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200 years jail without parole for 20 images of child porn

Don't get me wrong, this guy is scum, but is he 175 years more of a scum than a rapist or a murderer?

posted at 1:31 pm
on Feb. 27, 2007


Windows Vista has dropped 20% in price in one month

At this rate, it'll be free in another 4 months. Or, get it for free now in China!

posted at 12:55 am
on Feb. 27, 2007


Where the Single Men and Women Are

An interesting chart of North America's single person distribution.

posted at 6:48 pm
on Feb. 26, 2007


Why Geeks Make Good Lovers

And also, they're usually free on a Friday night.

posted at 6:02 pm
on Feb. 22, 2007


I love at least 7/8ths of these fonts

Maybe even 8/9ths.

posted at 4:10 pm
on Feb. 22, 2007


Hop Studios exists to improve Web sites like this one

It'll make your eyes hurt

posted at 8:46 am
on Feb. 22, 2007


Have You Signed up @ Useless Account Yet?

My username was still available, thank god.

posted at 4:33 pm
on Feb. 21, 2007


How To Tell If You’re Watching A Bad Nicolas Cage Movie

"If Nicolas Cage is playing a musical instrument of some kind, let's say a Mandolin for example, then you are watching a WAY bad Nicolas Cage movie."

posted at 11:18 am
on Feb. 20, 2007


10 Worst Drivers Ever Caught on Video

I was worse when I first got my license.

posted at 11:15 am
on Feb. 20, 2007


Video: A Beginners Guide To Faking Your Death On The Internet

So many good tips here, it's hard to know where to start.

posted at 9:36 am
on Feb. 19, 2007


The Vancouver Housing Market Blogger is shutting down

His myterious identity and bearish predictions made him a favorite of mine.

posted at 5:39 pm
on Feb. 18, 2007


Substitute teacher faces 40 years prison for exposing kids to porn

Thing is, evidence seems to indicate that it was spyware that was to blame, not anything the teacher, Julie Amero, did.

posted at 4:05 pm
on Feb. 17, 2007


Gmail Theater: Why Use Gmail? Because these dorks made it

Funny. Not REALLY funny, but funny.

posted at 9:28 pm
on Feb. 14, 2007


Smart Guys Date in Parallel

Great diagrams on how an electrical circuit explains the best dating procedure

posted at 9:04 pm
on Feb. 14, 2007


A special 20/20 report on the top three graphic design mistakes

John Stossel gets geek cred for this -- and he's right about Comic Sans. Mostly.

posted at 8:01 pm
on Feb. 13, 2007


Write your own George Bush speech

It's a pretty cool littel doohickey, though I actually made myself mad with my own speech.

posted at 11:57 pm
on Feb. 12, 2007


5-foot tall Mac Office Icons made from Sticky Notes

Happy birthday, Mac Business Unit!

posted at 8:22 pm
on Feb. 12, 2007


Dd you know, The Tyee is a Hiring a Webmaster?

This could be quite the fun job. Sadly, I have but one life to live.

posted at 11:40 am
on Feb. 12, 2007


A Web 2.0 Valentine

If you're geek enough to laugh at this, you better hope your significant other is, too. 😊

posted at 11:39 am
on Feb. 12, 2007


This is a fascinating case, but I *am not* the defendant

His name is TREVIS SMITH. I am TRAVIS SMITH. Also, I'm not black, athletic, HIV-infected nor liviing in Regina.

posted at 2:08 am
on Feb. 12, 2007


OJR’s 2nd annual conference is March 30

Dunno yet if I'm going. Perhaps.

posted at 10:35 am
on Feb. 9, 2007


Wanna watch a wonderfully trained horse dance to the Moulin Rouge medley?

Of course you do -- why else would you be using the Internet today?

posted at 5:46 pm
on Feb. 8, 2007


Anna Nicole Smith: OH for CHRIST’s SAKE!

A photo on Flickr.

posted at 1:51 pm
on Feb. 8, 2007


‘Beer goggles’ effect explained

I benefit from a lesser known effect called Diet Doctor Pepper goggles, which keeps Susie on the ranch, so to speak.

posted at 1:49 pm
on Feb. 8, 2007


A handy guide to where and of what you can take photos (in the U.S.)

I'll be reading ALL these links.

posted at 6:31 pm
on Feb. 6, 2007


Steve Jobs is strongly in favor of removing DRM from music

This came as a surprise to me, but warmed my heart.

posted at 1:43 pm
on Feb. 6, 2007


friendship theory: some philosophical and sociological themes

The concept of what makes a 'friend' has always interested me, and Aristotle's viewpoint especially resonates.

posted at 12:12 pm
on Feb. 6, 2007


I really like this Wedding Photographer’s Web site

Not that I need one. Just that his photos are really excellent, and the site presents them nicely. Unlike almost all photographer's Web sites, though, he's got enough text on his site to let the search engines find him.

posted at 3:46 am
on Feb. 1, 2007


The Best Basecamp Text Formatting Guide

Basecamp uses a modified version of Textile formatting for its writeboards and messages and comments. If you use Basecamp, you should really check out this quick guide to how to format messages.

posted at 1:03 am
on Feb. 1, 2007



“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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