A Lack of Blu-ray →
heyitsnoah: I wish I could remember where I read it, but a few years ago, during the peak of the HD DVD/Blu-ray kerfuffle, someone made the point that it was likely Microsoft was supporting the less popular HD DVD because ultimately it was betting on digital video delivery and a format war that left consumers wary of physical media would buy some more time until that sort of thing was a reality....
Some people online are trying to flout Dunbar’s number, to become connected and...– This is kind of a bullshit argument (no offense Amit). Sure Dunbar’s number may not expand, but Godin is also assuming that the relationships on the web are the same as the ones in person, which is patently untrue. Sure I have something like 700 “friends” on Facebook and of course I don’t keep up...
Spiritualized | Admissions | Complimentary... →
If you are a Spiritualized fan, Jason has their first rehearsal and a lot of amazing alternate mixes up on his site right now. They are really great.
Facebook | Makeoutclub (Official!) →
Oh man. I miss this. so. so. much.
What amazes me now, thinking back, is how much of my life was influenced by this...– Great Perfect Thanks - Fine Arts Camp Epic nostalgia post.
The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ gets 3CD deluxe... →
The best news item that i missed on my vacation. Why on earth they waited until the 21st anniversary instead of last year, I have no idea, but I’ll take it. I’ve been waiting for it for like 4 years.
Esquire Experiments With a Digital Reality -... →
Tee hee. Cat’s out of the bag. Look at what we’ve been working on. Our first WSJ mention, I think.
Pitchfork: NSFW: Girls' "Lust for Life" Video... →
As I pore over more contracts and then watch this video, I am feeling very old right now and very far from the good old days.
With 'memorialized' profiles, Facebook sees dead... →
saucy: caro: A whole new nasty teenage prank: “I’m gonna tell Facebook that you’re dead!” This + the Brazilian teen girls who make “playdoll” flickr! accounts for American babies makes for a creepy pre-Halloween week on the web. No new prank - Livejournal has had memorialized pages for years, and you know how the drama kids love LJ.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-10-25) →
lauraglu: The Acorn (47) Built to Spill (6) The Reflecting Skin (3) We Were Promised Jetpacks (2) Alpha Crasis (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Reflecting Skin? Like Boston Goth band, circa mid-90’s Reflecting Skin?
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus trailers and video clips on Yahoo! Movies
World Premiere! Fever Ray “Stranger Than Kindness” Video: Bill Bradley | Vanity Fair Fever Ray covers Nick Cave. YES.
Pitchfork:MGMT Title New Album →
The Examiner piece revealed that the duo is recording in Malibu and Spacemen 3’s Peter “Sonic Boom” Kember is handling production duties, while Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux/RTX is set to provide some guest vocals. I’m probably like one of the biggest Spacemen 3 fans ever, but… wow. This is gonna be weird. MGMT seems to definitely be catering to their psychadelic...
Pitchfork: Tom Waits to Release Live Album →
Disk two is entirely comprised of Tom’s stage banter. YES. Now if we could just get Jarvis to make one of those.
fuckyeahshoegaze: invisibleidiot: It would be...
The numbers behind young, healthy people dying... →
jayparkinsonmd: via Kevin MD Young, otherwise healthy people who contract H1N1 flu can rapidly deteriorate into a critically ill state in a manner that is eerily reminiscent of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to research published in the November 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Researchers from St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg observed 168 patients who...
Essay - The Collider, the Particle and a Theory... →
Zomg this article about the future battling the Large Hadron Collider is even better than I though it could be: it references god, Schroedinger’s cat, HARRY F’N POTTER, luck, Kurt Vonnegut and Einstein. Polyjuice potion is REAL people.
Derek Powazek - Spammers, Evildoers, and... →
This was a breath of fresh air to read. I’m going to point to it every time a client asks us about SEO. What a maddening discussion to have over and over again.
Artists should not be required to be business-people in addition to being...– Yvan Greenberg at Culturebot (via rkb) Sometimes they are one in the same. (via blakeley) God, yeah, totes. I’d actually say the opposite - if you can’t be a businessperson too, go get a real job instead of trying to be an artist.
Anthony Marshall Convicted of Larceny in Astor... →
Man, that was a long trial. I enjoyed it thoroughly, though, from beginning to end. What a crazy saga. I particularly like that it was Anthony’s SON that brought him down.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be...– Steve Jobs via hrrrthrrr (via texturism) Can we start that whole reblogging party about how untrue this comment is, again? Can we start by asking: “how many of you have left someone you loved only to realize, later, you shouldn’t have done that? Because you DIDN’T KNOW WHEN YOU...
Alex Payne — So You're Moving to San Francisco →
This was interesting. I agree with a good amount of it, but it definitely doesn’t reflect my time living in SF. I find the people to be super nice, and I don’t find the city to be particularly dirty, save for Market Street and the Tenderloin, but neither seemed particularly more dirty than the LES in NY. I love the architecture here, too. I love the victorians, but I also love city...
Explosions and Boobs →
Barbarian Justin has updated Explosions and Boobs for pinkforoctober.org’s breast cancer awareness month!
Objectivity without transparency increasingly will look like arrogance. And then...– The end of objectivity – web 2.0 version - Interesting Article (via justinbaum) I had to sit with this for a while, but then I stumbled upon something. This could be true eventually, but right now, the internet is 20 years old and a wise old man is like 80. And sure, many wise old men are on the...
So this year, once again, I have the privilege of serving as a judge for the Effie Awards. Last year I served on the grand jury. I love the Effies because it’s all about effectiveness. It’s not a creative awards show, it’s about proving that the money you spent actually made an impact. With METRICS. As the guy here who typically has to establish or defend the business case of our...
AT&T Reverses Course on Internet Phone Apps -... →
I love my WSJ Tech alerts, if only so I know what the next two hours of “OMG WTF” in the blogosphere will be referring to.
Perhaps Google’s stiffest competition in the immediate future isn’t Bing and...– Is Google a Social Media Company? (via Fred Wilson, Bijan Sabet) I hope not. That sounds awful. Fortunately, I think this is one of those new-media thought extrapolations where we’re so far into the clouds that we can’t even see reality anymore. I’m sure products and services (or “brands”, as...
Boards >> Input » Blog Archive » Good digital... →
I wrote another article for Boards Magazine, this time about the (slightly) improving situation in finding qualified digital producers.