Archive for September, 2006

Ze on Vegas… Baby

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

the show with zefrank

From June 14, 2006. Is it sad that I knew exactly where in the archive to find this particular show?

Dear Brigitte 01

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Brigitte and I are starting a new project. Here’s the first video which was mostly done to familiarize myself with iMovie and Netscape’s new video service. Original file. (more…)

Fear and Loathing

Monday, September 25th, 2006

squirrelI’ve arrived safely in Las Vegas. I’m in a very bad mood. Please forgive me if I’m short with you. Here’s an adorable squirrel.


Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The other day a close friend asked me where I expected to be in 5 years. When I was sleeping on Frosty’s couch this question was easy. I was getting paid to blog and was looking for a fulltime mechanical engineering job. I’d say that in 5 years I’d be blogging fulltime. So something got thrown into the works in the meantime; I actually got hired fulltime for my blogging work. So what’s coming in 5 years? I didn’t see any of the last 1.5 years on the horizon at the time. It comes down to this: I had the answer when I lived on the couch because I knew I didn’t want to be there. Now I actually like where I’m at in life I don’t think I’d have a single complaint still being here in 5 years (except I’ll probably be getting the hell out of Vegas).

Here’s what I do as an Anchor: Lead Anchor CK’s description. VP Jason’s description. Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun bringing the pain to people spamming and gaming. Also, check out Netscape’s cool new feature: video.

Urnal Star

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

urnal star
This masthead from the local Lincoln Journal Star was apparently featured during Jay Leno’s headlines last night. I thought it was funny when it arrived on my doorstep in July and had the presence of mind to scan it back then.

Update: It was apparently an entirely different masthead from August. How do they keep doing this? Shouldn’t the layout editor have a checklist that starts with “1. Make sure name doesn’t look like Urinal Star”?

Photographers amaze the shit out of me

Monday, September 18th, 2006

I’m not even going to sully this post with one of my own photographs. Two favorites of mine lately have been: Alyssa Schukar a former Daily Nebraskan contributor now at the Omaha World Herald. merkley??? [warning nudity] just some dude in San Francisco I stumbled onto on Flickr.

User Experience

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

I run into this ever once in a while and think it’s incredibly stupid: A list of states alphabetized by their acronyms. That’s why North Carolina (NC) is before Nebraska (NE).


Saturday, September 16th, 2006

movingI often feel compelled to write a “how things are going” post. Key word is feel, since it usually never gets written. Well, here it is:

The wheels are in motion. I am moving to Las Vegas Sept. 21st. Dad and I will be loading everything into a truck and making the drive over a couple days. I’m moving in with my friend Justin from freshman year in college. He’s lived there for at least a couple years. (more…)

Our generation

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

I wanted to post my Sept 11th story before tomorrow’s media blitz and so that I don’t forget it.

I was at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln at the time. I lived in Pound Hall in a single room. I woke up at 9:20CST and quickly threw on some clothes. I rushed through CPN, but I noticed that there were tons of people standing in the TV lounges. When I got to the Walter Scott Engineering complex I hopped on the elevator with 3 other people since it was there. They were already talking and I asked what was going on. They said a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I assumed they meant something small like a Cessna. I got to MECH200 Thermodynamics I (that class was kick-ass) at 9:30. Dr. John P. Barton came in and said something along the lines of “in light of recent events, class is canceled today”. I don’t remember anything else from that day.

Facebook now stalker friendly

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

facebook mini notesWith Facebook’s recent upgrade it’s become even easier to keep track of all the motions of a complete stranger on the site. The Download Squad story mentions that it supposedly respects privacy settings. That being said there is no way for you to explicitly turn off the mini-feed on your personal page. I don’t have much to worry about though unless you really cared that I was turning down out-of-state party invitations.