Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Via I noticed a entry on about What a beautiful site (not for its design, mind you, but its content). If you ever find yourself needing a copy of AOL v1.0 or MSN Messenger v3.0, etc, this is the place to go. What a wonderful resource.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Da Bears

Well I'm happy to say the Bears won on Friday. The Bills may not be the toughest team in the NFL, but watching the game, one thing was clear, our defense is hot! Of course pre-sesson doesn't mean anything, but I do love seeing the team win.

Friday was a good day, and today, the news is very good. First, the distractions of the status of Cedric Benson are over. He agreed to terms on a 5-year deal. I personally don't have a high degree of excitement about him as a player, but we shall see. The better news, to me though, is the announcement that Kyle Orton is going to be the starting quarterback! Thank God! Chad Hutchinson just isn't any good. And as a Bears fan, I know what a bad quarterback looks like! I urge all Bears fans everywhere to hope and pray that Kyle has at least a little Big Ben in him....

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Flickr Fun

The best thing about open APIs for web sites is the interesting uses that people come up with. Flickr allows anyone with a bit of creativity to access their entire system. Two of my favorite uses are:
Not only are these great uses of the Flickr resources, but also, a great waste of time! ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google Talk

This is no surprise for the people who follow Google-happenings. The latest free tool in the Google family is out in, beta, of course. Google Talk is a Jabber based IM client with voice communications built-in.

At this point, I use GAIM, and I can't see changing that; unless, Talk starts to support AIM, Yahoo! and MSN IM services, then, I would switch. The Talk interface is simple and clean, with no ads (yet...). Also since GMail is my primary email these days, I like the interact there.

The first Easter egg has already been located, check out this Wikipedia article for details on hunting the Wumpus...

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bout Time...

I was surpised to read about Kanye West calling for an end to gay bashing in Hip Hop, but I have to say, it's about time someone did. Who knows if it will have any effect, but it looks to be a step in the right direction.


There is a very interesting thread on the blog cf.Objective about comparing PHP to CFMX. I for one, am sick of attempting to explain the beauty and power of ColdFusion to those who haven't "seen the light." I've been working in ASP.NET lately (not by choice) and if ever the easy of use and true RAD nature of CF was apparent, it is now.

I don't know enough about PHP to compare it, thus I have stayed out of the converstation, but I think its a good read for anyone who needs more ammo for this seemingly endless debate.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

My Cat Hates You...

Thanks to Kimba for this, I needed a smile and she came through... even though I'm pretty sure she didn't know I needed a smile... or did she?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

When Google Maps Isn't a Good Thing...

I have to agree with JD, this is just scary! I see so many possible things coming from this, that I'm not even going to list any of them...

Firefox Tip

Andrei Zmievski has a great tip for Firefox users on how to add support for multiline URLs copied from email or documents.

This one is a God send for me, as I'm offen send long crazy links from family, friends, clients, etc that I have to rebuild in a text editor.

Monday, August 08, 2005

R.I.P. Peter Jennings

The passing of Peter Jennings last night is very sad. From the time that I can remember watching the news, it was always him that I seeked out. He, is the only news caster that I have ever felt trust for.

My favorite moment in his career was at the beginning of the first Gulf War. After days of being on the air, almost non-stop, he looked into the camera and took a moment to thank CNN and it's reporters for being so well prepared in Baghdad. Only a true professional would end a newscast by thanking his competitors for doing their job, and doing better than his own network could.

Goodbye Peter Jennings, you will be missed.