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Elvis Costello AND Bob Dylan?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Holy crap, I just learned from the P-G (after properly shielding my eyes from that disaster of a website) that Elvis Costello AND Bob Dylan will be playing in Pittsburgh on October 11th. I know most folks would reverse the order and say Dylan and Costello (as the P-G did) but I’m a big, big…
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Reversal of Fortune, Making a Kill

Friday, August 31st, 2007

OK, I finally ordered a camera. I decided to go with the Rebel XTi, after visiting Circuit City each of the last three days to look and play and fondle it. I think the girl at CC was getting sick of me until an older couple showed up and started bombarding her with existential questions…
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A Little Taste

Monday, August 27th, 2007

I didn’t finish my paean to bacon in time to qualify for Al’s little contest, but I’ll get around to posting it eventually. In the meantime I thought I’d post a morsel about the pig roast we all enjoyed at our volleyball tournament on Saturday. WARNING! If you’re a little bit squeamish you might not…
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Hang Time With Mean Gene

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I couldn’t enjoy myself at the picnic with that woe-is-me post being the first thing on my page, so one pic from the tournament yesterday: Note the big air I’m getting there. The manslab is my friend Ted. We played well, going 2-2 in the tournament and both of our losses heartbreakers. We had match…
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Stepping Out on the Ledge

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

OK, I’m going to remain calm. Really. Earlier this week I had my worst poker session ever, losing 30BB in what seemed like ten minutes. This afternoon, after returning home from our early-morning volleyball game (we lost, ending our year), I managed to lose 30 more in about a half-hour. I have no clue what…
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So, What DSLR Should I Buy?

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I looked through all the photos I took at the World Series and I’d guess that only 10% were worth a damn. My little PowerShot is fine in sunshine, but when the lights go down (like in a tournament ballroom) it ain’t so hot. I can’t tell you how many dark, blurry photos I took…
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Social Media For the Shy and Dull

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I spent two good days at Podcamp Pittsburgh 2, talking to smart, interesting people about online media tools, the importance of creativity in a wired world, and…booze. Yes, as with the pokerblogging community I know so well, alcohol is a key component of every get-together. In fact, the only good picture I got of the…
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The Post-Gazette Redesign…

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Sucks. I mean, holy crap. It’s HORRIBLE. First of all, what’s the deal with the "Post-Gazette NOW" branding? I know the online version will be updated a bit more often than the print issues. It’s 2007, I get the whole Internet thing now. But it’s a MESS! It’s impossible to read! You have three columns…but…
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Big Media Gene

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

The Tribune Review ran an article about PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 today and, inexplicably, I was one of the folks featured in the piece. What with all the smart people down there talking about exciting stuff I barely understand, I hardly feel worthy of such attention. There is one thing I’d like to correct for the…
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PodCamp Tomorrow!

Friday, August 17th, 2007

I forgot to mention this until…now, but PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 is this weekend down at the Art Institute. If you’re interested in learning about the New Media that’s taking over the world, you would do well to attend, hang out, and learn from some wicked smart people. I’m not giving a talk myself this time…
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