Sep 26, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Thursday Geek-isms

Today was a great day.

I started the day by buying tickets to the Knicks opening game against Miami (considering the numbers from Miami last season, my boys better start this season 1-0!). I plan on attending more Knicks game this season…heck I work practically on top of the Garden – I might as well take advantage of it, right? Also, the #1 item on my list below was announced today…

Mid-afternoon, I was delighted to find that the mental_floss had spotlighted me! Last week, mental_floss had put out a call to all bloggers to help promote their $50,000 tuition giveaway. In return, they would do a round-up of everyone who blogged about the giveaway and every week, they would feature one site. I was the first featured site!

After dinner I set aside some time to do some sewing. Not making anything, but repairing tears and re-attaching buttons. There was a small pile that had accumulated over the past couple of months, and I got through them all. It’s dorky, but sewing really relaxes me!

Finally, The Office season premiere was tonight! It wasn’t a great episode, but funny nonetheless. And Jim finally proposed to Pam!!! It was totally unexpected and undoubtedly romantic. Man I missed the guys of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton!

On to the links!

  1. Houston signs on for another Knicks comeback, ESPN.
    Allan Houston’s returning the Knicks as a free agent! His glory days are behind him, and I admit I’m a bit weary of “retired” athletes who choose to return to the game. However, how can I not be excited about my all-time favorite basketball player returning to my all-time favorite sports team?
  2. Google’s End Run Around the Wireless Carriers, TechCrunch.
    I read through this article carefully, and it’s a bold, idealistic plan that can revolutionize the cell phone industry. However, I don’t know how realistic it is, as it depends on the cooperation of the cellular providers. In fact, I’m pretty certain that the plan will never come into fruition. Do you agree?
  3. Wearable Airbags For The Clumsy, Elderly, Geekologie.
    As a first-rate klutz (evidenced by the multiple bruises all over my body), I actually wouldn’t mind using this!
  4. Chinese iPhone 3G Won’t Have 3G or Wi-Fi, Gizmodo.
    And as usual, Jesus Diaz has done some clever photoshopping to accompany the announcement.
  5. The Quick 10: Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Stories, mental_floss Blog.
    I *heart* Dr. Seuss! Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham is a product of a bet? Or that Oh The Places You’ll Go was Dr. Seuss’ last book…what a great and symbolic finale!
  6. Reasons Not To Move To Westchester, Curbed.
    Westchester County has the highest property taxes in the nation, with a median of $8,422. It’s sad that we’re paying more than this for our condo.
  7. Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin?, ReadWriteWeb.
    I had linked to a Wired articled titled, Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew? back in August. I was immediately reminded of this article as I started to read this post by ReadWriteWeb. Is Google’s worst enemy its growth, as is the case with so many other companies?
  8. Ten Years Later, A “Third” Google Founder Comes Out Of The Woodwork, TechCrunch.
    The question on everyone’s mind is: why now? Why wait 10 years?
  9. State of the Blogosphere 2008: Technorati Numbers Indicate Blogging Is Niche and Slowing, ReadWriteWeb.
    Technorati has released its 5th Annual State of the Blogosphere Report. According to it, blogging has gone mainstream (RWW disagrees with this statement) but is slowing down. Also, the stereotypical image of a blogger writing in his underwear while living in his parent’s basement seems to be far-fetched. Click on to the full report for more interesting facts and numbers. A must-read for any blogger!
  10. Review: Nikon D90 Takes World Champion DSLR Title Belt, Wired Gadget Lab.
    I’ve been seriously thinking of getting a DSLR, and will probably bite the bullet within the next year. However, my love-hate relationship with Canon repels me from the Canon Rebel series, which is the most popular entry-level DSLR in the market. The Nikon D90 seems to be a perfect fit for me…me rikey berry much! Now, about that price tag…
  11. PrintWhatYouLike Cuts Down Any Web Page for Printing, Lifehacker.
    How much paper and ink have I waste over the years printing printer-unfriendly web pages? This is effing BRILLIANT – why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?
  12. 10 Worst Computer Viruses of All Time, HowStuffWorks.
    An informational, educational, and entertaining read for any computer geek!

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