… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Archive for September, 2005

Skype / VOIP / Internet telephone

09.12.2005 · Posted in Technology

Back in the day when I tried some of the original internet telephone services with my 56k (if you were lucky) dialup, internet telephones (software phones) were pretty much unusable. I never tried again until recently. I admit it – I’m a total techno geek. But when it comes to internet telephones, I’ve been a ...

Census information

09.12.2005 · Posted in Technology

Okay, so this is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen done with the Google Maps API! Check out your neighborhood and find out how much money your neighbors are making 😉 ...

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And this from the Matriarch

09.08.2005 · Posted in In the news

Thanks to Jered, my newly New Yorkan friend, for pointing this out to me. Barbara Bush was quoted as saying the following (sourced from Boing Boing): This is working very well for them. (…)Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we’re going to move to Houston. “What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they ...

Your new matches!

09.05.2005 · Posted in Friends

I always get a kick out of my daily (weekdays only) email from Match.com showing me my newest matches. On occasion friends will show up on there. I’ve been matched up with Mighty before and now Aaron, too! How fun 🙂 So here’s to Aaron: ...

Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness

09.04.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery

It’s been raining in Minneapolis for the last day and a half. Marvelous thunderstorms accompanied by alternating winds and still air. God damned that Details magazine! Here I’m sitting at Spyhouse, ready to write a very poinant post, when one of those gawd-damned metrosexuals sits down in front of me. With his girlfriend. That’s just ...

Where did Dan go?

09.02.2005 · Posted in Work

So work has been a little nuts lately. People have left, which leaves those remaining picking up some slack, which leaves scarce lunches, very little socializing, and generally a hectic workplace. I recently moved out of my old cube into an office a few floors up. Good news – the office offers a little more ...