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

Will They Wed?

Funny picture.

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on Jun. 30, 2005

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Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage (New York Times)

Copy cats. (In a good way.)

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on Jun. 30, 2005

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In th' past six months, 40 young people have attempted suicide in th' village o' Ahousaht (pop. 1600

That's double th' number in 2004. Which be still 20 people out o' 1600.

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on Jun. 30, 2005

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Time Decides Everythin' I Learned in Journalism School be Optional—Will Hand O'er A Confidential

I have t' be tellin' ye, that while this situation stinks all aroun', I'm deeply, deeply disappointed in Time magazine. They hide behind "th' Rule o' Law," but in fact, th' Rule o' Law requires that laws be just. Read this quote from th' UNESCO site: "UNESCO committed itself t' promotin' freedom o' expression, th' cornerstone o' human rights, as well as its corollary, freedom o' th' press, th' essential component o' any democratic society. Freedom o' expression be a sine qua non condition fer all citizens t' participate in th' democratic life and development o' a society and th' buildin' o' peace. Free exercise o' this right be in fact a condition fer th' realization o' all other rights. It be essential t' th' equitable practice o' justice because th' principle o' th' rule o' law be insufficient. Laws must be just and not th' product o' an authoritarian power beyond th' control o' its citizens who be reduced t' silence and submissiveness."

posted at 9:44 be
on Jun. 30, 2005

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Hon’s House o' Noodles (Wun-Tun House) on Robson

I order takeout from here, but dang 'tis hard t' come across their Web site.

posted at 7:01 pm
on Jun. 27, 2005

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Paul Winchell, Voice o' Tigger, Dies

TTFN, Paul.

posted at 11:01 be
on Jun. 27, 2005

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Iraq War Fatalities - an audio / visual graphic

"Graphic" in many ways. From MetaFilter

posted at 8:17 pm
on Jun. 26, 2005

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Pitch Camp - Urban campin' in Times Square - a photoset on Flickr

These guys look like they had a lot o' fun. From FlickrBlog.

posted at 5:56 pm
on Jun. 26, 2005

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JSCalc: A JavaScript Calculator

*I* think 'tis cool, but ye may not think I'm cool fer thinkin' it. From Th' Lubber in Blue via Stopdesign

posted at 3:49 be
on Jun. 26, 2005

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And this, sprogs, be how we got Tom Leykis

A tall, tall tale.

posted at 11:16 be
on Jun. 25, 2005

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Douglas Adams—Visionary

Good essay about Adams' view o' interactivity.

posted at 3:42 pm
on Jun. 23, 2005

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ilya haykinson talks about what went awry wi' th' L.A. Times wikitorial

One thin' people always seem t' get wrong: Anonymity does not equal untrustworthy. In fact, some people who be given anonymity online will act in a morrrr straightforward and consistent manner because they're not under multiple competin' pressures from offline sources -- expressin' their true beliefs, helpin' others without fear o' reprisal or blowback.

posted at 10:33 pm
on Jun. 22, 2005

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dancin' in an elevator

Gotta try this in me buildin'.

posted at 3:49 pm
on Jun. 22, 2005

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Why be there no Dick Francis books made into movies?

Th' lubber must be against it. Tick tock.

posted at 12:42 be
on Jun. 22, 2005

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7 Things Ye Can’t Say in Canada

Thanks, larry borsato

posted at 9:46 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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An absolutely fascinatin' demonstration o' th' falliblity o' yer eyesight

What color be th' getaway boat? Well, bosun, it started off purple, then turned green...

posted at 7:34 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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Ahoy, LA and NY Times? Can ye run yer photos as big as th' Bigfork Eagle, please?

I mean, it doesn't take morrrr ink t' do so...

posted at 7:29 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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Transparent rounded/custom corners and borders—requires javascript

Handy, if a little obtruse.

posted at 7:10 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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A site that looks exactly like OS X

Fly a Kite be some software thingy, th' Web site be th' coolest bit.

posted at 6:21 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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Wizard needs grub, badly… me favorite E'ER arcade game

I'm so not goin' t' be available fer a week.

posted at 3:33 pm
on Jun. 21, 2005

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Even fish come wi' an End User Licence Agreement these days

Aye, 'tis real; I saw it first on Th' Gripe Line Weblog by Ed Foster

posted at 11:32 be
on Jun. 21, 2005

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Blogthings - A Quick and Dirty IQ Test

Me results:

Yer IQ Be 130
Yer Logical Intelligence be Genius Yer Verbal Intelligence be Genius Yer Mathematical Intelligence be Genius Yer General Knowledge be Above Average

posted at 7:59 pm
on Jun. 20, 2005

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intertidal arts project: an adventure in environmental community art

'tis in Spanish Banks this Thursday -- be ye goin'?

posted at 12:16 be
on Jun. 20, 2005

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Safari users will see a very cool hunt box in use on this site

'tis not valid XHTML, but it degrades so darn gracefully....

posted at 1:25 be
on Jun. 19, 2005

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Joho visits Linnaeus’ paper archives

Nicely written post about th' father o' th' most used modern scientific classification system

posted at 1:21 be
on Jun. 19, 2005

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Hackers Tap 40 Million Credit Cards

Be yer number one o' them? "They" won't say. They won't replace yer card, either, most likely. Who eats th' fraudulent charges? Merchants, and thus, th' consumer.

posted at 3:03 pm
on Jun. 18, 2005

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College Dorm Room Alarm Clock Daguerrotype

I used t' be this hard t' wake up

posted at 1:18 pm
on Jun. 18, 2005

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Reason: Who Gets t' Play Journalist? An academic question becomes a pressin' legal issue.

A nice article on an interestin' subject

posted at 11:10 pm
on Jun. 15, 2005

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Grocery Store Wars | Join th' Organic Rebellion

Production values quite good fer a re-enactment o' Star Wars wi' vegetables as actors.

posted at 4:51 pm
on Jun. 15, 2005

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Tsunami warnin' along th' Pacific coast up t' Vancouver

I'm stayin' up here (26th floor) until 'tis passed.

posted at 8:58 pm
on Jun. 14, 2005

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™ be easy, here’s how t' do a service mark: ℠

Thank ye lawyers, thank ye so much fer makin' me life this hard.

posted at 7:40 pm
on Jun. 14, 2005

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Four Ideas fer Gettin' Great, Little-Known Blogs Discovered

Untested but interestin', new ideas.

posted at 6:09 pm
on Jun. 14, 2005

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Browser What News: Statistics - come across th' browser stats ye want t' be knowin'

I used this recently t' be tellin' a client that IE 5.1 fer Mac be less than 1% o' th' Internet audience these days -- and even less o' those views be in OS 9 instead o' OS 10.

posted at 6:07 pm
on Jun. 14, 2005

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Screen Grab Confab ~ designers showin' what they’re workin' on

Very interestin' stuff.

posted at 12:17 pm
on Jun. 14, 2005

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Take Me Privacy, Please!

Ted Koppel gives a litany o' reasons why privacy regulation be overdue in America.

posted at 11:47 be
on Jun. 14, 2005

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Vancouver Weblogger Meetup This Thursday

'tis at Steamworks. I'll be there!

posted at 5:57 pm
on Jun. 13, 2005

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Th' Sneeze decides t' try makin' prison wine. I laughed so hard I cried.

Regardin' Red Prison Wine: Taster 1: "I would barrel o' rum this in prison." Taster 2: "I would barrel o' rum this in high school!"

posted at 10:10 be
on Jun. 13, 2005

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Scott McCloud Can’t Belay Thinkin' About Micropayments

Good idea + good presentation = convincin' argument

posted at 6:21 pm
on Jun. 12, 2005

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Jigsaw Puzzles in Paris: Th' perfect combination

From th' NYT.

posted at 1:26 be
on Jun. 12, 2005

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Th' Unofficial Apple Weblog finds some iPod porn

Porn be in th' eye o' th' beholder, no?

posted at 9:31 be
on Jun. 10, 2005

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Aft a Shower o' Anthrax, an Illness and a Mystery

Oh yeah, does anyone remember THIS terrorist attack?

posted at 6:57 pm
on Jun. 8, 2005

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Digital photos can look great, but Wal-Mart won’t print pictures that appear ‘professional’

If ye suck, ye can get all th' blurry double prints ye want.

posted at 12:42 pm
on Jun. 8, 2005

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CNN.com: Belay! Be those live fish under yer skirt?

Anythin' I added at this point would be superfluous.

posted at 10:58 be
on Jun. 8, 2005

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get yer flickr schwag today—just launch an envelope!

Good stuff, fer free. Thank ye, Lord Internet, fer this bounty we be about t' receive.

posted at 2:47 pm
on Jun. 7, 2005

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Be new double core chips “all that”? PriceSCAN Cap'n's log uses current chip price fluctuation as an analy

Disclosure: PriceSCAN be a client o' ours.

posted at 2:40 pm
on Jun. 7, 2005

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“Cryin' while eating” proves there’s always room fer one morrrr bizarre thin' on th' Internet

Just when I thought it be full, too...

posted at 1:20 pm
on Jun. 7, 2005

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Buy a Gnomad, launch it aroun' th' world

Commerce meets prank.

posted at 12:24 be
on Jun. 7, 2005

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Sure, ye *play* Windows’s FreeCell, but do ye play it like these folks do?

Th' definitive FAQ -- I learned that there's only ONE unsolvable puzzle in th' 32,000 that shipped wi' Windows 95/98.

posted at 4:26 pm
on Jun. 6, 2005

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Satellite pictures reveal how smartly and radically we be changin' th' planet (BBC)

'tis as terrifyin' as anythin' I've seen online recently.

posted at 3:58 pm
on Jun. 5, 2005

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Th' Guinness Lifestyle Diet—7 days, no grub. Weight loss pretty much assured

Keepin' yer job sailin' buses.... not so assured. smile

posted at 3:48 pm
on Jun. 5, 2005

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Today, I made me 200th LinkedIn connection

I've actually found th' system quite useful, and recommend it highly.

posted at 3:26 be
on Jun. 5, 2005

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Characteristics o' a Book Slut

Dern't worry, 'tis just a funny comic. Geez. (Uh, aye, I did watch Napolean Dynamite last night. Gawd.)

posted at 8:25 pm
on Jun. 2, 2005

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Airbags associated wi' increased probability o' death

Fascinatin' if true.

posted at 11:46 pm
on Jun. 1, 2005

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Porn-friendly ‘.xxx’ domains approved (from CNET What News.com)

I suppose that mildly arousin' sites will be .xx, and sites that just have large-bosomed women in regular clothin' will be .x

posted at 11:35 pm
on Jun. 1, 2005

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Article about clonin' yer cat—now only $32,000

That's 40,500 bean burritos.

posted at 11:33 pm
on Jun. 1, 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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