Slowly but surely drudging my way into fame by logging yet another in the weekly series.
Automattic acquires Gravatar
So far, I can’t see anything bad about this story. I saw it over at A Feast of Crumbs first. I love gravatar and it’ll be nice for things to be faster, cheaper (freeer!) and more open. What’s not to like? I love Akismet already (done by the same folks), so it’s all good!
Today marks my 2nd day trying out twitter. So far, it’s been addictive but I don’t know if I’ll continue. I liked it enough to put a banner in my sidebar, and load Twitterberry on my Blackberry. I see myself using it more as a reminder service and public journal more than group IM or whatever else it could be used as.
What’s another word for Irony?
I wanted to find another word for “Vague Statements” based on a comment response I was composing. Normally I use thesaurus.com or something, but I didn’t want to find another meaning just for a specific word, but an actual phrase. So I google for “vague statements” and stumble upon a website at NC State University that seems designed to point out student’s flaws in writing, give examples, etc.
I think the title should be changed to “what is wrong with the way this web page was typed?”
Sad News indeed
An acquaintance of mine commited suicide. Words? I have none.
Online poker company employee was cheating…
I’ve played a fair share of online poker (I play in spurts – couple weeks at a time, and then nothing for many many months) and have actually made money at it. This story, however, is a little gut-wrenching…
This youtube video shows a replay of about 8 minutes of play by the employee, indicating there’s no way someone would play like this unless they could see the other people’s hands (ignore that you can see the hands during the replay – that’s how it normally is with the replay – what you’re looking for in the video is how the guy plays and the fact that he keeps winning.)
Drake the Pirate
Quick little 30 second video of halloween dress rehearsals – if you’ve never seen a fake voice-activated halloween pirate prop sing Wizard of Oz, this is your chance.