Thursday, July 26, 2007

Apple ASPX

Last night my wife and I went to the Apple store in midtown Manhattan to buy a MacBook Pro for her fledgling graphic design business. While there the salesman talked me into buying a $109 printer/scanner/copier/fax that came with a $100 rebate when purchased with the MacBook. Basic enough to scan business receipts and the like and the great thing is, everything just works (with the Mac at least).

When I got home and started filling out the paperwork for the rebate I noticed there was a way to do it online. After filling out the questions on the Apple site, I was redirected to the rebate processing center's site to download a PDF to print and include in my submission. Look what caught my eye in the URL:

ASPX. That's classic.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Google Reader's Shared Items

Once upon a time I used to put together a weekly list of things I found interesting enough to comment on but where I didn't have a whole lot to say about it. At some point I moved to a bi-weekly list, then stopped doing it all together. I've been using Google Reader for quite some time now and just realized that the "Shared Items" feature could serve some good use here.

So, if you care to see a list of some of the interesting things I've found in my travels of about 150 RSS feeds, you can:

  1. Visit my Google Reader shared items page
  2. See the shared items badge on the homepage of the blog
  3. Subscribe to a feed of these items
When you have option #3, I don't know why you'd go with 1 or 2, but that's up to you.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

J.J. Abrams is a Genius

I have no idea how I missed out on the Internet hype for this one. Apparently before showings of Transformers there's been this clip for a movie coming out in January which currently has no title (it's going by the name Cloverfield for now).

J.J. Abrams is the executive producer of probably my favorite show on TV, Lost, and now he's marketing a movie with the same kind of viral mystery that has made Lost such a phenomenon. So now not only is lost still seven months away, now this movie is going to probably be an enigma for the next six months too...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Subway Complaint

Someone over on The Consumerist posted a hilarious and true compliant about Subway sandwich construction. This always bothered me, I'm happy to know I'm not alone.