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Twitter Down, World Stops

Twitter Down, World Stops

Today Twitter went down at 14:00 (2 PM) Pacific for scheduled maintenance. During that time, the world stopped for many Twitter users--and not just for the no-life, shut-in kind of Twitter users.
Comcast, You’re My Hero

Comcast, You’re My Hero

Suddenly the first week of January my abil­i­ty to send e-mail stopped. At first it was ap­par­ent­ly just some of my ac­counts (I have sev­er­al e-mail ad­dress­es, at least one for each of the pub­li­ca­tions and do­mains I pro­duce), then, all…
Firefox Float Drop Bug, Oh How I Hate Thee

Firefox Float Drop Bug, Oh How I Hate Thee

I’ve been wrestling with the well-publicized Firefox float drop bug for more than 2 years now–since be­fore it was a well-publicized bug, since a time when even a whis­pered in­sin­u­a­tion of a po­ten­tial CSS ren­der­ing bug in the Holy Firefox in­spired a ston­ing from the com­mu­ni­ty.…
Learning about Celebrity News and Gossip

Learning about Celebrity News and Gossip

No one has ever ac­cused me of be­ing a font of knowl­edge when it came to celebri­ty news and gos­sip. Music? Oh, yeah. I’m very good with song and band names, par­tic­u­lar­ly 60s, 70s, and 80s rock, pop, and funk. Movies?…
Peace At Last for Walsh Family Over Murdered Son

Peace At Last for Walsh Family Over Murdered Son

Finally peace for “America’s Most Wanted” creator/host and Center for Missing and Exploited Children co-founder, John Walsh, in the death of his son Adam in ’81. Read the sto­ry break­ing 2 hours ago.…
Notice to PR Agencies

Notice to PR Agencies

I just sent the be­low e-mail in re­sponse to a “HairMax LaserComb” laser hair ther­a­py press re­lease de­liv­ered to me an hour ago as part of an e-mail blast. The press re­lease was from Andrea Samacicia, Account Executive, at KMR…
Profound Quote #683: Pizza

Profound Quote #683: Pizza

“There comes a time in every man’s life when he re­al­izes that piz­za, the con­stant com­pan­ion and dear friend of youth, is a big­ot guilty of ageism.”
–Pariah S. Burke…
11 Ways to Cartoonize Yourself

11 Ways to Cartoonize Yourself

Looking for a new fo­rums or Twitter avatar? How about just some­thing a lit­tle more in­ter­est­ing than a straight pho­to of your­self for e-mail sig­na­tures or busi­ness cards? Ever won­dered what you’d look like on “SouthPark” or “the Simpsons”? HongKiat​.com col­lect­ed eleven dif­fer­ent…
I Love Busy Days

I Love Busy Days

Deadlines. Writing. Designing. Editing a let­ter for my girl­friend. Web de­sign and cod­ing (4 sites si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly). Scheduling a speak­ing en­gage­ment for November. Negotiating my fee for same. Writing ques­tions for a soft­ware cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ex­am. Trying to learn the ins-and-outs of RSS feed pars­ing.…
Starbucks to Close 600+ Stores

Starbucks to Close 600+ Stores

From Designorati​.com: Starbucks to­day an­nounced that it will be clos­ing more than 600 stores in the United States dur­ing the re­main­der of fis­cal 2008 and the first half of fis­cal 2009. Pariah S. Burke (yours tru­ly) is an avid cof­fee drinker…