Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

A good video compliation of the “Failed” / “Owned” memes - funny

Some really amazing clips here.

posted at 11:20 am
on May. 30, 2008


Did you know, there will be no Illuminares Lantern Procession this 2008?

I'm quite sad about this.

posted at 12:46 am
on May. 30, 2008


Video of the aftermath of an EF 5 tornado in Parkersville, Iowa

Everything -- wiped out. Looks like someone basically disassembled the town.

posted at 5:16 pm
on May. 28, 2008


YouTube - Rogers Wireless screws another customer

Funny because it's not happening to me

posted at 11:29 am
on May. 28, 2008


Long, long animated graffiti wall painting animation by BLU

So amazing -- white and black line art done so well.

posted at 2:43 pm
on May. 25, 2008


Facebook Traffic Declines 10% in April

I clearly wasn't doing my part to keep the service afloat.

posted at 6:04 pm
on May. 23, 2008


Bobcat driver loads his bobcat onto a truck without a ramp

Amazing little video. Thanks, SEB.

posted at 4:26 am
on May. 22, 2008


OJR has a very wrong story about how robots.txt works

I sent in a long correction, but it's still erroneous.

posted at 8:59 pm
on May. 21, 2008


A Flickr staring contest

Quick little video. Go for it, you can beat her!

posted at 7:39 pm
on May. 21, 2008


Apple Store in Vancouver Opens May 24th: iPhones Soon to Come!

Awesome. I'll be there.

posted at 6:14 pm
on May. 21, 2008


Plaxo (and thus my address book) has been acquired by Comcast

Uh oh, and kudos to Plaxo for blogging the announcement -- the comments there show I'm not alone.

posted at 12:48 pm
on May. 20, 2008


Cond? Nast (i.e. Wired) Acquires Ars Technica

A steal of a deal fo only $25 million.

posted at 1:22 am
on May. 17, 2008


How’s Your Ear for Pitch?

I scored 355 then lost interest.

posted at 7:57 pm
on May. 16, 2008


A blog of short video stories about the people who post to Craigslist Missed Connections

This one is HILARIOUS -- you have to hear the story of the girl who wants to get back in touch with the guy she hit with her car.

posted at 4:01 pm
on May. 15, 2008


Fido’s offering a cell phone service that uses internet connectivity when you’re at home

It's called Fido UNO. But it only works with one Nokia phone right now. Call me when the iPhone does this, and I'll switch.

posted at 2:10 pm
on May. 15, 2008


Did you know that Royal Bank had a twee group blog called RBC p2p?

Well, it does -- and the blog posts are decent, if a little boosterish. Closer to Google's blogs than to Adobe's, but still, nice job.

posted at 12:50 pm
on May. 15, 2008


mathematical shapes (klein bottle, mobius strip) made from Lego

Color me impressed.

posted at 11:04 am
on May. 15, 2008


Craigslist sues eBay right back

Did anyone think this would work out?

posted at 10:43 pm
on May. 14, 2008


Rap Song about Tea

Catchy. Thanks, Zak.

posted at 9:54 am
on May. 12, 2008


Pictures of Things that Look Like Ducks

It started with a peanut.... ah, humble beginnings.

posted at 4:07 pm
on May. 10, 2008


Erotic Falconry (NSFW)

And yet awfully funny.

posted at 12:47 pm
on May. 10, 2008


Map of Area Codes where Ludacris Claims to have ‘Hos’


posted at 1:05 pm
on May. 9, 2008


Two Neighboring NY Lofts, Filled with Young Artists

The living conditions sound atrocious.

posted at 8:13 am
on May. 7, 2008


Nintendo Wii Has More Sucky, and Fewer Good, Game than any other platform

I don't know why I switched from title case there.

posted at 2:29 am
on May. 7, 2008


Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments

It's a fact: Nothing on the Internet is less useful that the comments on YouTube.

posted at 2:28 am
on May. 7, 2008


How Little Text Do Your Web Visitors Read?

An interesting study that says that you should stick to 100 words or less. Like this page!

posted at 12:48 am
on May. 7, 2008


Wikimania 2008 will be in Alexandria, Egypt

I so wish I was going.

posted at 10:08 pm
on May. 4, 2008


A video on the nature of sportsmanship (the baseball homerun video you’ve heard about)

I should say: sportswomanship.

posted at 1:09 am
on May. 4, 2008


Many of Flickr’s Group Pools Are Basically Empty

But a Canadian is fixing the problem as we speak -- they say.

posted at 4:00 pm
on May. 2, 2008


Does honey make a good facial? She says yes.

I say without peanut butter you're wasting your time.

posted at 2:05 am
on May. 2, 2008



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“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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