin' facts t' share

They're not so interestin', I just like th' name o' th' association.

posted at 5:58 pm
on May. 8, 2005

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Did ye be knowin' Master Yoda had a Cap'n's log?

George Lucas Inc be goin' t' death star this lubber's ass, but 'tis a good read until 'tis gone.

posted at 5:58 pm
on May. 8, 2005

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Want t' eject yer external hard sail? Ardiem makes it easy

Yeah, ignore that last link -- this be th' better way t' do it.

posted at 1:27 pm
on May. 7, 2005

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Here’s how ye open a second cd sail from a mac keyboard

Why doesn't th' eject key do this already? sigh.

posted at 1:23 pm
on May. 7, 2005

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How Heavy be a Cloud?

A small one -- about 550 tons, accordin' t' one random Web page.

posted at 12:11 be
on May. 6, 2005

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No Pants Day be May 6th

Hey, that's today! And I'm bloggin', ergo, I must ALREADY have no pants on.

posted at 12:03 be
on May. 6, 2005

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How t' merge two iPhoto libraries

And pray t' God ye no nay ne'er need t'.

posted at 11:59 pm
on May. 5, 2005

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A Very Smart Librarian(tm) can’t get that comely wench DRM movie t' play

And studios wonder why people "steal" MP3s

posted at 11:42 pm
on May. 5, 2005

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I’m th' third google listin' fer “Grog-filled Cinco de Mayo”

That's me way o' wishin' it t' ye.

posted at 12:20 pm
on May. 5, 2005

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tony pierce be fired Tuesday.  Hire this writer now.

I be always bummed I couldn't properly entice that scurvey dog t' write fer Variety.

posted at 9:22 be
on May. 5, 2005

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Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey: Th' handwritin' recognition Feature on th' Tablet PC needs work

Or perhaps Th' winsome lass's a spastic, dyslexic and perhaps moderately insane typer.

posted at 2:02 pm
on May. 4, 2005

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rosenworld: ask yer doctor about these great new drugs

Laurie Rosenwald spoke at GEL and showed this art Th' winsome lass did -- I like it.

posted at 11:59 pm
on May. 3, 2005

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Tiger Woods’ caddie crashes again—but not on a golf course

Still, 'tis funny.

posted at 6:24 pm
on May. 3, 2005

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Office Stealth Disco

Site probably has tons o' popups, but th' video's worth it -- who came up wi' this idea?

posted at 6:16 pm
on May. 3, 2005

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Obfuscate yer email address and belay spam, usin' javascript

I'm usin' this fer a client.

posted at 11:41 be
on May. 3, 2005

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This will change th' way ye apartment hunt

Amazin', and free. Freely amazin'.

posted at 10:09 pm
on May. 2, 2005

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Computin' wi' Bifocals - A (Near)-Complete List o' Mac Keyboard Shortcuts || Th' Mac Observer

I knew a bunch o' these, but be surprised by a few.

posted at 9:52 pm
on May. 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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