It's been a year since the Serial podcast posted their last episode regarding the case of Adnan Syed.
The Web 2015
I hate Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all those other "special" post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas sales periods that exist in this day and age. They drive me crazy.
I don't really want to write anything today. Too much going on in my head for coherent thought to occur. So I'm simply going to share with you a Tweet I MT'd (not a typo) earlier today with the caveat that if you don't get it, we can no longer be friends. It is that awesome.
For at least two years now, I've been using the Vine app to record, edit, and post little six- (or is it seven-) second videos to the web. A vast majority of them are Nathan related and I don't have a lot of followers or likes on my videos, but Vine has proven to be a lot of fun... when I remember to use it.
It was recently announced that, in the wake of the attacks in Paris, the hacker collective known as Anonymous has declared war against ISIS.
Months ago, we got a coupon with a DVD purchase that granted us $5 off a purchase of digital video from Vudu. Cool, right?
For many years now, there has been this little message board on the Intarwebs known as Reddit. Well, for those of you who can't read my sarcasm, it's kind of a big deal. People go there to post anything and everything. Sometimes focused, often not.
Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Spengler: It would be bad.
Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
I hate when I read through something on my site after giving it an appearance overhaul and discover something that desperately needs to be updated as a result of a change I've made.
Today was my deadline.
Note: I have no idea why this didn't post last night like it was supposed to. Maybe I hit the wrong button. Maybe my iPad disconnected from the web in mid post. Weird. Sorry. It was a quick one anyway. Post-dated, it shall be.
Wanna hear something pretty amazing? According to Typepad, today is my 10th anniversary of blogging. Well, "official" blogging using actual blogware.
Are things looking a little, er, different around here these last couple of days?
I love the comic strip Dilbert. I have for many many years. But I was never a regular reader until I discovered they had an RSS feed so I could have each day's strip sent to me and I never needed to worry about seeking it out.
I just got a text alert from AT&T that I have used 75% of my monthly data allowance... A mere two weeks into this billing cycle.
Since mentioning the new Star Wars trailer yesterday, I figured I'd take a moment to mention that I've developed a new app obsession. It's called Topps Star Wars Card Trader.
For a few years now, I've been hearing about this web service called IFTTT (If This, Then That). Simply put, you could create what they dubbed "recipes" that create a reaction based on an action. For example, I hit this button, then that happens. See where I'm going?
While I like and can appreciate YouTube, I'm not the sort of person that can spend hours upon hours browsing videos. I know a lot of those people and it's cool what they find, but I'm afraid I may get lost. I'd much rather remain found by my endless browsing on Google Maps.
Do you remember the top menu bar on my old blog design? The one that offered links to my Homepage, a bio ("Me"), RSS/email subscription options, my monthly and category archives, a list of blogger friends and other links ("Blogroll"), and my monthly goals?
Ever since getting my first iPhone back in 2010 (the iPhone 4), I've used the native iOS Mail app for all my emailing needs. It easily integrated all my email accounts into one location. With the occasional rollout of new features, I really felt no need to try anything else.
Believe it or not, I have been pretty busy trying to fix things here on the blog and trying out some new functionality. Howsabout I detail a little of my work of late?
Indeed, ABV is the acronym for "Alcohol By Volume." However, it is also, very appropriately it would seem, the abbreviation I personally use for a website called Adult Beverages, hosted by my buddy Marty of Banal Leakage fame.
For some reason, I'm doubting the legitimacy of this email. I'm. Not. Quite. Sure. Why. Yet I am. Hmmmm, maybe you can help me figure it out.
Hey all, I've got a couple of questions I'd like to throw your way if you don't mind.
I've been blogging for a long time. When you blog for as long as I have, you make friends in this wonderful place known as the “blogosphere.” I’ve had a ton of friends and we read and comment on each other’s posts, link to each other’s sites, share advice, start writing and photography challenges. Many of us have even met, multiple times, in real life and gone to concerts together, had drinks, shared fantastic Chicago pizza. It can be a tight family.
This story about a Microsoft applicant came across the wire on LinkedIn on Christmas Day. While I agree that it is inspirational, as the poster intended, the skeptic's alarm bells were ringing like a five-alarm jobber in my head.
I, like so many other podcast fans, am in withdrawal. Why? A few weeks ago, the top-rated and top-ranked podcast in the history of podcasting, Serial, ended their 12-episode first season.