Today is the day of the California 50 special election.
The purpose of the special election, like that of the one that will occur in Delayâ€™s district, is based on the premise that Republicans are more likely to vote when voter turnout is low. After all, what is the purpose in Governor Schwarzenegger wasting resources on an election after the last debacle with the midterms so close, especially after the last debacle?
It has some significance to me because even though most of PacBeach is not part of CA-50, the part I live in, the rich, conservative part, falls just within it. (By the way, special kudos to GovTrack for a creative use of GoogleMaps.)
Continue reading CA-50 is dead to me
Blake just sent me this article about a dispute between two all-dwarf KISS tribute bans over who owns the concept.
Blakeâ€™s subject title was â€œI love the world.â€
Continue reading Minikiss
In light of my last post, I thought Iâ€™d bring up that while those peopleâ€™s bashing of Caitlin was ill founded, they are expressing an underlying problem that exists in any endeavor based on technology or science.
Too often, people use technical mumbo jumbo to cover a basic lie.
Continue reading Cloaking myth with math
Caitlinâ€™s new (incomplete) website design seems to have hit a nerve.
Itâ€™s a fun read made funnier by the fact that nobody answers the posterâ€™s simple question, which is basically: â€œIs this stuff true, or false advertising?â€
Continue reading The industry doth protest too much, methinks
It looks like another point release of Plaxo came out. Again, I forgot what was in this release, but one feature I want to highlight is the new borders on the Plaxo eCards site.
Continue reading Plaxo eCards adds borders
I recently purchased a picturewall in order to add some accents to my otherwise boring apartment. It’s been on my to do list forever and now that I own a couch, hanging up some “fotografs,” as Caitlin puts it, was my next priority.
A quick run to Costco today allowed me to add a few photos.
Continue reading Picturewall
Someone on flickr decided to engage in a smackdown of the APS-C format.
The problem with these is that they often parrot experts who don’t really remember their history. I’m sure when these experts were young pups, they defended their 35mm film cameras against the old codgers doing medium or full-frame photography. They miss the reality that they’ve become the old codgers themselves.
I’m not claiming that they don’t have a valid argument. I’m just claiming they’re a guilty of hypocrisy: They diss another format as being the “one true format” implicitly exposing own bias in their own format as the “one true format.”Continue reading DX smackdown
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