Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monetize me

Well, minimal traffic coming through ye olde bloge these days...

So I fired up a possible monetizer at a silly Red Sox fansite in hopes of pulling some special-interest readership and better utilizing AdSense. Will it work? Doesn't really matter. I'll have fun doing it.

Of course, it was foolish of me to try and start a Sox-topic blog in the middle of the NBA playoffs, but there you have it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Notes to self

Upcoming topics that probably deserve some airplay:

(1) I care about basketball for the second (?) time in my life. Thank you, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, et al.
(2) The Alchemist has terrible food, and after briefly trying really, really hard to like it, I am back to the opinion that it is bad for JP and should be re-replaced by a sports bar.
(3) The Milky Way, in addition to being a phenomenal name for a bar, is moving down to the Sam Adams Brewery lofts. This may herald the dawn of gentrification on JP's proverbial Wrong Side of the Tracks, and I'm not so sure I like it. Also, that dawn might have already been heralded.
(4) In non-bar news...I've been having a really hard time getting burgers to cook a consistent medium rare for me lately. Advice would be appreciated.
(5) There is no number 5.
(6) Actually, there are a lot of restaurants and recipes that deserve some attention. The Mission, for example, is really friggin tasty and has never disappointed me.
(7) Stump.
(8) Adventures in Text Twist.

Ok, cool. At my current pace of output, that should keep me busy for about two years.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dear Apple

Ok, real quickie here --

Shame, shame on you, Apple, for creating, marketing, and continuing to produce the Mighty Mouse. This mouse is the weakest piece of shit excuse for consumer hardware I've seen since those retarded track-ball stationary mice (you know who you are). Seriously, for $50 I'd like something that I can open and clean, or that will at least retain all of its advertised functionality for more than two days at a time before I have to go digging at that stupid little rubber ball with a toothpick and an alcohol-soaked q-tip.

I don't think I've ever held such a sustained fury at any single object in my life. I'm actually astonished that I haven't broken this thing yet given my lifetime track record of defective-hardware-as-projectile.

I love Apple. I really do. They (tend to) make excellent hardware, pretty, user-friendly software -- but for $50, if using this mouse doesn't make me shit rainbows out of my palm, I must say I find it to be a huge disappointment.