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Entries from August 2006

Radiodread – Let Down

August 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered what a reggae version of Radiohead’s “Let Down” would sound like? Surprisingly, not bad!

Tags: Music

Starbucks retracts their free iced coffee offer

August 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Today Starbucks withdrew their offer for free iced coffee. The offer was ridiculously generous:

“Stop by your neighborhood Starbucks Coffee between noon and 9 pm for a complimentary iced grande beverage. One Grande beverage per person per visit with this email. Please print and present this email to your Starbucks Barista…Expires September 30, 2006. Barista, please use discount code 113.”

That’s free iced coffee every day for over a month at any location. In San Francisco we have something like 300 Starbucks (OK, I exaggerate – it’s only 112), so I could have gotten an unlimited supply of iced coffees for the next month.

According to the article,

In a statement, Starbucks said the offer “has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks’ control.”

That redistribution included me. The PDF coupon was emailed to just about everybody in my office and I expect that my office wasn’t the only one sending this thing around. For the record, I got my free iced coffee yesterday at my local Starbucks in San Francisco.

Definitely a candidate for the next edition of Business 2.0’s Dumbest Moments in Business.

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Tags: Funny · Random

Flickr’s new Geotagging Service

August 29th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m loving Flickr’s new geotagging service. And apparently a lot of other people love it too. According to Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, 1.2 million photos were geotagged in the first 24 hours. Click here to see my geotagged photos. Click on the pink dots to see the photos.

Tags: Flickr

2006 Emmy Awards – Opening Sequence

August 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Conan O’Brian visits the sets of popular TV shows. My personal favorite: Conan – screenname conebone69 – caught entering a house on another edition of DateLine NBC’s “To Catch a Predator”.

Tags: Funny · Television · Video

More fun with Zooomr portals – tour of SF

August 25th, 2006 · No Comments

First, click here or click on the photo shown below. This will take you to Zooomr. Then place your mouse over the photo to find the portals. They appear as rectangular outlines overlaid on the photo. It will take a few seconds for the portal to appear as an image within an image. Clicking on the portal will give you a more detailed view. Do this again on the next photo. Eventually you will get to close-up detail on several San Francisco landmarks such as Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, and Alcatraz.


It appears that Zooomr portals does not work with Internet Explorer. It works best with Firefox.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge Hosted on Zooomr

Tags: My Photos · San Francisco · Zooomr