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

This 103.08 TiAlN Urwerk looks like a nice watch

I wonder how many iPhones I could buy fer th' same price.

posted at 11:15 pm
on Nov. 29, 2008

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An interestin' charity angle: Menu fer Hope

I'd be interested in this.

posted at 5:48 pm
on Nov. 29, 2008

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3 Cool Tricks Ye Can Only Do In Photoshop CS4

Th' 3D stuff seems like overkill, but th' other two things be really powerfully easy t' use.

posted at 4:53 pm
on Nov. 27, 2008

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Retired B.C. wench’s travel dream dashed by bein' on th' U.S. no-fly list

And Th' winsome lass can't get that comely wench name removed. Awful story.

posted at 4:29 pm
on Nov. 27, 2008

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Graph: 7 wonders o' th' modern world.

Who? What? Whar? When? Why? How? Ha!

posted at 6:10 pm
on Nov. 26, 2008

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Twitter be no longer deliverin' outbound SMS o'er their Canadian shortcode

This probably has somethin' t' do wi' Rogers. Them bein' th' devil, I mean..

posted at 2:33 pm
on Nov. 26, 2008

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Susanne Klatten: th' billionairess and that comely wench blackmailin' gigalo

It reads like th' plot t' an flyin' contraption novel. But it happened

posted at 10:26 be
on Nov. 25, 2008

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Why Be Christians Havin' Better Sex Than th' Rest o' Us?

Because God has a sense o' humor.

posted at 10:20 be
on Nov. 25, 2008

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A javascript that makes an ASCII heart out o' whatever word ye pick

Pretty .... cheesy, actually.

posted at 11:47 pm
on Nov. 24, 2008

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cool video about th' exponential age o' information we live in. 5 min long

Worth watchin'.

posted at 10:17 pm
on Nov. 24, 2008

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Beautiful writin', about th' anniversary o' a bucko’s murder

So sad and touchin'.

posted at 12:32 be
on Nov. 24, 2008

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Simple Features Can Be Very Hard t' Code: Why Estimates aren’t Promises

An example, usin' favicons.

posted at 12:29 be
on Nov. 24, 2008

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Video: Base jumpers sneak in and jump off th' world’s highest buildin', Dubai

Pretty amazin'. 'tis not even done yet - they jumped off it at 650 m, it will be 800 m at completion. They walked up 160 floors in 40 degree heat, t' avoid security in th' elevator.

posted at 2:14 pm
on Nov. 23, 2008

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Comprehensive guide t' iPhone 2.2 upgrade

I'm weakenin'. I sense I will install it soon.

posted at 12:02 be
on Nov. 22, 2008

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A great collection o' “Th' End” screens from movies

Totally cool.

posted at 12:01 be
on Nov. 22, 2008

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pervious: There ought t' be a law about rare words too much like real words

Pervious be th' perfect example. Make a type spellin' "prrrevious," and ye expect yer spell checker t' catch it, but it can't because there's this useless little-used but real word, "pervious," that stops ye from bein' informed ye made a typo. Damn!

posted at 7:40 pm
on Nov. 21, 2008

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Video capture o' a large meteor burnin' up o'er Edmonton, Canada

Truly neat. Great capture.

posted at 4:16 pm
on Nov. 21, 2008

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Travis Smith runs a red light, crashes into two police cruisers

I claim th' 5th.

posted at 12:32 pm
on Nov. 21, 2008

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Une douche ?cossaise - interestin' French expression

Ye have t' read French t' understand it, but 'tis basically th' idea o' havin' a shower that's both hot and cold, heightenin' th' effects o' both, and 'tis used in a dramatic or metaphorical sense, like a horror scene that has some black humor in it t' make it seem even morrrr horrible, or a love relationship that has strife in it, or in cookin' when ye encounter two flavors that oppose but brin' out each other.

posted at 12:01 pm
on Nov. 19, 2008

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Italian Leather computer sleeves made t' look like interoffice mail envelopes

This won't help th' Mac stereotype, folks.

posted at 11:21 be
on Nov. 19, 2008

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Unsold Foreign Boats Hoggin' Space at a California Port

Th' daguerrotype be interestin', but th' story be worth at least 1,000 words.

posted at 10:23 pm
on Nov. 18, 2008

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Cat Ridin' a Roomba

I'm ... speechless. But not linkless.

posted at 5:50 pm
on Nov. 18, 2008

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Canadian housin' slump deepens as prices drop most in 26 years

That be fer October, o'er last October, Canada-wide. Vancouver's drop be not as large.

posted at 12:03 pm
on Nov. 17, 2008

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A Superstar Chef Closes His Michelin Three-Star Galley

Cross it off me list.

posted at 9:00 be
on Nov. 17, 2008

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Vancouver’s Plan fer 2010 Winter Games Hits Financial Snag (NYTimes.com)

Snag bein': Olympics cost a CRAPload o' doubloons.

posted at 3:11 pm
on Nov. 15, 2008

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Word o' th' Day: renoviction

Evictin' people so ye can renovate and charge much higher rents.

posted at 12:55 pm
on Nov. 14, 2008

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Apple’s Time Contraption doesn’t back up MacOS X Server properly

It leaves out, fer example, all yer email accounts and log files. D'oh!

posted at 6:06 pm
on Nov. 13, 2008

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List o' th' top 20 ‘Twitterers’ in Vancouver unveiled

Attention media: Despite what his "About" page says, Darren Barefoot does not live in Vancouver! Geez!

posted at 2:59 pm
on Nov. 13, 2008

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Th' ornery cuss Threw a Facebook Maties Party, and No One Came

I'm not surprised.

posted at 3:50 be
on Nov. 13, 2008

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How t' Be tellin' if Yer Cat be Plottin' t' Keel-haul Ye

Basically: it be.

posted at 1:25 be
on Nov. 13, 2008

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Mammalian divin' reflex

Neat human tricks.

posted at 9:34 pm
on Nov. 12, 2008

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Six Apart Fires 8% o' Its Staff, Disables Comments fer That Cap'n's log Entry

I'm sad t' see any company go through cuts. But weigh anchor th' comments on, guys -- isn't that th' whole point o' bloggin'?

posted at 7:13 pm
on Nov. 12, 2008

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Th' best picture o' a cookie I’ve e'er seen

Oh yum.

posted at 4:03 pm
on Nov. 12, 2008

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Patriot Act deja vu: Tax legislation snuck through durin' market crisis will cost $140 billion

That's $140 billion missin' tax dollars that has t' come from tax payers like me.

posted at 1:32 pm
on Nov. 12, 2008

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Sprint has a really cool page: Th' Now page

Fun t' goggle at.

posted at 1:28 pm
on Nov. 12, 2008

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American military cemeteries in Europe honor heroes in both world wars

Fer Remembrance Day.

posted at 4:14 be
on Nov. 11, 2008

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Packs o' robots will hunt down uncooperative humans

But dern't worry, 'tis bein' built by th' best minds th' mililtary has t' ... agg oockk get away zzzaapp! Ahhhh!!

posted at 4:05 pm
on Nov. 10, 2008

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Mediasaurus: Crichton’s 1993 article about th' impedin' extinction o' mass media

Doubloons quote: "Th' media be an industry, and their product be information. And along wi' many other American industries, th' American media produce a product o' very poor quality. Its information be not reliable, it has too much chrome and glitz, its doors rattle, it breaks down almost immediately, and 'tis sold without warranty. 'tis flashy but 'tis basically junk. So people have begun t' belay buyin' it."

posted at 4:02 pm
on Nov. 10, 2008

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That huge voter turnout? Didn’t happen

Basically, some morrrr voters because th' population has grown, but about th' same percentage o' th' "eligible voter" pool, came t' th' polls. Many Republicans stayed on board.

posted at 6:11 pm
on Nov. 9, 2008

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How Th' ornery cuss bought a foreclosed house

Interestin', if anecdotal, reputation o' an L.A. Times reporter.

posted at 6:11 pm
on Nov. 9, 2008

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Amazin' hunt fer smileys: Twitter hunt

What makes it amazin'? If ye hunt fer a smiley like : ) it finds OTHER smileys, like : D and : - ) -- 'tis that sort o' necessary attention t' detail that makes competin' in hunt so hard.

posted at 7:19 pm
on Nov. 8, 2008

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A profile o' Seymour Hersh, th' most-feared investigative reporter in Washington

Rachel Cooke meets a prototype.

posted at 10:44 be
on Nov. 8, 2008

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MUST READ: Black butler from th' White House: A story o' years o' change

READ THIS WHOLE ARTICLE. 'tis fairly short, and has among th' most amazin' endings o' any newspaper article I've e'er read. (Talk about buryin' th' lead.)

posted at 6:43 pm
on Nov. 7, 2008

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Morrrr Friday fun: Build a quick Tower from Bloxx

Just click, and ye're a slum lord. Tah dah!

posted at 2:26 be
on Nov. 7, 2008

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Fun game fer Friday: Open Doors, a brain teaser

Slam.

posted at 2:18 be
on Nov. 7, 2008

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Write or Visit Davey Jones' Locker: A Web app that forces ye t' write

If one could wire it t' one's gonads -- then Th' ornery cuss'd have a sale-able product!

posted at 1:09 pm
on Nov. 6, 2008

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Obama: Graphic Change

A lot o' white presidents in that chain.

posted at 3:55 pm
on Nov. 5, 2008

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What One Word Describes Yer Election State o' Mind? - Interactive NYTimes Feature

Really, really neat. Like Twitter, but easier. smile

posted at 1:37 pm
on Nov. 4, 2008

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This. Fuckin'. Election. in one tall image tower o' words

Tomorrow, it will all be worth it.

posted at 12:37 pm
on Nov. 3, 2008

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101 Celebrity Photos by Th' Los Angeles Times

Fun way t' spend a few moments. Great shots.

posted at 3:09 pm
on Nov. 2, 2008

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Americans increasingly go abroad fer affordable medical treatment

A knee here, a heart there, it adds up.

posted at 2:58 pm
on Nov. 2, 2008

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music video wi' smilin' music knobs and dials

'tis bomb th' bass -- and super cool.

posted at 1:13 pm
on Nov. 2, 2008

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Why People Participate on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

They forgot white slavery as a category.

posted at 1:08 pm
on Nov. 2, 2008

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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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