The Cart Blog

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What’s with dictators and bouffants?

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 5:44 pm

Here’s China’s Hu Jintao:

Hu Jintao

Here’s  North Korea’s Kim Jong Il:

Kim Jong Il

and finally, here’s VietNam’s own Nguyen Tan Dung

Nguyen Tan Dung

Oh sure, they’re murderous sociopaths – but will you look at that hair!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Buy a domain name today!

Filed under: Domains,Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 4:16 am

Good ones are scarcer than you think.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Merlin Mann’s Tactical Internet Pants

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 8:15 pm

Quite funny – watch the video.  As an aside,  Merlin Mann seems incapable of creating anything that is not brilliant.  I first heard about Merlin when I was scribbling some notes and putting them in my pocket, which a colleague of mine called a variant of the hipster PDA.  I’ve been a big fan ever since.

Why you REALLY NEED to moderate reviews on your cart

Filed under: Fun,Social Networking — thatsoftwareguy @ 6:40 am

Because if you don’t, you’ll get reviews like this one. Hat tip to software guy Andrew Duffy for finding this and discussing it in his insightful blog post, Amazon – a case study in abusive social networking.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finally – SEOs who tell it like it is

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 3:25 am

Check out the Uber SEOs – they’re straight shooters. Sample writing:

Uber SEO Company has entered into a search engine marketing agreement with Google. In the event of full disclosure we must disclose the agreement is the Adwords TOS.

These boys are very creative. Good job, fellas! :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Weekend break: agape, Merlin, musclemen

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 9:19 am

Friday, February 15, 2008

That Software Guy introduces The Sound of Young America

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 9:24 pm

Here I am, introducing  Jesse Thorn, “America’s Radio Sweetheart,” on The Sound of Young America. It’s great to be an American.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Starbucks frees up WiFi

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 5:40 am

Who says whining doesn’t pay? Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz just announced that the coffee king will be offering free wifi to Starbucks cardholders. Coffee and wifi … these are a few of my favorite things. See you at Starbucks! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Weekend break: money for nothing, Woody’s typeface, rodeo monkey

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 10:20 am

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Explaining art to dorks

Filed under: Fun — thatsoftwareguy @ 11:09 pm

As a long time fine-art hound and a life-long dork, you cannot imagine how thrilling it was for me to see my two passions conflated in this Flickr exhibit of fine art.

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