Monday, August 27, 2007

8 is Enough (Jeez)

Diego tagged me with an "eight things you might not know about me" meme, so here goes...

1) While I've used/abused computers since I was in grade school, the first one I bought with my own money (by mowing lawns, baby) was a Mac Color Classic.

2) I've seen Spinal Tap (the whole lineup) perform live.

3) I decided recently that I rate Arrested Development higher than Seinfeld as the best television comedy ever.

4) I have a terrible back and am often forced to sit in pretzel-like positions to relieve the pain.

5) I've been on board Serenity.

6) I detest skateboarding culture.

7) Remember that precocious kid that did his high school's website in the early/mid-90s? Yeah, that was me.

8) When I eat buffalo wings, I sweat like I'm wearing a winter coat in a sauna. Don't believe me?

Up next? I tag Sarah, Sal, Groves, Dave, Rausa, Big Rex, Bryan and Joe.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Call to Action

Attention hipster t-shirt makers of the world! Someone needs to make a sweet Weber Gaming shirt. Get on the case.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

California Snow Angels

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Amy and Sarah


Amy and Sarah live at the Pig 'n Whistle in Hollywood last month. Apologies about the horrible video quality, it's upscaling from a clip the size of a postage stamp. And it cuts off at the end, so you're looking at a win-win all around.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

30-1


Happy Birthday to my lovely wife. Aww.

First Day of Kindergarten

Better Late Than Never


Here (a month late) are photos from our Illinois trip, as well as the Mr. Mom-style company picnic we attended as our neighbor's guests.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bearforce1 Requests Permission to Land


"Say hello to Bearforce1, the world’s first ever all-gay boy man group made up of bears." Via Perez.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Gamer Nostalgia

If you're a big fan of the Wii's Virtual Console (which lets you download and play a ton of games from the past 20 years or so), join my little social network and share your collection/wishlist/etc.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Feed Update

As part of my never-ending RSS housecleaning, I've separated/re-jiggered my feeds as follows:

House of Kyle
Same FeedBurner address as before (so no need to update), but it now contains posts from my Blogger blog, Twitter updates, Facebook updates and Pownce updates.

House of Kyle Links
A new FeedBurner address (add it now and it won't change again) that contains my Google Reader shared items and my del.icio.us links.

That is all.

Web Services Update

It's been a while since I've done a "State of the Union" re: which web apps/services I'm currently using. I know it's been keeping you guys up at night, so here goes...

Ning: Duh :) In all honesty though, our product has been getting better and better with each release, and our latest release adds even more nifty features for starting/pimping out your own social network.

iGoogle: Still my start page, mostly due to its simplicity. I always debate about switching to Netvibes though. We'll see.

Gmail: I've been using a Gmail/.Mac combo to pump mail to my iPhone, while I wait (hopefully not in vain) for Gmail to add IMAP support.

Google Reader: My day-to-day feed reader, however I've had to set up a mirror Bloglines account since the Google Reader team hasn't yet set up a proper iPhone version (c'mon guys, there's even a Wii version...let's get this done).

Blogger: Though it's totally not "cool" to use Blogger (over MT or WordPress), I like to keep it real.

Twitter: These days I'm far more likely to update via Twitter than do a proper blog post.

Pownce: Pretty handy for sharing files, and will become even cooler once their API is released soon and more third-party apps crop up.

Ta-da Lists: I've ditched Backpack for the simplicity (and cool iPhone version) of 37signals' free product.

del.icio.us: Still cool (after all these years).

Facebook: Digital cocaine, despite the serious current lock-in issues.

MySpace: No thanks. Still have to log in once in a while though to check on certain friends.

LinkedIn: Still get a fairly constant stream of requests, though I have yet to actually use it for anything work-related.

Flickr: No-brainer.

YouTube: I'm not one of those guys that lives on YouTube, but I've definitely been using it a lot more since it's also on the AppleTV and iPhone.

Last.fm: Simple and easy.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Out and About



Congrats to The Artist on his big announcement(s). Coming out via a video podcast gets a hat tip from me.