March 2006

Naked For A Day

This site will be completely naked on April 5th as part of Dustin Diaz’s annual Naked Day. That’s right, I’ll be stripping off all the CSS to see just how accessible this site really is. If anyone else would like to participate in Naked Day check out Dustin’s post for more details. If you have the Web Developer Toolbar installed just hit ctrl+shift+s and you can see what my site will look like naked right now. Go ahead, I don’t mind if you see my site naked.

Should be fun Dustin!

Dozing Off at School

Remember when I told you that I sleep in class sometimes? Well things have changed. I sleep in class a lot. Graduation is in 50 somehting days, Random Shapes is up and running, all my projects are done, and I’m getting more free time. It’s time to catch up on sleep and do my best to avoid senioritis (if it isn’t already too late).

Ideally, teens should strive for 8- 1/2 to 9-1/4 hours of sleep each night.

Yeah right. I don’t know anyone who gets that much sleep.

Some 28 percent of high-school students said they fell asleep in class at least once a week. In addition, 22 percent dozed off doing homework

Newsvine – Sleep-Deprived Teens Dozing Off at School

Update: Here’s another article on teen sleep-deprivation posted yesterday on CNN.

A track meet, my fight with a lawnmower, and Flickr.

One of my goals for this year is to run the 800 meters in under 2:00.00 so that I qualify for the state track meet. Saturday I had a meet and ran the 800m in 2:00.47. My best time ever was 2:03.39. I ran my best time ever and yet I was still a little mad that I didn’t run .48 seconds faster. I have over a month before the state meet so I’ll be able to break 2:00.00 by then. I probably ran well because I finally got a haircut.

That’s right, I cut my hair. I have (well I used to have) kinda long and curly hair. Thursday I straightened my hair just to see what it would look like and went to school with the hippie look. After school I cut it all off and on …

Efficient Blog Reading

Do you use RSS feeds or do you even know what an RSS feed is? If you don’t know what an RSS feed is then you should read the article “What the Heck is RSS?” by Copyblogger right now. For the rest of you, keep reading… please.

Daniel Miessler wrote a great post the other day on the topic of efficient blog reading. I really enjoyed it probably because I think I’m already doing many of the things he suggested and because it is so simple.

1. Open your RSS reader.
2. Go through your feeds and either read each item right in the reader or open it separately (in a browser tab).
3. When you’ve gone through all your feeds, close your reader.
4. Go to your browser and start from the left-most tab. Read each item, focusing on the core …

Is SXSW a Refresh on Steroids?

Refresh Phoenix is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of Internet developers in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Refresh Phoenix

…SXSW Interactive Festival is ground zero for the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators and new media entrepreneurs.

SXSW Interactive

The best thing about [the Refresh meetings] is that their are so many cool people to talk with and they all know a lot more then me.

Matt Bob (Me)

Its (SXSW) not about the conference, its about the community, its about those you talk to, its about those you participate with, its about those who you think of being so great and after talking to them realizing they are dealing/working through the same problems you have.

Over all will I be back, yes I will. If …