November 17, 2005

Arbitrary Secondaries has been retired in this form. Links can now be found on the home page, and at photodude.com/links. This RSS feed is now dead, too. The new one has articles, links and quotes, and can be found here: RSS / Atom. This feed will redirect after a week.
Category: .:link:.

November 15, 2005

A ‘fiscal hurricane’ on the horizon
“To hear Walker, the nation’s top auditor, tell it, the United States can be likened to Rome before the fall of the empire.”
Category: Politics .:link:.

November 12, 2005

Visiting Caroli
A small gallery of pictures from our visit to see Caroli on her ninth day in the USA

November 11, 2005

Cow-tipping myth hasn’t got a leg to stand on
“I suspect that even if a dynamic physics model suggests cow tipping is possible, the biology ultimately gets in the way: a cow is simply not a rigid, unresponding body.”

November 10, 2005

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study
“The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz”
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
“The tree comes with one red Christmas ball ornament.”

November 09, 2005

Top Thirty Facts About Chuck Norris
“Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.”

November 07, 2005

AlternativePhotography.com : the art and techniques of alternative photography processes
If you want to get Old School, this looks like a good place to start.

November 05, 2005

Weblog Advertising Yields Audi Dramatic, Cost-Efficient Results
“29 percent of traffic to a site created as part of a recent Audi A3 campaign was generated by advertising on the BlogAds network. The kicker is that 29 percent was achieved with just one half of one percent of the overall media budget” (via Reecie)

November 04, 2005

The Cover-Up Is the Crime
“By deliberately corrupting the most basic functionality of their customers’ computers, Sony broke the rules of fair play and crossed a bright line separating legitimate software from computer trespass. Their actions may be civilly actionable.”

November 02, 2005

Our Mac Parody
I guess this “inside” parody of the “Switch” campaign has been around a while, but it was freshly funny to me (3.3mb AVI)

October 29, 2005

Sony’s got balls
A quarter million of them. 250,000 brightly colored superballs, bouncing down a San Francisco street. Is this a great country or what?
“1. take a photo of yourself. 2. draw yourself as you are in that photo ... I will post them here”

October 28, 2005

Rep. Cynthia McKinney Fined $33,000 by FEC
In the 2002, she collected over $100,000 in “excessive” contributions, most of it collected for the general election ... after she’d lost the primary! Reimbursement plus the fine means her 2006 campaign starts with 6 figures of debt.

October 26, 2005

Why do you cling to IE5/Mac?
“Today, it would seem, all the users of Internet Explorer 5 on a Mac have conspired to get together to piss me off.”

October 22, 2005

How Much is Your Blog Worth?
“I’ve created this little applet which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.” It claims mine is worth $82,987.38. Fax in your bid today!
Category: Business .:link:.
UN office doctored report on murder of Hariri
The UN is not only untruthful, they are digitally clueless. And they want to run the Internet?

October 19, 2005

Jason’s patented bow-legged saunter through the racks
Well, it’s not quite a photograph of a “CEO strutting past server racks,” but it’s dangerously close.
Category: Internet .:link:.

October 18, 2005

“Give me that camera”
Man, that’s one not-so-dark alley I sure hope to avoid. Even if my web site does reside there. Damn geek gangs.

October 16, 2005

“Facing surgery without insurance”
“there is something at core in people that -- if given a chance -- is begging to come out and make itself known”

October 15, 2005

The Country That Loved Spam
“South Koreans take their Spam quite seriously and seem mystified as to why it is a subject of parody among Americans.”

October 14, 2005

The Company Cookbook
Some of the most gawd-awfully hilarious food photography I’ve ever seen.
Hanlon’s Razor
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” Seems particularly appropriate for our two recent terrorist non-incidents in Atlanta
“Here is your chance to own a piece of Vancouver by buying street name signs from the City”
A great way for a city to raise extra funds. Imagine the number “Peachtree Street” signs Atlanta could sell. In this case, they’ll make at least one sale to TextDrive, where the servers are named after Vancouver streets.
Category: Business .:link:.
Flickr: Camera Tossing
These people are just sick. They ought to be in photo jail. Well, the pictures are cool, but this is felony level camera endangerment. I just can’t watch...

October 13, 2005

MySpace hacked: samy is my hero.
“Oh wait, it’s exponential, isn’t it. Shit.” This is too funny. Hack some social software and get 1 million new friends!
Category: Internet .:link:.
A Father’s Quest
When his son, who was a friend of Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed, he didn’t go camp outside a ranch in Texas. He’s camped out in Iraq.
Category: Iraq .:link:.
“The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages”
Um, Internet Explorer v7 isn’t the demise of broken pages, it will create them ... because for years we’ve had to use hacks to get earlier versions of IE to play nice, and now they will “break” pages in IE7.

October 11, 2005

Thou good and faithful servant.
“He was a good friend. He was my best friend.”
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
Rock and Roll jumps the shark, Part Two
David Lee Roth to succeed Howard Stern. That’s a self-demotion, from (former) rock star to DJ. I’d give him two ratings books before he goes back to former rock star.
Category: Music, Radio .:link:.


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