inessential by Brent Simmons


Mir's down. Excuse me, I've got something in my eye.

Melissa Simmons: "Oh, you smoke? Really. You had a baby when you were 19 years old? That's... young. You're divorced? Twice? Oh, sure. Hey. You're a Mormon. I see."

Radio tip: how to be 10 minutes ahead of everyone else. Go to the Prefs page, and set the time to do a scan to 50 minutes after the hour. If you then go to your Radio site right after the scan, you'll update 10 minutes before everybody else. Why is that cool? It just makes you seem fast. And it means when other people pick up your channels on the hour, you'll have the news first. "Oh, I could blog this," they'll say, "but it looks like, as usual, John Doe already beat me to it. How does he do it?"

Better still -- it means your scan isn't competing with everybody else's scan which is running every hour on the hour. So your scans run faster.

Here's a picture I dig from Sheila's site. Here's the story (from a year ago this month) it's attached to.

Crazy doodling or is there some logic to it?

I don't like to think of it as going gray, I like to think of it as going blonde.