Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Are you a webmail only user?

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For ages I’ve used Apple’s Mail.app for all my mail needs. But over the past year or so I’ve consolidated a lot of things and only have a few email addresses now. I’ve even, for the most part, started using Gmail for business email as well.

Do you tend to use a local app or a web based client like Gmail? Have you found any real benefit of it over a local app?

Posted at 7:02PM by Josh in General
Feb 26 2007

SpottedWalrus: Annihilator

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So the little hamsters have been hard at work designing the new site that you now see. There are still quite a few rough edges and I know some browsers (specifically IE 6) just plain don’t work with this site. But do know that I’m working on it.

One major thing to make note of is the change in link structure. I’m dropped the usual blog structure of year, month, and day and just went with a simple post id and article title. Make for much neater URLs. The negative side is that all previous links are dead…but since there aren’t a ton of incoming links to specific posts at this point…it shouldn’t be a big deal.

Hope you like the new goods!

Posted at 12:57PM by Josh in General
Feb 22 2007

PowerMac & iSight for Sale

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This month I finally made the leap to the Intel side of Apple and snagged myself a juicy little MacBook Pro (little = 17″).

Now that I’ve got the MBP, I no longer need my G5 or the iSight (since Apple laptops have cameras built in).

So, I’ve put both items up for sale on eBay.

The PowerMac G5 is a beast with a Dual 2GHz processor and 5GB of RAM and the iSight is in mint condition.

Get your bid on.

Posted at 8:47AM by Josh in General
Feb 19 2007

Changes ’round here

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So it’s been a bit of a whirlwind the past couple of months and as you can tell, I haven’t posted in about a 3 billion days. And by 3 billion days I mean about 90.

I’m moving business towards the content creation side of things…meaning I’ll be writing more here.

Most of my writing has revolved around Apple stuff at The Apple Blog but I figured I really should start posting non-Apple stuff and here seems like the perfect place.

So stay tuned to more ranting on business, design, lifehacking, coding, and just plain awesomeness.

Booyah.

Posted at 8:43AM by Josh in General
Feb 19 2007

The New Goods

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Well, as the 9 of you who read this blog can probably tell, I’ve redesigned the site. There are still a few small issues to fix (and I honestly haven’t even opened it in IE/Win) so hopefully all those little things will get taken care of by themselves…

Posted at 6:37AM by Josh in General
Aug 11 2006

Tops of 2005

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So everybody’s got their top whatevers of the year…and I’m a sucker for bandwagons. So here we are.

Top 6 Albums

  1. Chasing Victory - I Call This Abandonment
  2. As Cities Burn - Son, I Love You At Your Darkest
  3. Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
  4. Acceptance - Phantoms
  5. Emery - The Question
  6. The All-American Rejects - Move Along

Top 2 Books - Note…these books were released prior to 2005…but I used them the most in 2005…and that’s what counts

  1. Sonic: Visuals for Music
  2. Taschen’s 1000 Favorite Websites

Top 1 Personal Computing Device

  1. Dual 2.0Ghz Powermac G5

Top 4 Significant Events

  1. Marriage
  2. Moving to Denver, CO (from Mississippi)
  3. Getting a dog…not just any dog…a pug…you can hardly even consider them a dog
  4. Going full-time with Sabotage Media

Top 3 Beverages

  1. Mountain Dew
  2. AriZona Green Tea
  3. Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

Top 6 9 Apps

  1. Adobe Photoshop CS2
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS2
  3. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
  4. Adium
  5. CocoaMySQL
  6. Quicksilver
  7. Macromedia Flash 8
  8. Mail 2.0
  9. Studiometry
Posted at 4:44PM by Josh in General
Dec 20 2005

Die branding! Die!

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Okay…branding shouldn’t die. But that still doesn’t change the fact that it showed up at the most inconvenient of times.

I, like millions of other loving husbands, purchased my wife fun goodies. And I did it all from the comfort of my leather office chair. The process took all of 10 minutes and I didn’t wait in a single line or have to awkwardly hand the check-out lady “female” attire. Great for me, right?

Well not really. 3 days after the easiest purchases of my life my wife walks in the door with 2 packages in her hand that she just picked up outside from the delivery man. Initially this isn’t so bad. The bad part comes in when the packages she hands me are completely covered in the logos of the 2 stores they came from.

To those companies, and any others shipping out items around Christmas, how about you not plaster your boxes with your logo for the entire month of December…seriously. It would keep you from being the evil grinch who spoils Christmas and I’d like a lot more and me liking you or not is extremely important.

Posted at 4:45PM by Josh in General and Design
Dec 19 2005

Never Scare a Brotha

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This little halloween prank didn’t turn out so hot. Word of advice…never scare a brotha.

Posted at 3:10PM by Josh in General
Nov 11 2005

Lame First Post

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Gosh I hate first posts…so to spice this one up I bring you Injured Bad…this kid couldn’t be any cuter.

Posted at 4:21AM by Josh in General
Oct 28 2005