Â©2009 Bryan Bortz.
Â©2009 Bryan Bortz.
Just finished installing the new theme I designed for my blog! I think it turned out pretty neat. I like it more than any previous one I have done to date!
In other news, I am currently a cashier at the Petro Iron Skillet. Mah dogs are killin me! But hey, a job is a job they say. And I got one. Now to search for one in my field!
Â©2009 Bryan Bortz
See my last post for more context.
Well, you are in for a shock next time you see me. I no longer have a beard. Lets get the reactions I had at first out of the way.
My reactions to my de-bearding:
So I have had a goatee since mid High School.I had full a beard since before the summer of 2005. All the people I have met and know me from MATC in Visual Communications have known me as a bearded fellow. That is a weird concept, and part of why I did not shave, people liked me when I had a beard (not because, just concurrently.) So obviously the beard was not that weird on me.
I never really had a very thick beard on the sides, so it never looked all that great. I get the impression it was not very attractive, and that it was not very professional. I need a haircut to match now. I need a haircut ASAP, maybe shaving it off in the early hours of Christmas was not the best idea. 🙂
And no pictures, It will be fun for the next few months too see peoples reactions. (or down right scary) (Maybe it will come back, or the goatee, Time will tell.) (Wiggling my chin in front of the mirror is like an out of body experience.)
Edit: MY CHIN IS COLD!
So a few days ago I saw a link to the HITs for the photo based product search in Amazon’s new iPhone app. And decided it might be fun to do some. And amazon was paying 10Â¢ a pop, so I thought it might be worth seeing how easy it was. I quickly started seeing patterns on what people were using to app to find many of them were obviously taken at the office and at their desk because trends appeared quickly.
Below is a list of some of the things I saw come up often and some notes about them.
For the watches, I was only able to find an exact match once. And for the coffee cups, never. I found every book someone took a photo of though. Only two photos appeared to come from inside a store.
|Phones||12||Three of them were Blackberries three were iPhones or iPhone boxes and 3 office phones|
|Watches||10||I was only able to identify one of them|
|Figurine / Toy||9||Was able to identify about three of them exactly|
|Mugs, Cups or Glasses||8||Not able to match any|
|Computers||8||Four were Mac Four were PC. All but one were laptops, the other was an old G4|
|Books||7||Was able to find them all|
|Hard Drive||4||One WD, Two Lacie One Maxtor|
|Widget||4||Adapters, connectors, etc. was only able to find one audio connector|
|Household Supplies||3||Lysol, Cleaners, etc|
|Lotion or Soap||3|
|Mouse||3||One Apple, Two Microsoft|
|Router/Switch||3||Two routers and one switch|
|Coke||2||Regular and Coke Zero|
|Keyboard||2||HP and Logitec|
|Other drinks||2||I think they were wine|
|Posters||2||Was not able to match either|
|Video Game Accesories||2||Controller and Memory Card|
|Water Bottles||2||Found both|
|CDs||1||Portishead – Third|
|DVDs||1||It was the closeup of the back of one.|
|Food||1||Bananas (Amazon only had things made from bananas)|
|Jewelry||1||A blurry ring|
|Mailbox||1||A blue Mailbox! It would be illegal for Amazon to sell one!|
|Memory Card Reader||1|
|Person||1||It was actually their tie, you could not see their face|
|Software||1||A Garageband Jam Pack|
|Video Games||1||Guitar Hero On Tour|
|iPod Touch Screenshots||1|
And another year passes. Lots of big things happened this year, and other things did not.