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

Understandin' nuclear weapons: a short comic strip

Th' true devastation be not in bein' bombed, but in ownin' th' bombs.

posted at 4:48 pm
on Feb. 27, 2010


Onion what What News update: Olympic athletes hopin' t' exchange bent-up medals fer normal ones

Ah, Onion. Ye speak truth t' power.

posted at 3:20 pm
on Feb. 27, 2010


NYTimes Video: Olympic Pictograms since 1936 - a must-watch fer any graphic designer

Vancouver's iconography gets savaged. Beijin' gets th' gold.

posted at 11:29 be
on Feb. 26, 2010


This ad from Puma has English guys singin' Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply in a Skull & Scuppers

'tis oddly touchin'. And a reminder that everyone can sin' in a big enough crowd.

posted at 5:08 pm
on Feb. 25, 2010


Sale o' Hummer brand t' China collapses; GM starts final closure o' mfctr. Buh-bye, Hummer jokes!

'tis goin' t' get harder and harder fer a lubber t' get a Hummer now.

posted at 11:49 be
on Feb. 25, 2010


Tom Brokaw video explains th' relationship betwixt Canada and Th' United States

6 minutes that reminded me: there has no nay ne'er in th' history o' th' world been a closer or morrrr productive overall relationship betwixt two neighbourin' countries.

posted at 4:09 pm
on Feb. 24, 2010


Spontaneous choreographed dancin' breaks out in Vancouver

Great flash mob on Robson river last week. Wish I'd known about it!

posted at 3:50 pm
on Feb. 24, 2010


“At Google Buzz, we be met wi' unexpected backlash, which be odd, because we can keel-haul ye.”

Great funny fake video o' Google's spokesman about Buzz.

posted at 4:09 pm
on Feb. 23, 2010


Aft sellin' 970,000 copies o' it, Apple has banned Wobble from th' App Store

Which means we'll no nay ne'er see that 1,000,000th addled picture o' someone's jiggly faux-breasts. Apple, yer policies be DUMB. It be already an o'er-17 only app!

posted at 3:30 pm
on Feb. 19, 2010


Internet services from a little lubber who walks out and talks t' ye on th' screen

I be knowin' how we're goin' t' redo th' Hop Web site... smile

posted at 10:56 be
on Feb. 19, 2010


Play th' “100 Game Cupcakes” Game on Flickr

Super amusin'. And delicious.

posted at 1:25 be
on Feb. 18, 2010


Post-Valentine’s picture essay: Th' One Who Got Away

Th' stories be as good as th' pictures, which be t' say, great.

posted at 11:58 be
on Feb. 17, 2010


Travis Smith’s XBox Live gamertag be NepInDaHouse

Just in case ye be wonderin' back in 2008.

posted at 3:35 pm
on Feb. 15, 2010


Bin' Maps, integrated wi' Flickr Photos, o' Vancouver river scenes.  Futuristic. Stunnin'.

Truly a "we're livin' in th' future" moment.

posted at 9:08 pm
on Feb. 13, 2010


Director Kevin Smith got thrown off a @SouthwestAir flight fer bein' a “safety risk” (i.e. too fat!)

I not only think 'tis a bad idea t' throw famous people off yer plane, but I also think Th' ornery cuss's not THAT large. What a boneheaded move!

posted at 6:59 pm
on Feb. 13, 2010


Google’s new Buzz service opens a very big privacy hole by revealin' some o' yer Gmail address book

Basically, by usin' yer Gmail address list t' automatically form th' core o' yer public "buzz" network, they exposed who ye email most often. Which may not be people ye want t' be publicly associated wi'.

posted at 3:36 pm
on Feb. 13, 2010


Georgian athlete keel-hauled in luge sled crash durin' Olympic practice run

Trainin' runs be suspended; Th' ornery cuss hit an unpadded metal pole. This be ... bad.

posted at 1:43 pm
on Feb. 12, 2010


Google Acquires Aardvark - This be a seemingly small purchase that will mean big things

If ye ha'nae tried Aardvark, give it a whirl. I'm on it.

posted at 1:40 pm
on Feb. 11, 2010


Bottle o' champagne takes 25 years t' arrive in th' mail

Glad it weren't a ham!

posted at 11:31 be
on Feb. 11, 2010


Funny video o' a trick wi' an invisible piece o' hair

Made me laugh.

posted at 12:15 be
on Feb. 11, 2010


NYT article about Canada’s Quest fer Gold

Go team.

posted at 3:53 be
on Feb. 10, 2010


Google Adds 130 Morrrr Canadian Cities T' Maps, Includin' Whistler via Snowmobile

At long last, if ye want t' see Drumheller, ye dern't have t' go t' Drumheller.

posted at 5:29 pm
on Feb. 9, 2010


This Cap'n's log has funney examples o' Google’s auto complete hunt suggestions

Why *do* midgets laugh when they run, Google?

posted at 11:24 be
on Feb. 9, 2010


Gowalla now has an API

Let th' games begin.

posted at 11:24 be
on Feb. 9, 2010


Morrrr pediatricians be refusin' t' care fer sprogs whose parents won’t let them be vaccinated

Interestin' ethical question: Can a doctor refuse t' treat someone who won't take that comely wench or his advice?

posted at 10:20 be
on Feb. 9, 2010


SEcond best use o' side scrollin' e'er: Vans and th' places whar they be.

A great collection o' photos, and a great daguerrotype collection.

posted at 2:47 pm
on Feb. 8, 2010


Here’s th' best list I’ve found o' th' venues o' free Vancouver 2010 Olympic Events

Th' Swiss House and th' Russian Tall Ship sound particularly cool.

posted at 10:47 be
on Feb. 7, 2010


Compared t' 20 years ago, these be Th' Days o' Miracles and Wonder

A great Cap'n's log post.

posted at 4:38 pm
on Feb. 5, 2010


TechCrunch Intern Takes a Computer Bribe in Exchange fer a Cap'n's log Post

I think th' real story here be: A single post on TechCrunch be worth a computer? Like, a Macbook Air even? Woah.

posted at 4:21 pm
on Feb. 5, 2010



“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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