Friday, January 23, 2015

What you get with a free account at Shown'd

I hate when free web services won't tell you what you get with a free account vs paid plans. Here's what you get with the free account at Shown'd: 5 projects, 25 images, 1 flash file, 1 audio file, and 1 video.

Here's what you get with a "Pro" account:
The "Pro" account allows you... create up to 75 projects and fill it with up to 500 images, 100 videos, 100 flash and 100 audio files. Also, you can custom design your portfolio by choosing from our wide range of quality backgrounds, logos and fonts. Finally, you will be able to link your portfolio to your own domain, allowing you to appear more impressive and professional!
As of now, a Pro account is $40US for one year or $100 for a lifetime membership.

I hope this helps any of you who can't find this information elsewhere. Maybe it's on the site somewhere. I couldn't find it there or on Google.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

How to Make a Good Martini

I won't say I make the world's best martini, or even a superb martini, but I do make them better than most you buy at a bar. And since I don't charge $15 for mine, I'd say you're in for a treat when I hand you one, in all its cold, clear goodness.
I don't mean to disrespect real bartenders. They're under pressure to deliver drinks very quickly. I am not.

Perhaps a better title for this article is "The Tao of Martini Making"—if not better, then more descriptive. You're probably pretty sick of all this The Tao of stuff—me too. But skipping to the recipe, in hope of gaining martini enlightenment, will disappoint.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Great Movies Since Pulp Fiction

Mia Wallace
Last night, as Courtney was cooking chicken parm with asparagus and I was shaking my ass to "Jungle Boogie" from the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack, I got to thinking: has there been a great movie since "Pulp Fiction"?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ducati People

2006 Ducati S2R 800
I was done in by my undying adherence to the "slower traffic keep right" principal. That, or my general incompetence at driving large trucks. No sooner had I eased the 14 foot U-Haul over to the right lane, than it was jolted by the impact of its (really quite sturdy) right outside mirror smashing against a tree leaning a little too far over the road. So long, mirror. Then the steering got squirrelly and I ran over a curb, lurching me to the left. My first thought was of rolling the truck over. When that didn't happen, my second thought was of the state of the shiny, almost-new, not-even-broken-in, 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 800 I just bought, which was strapped down in back.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

How to Pack Martini Glasses

Maybe it was when we moved to our current apartment, 27 months ago, that I noticed we had way too many cocktail (AKA, Martini) glasses.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


As a video storage medium, DVDs are well and good, but they're not without problems. Imagine a video storage medium with the following improvements.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Separated at Birth

Don't Dennis Miller and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look alike?
Dennis Miller, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad