February 14, 2006
Happy Valentine's Day!
Inspired by this collection of Star Wars Valentines.
Posted in by Matt at 4:46 PM
January 18, 2006
Beau Bridges played me in a TV show
It's true. Beau Bridges appeared on the show "Disneyland", starring as a character named Matt Howell, in three episodes that aired in March, 1967.
Which, of course, raises an interesting question regarding the nature of time and space that might be beyond the capacity of the world's top scientists to answer, namely, how Beau Bridges could have been tapped to play me in a TV show that aired nearly ten years before I was born.
Were I, say, Chuck Norris, I might have an answer, and I might solve several oustanding questions of time and relativity in the process. Alas. Only one man can be he.
Posted in by Matt at 7:12 PM
October 24, 2005
I got my tickets!
I got my tickets!
I am GOING, BABY!
If Roger's healthy, it very well may be his LAST GAME EVER. Sad thing. But it could be a game that puts the Astros up 3-2. We've come really close in the last two games, so I still have high hopes.
Oh, yes, I will be posting pictures at some point.
Posted in by Matt at 12:36 PM
August 11, 2005
I'm all for helping out. So I'm helping out now.
Chris Muir, author of Day by Day, has asked his readers to click on a link to support a cancer research facility. He's asked his readers -- and there are a lot of them -- to do so, so that the site might improve its Yahoo ranking and raise its visibility.
I'm afraid, though, that merely clicking on this link will do nothing for the site's Yahoo ranking or its Google ranking, or any ranking in a major modern search engine.
Modern search engines don't calculate its search results based on traffic anymore. At one time, traffic figured into the algorithms. Now it's based more on who links to who. Long story short: if your site is linked by a lot of other sites, with the right words in the link, your site will be associated with those words much more strongly in the search engines.
If someone is searching for a cancer research center, and he types in "cancer treatment" into Yahoo or MSN or Google, if there are a lot of sites that link to the American Cancer Ablation Center with the words "cancer treatment", then that site will pop up high in the search rankings.
If you own a blog, and you want to help out Chris Muir's sister, then post a link to the ACAC on your webpage. That will do FAR more good, across ALL the search engines.
Just cut and paste the following code into your blog:
<a href="http://www.cancerablation.com/">Cancer treatment</a>
Posted in by Matt at 1:51 PM
July 19, 2005
Having knocked out his opponent, Khan dedicated his victory to the victims of the London attack. He is the anti-thesis of the four suicide bombers, a role model for the Muslim (and non-Muslim) youth, showing them the right alternative to the cult of death.
That's part of the solution: prominent role models who make young Muslims feel proud to be who they are instead of feeling like a disaffected minority with no recourse but to give their life in the fight against the evil American "empire".
Note: not to be confused with this Khan.
Posted in by Matt at 10:52 AM