Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Parade (Owen)

Halloween Parade (Stewart)

Happy Birthday to Stew!


Stewart turns the big "Oh Three" today. View a full-size version of the above slideshow.

Friday, October 27, 2006

From Russia With Love


A pretty fascinating BBC documentary about how Tetris came to be.

Laundry List

For your surfing pleasure, a sampling of some recent sites I've built on the Ning platform:

'80s Commercials
Bringing the magic back.

Little Lebowski Urban Achievers
A Big Lebowski fansite.

Nutshot
Celebrating "hit in the balls" clips.

Say Cheese!
For celebrity mugshots.

Neptune's Finest
A Veronica Mars fansite.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It Was Rough Before 'Seinfeld'

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Girls & Sports...Now With Motion!


Andy's hitting the bigtime with a new book and a preliminary step into the world of animation (powered by Ning Videos, natch).

Congrats to the Bruens

Welcome, Mira!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Artist's Debut

Friday, October 20, 2006

But I Already Use Flickr!

As part of a "what would I...a regular person...use Ning for?" series I'm going to be doing, I've highlighted some interesting uses for Ning Photos.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Link Blog

Since I read a lot of feeds and end up IMing articles all the time to people, I've decided to start a basic link blog (powered by Google Reader). If you want to subscribe to it, the feed's here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Living in Agrestic


A month ago we'd tell people that living in the Santa Clarita area (Valencia is one of the areas that make up the larger city of Santa Clarita) is a lot like the opening credits to the show Weeds. No, seriously...THAT suburban.

Well, Sarah did some sleuthing and found out that we were more accurate than we thought. They actually shoot most of the Weeds exteriors in Santa Clarita (specifically Stevenson Ranch, which is right down the road). They even digitally erased "Stevenson Ranch" on that waterfall shot and inserted "Agrestic" in its place.

Workin' at the Carwash...

Congrats to John (who I sat next to for a short time at the infamous News Digital) on his appearance as "Asshole Carwash Owner" in last night's Veronica Mars.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Trombone Memories

As part of a new site for former Augustana band nerds that I started up, Rehmer threw up some great blast from the past pics. My favorite is this shot of us crossing the street in front of Abbey Road studios (in required fashion). And of course, this shot.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Priceless


Little blast from the past clip of Dave's O.C. cameo.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Media Weather Report

It's been a while since I did a useless post chronicling my current media interests. Here we go...

Games:

I haven't had much of a chance to play the ol' DS recently, however thanks to some brotherly fighting and some spoiling from Dad, there are now FOUR DS handhelds in the Casa de Ford (as well as a lot of PictoChatting that involves drawing pictures of poop).

I called EBGames this morning to reserve a Wii and they laughed in my face. Evidently they sold out in about five minutes. Seems to be the case all over the country.

Sites/Software:

I've been super busy with the day job at Ning, and have been using our three new products extensively...even going as far as to switch my personal stuff from Flickr to House of Kyle Photos, and from YouTube/Google Video to House of Kyle Videos. In feed reader news, after testing it out for a week, I've officially switched from Bloglines to Google Reader (as the new version is amazing).

Software-wise, I'm using SuperDuper to back up to an external drive, as it allows me to immediately boot from an exact copy of my MacBook Pro should the internal drive crap out (this was prompted by some ominous clicking sounds which have since gone away).

Movies:

Who the hell has the time (or interest) for movies anymore?

TV:

Dave was complaining about the lack of good stuff this fall season, but I disagree. While Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars have been a little stagnant so far (I have faith they'll pick up again), I've been digging the latest seasons of Nip/Tuck, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Prison Break, Weeds, The Office, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal and South Park.

New show-wise, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Ugly Betty are far and away the two best, but I'm also a fan of Heroes, Dexter and 30 Rock.

UPDATE: Duh, forgot about music. I've been hardcore into '70s Elton John recently. Not quite sure why. The new Beck album too. My Last.fm page prob knows more than I do, anyway.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Chess Game


Check out Part Two as well.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ning!

Saw via Diego's post that Ning launched one year ago today. I didn't join the company until a few months after launch, but I remember seeing lots of press in my feedreader about how the secret Marc Andreessen-backed "24 Hour Laundry" had revealed itself as Ning.

I remember immediately signing up for a developer account (only to wait several weeks until I got one), then knocking out DoucheTracker and Star Sightings before getting some emails from the CEO re: possible interest in a job :)

It's crazy to think how far things have come (especially design-wise), and how we're really only just getting warmed up. Fun times to come...

Mike's Big Day


Live near Los Angeles? Come support The Artist tonight in his stand-up debut!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Blowing Off Steam

Pics from the Past Month


See the full-size version.