Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page


Beautiful photos, beautiful design by adopt design

posted at 1:23 pm
on Jul. 28, 2005


Lucy Pringle’s Crop Circle Photograph of a REAL ALIEN

Scary stuff. 😊

posted at 11:49 am
on Jul. 15, 2005


A really really good commercial for Lynx deoderant

Good acting, actually.

posted at 11:44 am
on Jul. 15, 2005


Starbucks Gossip: Which celebrities have you spotted in your Starbucks store?

My favorite one: Ehud Barak, former Prime Minster of Israel, at a Starbucks in Stamford, Ct.

posted at 11:20 am
on Jul. 15, 2005


Kat Kam: Burrard Street bridge, Vancouver, web cam

Nice site, though totally Web 1.0.

posted at 2:07 am
on Jul. 15, 2005


Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool?

Susie wrote an OJR article.

posted at 10:40 pm
on Jul. 14, 2005


Car bomb in Iraq kills 1 solider, 1 suicide bomber, 24 children

Hideous, absolutely hideous.

posted at 11:00 am
on Jul. 13, 2005


Paul’s Personalized Google News, ca. 2031

It's all good, if your name is Paul. Otherwise, the future looks a little bleak.

posted at 8:59 pm
on Jul. 12, 2005


Flickr’s handy related tag surfing has been replaced by a lame Yahoo! Image search

This is disappointing, but I, for one, welcome our new Yahoo overlords... The one bright spot is that Yahoo may speed up Flickr's own search functionality one of these days, but still, this is a step backwards in terms of useability, and a silly way to force people to use Yahoo! Image search.

posted at 12:31 am
on Jul. 12, 2005


Television and Video Resolution is a subject that is truly terrifying to me

And yet I have to figure out something about it for a project. sigh.

posted at 12:06 am
on Jul. 12, 2005


I know what I want for Christmas: This Sleeptracker watch

I heard about it via TidBITS

posted at 10:38 pm
on Jul. 11, 2005


Why is an old, frequently repeated joke, story, or song, called a chestnut?

Sadly, this is a question link, not an answer link.

posted at 2:35 pm
on Jul. 11, 2005


the writes about ‘Humilitainment’: How the Internet spreads funny, embarrassing semi-private

Reminds me of that time I was on Jackass... did I never tell you that story? It's a good old chestnut.

posted at 2:33 pm
on Jul. 11, 2005


The Diversity of the nude American Female - a photoset on Flickr

It's NSFW, but nothing too horrid.

posted at 2:01 am
on Jul. 11, 2005


The Vancouver Weblogger July Meetup is in two weeks, Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 7:00 PM

Be there or be elsewhere.

posted at 12:41 am
on Jul. 11, 2005


Ostrich Leather in South Africa - New York Times

I rode an ostrich once. Yep.

posted at 11:08 pm
on Jul. 9, 2005


Lawrence Watt-Evans, a really good author, is publishing “The Spriggan Mirror” in exchange for Web d

I encourage you to read, and if you like it, to donate.

posted at 9:58 pm
on Jul. 9, 2005


A boat sinks, still in perfect condition, off the CA coast. Why?

The ocean's a weird place. In June, the Coast Guard closed its case on the Marian Ann. Said investigator Jim Crouse: "Our conclusion is that the Marian Ann sank for causes unknown."

posted at 11:00 am
on Jul. 9, 2005


Pology Magazine - Adventures in Travel and World Culture.

It's a nice little Web site.

posted at 7:33 am
on Jul. 8, 2005


CBC says no NHL labour deal

But the LATimes said a deal was done...

posted at 10:21 am
on Jul. 7, 2005


LA County Murders in 2005: 207 so far

Homicides in Vancouver so far this year: 10. But they don't have a nice Web site, either.

posted at 4:22 pm
on Jul. 6, 2005


NAMC Newswire - Jennifer Yu, Owner of New Century Media Corporation, Responds to MPAA News Release o

According to the release: "The total value of items removed was $10,540 in DVDs, plus 24 stampers valued at $3,600 each or $15,000 - MPAA's claim of $30 million was inflated by 2,000%."

posted at 12:24 pm
on Jul. 5, 2005


World’s ugliest dog keeps winning streak alive

Owner says: "I did years of professional musical theater and never achieved the fame [this dog] has."

posted at 10:49 am
on Jul. 5, 2005


Happy birthday, Heather!

A great post about turning 33 and facing a new year. If I was this thoughtful, I'd, well, I don't know what I'd do, that's the problem with not being this thoughtful.

posted at 9:51 am
on Jul. 5, 2005


Adobe’s interior page titles are AWFUL

Yeah, this REALLY helps me find my way around your site. (that was sarcasm)

posted at 1:08 pm
on Jul. 4, 2005


How to make a wallet from paint color sample strips

It's called a "paint chip wallet." It's rad.

posted at 1:15 am
on Jul. 3, 2005


Photoshop/MS Paint Nike and other evil corporations ruining famous album covers

Some good, some bad, some ugly.

posted at 6:09 pm
on Jul. 1, 2005


CBC News Indepth: Canada Day Quiz

14 out of 20 for me. {pats self on back}

posted at 5:49 pm
on Jul. 1, 2005


CBC Radio presents the 50 essential Canadian popular songs

I'm listening to the list right now... So good! 1. ?Four Strong Winds' by Ian and Sylvia (1963) 2. ?If I had $1000000? by the Barenaked Ladies (1992) 3. ?Heart of Gold' by Neil Young (1971) 4. ?Northwest Passage' by Stan Rogers (1981) 5. ?American Woman' by The Guess Who (1970) 6. ?Canadian Railroad Trilogy' by Gordon Lightfoot (1967) 7. ?Both Sides Now' by Joni Mitchell (1969) 8. ?Suzanne' by Leonard Cohen (1967) 9. ?Big Yellow Taxi' by Joni Mitchell (1970) 10. ?Early Morning Rain' by Gordon Lightfoot (1966) 11. ?Lovers in a Dangerous Time' by Bruce Cockburn (1984) 12. ?The Hockey Song' by Stompin' Tom Connors (1973) 13. ?Life is a Highway' by Tom Cochrane (1991) 14. ?Try' by Blue Rodeo (1987) 15. ?The Weight' by The Band (1968) 16. ?New Orleans is Sinking? by The Tragically Hip (1989) 17. ?Summer of '69' by Bryan Adams (1984) 18. ?Takin' Care of Business' by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (1974) 19. ?Snowbird' Anne Murray (1970) 20. ?Angel' by Sarah McLachlan (1997) 21. ?Constant Craving' by k.d. lang (1992) 22. ?Home for a Rest' by Spirit of the West (1990) 23. ?These Eyes' by The Guess Who (1969) 24. ?Rockin' in the Free World' by Neil Young (1989) 25. ?Sundown' by Gordon Lightfoot (1973) 26. ?The Universal Soldier' by Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964) 27. ?Courage' by the Tragically Hip (1992) 28. ?You Oughta Know' by Alanis Morissette (1995) 29. ?Wondering Where The Lions Are? by Bruce Cockburn (1979) 30. ?Mon Pays' by Gilles Vigneault (1965) 31. ?Raise a Little Hell' by Trooper (1978) 32. ?Hasn't Hit Me Yet? Blue Rodeo (1993) 33. 'Tom Sawyer' by Rush (1981) 34. ?I'm Movin' On? by Hank Snow (1950) 35. ?Echo Beach' by Martha and the Muffins (1980) 36. ?The Safety Dance' by Men Without Hats (1982) 37. ?Crabbuckit' K-OS (2004) 38. ?High School Confidential' by Rough Trade (1980) 39. ?Brother Down' Sam Roberts (2001) 40. ?Diana' by Paul Anka (1957) 41. ?Sonny's Dream' by The Wonderful Grand Band (1981) 42. ?Tower of Song' by Leonard Cohen (1988) 43. ?Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)' by the Crew Cuts (1954) 44. ?Rise Up' by The Parachute Club (1983) 45. ?Coax Me? by Sloan (1994) 46. ?Let Your Backbone Slide' Maestro Fresh-Wes (1990) 47. ?I'll Never Smile Again' by Ruth Lowe, performed by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1940) 48. ?Fly By Night? by Rush (1975) 49. ?Disco Sucks ' by D.O.A. (1978) 50. ?My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby' by Wilf Carter (1933)

posted at 5:42 pm
on Jul. 1, 2005



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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