Posts Tagged ‘Three Things I Learned Today’

Three Things for Today: Nov. 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Renters amok, brokers rocked, and the hallmarks of clean code:

  1. Rental car company Avis has no problem with a blogger writing about them, but for some reason they have a big problem with said blogger also using their logo in the post.  Doesn’t anyone understand the term “fair use” anymore?  Madness!
  2. Buzz is that E*Trade is on shaky footing.  Seeing as how what few stocks I have are managed through E*Trade, this is an item of concern for yours truly.
  3. If you ever wondered what good-looking HTML code is supposed to resemble, take a gander at this picture.

Three Things for Today: Nov. 12, 2007

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Tonight we feature cable boxes, fake boxes, and squeeze-boxes:

  1. I don’t know what’s gotten into the FCC lately, but they’re actually making…sensible decisions!  Looks like they’re about to impose some significant new regulations to open the cable market.  Long overdue.
  2. For future reference:  Pixel Mana has whipped up this nice template for creating boxes in Photoshop.  Never know when you need to fake…er, make a box for use on some web site somewhere.
  3. Screw Guitar Hero…I want Accordion Hero!  [via Gizmodo]

Three Things for Today: Nov. 8, 2007

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Continuing the tradition of doing the bare-minimum:

  1. An English mom said she ordered someone in a gorilla suit to deliver a birthday message to her son at his school.  Instead, he got a stripper….
  2. The Sunlight Foundation whipped up a layer for Google Earth to show where and what projects U.S. government officials are budgeting funds for across the country.  [via LifeHacker]
  3. Among the things that third-world kids who get a laptop as part of the OLPC (one laptop per child) will be the original SimCity.

Three Things for Today: Nov. 7, 2007

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Talking lawsuits, gas maps, and foldin’ money:

  1. Frank Gehry’s works are unique and usually controversial, but I never thought they were lawsuit-worthy.  MIT thinks so and has a laundry list of complaints that have developed at their Gehry-designed Stata Center. [via K10K]
  2. You may someday soon come across a gas pump with Google Maps running on it.
  3. If you have more money than you know what to do with, you could always try your hand at Moneygami.

Three Things for Today: Nov. 6, 2007

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Future me is writing an apology again. What possible lame excuses kept me from writing up this post last night?:

  1. I did a lot of reading of sites last night, and still found nothing interesting enough to write about. Of course, this is super weak because even the dullest of night, there’s always something interesting on the web.
  2. I was out having a social life. This would be a more than acceptable excuse, if only it were true. Unfortunately, I was in my apartment all night.
  3. I got wrapped in working on other projects that I lost track of time, and didn’t have a chance to post until now. This one is helped along by the fact it’s true.

Patience is a virtue. I’m still trying to kick many, many months of bad blogging habits. Once upon a time, I really did know how to balance constant posting with a richly lived life….