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Meat Carpet / Rugs.

Head cheese for your feet.

posted at 9:15 am
on May. 20, 2009


Improve your social network picture

If you want to sound even cooler, call it an avatar.

posted at 11:34 am
on May. 16, 2009


Spare Me the Compliment Sandwich, Please!

Counter-advice for managers.

posted at 11:33 am
on May. 16, 2009


My cousin Gina is in the running for Miss Swiss Eye 2009

Vote for her!

posted at 3:34 pm
on May. 14, 2009


The 10 Largest ExpressionEngine sites

Hop Studios has worked on 4 of them.

posted at 3:28 pm
on May. 14, 2009


Vancouver Restaurants Using Twitter

Not a long list yet.

posted at 9:43 am
on May. 14, 2009


A reversible password encryption routine for PHP

Handy for me today.

posted at 5:21 pm
on May. 13, 2009


How David Beats Goliath: Why underdogs win far more often than you think

Ignore unstated rules (but not the stated ones), and work harder than anyone else would expect you to: you're likely to win!

posted at 4:43 pm
on May. 13, 2009


What Makes Us Happy?

This 72-year study has some answers, finally.

posted at 4:42 pm
on May. 13, 2009


What the Media Can Make Instead of Worthless News

I savor this blog's posts.

posted at 11:30 pm
on May. 11, 2009


Big site launch today at Hop Studios: The Reason Project

I could tell you how many hours this site took. I *could* tell you...

posted at 7:18 pm
on May. 11, 2009


Font Embedding: Is It ‘Now’ Yet?

Dave Shea sez he's tired of waiting, basically.

posted at 4:49 pm
on May. 7, 2009


Criticism is good. Criticism is right. Criticism works.

And I'm good at it.

posted at 12:47 am
on May. 7, 2009


Plants vs Zombies is a totally fun game


posted at 3:06 pm
on May. 6, 2009


Grade 10 class goes 7 days without using any electronics

One actually even read a BOOK. (Harry Potter, natch.)

posted at 1:17 pm
on May. 6, 2009


Don’t Work With Soul Suckers

Good advice. What are her other lessons, I wonder.

posted at 10:43 am
on May. 6, 2009


Afghanistan’s only pig quarantined

No joke.

posted at 4:40 pm
on May. 5, 2009


Only Blog I’ve Ever Seen With No Header or Navigation

Nerd Boyfriend: Interesting concept, too: Pictures of cool old famous people, with links to where you can buy their clothes today.

posted at 11:00 am
on May. 5, 2009


Do You Have Swine Flu?

Click and find out.

posted at 12:08 pm
on May. 1, 2009


A journalist writes about the day he was laid off

Breezy, touching column.

posted at 12:53 am
on May. 1, 2009


Cecil Adams has more to say about the online news biz

He's so smart!

posted at 12:44 am
on May. 1, 2009



“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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