Explain This Easter Egg, NYTimes.com →
fimoculous: Go to a NYT story. Hit the shift key twice. These things show up: ¶ WHY? You can click on them for a direct link to a specific paragraph to a story.
Digital Society » Blog Archive » Level 3 outbid... →
rafer: Rafer sez: Update re: earlier comcast post. Read this one. It should have occurred to me immediately that two peers couldn’t really have a NetNeutrality problem with each other. My bad. That article was shockingly vague and internally illogical for such an inflamatory headline. Level 3 and Comcast used to give each other about the same amount of traffic, so they entered into a fee-free...
If the terrorists have won, it’s because we’re so decent that we’d rather...– Jeff Miller (via soupsoup) We were doing just fine being decent last year without needlessly spending a billion dollars on X-Rays
The strategy of not having its own e-reader device could actually give Google a...– Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture - WSJ.com (via evangotlib) Not quite following that one - Kindle works on everything AND has a great dedicated device, AND is tied to an awesome store.
Readability - An Arc90 Lab Experiment →
In case you’re wondering, the new Gawker template works beautifully with Readibility.
Twitter Gets a Hollywood Guy: Omid Ashtari | Liz... →
Oh this is awesome! Congrats, Omid!
Subservient Chicken Tops One Show’s ‘Digital... →
Wow doubly good morning. This is kind of awesome. Also, the rest of that list is pretty much exactly what should be on it, I think. Maybe one exception. But still a solid list. Axe probably deserves to be on there (or was that “this decade” and thus disqualified?) That chicken. Six years later and I still worry it’ll be all any of us are remembered for. Well, you know, as much...
The Intricate Choreography of Flight →
This is awesome. Super excited Gizmodo posted about our latest GE show.
Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning... →
On November 19, 2010, Comcast informed Level 3 that, for the first time, it will demand a recurring fee from Level 3 to transmit Internet online movies and other content to Comcast’s customers who request such content. By taking this action, Comcast is effectively putting up a toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network, enabling it to unilaterally decide how much to...
This Mortal Coil's Wikipedia page: in dispute... →
Ha! This is awesome. Also, that “Associated acts” box could use a little love.
I'm So Productive, I Never Get Anything Done →
fimoculous: Looking for a good reason to hit SXSW this year? How about David Carr’s panel? NO PROMOTING SXSW PANELS TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS.
What magazines do you subscribe to?
God, it is running low. I subscribe to the Economist still. Other than that a few art things (Jacques, the Sotheby’s photography catalog) and Conde Nast and Wenner Media both keep randomly sending me magazines for a few months, then send a subscription notice, and hope I renew, which I never do. I’ve gotten US Weekly, Gourmet, Rolling Stone and a few other ones in this manner through...
A global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into...– WikiLeaks Archive — Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy - NYTimes.com
Designers: Why is there such a stunningly short... →
secondverse: cc: @rickwebb I’ll bite: 1) Demand for designers has risen in Silicon Valley as esteem for design has risen with the rise of Apple, Netflix, etc. (one of the Quora answers says basically this) 2) Stock options, however, have not. Anecdotally, I hear they’ve increased but that most hot startups do not shower their designers options like they do their devs. 3) This...
We're going to need a bigger office
evangotlib: mikehudack: Anyone got an office that can fit 60+ people in SoHo? Can I get a new desk fan? Take the Limewire office on Broadway and Howard next to my house!
Launch School, Spring 2011
spiers: I’m doing launch school again in the Spring, though this time it’ll be a bit more formalized. I’ll be posting details here shortly, and sending them out to my personal newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. For related inquiries, you can email me at espiers AT gmail.
API First, Mobile Second, Web Third The most important consumer of your product...– Scott Switzer in response to A VC: Mobile First Web Second (continued) === Amen! (via msg) I agree with the sentiment expressed here, but I was trying to think about if I would do it this way were I to start a new project today. The answer is no. It’s true that the most important eventual...
rebeccaaaa: Poor guy. UPDATE!: I just found out that this was built using Cinder, a side project over here at The Barbarian Group. digitalnachos: More severely weird Kinect hacking. That’s Robert, my old partner!
Pat-downs: A very small percentage of passengers will need to receive a...– The TSA Blog This made me realize what the TSA is gonna do for thanksgiving - they’re going to pull WAY back on AIT/Pat Downs, and make the whole thing super smooth so the once-a-year fliers will think the rest of us are whining about how bad things have gotten.
It is possible to exploit unfortunate double-meanings though. Up-and-coming...– The Next Web: The Name Game It has been interesting over the last 48 hours watching as many comments on Fashism’s name pop up in my Google Alerts and in comments of various stories on the funding. Many of the comments have appeared in News Outlets with traditionally non-tech audiences, such...
If you think about being in advertising as a channel through which to make some...– rickwebb’s tumblrmajig (rickwebb’s tumblrmajig: AP Bloggate, a rebuttal) Rafer sez: That’s one helluva rationalization. Not to harp on one old gig but I don’t have time to look up something more recent but — did BK even consider making their food less poisonous because of your (awesomely funny)...
rickwebb's tumblrmajig: AP Bloggate, a rebuttal →
rafer: rickwebb: rafer: rickwebb: So, there’s quite the brouhaha going on in UX land today over a blog post on the Adaptive Path blog - entitled The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying to Deliver User Experience Design. It’s really quite the piece of work, and I encourage you to read it…. Rafer sez: @rickwebb Your rebuttal is about half reasonable. I have a...
Michael Roberts says he has been reporting for work in Memphis for 4 1/2...– How A Pilot Refused A Full Body Scan And Now May Lose His Job This, to me, is the crux of the problem. The part that irks me more than the potential safety issues, the potential issues with image storage, and the fact the government is basically trying to see all its citizens naked. It’s...
We began investing in KAYAK brand advertising, including TV advertisements and...– Kayak S-1 Spend money on offline ads so you can make money with online ads. (via jryu)
Standard Hotels - Culture: Shipwrecked Veuve... →
standardhotels: This is the kind of story we LOVE to hear about because nothing is better than finding a lost bottle of delicious champagne! It’s like putting on your favorite made-to-measure Gucci flat front tweed pants and finding a $100 bill in the pocket. Love when that happens! According to the … OMG this is so exciting. The Veuve of 200 years ago was a radically different...
rickwebb's tumblrmajig: AP Bloggate, a rebuttal →
rafer: rickwebb: So, there’s quite the brouhaha going on in UX land today over a blog post on the Adaptive Path blog - entitled The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying to Deliver User Experience Design. It’s really quite the piece of work, and I encourage you to read it…. Rafer sez: @rickwebb Your rebuttal is about half reasonable. I have a hard time reconciling...
Which is the worst M. Night Shyamalan movie?
I haven’t seen The Last Airbender yet but it has to be better than Signs. Ask me anything