Archive for the 'Random Thoughts' Category

Links Worth Checking Out

November 5, 2008

Check out this sweet wedding branding (scroll down, there are tons of pictures).

Brent notes Obama’s lack of a Tweet upon his election.

Cool quote at Signal vs. Noise.

Everyone likes a good redesign list. It’s fun to see how logos have changed.

Seth Godin did an awesome job yesterday of analyzing the recent election.


I’m a dork

October 10, 2008


i accept this. and yet i don’t regret it.

New Social Network (for me to poop on)

August 7, 2008

Wow, David Hasselhoff has started a new social network.

Holy Ghost Comic

August 6, 2008

Brian sent me this gem about the Holy Ghost.

Controversial View of Heaven

July 25, 2008

Strange Maps has done it again: Heaven.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Strange Links in WP

May 22, 2008

Anyone else getting bizarre incoming links to their WordPress blog?

Believe it or not, I still sometimes check the stats on this blog. This time I noticed that I had two incoming links from blogs NOT on my blogroll, Poker News and Hottags. These are known as “scrapers”. They scrape the content on other blogs and publish it on another site (typically another blog). Generally, though, they do it to popular blogs and pass off the content as their own (for search engine rankings). These, however, linked back to my blog as the source.

The catch: they were covered in Google Ads. I suppose the idea is to have these bots quote smaller blogs, talk them up (they repeatedly said how great my post was), and link to them, hoping the author will follow the backlink and click the Google Ads. Seems kinda weak, but if they get enough people to click, they have a profitable scam on their hands.


Branding and My Long-Lasting Antipathy towards Comcast

May 12, 2008

Seth Godin posted about Brand Tags today. It’s kind of neat (I’m sure Jessie will especially like it). You’re asked to give a one word or phrase response to a brand. Then you get to see what others said.

Then I saw Comcast on the list. My sentiments exactly.

Star-Spangled Cactus Cuties

March 20, 2008

If you haven’t seen this going around, take a look. They’re very impressive and pleasing to the ear.

Linguini with Shrimp

March 13, 2008

This is my new favorite meal: Linguini with Shrimp. I dare say it’s up there with steak. Yeah. Freakin’, yeah.

My Favorites

February 21, 2008

I’m continuing the chain.

My favorite song this year: Argh, no way I’ll think of this one…best snap answer: anything off the new Jimmy CD and the new Justin Timberlake (I hated his old stuff, too; just give this one a chance – Track 05)

My favorite team: Penn State

My favorite food: Pizza, then Steak (oo, whatever the House Special at Fago de Chao was)

My favorite place to be: Home, I suppose, wherever that is at the time (and my two parents’ houses)

My favorite person to fight: Physically, Mike Tukeva. Verbally, Brian Blanchard.

My favorite obsession: So many to choose from…How about just the current one? Programming and Linux

My favorite alcoholic drink: Rum, but I’m definitely still figuring this one out. I do appreciate a good Whiskey Sour (or a good Whiskey for that matter).

My favorite drink: Wild Cherry Pepsi

My favorite restaurant: Bullfrog

My favorite shoes: I always end up buying Reeboks

My favorite place to visit: Washington, DC. Not sure why, but I did it every year as a kid.

My favorite female blogger: Hard to say, but it reminded me of this girl: Super Fast Reader

My favorite male blogger: Again, hard to say…probably Seth Godin

My favorite clothing: Canyon River Blues jeans (may have changed the name)

My favorite TV show: Futurama

My favorite game: I love all games. Settlers seems to offer the right blend of unique rules, strategy, and luck (and cut-throated-ness).

My favorite card game: Omaha 8/Better, but I love any card game except for 500 Rummy (and even that I will happily play)

My favorite drug: I hate putting foreign substances in my body, so none. uh…but I can choose Dramamine, because it’s fun to say.

My favorite color: Blue. Did you think I’d say Orange?

My favorite book: Romans :-D. But I did really like Pokerface

My favorite website: I guess SEOmoz, if I’m not allowed to pick a Google Service. However, this site is VERY addictive.

My favorite person to laugh with: Nate Reed

My favorite person to tease: Jessie

My favorite pitch/set back partner: Mike Tukeva

My favorite game to hustle: Spades

My favorite sport to play: Volleyball with Basketball and Football very close seconds

My favorite poker hand: AK suited…why not

My favorite person to nap with: Emily Smock, oh yeah

My favorite video game: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

My favorite thing to fry: Oreos

My favorite dog: Friend of the Family’s dog (forget the name) but the Fisher’s Angus is making a run at it

My favorite movie: I’m taking this a few ways, so here’s a breakdown:

  1. Most watched movie (by far): Ocean’s Eleven
  2. Movie that gets me most Jones-ed up: Rounders
  3. But, my all time favorite: Shawkshank Redemption

My favorite holiday: Christmas. I mean presents, family, food, and the birth of a Savior! Life couldn’t get better (not in that order).

My favorite candy: 3 Musketeers

My favorite day: Sunday

My favorite place to sleep: The sectional we had Junior year in Hetzel

My favorite thing to do: Do anything with friends (especially if there’s a meal in there somewhere)