Friday, April 29, 2011

Obvious Sentiment of the Day

Florida is very tropical. Quite different from California in this respect. California is palm trees, desert, and rattle snakes. Florida is palm trees, marshes, and alligators.

How are they similar, besides palm trees? A big one: Orlando and Orange County should declare themselves separated at birth. Two warm, Republican places in which countless acres of orange groves were sacrificed for 1. theme parks and 2. planned communities.

Miami Beach is pretty great - it's a grittier but prettier Santa Monica.

I don't know what Tampa is, but I enjoyed a Rays game. Gave me Kingdome flashbacks, though Tropicana Field is a far better, more intimate dome. Probably about as good as dome/AstroTurf baseball can get. Not competitive with any of the new parks but not a terrible experience either. I saw the construction in Miami of the Marlins' new joint. Tampa folks must be jealous.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Going to Florida Next Week

Trying to determine what is better about Florida than California. There's gotta be stuff, but I haven't come up with anything yet. Not weather, not universities, not food, not beer, not wine, not sports teams. That's most of what I care about in this world. I suppose it's competitive in lunacy and intrigue. After all, the game is Germany or Florida?, not Germany or California?. I'll look out for that.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One fun thing

One fun thing about (barely!) bringing this blog back to life is looking at site traffic. I get a little stipend from work, so I run ads too. Fascinating that the ads on search actually kinda work. Six people clicked already!

I've also learned that a majority of you use IE. Go Chrome. It's better.*

* I refuse to annotate this endorsement despite the FTC guidelines' mandate to contextualize blogger testimonials. Enjoy your unconstitutional guidelines while you can, FTC. Boo.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just like that

We have a new domain: thatisnewstome.com. Very easy to buy a custom domain, it turns out.

Read a Real Blog

By the way, check out a real blog, The Red Humor. It's beautifully written by a friend of mine. I expect a book deal shortly.

Back From the Dead! (kinda)

I see Tom has long given up on blogging here, and I don't blame him. I haven't been active here in 7 years. But I thought I'd at least repost some items I do share via Twitter and Reader, with the occasional real blog post thrown in. I'd also like to use this page to test some of our ads and analytics products from a user perspective.

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