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

Flickr to Get Contextual Nikon Banner Ads

And it's going to erase all non-Nikon photos. Naw, I'm just kidding about that last bit.

posted at 8:08 pm
on May. 31, 2006


Cunning Stunts

An interesting Web site of an interesting company -- but too light on actual facts for my taste. Can't they balance this attitude with some real information?

posted at 2:54 pm
on May. 30, 2006


World Hum counts down the 30 top travel books ever

They're down to the top 10 -- and #10 is one of my favorite authors. See if you agree.

posted at 4:04 pm
on May. 23, 2006


What Roomba does while owner’s away

The "Magnolia Bakery" joke's getting a little old, I think.

posted at 10:38 am
on May. 17, 2006


James Sherrett nominated Hop Studios as a Vancouver Web 2.0 firm

We accept! We accept!

posted at 12:11 am
on May. 17, 2006


If Sartre was alive today, would he be making Machinima?

If so, he'd make something like this.

posted at 12:45 am
on May. 13, 2006


Need a name for your company? Good ones here for free.

It'll never match the sheer GEE-nius of Hop Studios. Mwa ha ha ha *cough*.

posted at 12:23 pm
on May. 12, 2006


Singelringen: A ring for single men and women

Thanks, Kathryn, for the tip.

posted at 11:58 am
on May. 12, 2006


Someone please explain these triangles to me…

I can't figure out where the extra square comes from.

posted at 11:31 pm
on May. 10, 2006


Darren’s bed tried to eat him

Great story.

posted at 3:32 pm
on May. 10, 2006


J.K Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving on stage reading for charity

It's all good until King makes Irving's heart stop when Rowlings yells "Excelcior!"

posted at 11:41 am
on May. 10, 2006


Gillian’s running in The Underwear Affair 5K race, July 8

Everyone runs in underpants. Well, underpants and nothing overtop, which I think is the key point.

posted at 10:55 am
on May. 8, 2006


The best national flag database on the Web

It's amazing.

posted at 10:53 am
on May. 6, 2006

Permalink has a zillion ways of comparing countries

Including: * Richest * Most Murderous * Most Taxed * Most Populous * Poorest * Most Educated * Most Corrupt * Longest Living * Most Militaristic * Most Trigger Happy * Most Generous

posted at 10:50 am
on May. 6, 2006


James Sherrett sez Remax’s Jacob Krause uses spammy tactics to game search engines

But Jacob Krause is no match for the power of honest blogging. A few links to James' post will prove that! p.s. He also spammed Urban Vancouver

posted at 5:48 pm
on May. 5, 2006


U.S. National Parks Services would charge photographers up to $500 / day

Luckily, they did an about face yesterday.

posted at 11:31 am
on May. 5, 2006


*snap* Panic software co. posts a bandits gallery of their icons being ripped off

The photo gallery animation and highlighting effect is totally cool, but I don't think I'll be stealing it from them...

posted at 1:55 am
on May. 5, 2006


Knife Maintenance and Sharpening

Extremely well written and illustrated, this is the best knife sharpening guide I've ever read.

posted at 12:59 am
on May. 5, 2006


Truthdig: Specter Will Hold Hearing on Bush’s ‘Signing Statements’

'Signing Statements' are, I think, the most underhanded, unconstitutional legacy that the Bush administration might leave us with.

posted at 12:32 am
on May. 5, 2006


Why Most Web Hosting Companies Suck

Written by the folks at PMachine. Good analysis of the questions you shoud ask to protect yourself.

posted at 4:55 pm
on May. 4, 2006


Philips Bodygroom: Shave Everywhere

Funny site promoting an all-over shaver.

posted at 9:49 pm
on May. 3, 2006


Soda Distributors to End Most School Sales

Token effect, but great PR.

posted at 9:23 am
on May. 3, 2006


The We Media Global Forum is happening now - see video

Wish I was there....

posted at 1:14 am
on May. 3, 2006


Hooray hooray, the first of may…

(NSFW (word-wise only). Thanks, K.T.

posted at 3:20 pm
on May. 1, 2006


My favorite YTMND: lol internet

What's an YTMND? Wikipedia knows.

posted at 2:43 pm
on May. 1, 2006



“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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