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

Shoot yer bucko wi' a ninja

Zowwie! Powie! Hija!

posted at 2:31 pm
on Nov. 30, 2005

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Th' Zamboni Hot Tub

Maybe this be how th' NHL will entice folks back t' th' games.

posted at 11:19 pm
on Nov. 29, 2005

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People wi' DVRs watch morrrr television

They're also taller, thinner, richer and slightly morrrr annoyin' than people whose VCRs still blink 12, 12, 12.

posted at 1:07 be
on Nov. 28, 2005

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Firefox’s most annoyin' bug

Its "come across" doesn't work in form fields, which be a real drawback fer, say, bloggers, people who use wikis, people who edit content online, etc. etc. Th' bug's been aroun' since before version 1.0 in mid-2004, but no developer wants t' work on it because th' feedback form users be so active and hostile (people be really frustrated). So there's no one assigned t' th' bug, and 'tis not scheduled t' be fixed until at least version 2.0 in another 6 months. This be one o' th' ugly secrets o' th' open-source world -- bugs get fixed, but only if 'tis somethin' a particular person decides t' fix, there's no way t' get people assigned t' fix th' borin' or ugly bugs, so they endure and endure.

posted at 1:53 pm
on Nov. 25, 2005

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Tomorrow be Buy Nothin' Day

In a painful juxtaposition, it also happens t' be th' busiest shoppin' day o' th' year in th' United States, so ye might say it hasn't become that effective yet.

posted at 1:12 be
on Nov. 24, 2005

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Candy Cap'n's log be worried that sugar levels in th' U.S. have fallen t' a 70-year low

Could this whole war thin' just be a national low-blood-sugar slump?

posted at 6:01 pm
on Nov. 23, 2005

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Matt Cutts, Google’s Celebrity Engineer

A great article about a different kind o' celebrity. Doubloons quote: "There's probably no lubber alive who knows morrrr about th' Google algorithm than Matt Cutts. This be th' most valuable corporate secret in existence today."

posted at 2:19 pm
on Nov. 23, 2005

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Obsolete Steveston rail line photographed wi' obsolete film

Good article, interestin' photographs

posted at 1:15 be
on Nov. 23, 2005

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Subservient Donald

'tis a parody o' Subservient Chicken featurin' a Donald Trump look-alike, built as (stick wi' me here) an ironic comment on product placement in reality TV shows, created by th' writers o' (aye, really, th' writers o') reality tv programmin' who feel product placement be gettin' in th' way o' th' plots o' reality TV shows. Uh, yeah. Anyway, 'tis funny.

posted at 11:08 pm
on Nov. 21, 2005

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Bush’s aides eat at Outback Steakhouse while in Asia.

"As Th' ornery cuss barnstormed through Japan, South Korea and China, wi' a final belay in Mongolia still t' come, Bush visited no museums, tried no restaurants, bought no souvenirs and made no effort t' meet ordinary local people." What a loser.

posted at 12:10 be
on Nov. 21, 2005

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MetaFilter debates th' Vancouver election

Everythin' be in MetaFilter. Ev-e-ry-thin'.

posted at 3:42 be
on Nov. 19, 2005

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Harry Potter movie will open on 9,750+ screens worldwide

It will likely brin' in enough doubloons in its openin' weekend t' buy about 91 million bean burritos at Taco Bell -- and that's just domestic bean burritos, because I dern't be knowin' how much a bean burrito costs in, say France.

posted at 6:03 pm
on Nov. 18, 2005

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Killer bus eludes police dragnet

Bus kills cyclist; no one knows who did it.

posted at 12:41 pm
on Nov. 18, 2005

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Get a free PDF o' ‘God’s Debris’ by Scott Adams.  No catch.

Except that 'tis not full o' his comics, instead 'tis a philosophical exploration. But still quite good.

posted at 3:19 be
on Nov. 18, 2005

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Top Ten Movie Robots o' All Time

What about Christopher Walken? Dissed, as usual.

posted at 6:46 pm
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Variety offers a podcast o' their great Screenin' Series

'tis a series o' 30 minute interviews wi' directors, actors, etc. bein' interviewed by good Variety reporters -- this isn't talk show style. They're talkin' in front o' an audience who has just seen their film, so 'tis pretty insightful. Good stuff, especially if ye like findin' out about th' process o' filmmakin'.

posted at 5:52 pm
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Why didn’t anti-virus software detect Sony’s rootkit? cough*collusion*cough

From this great opinion piece: "What do ye think o' yer antivirus company, th' one that di'nae notice Sony's rootkit as it infected half a million computers? ... This be exactly th' kind o' thin' we're payin' those companies t' detect -- especially because th' rootkit be phonin' on board."

posted at 5:22 pm
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Daily Trojan quotes me about ‘90s history

They left out th' part whar I said "it be an innocent time, a simpler time" and "those be th' golden years" and "well, back when I be a wee lad."

posted at 4:54 pm
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Make a welcome mat out o' cool rocks

This be a great idea, especially if ye like heavy objects, which we seem t'.

posted at 11:02 be
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Blue Ball Contraption

I stared at this page fer about 15 minutes, then billed a client. Dear clients; I kid, really. Actually, I stared fer about 20 minutes. Note, this site has catchy sound.

posted at 10:53 be
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Effectiveness o' tinfoil hats: a study

Turns out th' actually magnify radiation at certain government-run frequencies. AYE 'TIS TRUE!!!! THEY BE COMING T' GET ME!!!!

posted at 10:50 be
on Nov. 17, 2005

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Ceteris Paribus

I learned a new Latin phrase today.

posted at 5:40 pm
on Nov. 15, 2005

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Widest margin o' victory in an international soccer game: 31-0

It happened in 2001, so dern't get too excited.

posted at 5:34 pm
on Nov. 15, 2005

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U.S. Military Rules Lubber ‘Not a Terrorist’; Imprisons That scurvey dog Anyway

Stunnin'. Th' U.S. be a menace t' liberty.

posted at 2:23 be
on Nov. 15, 2005

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Blogs n Dogs Contest Winner : Congrats, Monique

I hope yer dogs aren't also Misguided.

posted at 12:25 be
on Nov. 15, 2005

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9 Tips in Life that Lead t' Happiness

If I'm grog-filled and I be knowin' it, I clap me hands.

posted at 10:16 pm
on Nov. 14, 2005

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Remember, th' Vancouver Weblogger Meetup be Thursday th' 17th

http://van.suprglu.com

posted at 4:01 pm
on Nov. 14, 2005

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WWI Ship Camouflage: Razzle Dazzle

Thanks, goodexperience.com

posted at 1:50 pm
on Nov. 11, 2005

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‘Arrested Development’ waitin' fer judgement

Show order cut back t' 13 -- may be cancelled.

posted at 12:10 pm
on Nov. 10, 2005

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Th' 30th anniversary o' th' sinkin' o' th' S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald

Sunk t' its watery restin' place, wi' only a shanty, no movie, t' commemorate it.

posted at 11:45 be
on Nov. 10, 2005

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Hollywood institution Army Archerd ‘resumes’ bloggin'

I've always considered th' three-dot style newspaper columns t' be early blogs, and Army be one o' th' last columnists in that style. Congrats t' Alex Romanelli o' th' editor o' th' Variety Web site, fer hookin' Army on this new format, 'tis a quite a coup.

posted at 12:00 pm
on Nov. 9, 2005

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Even Scott Adams can blunder from time t' time

His new Cap'n's log shows his thoughts at their least cogent. smile

posted at 1:08 be
on Nov. 9, 2005

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Tony Pierce Came t' Vancouver and I missed it!

Damn!

posted at 2:24 be
on Nov. 5, 2005

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Caption: No Comment

posted at 12:47 pm
on Nov. 4, 2005

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Mommy Needs Coffee

A great mommy Cap'n's log, wi' some surprisin' entries.

posted at 12:12 pm
on Nov. 4, 2005

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Nice interface fer watchin' music videos

Apple charges $2 fer a similar video download.

posted at 10:50 pm
on Nov. 3, 2005

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CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons

Dear world: I'm really sorry that America be run by people who trample th' freedom they're protectin'.

posted at 6:56 pm
on Nov. 3, 2005

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Hundreds o' Hummers Sit Unloved in Sunny SoCal

Amazin' photos o' th' inventory problems o' just one dealer.

posted at 3:41 pm
on Nov. 3, 2005

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How do ye ask yer admiral fer a raise? Advice needed today!

Me bucko's nervous about askin' fer a raise -- can ye give that comely wench some advice? Thanks!

posted at 12:42 pm
on Nov. 3, 2005

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A great way o' thinkin' about th' Social Networkin' Landscape

from How t' Treasure th' World

posted at 4:54 pm
on Nov. 2, 2005

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Rosa Parks breaks morrrr barriers

Th' winsome lass's th' first wench, first non-gov't official, and second African American t' lay in honor (aka layin' in state) in th' U.S. Capitol buildin'. Here's th' full list.

posted at 10:13 be
on Nov. 2, 2005

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Me bucko’s story about bein' born wi' six toes

Well, bucko o' a bucko, really.

posted at 11:50 pm
on Nov. 1, 2005

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Vancouver alternative newsweekly Terminal City be suspendin' publication

'Effective immediately' sez publisher. That brings th' total number o' daily and weekly newspapers down t' 8, by me count, not includin' regional dailies. Be it a victim o' Dose/24/Metro?

posted at 3:08 be
on Nov. 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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