June 2009

June 26, 2009

Captain EO

Since I haven’t seen anyone else mention it yet, I humbly present to you one of my strongest childhood memories of Michael Jackson. Still cracks me up. :)

June 12, 2009

QotD: “Why did you start blogging?”

When I started college in 1995, UCSD was providing every student (in my on-campus residence at least) with free webserver access and free cable modems. I quickly discovered how fun and easy it was to publish stuff on the web. My first site was called “walt.homepage” and it lived at http://sdcc13.ucsd.edu/~wdickins/. The first couple versions weren’t blogs but over time I started posting more and more little updates in reverse chronological order. As time went on I registered my own domain, added timestamps and permalinks and archives and comments, and eventually even simple user accounts. By the time I’d been out of school for a few years I’d written an entire application to manage my blog’s content complete with a simple API for publishing via third-party blogging apps. Eventually, I went to work for a company that makes blogging software.

I started blogging because blogging was being invented and I wanted to be a part of it.

Find more answers at Blogs.com · Question submitted by Anil Dash

June 10, 2009

iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS

Leaning towards skipping this one. (Update: Or am I?) (Update #2: Yes, I probably am.) (Update #3: Argh!!!)

June 4, 2009


Timmy: Can we please continue to talk about Timmy in the 3rd person? Timmy likes to boost Timmy’s ego by talking about Timmy that way.

Jonathan: Jonathan would be happy to neglect the use of pronouns for the duration of this conversation.

Timmy: Jonathan and Timmy shall get along just fine.

Hilarious. (Via Ginevra)

June 3, 2009

Conan Comes to California

Our other, vastly more trivial, long national nightmare is finally over.

June 1, 2009

Giant Calzone


One of my favorite meals in Italy was the one in which this massive calzone played a lead role. :)

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