"Murphy was an optimist!"
From the mouths of babes April 30, 2009 4:59 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
Evan: "Go jump o tramping"
Dad: "Look at me. Say tramp oh lean."
Evan: "tramp jumping train"
Dad: "Say tramp."
Dad: "Say Oh"
Dad: "Say Lean"
What’s your working environment like? April 30, 2009 11:48 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, Of Being Dad
I’ve just been stabbed with two light sabers and now am watching a laundry basket be dragged up the stairs then dropped down the stairs followed by a cackling laugh. Rinse. Repeat. I wonder how many times he has to do this before he realizes he could be sitting in the laundry basket when it goes down. Thank goodness the hospital has free wifi.add a comment
Temptation April 30, 2009 8:25 amPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
Real Life Twitter April 30, 2009 7:47 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy, Publishing, Video
My Daily Mugshot April 28, 2009 8:34 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
I love Daily Mugshot. I am not good about remembering to take my daily picture so I only have 42 shots in my show. You should be listening to They Might Be Giants
(particularly The Guitar) when watching this.
He said, “Let there be pizza!” April 28, 2009 5:15 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
…and there was Domino’s, with their Two-fer Tuesday online coupon. And I was all over that. (Dominos on Tuesdays has become a tradition that the children have come to expect and all because of that coupon) Domino’s has an excellent online ordering site albeit a little slow. You can also order from a regular mobile phone or smart phone with an Internet connection with ease. Domino’s impressed me!add a comment
The Swine Flu Source Caught on Film April 28, 2009 2:58 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy
seen at http://imgur.com/27K39.jpg2comments
Swine Flu Started by an American Company April 28, 2009 10:43 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health
That dirty pig farm in Mexico which is the suspected source of the swine flu…it’s 50% owned by the American company Smithfield.
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A lot of pig shit is one thing; a lot of highly toxic pig shit is another. The excrement of Smithfield hogs is hardly even pig shit: On a continuum of pollutants, it is probably closer to radioactive waste than to organic manure. The reason it is so toxic is Smithfield’s efficiency. The company produces 6 billion pounds of packaged pork each year. That’s a remarkable achievement, a prolificacy unimagined only two decades ago, and the only way to do it is to raise pigs in astonishing, unprecedented concentrations. [Source, RollingStone, Boss Hog ]
Mind blowing stopped action commercial for Phillips Cinema 21:9 TV April 28, 2009 10:25 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Publishing, Video
This video is beyond excellent! I cannot wait to go behind the scenes and understand how they manage to pull this off. The angles, all the action, the perfectly timed sound effects, and even the story told without words. Their subject matter is well chosen! I wish I had the talent to make such artwork.
Created entirely by Stink Digital, this new interactive campaign promotes Philips latest entrant into the television market, the CINEMA 21:9. Since the televisions 21:9 frame lends itself so readily to film, our friends at Tribal DDB, Amsterdam commissioned us to create a piece of filmed content that could hold its own with Hollywoods best. Director Adam Berg responded with an idea for an epic frozen moment cops and robbers shootout sequence that included clowns, explosions, a decimated hospital, and plenty of broken glass and bullet casings.
This epic film is the centrepiece of the project. On its own, it clocks in at a (totally coincidental) two minutes and 19 seconds, but Berg conceived it to work as an endless loop.
Note some hidden references like "219" on the back of the police car. See more at http://www.cinema.philips.com/, http://www.stinkdigital.tv/work/view/selected/carousel and http://www.stinkdigital.tv/1 comment so far
New Swine Flu Cases April 28, 2009 6:58 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health
A visual inspection of the swine flu map reveals that last night another suspected case was added to North Carolina (closer to the TN border! Here it comes), 6 suspected cases were added to South Carolina, 5 confirmed cases were added to New Jersey (a neighbor is traveling in NJ right now…will he bring it to TN?). Michigan adds a suspected case along with its confirmed case.
Just for the count, New York City has 7 suspected cases and 7 confirmed.add a comment
Swine Flu Cases in North Carolina April 27, 2009 10:27 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health
According to the H1N1 Swine Flu Map, 4 suspected cases of swine flu have come to North Carolina. That’s a little too close to home. I cannot tell what is happening up in New York City; just too many cases to determine if more have been added just by looking at the map. Same with Austin/San Antonio. Two confirmed cases have definitely been added to Sacramento. I haven’t been watching the rest of the world to tell what is happening beyond the borders.add a comment
New Swine Flu Cases April 27, 2009 2:52 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health
xkcd Sums Up Swine Flu on Twitter April 27, 2009 2:01 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Humor, Of Interest
Losing My Google-fu April 27, 2009 8:02 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Technology
Yesterday Cathy had the great idea to post the Human H1N1 Swine Flu Map. (there are dozens but this one in particular by a person nicknamed Niman is particularly excellent) I followed her lead and also posted the map because I assume that Domestic Psychology and Reality Me have slightly different audiences albeit with some natural overlap. Her post stayed off the radar and mine jumped to the number one position in Google’s search results, Dogpile’s search results and CNN’s search results for the keywords "swine flu map" which was pretty cool. The post even hit digg (a first for me). The Internet is a fickle place. At the time I began composing this post, I was in 4th position on Google and not even on page 1 for CNN or Dogpile. By the time I finished typing this I was in 5th position on Google. The programmer in me wants to jump over to Cathy’s site and figure out why mine seems to have SEO’d well and hers didn’t. The marketer in me is kicking me for not having redesigned the appearance of Reality Me yet to make it more inviting for visitors to want to continue reading. The bounce rate on this moment of fame was incredibly high. Basically, the landing page gave the visitor no reason to stay on the site. That will have to be fixed…in June. Never judge a web developer by his own site. My time needs to be spent on my clients’ sites. Now back to work!add a comment
Of Grasshoppers April 27, 2009 7:16 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: There is so much that cannot be done today.
Master: What can be accomplished?