A quote from Frank Black / Black Francis, lead singer of the Pixies For years, when asked if and when the Pixies would get back together, my stock answer would be : “When pigs fly.” Then this happened : It was a warm September day and in the midst of the afternoon’s heat came a loud whining engine noise from above. This occurs quite often during the warm months. It’s usually a sea plane or a helicopter; both of which fly low in these parts. Normally, when this happens, the engine sound comes and goes rather quickly. But this time,…
The Grafarc.org site chronicles some of the graffiti changes at certain location in San Francisco. It’s a very well put together flash site. Take a look.
Arnold, Gary or Larry. They are all just so damn appealing…. So it’s the Terminator, the “What you talkin’ about Willis” kid or the smut peddler with a heart. In the end shouldn’t smut always win?
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A study posted at Adobe’s website describes how traditionally Mac-centric tasks (rendering using After Effects, Illustrator & Photoshop) are all faster on a PC. These kinds of studies are a dime a dozen; what’s interesting isn’t which platform is faster, but that Adobe would host a page proclaiming the PC is the “preferred” platform for such tasks. Given the notoriously fickle folks at Quark, I would have pegged Adobe as the biggest Mac boosters in the third party software market. Are times changing? [via MetaFilter]
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I’m just not sure about this movie. One one hand it is a good movie filled with great characters (though none of them original), on the other hand it seems like a poorly conceived and maybe even exploitative tribute to the World Trade Center disaster. The story of the movie is that Monty (Edward Norton) has been convicted of a crime and must set the relationships in his life straight before he heads off to jail. It’s a great premise pulled off fairly well. The movie moves a bit slow, but is filled with generally good dialog that seems to…
Musee Mechanique, my favorite place in San Francisco, has re-opened at it’s new location near fisherman’s wharf. They are now located at Pier 45 (Shed A at the end of Taylor Street). They have a 2 1/2 year lease but hope to extend it further. The collection is rather fragile. They didn’t lose anything during the last move, but there were a few items damaged. Stop by and take a look if you are in the area. It’s a fantastic place.
The WB’s Surreal Life must be the best bad TV show ever. Throw 7 people who’s collective fame clock is at 14:59 and counting into a house and see what happens. It’s amazing. The best bad TV has ever been. It’s on WB on Thursdays at 9:00pm.
I finally updated my photos — I am indeed the laziest person I know. Read more for some of the hilights or click on “All My Photos” to the right to go to the full set.
This explains a lot. according to a japanese study, as reported by lisa bowman, prolonged daily computer use can make you sore and sap your strength, energy and motivation. sounds about right. [via trained monkey] — Composed with Newz Crawler 1.3 http://www.newzcrawler.com/
An easy single command to copy a record from one table to another in MySQL: insert into destinationdb.destinationtable select * from sourcedatabase.sourcetable where code = ‘123’;
I think I finally may have found the spam fighting program that works best for me. SpamPal is a proxy program that sits between your e-mail program and the server it communicates with. For me it does a great job of catching spam. Yesterday it caught 198 of 203 spam messages with zero false positives. Give it a try if you are looking for such a program.
Today when I just didn’t want to put up with the stress of watching the Giants lose the World Series — so I went to see a movie. I’m glad I did.
Wicked Pete Slosberg is trying to do for american chocolate what he helped do for american beer. Make it a little less boring.
There’s not a part inside of me that you could call a heart.There isn’t any part of me with a little heart.” – Frank Black and the Catholics – “Tiny Heart”
It’s odd — but it seems like many of the things that I liked best about the San Francisco Bay Area are gone or are closing soon.
“The truth is somwhere between the optimist and the pessimist. Usually closer to the pessimist.” – Unknown Not sure where this came from — sounds like something Mark Twain would write.