Category: The Geek Within

March 11, 2010

This is very nice to have: Google Maps with bike-friendly directions. Up until now, I’ve used their walking directions for lengthy bike rides, and carefully evaulated and revised the provided route for potential pit falls. When you’re doing, say, the…

October 30, 2009

Okay, I just spent a few minutes dissing Google for their lame implementation of a Calendar App. Now to something that doesn’t suck: SmugMug‘s incredible photo sharing site. For years, I’ve been trying to find a way to take my…

October 30, 2009

So, I’ve been migrating to Google Calendar over the course of the past couple of months, particularly for use in connection with my work running part of the Ford Sayre Nordic Racing program here in my neck of the woods.…

May 11, 2009

You’re looking at this week’s winner of the Parent Prize: Todd Marcum from Salem, Oregon thought terrorizing his four kids with an electric dog collar was the way to go. Really makes you wonder: if your idea of parenting is…

February 26, 2009

A client of mine wants to set up a blog on the joomla 1.5 site I recently built for them. They would like this, that, and the other feature that are precisely the reasons why a lot of people over…

February 12, 2009

What a weird way to try to make a living. Some bozo called shawnwilson54[at]googlemail.com just emailed me: Hi, I wondered if you would be interested in buying the .COM version of your domain name willowschool.us for $195 ? Let me…

December 31, 2008

Sigh. I love Joomla. I live and breathe Joomla these days, and it’s a great tool for making great websites. But sometimes you have to wonder what the hell the amazing crowd of altruistic coders are thinking. In Joomla 1.5.8…

December 4, 2008

I recently got a Slim Devices Duet/Squeezebox player to replace my aging and annoyingly incompetent Roku Soundbridge. The Duet is an awesome little toy with incredible potential — the ability to stream a Pandora station thru your regular speakers around…

December 1, 2008

You read this story about outgoing FCC chairman (and GOP partisan hack supreme) Kevin Martin’s ludicrous plan to push a wireless internet option that would be free of porn, and the first thought that leaps to mind is of course:…

October 30, 2008

Huge props for coming up with the name. Had never heard of this thing before, but I love it. Can’t wait to throw an image at it and see what I get out of it. Ahhh…