OneBigWord - Jason McPheron http://www.onebigword.com/index.php en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Yet Another Cat Picture http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/03/09/yet-another-cat-picture Tue, 09 Mar 2010 19:06:22 +0000 Jason Oswald 79@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p>Oswald is like "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Pea">The Princess and the Pea</a>", except he can sleep anywhere... and for a long time.</p> <div class="image_block"><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/oswald/2010-03-08 21.53.58.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/oswald/thumb_plugin/2010-03-08 21.53.58.jpg" alt="Oswald as teh princess and teh peaz" title="Oswald as teh princess and teh peaz" /></a></div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/03/09/yet-another-cat-picture">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> Oswald is like "The Princess and the Pea", except he can sleep anywhere... and for a long time.

Oswald as teh princess and teh peaz
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Is Glenn Beck Creating His Own Death Panel? http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/03/02/is-glenn-beck-creating-his-own-death-pan Wed, 03 Mar 2010 05:56:53 +0000 Jason Blog 77@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p>In a recent episode of the <a href="http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/freakonomics-radio-super-bowl-edition-what-happens-to-your-head-inside-the-helmet-after-a-nasty-hit/">Freakonomics podcast</a>, Glenn Beck was interviews about his car's safety features. Here's a clip:</p> <div class="youtube center"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" width="300" height="32"><param name="movie" value="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="FlashVars" value="mp3=http://c0551292.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/Qdn6.mp3&amp;showvolume=1" /></object><p><br /><a href="http://trimem.com/m/Qdn6">http://trimem.com/m/Qdn6</a></p></div> <p>Maybe all this talk of "Death Panels" has to do with his car's trim.</p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/03/02/is-glenn-beck-creating-his-own-death-pan">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> In a recent episode of the Freakonomics podcast, Glenn Beck was interviews about his car's safety features. Here's a clip:

Maybe all this talk of "Death Panels" has to do with his car's trim.

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Of mice and men - Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/02/08/of-mice-and-men-logitech-anywhere-mouse Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:59:59 +0000 Jason Blog 76@http://www.onebigword.com/ <div class="image_block"><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/gadgets/logitech_anywhere_mx.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/gadgets/logitech_anywhere_mx.jpg" alt="Logitech Anwhere MX" title="Logitech Anwhere MX" /></a></div><p> On episode <a href="http://twit.tv/sn233">233 of Security Now</a> they were talking about some fancy new Logitech mouse. I haven't really kept up with computer mice news since optical mice became affordable, but their enthusiasm caught my attention. Here's a clip</p> <div class="youtube center"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" width="300" height="32"><param name="movie" value="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="FlashVars" value="mp3=http://c0551292.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/VUw7.mp3&amp;showvolume=1" /></object><p><br /><a href="http://trimem.com/m/VUw7">http://trimem.com/m/VUw7</a></p></div> <p>The coolest thing they mentioned was the free spinning scroll wheel. It's kind of expensive, but I spend enough time in front of a computer that it makes sense to invest in good gear. Amazon has it with <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QUZM0U?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=onebigword-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002QUZM0U">Frustration-Free Packaging</a><a href="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=onebigword-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B002QUZM0U" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=onebigword-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B002QUZM0U" border="0" alt="" /></a> which means you don't have to deal with blister packs, and Al Gore will get a mysterious fuzzy feeling. </p> <p>So I've been using it for about a week, and I have to say, it's pretty cool. The scroll wheel is my favorite part, but it has a few other things which are nice. It's wireless which I didn't realize, and normally I don't like. But the USB receiver is so small that you can leave it in your laptop it stays out of the way. There's a little sliding cover on the bottom that switches off the power when you close it, but I'm leaving it on to see how long the 2 included AA batteries last. </p> <p>As if that wasn't enough, today I heard Cory Doctorow talking about it on his podcast. </p> <div class="youtube center"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" width="300" height="32"><param name="movie" value="http://trimem.com/player/player_mp3_maxi.swf" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="FlashVars" value="mp3=http://c0551292.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/XJVu.mp3&amp;showvolume=1" /></object><p><br /><a href="http://trimem.com/m/XJVu">http://trimem.com/m/XJVu</a></p></div> <p>I feel a strange sense of validation and comradely.</p> <p><strong>Update [2010-02-15 10:12:12]</strong> Cory Doctorow's full review it up at <a href="http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/15/logitech-anywhere-mo.html">Boing Boing</a></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/02/08/of-mice-and-men-logitech-anywhere-mouse">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> Logitech Anwhere MX

On episode 233 of Security Now they were talking about some fancy new Logitech mouse. I haven't really kept up with computer mice news since optical mice became affordable, but their enthusiasm caught my attention. Here's a clip

The coolest thing they mentioned was the free spinning scroll wheel. It's kind of expensive, but I spend enough time in front of a computer that it makes sense to invest in good gear. Amazon has it with Frustration-Free Packaging which means you don't have to deal with blister packs, and Al Gore will get a mysterious fuzzy feeling.

So I've been using it for about a week, and I have to say, it's pretty cool. The scroll wheel is my favorite part, but it has a few other things which are nice. It's wireless which I didn't realize, and normally I don't like. But the USB receiver is so small that you can leave it in your laptop it stays out of the way. There's a little sliding cover on the bottom that switches off the power when you close it, but I'm leaving it on to see how long the 2 included AA batteries last.

As if that wasn't enough, today I heard Cory Doctorow talking about it on his podcast.

I feel a strange sense of validation and comradely.

Update [2010-02-15 10:12:12] Cory Doctorow's full review it up at Boing Boing

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How do you fail at spelling McPheron? http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/01/06/how-do-you-fail-at-spelling-mcpheron Wed, 06 Jan 2010 17:23:31 +0000 Jason Blog 75@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p>Many people have failed to spell my last name correctly, but it had never been such a phonetic fail.</p> <div class="image_block"><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/McPhail.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/thumb_plugin/McPhail.jpg" alt="Last name spelling FAIL" title="McPhail" /></a></div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2010/01/06/how-do-you-fail-at-spelling-mcpheron">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> Many people have failed to spell my last name correctly, but it had never been such a phonetic fail.

Last name spelling FAIL
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Accidentally exposing my geekiness http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/12/16/accidentally-exposing-my-geekiness Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:11:18 +0000 Jason Blog 74@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p><a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/davidallen/">David Allen&#8217;s</a> latest column, <a href="http://www.dailybulletin.com/columnists/ci_14003422">Smiles were their umbrellas in parade</a>, is about the Pomona Christmas Parade. I&#8217;m quoted making a space-time-continuum joke. Sci-fi geek cred +1.</p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/12/16/accidentally-exposing-my-geekiness">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> David Allen’s latest column, Smiles were their umbrellas in parade, is about the Pomona Christmas Parade. I’m quoted making a space-time-continuum joke. Sci-fi geek cred +1.

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Headlines these days http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/11/21/headlines Sun, 22 Nov 2009 05:25:17 +0000 Jason Blog 73@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p>While <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/">The Huffington Post</a>'s headline does sound like it's accurate... it also seems wrong. You know... like it's something you're not just suppose to come out and say.</p> <div class="image_block"><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/huffpost.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/thumb_plugin/huffpost.png" alt="" title="" /></a></div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/11/21/headlines">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> While The Huffington Post's headline does sound like it's accurate... it also seems wrong. You know... like it's something you're not just suppose to come out and say.

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Cat hi-five lol http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/10/19/cat-hi-five-lol Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:22:05 +0000 Jason Oswald 72@http://www.onebigword.com/ <div class="youtube center"><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="480" height="386" id="utv806939" name="utv_n_600713"><param name="flashvars" value="loc=%2F&amp;autoplay=false&amp;vid=2309021" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/2309021" /><embed flashvars="loc=%2F&amp;autoplay=false&amp;vid=2309021" width="480" height="386" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" id="utv806939" name="utv_n_600713" src="http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/2309021" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" /></object></div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/10/19/cat-hi-five-lol">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> ]]> http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/10/19/cat-hi-five-lol#comments Last College Comic I could find http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/08/15/last-college-comic-i-could-find Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:55:37 +0000 Jason Blog College Comics 71@http://www.onebigword.com/ <p>Originally published on May 21st 1999 in the <a href="http://dailytitan.com/">Daily Titan</a>.</p> <div class="image_block"><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/college_comics/1999-05-21.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.onebigword.com/media/blogs/onebigword/college_comics/thumb_plugin/1999-05-21.gif" alt="" title="" /></a></div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.onebigword.com/index.php/2009/08/15/last-college-comic-i-could-find">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> Originally published on May 21st 1999 in the Daily Titan.

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