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Mark Carey
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Books as Blogs

Web Dawn

GoogleGuy Says

MT Hacks

Blog Spam Database

Blog Coop

Seinfeld Blog

Mars Rover Blog

Bermuda Blog

Photo Blog

Quote Blog

Media Blog

Sports Forum


Curb Your Enthusiasm

Mark and Michelle's Wedding

Honeymoon in Egypt

Peru Travel Blog

Smells Like Sour

TV Blogs

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News I've Read:

Water ice detected at Marsí south pole

Rough ride for robots, but humans smiling

Small asteroid zooming past Earth

Scientists find new breed of distant ice world

Incentive reward games insult adults

Stewart jurors begin second day of talks

Computer worms overwhelm inboxes

Gunmen attack Shiite procession in Pakistan

Blasts kill at least 143 at Iraqi Shiite shrines

Aristide still casts shadow in unsettled Haiti

Places I've eaten:

Aunties and Uncles Restaurant

Sorn Thai Restaurant

Whitlocks Restaurant

Patisserie La Cigogne

Diner 55

April 10, 2006

New Site for Greeting Cards Permanent link for 'New Site for Greeting Cards' in archive

If you are looking for unique greeting cards, take a look at the new Greeting Cards House site. This site has just been launched by my mother-in-law. The cards look great, I have seen them! The web site is still a bit of a work in progress, as she will be making some adjustments and additions to it. But if you are interested in buying some greeting cards, or even if you have a request for a certain type of photo or image, use the "contact us" link on the site.

posted at 8:43 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 23, 2006

Memorial Web Site Permanent link for 'Memorial Web Site' in archive

My father recently passed away. His pain has ended, and he is resting peacefully.

More information at the memorial web site for Ted Carey (

posted at 6:04 PM EDT | Discussion (2)

December 14, 2004

New Photo Blog Permanent link for 'New Photo Blog' in archive

I recently launched my first photo blog, Extra Sensory Exposure. It is powered by Movable Type, Flickr, and listed on I am going to try to post a photo a day, but I have been known to get busy at times...

posted at 4:18 PM EDT | Discussion (76)

August 30, 2004

Caffeine Break Permanent link for 'Caffeine Break' in archive

I finally did it.

It used to be that every year I would take a week off coffee, consume no caffeine for a full week - just to show that I could. About 4 years ago I tried this for the first time in a few years, and failed. On day two, I felt really sick. To the point that I had to go home from work. Later that day I had a coffee. Perhaps it was just coincidence, perhaps I was getting sick anyway - but it took four years for me to try it again.

This time I decided to do things gradually, rather than cold turkey. Over a span of the past 3 months, I gradually reduced my coffee intake from 4 cups a day to 3 cups a day and then to two cups a day. After that, I reduced it to one cup in the moring and a cup of Yerba Mate tea in the afternoon (Yerba Mate is an organic tea that contains some naturally occuring caffeine - not a lot - and 149 nutrients). Finally, 3 weeks ago, I eliminated the coffee altogther, having Yerba Mate in the morning and afternoon. A week later, it was only one cup of Yerba Mate, in the afternoon. Then finally last week zero caffeine for the entire seven days. I had some minor headaches, but nothing too bad, since I stepped things down slowly.

I am now drinking my first coffee in three weeks. Going forward, I am still going to drink coffee, of course, but probably not as much. :)

posted at 8:28 AM EDT | Discussion (6)

July 11, 2004

Smells Like Sour 11 is here! Permanent link for 'Smells Like Sour 11 is here!' in archive

Smells Like Sour 11 is here. This release has been one of the toughest selection processes yet, with so many decent songs being releases in the past 6 months.

The song line-up is as follows:

  1. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  2. Modest Mouse - Float On
  3. Velvet Revolver - Slither
  4. The Strokes - Reptilia
  5. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
  6. Incubus - Megalomaniac
  7. Brand New - Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
  9. Billy Talent - The Ex
  10. Metric - Combat Baby
  11. Slipknot - Duality
  12. Korn - Y'all Want a Single
  13. Audioslave - What You Are
  14. Linkin Park - Lying From You
  15. The Vines - Ride
  16. Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
  17. The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out
  18. The Tragically Hip - Vaccination Scar
  19. Broken Social Scene - Cause=Time
  20. Probot - Shake Your Blood
  21. Jet - Cold Hard Bitch
  22. The Offspring - Can't Get My Head Around You
  23. The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

For more info and commentary, see Mike's comments in the new Smells Like Sour Blog.

posted at 10:09 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

March 23, 2004

SUVs Suck Permanent link for 'SUVs Suck' in archive

March 10, 2004

Lord of the Ring Permanent link for 'Lord of the Ring' in archive

What do they call is Lord of the Rings? I've seen all three movies. There's only one ring. Why isn't it called "The Lord of Ring"? Is it just me?

posted at 8:38 AM EDT | Discussion (12)

January 27, 2004

New York Times mentions Mars Rover Blog Permanent link for 'New York Times mentions Mars Rover Blog' in archive

Today I received a (very small) mention in the New York Times regarding my Mars Rover Blog. The mentions occurs on page two of the article, which can be found here.

Aside: In the reading the article, I learned that I am a graphics designer. I learn something new every day ;-)

posted at 2:13 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 17, 2004

The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is a dynamic Permanent link for 'The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is a dynamic' in archive

In an ill-advised attempt to block spam, AOL is blocking all email the originates from residential IP addresses. When I tried to send an email to an AOL email address, I received the following error:

Received: 554- (RTR:BB) The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is a dynamic (residential) IP address. AOL will not accept future e-mail transactions from your address until your ISP removes your IP from its list of dynamic (residential) IP addresses. For additional information, please visit

What a stupid way to fight spam. This will block tons of legitimate email. AOL subscribers will realize that people can't email them and they will have yet another reason to cancel AOL.

posted at 10:43 PM EDT | Discussion (10)

January 10, 2004

Bottomless aftershave bottle Permanent link for 'Bottomless aftershave bottle' in archive

I probably shouldn't be telling you, but I have in my possession a magical container. It's a small after shave container, and I don't think it can ever be emptied. I received the bottle as part of a shaving accessories gift over two years ago - the bottle is now still half full. Admittedly, I don't shave everyday - rather about 3 times per week. Usually a bottle of aftershave will last maybe 6 months - this one is still going strong after 4 times that - over two full years. I apply this stuff generously too, at least in the past year. I probably should get some NASA scientists to check it out, perhaps it's alien. I have considered filling it with expensive wine or something, to test if the bottomless effect applies to substances other than aftershave. I will post the results of my experiment.

posted at 11:11 AM EDT | Discussion (1)


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