In conclusion, I said, a Dorito asks nothing of you, which is its great gift. It...– The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender It’s an amazing book about a girl who can taste people’s emotions in the food that they make. Despite the trippy premise, it also manages to capture normal, everyday people and situations in a way few books do.
Marco.org: Job transition →
marco: After four years of my serving as Tumblr’s lead developer, Tumblr’s technical management needs have evolved to require types of experience that I don’t have, and my independent career has offered a lot of opportunities that I haven’t had the time to take full advantage of. While Tumblr’s… Getting to know Marco Arment has been one of the best things about working at Tumblr. From...
iOS 4.1 does not fix the iPhone 4’s proximity sensor issues at all for me. Just had two unintended mutes and an unintended hold in one phone call.
Are you up for a thought experiment? What if we chose to regard the 2,973...– David Foster Wallace (via southpol) This is top notch - it is absolutely the best quote I have read on tumblr is some time. (via woody) This captures exactly how I feel about this. Sadly, no politician could ever get away with saying it.
Being a person who reads The Economist is an aspirational fantasy for people who...– Tumblelogger anfscu doesn’t trust his friends. Aspirational fantasists - you are more than welcome here. (via theeconomist) I really do read The Economist every week. I’ve got a Kindle subscription. I don’t think reading it makes me an intellectual. But, I do think reading it makes me...
Words That Don’t Exist in the English Language
bbook: tamburina: L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.” Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods. Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love. Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when...
Amazon takes the Kindle offline for sales at Best... →
Barnes & Noble just had its Christmas ruined.
Richmond Tumblr Meetup! Coming Soon?
hugel: Last time I saw Marc he challenged me to organize a tumblr meetup for Richmond. I wanted to get something out there now in order to begin spreading the word and getting feedback. So what would you like to see in a tumblr meetup? Any great venue ideas? Days/Times that do or don’t work for people? Obviously a consensus will be impossible to achieve, but it’ll give us something to work...
The Fitbit Saga Continues
Fitbit.com continues to tell me my Fitbit is expected to ship by August 10th even though it is September 8th. So, I broke down and emailed Fitbit tonight and received this response: “Thank you for submitting your request. Due to the Labor Day holiday in the US, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th. We have received your request and will respond to you as soon as...