Monthly Archive: February 2005

Epiphany

Epiphany

I love Ask MetaFilter. As a “best of the web” community weblog, Metafilter can be hit-or-miss. But the “Ask MeFi” feature is turning out to be among the most reliably educational and entertaining corners of the site. There, some of the brightest, most articulate, and clever geeks on the web...

Thanks!

Thanks!

Why subject yourself to hours of mindless drek on the tube, only catching a glimmer of titillating content here and there, when the helpful folks at the Parents Television Council are collecting all the naughty stuff in one place for you? The “Worst of the Week Clips Gallery” declares in...

Hawaii Podcasting?

Hawaii Podcasting?

The topic du jour at yesterday’s geek lunch was podcasting. If blogs brought publishing to the masses, rewriting the rules of journalism, podcasts are set to do the same thing to conventional radio. Where are the Hawaii podcasters? Turns out geek lunch regular and public radio fan/critic Larry Geller is...

Fascinating

Fascinating

A guy named Scott Ozawa just dropped me a line, after poking around the fallow Ozawa.org domain. Turns out he’s a blogger, and has a blog set up specifically to track down and list other Ozawas in the world. He’d already linked a couple of my sites in the past....

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Let’s see. Guy writes online as a woman, gains a decent readership, but gets found out. He comes clean, recapping his social experiment (beautiful women get more attention than men —alert the media!), and starts writing merely as himself. There’s something strangely familiar about all this… Eh. Kaycee Nicole still takes...

Top-ography

Top-ography

Fresh out of the wonderful workshop deep in the bowels of Google comes its latest toy: Google Maps. Taking a direct swipe at longstanding services Mapquest and Yahoo! Maps, Google starts with your basic online map stuff but serves it via an awesome interface. The shadowed waypoint icon alone is...

Zoom

Zoom

Baby name statistics are interesting, even when you’re done having babies. (Hear that, universe? We’re done!) But the NameVoyager adds a compelling twist to the usual ranked lists. A smooth, Java-powered graph can show you name popularity as you type, say, to find that Karen is generally about twice as...

Mom and Pop

Mom and Pop

A chance encounter with Beth on IM led me to dotMoms, a group weblog for mothers where she’s a member. Turns out it was one of the sites mentioned in a recent New York Times article on mommy blogs, but I missed the link. I knew about Blogging Mommies, which...

Third

Third

Better late than never. (Though earlier would’ve been better.) Darling Alex finally has a website, to match his sister and brother. You know how they say you take fewer pictures with each successive child? It’s true. Two pictures in October? That’s so wrong.

Moreflix

Moreflix

At the risk of turning this blog into FlixFilter, I have to mention this bit of synchronicity: At an eGullet lunch at Helena’s Hawaiian Food earlier this week, we were talking about Netflix. I mentioned that we were trying to get back into movie watching… and I also noted that...