Showing posts from November, 2007

Blogging 2.1

As an update to my earlier cop-out for not really blogging regularly, let me say that the best way to keep up to date on things I find interesting (assuming you'd want to do such a thing) is to subscribe to the RSS feed of my shared RSS items (it's a bit meta, which is bonus points).

This is a bit different from my feed of bookmarks, in that it's just things I come across in the course of reading my RSS feeds that I find interesting, rather than things I want to permanently bookmark. I use NetNewsWire (and it's web counterpart, NewsGator Online, although mostly NetNewsWire now that I have a Mac at work) to share items, but there's similar functionality in Google Reader.

The items are also shared in a little sidebar to the right on this blog, and via FeedHeads on Facebook, but there's nothing like reading an RSS feed of someone else's shared RSS items in a real RSS reader.

Obama '08

There were a number of food-related events back in the NYC office that I missed this week, but one major perk of being out in Mountain View was getting to hear Barack Obama speak. Ideally this would have been in person, but an hour before he was scheduled to appear the line to enter the auditorium was already snaked around a couple of buildings, so I had to settle for watching it over video conference from another building. Which, I could have done from NYC as well, but shush. It was cool just being on campus to feel the excitement associated with his visit.

Many things have gone very, very wrong under the Bush presidency, and I don't know how much of it Obama (or anyone else) would be able to undo. There have been many disservices perpetrated against this country and the world, and I'm not going to say that having a president that lacks intelligence, moral authority, and sound judgment is the chief disservice, it's certainly at the root of it all. Listening to Obama speak,…

Things to watch when you're watching

After a nice weekend break with the always hospitable Mirers, I'm holed up in a hotel in Palo Alto again. The cable here is different and frightening (Fox is channel 8? Football is on at 10:00am?), and I distrust it, so I've turned to the Internets for video entertainment.

I never got fully caught up to Ze Frank's The Show, despite the fact that there are no more new episodes. I started watching last summer when I had another long hotel stay in Redmond, and I've come back to a bit, watching a couple of episodes here and there.

I watched some of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 shorts with Petey last night, and I watched some more today back in my hotel room. I have some of the full-length episodes queued up on Netflix, but I'm almost positive that Sheryl will hate them, so watching 10 minute mini-films on YouTube is probably my best way to get a fix.

I started watching Batman Begins, which I had ripped to my hard drive, but stopped after 15 minutes or so and went out …


In all likelihood, this is the least obscene video ever filmed in a hotel room: