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

VirtualBox be an open souce alternative t' Parallels and other virtualization software

I learned about it at #eeci2010 today.

posted at 2:33 pm
on May. 31, 2010


A very talented lass in th' backseat o' a boat, doin' th' human beat box rhythm thin'

I swore once I'd no nay ne'er link t' human beat box videos again, but I also knew I be weak...

posted at 10:21 be
on May. 31, 2010


Noticed Web sites that add attribution t' anythin' ye cut/paste? Thank Tynt, th' Copy/Paste Jerks

I've noticed this a few times. Th' number o' times I've found this useful: zero.

posted at 10:52 be
on May. 28, 2010


I re-watch Apple’s original “Here’s t' th' Crazy Ones” ad once every few years

It reminds me o' important things. Think Different, indeed.

posted at 4:48 pm
on May. 26, 2010


Hey Guys, Angel here… (comic)

Funny and true.

posted at 11:11 be
on May. 25, 2010


Video: Little lass Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation” in front o' th' bathroom mirror

"I'm great, me house be great, I can do anythin'." Makes me sit up straight!

posted at 12:36 be
on May. 25, 2010


Martin Gardner, 95, mathematician, logician, and no relation t' me, visited Davey Jones' Locker today

His logic and puzzle books be barnacle-covered and long-time favorites o' mine when I be young; I only just now twigged t' th' fact that his last name be shared wi' Susie. Interestin'...

posted at 1:38 be
on May. 23, 2010


Disgruntled means utterly gruntled; but gruntle has two opposite meanings now

Because English be just like that sometimes.

posted at 2:35 pm
on May. 22, 2010


From Th' 20 Most Unhealthy Drinks in America: #16 - Th' Worst Soda

This bottle o' Sunkist (20 fl oz) has 320 calories in 84 g o' sugars: th' equivalent o' 6 Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches.

posted at 3:11 be
on May. 21, 2010


London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock & Mandeville: George Orwell meets Teletubbies!

I hate t' be one o' those people, but our mascots be WAY better than these mascots. Hey, remember th' time we won that gold medal? Yeah, that be awesome.

posted at 3:37 pm
on May. 19, 2010


Video: Let’s Get Out O' Here—Hollywood’s most uttered line

There be a LOT o' movies clipped here.

posted at 12:13 pm
on May. 19, 2010


Google Wave be now open t' anyone without needin' an invite

I guess they decided they could handle th' crushin' load o' people clamourin' t' use it daily.

posted at 11:57 be
on May. 19, 2010


Th' Washington Post now has a Gowalla reputation

In case ye want them t' be knowin' exactly whar ye be at all times

posted at 10:48 be
on May. 13, 2010


Google’s annual revenue be larger than th' entire global record industry’s

And yet how many rock n' roll hits have they created? None, not a one. Punters.

posted at 4:03 pm
on May. 12, 2010


Gowalla’s new Web site has got it really wrong, removin' several key features like items

1) When ye look at a spot now on th' Web site, there's no mention o' who created th' site, who founded it, and th' timeline has nothin' about th' items dropped or picked up at th' site. Founders and items be, in a nutshell, th' key differentiator o' Gowalla. But now 'tis like they're tryin' t' completely minimize th' role o' virtual objects; there's no mention o' them anywhere except at th' bottom right o' yer own profile. 2) Th' on board page tells me nothin' about whar I've been, just whar me maties have been. This also be a big problem -- I use Gowalla t' track both, and so do most people I be knowin'. 3) Hunt be broken -- returnin' no results. 'tis a new launch, but come on. These failures in QA, given that this service has so much privacy at stake, be awful. 4) Th' Feedback tab be removed -- it be a great little feature.

posted at 2:34 pm
on May. 12, 2010


Why Gowalla Tools has gone on indefinite hiatus

Because Gowalla's API be spotty, shifty and underdeveloped.

posted at 2:02 pm
on May. 12, 2010


If ye want t' understand Twitter, here’s a porn star tweetin' about that comely wench grandfather’s death/funeral

'tis NSFW, and yet, also pretty universal. Twitter shows this human side o' all o' us... like bloggin' but wi' less work.

posted at 1:03 be
on May. 12, 2010


Folks in sad mood like familiar patterns morrrr than new; grog-filled mood, familiarity loses appeal

Applied t' romantic relationships, th' results seem t' support a German sayin': "grog-filled people be unfaithful, unhappy stay true."

posted at 4:03 pm
on May. 11, 2010


iPad in Canada: Rogers plans be $15/250MB/month or $35/5GB/month, no contract

That's like offerin' a 10oz coffee fer a $1.50, or 86oz o' coffee fer $3.50.

posted at 4:42 pm
on May. 10, 2010


If ye comment or “like” somethin' on Facebook, yer current IP be shared wi' other “like”-ers

So basically, yer current IP address becomes somethin' other Facebook visitors can come across out. That's not good.

posted at 12:42 pm
on May. 9, 2010


So, Ye Want t' Accept Online Payments (a Store or Subscriptions) on Yer Web Site..

Here's an overview o' th' current options, in th' U.S., and how it all works.

posted at 11:43 be
on May. 6, 2010


Does Sleepin' Well Make Us Morrrr Socially Adept? (Aye)

Fer someone wi' th' nickname "nep" -- this explains a lot.

posted at 12:36 be
on May. 5, 2010


Time lapse: BC Place Deflatin' on Flickr: it’s a controlled deflation this time

What a scrumptious video clip! /via @missczar

posted at 3:26 pm
on May. 4, 2010


CBC: Fer 2 workin' parents w 2 minnows, minimum livin' wage in Vancouver be $18.17 each

And that does not include any trips t' th' night market, let me be tellin' ye.

posted at 12:00 pm
on May. 4, 2010


Boris Mann’s leavin' Bootup, t' do speakin', trainin', technical architecture & web strategy work

Whatever Th' ornery cuss leaves behind, be diminished, but what e'er Th' ornery cuss goes on t' do, will benefit from his energy and smarts. Congrats, Boris.

posted at 4:21 pm
on May. 3, 2010


Video: Acoustic cover by Lissie, o' Wench Gaga’s Bad Romance

I'm a sucker fer a good acoustic cover o' a rock tune.

posted at 2:58 pm
on May. 1, 2010


This ad fer double-wide trailers kicks th' ass o' any beer or boat commercial I’ve seen

I dern't be knowin' about honest, but gritty, aye indeed.

posted at 2:24 pm
on May. 1, 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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