Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Does anyone own a lobster oven mitt? Or, better yet, two lobster oven mitts? Let me know ASAP.
PS I know that a bleg doesn't work when no one reads your blog.
Update (10/31): Believe it or not, my mom found these for me! As long as there isn't a run on them between now and about 6 o'clock I'm set...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My name is Richard and I am an ellipsis and parenthetical statement addict. I also like to write in exclusively lower-case letters whenever possible and have been using the abbreviation FYI an alarming amount recently, especially at work. I apologize to anyone that I have harmed or offended on my rampage through your inboxes.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I often search for technology-related articles on Google (e.g. How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The answer is three. One to do it, one to blog about it, and one to blog about the blog post and then share both posts on Google Reader). The problem is that technology changes rapidly, but Google search results just return whatever articles are most relevant to the keywords entered, regardless of date. So you have issues like searching for "best rss feed reader" and the 8th result is from January 2005! This is useless to me, unless I'm interested in the history of feed readers...Clearly, the published date of results for a search like this is extremely important, but it is completely ignored in standard Google searches.
Amazingly, Google has the date option available in Advanced Search preferences, but has not made this a standard feature...Ilan?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I've been told recently that my blog simply does not have enough content that appeals to female readers. So here is a post that appeals to what girls love most about the internet:
Part 1: Celebrities!
Part 2: Cute Animals!!
Part 3: Sarah Palin Bashing
Tina Fey does such a good Palin, that at the VP debate I thought Sarah Palin was impersonating Tina Fey! Then I thought better of it when I realized how much she would have had to
Part 4: Exclamation Points!!!!!!!!!!!!
GIRLS, PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THIS GAME. (Thanks Ilan)
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Press 1 to send a numeric page. Press 2 to hear Andy Kaufman read the entirety of The Great Gatsby. Or please wait for the tone.
Do you know a single person who has sent a numeric page in the past 10 years? Ever? Why would phone companies possibly keep forcing callers to waste their time listening to this crap? This is COMPLETELY INSANE. People know to leave a message when they hear the beep. They've only been doing it since the 1990s (look it up, that's a long time ago now) or probably earlier.
Kudos to Tom for literally going straight to the beep, although I'm not quite sure that all of America is ready for that...