Basecamp saved my life. really.

In case you haven’t seen it, Basecamp is a website for project management, but more to the point, it is quite possibly the best collaborative organizational tool ever. Create a project, add the people involved and then share to-do lists, milestones/goals, post messages with files and write on virtual whiteboards, all while assigning everything to specific individuals and keeping everyone …

“Embarassed by Evangelicals?” =)

Hehe… You know, it is not terribly hard to amuse me and make me happy. I do it quite a bit all by my lonesome. However, the kind of smiles that warm you up and remind you that while all may not be right in the world, there are great people standing in the gap… well, those moments aren’t quite …

Boyles and Hendricks Furniture Newsletter Spam

Ahh, newsletter spam. Boyles Furniture, of the Hendricks Furniture Group, doesn’t seem to care that I have unsubscribed to their newsletter 14 times in the past six months. It’s kind of a game now. They send me a newsletter in violation of the Federal CAN-SPAM Act and I forward that newsletter to the Federal Trade Commission, their hosting providers, their …

The Real Simpsons

After, what, 16 seasons or something of unique intro credits for The Simpsons, they’ve finally made a live-action version. Marge needs bigger hair. Why is Lisa twice as big as Bart? Why is Maggie on the wrong side of the car? (it’s british). Not all I’d have hoped for, but still fun. Here’s the Simpsons Intro on Google Video.

Tagworld : a Rupert Murdoch-free MySpace

If you haven’t checked it out yet, you need to play with this new social networking site. It has some cool Web 2.0 stuff (meaning AJAX) and is a lot more customizable than MySpace. It’s in beta so there smoothing out the kinks.. Seems to have some mac issues with the AJAX, but very promising. Give it a whirl, see …

Forget Regret Or Life Is Yours To Miss

RENT has finally arrived and I loved it. I’ve seen RENT on stage several dozen times and I was apprehensive but hopeful for the film treatment of my favourite musical. As I expected, the film critics are split on the movie, but the fan base is loving it and the cast are enthusiastic as well. So tonight, we went and …

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Rocks

Just back from the midnight premiere and a bit jacked on too much Coke past my bedtime. Quite a bit darker than the previous movies and much more encouraging of a book adaptation, the fourth Harry Potter movie plain rocked. While some of the teenage acting continues to limp along and the Yule Ball scenes drag the pacing down a …

Discover New Music – Pandora

Need help discovering new music? The creators of the Music Genome Project have the answer in Pandora. By analyzing the elements of your favourite artists’ songs, like instrumentation, tonality, phrasing and the general aesthetic, it can suggest similar songs and artists. It will read your mind. I think the $36 is pretty fair, but if you need to reset your …

Who wants to be James Bond?

Well, they are hiring… It doesn’t mention that you will be replaced after 2 to 4 missions with someone younger and with a more current acting, I mean intelligence agent, resume. Yes, yes, I’m still bitter that we’re getting the Blonde Bond instead of Pierce Brosnan for the next flick.

Does Google Know Me?

How many of your website’s pages are listed on Google? Simply type site:ethannonsequitur.com inurl:ethannonsequitur.com into Google’s searchbox after changing ethannonsequitur.com to your own site’s URL and you’ll see exactly what pages are listed by Google. In the upper right of your screen, you will see “Results 1-50 of Gazillions” to show you the total pages indexed. (Results may vary based …

Ooo those crazy romans… a latin primer.

Ever wonder what that latin phrase or motto you’ve always heard actually means? Here’s a list. Feel free to comment any others that aren’t included… fortes fortuna adiuvat (and aida)

Microsoft Previews Its Google Start Page

Now available, Start.com is Microsoft’s answer to the Google Start Page. While the page doesn’t have any Microsoft identification besides the copyright, it is an obvious copy of the Google page, from the layout to the DOM / CSS / Javascript coding. As an incubator project, it is probably just a pet project idea of a couple of unpaid interns, …

Sojourners, Jim Wallis, and God’s Politics

Sojourners is one of my regular and favourite reads. Anyone interested in where faith meets politics meets culture needs to read this magazine and website. The man behind the mission is Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, a welcome voice of reason, compassion and intelligence to stand against …

Fire Karl Rove Slogan Contest

Check out MoveOn.org’s slogan contest to combat the cover-up operation being mounted to protect Karl Rove. Between the facts surrounding this scandal and the Downing Street memo, is there any reasonable excuse why there is no mass call for employment termination, criminal investigation and/or impeachment of certain corrupt political figures? For more background, please read Larry Johnson’s key facts article.

Hewlett-Packard stops reselling iPods

CNN Money is reporting that Hewlett-Packard is discontuing its relationship with Apple in selling dual-branded HP | Apple iPods. According to Apple spokeswoman Katie Cotton, “[HP] decided that reselling iPods doesn’t fit with their company’s current digital media strategy.” The partnership was announced at a January 2004 CES show. Hewlett-Packard will immediately phase-out all sales of iPods according to The …

Nickel Creek – Why Should the Fire Die?

Grammy award winning Nickel Creek has done it again with a stellar 14 track gem called Why Should the Fire Die?. As usual, the musicianship is excellent; would-be guitarists and mandolinists will be rewinding and pausing Sean and Chris’ licks for weeks. The musicality and sheer brilliance of the trio’s work always leaves me surprised and refreshed. Buy this record …

WordPress Comment Spam Blocking

Elliott Back‘s amazing WordPress plugin, Hashcash 2.3, that effectively puts an end to automated Comment spam… Thanks again Elliott!

Word Press Ping URL List

Elliott Back‘s exhaustive list of URLs for automatic Pinging from WordPress. Thanks Elliott!