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

Funny Firefox Cat Picture

What more to add?

posted at 5:27 pm
on Jul. 31, 2007


Ex-LA Times Sports editor argues against publishing gambling information in the paper

And his argument is pretty compelling.

posted at 12:18 pm
on Jul. 30, 2007


Blogging all day: Miss604 tippity-types for charity

Meanwhile, I'm reading RSS feeds for ... well, I don't rightly know.

posted at 3:35 pm
on Jul. 28, 2007


Kiley’s new blog: Blog the Cat

Go Kiley!

posted at 2:09 pm
on Jul. 28, 2007


Summertime: Let’s watch some ‘Mambo #5’ danced by video game super heros

You gotta admit, it's a catchy video.

posted at 3:41 pm
on Jul. 26, 2007


Did you know you can’t yell in all uppercase on Flickr?

Just another reason why Flickr is so good.

posted at 3:43 pm
on Jul. 25, 2007


Russia trying to extend its claim to North Pole territories

We must immediately send our trained polar bears to defend our sovereignty.

posted at 3:07 pm
on Jul. 25, 2007


Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google


posted at 2:48 pm
on Jul. 25, 2007


Tales of a Female Hitchhiker, by Suzanne MacNevin

Hitchhiking is a lot safer than popular culture makes it out to be. I hope there's a resurgence.

posted at 5:57 am
on Jul. 21, 2007


After legal back-and-forth, Copyright Board of Canada says yes to ‘iPod tax’

This means that iPods, cell phones, and perhaps even any digital electronic storage (like a computer or a TiVo or even a digital camera card) could have a music storage fee added on at the reseller level.

posted at 2:22 am
on Jul. 21, 2007


:joan stark’s ASCII Art Gallery


posted at 3:57 pm
on Jul. 19, 2007


A Good Essay on the Difference Between Noir and Hardboiled

My shirt is noir, my potatoes are hard boiled? No, that's not it.

posted at 2:13 pm
on Jul. 19, 2007


Chore Wars :: Earning Experience Points for Housework

Title kind of says it all. So far, I'm a level 1 slacker (but it's only been a week!) Join My Party?

posted at 1:47 pm
on Jul. 19, 2007


Since Harry: Monique Trottier’s Story-Sharing Site about Harry Potter

What has changed in your life since you first read a J.K. Rowling book?

posted at 9:35 am
on Jul. 19, 2007


Harry Potter leaked to the Internet?

That link downloads a torrent file filled with photos of the last Harry Potter book. Susie wrote a book about BitTorrent, if you have questions.

posted at 11:20 pm
on Jul. 17, 2007


Babies in Motion Physical Therapy

This is a business run by my friend, Karin L. Sung

posted at 3:25 pm
on Jul. 11, 2007


This New York Subway Drummer Will Get Your Toes Tapping

There are people of skill all around us -- they aren't all recognized or successful.

posted at 11:44 pm
on Jul. 9, 2007


iPhatigue - A Page for People Tired of the iPhone

By Darren Barefoot

posted at 12:40 am
on Jul. 5, 2007


Happy 4th of July, everyone - a little fireworx

Thanks, Rob Knox!

posted at 3:55 am
on Jul. 4, 2007


A great image of apple’s industrial design, 1976-2007

From Apple I to iPhone

posted at 9:55 am
on Jul. 3, 2007


Chickenshit President Bush commutes Libby during the long weekend

The only thing worse than trying to bury news on the long weekend would be if he did it during some bigger news event.

posted at 5:03 pm
on Jul. 2, 2007


Kwik-E-Mart - a photoset on Flickr

HIlarious promotion for the new Simpsons movie

posted at 11:10 am
on Jul. 2, 2007



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