Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Google does some really cool things, as you're probably aware. I've just recently started using Google Voice, which gives you a separate phone number you can use to send texts, screen calls, etc. (Check the site out for a full description of its features.)

The especially exciting thing that it does is transcribe voice mails for you and email them to you. I was really excited to try this out, so I had Genuine. give me a call today and leave me a message (regarding our trip to the Jazz game last night, which was way fun). Here's what it transcribed for me:

Hey Sugar low, mokin it's me I talked to Murray and then Audrey, we're gonna pick Marie end up at 5:30 and had to Salt Lake and then when we get there were gonna call Audrey, so we can meet up and I'll go in together. So that's the plan. Okay bye.

Clearly still some bugs to work out, but I almost think of this as a feature. I understood exactly what the message was about, plus I got some hilarious typos as a result. Everyone wins!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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The NATO alphabet, according to NATO:
  • Alpha
  • Bravo
  • Charlie
  • Delta
  • Echo
  • Foxtrot
  • Golf
  • Hotel
  • India
  • Juliet
  • Kilo
  • Lima
  • Mike
  • November
  • Oscar
  • Papa
  • Quebec
  • Romeo
  • Sierra
  • Tango
  • Uniform
  • Victor
  • Whiskey
  • X-ray
  • Yankee
  • Zulu
And the NATO alphabet, according to me:
  • Acrobat
  • Bingo
  • Chamomile
  • Didgeridoo
  • Emu
  • Fart
  • Gecko
  • Hoagie
  • Inuit
  • Jackalope
  • Kickboxing
  • Loogie
  • Megalon
  • Nickleback
  • Octopus
  • Pigeon
  • Quagmire
  • Raptor
  • Stig
  • Tachyon
  • Ukulele
  • Velociraptor
  • Walrus
  • Xylum
  • Yokel
  • Zilch

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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I don't ask much of you, but I ask this: stand up, press play on this video (it's only one minute!), and follow its instructions.

You will feel awesomer as a result.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Tron Legacy is simultaneously the coolest and dumbest thing I've seen in my entire life.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Actual exchange between me and a co-worker today:

CO-WORKER: (walks into work carrying two sandwiches, each in a separate bag)
ME: So, two sandwiches, eh?
CO-WORKER: (confused) What?
ME: Two sandwiches, eh?
CO-WORKER: Uh, yeah.

(uncomfortably long silence)

ME: Not sure why I chose to call attention to that, but I did.
CO-WORKER: (bemused laughter)

Sometimes, I'm an idiot.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Our tax return came in today, and after we budgeted all the important things (like re-creating a savings account, paying off the car, etc.) we had $50 each to spend as we saw fit.

Genuine wanted to buy 200 bottles of PowerAde. I wanted to buy Mario Kart Wii. (Smith's was out of PowerAde, so only I got my wish.)

We went into GameStop, and the clerk asked if we were looking for anything. I saw a kid playing Mario Kart on the display, pointed to him, and said, "We want to buy the Mario Kart."

UGH. The Mario Kart? What am I, 70?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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What time is it?


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Someone just walked out of the bathroom here at work with an ice cream cone in their hand.

Either that's the happiest bathroom on earth, or there's something freaky and weird going on in there. I think I'd just prefer not to know.

Friday, January 15, 2010

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Remember a couple of years ago when I kept announcing new blogs I would be writing? And remember how I'd forget about them after a couple of weeks and not actually keep them up?

This one's different. Promise.

A college roommate has started a legit sportswriting blog, and I've been contributing for some time. You've probably seen articles from it plastered all over my Facebook and Gmail statuses, but I'm going to give it its propers here. How To Watch Sports. If you're not familiar with sports and want to know what sort of things you ought to watch for if you ever see a game, this is the place to look. If you know a lot about sports, and want to understand some of the finer details, this is also the place for you.

The writing is solid, the articles are insightful, and the site looks pretty cool. Even if you aren't particularly interested in sports, it's worth taking a look. Swing on by if you have the time, or even if you don't, mention it to your friends who might be interested. Every little bit helps.

Resume normal transmission.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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It's my birthday again (whee!), and it's been pretty fun so far. This morning, as I walked into work, I was reflecting on how pleasant birthdays are, and I actually thought to myself, "Man, I should do this more often. It's been forever since I've had a birthday."

It then occurred to me that it had been exactly one year. Since, you know, birthdays only come once a year.