Seven Things You're Wasting Money On →
While I agree with this article in general, I take issue with one of its suggestions: 5) Organic Produce Sure, buying organic makes you feel like you’re doing the right thing, but it isn’t always the best choice for your wallet. Fruits and vegetables like kiwis, sweet corn and broccoli require very little pesticide to grow. Others — like avocados, onions and pineapples —...
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$1,000 Prize for Best Idea on What Economic/Policy... →
The Fraser Institute is offering a $1,000 first prize and five $500 runner-up prizes for proposals on what economic or public policy issue it should try to measure. Entries are due by May 15th. Measurement should be a key component of any debate on public policy. Measurement transforms issues that are otherwise abstract or obscure into something concrete or tangible. More importantly,...
NPR: "We Are Fucking Killing It Over Here" →
As major news broadcasters are struggling with declining audiences, National Public Radio just released numbers showing it’s bucking that trend. NPR says its audience has grown to an all-time high.
Amazon, which is selling Kindle books at a loss to get everyone hooked, will...– In Defense of the Kindle - Jacob Weisberg | Newsweek.com Is that really true? I always assumed that publishers and Amazon were getting their typical margins on e-books and that the lower prices were due to savings from not having to print and ship things.
danmeth: Hardly Working: The Cartoon Here’s a brand-new cartoon I animated for College Humor, scripted by staff writers Dan Gurewitch and Jeff Rubin. It stars just about every cast member of the College Humor comedy troupe, including (in order of appearance) Sarah Schneider, Ricky Van Veen, Jeff, Sam Reich, Kevin Corrigan, Patrick Cassels, Dan, Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Streeter...
Obama commits to plugin hybrids, battery... →
Obama used a tour of Southern California Edison’s electric vehicle testing center to announce that $2.4 billion of stimulus money would be used to help get everything in place for widespread adoption of electric vehicles. The goal: to put a million plugin hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015.
A Phone Survey
I got a call today from someone wanting to survey me on behalf of Nespresso. I love Nespresso. I evangelize it to all. I have one to two espressos a day from my Nespresso machine and its coffee pod system. My parents got me the machine for Christmas a few years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. So, I asked the woman on the phone how long the survey would take and she said “24...
When I got an email from Dominion today about our monthly power bill, it had a line at the top that said: “You have the power to choose renewable energy! Click here to sign up or learn about your Green Power options.” So, I clicked there and very pleased with what I saw. As of January 1st, Dominion has joined hundreds of power companies in allowing customers to voluntarily...
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto, João...
dangurewitch: Hardly Working: Airplane. This was a true adventure. I can say with 100% certainty that this is the most exercise my abs have gotten while shooting an office sketch.
SXSWi was awesome. Being four days behind in all my work is not so awesome.
AT&T Fails The SXSW iPhone Test →
South by Southwest is one of the biggest annual geek shows, so naturally there are thousands (tens of thousands?) of iPhones roaming around downtown Austin. Good luck making calls or receiving text messages, especially anywhere near the convention center. <whitewhine>Making calls and sending SMS messages is nearly impossible and all of our iPhone batteries are draining because they keep...
Some of the most popular blogs among today’s youth (other than those on social...– Albany Democrat Herald: People Whoa, did I miss a meeting? (The rest of the article is very kind and nicely done.)
Would You Pay To Register Your Bike? | BikeHacks →
Would you pay $54 to register your bicycle so you could ride it on public thoroughfares and bike paths in Oregon? Would you if it were the law? Wayne Kriger is a member of the Oregon House of Representatives. He is also a non-bicycle riding Republican from Gold Beach, OR and chief architect of Oregon House Bill 3008. He wants everyone who rides their bike on a public street or bike path to pay...
More on The Death of Newspapers
My earlier post has generated some great reblogged comments. Thanks to all who took the time to weigh in. My thoughts after reading them: I agree that free content will generally trump content that requires micropayment. The question is how much longer can free last? As print subscription rates and web ad revenue stagnate or dry up, at what point are even prominent national newspapers going to be...
The Death of Newspapers
Newspapers are dying. Everyone will tell you this from NPR’s On the Media to, well, your newspaper if you still read one. As a former journalism major, a former PR guy, and an avaricious consumer of news, I figured I’d share some of my thoughts on this situation. The Problem Let’s be clear about what’s dying here. The demand for thoughtful reporting by professionals...
Coverflow is shit.– Francisca
Osaka's Cat Brothel →
(via Freakonomics Blog)