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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
2:33 pm
Haha. When I posted that thing about the hangout on google+, I forgot to post the link because I am a genius.


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12:33 pm
I'm doing a public hangout on google+ for most of the day. Feel free to drop by.

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
11:18 am
Rock and Roll March Madness next poll is up! http://bart-calendar.livejournal.com/2352075.html

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Friday, February 24th, 2012
1:44 pm
Go vote in 2012 Rock n Roll March Madness, sponsored by bart_calendar. Vote for Ministry, goddamn it. They should get out of the first round at the very least.



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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
2:56 pm
Here is one from Suede the dog.

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12:55 pm
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!


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Saturday, February 4th, 2012
7:06 pm
Went to see "A Dangerous Method" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/) with AJT. But the marquee at the movie theatre didn't have room for the whole title so it said "DANGERMETHOD" in all caps like that. So of course he goes to the ticket counter and says, "two for DANGERMETHOD please". Hahaha. I lol'd.

I enjoyed it. But I thought there would be more sex. There wasn't much. It did definitely make me want to go to Switzerland. I was surprised at the bright, beautiful cinematography in a David Cronenberg movie. His stuff is usually so dark that you can't see much detail. I was also happy to see my lover Fassypants. I didn't get to catch Shame (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723811/) in the theater. Not sure that I'd really want to, honestly. That probably is not the best film to see in a theater setting, but I imagine their DVD and on-demand sales are going to be spectacular. Yes, so. It was pretty good. I enjoyed it.


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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
1:28 pm
I posted the first newsletter of 2012. It was a huge pain, but you can view it here.

Whew. Glad to get that over with.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
1:06 pm

I am kind of tweeting a bit at @girlvinyl. It's going ok so far. I installed both the iPhone and osx apps, so that makes it easier to manage.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011
7:48 pm - I love this guy!
Happy thanksgiving from UL Labs!

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Friday, October 14th, 2011
4:30 pm
A challenger appears.

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1:32 am
Omg, I am so sorry for all of the birthdays I have missed or confused in the first half of October. It's all people who are really important to me too. That makes it even worse. Please forgive me, crotchgoblin, meemeedarling and nevergirl and like a ton of other people who aren't on LJ.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011
4:14 pm
Ok, nevermind. LJ is totally broken. I can't edit or make comments. CRAPPY.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011
7:03 pm
I am using google+ to liveblog my Portland trip. It's all public, you can follow it here: https://plus.google.com/116487232010204539825/posts

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
3:51 pm
I'm going to Portland next week. What should I know?

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
12:30 pm
We're doing a quick little thing on facebook to find out what memes people hate. Go here and tell us which meme you'd like to see eradicated from the internet.


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Friday, September 9th, 2011
10:34 pm
What a day. It has been ridiculous.

I read this post about Apple and really enjoyed it. I agree with it and I think most people have known this intuitively for years when dealing with and purchasing Apple products. It's a really easy, pleasant shopping experience.

The reason it resonated for me so much is because I immediately thought of Ikea. Ikea has caused me to cry at least three times that I can remember and likely more that I have mentally blocked out.

The choice is just too much. It requires a real mental preparation and thought process to be able to accomplish a goal there. My mindset is always full day and well thought out, never "oh, I'll just run in." I think I'm smart about it. There's planning and bringing someone strong to lift things and checking measurements and bringing my own measuring tape. Get up early, make a good breakfast at home, something with eggs and bacon and toast and probably want to grab a bottled water or a starbucks iced tea for some caffeine, you'll need it. Plan on shopping early. It will take many hours, allot plenty of time. Plan to eat lunch somewhere around, but not too close to the Ikea. Drive home and have your strong person start assembling. You'll need to buy them dinner because they'll most likely hate you by the time it's done.

My plan is solid and I always feel like I am mentally prepared for it. I even often shop on the website prior to venturing out and remind myself that this is going to be a lengthy process. But often I get there and do my best but just can't deal with it. I end up exhausted and frustrated because things are out of stock, discontinued or impossible to find. More than once I've loaded my cart up only to leave it abandoned somewhere on the first floor warehouse area while traumatized.

I think that a similar shopping mindset happens online when people are buying big ticket items like laptops, furniture or electronics. Shoes and clothes are usually easy to return and being overwhelmed by choice isn't a huge issue because rarely is there a desperate need for those items. Whereas when shopping for a computer, you really, really need it and it is important to you, often something you'll use every day until it dies. More than once I've seen people just get upset and close the browser saying, "you know, I'll just deal with this later." Even when they really, really need a machine and have plenty of cash to spend.

Apple shopping isn't like that in my experience. It's fun! You choose your couple of options and then you're done. It's even enjoyable to check out the different things they have in their stores or online. It isn't overwhelming, there aren't that many choices to make. But try going into a Best Buy with only vague requirements and basic needs. You're at the mercy of what the nerd herd is going to recommend.

People like choice, but they hate too much choice.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
9:48 am
Sorry, I know this is a crosspost, but it is so lulzy, I am sharing it a lot of places.

Do you love milk? Do you love aryan hipsters? Are you vaguely racist? Are you into backwash and sharing beverages? Do you have excess cash? http://blog.ohinternet.com/8614/white-power-milk/


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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
8:31 pm

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
6:13 pm
We're doing a Live blogging thing over on the OhInternet.com blog. weev is currently on the air live. Come over and chat with us.

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