Connecting the dots [links and stuff]
- Conversational dissonance often gets resolved by our clever, clever brains.
- Laurence: "While I prefer my software to be open source, I don't consider the developers of non-open-source software to be infidels." Unbeliever! Throw him in a pit! He must be a witch! Like his co-workers! At Google! Who...uh, oh shit, right. *slinks back to work*
- From a sarcastic riff about a future fictional Zach Braff film: "The Arcade Fire comes on in this really dramatic scene where I am laying on the hood of a car as it goes through a car wash, and I don't even get off or put on a poncho because I'm so sad that who cares."
Disclosure: The picture topping the link is probably NSFW for various meanings of 'work.' And I enjoy Scrubs.
- Downloaded. Relatedly: I love Firebug. Yes, I love software. Yes, it can be considered a healthy love. Yes, if you get just the right doctor.
- There's been a ton of pixels spilled in support of our new feature. I was hoping there'd be more reaction to the fact that Jeff and his team were deeply involved in its design. If you like Reader Trends you should go thank Lord Mihai and the MeasureMap gang.
posted at January 11, 2007, 4:08 AM
Following Macworld, all a-Twitter.
I'm going to be watching the Twitter Macworld profile
today. I'm thinking that might even be more fun than blog searches of the event. Regarding the event itself, well, I'm not prone to speculation, however I imagine that Apple will be announcing a solution to the Riemann hypothesis
. (Or perhaps a lighter notebook.)
posted at January 09, 2007, 9:07 AM
The linx. (Dec 20, 2006)
- Pete Hopkins, a wonderful programmer, thanks dogs and ferrets and makes a Battlestar Galatica syllogism in his post announcing Blogger Beta's graduation to just plain ol' "new version of" Blogger. This migration was difficult, hidden, and possibly thankless. Not by me. Thank you, Blogger team.
- Why would you ever need to pluralize 'Jesus'? So good.
- From McSweeney's. "You may weep now, but your tears are a positive, not a negative."
- Q: "Ocean’s 13 doesn’t have to be the last one…" A: "Yeah, it does."
- "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests..." The quote is neat but we don't have a definitive test for vulgarity ... do we? Who am I to say? Maybe we do. I'll see if I can't travel back in time and ask Theodor Adorno.
posted at December 20, 2006, 8:51 AM
Perspectives from teh interweb. (Dec 18, 2006)
- Jeff Simmermon recently wrote about his feelings toward AOL before and after being laid off. He calls his severance "a winning lottery ticket" and is candid about the rumor mill atmosphere and its personal toll. His post has been removed, but is still readable via this link and through other feedreaders and other caches, presumably.
- Matt dwells on the click-through rate of a recent WordPress post which leads to an interesting discussion in the comments. An interesting comment: "The permalink was the ad."
- I'm guessing people are going to argue about the semantics, but the basic point of identifying and executing whatever a userbase think of as "features" is crucial to success and adoption of many applications. Maybe not yours, but if you don't do the critical analysis, you might be missing something.
- How to pronounce that fucker's name.
- I basically stumble through the absence of most of these.
- Agencies are considering funding circumcision in high-risk countries.
- Awesome. The old Lucasfilm sets in Tunisia are actually being used as dwellings. The locals call them "les troglodytes."
posted at December 18, 2006, 4:21 PM
Perspectives from teh interweb. (Dec 14, 2006)
posted at December 15, 2006, 1:20 AM
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