Category: technology

  • Yet Another Tech Post: New Stuff

    SitePal So you make this little avatar person, and you give them something to say- you can also upload sound files. I had great fun having this girl first say “f-k”, then “I am a dork”, then she did a really good attempt at “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” in a kind of snotty, customer-service matter of fact tone.…

  • Because Anna is Geeky, She Really Is

    The revelation that all I wanted to do on the Long Weekend was sit on my big blue couch, turn on the laptop, and finish the bug & feature set of Movie Haikus, led me to click on my “tech” category on the right and realize, I never write about technology. Here, then, is the…

  • The Family Business

    from Mel’s Internet Universe I was inspired by Chester’s post the other day, to write about growing up in a family business. The business started as an advertising TV Guide free magazine, then evolved into a typesetting business (see photo above). Typesetters were yet another casualty (thank god) to the Macintosh. So, before PageMaker and…

  • Top 6 Schwag in my Apt

    Reading Valleyschwag‘s blog, (vote for Jonathan & Matt!) realized I could do a little schwag report. So if you are your schwag, I would be a very geekie jock. It’s a sick day, I’m high on sudaphedrine, so endless myopic navel-gazing is permitted, no? When my dot-com closed the doors, I raced through the kitchen…

  • What I Learned at WordCamp

    I went to WordCamp, which isn’t necessarily about words, but blogs. There are many who have already blogged about it, and even blogged about being blogged about. Because, what do you get if you put 100 narcissist, rabid self-documenters in one space for 12 hours? Lots of posts about it, real-time. She says, posting about…

  • Games I Haven’t Played

    Lego Star Wars. OK, why would you take little toys of limited movement and use them as the inspiration for a digital game where you have basically no limitations like gravity, oh, real mass, or any of those pesky physical laws. Drugs I haven’t done… games I haven’t played… diseases I haven’t gotten (are those…

  • Useful Things my Dot Com(s) Gave Me

    – sticky silver labels: Reflect. I got a roll of these from a cosmetic company, Reflect, when it got the shaft from Procter & Gamble. I use these stickers on almost every gift I give. They’re bright and fun! These were the customized labels on the cosmetics, and caused the company a lot of grief…

  • On Being A Woman.. In High Tech

    On Being A Woman.. In High Tech Biography by Washington Post editor, Katherine Graham, that the 60s in business, cavorting with Kennedy and the ilk, you were essentially ignored if you were a woman, and not young and pretty. This reminds me of a pet peeve with the Dot Com era, namely recently, Valleywag‘s adoration…

  • Dot Com Style

    Dot Com Style I sit here, 7PM on a Friday, trapped in Emery-Bored, as a A’s vs. Giants’ game is clogging up my Bay Bridge. I’m faithfully reading Boing Boing, and this article in particular. notes by Paul De Filipp0 (taken from Boing Boing link) regarding the editorial style of Wired: * All references to…

  • Avatars

    Avatars That’s me up there, in Whyville. Dare I ask: why? Read this article about Toyota and Whyville– an avatar based world where you can buy “face parts” and drive around in a car. It’s got the graphic aptitude of that old Lemonade stand game. I can’t believe how these things come around. Back in…