Just “invested” in $90 in an array or rechargeable batteries and a charger. Being environmentally conscious is pricey!
Am very late to the last.fm party, but am really starting to like it.
Daring Fireball: Spaces in 10.5.3 →
Great info for people who use Spaces in Mac OS X and want to divide things by task rather than by application.
FeedBurner/Google Creating AdSense for RSS Feeds →
I’ve always loved FeedBurner and when Google acquired them, it was pretty clear the reason for the acquisition was to scale AdSense to RSS feeds. I just hope they manage to keep the ads from being too intrusive. Given Google’s and FeedBurner’s history with ads, I’m betting they will handle it elegantly. We’ll see.
saar: Nice!! :) soxiam: code which enables you to detect which social bookmarking sites your visitors use. I don’t know whether to be amazed at the creativity of this or angered by the invasion of privacy.
Rachael Ray: Terrorist Sympathizer? →
I can’t believe there are actually people who believe Rachael Ray is calling for jihad in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial. Is this real life or The Onion?
Not only is this funny and an awesome homage to both CSI and Halo, but the production quality is amazing. Way to go CollegeHumor!
Apple Fixes 70 Issues with Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update →
The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds →
cubicle17: This must be a trip (so to speak): The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy. […] The cause of the reaction is a protein called miraculin, which binds with the taste buds and acts as a sweetness inducer when it comes in contact with acids… At ~$2 per berry, it’s a bit expensive, but this just sounds too wild...
Making my first restaurant reservation via OpenTable.com. Nice.
The amount of spam I receive has absolutely exploded in the past week. Whoever you are, please stop. I don’t need anything enhanced and the plumbing’s working just fine. Thanks.
Just got an Apple Wireless Keyboard for the home office. I like it, but it takes some getting used to.
The Power of My Blog
Earlier this week, I posted a letter to Jeff Bezos. Among my requests was that Amazon make Love The One You’re With available on the Kindle for my wife. Well, just one day later, bam! Oh, the power of my blog! ;-P
Roger Ebert Loves Indy 4 →
We have tickets for Thursday night and I can’t freakin’ wait!
Napster MP3 Store to Rival iTunes Store With 6... →
Apple needs to very quickly cut deals with the large record labels to drop DRM. And, moving from AAC to MP3 (or at least offering an MP3 purchasing option) may be needed too. If not, I predict that Amazon, Napster or other DRM-free MP3 stores will eventually eat into iTunes Store music sales big time. Interestingly, the Napster Store doesn’t work with Safari. A little slap at Apple? It looks...
Initial Thoughts on the Netflix Player by Roku
Having read the specs and seen the photos and videos, here are my initial thoughts on the Netflix Player by Roku: The Good At $99, the price is right. It’s small and lightweight, so it should fit in almost any cabinet or console. It could even be seen as portable. (Though, the same could be said of the Apple TV.) Existing Netflix subscribers don’t have to pay anything additional per...
Gawker: Did PepsiCo Steal Ad From Tumblr Blogger? →
I’m sure PepsiCo will claim it’s an uncredited reblog rather than stealing. (via David)
Half of all new college graduates now believe that self-employment is more...– The Next American Frontier - WSJ.com (via zachklein) (via fred-wilson) A great, insightful article.
Dear Jeff Bezos
Dear Jeff Bezos, You don’t know me. But, I buy at least an e-book a week on the Kindle Store and evangelize the Kindle to strangers literally every day who ask me, “Hey, what the heck is that thing?” So, I have two favors to ask. First, could you give us a place on Amazon.com to request that specific books be Kindlelized? I’m sure you’re already focused on...
Mobaganda is like Evite, without all the bloat, clutter and unnecessary crap.– mobaganda* This isn’t technically true, since Evite without all the bloat, clutter and unnecessary crap would be nothing. And, Mobagenda actually looks like something pretty cool. (Via David and Bijan.)
WITH Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama trying to figure out whether it would work...– For Senate, Clinton (Bill) - New York Times (via fred-wilson) I have to wonder if this would really make Bill Clinton happy. He’s used to being President with all the power and prestige of that office. Under this plan, even with his stature, he would still be a first-term junior senator. And,...
Maybe it’s people graduating rather than prom.
All the prom kids at Cheesecake Factory are making me feel under-dressed.
marco: From samreich of College Humor: Patrick Cassels is hilarious and full of anecdotes. It just didn’t make sense that he didn’t have Tumblr. We pled with him. We reasoned. Jake even organized a petition. But nothing worked. Today we held an intervention. I organized, Ricky hosted, Jake, Sarah and Amanda wrote letters, and Amir and Blake shot it. Ladies and gentlemen:...
Suck on it, Clintstones. And note to the rest of America — we may not be as sexy...– The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: How the Valley put Obama over the top Awesome, awesome, awesome. (via hellofriend) (via cajunboy) (via caro) OMG, that’s amazing.
New feature: Tag filtering
staff: You’ve been able to enter tags on posts for a while using the “Show advanced options” link. Most people use tags to indicate categories or topics, such as vacation, music, photography. Today, we’ve added two new ways to use tags: Tags can now be displayed for each post in your theme (see the Custom Theme reference’s new Tags section). You can link to URLs that look like this: ...
How Apple is Changing DRM →
Interesting piece and it’s true the record companies’ insistence on DRM has increased Apple’s power in the music space. But, Apple is the #1 music seller in the U.S. rather than #3. And, I still don’t see Jobs going for a subscription model.
Automatically Pausing iTunes From Firefox?
joelaz: You know how the iPhone automatically pauses the music you’re listening to when a call comes in? I want a feature like that for my browser. Throughout the day, I’ll be listening to music and browsing the web. I click on a video or a link that initiates some sort of audio and I have to flip into iTunes to pause my music in order to hear the conflicting sound. I want my browser to do...