Thursday, March 24, 2005


Well, this has been a fun experiment in blogging, but I'm afraid I've run out of personal recommendations and the site has not grown into a big enough community that I can rely on good recommendations. For this reason I don't feel that I can keep coming up with content that is up to my standards to post, and anything short of that is really not worth doing.

So Internet, I bid you adieu.

- Andy

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

[News/Humor] Fark Posted by Hello
It's not news, it's
I would think by now that everyone on the Internet would know about Fark, but I'm constantly throwing out references to events I read about on Fark that leave people with a blank stare. Simply described Fark is a bunch of funny, clever and irreverent links to major, minor and amusing news on the Net. It has an enormous community of followers who come up with these great headlines and then discuss the worlds happenings in the comment threads.

I've been a Farker since July of 2001 and I think I've stopped by just about everyday since I signed up.


Monday, March 21, 2005

[Tips] Slacker Manager Posted by Hello
Well, after the 'Slacker@Work' manifesto was made available at, I noticed that I still had plenty more to say about being a slacker at work. So here we go...hope you find something useful.
Brendon Connelly is a slacker, but not the lazy type. He defines slackers as "people who are good at doing what is important to them." I am a slacker. I'm always talking to friends and family about why they work and stress so hard and why I do just as well as them (in my not so humble opinion) and don't stress or overexert on unneccesary tasks.

Anyway, read this guy's Manifesto and if it agrees with you maybe his blog will as well.


Friday, March 18, 2005

[Sports.Basketball.College] yoco Posted by Hello
yoco is a forum for educated, informed and passionate commentary on college basketball.
I was going to do a post St. Patty's Day beer blog, but the way my head has been throbbing all morning the last thing I want to read about is beer. So, I hit up another timely event, March Madness.

This blog isn't for everyone, it's an intense amount of college hoops coverage.


Thursday, March 17, 2005

I Don't Work Holidays

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

[Movies.Netflix] Hacking Netflix Posted by Hello
Netflix News & Info
I live in the city and I'm not near a Blockbuster so Netflix is a godsend. The service itself is pretty simple, tell it what you want to see and movies will show up at your door. But like anything on the Internet people are always looking for cool hacks, tips and extra info.

Hacking Netflix points out new releases, new Netflix features, industry news and anything else Netflixian.


Just thought I'd point out the wealth of RSS feeds available from Netflix:

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

[Photography] Flickrzen Posted by Hello
Flickrzen spotlights exceptional photographs, be that subject, technique or rarity, found on flickr
Flickerzen highlights extraordinary pictures found on flickr. If there was more to explain I would, but that's all it is. Simple. Beautiful.


Monday, March 14, 2005

[TV] TV Squad Posted by Hello
Blogging Television
Weblogs, Inc. launched another new blog today and this one looks promising. As in they promise to actually watch all the crap that's on TV these days and tell you what's actually worth your time. They also do recaps, cover television industry news and clue you into the humor you may have missed in your favorite show.


Friday, March 11, 2005

[DIY] Hack A Day Posted by Hello
hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week.
Like taking stuff apart? If you do Hack A Day will teach you how to make cool stuff or make the stuff you already have cooler. If you don't you can always check out pictures of the insides of things by looking at what other people are ripping apart in the name of "science."


Thursday, March 10, 2005

[Movies] Rotten Tomatoes & Metacritic

Both these sites are great and since they cover similar grounds I thought I'd give them to you together. Posted by Hello
With more than 100,000 titles and 360,000 review links in its ever-growing database, Rotten Tomatoes offers a fun and informative way to discover the critical reaction on movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometerâ„¢
This site contains a HUGE amount of information on movies as well as video games. They capture tons of professional and amateur reviews and give you the information you need with simple scores, while still allowing you to dig down and read all the reviews you like.

Site: Posted by Hello
Metacritic® compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music and games.
Metacritic does a great job of compiling professional reviews as well, and they also cover books and music.


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

[Art] Drawn! Posted by Hello
Drawn! is a collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw.
I'm not much of an freehand artist myself, but I love to look at the work of others. Drawn! is a constantly updated source of good illustration. And it's a brand new site, so give them some love.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

[Computers.Windows] Neowin Posted by Hello
Neowin is run by many people as an extended hobby, the goal is to give visitors a premium browsing experience along with some helpful tips on Windows operating systems.
This site has been one of the top Windows news sites for years now. The cover all kinds of Microsoft products and technologies as well as software for Windows.

One of my favorite pieces of the whole site is a place in their huge forum called Back Page News where members report on the newest software and technologies.

Main News:
Software News:
Gamers News:
Main News:
Software News:
Gamers News:

Monday, March 07, 2005

[Podcasting] Podcast Alley Posted by Hello
Podcast Alley is the podcast lovers portal. Featuring the best Podcast Directory and the Top 10 podcasts (as voted on by the listeners). You will also find podcast software, the podcast forum and great podcasting info.
If you haven't heard about Podcasting yet you're falling behind. If you have you know that for the most part the "revolution" that is Podcasting is a disorganized mess. Podcast Alley is one of the first good efforts I've seen to try and categorize, rank and comment on the ever expanding directory of 'casts.

Featured Podcasts:
Top 10 Podcasts:
Top 10 Newests Podcasts:

Friday, March 04, 2005

[Video Games] Joystiq Posted by Hello

I had to bounce back form the purses with something more stereotypically male. I didn't find any great blogs on killing animals barehanded and then cooking them caveman style over coals, so I went with video games. Joystiq is a great site covering general news in the gaming industry. There part of Weblogs, Inc. which means they operate like a legitimate new source (think constant updates, not unoffensive drudgery.)

Happy gaming!


Thursday, March 03, 2005

[Clothing.Purses] Purseuing Posted by Hello
Purseuing is a blog obsessively covering purses, bags, totes, clutches, and just about anything else you can carry on your shoulder.
I don't know a whole lot about purses, but I know my girlfriend thinks they are pretty important. Purseuing knows a whole lot about them, and it's not just pictures and descriptions like, "this one is brown."

Happy handbagging.


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

[Humor/Science] Cockeyed Posted by Hello

Hi. My name is Rob Cockerham and this is my website ... Someday I will publish something important. I guess I'm working up to that.
Rob Cockerham is a crazy guy who really enjoys the Internet's ability to share information with other people. His site is almost impossible to sum up, you really have to check it out for yourself. Basically he's been compiling comedic, illustrated pages telling tales of "science" and pranks and scams and general crazyness for some time, and it's up to you to explore the depths.


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

[Current Event] Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Posted by Hello
Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer and its pilot Steve Fossett [attempt] to set a world record for the first solo, non-stop, non-refuelled circumnavigation of the world.
18:47 CST the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer took off on it's attempt to fly around the world without stopping. The flight should take about 80 hours. Virgin Atlantic (in an effort to get as much advertising as possible out of their investment) has set up a site to track the historic flight.

Live Tracking & Video:
Mission Log: