Innovation

Boston

ritz carltonI’m in Boston for SIGGRAPH. The trip got booked so late I ended up in the Ritz-Carlton… Yeah, I don’t think the staff can believe I’m staying here either. They are very nice though, but starting or ending every sentence with “Mr. Phillips” will take some getting used to. I’ll try to keep Flickr updated through the week. Here are pics of my massive room. I’m contemplating keeping a daily log (yeah, no editing on that). Continue reading

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Motorcycles

Cherry Bomb

Buell XB9SX
Less than three weeks after I bought my new motorcycle, Buell introduced the ’07 line. No major changes so I wasn’t feeling any remorse. They did add some new colors (not to my model). I particularly liked the translucent “Cherry Bomb” body work better than my standard “Kick Ash” pieces. I ordered a set and they showed up today. I think it looks pretty good. You can find more photos of the new body work on Flickr.

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Television

Muppet Wiki

sprocket muppet
Sweet, I just found the Muppet Wiki. All the information you ever needed to know on each and every muppet and muppet show ever created. Of course the one thing I did learn was that I’m not clever; Sprocket is the name of the dog on Fraggle Rock which I admittedly have seen in the last year.

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Hardware

MySpace’s tubes burn out

myspace maintenance
MySpace went down yesterday when their LA data center was hit by power outage. It came back for a little while with a note that their backup power had failed. It’s been down most of the day Sunday. They eventually posted a Flash Pacman game (which DDoSed the games publisher). Despite their loss the seething masses have found other ways to communicate. Have a look at Technorati; it’s getting two MySpace related posts every minute in the middle of the night. Yes, even I miss MySpace. If it’s still down tomorrow it will be one of the more productive days this country has seen or everyone will just be clicking “refresh”

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Innovation

Expected Error

myspaceEvery once in a while you’ll run into this error on MySpace. I always thought the phrase “unexpected error” was a little odd. Doesn’t that imply that MySpace has expected errors as part of their service?

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