The Dark Side of Russell

December 5, 2005 at 8:44 am | Posted in Humor | Leave a comment

Oh my.  Russell is flexing his blog mojo and realizing the power of the dark side.   The worst thing ?  It would actually work.


Great shell command : Find all files modified in the past week using class library foo

December 5, 2005 at 12:55 am | Posted in Humor, Uncategorized, unix shell commands | 32 Comments

Heh.  I was leafing through my copy of the Pragmatic Programmer while taking my shower (what’s that you say; you don’t shower at 3 am?  Then you don’t have an absolutely wonderful Australian web consultant like Mike that you’re time synched with) and I found this little gem:

find . -name ‘*.php’ -mtime +7 -print | xargs grep ‘v2db.php’

Yeah I know I should know it off the top of my head but I generally look these up until I memorize it.  And, if you think I’m blogging this because I **know** I’ll need it again then please pass Go, collect $200 and get a Krispy Kreme.  Oh wait.  Here you go:

Tasty ... Hm... Donuts...

10 Things About My Web 2.0 Startup

December 4, 2005 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Humor | 15 Comments

Someone recently IM’d me about my “100 Things About Me” post which was, good lord, 3 plus years old and I thought this was an interesting meme: 10 things which have changed about you or are just plain geeky as all heck since you either started a web 2.0 company or joined one:

  1. New favorite caffeinated beverage: Vietnamese iced coffee
  2. Number of post mortem documents you have written with at least one #$&#*($# word in them: ALL.
  3. Number of times you’ve installed linux on company servers: At least 40.
  4. Number of tattoos you had when you started company / joined company: 0.
    Number you have now: 1.
    Number visible with clothes on: 0.
  5. Number of times you’ve slept in the office: Don’t know but its likely within the size of a MySQL tinyint field.
  6. Number of people you’ve dated since your web 2.0 experience started: 1.
  7. Geekiest thing you’ve done since you joined a web 2.0 company: Convert an Intel 486sx chip to a keychain while watching my son take a bath.
  8. Number of times you’ve changed blogging tools: 5.
  9. Number of times you’ve sworn at a blogging tool when you lost a post with it: Well it certainly exceeds the maximum value of #5.
  10. Number of venture capitalists who’ve turned you down: Next question please.

And, for the special bonus round:

  1. Number of pounds you’ve put on since you started: 12.

Note: You’re 10 things would be likely different than mine. That’s good. I’m just curious if my experiences are the norm. Niall? Want to continue this?

Marcia Brady the Startup Window

December 1, 2005 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Humor, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My darling wife Shelley contributed this audio clip in tribute to Marcia Brady and in complaint of my current work focus.

If a feature fell in the forest

December 1, 2005 at 12:22 am | Posted in Humor, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Its that whole Zen Koan thing:

If a tree fell in the forest and no one was there to see, did it fall at all ?

The Web 2.0 developer version of this would be:

If a feature fell in the forest and you were the only one awake in the company to know you just did something wicked cool, was it really cool ?  Or were you just a stressed out geek ?

Sigh.  Anyway.  Ajax is **interesting**.  Hopefully coolness to come soon.  And I figured out my first Python project to boot.

im quote of the day

November 29, 2005 at 6:20 am | Posted in Humor, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

iwas dmumb

Not only was I dumb but I couldn’t spell or type!

My Boy’s First Blog Post

November 24, 2005 at 4:57 am | Posted in Humor | 12 Comments

So I’m sitting in the den and my little boy wanders out and wants to sit in my lap as I fix bugs.  Naturally I pick him up and ask him if he wants to post his picture on the web and he sleepily but happily agrees so here you go:

The Coming Yahoo Microsoft Merger

November 21, 2005 at 7:29 am | Posted in Humor | 3 Comments
A little man in a little chair
Given that the little chair from Yahoo fits
the little man from Microsoft, is there more on the horizon?
Robert? Any comments here? Jeremy — do you have any thoughts?
My thanks to James Gross of Feedster who went to the Yahoo event and, somehow knowing or intuiting my obsession with the little man brought me the little chairs.

IM Quote of the Day

November 21, 2005 at 12:37 am | Posted in feedster, Humor | Leave a comment

I’ve been grinding since like 3:30 am, if you consider the post wedding drive from Fresno back to San Francisco; which I do since I came up with YMF500F* during the ride, so when one of the Feedster 500 Team Members, Mike our web contractor asked how I was felling, I got poetic:

(03:37:53) mikeair888: how you feeling?
(03:38:46) fuzzygroup: i feel like hammered death on amphetamines after a 5 day crack binge


*Yet More Feedster 500 Features.

Live from Tornado Alley (Literally)

November 15, 2005 at 11:49 pm | Posted in Humor, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

*chuckle*.  Today is increasingly surreal.  Earlier today things were fine, I was grinding on code, made a presentation to our Japanese partners, writing tools to make sure that Feedster search results don’t run amok, etc.  Now there’s a fierce thunderstorm, lightning, high wind, horizontal rain and the sirens just went off (which in Indiana means “Stop Blogging and Get to the storm shelter if you can hear this”).   *going*.

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