Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

Connecting the dots [links and stuff]

Starred these.
  • TypeInstanceHomonym, Martin Fowler's Bliki
    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.

Around closing time my friends ... have different finishing moves.
  • ev said,
    "Walking home from work. Thinking I shoulda worn a jacket today."
  • Biz Stone said,
    "Feeling the power of a fully functioning powerbook battery for the first time in a year"
  • Jack said,
    "Being read to (by my ipod) as I take the lonely F train home..."
  • Mickipedia said,
    "just finished a very lengthy piece for worldchanging on new media, convergence and copyright. *cracks beer*"


posted at January 11, 2007, 4:08 AM 0 comment

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 0 comment

The linx. (Dec 20, 2006)

My friends ... stayed in ... somewhere.
  • said,
    ""Fine night tonight. ... they leave their houses just for a short while." - Opus III"
  • Jack said,
    "Curling up to a book and some tea in my cozy warm apartment."
  • Biz Stone said,
    "watching the prisoner of azkaban and switching to the new blogger"
  • ev said,
    "Picking up some Osha, then back to office"


posted at December 20, 2006, 8:51 AM 0 comment

Perspectives from teh interweb. (Dec 18, 2006)

  • Drowning Kittens In A River Full Of Cash, And I Am Not Lying, For Real
    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.

  • Java SE 7 wish list, Peter Ahé's Weblog
    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."

My friends ... are working around the cold.
  • ev said,
    "Told the yellow-pages delivery guy we we wouldn't use it; we just use the internet instead. So he didn't leave it with us. And didn't seem to mind. Nice."
  • veen said,
    "Continuing to hold for the next available associate..."
  • mai said,
    "fun weekend means another run on the henry street stairs."
  • Case said,
    "Today's Blog of Note is brilliant, check it out! "History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts.""
  • heather said,
    "lamest excuse for work tardiness: 'i'm sorry, but i have to photograph frost covered grass in the dog park.'"


posted at December 18, 2006, 4:21 PM 0 comment

Perspectives from teh interweb. (Dec 14, 2006)

My friends ... are kickin' it.
  • lane said,
    "the plan is: yosemite, grand canyon, petrified forest, white sands, marfa, austin, houston, quartzsite, palm springs, los angeles, home." about 1 hour ago
  • Jack said,
    "listening to chicane and writing" about 4 hours ago
  • phopkins said,
    "Relaxing at home with a glass of wine, TV on the Radio, and a push to staging." about 5 hours ago
    [Me too...almost. Relaxing at rehearsal, with tinnitus from drumming, and a push to production.]
  • veen said,
    "Heading to MuleNog" about 7 hours ago
  • Dom said,
    "What I need is a jet-board." about 8 hours ago
  • Dunstan said,
    "Eating the free jelly beans that came with my new digital thermometer." about 8 hours ago


posted at December 15, 2006, 1:20 AM 0 comment