Celebrating Celebration

On the weekend of March 7th I traveled down to Orlando, Florida, to see the Atlanta Braves play the Philadelphia Phillies during Spring Training. My travel package included housing in the iconic New Urbanist community of Celebration, which was developed by The Walt Disney Company in the early 1990s. While the video documentary featured here is a good primer for anyone considering taking up Continue reading Celebrating Celebration

David Gregory, Man or Monster?

David Gregory Threatens to Annihilate Al and Meredith
Has anyone else noticed how big ‘Meet the Press’ host David Gregory has become lately? I’m not talking about “fat”, I’m talking about TALL. The man is enormous!! A 2003-2006 report from the Center for Disease Control reported [warning:PDF] that the average height of American citizens is five feet, four point three inches (5′-4.3″). Using a screen grab of this morning’s program (shown above) it’s obvious that Gregory towers over his co-hosts. If we assume that Al Roker and Meredith Vieira are average height (and not in fact taller, which is entirely possible) it’s short work with a slide rule to see that the man’s true height is pushing Continue reading David Gregory, Man or Monster?

Facebook’s Secret Control Panel

The Totally Cool 'Secret' Facebook Control Panel
NOTE: Facebook has made changes and this option no longer appears to work as of September 2009. It was neat while it lasted!

Are you tired of seeing how all your “friends” are goofing off on Facebook? Do you really care if Sam Fiddlefark just took the “Which Piece of Cheese Do I Smell Like” quiz? Did you actually want to know that Finellopi Twankshaft just bought 137 people a Sexy Cocktail From Her Bellybutton or that Lorna McDufflebagg just scored 835 points playing KittenSmash?

Thought not.

I suppose then that you aren’t especially all that interested in attending the “Drive Your Pet To The Mall Day” except, perhaps, as a masked assassin atop a nearby bell tower with a high powered assault rifle and a 5-gallon bucket of armor-piercing bullets.

Thought not.

Don’t you love it when I post 20 minute long videos of myself listening to iTunes at work?

Thought not. (though I must say it hurts to actually hear you admit that you don’t enjoy them)

The good news is that Continue reading Facebook’s Secret Control Panel

How to Use Facebook Friend Filters

The new Facebook interface is confusing to some users

The older we get, the more resistant to change we become, however the recent (March 2009) interface update to Facebook rattled a lot of my friends, old and young alike. Some love it, some hate it, all will have to get used to it until it changes again. So until the next change arrives, I’m posting some tips to help you guys understand how to better manage your Facebook experience. Let’s start by looking at Continue reading How to Use Facebook Friend Filters