Be The Match Registry

Just got an email letting me know that I’m officially part of the Be The Match Registry (formally known as the National Marrow Donor Program). I signed up a few weeks back when there was an offer to waive the normal registration costs (the offer may still be valid). After a week or so of waiting, a test kit arrived containing 3 swab sticks. I rubbed them in my mouth as instructed, attached...

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Review: Designing Web Usability

Just gave up on Designing Web Usability. I mooched the book on the recommendation of dozens of smart people that stated this is the definitive usability guide for the web. Lies! This book was out-of-date when it was published. The guy rants for like 10 pages on the virtue of using blue colored links. Another 10 pages on using fluid-width designs (instead of today’s norm of fixed-width with...

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Review: Gun, with Occasional Music

Just finished Gun, with Occasional Music. This is one of those books that has some clever ideas, a somewhat interesting story line, but part way through goes in a radically different direction. Sometimes that is good. In this case, it was bad. It felt like the author backed himself into a corner and wasn’t sure where to go with the story line. Regardless, the twist at the end was...

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Stargate Universe

Just found Stargate Universe on Hulu. How did I not know this show existed?! I love Stargate! I’ve seen every episode of Stargate SG-1. I watched Stargate Atlantis before vampires were cool. This is my show! Anyways, the show seems okay so far. Lots of time is being spent in character and story line development, which is a huge improvement over Atlantis. Check it out on...

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Traffic Goals

Building websites is fun, but what is the point if nobody goes to them? I’d love to increase my traffic but it is hard to get motivated or track progress without a goal. So to give myself a goal and to help encourage myself to promote my sites better, I’ve set up a little feature on this blog that will automatically pull my Google Analytics stats (using some code by Chris Hope) for...

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