Thursday, March 29, 2007

smile athena

wikipedia’s daily featured article really sucks today. but that’s my plan for these haikus, so… here goes.

one diva’s power
would wipe alexander’s rule
ottoman too slow


post title
“smile” lily allen (smile)
“athena” dj tiesto (parade of athletes)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

young velveteen

while not officially a part of the motodiva birthday haiku challenge, i thought i’d slap some words together. using the subject of wikipedia’s daily featured article:

with pashtun prowess
she attacks another year
not a scratch on her


post title:
“young lust” – pink floyd (the wall)
“velveteen” – yoko kanno (ghost in the shell - stand alone complex o.s.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

murder 3000

a quick post to talk about the new link in the sidebar over there. the one for iconbuffet.

i have been a member of the free delivery service for as long as i can remember the “service” being put into action. the fine chefs over at ib have since come up with a new system and site to accompany. it looks really great. works cleaner. uses ajax. seems more community-centered. free delivery is a fun little ditty that i highly recommend to anyone who is into free icons, so please join the program. it’s absolutely free. the icons are fresh and can be used just about anywhere for any reason. and if you join through my blog here, i get points for the referral. what those points do, i have no idea.

will write a better, more complete entry about everything that has happened in the last week later.


post title:
“murder in mairyland park” – sarah brightman (fly)
“storm 3000” – leftfield (leftism)

Monday, March 12, 2007

sxsw – day 04

some kick-assery panels today. i can tell, however, that the conference is winding down. they’re starting to lose their luster.

i did end the day with likely one of the best experiences from the event: getting strangled by douglas sarine. that’s right. a ninja. but not just any ninja. the ninja. he so looks forward to killing all of us soon, i had no choice but to oblige. who knows how many attendees were saved by my merciful act of sacrifice. or frisbees. pictures to come. i need a flickr account.

tomorrow is, of course, the last day for me. this means that it’s also the last chance to snag some of those swanky uhad buttons. and who got one today? why these lucky folks (again, in no particular order):
lance willett
andy clarke
dorian ramirez (film chum of james kersey)
chris mills
mark lentzner
glenda sims
mason wendell
douglas sarine
nick vahalik
sara taksier
naomi greenfield

brian sullivan
spencer nutting
dave maestri (plural for maestro)
john romanski

maybe i passed out more, and i really feel dumb if i lost a business card or forgot to right it down. also, if for some reason your actually checking this blog, see your name and don’t see a link – email me and i’ll update it.

elsewhere: the poor mouse and bug were home, feeling under the weather. if i don’t get better sleep soon, i might suffer the same fate. thanks for being the super mom, mouse!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

sxsw – day 03

just a real quick post for now. gave out a good collection of buttons today (in no particular order):
jay west (was actually last night while in line – staff photographer for sxsw)
dave amos
maximo stephani

emily pepperman
dan cederholm
john marstall
brian brasher

cameron adams
paul mckey
stuart constantine
brian fitzgerald
ian lloyd
patrick lauke

on a side note, i had a really great talk with brian and john about iconbuffet and just what are the best sources for buttons. we agree that has the best diy kit/device as well as cafepress likely being the best price route for one-offs. i look forward to firewheel design and/or iconbuffet buttons soon.

ze frank at the 10th annual web awards tonight was incredible. the internet is losing a quality, daily (well, semi as of late) vlog.

sxsw pics - day 02

none of these pictures are posting worth a damn. at all. so... uhm... just imagine the pictures with my ever so helpful descriptions of them.

me. zeldman. motorola startac.

the masterful, kevin cornell.

flat hicks. i forget why he couldn’t show, but damn if this wasn’t the funniest thing to see on stage during a panel (which was jason santa maria’s and rob weychert’s panel on inspiration -- note: cameron moll had the flu, so it was just the two on stage).

the mouse and bug join me for lunch at katz’s.

me. ze frank. i look like an idiot, but ze’s head is really that big. yours would be too, if you had all that funny crammed up in there.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

sxsw - day 02

day 2 here at south-by. much better. incredibly better. the panels are really working for me here. first one at 10am: writing, better. great tips, advice, general knowledge on what one can do to just write better. i really felt like i got something from this panel.

next up: after the brief. another really informative panel. there is a lot i need to do to improve getting inspiration. some great tips here.

then it was a good long lunch with the mouse and the bug. it was awesome. katz's had some really great food today (not that their food is horrible on other days, just was really good today - maybe it was the company). the poor bug might be coming down with something, but the mouse is the best woman for the task of taking care of her. i'm having a great time, but i sho'miss 'em.

after lunch it was back to panels: mark boulton and khoi vinh talking about grids. i struggle with grids. grids are hard for me to figure out. i think i got it figured out - at least enough to actually work with them to figure them out. just another great panel. no ill-will towards friday's panels, but there was clearly a reason they were on the registration day.


uhad is spreading the peace with every passing hour. the buttons are really serving well in meeting new people. not to say i wouldn't have tried to shake the hands of these people without some bribery, but a little token of gratitude is a great ice breaker. so, here's a list of the lucky winners of a uhad button so far, today:
kevin cornell (aka: bearskinrug)
shaun inman
jeffrey zeldman
greg storey
derrick featherstone
ethan marcotte
jeff croft
jason santa maria
dan rubin
rob weychert
josh williams
mark boulton

don't worry, i gotz lotz. just try to find me. it is really great to put faces to a lot of these websites that i visit so frequently. makes me want to get off me arse and finish mine.


just met sean maggard. walked right up to, quite randomly, and started a conversation. it was great. i'm a nobody, so having anyone just come up to me out of the blue to just talk was really cool. thanks, sean! a button to you!


went to the frog design hosted opening party. incredibly boring. the music was ok, and despite the free booze, i opted for water (was actually thirsty). then it was over to the buzzfeed/ze frank shin-dig. after a ridiculously long time, ze finally took the mic and comedy gold poured out of his mouth. of course, airlines are always a good source of hilarity for ze. and all i had was a button to give in thanks. pics to come.

while in line for the ze thing, i met three guys from dc (the capitol, not the comic books) who do stuff for the army. chris clarke, eamonn bourke and daniel drinkard (kick-ass last name, drinkard). good conversation all around. my house would be like 500k in dc. buttons were, of course, served fresh. on the way back to the parking garage, i ran into marc katz (of katz's deli & bar - 6th and rio grande). gave him a button. kewl guy, katz.

Friday, March 09, 2007

sxsw - day 01

friday is day one for the interactive festival portion of sxsw. so far, it's kinda boring. maybe because the actual "party" doesn't get started until tomorrow (all the panels that have the important people start saturday). i mean, this is just the sign-in/registration day, after all, right?

so, i made some buttons (it's my thing) to pass out at the event. mostly to yh!ers and those whom are part of sites that i visit on a daily basis (a post made over two years ago, my dailies have grown). if you happen to see me (knowing what i look like), say hi and you get a sweet uhad button. and speaking of; i've already given out 4: jim coudal and 3 folks that gave me a lift back from the carver library (daniel, nicole, sandy -- thanks!!).

with a internet accessible computer about every 5 feet, i should be able to post regularly on the panels.


as you may or may not have noticed, the title is not the "usual" song title combo. well, duh. i'm not on my computer with my itunes library.