Monsters, Inc Trivia

September 17, 2008

I recently watched Monsters,Inc. with the kids yet again. The movie remains one of my favorite Pixar movies. This time I unexpectedly recognized the name of the restaurant where Mike firsts sees Boo: Harryhausen’s Sushi Bar. Hidden behind the humor of an Octupus serving fish, it’s not a hard (literal) stretch to connect Ray Harryhausen, the stop motion extraordinaire, to the Pixar animators. I love little inside movie references. It makes watching the film more than once worthwhile.

I hate email. I get hundreds of email a day. At work, email = work to be done. So, of course, I have created a natural aversion to the archaic form of communication. Whenever possible I prefer RSS/Atom, the Delicious for link, Digging, Remember The Milk, Joomla, or any other communication tool I can use instead of yet another email message with embedded content. Then I read a recent Subtraction post:

Subtraction: Email As a Bridge or a Wall

If there’s one skill we can count on in this medium where we can count on virtually nothing, it’s that people know how to send an email

What?!? Have we, as netizens, not evolve?

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Installed ScribeFire

July 15, 2008

One of the new features for WordPress 2.6 is a blog bookmarklet. I’ve been pretty elementary in blogging – simply using the web interface. But recently, I’ve wanted to post micro-blogs of content on-the-fly. Yet, I don’t believe WordPress.com has upgraded to the new version. While I wait the chance to use the bookmarklet, I am taking a chance on ScribeFire.

The interface seems simple enough provided you are using Firefox. This is my first post using it. I am not generally a fan of overhauling the browser to be a one-stop shop for applications. I should post about my opinions in the future concerning this thought. However, ScribeFire makes sense in my situation as I would like to blog more about what I read on the web.

Hopefully by the time WordPress 2.6 is deployed I’ll have an educated opinion and can decide which fits better.

Last weekend was my 20 yr reunion. I had a great time meeting everyone again and catching up on how their lives have grown. Even after 20 years I still recognized most everyone. Some people changed very little, while others have changed significantly. It’s interesting to me how our lives have and have not changed over this many years. Many people have quite different carreers and family lives than what I would have expected.

I posted  pics on my dotmac gallery.

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