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itsbedtime: jimrock: (via itsbedtime) I’m reblogging this because I hate the Standard. The drinking venue, the people, the hotel, I hate it. Why? Because I’m just not cool enough for LA in general and I project my sadness on bars. I would embed this, but those gawker peeps get paid for getting pageviews not for making us free tumblr content. I don’t get paid by pageviews if that makes you...
What did I take from all this? Bill Gates was amazingly technical, and he knew...– How Hard Could it Be?: Glory Days It’s true. I met the man once, briefly, at one of those summer intern barbeques he was always hosting. I was essentially too intimidated to say anything real, so I just sort of stood there while he entertained an endless hail of questions from other, more...
The first thirty or forty minutes of Wall-E are the most perfect filmmaking I’ve seen in a long time. After that, it falls off to being merely incredible.
Not only did the weeds grow much larger in hotter, CO2-enriched plots — a weed...– Can Weeds Help Solve the Climate Crisis? (nyt)
HE’S A FUCKING LITTLE BOY, ” she said and “IF HE JUST FINISHED HIS NOVEL, MAYBE...– Albert (!) Daulerio
The city has been a bit socked in for the last couple days, and I’m glad, because it keeps the smoke out. I was down on the Peninsula yesterday and the air was thick with the smell of San Bruno Mounain burning.
Stuff White People Like - Audiobook available July... →
I think the snake just ate its own tail on this one.
Women who hack
The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments. We found that 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. That’s a really high figure. I’m still going through stuff from the week I was away. ComputerWorld talked to Sylvia Ann Hewlett about the study she co-authored for HBR about the sudden...
Just a guy
Next to Potter’s computer there’s a sheet of notebook paper. On it is an intricate computation in a neat, squarish hand. Not his — the calculation was done by his oldest daughter, Emily, a high school senior who plans to start a degree at Oxford next fall. She is, for the moment, serving as her father’s higher-math consultant. “He gives me bits of calculus to do,”...
One of Mr. Tsvangirai’s most senior aides, Tendai Biti, was freed Thursday on...– The Laboratorium: Zimbabwe in Two Sentences (quoting nyt)
Molly McAleer: Skate Or Die! (But, Preferably, Just Die) vs Mission Mission: Skate or Die, Y’all Defamer brings Molly and Ed, but also a typically Gramb-esque digression about Back to the Future. Mission Mission brings its own media (in the form of a cool unaesthetic photo), but also a completely weak “y’all”. Advantage: unclear. But in SF, we’re apparently...
When I TRIED to add to the game, I completely lost you guys. When I just sat...– Robert Valdemar - Notes To Mary - Plot Summary, or How I Rick Rolled The Internet (via)
How to nap - Boston.com →
itsbedtime: Does anyone know the type of font Doogie Howser journaled in? Blue screen, white font, PC, 80s… Help me please! Terminal, maybe? You’ll need to handle the text and background coloring yourself.
Code Rush, the Mozilla Documentary from 2000 →
I saw this when it first aired on PBS and it had a measurable effect on my life. It was definitely in the back of my head when I started sniffing around the Mozilla bug database a year or so later. Most of the people featured in the film have moved on, although Pavlov is still around, and so is Brendan Eich. Jamie Zawinski, of course, runs a fashionable nightclub.
This is why we have been consistently surprised how sensitive media members...– The Will Leitch Farewell Tour Bus rolls on
Tonight at Zeitgeist: Tamale Lady’s Birthday Party →
It’s very tempting to attend this, especially since it’s sunny today and it may not be 50 degrees at Zeitgeist tonight.
Media Approval Ratings: Sean Salisbury →
I once had a plan to start a website where people would take pictures of themselves giving the finger to their television while Sean Salisbury was onscreen. Never got around to it. Probably for the best.
AICN Gives Tribute To STAN WINSTON - A Giant In... →
Enormous collection of tributes from movie people to Winston, who is not as much of a legend as he should be.
LifeHacker: Set Firefox 3 to Launch Gmail for... →
West is standing at his Magic Marker board, drawing a diagram of the...– Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine. (Incidentally, Tom West is the father of Jessamyn West.)
Reading Ondaatje is like having something thick injected into your brain. You stand up straighter and swing your arms more violently when you walk. Your thoughts organize them selves into short, clipped sentences.
Fuck Valleywag →
I’m sick of their bullshit treatment of Leah Culver. The Gawker model seems to demand vapid celebrity, and since they somehow can’t find enough, they’ve decided that Culver is a subject of derision because she can code and she’s cute. It already sucks enough to be a woman programmer in the Valley without this sort of thing. On a related note, Giles Bowkett: The easy...
A recent poll by the irreverent Deadspin.com Web site tabulated his national...– Tribute: Sun-Times colleagues go after Jay Mariotti (via deadspin)
In the software industry, we’ve been chasing quality for years. The interesting...– Michael Feathers:The Flawed Theory Behind Unit Testing
We’re not in the wine business. We’re in the decommodification...– Hugh MacLeod
ESPN - Federal agents asking questions about... →
Two former NBA referees told ESPN on Thursday that federal investigators had questioned them about referee Dick Bavetta while conducting their probe into Tim Donaghy. Holy smokes!
Women Wielding Cameras: Women, Power and Politics... →
Saturday, at the Koret Auditorium. Granny D will be there, though the movie I most want to see is Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. Sadly, I have other plans.
Breeders Sisters Go Doublemint at Birthday Show... →
Kim Deal is 47. (Kelly too.) Jesus.
JD Drew is 2nd in the AL in OPS.– 6/10 Sox v. O’s - Sons of Sam Horn In fact, over the last 7 games, his OPS is 1.904.
I do not understand Tumblr's font sizing...
Fox Business asks: Will Facebook buy LinkedIn? →
Suddenly a happy little conversation on camera turned awkward. Did he flinch because Facebook had expressed interest? Or because, unlike Claman, he knew Facebook wasn’t even sniffing around — an admission that would call into question LinkedIn’s value right when Nye’s gunning to take the company public? This is classic Valleywag — what they’re alleging here...
Wholphin 6 Screening in San Francisco →
This Thursday, 9pm at Mezzanine. I don’t think I can go, unfortunately. I saw a Wholphin 5 screening at 12 Galaxies a few months ago, and it was great stuff, including the incredible Madame Tutli-Putli.
Chicago Sun-Times :: This Chicken is 'Da Bomb' →
I can’t figure out which element of this story, including its title, is the most baffling. (via wonkette)
Zack Sheppard playing Mariokart with his Mom. I’m largely an ex-gamer at this point — we have a PS2 that has never seen much use, and there’s the periodic WoW bout with friends, but my interaction with games as an adult doesn’t bear much resemblance to what I expected. So my love for the Wii — which is enormous — takes the form of affection sent from afar. ...
Bill Simmons has been in Los Angeles too long
The dramatic shift in fortunes is symbolized by one piece of turf in Beacon Hill, right next to the Storrow Drive West ramp, about a block from the top of Charles Street, formerly the home of Buzzy’s Roast Beef. […] Where’s Buzzy’s now? It’s in Roast Beef Heaven. The jail has been turned into a boutique hotel called The Liberty that happens to have the hottest bar...
9. The popular but mistaken belief that there is a...
Hugh MacLeod, “10 things I hate about web 2.0”