Apple Touch Icons

Evan Davis Apple Touch Icon

While updating the design of my site evandavis.org I noticed that some other sites had links to an icon that made reference to Apple: <link rel=”apple-touch-icon” href=”/custom_icon.png”> Looking into it I discovered that Apple uses them to generate chicklets on iPhone, iPad and Mac products. I also found a few other services that use them…

Bing!

Microsoft is the king of second rate inventiveness. By throwing money at creating something inventive and new they quite often create something almost as good as some other genius with no money. Let’s look at some of the failures: Windows Whether it be 95, 98, ME, XP, NT or 2000, the Windows Operating System has…

The Big Carl

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Ok, this one’s a bit old, but I saw it again the other day and remembered how awesome it was. For years McDonald’s has been advertizing the Big Mac like it was the epitome of the burger world. My favorite is Jack in the Box’s Ultimate Cheeseburger. Lisa’s is the Whopper. I always see a…

Savvy?

Background: Safeway had a program to donate to schools. From September 10th to October 17th, 2009 schools can collect receipts from Safeway with Back to School written at the bottom. These can be redeemed at 10% of their gross value. So collect $3000 in receipts and Safeway will reimburse the school for $300. Woo Hoo!…

Ben Knaupp – Lawyer Hillsboro, OR

In my time networking here in Beaverton I have met a rather nice fellow who does law for the Hillsboro, Portland Beaverton area. He commissioned me to create a website for him and I thought it might be worth mentioning. Take a look at Ben Knaupp, the lawyer‘s website and if you have any law…

Consumer Lesson #5

Don’t always believe what you hear. Lisa was watching TV and saw a commercial that claimed that kids were 20% more attentive when they eat this breakfast as opposed to no breakfast. This prompted her to ask me "What if they had a donut? How does that score?" She had a point, as she often…

I like EVE online.

I’ve been playing an online game. I never saw the appeal of MMORPGs before. For one they were all first person shooters, third person shooters or text based. The major appeal for most people was that it was a game that included the social element that most computer games lacked. I, on the other hand,…

Jupiter and all it’s glory.

Celestron Computerized Reflector Telescope

I went outside to enjoy a bit of cool air and looked up to see if I could see anything in the sky. I was sure I wouldn’t see much, being in the suburbs and all, but I was surprised to see a planet. It was bright. Must be Venus. No, wait…it’s too far away…

Monty Python Arguments

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I love these guys. Way back when YouTube had just started people all over were posting their bits and humor without permission. Not that this has stopped most people on YouTube, but it got them to thinking. Why can’t they? Because these people do not have permission. “For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping…

Bergenost Cheese!

I was wandering through Cosco a couple of months ago and did something I rarely do. I accepted a sample. Normally I pass them up grumbling about the traffic problems they cause, but this time they had something that greatly appeals to me: cheese. There was a local Dairy displaying their line of cheeses and…