Bye bye productivity: Hedgehog Launch. (via kottke)
thoughts on the internet
soupsoup: Keith Gessen likens himself a writer. He makes a huge mess trying to get across such a simple concept here. I don’t know much about writing, but isn’t the mark of a good writer to be able to get a point across clearly and elegantly? Yeah, after twenty personal revisions and an editor hacking away at it. I’ve noticed that people are often surprised when fully-formed literary...
(via Dealbreaker) Posted by guest, Jun 30, 2008 3:51PM Heard that Duane Read is buying Lehman. Need more retail space around Times Square.
Me: I have a new Tumblr. It captures all my self-loathing.
Her: It looks more like it captures all your self-mythologizing.
Me: I hate you.
nudawn: brianvan: Finally, from out of nowhere, I’d like to start a daily morning jogging group on the Lower East Side. Meet at 6:45, run over the bridge and back. I have no idea if stating that here will cause any effect, but stranger things have happened. i might be convinced to go jogging on the weekends if said group was in as poor shape as i was. having said that, 645am? seriously?...
This has been an interesting weekend overall, and I leave it behind thinking that maybe I’m even the slightest bit ahead of where I was at on Friday. I’m currently doing some painful reading - a back-and-forth volley between trying to figure out Ruby-on-Rails and trying to figure out what is important about Mashable.com. I’m sure sustained reading of either one would dangerously...
fek: N.B. Is David Cho’s Tumblr not one of the best? It is. Yes.
Pre-emptive SHUT UP, METS FANS. It’s not so much fandom (I’m a bit indifferent to the Yankees as a team during these times when their overpaid staff chooses to suck) as it is that ridiculous sense of superiority that I hear more of lately. It’s like when the younger brother beats the older brother at something, and doesn’t let anyone forget about it for one minute until...
Here’s how you know that the tech community is trying to get back to 1999 lately: people are starting websites called garysguide.org. (Worse, it’s his second site title because he originally ripped off the Silicon Alley Reporter name and was forced to change it) Reminds me of when everyone was starting an tech events newsletter with the format “[name]’s List”. Dorky! ...
(from craigslist, emphasis mine) Wind-up Records, the leading independent record label, seeks a part-time Web Designer to join its Digital Platforms team. Working 18 hours per week in our office, the designer will assist the team in banner and digital asset creation, utilizing Photoshop and HTML. * Must be strong in Photoshop and HTML. * Must have experience and design sensibilities. * Must...
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.– Oscar Wilde (via mallisser)
Dire twitters, turns out party just ran out of...
feistyred: brianvan: I’ve been staring at my phone for 20 minutes and I still can’t figure out how to announce how I feel. A combination of numb, lost, stupid. Yeah, I caused a fair amount of panic with this one. Before I attended my final engagement last night, I found myself in the strange position of becoming more melancholy as the drinking went on… might have been one of the first times...
Holy shit, they're going to start selling Wafels... →
davidcho: This completely changes the dynamic of available waffles in the East Village, namely I don’t have to go to Le Petite Abeille to get Belgian waffles.
40 minutes of fresh Jack-O (after 40 minutes of Simmons/Vescey)
They’re roasting Leitch today at Deadspin, hold on to your hats…
bvan: I put a post about Lodwick online
I think he's a big ol nerd
jessica.haralson: he completely shuts down at ANY criticism
bvan: he doesn't see the value in humility
jessica.haralson: well, as i said to him
NO one thinks he shouldn't aim high
he's mischaracterizing his detractors
and creating straw men to make himself feel better
bvan: he's socially weak
too vulnerable to snide remarks
jessica.haralson: he also puts his neck on the chopping block
somehow i maintain an internet presence and avoid hardcore criticism
and if someone says something oh wellz
bvan: yeah. same here. I get away with a lot of ballsy statements and foul jokes that way
jessica.haralson: he'll be back in like 3 weeks
bvan: next week
jessica.haralson: the comments are making me laugggh
bvan: "I want to live like common people!"
jessica.haralson: i like the british commonfolk talk
it's funnier since i'm re-reading pride and prejudice
lodwick made his income from trade which would actually keep him out of the landed gentry
bvan: he doesn't anymore
could he have converted?
I mean, can you even call it "trade" if you just borrow money from your dad's friends to buy a bunch of servers to host tasteless internet videos?
jessica.haralson: social mobility wasn't much of a concept in the regency area
he'd be solidly in the entrepreneur class which means he'd be invited to the tables of the gentry but would never be a part of them.
MAYBE his kids if he passed on wealth to them, and they never had to work.
it was also considered very vulgar to live where you work
this is probably the only situation where being an english major is applicable to a real world situation
bvan: I'm going to blog this.
Sarah Payton, you insensitive animal! Such is the plight of the fameballs, who, even in their moments of reservations and regrets, still write a gilded invitation to the mob for another character lynching. I think Jakob Lodwick is not a terrible person, he’s just a big ol’ nerd that doesn’t know how to work the crowd and who keeps coming back to get his underpants yanked up to...
youngmanhattanite: Sure, KatieBakes might blog about Zimbabwe, but what is she really doing to make a difference? Someone give me KatieBakes’ political situation in three sentences.
This is comedy gold and ends with an awesome pun. It’s also gross.
(via Metafilter) Adventures in Stock Photography
Fitting in is so HARD
Back in 1997, I walked into college (into a fairly difficult degree program) and was completely unprepared for the task of understanding extensive amounts of complicated mathematical concepts while developing an alcoholism problem, watching Jerry Springer all day, and staring at the endless cute, luscious, nubile, sexually attractive girls that were surrounding me. It was basically: boner, beer,...
The Great Reblog Swindle
lowlife: So is the reblog feature discouraging Tumblr-using bloggers from writing long posts? That’s what I wanna know. Well, in my case, it’s not stopping me from writing huge fucking posts with a four-figure word count, and it ain’t stopping me from trimming down your huge fucking posts to one relevant sentence. What’s more, I believe I’m using Tumblr correctly! I...
johncarney: Out: Everyone went to the same six schools. In: Everyone dropped out of school.
N.J. School Locked Down for Ninja Sighting →
According to my calendar, I have nothing scheduled. Looking to fill the time. Suggest/discuss.
Random Party Announcement (Thurs. Open Bar 9p-12a...
via my friend Colette: You and your unlimited guests are invited to a media only charity event benefiting Mobilize.org and DeclareYourself.com taking place Thursday June 26 at 9pm at The Anchor, 310 Spring Street near Greenwich Street. J. Colette Prosper (lifestyle writer for Zink and contributing writer for TimeOut), Johnny Iuzzini (Executive Pastry Chef of Jean Georges, guest judge on Top Chef)...
If you are reading my front page: There are 9 posts below. Each one is perfect.
Slashdot | Studies Confirm That Bad Boys Get More... →
peterwknox: huge: The best part of the article is in the comments: “The Problem in a Nutshell: We started off talking about women, and inside of four posts we’re discussing the merits of different browser types.” “Shit man, if I can figure out vi, I can figure out a vagina.”
And he didn’t just “do” it. He worked over an idea like a diamond cutter with...– Op-Ed Contributor - Jerry Seinfeld on George Carlin’s Life and Comedy - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com (via gimmick) Read it read it read it.
But so many people have constructed their careers in a plastic bubble, where...– Via Deadspin/Leitch, Someone Hates You Online. Try Not To Be Offended. (via fek) Heroic author. Underrated movie. Grinning reader.
sarazucker: random thought: i have a crush on most of my followers. how do you all feel about that? Let’s make out under the bleachers.
bijan: Today Twitter announced a new round of investment. Cool! Put some more quarters into the webserver.
This is sexy. I can has portable bbq?
“robert downy jr would laugh in these kids faces. he’d flip the dinning room table over, call them pathetic and main-line their absinthe. then he’d call charlie sheen over and they’d piss on the curtains.”
via fark.com HBO to air *EVERY* George Carlin special, spanning 1977-2008, in two-day marathon this Weds/Thurs
Secrets about the internet
marco: The most common word in search queries is “photos”. Number two? “Fotos.” The associated words indicate that people are usually searching for pictures of naked women and cars. Blog readers don’t click on ads. Most ads are clicked by confused, lost, nontechnical people who arrived from a Google results page and think that the ad will take them to what they were really looking for. (This is...
jakoblodwick: My worst problems are caused by conflicts of schedule. There are too few hours each day to do everything I want to do. My energy is finite. If I waste it on the things I want to do, I will be unable to channel it into the things I need to do. In my life, the realm of “want” is mostly one habit: browsing the web. The realm of “need” is inventing companies that change the world. I...
Second Opinion - From Tim Russert’s Death, Some Painful Truths About Heart Disease - NYTimes.com How self-aggrandizing is the media? On the occasion that one of their own dies, despite the ongoing trend of… well, human mortality (is that redundant?), it’s “fit to print” the news that people often die of heart attacks! Especially fat people! Holy shit, stop the Press...