SecondLife Avatars

It's always bugged me a bit that my SL avatar was a plain-vanilla human. I mean, here's this awesome metaverse, where the rules of physics don't apply, and you can change your appearance at will. And I was walking around, looking much like I do in real life. How creative and interesting. So, today while watching Stephen work his magic on a panel on SecondLife, in SecondLife (ooh. recursion!) I went shopping for a new avatar....

May 10, 2007 · 2 min

Moved servers

There might be some downtime in the next little while as my blog migrates to a new server. Thanks Sami for the insanely generous offer! Things should be back soon. If you can read this, you're looking at the shiny new server at Etopian Global Hosting Headquarters.

April 24, 2006 · 1 min

Better to burn out than to fade away

OK, maybe not really. But at least I know I'm not alone in thinking about rethinking my approach to this whole blogging/always-on thing. First Stephen dropped his H-Bomb (hiatus, not hydrogen, but the effect on the edublogosphere would have been the same either way), then I see that others are thinking about this (with more clarity than I can muster). Lanny's posted some great thoughts on the topic: Part of the problem is simply that those who burn the candle brightest are likely not leading full rounded lives but instead getting so absorbed in the moment and the possibilities that may exist that they are inadvertently putting themselves on an emotional roller coaster with little reserve left over for dealing with the tough but pragmatic issues that emerge from "...

March 7, 2006 · 1 min



January 30, 2006 · 1 min

My Life, My Blog, My So Called Diary

My Life, My Blog, My So Called Diary Originally uploaded by Looking For Fish Tacos At ELI 2006. Not sure if I can cross off one of my 43Things - which is to write a novel. Apparently I'm an accomplished pulp sci fi author. I've since moved on from writing about cats, though... Seriously, though - be sure to check out Alan Levine and Brian Lamb's latest wild and wacky presentation: Beyond The Blog....

January 26, 2006 · 1 min

Kids in the Hall Reunion Tour!

Boing Boing: Kids in the Hall staging reunion tour Kids in the Hall are/were the funniest comedy troupe on TV. Better than Saturday Night Live back in its heyday (and KitH coughed up funnier stuff than anything SNL has done in the last 20 years). Dammit. It's LA-only. That's hardly a tour, is it? davidicus, you'd darned well BETTER go to this thing so I can live vicariously through you! ;-)

January 19, 2006 · 1 min


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December 16, 2005 · 1 min

Banner Images

This page lists all of the images that are being used in the banner area of this weblog. I'm using a script to automatically and randomly select one of the images each time a page is loaded (but that may behave differently, depending on browser or caching). They are listed in chronological order, in the order they were added to the rotation pool - not the order they were taken....

December 16, 2005 · 8 min


This weblog runs on WordPress, with a metric boatload of plugins to make it dance. It is also using the awesome K2 theme by Michael at Binary Bonsai. Thanks, Michael! The banner images are automatically (and randomly) selected from a set of about 35 images (and counting) You can view them all in one place using the handy dandy image lister utility page, or click reload a whole lot. Plugins:...

November 9, 2005 · 1 min


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October 4, 2005 · 1 min