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2008 Presidential Election

by eric on November 3rd, 2008 in: Other Stuff

I’m more invested in this Presidential election than I’ve ever been. It’s the first time I’ve felt strongly enough to donate and volunteer for a campaign and the first time in years I’ve believed good changes might actually be coming for America.

For months, I’ve subjected my lovely wife to countless hours of MSNBC, CNN, and The Daily Show. Like an addict, I jones for the latest political news from the moment I wake up, and have even had political nightmares, waking up in a cold sweat.

If you haven’t voted, and you’re here in America, tomorrow’s the big day, so get off your duff and exercise your rights, dang it.

Not sure what I’ll do once the election’s over, but in the meantime, I’ll post a geeky widget because, well, that’s what geek news junkies do, right? [widget removed 11/06 - see MSNBC for full details]

Final Electoral Results: Barack Obama 364/173 John McCain

P.S. Watch Rachel Maddow. She’s darling, goofy, and wicked smart.

P.S.S. If you’re having trouble deciding who you should vote for, I believe the correct answer is Barack Obama! :)

Redesigning sewmyheadon.com

by eric on August 14th, 2008 in: Other StuffWeb Design

Just launched the spiffy new and somewhat Gothic custom design for sewmyheadon.com and I’m tickled silly.

I had several goals for the redesign including:

  1. overhauling the imagery to better represent me and the site ‘brand’
  2. making the site easier to read by using larger/more attractive fonts and better spacing
  3. using an elastic layout that works better with different monitor resolutions, and
  4. incorporate some new features like the last.fm links in the footer (more to come).

You might ask, “What the heck does ‘sewmyheadon’ have to do with web design, Linux, Open Source, and WordPress?”  Then again, you may not. :)

If you get a chance, please click around, let me know what you think, and if you encounter any errors.

DreamHost Downtime

by eric on July 18th, 2008 in: Other Stuff

My wife and I have two DreamHost accounts that we’re closing because of miserable downtime and no uptime guarantees. Read more…

Batman vs. Oliver

by eric on March 2nd, 2008 in: Other Stuff

Couldn’t help posting this video of our cat, Oliver, and doggie, Batman, boxing.

View the video without the annoying transparency.

Driving Traffic with Creative Cartoons

by eric on July 27th, 2007 in: Other StuffWordPress

My Caricature

Cartoony Me

Last weekend at WordCamp 2007, I met Dr. David Klein from San Diego Chiropractic, who had a very creative and entertaining idea for attracting visitors and links to his website.
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