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Kimberly A Caldwell DDS (1/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"Totally agree w/ Jeremy K, who said this was a dental boutique, not a dentist's office. On my first visit, they wanted to take a bunch of pictures and x-rays even though my previous dentist had done…" - Brian Dillard
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could really use some Nina Simone right now
My name is peaches. - Brian Dillard
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Lakeshore Athletic Club Illinois Center (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I was a member of this club for about a year. Great facilities, wonderful pool, clean locker rooms, decent amenities. The only annoying thing about the layout is that it's so spread out vertically (7…" - Brian Dillard
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Lakeshore Athletic Club Illinois Center (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I was a member of this club for about a year. Great facilities, wonderful pool, clean locker rooms, decent amenities. The only annoying thing about the layout is that it's so spread out vertically (7…" - Brian Dillard
Brian Dillard
Today I did a total of 71 pushups thanks to the Hundred Pushups iPhone app. (Week 2, Day 2, Level 3) #100Pushups
you know it. { name: "Brian Dillard" , email: "armchairdj@gmail.com" , url: "http://briandillard.com" } LCD Soundsystem: "i wouldn't trade one stupid decision for another 5 years of life …" - Brian Dillard from email
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Xsport Fitness (2/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I won't add to the kvetching about parking because, hey, why are you idiots driving the the gym? Save a tree and burn some calories; walk or bike to the gym. Oh, yeah, why would you bike? There are…" - Brian Dillard
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"I'm not reviewing this place based on long-ago rock shows or storied punk history. I'm reviewing it as a bowling alley. On that tip, the quality depends on when you come. Head here on a Saturday…" - Brian Dillard
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"Been going here for years. Now that I live in Logan Square, I'm a regular. Unfussy but solid service, great and varied entrees, affordable brunch, yadda yadda yadda. Plus a permanent menu of staples…" - Brian Dillard
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"Look, I grew up eating at Chi-Chi's at the Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek, MI. What do I know from authentic? All I know is that the pinchos vegetarianos releases dopamine directly into my brain…" - Brian Dillard
Brian Dillard
"Been going here for years. Now that I live in Logan Square, I'm a regular. Unfussy but solid service, great and varied entrees, affordable brunch, yadda yadda yadda. Plus a permanent menu of staples…" - Brian Dillard
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Sultan's Market (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"Now that I no longer live in Wicker Park, I find myself missing Sultan's Market. If you don't mind long lines and brusque service, the cheap and delicious food is worth it. Bonus points for the…" - Brian Dillard
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New Wave Coffee (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"When I lived in Wicker Park, the closure of Filter to make way for a B of A nearly killed me. Now that I live in Logan Square, I was elated to learn that I'd get a real neighborhood cafe to save me…" - Brian Dillard
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Still no Gmail themes on my account. I feel like an outcast. Why doesn't Google love me?
I finally got themes last night. The Google Gods must have forgiven me. - Brian Dillard
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Say Goodbye to alert() - http://ajaxian.com/archive...
"The reason I continued to use this utility even after the advent of Firebug Lite was the ability to filter log messages selectively. That and the nicer UI (pinning the console to different positions in the window) make for an intuitive utility. My problem with Firebug Lite is that when I install it in a dev project, it trips up over the real Firebug in Firefox. I end up with two console windows which drives me crazy. I end up having to comment out Firebug Lite when I am debugging in FF, then un-comment it in other browsers. It’s a real drag. Anyone else have that problem? At any rate, Firebug is super-functional, but its UI is dense and inflexible for my tastes. Competition on UI, not just features, can only enliven the JavaScript debugging arms race - in which case we all win." - Brian Dillard
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Bananarama meets Rhythim is Rhythim on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch... and mp3
Bananarama meets Rhythim is Rhythim on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/6phmcv and mp3
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"This smacks of somebody who whored around when they were young and smoking, then got a bit older and decided they wanted something deeper, and now wants to "grow up" and "explore monogamy." Wasn't this a plotline in one of the later seasons of "Queer As Folk"? Many of us have already explored monogamy, realized that it doesn't work for us, and attempted to find a balance between sexual adventure and domestic tranquility. Why unquestioningly accept the puritanical notion that you can have sex, or commitment, but not both? Why accept the idea that "growing up" means "not getting laid"? As "clearlyhere" said, take responsibility for your own decisions without being so narcissistic that you need to project your own current emotional state onto the entire gay community." - Brian Dillard
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"I read this book in college and loved it. It's a very strange mixture of threads and tones, but it works." - Brian Dillard
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Some silly hyperbole about Chrome, the new Google browser, from Webmonkey
How Chrome Changed the Web Overnight - Brian Dillard
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Wicker Park: When ladies with double-wide strollers & big dogs start monopolizing the sidewalks, it's time to find a new neighborhood.
When I complain about strollers, I am in no way dissing my friends, their beautiful kids or anyone else who calls me "Uncle Brian." I just resent the sense of urban entitlement of all these bobo yoga moms. - Brian Dillard
Totally agreed. It's the combination of entitlement + kids that irks me, not the kids themselves - and that combo is endemic to the people who have turned Wicker Park into Lincoln Park West. - Brian Dillard
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"It's easy to break TV shows down into the "good seasons" and the "bad seasons," but it's spurious to do so with "Angel." Even its best seasons had long stretches of awfulness, and even its worst had frequent runs of brilliance. Season 1 was, indeed, a series of false starts, but some standalone episodes were brilliant, and it set up many of the themes and relationships that would power later seasons. It took a long time for the ensemble to gel, but the individual moments of character development really stand up even when the eps themselves are flat "X-Files" ripoffs. Season 2's Darla storyline worked brilliantly as an ongoing, season-long plot ... until casting problems led to a premature climax and a truly awful, tacked-on mini-series (the Pylea episodes). I'll never understand how the writers thought they cold make the Pyleans comic figures and also milk them for the drama of slavery. Every time Fred whined about "human cattle" in later seasons, I'd think back to the Dance of Joy..." - Brian Dillard
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"@jeffk: No, Glenn Quinn died years after leaving "Angel." http://www.imdb.com/name..." - Brian Dillard
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"Miss Manners - who should be an icon for all of alt-queer D.C. - would offer this advice: When somebody mentions your "special friend," affect a somewhat stagey but not altogether unbelievable look of incomprehension ... sort of like Lt. Data from "Star Trek: The New Gay" accessing his backup memory core. Then allow a joyous grin to spread across your face as the term "special friend" finally computes. Warmly announce, "Oh, you must mean my BOYFRIEND, Michael!" No bitchiness allowed. The point is to correct the person without seeming to correct them. This is a case of incompatible vocabulary and should be treated as such. It's a translation glitch, not an attack. Allow the conversation to resume as normal. All but the most oblivious conversationalist will have gotten the hint." - Brian Dillard
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"@Michael: You are TOTALLY allowed to put more than one song per artist. You're just not allowed to put more than one song per artist IN A ROW. Who taught you the cardinal rules? I think they were pulling your leg. @coach: "Dorkiness sheathed in hubris is a pretty essential element in any mix." Killer." - Brian Dillard
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iPhone text messaging charges: AT&T is still my own personal Worst Company in America, and I hate Apple for partnering with them.
Yeah, it's a terrible phone. The web browser blows because it ignores mobile stylesheets in favor of annoying pan & scan. The network connectivity is iffy. But I still love it because I can read books for free using the Stanza app and read my feeds on NetNewsWire and check my Gmail on the go. It's such a love hate thing - the same way I love 95% of the things about OS X but hate the other 5% so much that I curse Apple every day. - Brian Dillard
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Why are indie coffeeshop baristas always cute, gay, insecure and aloof? I found it hot & mysterious when I was 22, but now it's just sad.
You know, when I was 22, other people's emotional armor seemed hot and mysterious. Anyone who seemed like they belonged to a club that wouldn't want me as a member? Totally entrancing. But now I see these guys - kids, really - and I just think, get over it and make some friends and be comfortable with yourself! Would it kill you to smile? - Brian Dillard
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"My favorite Chinese restaurant, full stop. Hip, attractive and knowledgeable servers who rarely veer toward the over-familiar. Excellent specials and desserts. A separate vegan menu on every table.…" - Brian Dillard
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Maiz Anojitos Y Bebidas (3)/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
"I loved this joint on my first visit on a quiet night in summer 2007. Great food, decent service, a nice, laid-back ambiance. However... I just got back from a repeat visit a year later on a busy…" - Brian Dillard
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ohh yeah baby! BSG is soo the Twin Peaks of sci-fi
You mean it started off amazing and then slowly fizzled? If so, then I'll second that. - Brian Dillard
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"Another advantage for skipping straight to HTML /CSS: Photoshop encourages all sorts of little design details that are easy to achieve in a static bitmap but difficult to achieve and/or maintain in CSS . I’ve had tiny little design details handed to me in a PSD file that caused huge nightmares on the CSS , JavaScript or JSP front. If you work in an iterative, collaborative environment, that isn’t as much of a problem. But if you’re a UI person and work in an agency/shared-resource environment where the visual mockup if your Bible, then having that visual mockup written in the actual language of the production code helps head off these mismatches." - Brian Dillard
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