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If A Windfall Game Bores You To Death, Do You Save Any Energy?

Windfall is an online game that’s supposed to educate us about the issues involved in developing wind farms as a source of electricity. [...]

Dungeons & Dragons Products You Don’t Need To Buy

When I was a kid, I had a blast playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons with friends on weekends. Now that my children are entering that age, they’re picking up and enjoying the 4th edition version of Dungeons & Dragons. If you or your kids are starting to play Dungeons & Dragons, let me help you [...]

Review: BL&T Associates Promotion of HBO Documentary

This afternoon, Irregular Times received an e-mail solicitation from Raimy N. Rosenduft of BLT & Associates, who “create unique online campaigns that strategically engage users in a branded experience, while also working to build upon and enhance the message of traditional mediums like print and A/V.”

Yes, they really wrote that. Ms. Rosenduft and her [...]

Strobel’s The Case for Christ: A Judgeless Trial in which One Side Presents

I’ve been told by a believer in the divinity of Jesus Christ that Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Christ was so compelling that it converted her to Christianity by its sheer rational force. I’ve committed to read the book cover-to-cover and evaluate it according to its rationality — that is, according to the quality [...]

SportyPal Tracks Hikes From Your Smart Phone For Free

The above is a map of my hike this morning up and down Ragged Mountain in Maine. It’s been automatically generated through a combination of my HTC Ozone, a smart phone running on a Windows Mobile operating system, and SportyPal, a piece of software (called an “app” by those in the know because somewhere [...]

Create a Map from a List of Places using Google Docs and Mapalist.com

This morning, I was looking to create a map of campaign contributions in Maine using data taken from the Maine campaign finance website. From that website I’d found that Stand for Marriage Maine, the primary group organizing to outlaw same-sex marriage in the state, had received only 257 contributions from just 250 individuals who live [...]

Jacob and Lilly Warm Me Up on a Dark Night

Looking for open-hearted, full-throttle earnest acoustic music? I found Jacob & Lilly on CBC radio driving up the dark Maine coast late at night last night, very tired after two days’ demonstrating and needing something to stay awake. I’d hoped for BBC News and was immediately disappointed to hear a chord of music playing. “Yeesh, [...]

Review: Sellit ADPAK Apparently Fails to Deliver Ads As Promised

Starting in August and through last month, we at Irregular Times tried out the Sellit ADPAK advertising widget in order to review its performance. In its FAQ section, Sellit promises to deliver at least 15,000 “impressions” (views of the advertisement) in a month:

But as you can see from this screen capture of a [...]

Ignore Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The chocolate chip cookie recipe you got from the back of the bag? Piece of crap. For a recipe using a 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips, add a cup of flour. If you want, add another cup of oats. Then they won’t come out as flat as an old 33 record.

That is all.

TweetMixx Fixxed

It seems that when people write Tweets about dolphins, they’re writing about the pro football team the Miami dolphins. I was looking for articles about the marine mammals. [...]

One Month With Sellit AdPak: 0.6% Clickthrough, $19.41 Profit

To evaluate the usefulness of Sellit’s ADPAK advertising widget, we signed up for a month’s worth of the program’s ad placements. According to Sellit, the following widget was placed on various webpages related to health care reform for 15,000 page views over 30 days:

According to Google Analytics (the program Sellit recommends for tracking), [...]