I stopped by Wendy’s on the way back from the ski rental. I noticed the double was selling for $1 more than the single and the triple was $1 more than the double.
But they were advertising “Double the beef just add 89 cents.” So technically you save 11 cents if you order a single and “double” it. Also does that mean you get a quad for less than the price of a triple if you “double the beef” on a double, or was there some fine print I missed?
It’s strange that the menu system in fast food places requires such a large amount of financial arithmetic in order to order something. I wonder if Dave Thomas is rolling over in his grave.
I hate this crap. Continue reading No value deal
An interesting question came up the other day about gMail synchronization with Plaxo.
Synchronization is not possible because Google doesn’t provide an API for synching. (In fact, AFAIK, they only publicly provide Gmail import.) Without a synchronization API, there is no way to handle resolving issues where a contact is changed on both Gmail and Plaxo (or Plaxo-supported clients and devices). However, for around six months now, Gmail import has been supported.
Continue reading Gmail to Plaxo import
It turns out two of my talks have been accepted at OSCON this year.
They are “0 to 60 in 45 minutes: A Down and Dirty Ajax Design Patterns firedrill” in the new AJAX track and “The Underpants Gnomes Strategy Guide: An Ecards Case Study” in the PHP track.
Given my penchant for working on my talk during the conference, I figure I am royally screwed this time. How am I supposed to cram two talks worth of slides during OSCON week? Does this mean I’ll actually have to prepare my talk beforehand? *shudder*
I knew I should have submitted my MAMP talk (Mac Apache MySQL PHP). That one has been rejected for six different conferences in a row. Continue reading Big Trouble in Little OSCON
The first time I heard of ”player hater” was about four years ago when Sean showed me the Star Wars Gangsta Rap viral video. If you somehow missed that, you need to watch it. If you’ve already seen it 100 times, one more won’t hurt.
Gizmodo reports the hate for a different sort of player, the iPod and iTunes Music Store. This hate appears in the form of the never-ending Apple v. Apple lawsuit.
Continue reading Being a playa hatah
Gizmodo had a funny article which pointed to something I had missed. That an Onion parody article on a 5-bladed Gillette in response to Schick came true late last year.
[razor blade models and college stories after the jump] Continue reading n-blades
Flickr a few months ago created a good idea: they inject a div into the landing page of login that allows them to send arbitrary messages to you that you can dismiss. I definitely think more websites should do that.
Imagine my surprise when I found this notification today:
Umm, guys according to your records and mine, my Pro account wonâ€™t expire until June 6th. Itâ€™s March 22. This isnâ€™t exactly a good thing to be sending to your paying customers. A two word change would do wonders: â€œâ€¦your Pro account has expiredâ€ to â€œâ€¦your Pro account will be expiring soon.â€ As it is, it appears your messaging system clearly has the wrong Type II type error in it (erring to your advantage instead of mine).
What sort of impression does that give me of Flickrâ€™s priorities?
Mike, a friend and former co-worker pointed me to Go Ghetto. I looked at it and promptly forgot about it.
I should have read Mike’s blog closer because at Lunch 2.0 today, I found out that my friends Holly and (a different) Mike are the instigators of GoGhetto. (What a weird small world we live in.) They even gave me a bumper sticker which I had in my hand for all of 10 seconds. (They were too ghetto to let me keep it, because Mark already had one.)
Continue reading Ghetto tips
There has been a movement in Plaxo recently to make the blog â€œmore edgyâ€ and less bland corporate PR crap. I can only say thatâ€™s a good thing.
One little gem of that outgrowth is a wonderful entry by my co-worker Michael Rowley on photographing people at work. Actually, yesterday we had a â€œHaxoâ€ day where we spend our time working on a project not related to my current work. Michael spent his Haxo Day photographing at Plaxo so in many ways this blog entry was an outgrowth of his Haxo project.
If you are curious as to Michaelâ€™s style, here is a candid he took of me:
Continue reading Shooting people at work