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My official "homage to Justice Gray" guest blog post has just been published. Besides providing me with some of the most fun I've had in blogging yet, this post also inspired me to finally learn some basic photo editing skills (beyond just cropping and resizing) so that I could provide some appropriate visual aids to go with the post.

Many thanks to my lovely wife for sharing some of her image manipulation prowess with me and to the creator of for providing such an awesome free tool. I apologize in advance to all future victims of my new multi-media skills. Your safest bet is to quickly do a google image search and promptly remove any photos of yourself that you find floating around on the internet. Consider yourself forewarned.

I also wanted to thank Justice for encouraging me to write the guest post and for producing such entertaining content on his blog. To get inspiration for this post, I went back and read many of his older posts that I had never seen before because I only started subscribing to it this year. I found a plethora of truly excellent content that I linked to in my guest post.

By the way, if you've never tried historical blog spelunking before (reading all or many of the posts from a single blogger in one sitting), I highly recommend it. It gives you a unique appreciation of the writer and person that you just don't get when you are bouncing back and forth between a hundred different writers every day.

With any luck I will totally dominate on his contest and perhaps even earn one of his coveted "Potential Friend of Justice Gray" certificates that he offered Martin Fowler.

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2008 1:01 PM Musings, Rants, and Humor | Back to top

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The only thing you'll be dominating is second place (at best) after I ANNHIALATE ALL OF YOU and win the coveted "Potential Friend of Justice Gray" award, only to laugh in your faces as I tear it up and throw it in the air so it lands on my like confetti as I muse: "I'm ALREADY his friend, so I don't *need* this! Oh, did you guys want it? That's too bad..." and laugh and laugh, while you cry and cry...

That's right Ball, youze goin DOWN!

Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Jan 07, 2008 5:33 PM

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PS: We're all chipping in to get your wife some crayons for Christmas...let's start her "image manipulation" hobby off with something that's *obviously* a bit more her speed.

D (The best Paint.NET user that ever walked the Earth...evAR!)

Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Jan 07, 2008 5:35 PM

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@D'Arcy - I'm pretty sure you can be excommunicated for defacing such an important holy relic as his Potential Friend certificate. Only a raving lunatic could openly speak such blasphemy, which means that you should automatically be disqualified from the contest!

To be fair to my wife, she mostly just came over and helped me out every time she heard me swearing. The roughness around the edges on the head shot was due solely to my own impatience and shouldn't detract from her otherwise superior artistic abilities.

I sense a arms race in the works. The carnage could be devastating...
Left by Russell Ball on Jan 07, 2008 5:54 PM

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@Justice - Yes, I agree that D'Arcy just a big jealous McJealouson and I think that you should ban him for life from the guest blog contest.

Mostly my wife just wanted to stop the continuous flow of swear words that was coming out of my mouth as I was doing battle with, there was lots of nebulous, free flowing desire on both of our parts...and on the part of our neighbors too...Now can I have my certificate?

Left by Russell Ball on Jan 07, 2008 11:08 PM

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