I give up. The SEO goons have won this round as I've taken Everything TypeKey down for re-tooling. You can still access the site, you just can't edit it. Please tell me if there are any missing pages or links to SEO spam.

Instiki needs TypeKey support!

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I'm sick of five star ratings. Five stars in relation to what, exactly? I trust groups rather than individuals, and would like to make my purchasing decisions based on that.

I sound cranky for some reason. I'm not cranky, I just hope that if you're out there contemplating a five star rating system, you re-think what you want people to actually get out of the experience.

The SEOs who are going to burn in hell might have something to do with my mood today.

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Memorail My sister and I have always called it "Memorail Day" due to the fact that the town we grew up in had a park called Memorial Park, and next to it a store that mistakenly (I think) spelled their name "Memorail Park Grocery".

The store's fa├žade underwent a series of facelifts through the years, but the name has always stayed the same.

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This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Unfortunately the only thing I can post from flickr is the above test post message. Nothing else works. I wanted to show you this picture of Uranus. Oh well.

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Thanks to Michael I've been passed the baton!

What are you smelling?

Total volume of smell

My office is about 9' x 15' and contains a number of smells as a number of people walk in and out of it daily--sometimes they leave smells behind. I am rarely outside so I wouldn't factor those smells into the equation. The house is somewhat larger than my office, but contains two Ionic Breeze devices which do battle with the forces of cat breeze. So basically I live in a giant cube of ozone which leaves room for little else.

Last Smell I Bought

My girlfriend sent me to the Venice Boardwalk to buy incense with the instructions, "None of that god damned hippie patchouli shit." (I was sooo tempted to buy it, really, but then I'd have to smell it and sometimes jokes are only good when you recount them on your weblog). So yeah, I bought 25 sticks of Cherry and other things that weren't Patchouli for $1.

Smell Smelling Right Now

My coffee mug still has a bit of coffee in it.

Speaking of smells, here's something I think is particularly strange: I don't smell. Not like normal people at least. I've never bought a stick of deodorant or anti-perspirant. It's kind of weird but whatever, I could have no toes.

Three People Whom I'm Passing the Baton
Microsoft.com
CNN.com
NIH

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After sitting on the sidelines for a few years with my POS Danger HipTop while everyone else was using Flickr and Bluetooth and keeping in sync with their address book, I finally gave up on Danger and bought the Sony Ericsson s710a.

Matt's review of the s700i and Michael's thumbs up helped me make my decision.

It's taking some time getting used to not having a device built for text based conversations, but I think this is a good thing. I'm trying to stop composing and chatting on my mobile device because I realize being outside and away from the Internet is probably when I shouldn't be on the Internet.

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Today on the ride into work I was thinking about jobs in history that have been obsoleted due to style or technology. The milkman,

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TomaThis old post of mine is still attracting people to share their memories of television in southern California. There are some great memories in there.

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I noticed two Tiger things that I think are pretty cool.

  1. Toss iChatStatus in the trash. iChat now allows you to set your status to whatever song is playing in iTunes.
  2. NetworkdiagnosticsThe Network Diagnostics was very useful. It allows you to troubleshoot your connection problem by walking you through each point in your connection. Starting with the settings on your computer hardware, through the line to your access point, to your ISP, and then out onto the Internet. Was this in Panther? I don't know, but it sure did come in handy when I first started up Tiger and didn't have a connection.

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