Monthly Archives: July 2007
Irony Defined

Guess who’s data center lost power today. Click here and note the date of the press release.

NEWSFLASH: Women with big boobs are smarter

At least according to this study.

Discuss:

Posted on July 19, 2007, 12:18 By
3 comments Categories: wtf?
GrandCentral and Pownce Invites

**UPDATE**
Sorry folks, meant to post this a while ago but I’m all out of invites. Sorry!

I’ve got “exclusive” (as well as everyone else with the service currently…) invites for GrandCentral who recently got bought by Google and for Pownce, Kevin Rose’s latest venture.

I’ve got eight more GrandCentral invites left and three Pownce invites. If you’re interested in getting one, leave me a comment with a valid email address and I’ll see what I can do!

30 Random Ways to a Happier Life

I could use alot of these in my personal life, how about you?

Via Nickerblog.

1. Learn early on to enjoy warm soda. Trust me, it comes in handy. While you’re at it, learn to drink black coffee.
2. Let go of your need to make all the choices all of the time. Other people have better ones sometimes.
3. Learn to play guitar, juggle, ride a unicycle, do a backflip and play Scrabble.
4. Avoid trends. Go for timeless fashion.
5. Skip the iPhone. Get a Blackberry.
6. Learn to enjoy warm beer. (this one is more advanced, but well worth it).
7. Pick a team in any sport and be a hardcore fan.
8. Combine all of your e-mail addresses.
9. Own a car that doesn’t own you. There may be no bigger waste of stress than worrying about the looks of a car. Let it go.
10. Love what you love. Don’t trick yourself or others.
11. Cut out people that bum you out.
12. Find joy in condiments. Similarly, acquire tastes just for the hell of it. Like Sauerkraut and Whisky. But not together. Unless you’re high.
13. Stop imagining that people are saying things about you. They’re mostly just worried about themselves.
14. Ignore social constraints if more convenient or sensible than abiding by them.
15. Learn to play D&D. If you’re already laughing this one off, learn it immediately.
16. Feel free to simply let parts of your past go.
17. Get rid of the stuff you’re hoarding. It’s an emotional drain.
18. Don’t get too attached to any one material thing. It’s just stuff.
19. Learn the basic rules of the major sports.
20. Get good at frisbee.
21. Whoever makes you happy most of the time, that’s “the one.”
22. Change is unavoidable. Embrace it, on every level.
23. Learn how to use a gun.
24. When it comes to parking, pay the most for the closest once in a while.
25. Treat yourself to nice underwear. Life is too short.
26. Get a passport, even if you never plan on leaving the country.
27. Learn how to play poker.
28. Don’t be too afraid of “street meat.”
29. Always be ready to let go of your original plan…

Posted on July 17, 2007, 15:45 By
4 comments Categories: lifehack
Cool Little Lifehack

I’m always looking for ways to slim down my wallet and came across a cool little site that allows you to input club card bar code numbers and print them out (up to eight per card) onto one small credit-card shaped slip of paper you can put into your wallet. Check it out at www.justoneclubcard.com.

Found this via Dumb Little Man via Consumerist.

Good times.

$459,950.00 Update 07/05/07

Our agent had a broker open house today (where only realtors/agents look at the house) and the risk she took (showing the house the day after a holiday) paid off as we had 22 realtors/agents come and take a look at the house! She told us that we might expect 10-15 on an average day but there’d be a risk that they’d have taken the day off today for the holiday yesterday.

She told Jen that the house showed very well with only one “issue.” We’ve got a chip in the porcelain in our sink in the kitchen and need to fix that. We’ve got the repair kit to do so, we’d just not fixed it yet.

If that’s the worst of our issues, we’re in GREAT shape for our Open (to the public) House on Sunday the 8th from 1:30 – 4:30!!!

**UPDATE**
Looks like the house is up on realtor.com, only without any pictures yet. Here’s a link: CLICKY.

Posted on July 5, 2007, 13:52 By
No comments yet Categories: family, home, news
They’re not even trying anymore…

Just got the following email in my Gmail Inbox:

Dear valued PayPal member:

Identity protection matters. And PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe. That’s why it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To login to your PayPal account and update your records click on the following link:

http://[redacted]/updateusersonlinesecurity.html

Thank You for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

OK, there’s a few things wrong here but the most blatant is the fact that they didn’t even bother spoofing the URL of paypal.com, they just went ahead and put up the IP address of a server in the Czech Republic (thanks dnsstuff.com!)

Is this just an example of spammers/spoofers/phishers/whateverthefuckthey’recallingthemselvesnow not caring or just ineptitude? I’m betting on ineptitude myself.

Holy Crap!

Read this article then ponder it for a while. Go ahead, I’ll still be here…

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Holy crap, right? Mix in a helicopter that turns into a robot and you’ve got a Michael Bay movie!

Posted on July 3, 2007, 12:26 By
1 comment Categories: news, wtf?
$459,950

Our house goes on the market this afternoon for $459,950. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve put a lot of work into the house over the last four-plus years. We’ve got a new roof, painted inside and outside, a new stove/oven, new floors, new garage doors and more. I’m optimistic that we’ll sell the house within 30 days but hope it’ll sell faster.

I’ll keep this page updated with more info but the real estate broker will be coming over today to take pictures for the MLS site (~72 hours until it’s on www.realtor.com) then have a broker open house on Thursday the 5th. We’ll have our first Open House on the 8th (Sunday) as well.

Posted on July 3, 2007, 08:13 By
1 comment Categories: family, home, news
Streaming Netflix is pretty cool

Watching Zach Galifianakis: Live on my browser is pretty cool. Added to that the fact that they reduced my monthly charge by $5 and I’m a pretty happy guy. Two DVDs at once and 14 hours of free streaming video tells me that Netflix is doing alright.

Kudos to them for taking steps in the right direction, now if only I could watch the video in Firefox rather than IE…