Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Thursday, March 09, 2006

This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!

After a bunch of laziness, I finally fixed the W3C Validity of the main page of this site tonight. I've been trying to make my modifications without re-compiling, and so far I've been successful. Someday maybe I'll even get the individual posts to validate. ;-)

British Boffins Boast Beer Benefits

The Reg reports: official. Seeing as St. Patty's Day (week) is coming up, I should be in tip-tip shape. ;-) Keep at it you crazy boffins!

A Four with Eight Zeroes

Multiply that number times how much money MS will be making on each copy of Vista for the first 2 years after its launch and you get a large number. Whether it'll actually be adopted that rapidly remains to be seen, but still...

OOo vs. Office 2007

The difference in interfaces is depressing...

Office 2007 OOo 2.0
word processing Word 2007 Writer
spreadsheet Excel2007 Calc
presentation PowerPoint 2007 Impress
database Access 2007 Base
misc Outlook 2007 Draw

There's more info on the interfaces on Jensen's blog. I also have a set of the OOo screenshots on Flickr. Also: Lipsum rocks!

- Sunday, March 05, 2006

Another 5-star gem

We're making sausages! It has a catchy loop and the animation is kinda mesmerizing at full screen. It's been playing for about 20 minutes nonstop, originally to annoy my finacé on the other side of the room ;-) but I'm still not sick of it. I'm debating whether I should start putting these into my del.icio.us with a ytmnd tag or something.

KS | wtf

- Friday, March 03, 2006

All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse 'juiced-in' goodness.

Not really, but from the sounds of this article, Futurama wasn't that far off. I love the Pepsi/Coke bit from that episode:

Man: And you, Sir? How can I horse you?
Hermes: I'll have a horse Coke.
Man: Horse Pepsi okay?
Hermes: Nay.
Adult Swim | KS | politix | quote

- Tuesday, February 21, 2006

There's Something About Rocketboom

My TiVo's been downloading the Rocketboom vlog for a few weeks now. Each episode is only a few minutes long and the content is really random. There's something about it that makes me keep watching it though. If you have a TiVo (probably series 2 only, with broadband) look for it in that Showcases section next to TV Guide.

Rochester's Beer Buddies

The Beer Buddies

These guys are like the Chuck Norris's of beer. Except they don't have beards or roundhouse kicks. Plus there's three of them, so I guess they're more like the three amigos or the three musketeers, or maybe the three stooges or something. In any case I look forward to their new column in the D&C.

I've been aching to make another batch of homebrew, but with our upcoming wedding, it's been on the back burner. I hope they let me help out with their home-brewing experiments. I'm always trying to get others interested, but usually all they end up doing is drinking my beer.

beer | local

- Monday, February 20, 2006

Who to blame?

I saw this on gizmodo. Even though it sounds gruesome, I was wondering what was at fault for the accident: the cellphone, the SUV, or the woman driver? ;-) If The Tipping Point has taught me anything, it's that it was probably a combination of all 3.

KS | vehicles

- Wednesday, February 01, 2006

X-Prize for Cars

Autoblog says that the X Prize Foundation is considering a contest for the improvement of gas mileage and manufacturing processes of automobiles. How sweet would that be? I think it's genius.