Friday, August 26, 2005

Jyve baby

I've got a presence icon on the sidebar so people can Skype me (courtesy of Jyve). Now, it should let you know if I'm online or not so you can do the whole VoIP thing. Oh yeah, I also installed Google's new Talk client this week. I think Skype's better (multi-conference capability, ability to interface with international phone networks, etc.), but very few of my friends are using it at the moment. Maybe the google buzz will finally get this whole VoIP thing going.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Blogger Toolbar for MS-Word

This is a test post using the Blogger for MS-Word plugin toolbar.  Let’s see if it works. Blogger for Word found via Make Magazine

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Saint Arnold Brewhouse Blog

St. Arnold Brewery, creator of the greatest beers ever, now has a blog. Check it out for all the up to date info on the brewery and the beers!

Oh yeah, and they've got webcams too!

H-Town, Brew-makin' cam-whores! This internet-thang is da' bomb!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Unscientific Housing Bubble Indicator

Just thought I'd throw my own two cents into the housing bubble debate raging through our financial communities lately. While I could wow you with facts and figures about the rise in interest only mortgages, negative amortization mortgages, etc. I think this is a way scarier indicator, albeit mighty unscientific.

When the geeks start leeching real estate instruction videos, you know the end is nigh. Computer geeks are always the last ones on the bandwagon with everything involving popular opinion. Want to know what home theater system to get for that high-fidelity experience? Ask a nerd. What car has the most fuel efficient engine? Bingo. Nerd.

Want to know what color is going to be "in" next year? Do yourself a favor and skip the nerd this time.

As an aside, for those of you who would like to know more about Carleton Sheets, I suggest you go here to learn more before you shell out any hard-earned cash (or bandwidth in this case).