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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Server Response SMS

If I can find just one person who understands these codes that’d make my day year. I don’t know why but I’d get a certain amount of pleasure using server response codes to converse. Someday, I can imagine this moving into everyday conversation, just like ‘lol’ and ‘omg’ I can tell that girl that her dress is 406.

Flickr Groups

I was bored and I realized how much fun pictures are. Seriously, I love the vast amount of media (video, pictures, comics, audio) online. I decided I was going to try to post a new picture on Flickr every day (until I run out of bandwith (or stop being cheap)). I posted a few today and created corresponding groups. The first is a picture of my keys; I’m interested in what everyone elses’ key chain looks like. The second is a screengrab from my semi-secret Facebook friends photo mosaic. Yay pictures!

WDYDAD?

Pirates Sucked

Not to say the movie wasn’t entertaining, but, ehh, there were parts that made me cringe. Hard to say because I respect Mr. Bruckheimer so very much. I knew if I went to this movie tonight I’d regret it. Though, if you’re a fan it’s certainly one of those you’ll need to see in the theatre. Personally, I hate movie theatres and their ability to attract the masses. Apparently the population in my proximity has an IQ less than my shoe size. Anyway, love the soundtrack and some interesting (albeit over the top) fight scenes. Oh, and I love a movie where I’m part of the 10% that understands the majority of the wtty dialog (whilst the other 90% enjoys the pratfall and slapstick). I guess it has humor for everyone…

Overpromise and Overdeliver

Free Business Books

Okay, so I’ve been keeping a secret from all my readers, I haven’t bought a book in over a year. Yet I’ve probably read 4 or so. “But Devin, how can you read books if you haven’t bought any?!” My answer to you is: have you ever heard of the library? Then my second answer to you is: have you ever heard of inBubbleWrap? It’s a side-project brought to you by the great people at 800-CEO-READ and it basically functions as a daily drawing for a free book. I’ve won three so far. I’m in the process of reading China, Inc which I got in the mail a few weeks ago. Another good way to get free books is to ask publishers for a copy in exchange for a review. I’ve scored another 3 or 4 this way and have a review to post shortly (way overdue). There you have it, my secret is out…

Karma

I can’t picture a more ironic, yet somehow satisfying headline: “Enron Corp. founder and former Chief Executive Ken Lay, who was convicted in May for his role in the Houston-based company’s downfall, died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday at his vacation home in Colorado.” (Link)

The Art of Lazy

Napping Cat

Life With Women

I’ve taken on a fun little project, a webcomic. I have little-to-no artistic ability but I have a lot of funny material. I’m debating, though, do the comic in MS Paint or draw by hand? Anyway, the comic is called Life With Women and I plan to provide a weekly dose of entertainment. If you just read this thinking I’m sexist or perhaps offensive, that’s fine, it just means you didn’t go visit the site and read my introduction.

HiveLive Beta Invites

If you’re interested in testing out an interesting site here’s a link for an invite to Beta 2.0 of HiveLive. Only 100 people can use the link and it’s first come, first served.