Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Method anchor: "Added to all this attention is the frisson of his sexuality and the hanging question -- hanging because Cooper refuses to address it -- of whether he is gay or not, which raises the possibility of his being America's first gay anchor."
“Possibility” indeed.

The Emmy Awards reviewed. By Troy Patterson - Slate Magazine

The Emmy Awards reviewed. By Troy Patterson - Slate Magazine: "Last night, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences colluded with NBC to bring us The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards, and the broadcast exceeded the widespread expectation that it would be tedious to the point of punishment. Things were looking dreary even before host Conan O'Brien had reared his ginger head: Near the end of the official preshow, summoned to dis the most egregious red-carpet fashion faux pas, Project Runway's Tim Gunn would only allow that the actresses Sandra Oh and Cheryl Hines had perhaps overaccessorized, missing a fine opportunity to suppose that Tyra Banks had borrowed her gown from an Atlantic City, N.J., production of Wicked. That's the kind of night it was; even the bitchery was on a short leash."

The winners of our Snakes on a Plane contest. By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine

The winners of our Snakes on a Plane contest. By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine: "And because no list of deliberately crass movie titles should be afraid of offending anyone, I must also mention Tim Weinmann's The Uplifting Retard and Joshua Weinstein's A Film About Black People (Made by Jewish People)."

PC World - AOL 9.0 Accused of Behaving Like Badware

PC World - AOL 9.0 Accused of Behaving Like Badware: "The report blasts the free version of AOL 9.0 because it 'interferes with computer use,' and because of the way it meddles with components such as the Internet Explorer browser and the Windows taskbar. The suite is also criticized for engaging in 'deceptive installation' and faulted because some components fail to uninstall."

Dance, Monkeys, Dance - Flash animation

Dance, Monkeys, Dance - Flash animation


Why we love the Pillsbury Bake-Off. By Sara Dickerman - Slate Magazine

Why we love the Pillsbury Bake-Off. By Sara Dickerman - Slate Magazine: "Among the finalists—each of whom had his or her recipe selected from tens of thousands of submissions—there is a truly diverse range of socially conservative white Americans. There's Sita, a kooky bank-teller-cum-silversmith; Sue, a former Deutsche Bank VP; and Richard, a lanky Kentucky man who's an avid clogger. He is so respected in his community that he and his wife are described by a neighbor as 'just like the Reagans.'"

Laptop Slides Into Bed in Love Triangle - New York Times

Laptop Slides Into Bed in Love Triangle - New York Times: "Dr. Enoch Choi, 36, and his wife, Tania, 33, who have been married 10 years, both take laptops to bed to write their blogs. %u201CI suppose I started the trend,%u2019%u2019 said Dr. Choi, a physician in Palo Alto, Calif. %u201CBut now my wife is just as much the nighty-night PowerBook key-banger, blogging away for her friends.%u201DMs. Choi, a computer interface designer, said she used to be offended by gadgets in the bedroom. %u201CI don%u2019t even have a TV in the room,%u201D she said. But now, %u201Cit%u2019s one of those weird modalities of intimacy I%u2019m just going to have to reconcile myself to.%u2019%u2019 She added:%u201CHonestly, if both of us are in there with the computer it%u2019s a good night. But if one of us wants to be left alone, we%u2019re in different places with our technology. If we want to be connected, then we both bring our technology into the bedroom.%u201D"

I try to live like a senior citizen. By Emily Yoffe - Slate Magazine

I try to live like a senior citizen. By Emily Yoffe - Slate Magazine: "'It's free!' Ann almost shrieks at me, holding out the bear. 'Look, it's adorable. It's musical. I've got great-grandchildren but I might keep it for myself.' "


more coolness in quicksilver

quicksilver example
You can add google cal events from quicksilver
– and it gets better. If your first search matches an address book contact and then hit a text-entry switch (. or '), the contact’s full name is entered for you!

flickr uploadLike others, I find that quicksilver is so well designed and so absolutely essential to my using a mac that I forget that it isn’t part of the OS. It is a thousand times more useful than any dashboard widget ever could be, and its visual feedback is as stunning as exposé.

It is also the fastest and easiest flickr uploader.

Of course not

Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible? | The Register.

This building is so ghetto

In the lobby this morning – amid some contractors polishing the brass on elevator doors – is the best sign I’ve seen yet from Century Tower. God I’ll be happy tomorrow to be out of here never to return!
We apoligize for the inconvenience of the approvements of your new residence.

fuck caps lock!

Our campaign mission is simple: to send a message to the computer industry to force it (by any means necessary) to retire the CAPS key. (I long ago remapped mine to ctrl, but the light still comes on – my generation of powerbooks have a stupid ADB keyboard, for which it's harder to kill the light.)


it's all done

living room
Originally uploaded by gay.goy.gourmet.
Scott and I are… homeowners now! Crazy! Here's our finished apartment the day after closing. We’re moving for real this Saturday.



  1. From slashdot, depressing news about crooked Diebold machines
  2. From NYT, depressing news about legal rights
  3. The Open Voting Consortium (not depressing)

More DRM

Apple's Copy Protection Isn't Just Bad For Consumers, It’s Bad For Business

htaccess and mod_rewrite notes

By default apache 1.3 httpd.conf obnoxiously disables directory-level configurations via htaccess files. First fix that then almost any rewrite has been done before by someone else and shared in modrewrite forums. Still, the best quote is at the top of the official documentation: “Despite the tons of examples and docs, mod_rewrite is voodoo. Damned cool voodoo, but still voodoo.”