The Mobile Page


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See that new Mobile page tab at the top? I’ve added that as a kind of Welcome page for whomever happens to scan the QR code you see on this post.

What I did was make said QR code my profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, etc. so whenever I post a comment somewhere and someone clicks on my name and sees my (sometimes private) profile, they will see a larger version as my picture. And if they are curious and geeky enough, they will scan it with their smartphone (as you most likely will) and get a short bio and links to the Mobile pages on both of my blogs.

It’s kind of a way to track how much traffic I get from those who have seen it and gone through the trouble of clicking and entering the password which is included in the bio.

Curious? Give it a shot and leave a comment on the Mobile page. Note that, despite your trouble, there will be no prizes for posting your comment.

At least not yet…

Who the Hell Are They?


Being that I’ve got a profile on Classmates, I occasionally get e-mail alerts for any kind of activity relating to my registered schools. In fact, I got one the other day telling me that So-and-so signed up:

“David,

Remember So-And-So? They just signed up at Classmates.com! Click here to re-connect with them!”

Yes, I do remember so-and-so. He was a wrestler and a real dick. Probably hasn’t changed.

More often than not, I get alerts telling me that somebody signed my guestbook. I was surprised to find out I even had such a thing on that site. The thing is that if you are not a Gold Member, you can’t see the names or pictures of those that left their mark, and that’s been happening quite frequently with me. I must be one popular dude. 

That’s when curiosity got the best of me. As for why, I couldn’t tell you. After all, I had few friends in high school and even less that I’d even bother to make the effort to track down. That’s just how I roll.

I learned that if you click the link to sign up for Gold Membership and then back out, a pop-up window opens that offers you a free 7-day trial. There was no way in hell I’d want to spend the money for a year’s subscription to this site, so I was happy to see the 7-day trial.

I clicked. I signed up. I observed.

I canceled a few minutes later.

Why? I went over to my guestbook, the only reason for signing up in the first place, and had no flippin’ idea who these people were! Some I never heard of, most were from another graduating class, and all of them had nothing important to say. Some of them even signed it multiple times–why in the hell would you do that?

At any rate, it’s a lesson learned at the very least. And should my curiosity start to rise in the future, I must remind myself that it’s simply not worth the effort to sign up again–even if it is free.


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Questions 67 & 68


Okay, people, let’s walk about the (southern California) weather.

Just last week it was 90° and I was in the driveway wearing nothing but a Speedo shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops while washing my car. We even went out and bought Anthony a new Slip-and-Slide knock-off so he could enjoy sloshing around in the water on those hot days.

Then last night it started to rain a little bit, and today it’s cloudy and drizzly. The planes at LAX and Daugherty Field are also taking off in the opposite direction to avoid flying through the cloudy skies.

What’s up with that? I don’t know whether to pack the umbrella or throw on some sunscreen. And if you’re headed out to Dodger Stadium tonight you’d better be prepared to wait if it does start to rain heavily. (The Dodgers are rarely rained-out and have hosted only a handful of double-headers, three of which were played on consecutive days after the 1992 L.A. riots. I was there–at the game vs. the Expos, not rioting, silly.) The grounds crew at the Stadium will wait all night to get the game in if they have to.

I do have to admit, however, that I do enjoy the rain even if it does conjure up such bad musical memories. Anyway…

I thought I’d try something new here after, oh, nearly four years of blogging.

So, you think you know it all about your dear ol’ friend Dave? Think again, amigo! I’m now giving you, gentle reader, the opportunity to ask me whatever you want.

That’s right, you can ask me anything about music, food, cars…anything you wish. I will choose from the best entries and answer them all (sarcastically) on the blog.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Your personal information will not be posted or sold
  • Send as many as you wish, all in one e-mail if you prefer
  • If you ask advice, my lawyer hereby advises you not to take it seriously as it is all tongue-in-cheek and a really, really poor attempt at humor
  • Send missives to holographicmeatloaf_at_yahoo_dot_com with the subject “Q & A Friday”
  • Questions must be received by Wednesday, May 28, 2008 and will be answered here on Friday, May 30, 2008
  • Submissions become my property and may not be answered
  • If your question is chosen, you will not be compensated as the $1 dollar bill I planted 35 years ago has yet to sprout money leaves (but I’ll be sure to post a picture when it does)

So is that enough? Then make ’em good and send ’em in!

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Note: I started using Google Reader to keep up with my favorite blogs. It’s very cool!

Seriously, WTF?


I was killing some time during lunch today and came across MyHeritage.com.

They’ve got this function on the site that allows you to upload your picture, have it analyzed, and then compare the features of your face to a handful of celebrities.

So I decided to give it a go. And the results may shock you.

Click here if you are ready to see my celebrity look-a-likes!

Well, That Was Quick…


Sabbatical? Well, I had to share this.

A Flickr member contacted me about a month ago regarding the use of one of my photos on their Web site. I told them it was fine; they said I’d be notified if they chose to use my image.

I got a response today and, lo and behold, they used it! Check the upper right for the L.A. Auto Show images (the one with my name). It’s not the best shot I’ve ever taken but hey, the recognition is nice.