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 Covered in acoustic Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, September 21 2007 @ 01:23 AM PDT
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Music...and better than the original.

Jonathan Coulton, Baby Got Back (original)
Obadiah Parker, Hey Ya (original)
Travis, Hit Me Baby One More Time (original)
Michael Hedges, Come Together (original)
Humble Pie, For Your Love (original)

Not a cover: Fiona Apple giving one of the most compelling performances I've ever seen.

Also, the only reason that Johnny Cash's version of Hurt isn't on the above list is because you've already seen it. Right?

 Planet earth Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, September 13 2007 @ 02:00 AM PDT
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Movies...is, as I'm sure you have heard, ridiculously awesome.

Fucking. Ridiculously. Awesome.

It's so fucking good, it turns you instantly erudite. True story.

...and now I own it. Thanks roomie!

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 Mobility Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, September 12 2007 @ 03:43 PM PDT
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TechnologyAs I'm sure my regular readers (both of you) know, I love my phone. Lately, I've been playing around with some new mobile applications, and thus far they've been pretty good.

 Randall Munroe is in my head Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, September 11 2007 @ 04:44 PM PDT
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KitschYesterday's xkcd vs. an entry I made a couple years ago.

...and if that wasn't enough...

Friday's xkcd (which I first saw today) vs. a picture I uploaded to Flickr Sunday morning.

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Most Recent Post: 09/12 03:47PM by matt

 SOAP Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, August 31 2007 @ 03:02 PM PDT
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TechnologyFeel free to ignore this; I'm just writing it down so that a year from now I'll read it and go, "Oh yeah!"

The key to low level hacking in SOAP is keeping track of namespace. Even if the real problem is strongly typed data, for the types to operate correctly, the namespace has to be correct. If all of the above isn't enough, try a different encoding on the values.

That is all.

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Most Recent Post: 08/19 09:28PM by matt

 Two unrelated observations Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, August 31 2007 @ 12:10 AM PDT
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KitschThat little pink envelope might be the coolest thing ever.

Waiting for a direct deposit to post so you can get some dinner is frustrating.

 Not enough time in the day Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, August 29 2007 @ 12:48 AM PDT
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KitschI want to record an ironic, melancholic version of "The Impossible Dream".

I want to build the ultimate content management system and give it away for free.

I want to go door to door all across the country and explain to people why being afraid of some spilled baking soda means that the terrorists are winning, and that the current administration's beating up of the Bill of Rights means the same thing.

This is the kind of stuff a big lottery win for me would buy the world.

Oh, that and at least one professional editor for the Internet at large, but I think we've covered that before.

 Starting a war for fun and profit! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, August 27 2007 @ 05:26 PM PDT
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PoliticsThere's a great article in the current Rolling Stone about the horrifying exploits of war profiteers in Iraq.

 Funny recipes Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, August 22 2007 @ 06:01 PM PDT
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KitschI had a good laugh reading through this site.

 I heart google Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, August 21 2007 @ 05:53 PM PDT
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KitschSo I'm working on a longish entry, and in the course of researching it, I found that I couldn't for the life of me remember Avril Lavigne's name.

I decided to take a shot in the dark, and googled "pseudo punk rawr", because that's how she's filed in my head, and wouldn't you know it, the top entry is a snopes article about her.

Excellent.

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