Felony Flats and Hearses

This morning I was browsing Weather Underground because there are lots of neat weather related features on that site (almanacs, astrology, maps galore, etc). I was looking through the various Portland weather stations and came across one called “Felony Flats, Portland, OR“. I thought that was pretty funny. What’s funnier is the link to the station’s web site: Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club of Portland. I had no idea there existed a community of people who drive hearses (and have personal weather stations).

Batting Stance Guy

Being a web developer and active browser of the web for many years now, I see a lot of wasted web space (including this web site). I would venture to say that 90% of web sites out there are useless and/or uninteresting, or just a rehash of other web sites that are slightly more interesting.

And then there’s Batting Stance Guy, which is the best use of the web that I’ve seen lately. This guy posts videos of himself imitating the batting stances of MLB players. He is right on with all of them, and it’s sometimes hilarious. I’m also really impressed with design of his web site. It’s simple, eye pleasing, and user friendly.

Speaking of baseball, the Houston Astros are at .500 on the season as of yesterday! They still have almost no chance of making the playoffs, but at least the season isn’t a complete disaster.

Real Interesting Stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but I can’t say that I have anything real interesting to write about…

It’s 98 degrees in Gresham right now.

My contracting job is almost up, and we banged out this web site in 6 weeks: http://www.xrankcelebrity5.com/. There’s a good chance that I will stay and work full time for this company (Avenue A | Razorfish).

Bren is having her wedding dress altered today, or something like that. I’m staying inside the air-conditioned house.

We just finished watching “The Wire” seasons 1-4, and now we’re watching “Dexter“. The Wire was great, and so is Dexter so far.

I installed a plugin for Windows Media Center to watch Netflix Watch Now movies via the WMC interface. It’s nice.

The Astros are awful. They will be playing the BoSox again today. The Kansas City Royals are doing as well as the ‘Stros.

Funny Jokes

Ripped from http://www.devtopics.com/best-programming-jokes/

Q. How did the programmer die in the shower?
A. He read the shampoo bottle instructions: Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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Programming is like sex:
One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.

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All programmers are playwrights, and all computers are lousy actors.

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A computer science student is studying under a tree and another pulls up on a flashy new bike. The first student asks, “Where’d you get that?”

The student on the bike replies, “While I was studying outside, a beautiful girl pulled up on her bike. She took off all her clothes and said, ‘You can have anything you want’.”

The first student responds, “Good choice! Her clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you.”