and the next technology myspace will steal is…

It’s called STICKAM and it seems to be full of Life-Casters who are constantly on camera 24/7. The theory is — if they’re going to be sitting on the computer working most of the day then why not share? This is not a new idea as ANACAM.com has been hosting an uncensored view into the […]


4 minutes

Click to listen "4 Minutes" is the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy and was released on March 17, 2008 by Warner Bros. Records. It features American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake and Timbaland who also co-wrote and co-produced the song. The song was originally titled "4 Minutes to Save […]


girl scouts + superman

Got an email today from a guy interested in attaining a copy of my 1983 broadcast of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. I’m still working on my response to him in GMail. As I’ve mentioned in previous super movie geeky blog entries, my dad and I recorded this when it first premiered on broadcast television. It was […]


good morning uptown

Check out this Uptown Minneapolis Blog which features photographs taken by a local photographer. I also live in Uptown, mind you. While I sometimes like to call myself a part-time photographer, this guy is a bit more… full-time. Here’s how he describes his blog: This is a photoblog of Uptown Minneapolis. Centered at Lake Street […]


back from perl harbor

I use a control panel called PLESK to manage the dedicated server that MARKSHIELDS.COM is hosted on along with a slew of other sites that I host for my friends. The software is auto-upgrading and, until recently, never gave me any trouble. The 8.3.0 upgrade, however, was really a huge pain in the arse as […]


you should watch this all day

Watch new FLICKR photos posted in real-time geographically in this fascinating mash-up. Thanks to ”Crazy” Carl for ruining my recent streak of doing 100% work during work this year. Don’t watch this. It’s some kid trying to explain how to get AlienWare skins for free — I think. You can *barely* understand what the heck […]


down the hollister

I’m at Hollister in the Mall of America. My GFF is perusing the fine fashions of the San Diego beach set while I blog on the iPhone a few feet away. My right ankle is definitely twisted but not as injured as I feared. I’d call it a light sprain. I won’t be doing any […]


twist and shout

I’m blogging and driving. Don’t try this at home. It’s frozen slick conditions outside. I didn’t realize this until I slipped on the ice and twisted my right ankle. Ow. Ow. Ow. It’s only been 10 minutes and I can tell this is not going to go over very well. I’ll be back. Trying to […]


nude sushi

I was taken aghast at the concept of Nyotaimori. That’s the rare Japanese practice of eating sushi off of a naked woman’s body. Nantaimori is the dude version. Shocking, yet not surprising given the liberal maturity of Minnesota’s residents. My girlfriend Samantha informs me that a cast member from the reality television show THE SURREAL […]


the googler returns

I was thinking about posting something fictional about my trip to Google. Didn’t happen. Why? It seems that the dreaded blog apathy has stricken me yet again. Well, there is this one thing I’ve been blogging about elsewhere, but it requires some explanation. I was briefly caught up in the drama of the 90 Day […]