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Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Dave!Today I was supposed to drive to Seattle and pick up the Blogography T-shirts. Unfortunately, because I insisted on only the highest quality Haynes Beefy-T shirts, they had to be ordered from Colorado. Shipping is taking slightly longer than anticipated, but they will be here before the end of the week so I can send out everybody's prizes. Secretly, I'm relieved, because the battle injury I received from the piece-of-shit vending machine that took my money yesterday is killing me. It feels as though my entire arm is in a vice yet, oddly enough, there's no bruise.

Oh well, it's not like I'm not going to apologize for wanting quality. I can't stand it when I order a cool-looking T-shirt only to have it arrive with a cheap fabric so rough that it feels like sandpaper to wear it. I want people to actually want to wear my shirts because they are super-comfy and they enjoy wearing them (as opposed to using them as a dust rag, which is what seems to happen to a lot of the ones I've bought over the years). Haynes Beefy-T's are the nicest, softest, most well-made shirt you can buy and that's what I want. They also have the benefit of "fluffing up" after you wash them, so a nice "fuzz" forms across the design... this way, they have that "classic vintage look" instead of the "tacky plastic inks look" (another thing I loathe about cheap T's).

Hopefully everybody won't mind a couple of days delay when they realize how much effort I am putting into making sure that the shirts are the absolute best they can be.

Over at Michael Sean Blogs, he's starting up a "Blog Survivor Challenge," which is based on an "Ultimate Blogger" contest he found. I had never heard of it before, but it looks like a lot of fun. Though I must say it's a bit humbling to read through some of the blogs that are battling it out in the current Ultimate Blogger competition, because they are amazing. The good news is that now I've found seven new blogs I will be reading regularly. The bad news is that I realize just how crappy my blog is in comparison.

Ultimate Blogger

Take for instance "Twenty Something" written by "Crash" (a self-professed "24-year-old gay guy living in Vermont"). He is absolutely fearless, and a terrific writer. The subject matter is sometimes X-rated explicit and kind of daunting to somebody raised in small-town America (that would be me), but some of his entries are such a compelling and beautiful read, that I just don't care. His "90's-Something Chronicles" are kind of a gay version of "The Wonder Years" in quality, and about as real as it gets. I want to expose myself to as many different cultures, ideas, and beliefs as I possibly can in my lifetime... even if they conflict with my own (heck, especially if they conflict with my own)... and blogs like this are a treasure.

And then there's Mimi in NY, which is so flawless in execution, that it makes Blogography look like something I crap out of my ass each day (which is probably not far from the truth). I would give just about anything to write even half as well as she does (the only thing that keeps me from shutting down my blog right this minute is that she's a professional writer, so I suppose she has to be good). Again, the subject matter can take very strange turns into the explicit, but I just can't help myself. Fortunately, she's only been blogging since March, so it won't be too much of an effort to catch up with everything.

I could go on for pages, but it would be easier if you just go check them out (warning... many are sexually explicit in nature).

Finally ran into something I loathe about MacOS X Tiger: the printing panel. Apple has decided to check your printer for "supply levels" every time you go to print so they can sell you toners, ink jet cartridges, and paper at the Apple Store (how very Microsoft of you Mr. Jobs!). The problem is that it can't "read" my printer, so there is a noticeable (and very, very annoying) delay every time I need to print. This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.

But not a vending machine, because they seem fully capable of kicking my ass.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "You know what love is? Love is an illusion created by lawyer types like yourself, to perpetuate another illusion called marriage, to create the reality of divorce, and then the illusionary need for divorce lawyers."
Yesterday's Answer: Van Wilder (2002) with Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid.

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Comments

  1. Neil T. says:

    Epson do that – when your ink is low, it asks you if you want to buy a new cartridge from them. Naturally I don’t – I prefer cheap unbranded cartridges which seem to work just as well.

    Epson’s software also checks how much ink is left when you open printing preferences but the check is done in the background after the dialog has loaded, so there’s no lag time. Maybe Apple should have done something like that?

  2. Missy says:

    St. Elmo’s Fire! That was just on the other day – love that movie!

    And I definitely appreciate all the trouble you’re going through for me to have a cool & comfy tshirt. :)

  3. delmer says:

    >This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.>This is going to add up to hours of wasted minutes every year. I am really pissed off at this bullshit, and am furious at Apple that they would intentionally disrupt your work-flow because of a marketing opportunity. Every time I print I get so mad that I want to beat the crap out of somebody.

    Just the other day I was thinking of something Jobs said years ago.

    It seems that Apple had knocked 5 or 10 or 20 seconds off the boot time of the Mac. Jobs commented that at X units sold and Y boots per day (probably 1) that Apple was saving Z man-years daily.

    Now they do this.

  4. MRKisThatKid says:

    Obviously you haven’t used an epson, and more specifally an epson C62. Man that thing irks me. Not only does it check the ink levels it actually bars you from printing if say you run out of a colour, EVEN if you are only wanting to print in black anyway. Also, it will bug you every time you print popping up dialogs left right and centre if your ink is low. And get this! There’s a convenient bug in their printer driver, if you only have about 5% ink left and the warning mechanism is in full effect, it will occasionally fluff up and a print job will get stuck in the spool queue (you can’t delete the job), forcing a reboot and after rebooting it will begin printing the last print job AGAIN before you even have a chance to log into windows and delete it. Of course as soon as you agree to purchasing a new ink cartridge the bug ceases.

  5. MRKisThatKid says:

    Hmm, commenting on the same entry in as many minutes, surely i’m showing signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

    A large slice of them bloggers seem to be doing something in their life textural.. they’re either authors or journalists or on some literally based college course. That said, they all make quite exquisite reading. BUT, so many of them have no syndication and a blog without syndication is like a train without doors.

    My god that has to be the laziest simile ever, doesn’t even make sense. Maybe a train with no time-table would be more apt. Oh heck i dunno.

  6. Dave2 says:

    I suppose it’s a good thing that Epson doesn’t make an OS then? :-)

    Many blogs have syndication, but don’t advertise it or have the syndication meta tags messed up so they don’t auto-detect. I just load the site into my browser, look at the “HTML source” and find the tag containing the “alternate” link… then that gets added to my feed list. Of all the bloggers in the competition I wanted to subscribe to, they all had feeds except one.

  7. Harold O'Bryan says:

    Hope I get that high-guality T-shirt by Apple Blossom Festival Weekend…plan to use the T-shirt as a chick magnet because everything else has failed…please don’t let me down….

  8. Art says:

    Bullshit! The other blogs are ok but you are da muddaphucka.

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