October 29th, 2009
Random 60: What is your favorite music genre?
Special guest Jeff Johns, a friend and fellow Viddler team member, has a particular taste in music so I put him on the spot to name his favorite music genre.
My favorite music genre would have to be Rock.
What is your favorite music genre? Let us know in the comments!
October 28th, 2009
Random 60: TXT or call?
Which would you prefer? Do you like getting text messages or would you rather someone give you a call and have a conversation about what they want? Are you like me and you’d like phone calls from family and friends for conversation but would rather a simple TXT message or email for business communications?
Let me know in the comments!
October 27th, 2009
Random 60: I love leftovers.
One of my favorite foods is leftovers. Pretty much anything that is leftover from the night before will do – but certain foods stand out. Some, in fact, seem to be even better the next day than they are on the first day. Soups, Mac & Cheese, Pizza, Brownies, just to name a few.
What are your favorite leftovers?
October 21st, 2009
This is my blog and I can post as many ‘hey my cat is cute and is sleeping’ videos that I want to, b’okay?
October 21st, 2009
Part reason to play with 15 second videos again, part quick way to document that my office is clean at the moment, here is a 15 second video tour of my cleaned up office!
October 15th, 2009
Welcome to Random 60 season 2! Sorta. Today we have a special guest, Kyle Slattery, who is a friend and fellow Viddler team member. Today’s topic, haircuts.
I just got my haircut and I usually just tell the lady at the hair place to cut as much off as she’d like to. What do you do? How often do you get your haircut? Answer in the comments!
October 12th, 2009
When Eliza and I were hunting for good photos and videos of what the rooms looked like aboard the Carnival Miracle for our vacation we really couldn’t find what we were looking for. Sure, there were some photos but many of them weren’t very good. The ones that were good didn’t really provide any depth or give you a sense of the space inside the room.
So we decided to create a super simple video tour of our suite 4235 aboard the Carnival Miracle cruise ship so that others that searched for such things would find what they were looking for.
If you end up getting this suite, be sure to leave a comment about how you enjoyed your stay in the comments below.
June 12th, 2009
: Interesting facts about water | Favorite on Viddler
Something a little, different – or maybe random – for today’s Random 60. I saw this interesting facts about water list and I figured I’d share my favorites for no other reason than because I think water is awesome.
Are you a fan of water?
May 22nd, 2009
Random 60: Can’t wait. on Viddler.
Wait, are you saying that you can not wait? Or, are you saying that you’d rather not wait? See, there’s a difference. But – even though I don’t like the phrase “I can’t wait” I don’t see any alternative that won’t peg you as being a geek or nerd.
It is one of those odd sayings that, it seems, everyone uses even though it is technically incorrect. Sure, it is sarcasm at its best – but it doesn’t make sense at all to say “I can’t wait to eat lunch.”. Well, yes, you can. And you know what? You probably will.
I know I know, I’m being overly analytical. It is my job as a dork. But, since I can’t come up with any suggestions to replace the phrase – I suppose I’ll just have to live with it. But, I can’t wait until someone comes up with something better.
May 8th, 2009
Random 60: Watch those calories! | Favorite on Viddler.
Whether you are dieting or not it is always good practice to make sure you watch what you’re taking in. Calories can creep up on you. There are more calories in everyday food than most people would guess. In today’s Random 60 I use the extreme example of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to make a point – that there is a crap load of calories in most food you’d pick up off of the shelf and whoof down before even looking at the nutrition information.
Here are some sites that will either help you track what you’re eating, or generally enlighten you as to how many calories are in some everyday foods.
- If you have an iPhone, try Lose It. It is an application that can help you track your food intake day-to-day.
- If you’re hungry, do not click this link. This Is Why You’re Fat is a Web site that shows you delicious food (read: not food that is generally a good idea to look at if you’re trying to lose weight).
- SugarStacks is a Web site that shows you the number of sugar cubes found in every day foods. Neat idea.
Have you ever been surprised by the number of calories in food compared to the number of calories you thought was in that food? And, do you know any good resources to add to this list?
April 27th, 2009
Random 60: Back up your computer, right now. | Favorite on Viddler.
Chris recently had a complete hard drive failure. Fortunately for him most of his data, since he is a Web site developer, was “on the Web” somewhere. Everything else he had backed up on an external hard drive.
Consider this a friendly reminder from Random 60 to back up your computer today.
April 23rd, 2009
Random 60: What can save newspapers? | Favorite on Viddler.
Can anything save newspapers? Today I’m joined by Rob and Bernie, two of my coworkers, and we all have simple ideas that may help save the newspapers for us. For Rob he thought he needed to see more talk about technology in his local newspaper. Bernie said the main reason he gets the newspaper, like so many others, is to help his family save money using coupons. For me, I’d much rather an online solution by giving my local news on my phone or with alerts.
What would save newspapers for you? Would you subscribe to them in paper form or online?
April 17th, 2009
Random 60: Stop complaining! | Favorite on Viddler.
In the world of social media everyone has a voice. If you only have 1 follower on Twitter (I’m cdevroe, btw) or the only friends you have on Facebook (I’m on there too) are your relatives – it doesn’t matter – you have a way to spread “your message” easier than ever. Why not make it a positive one?
It seems that people are spurred on to talk about the bad more than they are about the good. If your cable goes out, your car won’t start, or your cell phone loses coverage — you complain. This is understandable. I do it too. But all that does is spread that negativity. Lets stop spreading as much negativity and try to be positive now and then. Lets be real (don’t be fake-positive) but lets try to keep it balanced at the very least.
How? If you use Twitter or Facebook copy and paste this:
REPLACE THIS WITH A POSITIVE MSG – #r60 http://bit.ly/19r0Vm
Note: You do not have to do a video. A Twitter message, Facebook status, Flickr photo, or blog post will more than suffice.
If you have a blog, you can probably figure out how to tag your post with r60. We can watch the results on Twitter here.
April 15th, 2009
Random 60: How many different kinds of fruit have you ever had? | Favorite on Viddler.
Did you catch that? Right in the middle of today’s Random 60 I decided to switch this episode from “favorite fruit” to something much more interesting – how many different kinds of fruit have you had?.
My favorite fruit is grapes, because wine is made from them. So feel free to answer both questions in the comments if the mood strikes you.
I’d have a very tough time putting together a complete list of the different kinds of fruit I’ve ever had in my lifetime. But I certainly know that I’ve never had every type of fruit on this awesome planet. So, today’s to do is to try a new type of fruit you’ve never had and report back here! I’ll report in when I’ve tried a new fruit too.
What is your favorite fruit and how many different types of fruit have you had?
April 14th, 2009
Random 60: How would you use The Force? | Favorite on Viddler.
My friend Chris Coleman and I, from Panera Bread, discuss what we’d do if we had The Force. Chris, who I must thank for allowing me to use his shiny Kodak Zi6 to record today’s Random 60, says that he’d use Jedi mind tricks on dogs. Really, I didn’t want to know more. I think I’d use The Force for simple yet annoying tasks like trying to reach the TV remote when it is out of reach and I’m laying on the couch all comfy-like.
How would you use The Force?
April 13th, 2009
Random 60: Getting songs stuck in your head | Favorite on Viddler.
Today’s random 60 topic was suggested by Sam. Thanks Sam.
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? How did it get there? Maybe you listened to the radio, or a friend is addicted to a song and plays it over and over, or perhaps you were in the grocery store and heard it. No matter how it got there, for a while, it is there to stay.
Most recently I’ve had the song Jump Rope by Blue October surgically planted into my head by Chris because he plays it over and over (it is also the intro to today’s Random 60 video).
What was the last song you had stuck in your head and how did it get there?
April 10th, 2009
Random 60: Game systems | Favorite on Viddler.
As it stands I have, setup and working, an original Nintendo, Xbox 360 (which I use for Connect360), and a Nintendo Wii. The Wii is slowly replacing the original Nintendo completely while the 360 ends up being my media center more than my gaming console.
I never play games on my computer anymore, though I only played games on computers when I was a Windows user. I do play games on my iPhone but only when I have nothing else to do. Papijump!
Somewhere around here I have a Playstation too.
How many video game systems do you own? Do you use them?
April 9th, 2009
Random 60: Tons of notebooks! | Favorite on Viddler.
Ruled, unruled, graph, small, large, single subject, multiple subject, drawing, sketching, and loose leaf. I seem to have notebooks for just about everything and, I actually tend to use them! It never really dawned on me how many notebooks I actually had in active duty. And, since this is a random 60, I had to edit a few of them out!
I’d actually like to use them even more for very specific uses going forward. I sometimes get notes in my drawing pad, doodles in my note book, and water gets split on some of the graphing paper notebooks. I think I’ll try to focus them a little more going forward.
So, how many notebooks do you have??
April 7th, 2009
Random 60: Laptop or Desktop? | Favorite on Viddler.
Laptops are more powerful today than the computer used to launch the Space Shuttle in the 1960s. That is a fact. Look it up. That said, some people prefer desktops with much larger storage devices, displays, amounts of RAM, etc.
I’ve been using laptops since 2002 and haven’t gone back to desktops since. What about you? Laptop or Desktop?
April 6th, 2009
Random 60: Calendars | Favorite on Viddler.
I don’t know about you but I love calendars. If I didn’t self-impose a limit of two my wall would be filled with calendars of all types. Right now I have a stunning Hawai’i calendar hanging up (thanks to Eliza). It has photos from different islands that make up Hawai’i. And I also have a National Parks calendar that is a yearly gift from my brother-in-law from South Dakota, John. This calendar is big, has amazing photographs from many of the National Parks in North America, and is extremely well designed.
Do you have any calendars? If so, share them in the comments. Oh – and if you’re going to post a photo of your calendar just paste the link to the calendar and I will fix your comment to include a photograph. The penmanship episode really turned out terrific with photos so thanks to all those that participated over there.