Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Daily Show (TDS): Net Neutrality With John Hodgman

Learn all about the upcoming Information Supertubes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dodgers vs Padres

dodgers lunch
Originally uploaded by chrisholland.

Padres won, i think ... we didn't stay 'till the end. It was fun hanging out with the crew for a couple of hours. Back at the office now :o

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Inconvenient Truth: Go See It

It hasn't shaken me to the same dramatic extent it has shaken my sister Alex, whose sole mission in life since her early teens has been to save the planet, but I believe it's a movie very well worth seeing. It clearly lays out the science behind global warning, with very precise claims that can be easily verified by even the most skeptics, all leading to the very logical conclusions overwhelmingly adopted as fact by the scientific community.

If you haven't already, find a local showing of Inconvenient Truth. And head over to

TrackThePack -- fast, easy and stylish all-in-one package tracking

Package tracking has long been given the cold shoulder when it comes to cool tools to help organize your life. TrackThePack is a simple, but extremely useful web application. Check it out!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Prodigem Becomes MoveDigital

Gary Lerhaupt, the guy behind just sent this e-mail:
Following Prodigem's acquisition back in March, I've been hard at work working with a great group of folks to retool Prodigem for rerelease as a new service. I'm happy to report that today that new service launches, and the web service formerly known as Prodigem is now known
as MoveDigital.

The focus of the service is centered on moving your digital data (hence the name). So beyond just publishing BitTorrents, the service also does direct download publishing as well as mobile phone video and audio publishing (just like our publishing of torrents, we convert your video and audio to mobile phone format for you, and then also take care of the streaming to your 3G cell phone).

So do stop on over and check it out. All Prodigem user accounts and content have been transferred over. Your usernames are still the same, and all Prodigem users also get a free 1 year membership. We're pleased also to announce that Senator John Edwards is our first official customer, not only using MoveDigital to distribute his videos for the mobile phone, but also to be distributed for the first time via BitTorrent.

There's a lot more too. We've created this very cool web widget that makes it very simple to reblog your MoveDigital links. And included with this web widget, via its 'Share' button, is a notion we're calling 'social bandwidth sharing' which allows other users to directly add bandwidth into your account from wherever you may have placed your widget. Moreover, MoveDigital bandwidth is different than what you'll find anywhere else. For direct downloads, we only deduct bandwidth from your account for completely delivered files. You don't get penalized if someone stops downloading half way through. As well, your bandwidth always rolls over to your next membership period, so it's always there for you.

Look forward to seeing you at MoveDigital,

Gary Lerhaupt

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Jon Stewart on Net Neutrality

Learn all about the tubes and gerbils that power the internetS

Thursday, July 13, 2006

RSS Reader and Social Bookmarking: EarthLink Going Web 2.0


It looks like Steve's found out what these guys, among many others, have been obsessively slaving at for the past few months :)

Mega kudos to them and everybody else involved, they're very passionate about building insanely useful applications, and it's very gratifying to see them deliver on their vision. It's a labor of love, and i for one argue it shows.

Mad shouts to Scott Frost too, you know why. \m/

Both those products are available to the general public. You do not have to be a paying EarthLink subscriber to start using the Reader and Favorites applications.

Stay tuned to for more coverage from Dave, including some subscribe/save tools for web site and blog authors.

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Amazon's S3 storage

Great information on the trend towards web based storage and falling costs of web site development.

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Zidane Kombat

Zidane Kombat
Originally uploaded by chrisholland.

Found here, where the poster mentions "Stolen from Coys".

Also, check out this fun Flash game.

Italy wins. Blech.

I'm not sure what was up with Zidane and that player he head-butted, but he must have really pissed him off. Still, bad move on his last career game.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006

30 years.

man. is it already time to go buy a corvette or something? or is that when you turn 40?

I've spent the last 3 days off from work, doing stuff around the house and yard ahead of the celebratory beach-bash, and enjoying the beach in late afternoons. The water's been very nice. Not too cold. Beautiful sunny weather.

Brandy finished picking-up the house and making snacks. We're about ready for the party :o