Throughout the nearly four years of this blog’s existence, the Akismet plugin has consistently kept C&B free of comment spam. As I understand it, what Akismet does with my blog comments is pretty much the same thing that spam filters do with your email inbox. There is one difference, though, at least in my experience. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Google
Prepare to (not) be shocked: apartment hunting sucks. I am currently undergoing my semi-yearly reminder of this universal truth, and it never seems to get any less sucky. Either that, or I just get older and crankier.
At least the Google Maps “Street View” feature has got my back. Check it out – this photo of an apartment building was on the Craigslist ad for a vacant unit: Continue reading
The tepid reaction to Facebook’s upcoming implementation of usernames has been amusing. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve been as big a Facebook addict as nearly anyone, but there is something cynically satisfying about seeing a web power player make … Continue reading
Clicking through Google Earth the other day I stumbled across 360 Cities’s layer of panoramic photos. The one of the Bradbury Building (perhaps my favorite historic site in L.A.) was taken by a photographer whose name rang a distant bell… Continue reading
- I am a compulsive copy editor, and a remorseless grammar nazi (in case you hadn’t noticed).
- I am geeky enough to use HTML markup when posting things on community web sites. In case you still hadn’t noticed.
- I’m seriously considering getting a bicycle to use for getting around town, in order to both save money on gas and get more exercise. The only drawback I foresee is the increased chance of severe injury due to LA’s shortage of bike lanes and surplus of reckless drivers.
- I’m discouraged at having already written this much and only being on #4.