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Hyperbole and a Half


Hyperbole and a Half is a wonderful blog about a woman recounting her childhood from her perspective at the time. It is wonderfully written and HILARIOUS. Every story I’ve read thus far had me in stitches.

It’s a fun read for anyone—inspiring heavy bouts of nostalgia from my own childhood. It’s especially fun for me now that I’m a parent and am re-experiencing a lot of this from the “other side.”

My two favorite stories so far: The Scariest Story and The God of Cake

Great find, Joe!


April 4, 2011 Posted by | Humor | , , , | Comments Off on Hyperbole and a Half

Twitter Plugin for Pidgin

Twitter for Pidgin

Twitter evolved from being an SMS mailing list to an ubiquitous, constantly evolving social network platform.  Some use it as a microblog, summing up a day’s or hour’s (or minute’s even) experience in 140 characters. Some use it as an easy way to update your Facebook Status. I see it as a never-ending conversation with “hundreds of your closest friends.”

With the microblog-purple project at, you can now install a Twitter plugin for Pidgin and/or Adium.  I’ve been using the Pidgin plugin for 10 minutes and I already love it. It really feeds the “conversational” mental model I have of Twitter.

The plugin provides all of your basic Twitter interface needs (e.g. replying, retweeting, favorite-ing) but what’s noticeably missing is a “direct message” link and the ability to view direct messages sent to you.  The former is easily circumvented by just using the normal Twitter convention of prefixing a “d” before a username, but the latter doesn’t seem to have any workable solution.

All in all, though, I’m sold on this plugin (until the next best thing comes along).

via microblog-purple via Google Code

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software, Windows | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WordPress App for iPhone

The free WordPress application for the iPhone is all sorts of handy. I just wrote this entire post, screenshot and all, from my iPhone.

Only caveats so far are the inability to do URL links and lack of control over placement of inline images.


July 22, 2008 Posted by | Mac, Software | , , | Comments Off on WordPress App for iPhone