November 2006

The "Global Nerdy" Plug

by Joey deVilla on November 27, 2006

C’mon, what tech but Global Nerdy site would even come up with a graph like this?

That’s from our article that takes a shot at Kathy “Creating Passionate Users” Sierra’s nonsense entry on the term “Web 2.0”. We’ve also got pieces on the Beatles’ exclusive deal with iTunes store, and Andy Ihnatko’s scathing review of the Zune.

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A Graduation Present for Andy?

by Joey deVilla on November 27, 2006

I don’t have to worry about it for a couple of years, but when my brother-in-law (a.k.a. “brother from another mother”) Andy graduates from law school, I might give him one of these to hang in his office:

Framed poster: 'It's okay to lie. I'm a lawyer.'

It’s a poster by Todd Goldman, whose works you might have seen before — he’s the “Boys are stupid – throws rocks at them!” artist. I took the photo outside an art shop at the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas.

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Rails Pub Nite Tonight!

by Joey deVilla on November 27, 2006

Ruby on Rails logo

Tonight marks yet another Ruby on Rails Pub Nite, the monthly gathering when some of Accordion City’s brightest lights in the software development sphere gather together to hang out, enjoy some beers and burgers and chat about Ruby on Rails as well as life in general. It’s falling distance from the office and the Ginger Ninja’s away on a business, so I plan on being there tonight.

The event takes place at The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West, a couple of blocks west of Dufferin) and starts at about 7. Organizer Pete Forde writes:

At this point there is a core group of about twenty folks that come out regularly; we expect about fifteen heads per outing. The Rhino affectionately refers to us as “their nerds”.

We often receive emails from people that wonder if they know enough about Rails to come. The answer is that if you know what Rails is, you should come. At the very least, we can answer your questions and get you even more excited.

If you’ve got the time this evening, come on down!

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Maury Christmas

by Joey deVilla on November 26, 2006

I don’t watch The Maury Povich Show, but it seems that every promo ad for the show features a paternity test…

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Hopefully, Your Turkey Dinner Was Better Than This…

by Joey deVilla on November 26, 2006

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Revealing More Than He Wanted To

by Joey deVilla on November 25, 2006

Some geeks like to post pictures of their computer desktops for others to see. If you do this sort of thing, be careful that you don’t unintentionally give away your proclivities the way the guy who posted the screenshot below did (click the picture below to see the screenshot at full size).


What’s so embarrassing about this screenshot? Click the photo to see it at full size.

Here’s a hint if you can’t see what the guy who posted this screenshot is unintentionally revealing to the world: look at the names of the file folders on the desktop.

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A Sesame Street Thanksgiving

by Joey deVilla on November 24, 2006

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