Corte Madera Chronicles

A group blog; a place to share photos, thoughts, stupid shit we find on the internet, whatever. Hopefully we'll get at least one post per day from someone, and not so many posts that it's too overwhelming. Have fun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Take 3 minutes for this.

More of my environmental shiznit. If u haven't heard, NASA has been harrassing one of their scientists when he talks about global warming. Here's a link to a petition I'd love all of you to sign.

Good thing Adam has a big brother to code his links for him.

Thanks!

Monday, January 30, 2006

My latest

7Sins - Building the House

Click for More.

Fascinating new blog

On just about everything.

Note to self: pet owners? insane

Scientifically.

I need podcasts

Podcasts make my insane commuting schedule just barely tolerable. I'm always looking for more podcasts. Sometimes I like intelligent podcasts that actually teach me something (like the BBC's In Our Time, which is a smart British dude who brings in three smart British professors to thoroughly analyze a topic usually having something to do with the Renaissance), other times I need something goofy (Mysterious Universe is pretty good for this). I also enjoy Diggnation and This Week In Tech, but sometimes the tech-oriented podcasts get boring. Al Franken is not as good now that he's hosting by himself.

What podcasts do you all listen to? What do you recommend? Hook me up.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Best reality show ever

The Guantanamo Guidebook
(from mediaunderground)

BBC's Channel 4 recreated a Guantanamo Bay style camp where volunteers endured sexual humiliation for a TV show which seeks to examine whether torture is justified to combat the threat from al Qaida.

The Guantanamo Guidebook was filmed in an east London warehouse which was decked out with cages, interrogation rooms and surveillance equipment.

Download or videostream from here.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Pet owners are insane

I knew it.

Just go here and fill out

The recruit profile at the bottom.

It's probably not going to happen, but what the hell.

Monday, January 23, 2006

This is the title of this post

This is the link to the story called "This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself."

What Leonard Nimoy does post-Spock and post-Frodo

Takes picures of naked women.

Japanese Spiderman

Because he always needed a transformer.

Steve Jobs, ruler of the universe

I don't really care about Pixar -- they've been boring me for awhile now.

And now that Disney's buying them you can be assured that their predictable, useless crap will be even more predictable and useless.

But that's not what blows my mind about this.

The deal is an all share deal that will make Steve Jobs the largest single shareholder in Disney. Combine that with the deal Disney made with Apple for the iPod video, and you can see where Jobs is going with this.

Anyone who still thinks Apple's the underdog company needs to re-think.

Of course, if you've read this, then you already have.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Excellent short film

What is Epic?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mr.Spock goes Hobbit

you need sound for this one

I hate politics

But this is hilarious.

Via Cory Doctorow and boingboing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Chronic

have you all seen this

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Cottage Blog

Just for kicks I decided to give the cottage its own blog. It's part of the cottage's friendster profile. I think it could be a fun thing to have once the remodeling of the cottage begins, as a way for people to keep track of the progress.

check it out here:

Cottage Blog.


Hopefully Dad will take lots of pictures and they can go up there as well.

happy reading,

J

ps on a sad note it didn't rain sunday so seattle came up 6 days short of breaking the record of 33 straights days with rain. I think we're now at 29 of 30 - with no end in sight!

Friday, January 13, 2006

5 minutes to help stop global warming

So you guys all know I'm working on an anti global warming campaign with Environmental Action. Take 5 minutes to follow this link and send a letter to GM and Ford about building more fuel efficient vehicles. Good karma for the day. Does everyone here know that the model T got better mpg than most SUV's? Sad....

http://www.environmental-action.org/gw.asp?id=334&id4=ES

Thanx all.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Update on when Zay will read Feast of Crows

Page 87 of Clash of Kings.

Tyrion is my homie.

Theme song for Ellis' Marvel book

Here. Listen to it loud.

It is perfect and good.

Although whoever wrote that first line clearly hasn't read much Shakespeare.

Friday, January 06, 2006

I am surprised by how much this offends me.

trailer for a movie about September 11th.

I don't know. This just seems wrong. Maybe it's that this country has totally failed to learn anything useful from what happened that day, and now Hollywood gets to weigh in and spew all the bullshit back at us in a neatly packaged and safely contained form that's way easier to deal with than actually thinking it through. It's too soon.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

not sure about this one.....

...a complete scam, a salve for yuppie guilt or a good idea?

Sunday, January 01, 2006

bragging rights

With my new phone, I have unlimited broadband internet wherever I go, all day long -- for $15 a month on top of the regular cellphone service.

It also has built-in Wifi as a backup (or if there happens to be an even faster WiFi connection around). Regardless, I can surf the internet and go to any web site (not just those optimized for phones).

I can read and edit Word and Excel documents, using a slideout QWERTY keyboard. The phone also has a stylus and a mini-joystick.

It has a 1.3 megapixel camera that also shoots video with sound.

With my phone, from anywhere, I can access all of the iTunes music stored on my computer at home and listen to it. Holy shit.

In theory (though I don't have this set up because I don't, you know, watch TV), I could hook up my computer to my Tivo and access it at any time from anywhere through the phone and watch live TV or anything recorded through Tivo, on the fucking phone.

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to watch Giants games live on my phone from anywhere.

The future is now.

(For the record, it's a Sprint PPC 6700. I can't tell who the manufacturer is... maybe Dell.)

Happy New Year

That is all.