The nice thing about Google is that if you have a tech support problem, you can copy and paste the error and find 10 other people who had the problem. Perfect example is the worst debug message in recent memory, AOL's: feedbag error.

It's a Friday afternoon before a three day weekend so my employer is paying me to mod my desktop with some Unsanity and Panic software while I do my weekly server upgrades.

I just rebooted after some fairly big tweaks, including upgrading to 10.3.4, and I get the error I pasted in my title bar. Related to the Unsanity/Panic stuff? Doubtful. This is the, which hasn't been touched. The 10.3.4 upgrade is probably more likely. I just can't seem to find anyone with answers in Google.

Which is why I'm posting. Maybe someone can figure it out. Maybe I'll figure it out and update here. Maybe I shouldn't rely on Google for tech support. Ah well..My dock is SEE-THRU!

Remember when you were a kid and you'd put 25ยข into one of those toy machines and get a bubble of plastic containing a toy? Steve Keene Art is kind of like that. Except they're $8 each and you have to wait a week or so to get it. He paints all day and then ships his work out to whoever buys.

I just got my delivery and I'm..well.. they're very pink. Very pink. I am not big on pink. But that's the way it works. You might or might not like it, take your chances.

  1. Oh shit! Time to switch to Wordpress!
  2. The Site of Unimaginative City Names - I don't know if "City of Industry, Ca" and "City of Commerce, CA" are clever or unimaginative. Going to City of Industry feels a lot like how the early settlers of Greenland probably felt.
  3. One of my favorite time wasting things to do is search Google for phrases people overuse. Andy linked rap and country today (usually preceeded by, "I love all music...")
  4. Whenever I see a job that mentions "401k" my brain thinks it's a salary. There are so few $401,000 a year jobs these days.
  5. Anil is moving to San Francisco. He says a lot of the things I wish I could say.
  6. Pokey The Penguin used to be the #1 online comic strip on the Internet. He says a lot of the things I wish I could say.

For those of you finding my page by searching Google for "gmail" and then coming here and asking me to "invite you into gmail" (it ain't Friendster), I have a site for you. It's called GMail Swap and unlike the crass selling of invites on Ebay, this seems harmless and feels like it fits within the spirit of inviting a friend.

Today I had the day off from work to attend E3 ("BE SURE TO MARK YOUR TIMESHEETS WITH JOB CODE E3-001!!!") and I thought it might be nice to try taking the LA (cough) transit system to the show. The Blue Line runs from near my house (7 miles away) and drops you off at the Convention Center. Sounds easy!


It's one thing to see your recent ex-girlfriend's online personal ad on some dating web's a whole other bag of tamales to see it IN THE PAGES OF ESQUIRE MAGAZINE.

It's cool though, we're friends, and I totally support her. Even though I come off as a bad guy for breaking up with her the day before Valentine's Day (which fell on Friday the 13th this year) I don't really mind.

On Friday at 9am she's going to be on the #1 morning radio show in LA discussing the article. So tune in to hear me get beat up on the radio, I guess.

She's cool. I love her. She had more of an influence on my life than any other girlfriend or friend I ever had. I've got my fingers crossed that maybe this will open a door or two for her. She deserves it.

Michael pointed out that Carl's had fallen into the hands of domain squatters, so I thought I'd check on Freedonia...

Record expires on 03-May-2004.
Record created on 02-May-1995.

Saw my family this weekend. As you probably know Gmail handed out accounts for everyone's mother, but my mom uses Safari, so that didn't work like we had hoped. Mom discovered HTML email. Note to Gmail team: Must. Get. Safari. Working. SOON!

Blogger re-launched. I logged into my old account to check out the features and was impressed with how well it is laid out. I'd say you can't compete with free, but that would be unfair to Blogger, free or not it's very well done. Me and Jason had some fun talking about it this morning.

Nobody has mentioned that when the GMail team sends you an email, they reference Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers by signing it: "Speedy Delivery!"

I'm not sure why I opened up TypePad just now, I think I felt like writing but I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about. The project I've been working on for the past five months is nearly over, we're installing in the next few days. I still have a couple of little bugs to fix, but I feel pretty confident they will be simple. I worked 92 hours last week.


I don't get too many tech support emails from users of Dropload mainly because I somewhat obscure my address by requiring the person to click the "Site Developed By..." link at the bottom of each page. I like to think of the site as a water fountain in a desert. It's there to serve. Who knows if someone maintains it? It just exists.

Once in a while I get a nice email from someone threatening to not use my free water fountain.