This is what I do when I’m not at work.

My First Threadless Photo

Posted: December 28th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: eShopping, photography | 2 Comments »

Missing Piece Over The Great Barrier Reef

My first submission to the threadless.com photo gallery was “Missing Piece Over The Great Barrier Reef.”

Yup. Believe it or not, I now have a threadless blog. One can never have enough blogs, it seems.


Merry Christmas And All That

Posted: December 20th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: life, social | 1 Comment »

Happy Holidays from Dave and Alva!

Me and Alva Dog are all like “We’re here! We’ve got holiday cheer! Get used to it!!”

So, whatever ceremony you choose to celebrate, “We hope you have a spectacular season!

Oh, and Happy New Year, too!


Check Out Make

Posted: December 15th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: technospiel | No Comments »

Make Magazine

Altho Make magazine (from O’Reilly) has been out for a few months now, not many people seem to have heard of it. At least, not many of the people whom I think should have heard of it, or who might enjoy it.

Anyway, I could have checked just about all my categories (computers, automotive, scientifics, etc) in relation to Make because the range of topics they cover is astounding. If it is nerdy, it is in Make. If it can be hacked, it is in Make. If you know something cool that hasn’t been in Make already, then you should get on to writing the article and submitting it. In short, this magazine is amazing.

The folks I know who have subscribed are mostly doing so for “archival purposes.” (i.e. they think “Well, I may not need to know how to make Bio-Diesel now, but I’d like to have a step-by-step guide for future reference.”) This is an excellent idea because the magazine is so packed each month that it might take you the better half of a year to implement all the projects.

Make Magazine: A++ with Two Thumbs Up. Check it out!

PS – from the O’Reilly page I see they are offering a limited time 50% discount on subscriptions.


Furry Fetish Freakshow Descends Upon UNC

Posted: December 14th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: local, photography, random | 8 Comments »

Furry Freakshow on UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Last Wednesday (Dec 7 2005) I walked out of the library and noticed a group of students talking to a human-sized skunk. The skunk was not talking to the group, but instead kind of miming responses. I had to laugh and quickly reach for my camera. Well, the gig was up and the skunk knew something I didn’t.

Furry Freakshow on UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Namely that he had two friends waiting around the corner. So, the skunk closed in from the right while his elephant and chipmunk buddies blocked my other escape routes. I thought “This is it. This is the end.” Instead of a vicious thrashing, they just mildly abused me as I passed on by The Pit.

It was at that moment I realized this was not the Great Animal Uprising as predicted in the scriptures. And these were not the brave human-sized animal warriors said to free us from the shackles of the Earth. Instead, they were just Vegas-grade furry fetish perverts intent on frotteurizing members of the UNC community.

Someone really should call the cops.


Parts of the USA I already done seen

Posted: December 13th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: travel | 1 Comment »

Okay, so I had to succumb to this trendy image link thing because I was ultimately curious just how much of the USA I have already set foot upon. From the looks of it, I’ve been damn near everywhere in the States. However, some of them were on long distance road trips and amounted to nothing more than driving a few miles on a road that happened to be in that state.

(Like that time we took the Hernando DeSoto bridge from Memphis, TN over the Mississippi River into Arkansas. Just so we could say we’d been to Arkansas.)

Matusiak destinations across the United States
create your own visited states map

Places I’ve been include: AL AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA ID IL IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MS MO NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Places I got to stay for a while: AL AZ CO DC FL NJ NY NC and VT

Looks like I’d better hit Hawaii and then find a new continent to roam.


Other Cool Stuff

Posted: December 12th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: characters, interwebby | No Comments »

Check out The Sloganizer and make your own instant catchy slogan. Creator of such classics as:

  • «Halleluja, it’s a matusiak.»
  • «Google Maps – now!»
  • «Way to go, myspace!»
  • «It must be Friendster.»
  • «For the love of Orkut.»
  • «Battleship Earth – what more could you want?»

HappyNews.com — Totally happy news about such and such. They made Yahoo! News.

J3KkF resurfaces on the internets
. No, not that imposter Jeff K! I mean the real J3KkF!!!111one1 This is J3KkF’s NYC Press Agent.

relax we understand j00


Photography is Flattery

Posted: December 11th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: interwebby, photography | No Comments »

Dan McCann is flattered

James Rajotte is a New York photographer who appears to be compiling a fairly comprehensive set of linked photographs to exemplify the range of human expression, if you will. Imagine how flattered I was, then, to discover that his link for “Flattered” was to a photograph of mine. Dan McCann partying down at Goodfoot in Portland, OR for Lucas and Ellen’s wedding. Awesome! Thanks, James!

Dan McCann, of course, looks fabulous.