My fitbit review

I ordered a fitbit a long time ago, and they finally shipped a few weeks back to their first customers, including me. My capsule thoughts on the pros and cons of this thing Pro: Keeps track of actual times I exercised and walked around, with more info than a “steps this day” thing Uploaded data to their website wirelessly so I didn’t have to remember to check and record each day how much I did Pretty graphs on the website Cons: Tiny and easy to lose about 10 days after you pay $99 for it. Sigh. Don’t know if it’s worth spending another $99 to get a second one. -Keith

Proposition 8, and what to do

Although it’s two months since the November 2008 election that passed Proposition 8 in California, it’s still rather big news, or at least it still makes the news with fair regularity. It’s roiled a couple mailing lists I’m on, still has public protests, sparked complains about the influence of the Mormon church ( and out of state residents contributions to a California initiative ), and has led to the creation of a number of websites which display and track the donations to the pro Proposition 8 folks. For example, yesterday I heard about www.eightmaps.com, which shows the amounts and addresses on a Google map of everyone who donated to the Yes on 8 campaign. So, when I found the site, I was of course curious which, if any, of my...

Amazingly, I got polled for my opinion on

local, Santa Clara City Council elections and who I’d be voting for. Other than an initial “Do you work for a radio or television station?” ( which, by the way, who cares considering the questions they then asked ), it was basically “Who do you expect to vote for in this city council seat: Seat 3: Will or Mario or Mary, Seat 4: Kevin, Seat 6: Jamie or Brian, Seat 7: Jamie or Ciaran or Chuck? ( City Clerk & Police Chief weren’t in the poll, although both Rod and Steve are running unopposed ) And, I’m not going to tell you who I answered, other than to say “Kevin” for seat 4 since he was the only choice in their survey ( apparently, Karen as a write-in doesn’t rate as poll-worthy ). They also asked two...

I got interviewed on the “radio”!

As many of you know, I’m spending stupid amounts of time on one of my gag websites, Penis Reduction Pills I started it last year partly to learn how to use a new web content system ( Joomla ), which we wanted to put up for Loretta’s tv show site, and I also thought that I could have fun with a somewhat extended joke, as well as play around with stuff like internet advertising and “marketing”, which I have no real exposure to in my day to day life. One cool thing is that every once in a while folks contact me and really get the joke, and want to share it themselves with folks. I’ve had people email me and say that they saw my ad somewhere, and want to write about it on their blog, or they just link to me in a post on their site. And,...

Another product that should exist, and now does!

A couple of us were talking the other day at lunch over a predicament another friend found himself in, after an evening of drinking and heading home with a new girl he’d met at the bar.  The next morning was, well, somewhat uncomfortable. So, to address this, we thought of a product that should exist, and probably does, but we’re too lazy to google and find it so we made it up ourselves.  Yours for...