June 2004 Posts

Spider-man 2

It’s out, it looks awesome and I want to see it.

When will I?

Who knows?

I still haven’t seen Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

I’m Harry Potter and I’m in Gryffindor

Continuing on the Harry Potter theme, I’ve taken a few Harry Potter quizzes and here are the results.

i'm in gryffindor!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is Book 6 Title

JK Rowling has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be the title of Book 6 of the Harry Potter series.

She is doing some great things with her site, such as revealing this title on it. For info on how to find it, check out the guide at TLC.

Interesting title. She says that the Half Blood Prince is neither Harry, nor Voldemort…

Via MuggleNet.com.

Contreras Brilliant Against Mets

In his first game since reuniting with his family, Jose Contreras pitched 6 strong, shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits and 4 walks to get his 5th win of the season. The Yankees beat the Mets, 8-1.

Great story. I hope he can keep it going, I hope this is the start of something good.

I’m not some kid…

If I had a dime for every time I contacted someone on a guideline violation on one of my sites and they responded by telling me they weren’t some kid, they were 30 years old and doing this or that in life. Or, we’re all adults, right? Let me tell you – I’d have $10 by now.

I feel like responding… well, hey – I am some kid. I was some kid when I started my network and I’m some kid now. I work on things I consider great and I’m still some kid. I wish I could always be some kid, but I’ll inevitably become an old man. I don’t weigh the value of a person, their contributions or their attitude on their age. I’ve known brilliant 14 year olds and I’ve known hopelessly immature 40 year olds. I’ve known hopelessly immature 14 year olds and brilliant 40 year olds. Age doesn’t matter to me. What matters to me is what you do.

(Disclaimer: Yes, age matters to me as far as “elders”. I show the proper respect to people older than me that I do not know in the situations that demand it. But, I show that kind of respect to all folks I don’t know).

“I’m glad we lost the World Series,” Rivera said, “because it means that I still have a friend.”

Awesome piece in New York Magazine. An excerpt from Buster Olney’s new book. Although I disagree with the title – this most recent Yankee dynasty isn’t over until we miss the postseason.

I didn’t know about Enrique Wilson’s flight. Something else.

Via Alex.

Yahoo! to Trillian: Talk to the Hand

Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the Hand.

Yahoo on Wednesday began blocking Cerulean Studios’ Trillian software from communicating with its instant messaging service in its latest step to fence its popular client from third-party integrators.

As they should. They are Yahoo!’s users. I have always felt that Trillian was acting inappropriately in allowing people access to Yahoo!s network. Unless Yahoo! says yes, you shouldn’t do it. Start your own network. The sad thing is because of this piggy backing, Trillian may now big enough to start its own network and be relatively successful.

Via Common Craft.

Adam’s Photo Mouseovers

I really love the black and white to color mouseover effect Adam has on his photos (toward the bottom). Simple, but with the color in the photos… it is just such a awesome, neat little effect.

Call me weird, but I mouse over the photos a few times every day when I visit his blog.

Contreras reunited with family

A bit of heart warming news, today. Link via Replacement Level Yankees Weblog.

How would you pitch with your family in such a situation? It may have affected you, or it may have not. Would have affected me. Will he pitch better? Maybe, who knows. You have to be happy for him, though.

Cuba. Man, what a place. Tons and tons of people risk their lives in makeshift boats just to get a chance to become U.S. citizens. A continual reminder of how lucky most of us are.

Patrick – I am better and more serious than you

vBulletin vs. phpBB is a common, generally fruitless, argument that takes place on web development communities across the Internet.

My response is generally something like this:

vBulletin is better, but phpBB can generally fill anyone’s needs.

What will determine the success of your community will be your work as the administrator.

However, one ugly monster that often pops up in these discussions is something like “Well, if you’re serious about your community, you’ll use vBulletin.” or “phpBB is alright for amateurs, but I want to run a professional community.”

Phooey. This is offensive.

You are a better community administration than me because you paid $160? You are more serious than me because you paid $160? I have news for you. Chances are – you’re not better than me. Chances are – you’re not as serious or as dedicated as I am.

vBulletin is great. No arguments there. But, keep the serious/amateur stuff out of the discussions.