January 2006

Stylish USB Drives

I have a pretty old SanDisk Micro that has served me well and I use it all the time. USB drives have come a long way but I’m really impressed with some of the new drives that have come out lately. Imation just released a Flash Drive Wristband that “redefines wearable technology design by combining a portable flash drive that doubles as a wristband.” Basically what they are trying to say do is help people spot geeks (I’ll probably have to get one). It really is pretty cool and according to the website they should able available at your local Target.

Right after I learned about the wristband I found the Hardwood USB Necklace by Studio Leung. It’s another wearable USB drive “that creates a closer connection between a person and their data.” All I want to know …

Bring on the Paper

Don’t worry, this time it’s not about the TPT but it looks a lot like it.

The brilliant guys at Blue Flavor have converted to paper. After months of testing out different time tracking methods the Blue Flavor team found that the best way to track their time spent on projects is to use paper. Online applications are clever and convenient but I think the Blue Flavor team would agree with me that online apps have a long way to go and too many problems.

Blue Flavor brought up a great point:

“We realized if we used paper, we can transfer that information into whatever tool we want, past, present or future, a non-destructible format if you will.Also, it’s ultra-portable, fits between the screen and keyboard of our Powerbooks when we head out, and it’s a handy …

A Post a Day for a Week

Many of you probably noticed that I published a new post everyday this week. I mostly did this to see if I could but I also did it to see how it would effect readership and my number of visitors. One of my goals for this year was to write more often but I wasn’t sure how often I should write. This is my blog where I talk about stuff that interests me but I really hope you can get something out of it and enjoy it as much as I do. I have fun running a blog even if not many people read it but I also don’t want to waste time on it. Writing a new post everyday hasn’t been that hard but I don’t know if that is what you or I want.

When I login to …

How Strict Should You Be About Web Standards

Web standards are incredible and because they can help you in so many ways everyone should be using them. They allow for your sites to become so much better but do all your pages have to be 100% valid? Some people may say yes and spend hours making sure everything is completely perfect but I don’t think that’s necessary. Too often I see people working harder then they need to so that when they validate their site they see the “This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!” message. Ok so all my pages validate but that’s because I got lucky and it just worked out. If it’s easy to make them validate I say go ahead and do it but if it’s not I wouldn’t worry about having a few errors.

Web standards allow for the most number of users to …

The Four Things Post

Looks like a lot of people are getting in on this meme but I blame Andrew for this post.

  • Four jobs I’ve had:
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Site Manager
  • and Web Developer
  • Four films I can watch over and over:
  • Prefontaine
  • Sneakers
  • What About Bob?
  • The Lord of the Rings (All of them)
  • Four places I’ve lived:
  • Englewood, Colorado
  • Boston, Massachusets
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • K-PAX
  • Four TV shows I enjoy:
  • The Office (U.S. version)
  • Alias
  • The Amazing Race
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Four places I’ve been on vacation:
  • Washington D.C.
  • New York City, New York
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Four of my favourite foods:
  • Lasagna
  • Pizza
  • Ravioli
  • Manicotti
  • Four sites I visit daily:
  • Blingo
  • 9rules
  • Google Analytics
  • Netvibes
  • Four places I would rather be right now:
  • Madrid or Barcelona, Spain
  • Manchester, England
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Four bloggers I’m tagging:
  • Elyse
  • Andrew
  • Angelique
  • Tom
  • Update: Looks like I just got tagged by Martin too!