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If you’re involved in SEO or SEM, you really ought to fill out this SEMPO survey

This is for full-time SEO workers, and part-time folks who do it for their own company. SEMPO Canada, the Canadian Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, is running their 4th annual State of Search Marketing Survey.

posted at 5:42 pm
on Nov. 28, 2007


On the Implausibility of the Death Star’s Trash Compactor

Good points -- I think maybe that part of the story was just made up and wasn't real at all.

posted at 9:15 pm
on Nov. 26, 2007


Hazards of deep frying a turkey - your deck catches fire

and totally ruins your turkey

posted at 12:21 pm
on Nov. 26, 2007


Shortcut to copy/paste Shortened URLs with Quicksilver

surl.command is what it's called.

posted at 10:51 am
on Nov. 26, 2007


cabel gives a short pre-review of Pixar’s NEXT movie, Wall-E

He saw a test screening.

posted at 8:32 am
on Nov. 26, 2007


An interactive life sized image of a blue whale

Pretty amazing.

posted at 9:52 pm
on Nov. 25, 2007


Older parallel versions of Safari for testing

So I can use Safari 2 and Safari 3 at the same time.

posted at 12:05 pm
on Nov. 25, 2007


Rogers Wireless promised a Voicemail-to-Text service by ‘fall’

30 days left, guys! Good luck!

posted at 1:16 pm
on Nov. 23, 2007


Another funny Writer’s strike video: WGA Strike: A Love Story

I like that it's not mean spirited -- it's a great way to get their message across without being confrontational.

posted at 12:14 pm
on Nov. 22, 2007


Vancouver’s Raincity Studios Acquires Bryght

Terms of the deal were not disclosed -- I wonder who will be staying and who will be leaving?

posted at 12:00 pm
on Nov. 21, 2007


Sarah has a lipstick problem

This is a really well-written blog.

posted at 11:02 am
on Nov. 13, 2007


Basecamp and Laughing Squid are down: Damaged transformer to blame

So, no project management site for about the last 90 minutes, leaving me with time to do things like ... blog about it.

posted at 7:04 pm
on Nov. 12, 2007


Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire

Nice work if you can get it.

posted at 12:26 am
on Nov. 12, 2007


YouTube Video: The Japanese Tradition of Origami

Funny. Would I waste your time with a non-funny video?

posted at 7:23 pm
on Nov. 11, 2007


My op-ed piece about Facebook ran in the L.A. Times today

"Facebook isn't your diary"? I'm definitely going to ask to approve the headline next time. That's awful!

posted at 2:04 pm
on Nov. 10, 2007


Do you know the best SEO advice? Take this quiz

I didn't finish it. But it was an excellent quiz.

posted at 5:27 pm
on Nov. 9, 2007


The Los Angeles Times has a nice new look

And a crappy title tag. I bet they change it back to include "Los Angeles Times" within two days.

posted at 12:51 pm
on Nov. 7, 2007


Pay Back Musicians, Five Bucks at a Time, for Music You’ve Downloaded

Dear Rockers is the love- and brain child (lovebrain child)? of my friend Darren Barefoot.

posted at 1:39 pm
on Nov. 6, 2007


Video of Iraqi Army Training - Jumping Jacks Edition

Can someone please tell me if this video is real?

posted at 10:57 am
on Nov. 6, 2007


Join My First Facebook Group: Why Not Just Show Me The Email Message, Facebook?

The first 1,000 people to join will get a warm fuzzy feeling.

posted at 12:32 pm
on Nov. 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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