my 200th post
(at least) one cool thing has reached another milestone: the 200th post. Since starting, I’ve had more than 30,000 page hits, earned a 5-digit technorati rank and, much more importantly, developed a readership of old friends and new. And, since my 100th post recap, the frequency and quality of comments has increased (I love comments!), and I’ve been fortunate to receive 15 new guest contributions.
Guest posts: Honey, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, A Better SD Memory Card, MAME, MiMe’s Café, Ino Sushi, Coinstar, Adventure Games, Talbot’s Toyland, Stokke Strollers, Banana Joe’s Pineapple Frosty, Burnout Revenge, A Sausalito Getaway, Primer, Fleur de Sel Caramels
Topics I’ve covered in posts 101 - 199 include popular culture, design and, of course, food.
Music: Guggenheim Grotto, Gabriel and Dresden, St. Lawrence String Quarter, David Poe, Soundtrack for a Story Evening, More Mellow Songs for a Rainy Night, Love Vigilantes, 80’s Covers, Nerdcore Rap, 45s From My Youth, A New iMix
Movies: All the President’s Men, Thank You For Smoking, Dodgeball, John Cusack
Television: Jungle, PBS On-Demand Video, TV Funhouse, Secrets of the Sexes, The Wire, Frontline – The Dark Side, No Direction Home, The Dog Whisperer
Commercials: Music Used in TV Ads, Bollywood Fandango, I Pinch, European Car Commercials
Events: Mobile Movies, San Francisco International Film Festival, Vertical Challenge Helicopter Air Show, Pride Weekend, Independence Day
Bargains: TurboTax, Freeware, Skype, American Airlines Mastercard, Cheaper Long Distance
Design: The Jerker Desk, Frank Gehry for Tiffany, Heavy Duty Wall Hooks, Pineapple Slicer, Affordable Design, Design Within Reach Sale
The web: Digg, 511 Traffic, The Evolution of Dance, Sonic.net, The Week in Photos
Technology: Pimpstar Rims, The ThinkPad T60, “Pimpstar” Fans, Backing Up a DVD
Food: BBQ ribs at Lozano’s, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Bonne Maman Peach Preserves, Crab Cakes, Bread Pudding, Gelato at La Copa Loca, Pink Grapefruit Yogurt, Fuku Wa Puku Puku, Lobster Roll at the Creamery, Cream Puffs, Fromage d’Affinois, The 24 Hour Omelet, Tapas, Goat Gouda, Cheese from Spain
Restaurants: Millbrae Pancake House, Mantra, Dosa, Fresca, Ozumo, Everett & Jones BBQ, Texas Smokehouse BBQ
And, some subjects that are harder to classify: Tamba Hali, Sam, Sleep, 24 - The Summer Season, Curing the Hiccups, Presidents and A**holes, Must-Read New Yorker Articles
I hope that you have enjoyed many of these and I thank you for your support as I work on the next 100 entries.