Penelope Trunk helped convince me to take my current job at Wired News, and it was great advice — I love my job. As my friend, her advice is supportive, sympathetic, frank, and cuts through the crap: Just what you wish all of your friends’ advice would be like. As a writer, she delivers career […]
Getting even simple things done with a slightly underpowered computer and a bunch of web-based applications means you spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for TypePad to publish a post, waiting for Gmail to populate the screen with a list of the latest messages, waiting for an image to download so you can start […]
As Bruce Sterling writes, this would be handy if you were lost about 6,000 light years out. It’s also very cool! An Atlas of the Universe
The game looks lame, and the trailer is weak, but the phrase is awesome. I would totally buy a T-shirt that had a big, bold, Helvetica I 8 NY and a picture of Godzilla on it. In black. Dinohunters: I 8 NY Trailer
I’ll be appearing on John C. Dvorak’s internet video show, Cranky Geeks, today at 12:30pm Pacific, together with my old Ziff Davis friends Sebastian Rupley and Cade Metz. With luck, I’ll get in a good rant or two about censorship, surveillance, and Tablet PCs. UPDATE 5/24: Video now available, at the corrected link above.
I’ve started a little tiny meme. Look, isn’t it cute? fluffy piece of Digg bait
It seems to be a law of ballpoint pens that the best ones inevitably disappear, leaving behind only inferior writing implements. Thus I have managed, over the past year, to lose three Fisher Space Pens (really the perfect all-purpose pocket pen) while the promising but ultimately disappointing Zebra Tele-scopic has somehow managed to remain in […]
NASA wants to pump you up: You Will Get Excited About Spending $100 Billion on a Lunar Program (yeah, I wrote that)
Om Malik and TheLadders.com CEO Mark Cenedella joined forces to throw a cocktail party at San Francisco’s Pier 38 Thursday evening. Was this a turning point for the boomlet of optimism and hope that has been tagged with the lame moniker of “web 2.0”? Maybe, but whether it’s the high water mark or the bend […]
My coworker Kristen Philipkoski outed me as a Vogue subscriber. I only read it for the Jeffrey Steingarten columns, I swear.
I finally found an antidote to the bloated, overgrown, poorly designed mess that is iTunes. It’s a little freeware app called Floola that is just a few megabytes in size and requires no installation, so you can just put the application file on your iPod and run it from there. Floola has a straightforward interface: […]
Canadian anti-global warming marketing campaign: Flicking brilliant. FLICK OFF