February 2008


I just saw Mike Huckabee on Saturday Night Live. Man—everything else aside, for sense of humor this guy has all other Presidential candidates beat by a mile.

Um, I’m not sure what to say about this one.

Via Boing Boing:

Tom Spina Designs created this Han Solo in Carbonite desk for a client. I would be incredibly productive with a desk like this. Just sayin’.

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Via Slashdot:

Stony Stevenson writes to point out that Netscape has finally reached end of line with the release of version 9.0.0.6. A pop-up will offer users the choice of switching to Firefox, Flock, or remaining with the dead browser, but no new updates will be released.

More here.

I remember the good old days (sniff). It’s all been downhill since version 1.1N anyway. Darn browser is going to make me cry…

NO WAY! This thing is actually a real product?
I don’t believe it.

Via Engadget:

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The day you’ve been waiting so very, very, very long for has finally arrived: Optimus Maximus keyboards have begun shipping out to their new homes. In addition to the pricey, OLED-studded ‘boards, the Optimus Configurator software utility is also available, allowing you to customize your new purchase to your heart’s content. In other news, Art Lebedev says that he’s planning a new project which will make you salivate uncontrollably for five years straight, and end with you taking out a second mortgage on your home to purchase it. Huzzah!

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Via 43 Folders:

Ours is a culture based on the idea that whenever you run out of space, you should just pull up stakes and move five miles west. Then you can be happy. Is it any wonder that we seek organization rather than deletion as the solution to an overwhelming problem? Yeah, I think this goes well beyond not being able to find a business card in your junk drawer.

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I think I have every one of these obsolete skills

Well almost every skill. I’ve never churned butter or caulked my wagon to ford a river, at least. And I’ve never learned how to unlace my corset.

John Gruber at Daring Fireball couldn’t have been more in tune with my perspective on the MacBook Air.

Via Daring Fireball:

The Air’s missing optical drive and FireWire/Ethernet ports are like the original iMac’s missing floppy drive.

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Wil Shipley has written about it too (although with a title not for the easily offended), and he agreed with my comment that I was baffled by the “it’s too expensive, unlike the 12 inch PowerBook” claim. The much missed 12 inch PowerBook was the same price, not less than, the MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air is a shift in thinking, from disks to online living. Physical disk media is dead—long live online access to media.

Like I’ve said, the Internet is my filing cabinet–why bother buying discs anymore?

Sign me up–it would be really great to consolidate and simplify my phone services:

Google Grand Central.

I reserved a number (or filled out the form, anyway).

And from Boing Boing:

Battle of the bogus Beatle bands

WFMU has a third post (part one, part two) about bands that made songs that sounded like (or attempted to sound like) The Beatles. This time it’s The Manchesters versus The Beatle Buddies. Even though these songs are much worse than anything The Beatles did, I still enjoy listening to them.

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Heh. So now I’d like to see the bogus Kinks wannabes…

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