Archive for January, 2008

Chipmunk or Lemur?

January 31, 2008 Leave a comment

Who is more dramatic?

After the jump.

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Rock Me Diabetes

January 30, 2008 Leave a comment
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Weekend Plans

January 29, 2008 Leave a comment

It’s so sad how true this video is.

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Man driving stolen car told police girlfriend was ready to deliver

January 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Richard Saunders, 23, of 59 Winter St. in Somersworth, had been pulled over Jan. 14 on York Street at 9:10 p.m. for a defective taillight, according to Sgt. Brian Curtin.
Curtin said Saunders yelled out the window to officer Sgt. Gary Finley that he was rushing to the hospital because his pregnant girlfriend was going into labor.
Finley followed Saunders to York Hospital and ran the license plate of the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Saunders was operating.
“That revealed that it was a stolen vehicle out of Lee, N.H.,” said Curtin.
At the hospital, the woman was checked out by medical staff.
Saunders was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and transported to the York police station, where he made bail and was released. Three small children who were also in the car, were released to Saunders’ custody.
Saunders’ girlfriend was released from the hospital later that night. Curtin said police did not believe she was pregnant.

No labor of love: Man driving stolen car told police girlfriend was ready to deliver – Fosters


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The Future Is Still Hazy

January 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Louis Gray generously gave me an invite to AssetBar today. Let me start off by saying that the analytics the are potentially available in this application are astounding. Being able to know how many people viewed a feed and what they thought of it is invaluable.

That being said, I’m not convinced that the application of the idea is that strong. I’m not a huge fan of the layout of the site (navigation is not intuitive, feed validation is slow), but my concerns go deeper than that. The site is extremely Javascript heavy and doesn’t seem to be well optimized.

I am probably the exception to the rule since my OPML is gigantic, but Google Reader doesn’t choke on it like this site has. Firefox has been averaging 40% processor usage for the past 5 minutes with only AssetBar open in a fresh browser instance.

Louis points out the pains they took to make the site scalable from their side (infrastructure wise):

Utilizing an extremely scalable database built for this purpose, AssetBar does what Google Reader cannot do. It eliminates duplicate feed items. It shows me what are the most frequently shared feeds and posts. It allows for customization, where Google Reader does not. And it, like Friendfeed, allows me to share items with my friends or all viewers outside of feeds. If I want to share a screenshot of the Apple Web site, I simply click “Share on AssetBar” in my Firefox toolbar, select an image, write a note, and it’s off.

I hope that they optimize their JS at some time soon. Because it’s a very interesting idea

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Congrats To

January 28, 2008 Leave a comment

This is great news for the hardworking team over at Anywhere.FM. They’ve been acquired by imeem!

I have been an avid user of Anywhere.FM for a long time now and think that their service is excellent. I hope that nothing materially changes with the service now that they have been acquired, but I’m willing to keep using it because it’s been so great thus far.

Full announcement below:

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Virginia Real Estate

January 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Our house is on the market right now in Chesapeake. We’re so happy to have the best realtor in Virginia, Tina Merritt working hard for us. Tina also writes a very informative and entertaining blog about real estate. Definitely worth an add in your feed reader of choice.

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