…I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed...– -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter From A Birmingham Jail This, in response to Jay Smooth’s days-long Twitter convo with an apparently INSANE member of Occupy Oakland.
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — An airman armed with a pistol barricaded...– News from The Associated Press (via new-aesthetic)
[Amazon doesn’t] give a single shit about charity or helping the needy or...– Steve Yegge, former Amazon employee
There are two ways to build a successful company. One is to work very, very...– Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Occupy Wall Street ZeroFilm NYC Open - MK12
Read This Before Our Next Meeting →
If you work somewhere that holds terrible meetings, you need to read this right now. The Kindle edition is free for Amazon Prime members, and if you go to booklending.com you can borrow it for free as well. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, just the Kindle app for your device. I read it on my Mac and iPod touch.)
"Nymwars" on Wikipedia →
Nymwars is the name given to the conflicts over policies mandating that users of internet service identify using real names.
The Keyframe Bias
jackcheng: At the office we have adjustable height desks, the ones you can turn into a standing desk with the press of a spring-loaded lever. The guys have used sit/stand desks at previous jobs, and we’re all familiar with articles like this one in the Times touting the benefits of standing versus sitting. An article like that can start a small-scale revolution, make you rise to your...
Screw it, I’m sick of listening to you assholes. Go do whatever the hell...– Steve Jobs to his staff, “agreeing” to let Windows users buy iPods
Silverlight and Flash Player for Mobile Halt...
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How To Crack The Living Room
So far, no one has been able to deliver an Internet-enabled home entertainment product (or “living room device”) which delivers a superior quality of experience consumers are compelled to buy en masse. (The first part might have happened already, but not the second.) Ever since Steve Jobs trolled the industry media from beyond the grave with his “I finally cracked it”...
A brilliant idea by Tim Carmody which I’m amazed no one’s stolen yet. You pick a show — let’s say that every show’s gotta have enough episodes to be in syndication, and only the backlist shows are available. Save the new ones for your running-show website — and you get a random episode.
I think the problem with books is they just ask people to do something that’s...– Steve Almond, WTF with Marc Maron #222 I wrote a longer piece about living room devices that I’m posting tomorrow. Here are a few things I couldn’t fit in.
As a programmer you must have a series of wins, every single day. It is the Deus...– Dhanji R. Prasanna. Old but saving for reference.
It starts with better design on the glass, what I call ‘sloppy...– Marko Ahtisaari, head of Nokia design, on Windows Phone