Jul 12
The 10 People You’ll Meet On Facebook
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If you’re on the internet, which you are, by the way, you’ve probably got a profile on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LiveJournal, Craigs List or all of the above, enjoying the company of hundreds of friends who you know will never ask to borrow your car.

Unfortunately, people from your past are looking for you. People you had hoped would stay forgotten. And your internet listing has made it very easy for them to find you.

They are…

#10. The Traveller

What They’ll Say:

Hi there! Long time no see! Just over here in Liverpool and killing time before the Premier League match – downing a few pints, you know? – and spotted you on the internet. I might have found you earlier, but there’s no internet in South America (at least, not worth using ;) and the net cafes were too expensive in Japan.

I’m moving around a fair bit at the moment, so here’s a link to my travel blog so you can keep track of where I am. Be sure to take a look at the pics I took while trekking in Nepal. It’s an amazing place. Have you been? How’s it going? Drop us a line.

What They’ll Really Mean:

Look at how many countries I’ve been to. I’m better than you.

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Jul 11
10 Beers You Must Drink This Summer
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I want you all to look at this column as a summer reading list. These are the 10 beers you must drink this summer. Some of these beers you are probably very familiar with, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for example. Think back when is the last time you had an ice cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on a 90 degree day? This is all about rediscovering some classics and finding new favorites.

There are a ton of other great beers out there to beat the heat. Alaskan Summer Ale and Yuengling Lager come to mind. That being said I am trying to make sure these beers have a wider distribution so that all reading this column can enjoy.

10 Beers You Must Drink This Summer Victory Prima Pils

Victory Prima Pils

10. Victory Prima Pils – The perfect BBQ beer. This beer has the body and flowery aroma of a pilsner but is one of the hoppiest pilsners on the market. This allows Prima Pils to stand up to the spiciness of peppery BBQ’ed meat coming off of your grill. Prima Pils also has a great sparkling carbonation that not only is refreshing but will cleanse the pallete of thick BBQ sauces and pasta/potato salads.

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Jan 13
The Apple Omen
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So I’ve had the same 17inch HP laptop for going on 5 years now.  It’s been a solid piece of machinery but is well past its expiration date.  I’ve been debating on switching to a mac this past year.  Thing is, the thought of paying the premium price for the same (or usually less) hardware simply because it’s so damn pretty always felt like a kick in the balls.  Problem is I was hacking away on my sister’s macbook while we were in FLorida for a few days and fell in love with it.

So after 365 days of mental masturbation over this laptop purchase, I make my way to Best Buy.  It is now time to pull the trigger and I want to be ABSOLUTLEY certain that I shoudn’t stick with Windows.  Hell, Windows has been with me my whole life, do I really want to jump ship?

So I enter Best Buy and head down the main hallway.  Dead ahead is the PC/laptop area, with the Apple display off to the right.  As I hit the PC section, I get hit with a sign from God.

I stop just long enough to snap this shot with my phone and immediately head to the mac display with a new found confidence  about my decision.

*This post has been written on my  new aluminum macbook and I couldn’t be happier with the choice.

Nov 14
President Bush Throws Up The Shocker
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I guess when you’re getting fired soon you dont care WHAT the hell you do.  And if you’re President Bush, that includes flashing the shocker with a bunch of your staff.  We found this directly on the White House website, so yeah it’s definitely real.

Link for the non-believers

President Bush Throws Up The Shocker
Apr 7
The Dirty Secrets Of Facebook
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It seems as if one of the requirements for being in college is publishing your entire life’s details on Facebook. That guy Jenny met for a brief five minutes at the party last weekend, your partner on a class paper, even your local bartender. If you’ve been around them in life, chances are you’ve looked them up. But do you know the origins of Facebook? How exactly did Mark Zuckerberg come up with the idea? The answer might not be what you think.

The base of the idea for Facebook was thought of on October 28th, 2003. It was a Tuesday night and Zuckerberg was sitting at his computer, apparently drunk, writing in his blog. He was looking at various students photos posted on the schools network, amazed at just how ugly some of the kids at Harvard were.

I’m a little intoxicated, not gonna lie. So what if it’s not even 10pm and it’s a Tuesday night? What? The Kirkland facebook is open on my computer desktop and some of these people have pretty horrendous facebook pics. I almost want to put some of these faces next to pictures of farm animals and have people vote on which is more attractive. It’s not such a great idea and probably not even funny, but Billy comes up with the idea of comparing two people from the facebook, and only sometimes putting a farm animal in there. Good call Mr. Olson! I think he’s onto something.

Dirty Secrets of FacebookSo amazed at this fact, he wanted to compare all the students to farm animals. Thats right. The very social network you’re a part of was originally rooted in an application to compare you to a horses ass. From here Zuckerberg proceeded to scan and download every publicly available student photo from the network to begin coding his application.

Eventually, this application would evolve into something called ‘FaceMatch’. This program would put two peoples pictures side by side, and let you click on which one was more attractive. It would then aggregate all the data and rank each person from most attractive to least attractive.

This application got Zuckerberg in a bit of hot water with the administration at Harvard. In the eyes of Harvard, Zuckerberg didnt have legal permission to use everyones photos. Since Harvard’s network was technically private, the ‘Ad Board’ at Harvard did the next worst thing to being expelled.

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