May 2007

Obama Facebook app

This week’s news that Facebook is re-launching itself as a platform is important, for a number of reasons. As I wrote a couple weeks ago, Facebook has become part of my routine: it’s a way to connect and keep in touch with friends, and it’s proving to...

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Lost Season Finale

Uh, whoa. Couple questions: When Jack was in the hospital and was confronted by the chief surgeon, he yelled: “Get my father down here, right now. If I’m drunker than him, you can fire me.” But this is supposed to be in the future. And Jack’s Dad...

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Behind on e-mail

Grandpa’s memorial service was wonderful. His sons (my Dad and my Uncle Chris) both spoke, as did the four grandchildren (me, my brother, and my cousins Lauren and Heather) and a few others (including Mel, who met Grandpa just a few years ago, but amazingly enough went...

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Remembering my Grandfather

My grandfather, Richard Wallace Klau, died tonight. My Dad’s been with Grandma and Grandpa for the last week, and I got the news a few hours ago that he’d finally lost his battle with the infection that the doctors couldn’t get a handle on. He was 79...

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Great tracking shots

If you’re a film buff, you absolutely have to stop what you’re doing and go visit this page, a collection of some of the great tracking shots in film. To the ones on that page, I’d add (as others in the comments noted) The Contender and Swingers....

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Twitter v. Facebook

A couple months back, I wrote about giving Twitter a look. In the past few months, I’ve found it’s never become part of my daily routine. It’s somewhat interesting to see what others are up to, but the signal-to-noise ratio is higher than I need. I tried...

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Google Suggests… phone numbers?

This is a little curious. I mistakenly started typing a phone number in the Google search bar in Firefox the other day, and before I realized it to switch back into the contact window, the Google suggestions engine kicked in, and produced the following “suggested” numbers: The...

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