31 January 2011

Hipstamatic - Warsaw

The last stop on my recent business trip was to Warsaw, Poland. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon, so I had Saturday night and all day Sunday to walk around.

30 January 2011

Hipstamatic - Bratislava

The second stop on my recent business trip was Bratislava, Slovakia.

29 January 2011

Hipstamatic - Prague

I recently returned from a business trip to Prague, Bratislava, and Warsaw.  This was my fourth trip to Prague and Bratislava and my third to Warsaw.  While the trip was mostly for business, I still had an opportunity to get out some for a little sightseeing.  

In the past, I carried around my Canon PowerShot to snap pictures during these trips.  This time around, I decided I was going to make my iPhone my camera of choice and snapped shots using the Hipstamatic app.

21 January 2011

The trip so far...

I've been traveling this past week and my initial plan was to continue blogging while I was away from home.  Obviously, that hasn't happened.

17 January 2011

Got MiLK?

Happy MiLK Day, everybody!

Make sure you drink some chocolate MiLK today.

15 January 2011

The iPad Test

I'll be traveling for work over the course of the next couple weeks, so I'm going to attempt making posts along the way using the iPad. As with most things iPad-ish, not everything works the same when using the version of Safari that's loaded onto the thing as when using the version that's loaded onto my laptop.

I'll say one thing, though. It'll be interesting to see what autocorrected words I might not catch before publishing new entries.

Mmmm... Melting Zombie Head Cake

Check out the whole process here.

Mmmm... Braiiiiinsssss

13 January 2011

Zoltor the Fortune Teller

For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the fortune teller machines you see sometimes in arcades.  I think the last one I remember seeing in operation was in the entry lobby to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA.  Come to think of it...  I might still have the fortune card from that visit somewhere...

12 January 2011

Randy little goat, ain't he?

Spotted this over at Retrogasm.  Thought it might be the "Devil in Lace" that's mentioned on the cover, but I can't find any info on it.

Creepy Clown

11 January 2011

Spies Like Them

The truly sad thing about this video is that there really are people out there like this.

10 January 2011


Picture by Reverend Byrd.

It was a dark and stormy night.  (But isn't it always?)  As the lightning flashed, I could see the cat slinking on her belly across the floor trying to find someplace to hide from the inevitable crash of thunder she knew was coming. 

09 January 2011

File these under WTF?

Stair Dismount

Stair Dismount is a fun little application for the iPhone and iPad created by Secret Exit.  The premise of the game is that you have a virtual character, Mr. Dismount, who you can push off various high places - stairs, cliffs, ski lifts, airplanes.  As he falls and bounces off outcroppings, you rack up points by the number of fractured bones he receives and how many times he somersaults through the air.  Each bounce comes with a rather satisfying crunching sound.

08 January 2011


There is a camera application you can buy for the iPhone called "Hipstamatic" which allows you to take photos which have a vintage feel to them.  There are several different lenses, films, and flashes available for purchase (all worth it, in my opinion) each of which produces a different effect on the photo.

I'm sure I'll be posting several of the photos I take using this application over the course of this blog.

The caption says it all...

Just what the world needs...

... another blog from another person who thinks they're a writer, right?

Well, I'm not going to make any claims to being a great writer or claim that my pen is mightier than the sword.  I readily admit to being a poor speller (albeit one who actually knows how to use a spell checker).  My grammar isn't the best, but I try.  At least I know the difference between "there", "their", and "they're" and when to use the correct form.  As for proper punctuation and sentence form... I can get into a bit of trouble on this front, but I know that you're supposed to put two spaces after a period, so my paragraphs should be a little easier to read than those of some folks.