So what Michael Arrington is saying is: work insane hours, forget about having your youth, and still have your startup’s main product crash every day at 5pm for almost 90 minutes, right? He’s onto something there.
TODAY IN INFURIATING ANONYMOUS SOURCING: It is unclear at this point what color the building’s tower will be lit up on the evening of its I.P.O., if that day should come. But most people expect it to be green, said a person briefed on the deal.
Here’s a milestone in broken spirits: I got sick of arguing with my malware scanner for 20 minutes about whether or not a code project from eleven years ago was actually an obscure backdoor virus, so I just deleted the code folder. I cannot wait to actually get the nerve to buy that virus scanner that 99 recommended 3 years ago so that I can dropkick this piece of shit off my hard drive.
thenotes: The end of Sunday’s episode of Boardwalk Empire was the HBOest bit of HBO in recent memory. IN SOVIET RUSSIA, NAKED WOMAN KILLS YOU!
We’ve been crowing for years about how anyone who uses Wikipedia as a primary reference in a report is a complete moron (when it can be shown that Wikipedia is typically accurate and up-to-date for content that abides by its editorial guidelines - more so than a print encyclopedia). But let’s take a second to contemplate people who use Mythbusters as a more definitive source of...
ericmortensen asked: I agree with much of what you wrote re: Time. I don't think a single cover means much, nor do I think covers mean much in general. I do think that ShortFormBlog was willing to dig deeper than any of the countless people who merely posted the cover discrepency as evidence of some sort of of devious plot. I think it's simply representative of Time, Newsweek, etc. being shitty magazines.
And while we’re talking about mistakes that TIME Magazine has made (and which are typical of them to make), here’s an article about how Steve Jobs was a bad asshole (and how others have “learned” from it) that significantly advances the Vangelizer Reduction Principle. Not that it needed advancing in the first place.
Shut up, Bob Costas
shanebacon: On Sunday night, Bob Costas opened the second half of NBC’s Sunday night snoozer between the Steelers and the Chiefs with a rant about touchdown celebrations. He ranted, and raved, and screamed and sounded, frankly, old and dated, which is interesting because it seems he’s spent plenty of money to make himself look otherwise. And all of it was just … ridiculous. Like keeping Jay...
Hey, is Tumblr more relevant if Lt. John Pike signs up?? Would we get a big “rah-rah welcome to the dancefloor” post for that? I mean, everyone’s a fan of his meme.
Hey, to everyone who ever said, “Well, yeah, Groupon is [LIST OF BAD THINGS] but I like their business concept, everyone seems to be into it, it might be a sustainable thing!” COME LINE UP FOR YOUR FREE PUNCH IN THE FACE!
I just realized, a GOP debate could be going on right now and I wouldn’t know about it nor would I be surprised to hear it. Those guys are going to be able to sing 6 octaves when the election cycle is done.
All of the recent news reminds me of “99 Red Balloons”. It’s like, we have the option of resolving all issues in peace and harmony, but then all these guns and assorted weapons would go to waste. Let’s use them on one another! We don’t need reasons! I mean, did you ever think for a second that we could all do the right thing by being democratic about it? Here’s...
Remember that this is the time of year to give thanks for our blue shop towels
Hey rendit, remember when I went apeshit about pumpkins as a forced meme? Well, you know a food is a forced meme when you have two cans of it sitting around since LAST Thanksgiving season and they gotta go, so you have to come up with a recipe to use it, or give it to a canned food drive because only an asshole* would donate pumpkin filling, not really a food suited for direct consumption, to the...
I’m waiting for the easy “Hannukah quality, Christmas pricing” joke to come along.
Irony: every time I have to read one of these eye-injuring Times articles, I’m really playing with the iPhone the whole time through.
YouTube now has autoplay video ads embedded on… video pages. And the sound collides with whatever you originally selected, rather than pre-empting it. Note that Google has owned YouTube for a while, so you kind of have to pin any recent UI disasters solely on them. If there was another option out there, I would stay away from YouTube at all costs. Of course, we have no options because the...
stryker: This isn’t about class. These People are saying that you shouldn’t take an unpaid internship even if you can afford it Because You’re Worth It, which strikes me not only as elitist, but disregards that money is only one kind of currency. When you don’t have kids or a mortgage, usually experience is more valuable a good than cash-ola. Why take an unpaid internship? Why pay a college...
stryker: “And if you can swing it financially, is it worth it? Not always. Unpaid internships don’t do as much for you in the job market as paid ones do. According to the 2011 Student Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, paid interns spent more of their time on professional duties, while unpaid interns were given clerical ones. Sixty-one percent of paid interns working at...
This bit of info utterly disgusted notemily, pitselly, fuckyeahfeminists, hannahisawful, some-disgraced-cosmonaut, sfbirdie and about 700 other people: “One of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged molestation victims, now 17 years old, has left his high school after bullies blamed him for the firing of Penn State’s football coach Joe Paterno.” Bullies Forced an Alleged Sandusky Victim to Leave His High...
Real or Robo Cop?
juliefredrickson: So a Tumblr that someone should start is Real or Robo Cop. Can anyone get on this? Mohney? Brian Van? Because Tumblr is bitchy I can’t get replies to work here but seriously people we need this yes? Forget Tumblr, let’s launch this on ExpressionEngine WordPress Rails Polopoly!
"We are not accustomed, here at GQ, to acting as a... →
I like to see Conde Nast magazines acting as in-touch with society, comparing their famous-person-road-trip-interview premise to a charity that serves children dying of cancer. Thanks, we needed a reminder of how frivolous your entire operation is.
thenotes: Things my wife texts: “Cats are jerks. I don’t want a cat anymore.” See: The Principle
I’ve decided to formalize the Vangelizer Reduction Principle. This is the official definition and I want to share it with everyone so that it can be used for the benefit of mankind. The principle: All things in the universe can be regarded as logical constructs that can be boiled down to a simple fact - everyone is an asshole. Examples: * Economic theory operates on the foundation that...
morpheusmedia: Big news for e-commerce today: Hunch, the recommendations engine and social network, was just acquired by eBay. They say the social network (Hunch.com) will live on, but it’s not clear what this means for custom API integrations or other brands looking to license the Hunch technology for e-commerce. BOOOOOOOM! Talent acquired, platform mothballed! Maybe now we can have a good...
Today In Ungrateful Summarizing
Heaven Is a Place Called Elizabeth Warren - NYTimes.com Embracing Warren as the next “one” is, in part, a way of getting over Obama; she provides an optimistic distraction from the fact that under our current president, too little has changed, for reasons having to do both with the limitations of the political system and the limitations of the man. She makes people forget that estimations of...
Truck Strikes Yale-Harvard Tailgaters, Killing 1. Tragic and pointless. Almost surely the result of careless operating behavior or manufacturing defects, since trucks tend not to suddenly accelerate on their own. Damn bike lanes!
I don’t want to pollute your lives with pointless celebrity gossip at a time like this, but I think this is an example of integrity winning out over complacency and a misguided sense of forgiveness. It seems that Demi Moore filed for divorce because Ashton Kutcher’s Joe Pa tweet was the tipping point of intolerable behavior: “It looked as if things were progressing, and then of all...
A Quick Jot Of Thoughts About Recent Occupy...
Let’s see if I can write this in five minutes and if you can read it in one… It turns out that the banking system and the federal government are the least of our worries in the US at the moment. The recent developments in widespread protests and the national discourse reveal that we have a very serious problem with the divide of power and the function of conversation/media in our...
This Explains The Behavior Of Apple Loyalists A... →
It seems they were lead by example! It possibly also means that Tim Cook might be the best thing to happen to personal computer / home electronics discourse in the past 25 years. He’s intelligent, he’s driven, he’s well-spoken - and he’s not a big fucking child!
“Got my Kindle Touch. It’s no good. I miss Steve.”
Typical Grynbaum Form: It is not unusual for fathers to work alongside sons as sandhogs, as tunnel-diggers are known, where rituals of drilling, blasting and concrete-pouring are passed down from generation to generation. I’m trademarking “Sandhog Bar Mitzvah” before anyone else gets to it. By the way, later in the piece: Three weeks ago, Mr. O’Brien, a stout, muscular...
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing...– Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica)
Unused Tech Blog Headlines
“Take A Sad Tong And Make It Better”
Google Analytics A Potential Threat to Anonymous... →
nickdouglas: If your anonymous blog is using Google Analytics (or any third-party embed system), you could get outed. Particularly if you have something negative to say about Apple.
Rejected Internet Advocacy Taglines
“Don’t Drop The SOPA”