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Arg.. I like Desktop Armada so much but I’m so bad at it. I wish there was a computer opponent I could play and beat just for some moral.

It doesn’t have to be September 19th for Post Like A Pirate to be making news. Paddy has listed it as one of the top 25 twitter aplications. Thanks Paddy!

Last time I was this excited about a movie was Speed Racer. A movie I have yet to see as it got trashed in the reviews although I think they were probably harsher then they needed to be. StarTrek does looks awesome and I’m excited anway. I hate J.J. Abrams as his TV shows ask awesome questions that never get answered. Perhaps he’ll do better with a movie that forces answerers? I didn’t see Cloverfeild so I don’t know how that part of his film making came though. Keri just started watching Felicity but I haven’t seen enough of it to judge one way or the other… I’m just rambling now.

Muxtape as turned in to a bit of a graveyard.

HBO has commissioned a pilot of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. Because it’s HBO I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Unlike the Legend of the Seeker which I assumed would be horrible and have yet to force myself to watch on TiVo. I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while and I think I’ll actually need to do it before this happens.

If you type “how to” in to google it suggests “how to get pregnant” in the drop down.. the drop down results are not personalized. Which means “how to get pregnant” is one of the most searched how tos which is just weird.

Radiohead, “Creep”: I’m filled with self-loathing, and, though outwardly I hate everything you represent, I want to do it with you.

Acording to ballotpedia the NJ ballot questions (1 and 2) went the way I thought they should. In other news ballotpedia is a pretty awesome site.

This is probably where Jim and Pam should have tried to meet between NYC and Scranton, PA. Right around East Stroudsburg.

Anil has alway been one of my many internet heros. He has a great post up about how marage is awesome.  Alot of the talk about marrage these days seems to be either from the gay community or the religeous community. Anil and I both come at marrage from an angle, one where the point is just chosing to spend all your time with one awesome person. So much of marrage has little to do with gender or race of the other person and much more about chosing someone to trust completly. I hope prop 8 goes well in California. I think it will but the polls seem relativly tight and I think if the libral state of California can’t pass this then a lot of other states are going to have an even harder time.

Mark Begich’s Website is better too. Maybe it’s time to make a donation in light of recent events.

But that’s not actually what this post is about. This post is about building community. Because how better to reward to reward the people who got you on the bestseller list then with an email like this:


Over the five days between the release of Paper Towns on October 16th, and the completion of tabulation for the weekly NYTimes Bestseller List on tuesday the 21st…

John Green



That’s five spots better than we had to do!

John just called to tell me and he is freaking ecstatic. “It can’t have happened…it just seems so impossible,” I think is the way he put it to me.

A lot of great authors go their whole lives without ever making the list and you, my friends, did that for John Green. It was indeed the best birthday present he has ever received.

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t go buy Paper Towns if you haven’t already. The book really is fantastic, and obviously helping John get on the list was only one of the many reasons to buy it. I mean…it’s a really good book, I’ve read it twice already :-)

And I’m not the only one saying it…not only has it sold really well, it’s getting fantastic reviews. And all of these things that really matter to authors like John are starting to happen. It’s showing up in airport stores where there are only one or two YA books ever on the shelf. The displays are staying out longer, his publisher is pushing to get more copies into more stores. And those copies will be bought by people, who’ve heard about how fantastic Paper Towns is from you (or little notes stuffed into unsold copies…of course.)


Thank you all so much for helping to give John the best birthday present ever. AHALKJHJL:KHGEUHSKDJH SO COOL!!!



If that doesn’t energize your community then nothing will.

Is 9:30 in the morning to early to say this is the weirdest thing I will see all day?

Christian Nymphos:

we each do have some good friends who have called us abnormal because of how happy we are in our marriage beds. Their attitude is that a wife should just put up with sex once a month or so to keep the husband happy. So for them to hear us praising our husbands and talking about how much we enjoy being with him, they do think we are “against the norm” so to speak. The secular world would probably find us abnormal as well. I mean think about it. We have all of these sexual desires and cravings and yet, we’re only focusing these thoughts on our husbands. We left our mothers and fathers and now are cleaving unto our husbands as God commanded. Our thoughts and urges are directed towards them. So for the people “of the modern, secular, world,” I’m sure they find us abnormal. 

MAN is an amazing short film about two sisters that is not afraid to avoid dialog and let the silence of real life seep in. Sadly it can’t be embedded.

If you’re not using download it now. No respectable web designer can avoid this amazing firefox extension. strips out all the extra data that photoshop leaves in. None of the data effects the visual quality of the image. A quick survey of my sites show that PNG files created by photoshop can save from 25 to 50% of their files size. INSANE!

What kind of saving have you gotten from your sites?