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

Enter t' Win an Artistic Wii

'tis crafty and geeky all in one breath.

posted at 2:18 pm
on Mar. 30, 2007


Vancouver Aquarium Cuteness - Otters holdin' hands

Th' crowd noises be also WAY cute.

posted at 12:05 be
on Mar. 30, 2007


Yahoo! Mail removes ANY storage limit

Google better follow suit soon: Susie's at 98% and I'm at 92% full... Aye, that means I have received (way morrrr than) 2591 MB o' email since 7/4/2004.

posted at 11:59 pm
on Mar. 29, 2007


Jib Jab skewers th' what What News business in this video clip

'tis t' th' tune o' "Battle Hymn o' th' Republic" (wi' th' lines "Mine eyes have seen th' glory o' th' comin' o' th' Lord ... His truth be marchin' on." -- appropriate in this context!)

posted at 11:53 pm
on Mar. 29, 2007


when public servants have a sense o' humor

Th' winsome lass's probably fired by now, but hey, awesome letters!

posted at 11:41 pm
on Mar. 29, 2007


Th' Doc Searls Weblog: How t' Treasure Newspapers

I think a lot about how t' treasure newspapers, and though everythin' Doc says has been said before, I bet in a lot o' cases it be that scurvey dog sayin' it th' first time, too. 'tis good advice, and it pains me that newspapers just won't do things differently.

posted at 8:45 pm
on Mar. 28, 2007


Horrible, horrible baby names

Totally amusin', due t' th' snarkiness o' th' comments.

posted at 5:05 pm
on Mar. 28, 2007


B.C. strippers fundraisin' turned down by Breast Cancer Society o' Canada

Hey, Breast Cancer folks -- 'tis not illegal!

posted at 10:18 be
on Mar. 28, 2007


Barbie Stereotypes o' Vancouver’s Lower Mainland

Tee hee!

posted at 12:21 be
on Mar. 28, 2007


I support Net Neutrality in Canada

If ye dern't want yer ISP restrictin' what information ye can access and download, come sign th' petition (scroll WAY down!)

posted at 10:10 be
on Mar. 26, 2007


Desktop Tower Defense be a fun game

Thanks, Darren, fer th' lost productivity!

posted at 10:53 pm
on Mar. 23, 2007


Take yer picture, then draw yourself: th' eye:hand project

Cool Portraits. But why be there an odd number o' photos posted?

posted at 9:27 pm
on Mar. 23, 2007


A chart o' CSS font sizes in percent and pixels

Super handy! (And flawed but that's not th' table's fault)

posted at 5:04 pm
on Mar. 23, 2007


Dave Foley’s got an Internet-based chat show

Th' ornery cuss's everywhere these days, and I can say, Hooray!

posted at 11:56 be
on Mar. 22, 2007


Want t' watch a Hollywood movie, right now, fer free?

I think this site will huge, soon, and then be gone.

posted at 1:23 pm
on Mar. 21, 2007


Redesignin' th' ExpressionEngine Site

Great article, full o' rich detail and screen shots o' th' process.

posted at 4:00 pm
on Mar. 20, 2007


Latin American parasite slowly spreadin' into th' U.S. blood supply

In 2006, 1/3,800 o' donors had it. HIV, by comparison, shows up in 1/30,000 donors.

posted at 8:22 pm
on Mar. 15, 2007


How Green be yer Baby Nursery?

How t' ensure yer baby will grow up t' eat lots o' eggplant and tofu.

posted at 8:09 pm
on Mar. 15, 2007


Cingular, Qwest blockin' some calls

It sounds a little scummy at first, but th' article leaves me wonderin' who's in th' right here.

posted at 7:40 pm
on Mar. 15, 2007


Can ye go without computers fer a day?

I think I'm goin' t' try -- though I have t' figure out what "computers" means -- microwave ovens? traffic lights? corded telephones?

posted at 6:39 pm
on Mar. 15, 2007


PMachine changed its name today t' EllisLab

I'm disappointed in th' change -- EllisLab sounds a lot less corporate than pMachine and I fear it'll be a harder sell t' me clients. What do ye think?

posted at 8:53 pm
on Mar. 8, 2007


Goran th' Cat Plays Fetch

This prodigy belongs t' me brother-in-law.

posted at 10:04 be
on Mar. 8, 2007


How t' Center an Absolutely Positioned DIV

Seems there's a drawback t' do wi' clickability o' items below this div, but I hope it can be solved.

posted at 2:57 pm
on Mar. 7, 2007


Taxi Vignettes

Th' Cap'n's log o' a female taxi driver in San Jose.

posted at 1:00 pm
on Mar. 7, 2007


David Byrne talkin' about th' relationship betwixt music and th' medium it’s stored on

I personally wish MP3s be higher fidelity. But I think I'm mostly alone in that.

posted at 11:40 be
on Mar. 7, 2007


Worldmapper: Map o' th' world by GDP instead o' land mass

They also have maps o' th' world by landmine deaths. 'tis kinda th' opposite.

posted at 12:59 be
on Mar. 7, 2007


Louvre museum t' build branch in UAE

Th' franchisin' o' museums -- amazin' idea.

posted at 4:32 pm
on Mar. 6, 2007


Can th' U.S. Congress End th' War?

An analysis o' whether Bush can actually be reigned in by Congress, or whether his presidency will have t' end first.

posted at 3:55 pm
on Mar. 5, 2007


34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe from Yer Cap'n's log

Reason #35: Ye used t' be *cool*, lubber. What happened?

posted at 9:49 be
on Mar. 5, 2007


An Honest Note From Admiral T' Employees

Good readin', good thinkin'.

posted at 9:38 be
on Mar. 1, 2007



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“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.”

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“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.”

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