Archive for May, 2008

New Media Flotsam

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I thought I would post a roundup of convenient links to RSS feeds for all my social media debris (blog, Flickr, YouTube, Digg, del.icio.us, last.fm, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). But FriendFeed already does it elegantly with a single simple page: http://friendfeed.com/doranchak And, with a single consolidated RSS feed to go with it: http://friendfeed.com/doranchak?format=atom If ...

Oh Mariam Almaleek, we could have had something.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Normally, I ignore the constant stream of spam that comes my way. But I got an email from a scammer, and I wanted to waste the scammer's time, so I thought I would have some fun. The scammer's emails are in indented green; my replies are in bold ...

Iris Vs. The Volcano

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

When I was a kid, I remember seeing many other children making the classic volcano experiment for science fairs. But I don't remember ever getting around to making one myself. So it was fun for me and Kathryn to help Iris build one tonight: ...

Vegas Vacation, now in picture form

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I have finally finished uploading our Vegas trip photos to Flickr. Check them out via the links below: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 Kathryn and I didn't expect to enjoy Vegas as much as we did. And we ...

Lady Luck, please let the dice stay hot

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Our Vegas trip went well and is best summarized by this video: Vegas trip video. The panhandler's sign at the beginning is hard to read; it says: "Why lie? I need a beer." (youtube link) A larger high-quality version in M4V (MP4) format is here: http://oranchak.com/vegas-large.m4v (it's about 280M). The trip ...