Last Quiz, I Swear

Posted on Sun 07 January 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with online fun, quizness • 1 min read

Found this via Dvorak’s blog:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
 

You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then …


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Quick Post: People Search For The Darndest Things

Posted on Wed 06 September 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, tech, weird • 1 min read

I was just perusing some of my Statcounter data when I came across this search string a Canadian used to find my site. It’s far from the most bizarre thing I’ve seen in my search results, but it is notable for its specificity.

The search finds my site …


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claimID: Managing Your Identity Online

Posted on Wed 24 May 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, reviews, tech • 6 min read

How many times have you googled yourself? Too embarrassed to say? Same here.

I suppose just about everyone with a connection to the Internet has been guilty of a little ego-surfing once in a while. Over the course of your searching, more than likely you have found sites that either …


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I Feed The Google Monster, It Excretes Data…

Posted on Tue 09 May 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, online fun, tech • 1 min read

Today, I finally got my Google Analytics invite. I can’t remember when I first applied for it, but it must have been several months ago.

I have heard tales on the web that GA is slow and can bog down page loading, but I haven’t noticed any difference …


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Quick Post: All Your Base Are Belong To Google

Posted on Thu 13 April 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, tech • 1 min read

Google Calendar was released today.

Full review to follow. :)

UPDATE: Review will be posted next week. I’ve got a lot to say about it, but I want to spend a few more days trying it out before I commit my thoughts to non-paper.


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Review: Krugle

Posted on Wed 12 April 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, reviews, tech • 3 min read

I cannot remember how I initially heard about Krugle, but I’m glad that I did.

For those of you who haven’t heard of this service (which may be many of you), Krugle is a service that aims to be the search engine for developers, and it appears to …


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Review: Flock Browser

Posted on Tue 04 April 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, reviews, tech • 10 min read

It is with some trepidation that I set out to review the developer preview of the Flock browser. It hardly seems fair, does it? After all, the public beta isn’t scheduled to come out for another month. What kind of jerk reviews software that hasn’t even been released …


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A Blogger’s Best Friend: Performancing.com

Posted on Thu 30 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, reviews, tech • 3 min read

If you are a blogger, you have probably already heard about Performancing.com. If you haven’t yet, or have procrastinated on checking out the site, you really need to go there this very instant.

Well, after you finish reading this. ;)

Performancing describes itself as a “group weblog of professional …


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Are You Hip To The New Web?

Posted on Thu 16 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun, quizness, tech • 1 min read

You should really take this quiz to find out. It will test your ability to decipher between Web 2.0 start-ups and Star Wars characters. I’m embarrassed to say I only scored a 31 on this, which is an affront to both sides of my geek.


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I Smell Fanboy

Posted on Tue 14 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, online fun • 1 min read

But seriously, this is a really impressive fan film lightsaber fight I found via Jeremy Zawodny’s blog. It’s actually really entertaining.

Watch Ryan vs Dorkman here.


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