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I didn’t really want to watch the men’s road race anyway

My non-Intel iBook is apparently not cool enough to watch the streaming video coverage of the Olympic cycling events.

Now this just ticks me off. Chances are good it would still work on my system, but I’m being specifically screened. That’s annoying. And that’s bad form NBC.
Update: A little research tells me that [...]

Things I’m Sure Of

I’m quite certain an old Nissan parked on a street in Fort Collins does not need a car alarm, especially a car alarm sensitive enough to be tripped multiple times (3:30am, 6:00am, 7:40am, 9:00am, 9:30am) by a passing bike or cat.
Some quick research tells me that the model in question, a Nissan 240SX, was last [...]

Colorado Driver’s License == National ID Card

My Montana vehicle tags expire at the end of this month. In the interest of neatly compartmentalizing official Colorado residency duties, I decided I should also get a Colorado driver’s license around the same time I get Colorado plates. Thus, I headed to the Colorado DMV website to learn what I should bring [...]

Bad Defensive Design for the Web

37Signals would be aghast at TIAA-CREF’s take on defensive design.

Firstly, an error message is displayed when a I initially go to the client log-in creation page. Hmmm, I thought to myself. Some functionality isn’t working apparently, but the form is still there, so I must be able to continue. Wrong. [...]

A Letter to the Random Dude Walking Down the Street

Dear Random Dude (I had a better name for you, but I thought I best not post it here),
Yes, I was getting parking lot passes well after they are necessary. Why? Because I didn’t want to run out to the lot early tomorrow morning in my pajamas and sloppy hair just to put passes [...]

Seeing Shades

The following piece was spotted today in a Gawker note on the death of Peter Jennings:

Jennings was an anchor for the blue states. This is not to say that his politics leaned one way or another, or that he somehow provided a friendlier newscast for liberal causes than for conservative ones; we have no idea [...]

The ONE Campaign

You’ve probably seen the commercial. Various celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Bono, and Brad Pitt flash on screen in a subdued black and white tint trying to mobilize us to some action. At the end Brad assures us that they “don’t want your money, we want your voice.”
Already skeptical of the campaign, I visited [...]

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