Ringo.com Terms of Use

While reviewing an invitation from a client to create a Ringo profile, I decided to read their Terms of Use.

By posting Content to any public area of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Ringo an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

I think I’ll pass on this one.

Katie & Momo

Katie & Momo

Originally uploaded by 347.

We went to visit my sister over the weekend and sat on the sidelines of a soccer game of 5-year-olds. It was quite an event.

In traditional Texas fashion, the weather went from a balmy 94 on Friday evening to a windy 65 on Saturday morning. Fortunately, aunt nini was prepared with plenty of blankets and uncle duna made a breakfast-burrito run.

Have A Great Week!


P.S. This is my first Flickr image post. So far – WOW!

Apple Spotlight

I’m very happy to report that I had my first case of “Spotlight
Fever” today. I had saved a half-dozen screenshots a few weeks ago,
but for the life of me I couldn’t remember where I filed them.
Thanks to Spotlight, I was browsing all the screenshots in less than
3 seconds. I had already marked them as Deleted Items and ChronoSync
had moved them into the _deleteditems folder. I never would have
thought to look there.

Thanks, Apple!! Spotlight Rocks!!!

Rules for Living in Austin

1. First, it’s pronounced AWS-TUN. It doesn’t matter how they say it in
other places.

2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Austin has its own
set of traffic rules. There’s no book about them. All you can do is get
in your car and hope you survive to learn them.

3. All directions start with “Go down Mopac…’cause you don’t want to
get on 35.”

4. Burnet, Braker, and Lamar have no beginning and no end.

5. It is impossible to go around a block and wind up on the same street
that you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls this a “scenic

6. The 8:00 a.m. rush hour is from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The 5:00 p.m. rush hours
is from 3:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Friday’s rush hour starts on Thursday morning.

7. If you actually stop at a yellow light, then you cannot be from
Austin. You may only apply your brakes when the end of a yellow light
and the beginning of the red light create a “burnt-orange” hue.

8. If you like being an individual, don’t even think of working for
Dell. You’ll be branded like a cattle and made to walk all over town
with your “Dell tag” around your neck or clipped on to your belt loop.
98% of the people within a 200 mile radius work for Dell. When someone
says “Michael Dell”, Dell employees are trained to face Round Rock, hit
their knees, put their face to the ground, weep, and rock back and

9. Just remember that Mopac IS Loop 1; Capital of Texas Hwy IS 360; and
183 IS Research, Anderson, Ed Bluestein, and Old Bastrop Hwy; 2222
(pronounced =93twenty-two, twenty-two=94) IS Northland or Allendale or Koenig.
Don’t try to figure it out. Just accept it. If you question the intelligence
behind this naming convention, people will simply tilt their heads to the
right and stare at you.

10. If moisture is determined to be rain, not sweat, all traffic must
immediately cease. Ditto for daylight savings time, girl applying
eye-shadow across the street, or a flat tire 3 lanes over.

11. DO NOT attempt to access any road after an apocalyptic event like
snow or SXSW (South by Southwest Music Convention). Construction on I-35
is a way of life, and a permanent form of entertainment. Get used to it!

12. Attn: All telephone solicitors. DO NOT correct my pronunciation when
I say I live in Manchaca, TX. It’s pronounced MAN shack (just like a man
living in shack). Also realize that the city of MANshack is in Hays and
Travis Counties and there is also a very long street in Austin named

13. Burnet Road is pronounced BURN-it, not Bur-NET. Koenig Lane is
pronounced KAE-nig, not KOE-nig. The old airport (Robert Mueller) is
pronounced Robert Miller and is on Airport Boulevard. The new airport
(Austin Bergstrom) is no where near Airport Boulevard. It’s in the city
of Del Valle pronounced Del Valley!!

14. Keep in mind that the sloppily dressed “hippie” in sandals and
earrings is probably the latest IPO millionaire around here.

15. Stay away from the Congress Bridge at sundown if you do not like the
thought of being in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. (Largest Mexican Free
Tail Bat Population in the U.S.)

16. And, yes, we all know that’s a man in a thong teddy and a tiara on
Congress. It’s Leslie, and he probably makes more money than you do.
(Surely you have a homeless celebrity drag queen where you live, too.

OS X 10.4 Tiger: First Complaint

Ok, outside of Tiger being a bit flaky, it’s not too bad. The
initial crashes are gone, my machine is fairly responsive, and they
FINALLY did some much-needed tweaking to Mail. BUT, I have to vent
for just a sec on something. WHY OH WHY MUST APPLE CHANGE
SHORTCUTS!! First, it was Safari. They changed the command for View
Source – something I do a few dozen times a day. Then, I go into
Preview and there is no longer a shortcut for Export. These are just
the basic tasks that we all do every day.