Hipsters are the Future
Imagine a kind of Eloi-esque utopian future, where all of our physical needs are met (either by a stable economy, or by the Morlocks). In this world, what is left for us to do? What’s left is culture: art, music, writing, gaming, fashion, story-telling, video, crafts, etc. Culture will always evolve. The Internet is getting us to this utopian world sooner rather than later. The barrier has...
Just bought a new camera, please excuse my hyperbole!
What animal has a grandfather, but no father? An...
The Drone bee has no father, but does have a grandfather! Each & every time! Here’s how it works: Queen bees can mate with a Drone to produce fertilized eggs Fertilized eggs always become new Queens, or Workers, but never Drones Queen bees can lay unfertilized eggs Unfertilized eggs always become new Drones So Queens always have a mother & a father (as do workers). Drones however,...
‘Free’ is a euphemism for ‘Please’– Adam Conroy This is a great quote. Example: Try our product “free”. Also, feel “free” to reblog this.
PrankDialer.com - Rick Roll'd! →
So simple, it’s scary. Your friends won’t see it coming (but they will see some bizarro 800 number instead)
What animal has a grandfather, but no father?
Email me your answer, and feel free to repost the question. Friday, I’ll share the answer with everyone, and link to those who got it right!
[Twitter] is like hangin out in a bar with the Internet– Jim Murphy I agree with Jim: this explains it a lot better than “public IM” or “public Facebook status”
‘Facebook!’ is the new ‘Cheese!’– my brother, 19, on camera usage. Apparently this is widespread. I’m going to adopt this…
Coding, Lesson 1: The Fundamentals
All coding is divided into three parts: Critical thinking Trial & Error Googling for hours You’ll spend more time at the bottom of that list than the top.
Hey Generation-Free: What Sites Do You Pay For? →
andrewparker: A simple open question: what web services do you pay for online? Excellent question, my answers below: eApps.com: private web-app hosting eBay: a few cents here & there iTunes: I’ll throw this in because they extract a few bucks from me each week World of Warcraft: my account is currently inactive, but when the next expansion is out, you can be sure I’ll be back for...
The Future of Marketing + Advertising Fun slide deck. (Really… a fun slide deck? Yes.)
Why is Easter Before Passover This Year? →
This year, Jesus will rise from the dead before having his last supper. Either he’s switching things up, or you buy this guys astronomical calendar explanation. (I like to think he’s switching things up)
My Twitter Digest: 2008-3-22 →
wyrmwood: haircut: check. wyrmwood: haven’t been to the hong kong in years wyrmwood: heading next door to trinity wyrmwood: @sarahwurrey oh geez wyrmwood: @ redsky wyrmwood:…
My Twitter Digest: 2008-3-21 →
wyrmwood: emotionally exhausted, again. In need of a party See all updates for wyrmwood »
My Twitter Digest: 2008-3-20 →
wyrmwood: at andala cafe…. wrong day? wyrmwood: @quiverandquill overheard your name mentioned at OpenCoffee this morning wyrmwood: @tipjoy are you doing CSS tweaking? I’ve enjoyed…
My Twitter Digest: 2008-3-19 →
wyrmwood: @anandthakker 1) install twitter IM bot 2) learn sms tracking tools. Unfortunately it’s all predicated on 3) be near lots of users IRL wyrmwood: @danielha Dan, do you have an…
My Twitter Digest: 2008-3-18 →
wyrmwood: fearful of meltdowns wyrmwood: @nabeel I’d bring the frakking chips. Question is, where’s the biggest LCD in Boston? wyrmwood: hulu is so close… but why start playing funky…
Embed iCal in your desktop as a text calendar. →
Anyone one remember my post, Free Idea #1? Well, someone has rigged together an implementation that overlays a text version of your calendar above your desktop! Can’t wait to try it out…
Mileage & Momentum
There’s that frustrating moment while driving we’ve all experienced: you’re cruising along, alone as far as the eye can see, when you’re forced to stop for a red light, wait, and accelerate away. This is only for the convenience of the machine. All momentum is lost to braking, and all that gas spent to get going again is a waste of energy. If the light had only been...
Why aren't you working for a startup? →
Some great excerpts: When’s the last time you worked until tomorrow and had a great time? Do you get letters from customers and supporters telling you how much they love your product? When you talk about what you do, do you get so infectiously excited about it that, all of the sudden, everyone around you is talking about it, too?
My new favorite website →
(via implodr) Apologies to people who were my friends before this post.
Smell of Success
Today’s weather is finally warm enough to open the windows, greeting my nostrils with spring + burger & fries. (Our office is on the 4th floor of a soon to be remodeled mill, in Waltham MA, and above a sub-shop) I believe this is a good omen. Our founders last company started above a restaurant, YouTube above a pizza place, and the list goes on. So sweet & savory, this good omen...
Your product is your marketing. Full stop.
Here at SXSW, Apple doesn’t bother with a booth, schwag, party or any other such goodwill-cum-marketing scheme to ‘woo’ the techies. Why would they when glowing Apple laptop emblems saturate your field of vision? I would guess-timate from where I sit 80% of the laptops are Macs. Dell is busy with a booth, free drinks, a lounge, and junk. A losing strategy in a hopeless battle?...
For the last decade Apple has been wowing the crowds and investors with its...– ReadWriteWeb (on Apple’s iPhone API). And now they’re releasing it. They’ve spent this long proving their process works… and that’s basically what an API/platform like this is: a reified design+implementation process. Does anyone doubt that it works? (via thakker)
it was an astonishing case of Nuclear Fucking Fail.– Master of 500 Hats: The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah’s not a Geek. (via fred-wilson)
De-incentivizing Captcha Cracking
Today at SXSW, Ian Muir led a brief discussion on how to prevent captcha cracking. One of the problems with any technical solution is that any human can still “crack captchas” for the wrong reasons: either because they are paid to by spammers, or tricked into cracking the captcha by the spammers (in exchange for free porn in some cases!) The only way we’ll ever be able to prevent...
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joelaz: The most depressing feature of Facebook’s News Feed. I’ve seen this once before, and my heart sank.
The news is really great: The iPhone gets enterprise features (Exchange) and will soon have an app-store for touch enabled apps. Given the mobile, semi-location aware, always-online nature of the device, coupled with it’s amazing screen & touch interface… we’ve really entered into Star Trek land. Prediction: one of the biggest apps for the phone will scan bar-codes &...
When you sit back and wait until you are perfectly prepared for an opportunity,...– Pamela Slim - Escape from Cubicle Nation: Perfectionists are losers (via toldorknown)