I'm one of those guys in the swanky condo promo videos

This has been online for over a year, but I figured that since photos of me are so popular on the internet I’d share this video with you as well: I was featured in the background of a promo video for the SOMA Grand Lifestyle condos. You have to follow this link and fast forward […]

Make mailto: links open in gmail in Google Chrome browser (Windows XP & Vista)

I’ve been rocking Google’s new web browser Chrome for the last few days and really like it. Browsing craigslist and clicking on email mailto: links I realized there isn’t an obvious way to force these links to open a gmail window in Chrome. Most Windows systems will have the default mailto handler set as Outlook […]

Beijing Beef vs Orange Chicken on Olympic opening day and free wifi at Houston airport

En route from Belize City I decided to honor the start of the 2008 Olympic Games by taking the Panda Express challenge. A sign in Houston’s George Bush Intercontintal Airport posed the question: “Which is better, Beijing Beef or Orange Chicken”. After trying both, I give the gold medal to Orange Chicken with Beijing Beef […]

Flight of the Conchords + Google

I woke up this morning to check my email and found a very exciting update from Google. I’ll be attending Google I/O, which I was already very excited about. Google arranged for my favorite band to entertain at the reception after the first day: Flight of the Conchords. How the Conchords could fit this into […]

List pages in wordpress into a PHP Array

Update: Thanks to Joost in the comments for suggesting the use of get_pages() to accomplish the same thing as what I posted below. He posted the example: $pages = get_pages(‘child_of’ => [[THE PARENT ID]], ’sort_order’ => ‘ASC’); foreach ($pages as $page) { // Do your thang } This seems much better than what I had […]

World Trip 2008

I’m currently on a 5 month trip around the world with my girlfriend Lisa. I’ve finally found enough time to update this blog to point to my trip blog mostexcellentjourney.com. Its got a map of where we’ve been, notes from each place we’ve visited and photos. You can also get the RSS feed or get […]

Buxfer – customer service that can read your mind

Update: Buxfer has ceased to operate reliably – venmo is a great replacement. I use buxfer to keep track of expenses among friends, it had really streamlined paying for trips and meals and cut down on the confusion. I use it almost daily. Recently, I attempted to add a new group to share expenses among […]

Automatic wordpress backups to Amazon S3

I use wordpress for many sites, and its really important for me to be able to automatically perform nightly backups of not just the database, but all files including uploads, themes, plugins and the basic wordpress files. I need the ability to revert any file back to a previous version. I found a variety of […]