odd but true

Taco Bell Express

I was at a museum recently and noticed that they had some fast food offerings. I didn’t think much of it until I noticed the Taco Bell Express. I simply don’t understand the marketing genius behind that one.

Who is the target audience for Taco Bell Express? Are they really looking for the fast food customer who is unhappy with the 30-60 second delays commonly experienced at your regular Taco Bell? Are there really people out there saying, “Mmmm…Taco Bell…If only I had the time…” For you: Taco Bell Express! Continue reading


Clean up URL’s with .htaccess

Many websites work with either “www.mysite.com” or “mysite.com”. Google doesn’t like that since it looks like two sites–sometimes they might penalize you for it.

From their guidelines page:

Don’t create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content.

Here’s an excerpt from my .htaccess file that rewrites the URLs without the “www.” to include it:

# rewrite 185vfx.com to www.185vfx.com RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www..* RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^.]).(com|co.uk) RewriteRule ^.$ http://www.%1.%2%{REQUEST_URI} [R=permanent,L]

I grabbed this code from a discussion board somewhere a while ago but I don’t have the link handy to give credit where credit is due.

surfs up

Sir Howard Stringer

I met Sir Howard Stringer for the first time today. I think I was introduced to him as “the guy with the largest brain you’ll ever meet”. It was meant as a compliment.

After an introduction like that you want to try to say something clever. Nothing came to mind.