Saturday, December 18, 2010

Free 411 phone numbers

With the death of GOOG-411 (Google's toll free address service), I had to look for a new information line to fulfill my non-GPS, non-iPhone needs. Thank goodness for Wikipedia categories (at the bottom of each article)!
  • (800)373-3411 (800 FREE-411)
  • (800)843-4636 (800 THE-INFO) [Verizon]
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Directory_assistance_services

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Alternative Nation: wut happen?

I stumbled upon this retrospective of the 90s today. Full of quotables, "I was there" moments, and brilliance.

Love this: "...With the Internet, we know about every promising band seemingly from the time it records its first demos. By the time the album comes out, the backlash has already kicked in. Now the challenge is to not be informed; surprising people has gone the way of putting current events on newsprint. It’s almost like we don’t want to be surprised anymore, because that means we’re somehow out-of-the-loop, or not savvy enough to be there first, which seems to be of the utmost importance when it comes to music these days."

A great read for those sitting at a relative's house, waiting for the turkey to burn.

What Happened to Alternative Nation?
http://www.avclub.com/features/whatever-happened-to-alternative-nation/

Thursday, December 2, 2010

EQ1 Map Archive

My current pet project (among other things, like life) for the past few months has been collecting all of the dwindling EverQuest drawn maps, storing them, and giving them to the public. I call it the EverQuest Map Preservation Society (maybe I should have a Donate button). Work in progress here.

www.steveprutz.com/eq