Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Our Commander[ette?] in Chief

I'm probably going to disappear for making fun of Bush twice in a row, but oh well:
"I want to thank my friend, Sen. Bill Frist, for joining us today. … He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. (Laughter.) Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."—Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004
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I don't understand why I think this is so funny

...something about it just cracks me up:
"Bush lost consciousness for a brief time in the White House on Sunday evening while eating a pretzel and watching a professional football game on television. He fell from his couch and has a scrape and large bruise on his left cheekbone, plus a bruise on his lower lip, to show for his troubles. His glasses cut the side of his face. … [Air Force physician Richard] Tubb told reporters Bush reported a pretzel 'did not go down right' and the doctor said it was possible a pretzel had lodged against a nerve and momentarily caused a decrease in the president's heart rate, causing him to faint."
—"Bush on Fainting Episode: Chew Your Food," CNN, Jan. 14, 2002
(from Slate)
KS | politix

BioDiesel, it's time to switch... or is it?

Yes it is. If you haven't been inspired by the recent Wired article, your local newspaper, or any other article, now's the time to switch. Whether your converting a car, a bus, or even a train, I can guarantee you'll be happy with the mileage. There's tons of info out there (and tons of opinions too). Aside from the enormous environmental benefits (better mileage than gasoline, produced from renewable materials, contains practically no sulfur, decreases soot emissions, etc.), it also benefits farmers, which we've got plenty of in this state. It's something to think about while you're saving for that Prius, or waiting for HyWire to get here.

[Edit]: somehow I managed to miss a recent /. article on this very subject. It only costs the dude $0.41/gallon!
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- Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Super Shirt Folding Technique

Save minutes at the laundromat (or your mom's basement) folding shirts. I had seen it before, then I lost the link, regardless, it's nothing short of amazing.

I was going through my referer logs and I found one from I clicked on the site info link and found this crazy Amazon/Alexa page for my site. (note: NEVER install anything from Alexa) I don't really understand what the point is, but I guess it's kinda cool.

Mhaph tophs mmmfls thaoth!

This reminded me of the scene in Spaceballs where the RADAR screen gets "jammed" (and an old SNL skit that I can't seem to find much on).

- Friday, May 28, 2004

New TraviBlog Search Feature

Users with a real browser just look in the lower right-hand corner of your browser (TNN users have to skip all the way down to the bottom of the page, and AIM users should click on the little # to the left of the title to see any cool stuff). It's a pretty easy feature to add. Just paste this HTML into the bottom of your page:
<form id="Form2" method="get" action="">
       <input type="text" name="q" size="10" />
       <input type="hidden" name="q" value="" />
       <input type="submit" value="google this site" />

...and I used this CSS to style it:
       width: 100%;
       text-align: center;

       width: auto !important;
       text-align: right !important;
       margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
       padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
       position: fixed;
       bottom: 0px;
       right: 0px;

form[id=Form2] input
       -moz-opacity: 0.50;
       background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 127);

form[id=Form2] input:HOVER, form[id=Form2] input:FOCUS, form[id=Form2] input:ACTIVE
       -moz-opacity: 0.90;
       background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 229);

It's a great half-assed solution 'till .Text gets upgraded. (I'm too lazy to recompile it myself)

[EDIT] - many mispellings ;-)

- Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Happy Birthday Seti@Home!

I can't believe it's been 5 years already. I mentioned awhile back that Ralph and I started a SetiTeam: RedDiesel. Feel free to use my proxy server. It'll give you some nice stats as well as reduce the load on the main SETI servers. Anyways, grab a client, and get crackin' - you've got a long way to catch up.

- Monday, May 24, 2004

Hey kids, who rules?

O'Doyle rules! I saw the headline and I had a flash-back to high school.

- Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Syracuse House For Sale