Why? seriously, why not?
Why? seriously, why not?
Guess what? I made some new shirts for my Zazzle store last night.
Check them out and let me know what you think. Here is a brief description of each as they came into my head:
Another in an apparently LONG line of ‘My Other T-Shirt’ shirts. I couldn’t find anything exactly the same, but only mildly different already on the nets, so we’ll see if I have blatantly ripped off someone else when the DMCA notice lands in my inbox.
I get a LOT of help desk tickets daily. Approximately 2/3 (ish) of them are so vague, i have to wonder if these people even know what the real issue is. I’ve wanted to start answering all emails and phone calls with a paraphrase from Star Trek: Please State The Nature of your IT EMERGENCY (because they are ALL emergencies, right?) now i have a t-shirt that says it for me!
A couple more one-offs, because t-shirts get boring sometimes. You need a hoodie and a mug of coffee on a cold day in Seattle to do the deep thinking required to under stand the #NSA…
The last thing is just a self-indulgent crap-shoot. Like MC Front’s glasses, I don’t actually expect anyone to BUY this, but just knowing that i can put it up for sale makes me feel good about myself:
This is exactly how NOT to do your comments section.
See the problem there?
Does this local news site (Verde Independent) really get that much spam that their built in filters can’t catch them that they NEED a capacha? And really, a captcha would be fine. A little annoying, but fine. Lots of sites have them.
BUT to then add insult to injury: REQUIRE EVERY FIELD AVAILABLE!
I don’t like giving out my FULL NAME to begin with, and email… well, that’s actually understandable. But, you do NOT need my phone number. I never gave my real phone number to Radio Shack, I’m certainly not giving it to you.
Look, newspaper guys… do you want to know how to make MORE money, get more hits on your website and let the community you are supposed to be serving engage in a CONVERSATION? make it easier for them to engage you and comment on stories.
For the first time in the history of my writing to my congressmen, Jon Kyl actually wrote me back!!! but his letter is basically just an admission that hes not even going to try because hes retiring:
Dear Reverend David:
Thank you for contacting me in support of the Internet Radio Fairness Act (H.R. 6480/S. 3609). That legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate shortly before both bodies adjourned last month, and thus the committees of jurisdiction have not yet had time to act on either measure.
When Congress reconvenes in mid-November for a lame-duck session, it is only likely to take up certain must-pass legislation – including bills to deal with the looming threat of across-the-board spending cuts and massive tax increases, as well as funding for federal government operations for the remainder of the fiscal year. That means action on the Internet Radio Fairness Act is likely to be deferred until 2013.
Since I will be retiring from the Senate when my term ends later this year, I hope you will share your views with my successor after he is seated in January.
Thank you again for caring enough to contact me about this issue. Please let me know if there is any other way that I might be of service during the next few months.
United States Senator
P.S. If you wish to share additional comments about this or any other matter, please visit my website at: http://www.kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm. Do not reply to this email.
From the: CAN-YOU-READ-? Dept.
Along with millions of other people back on January 18th, I wrote letters to my Congressmen, Senators John McCain and Jon Kyle, and ‘Representative’ Paul Gossar. To date, one has responded. Mr McCain (or, more accuratly a computerized form-letter-machine) has written to address my fear of Internet Regulation, censorship, and my growing distaste for a private industry buying politicians with money and favors.
Well, kind of. It doesn’t really address anything from my letter except maybe some of the censorship stuff, but if you actually READ my letter (MCCAIN! I’m talking to YOU buddy!), you’ll see that the argument goes much deeper:
One of the funniest conversations I’ve ever read on Twitter.
first a little background. The players:
@Hodgman: John Hodgman, expert on everything. Possibly best known to the American TV watching public as PC in the ‘I’m a Mac’ commercials. Also an occasional correspondent on The Daily Show, and don’t forget the podcast Judge John Hodgman.
@PaulandStorm: [P]aul and [S]torm are an awesome comedy music duo. They sometimes do shows with @wilw (see below) and others as part of w00tstock. One of their more recent projects was the “___ is the name of my ___ cover band.” t-shirts for ThinkGeek.com.
@JohnRoderick is this other musician guy from some band. He is incredibly funny on Twitter, which is why i follow him.
@wilw: Wil Wheaton, actor, author, family man… did I mention Star Trek Alum? yeah, you know the kid from Stand by Me? He also does readings at w00tstock with @PaulandStorm
The following is a conversation between (mainly) Paul [P] of @PaulandStorm, and John Hodgman (@hodgman).
This is the order (top to bottom, opposite of actual twitter)in which I read this this morning.