A shirt I got from SportMart had one of these left on it:
In 1999, I used to eat lunches in Novell’s offices (now eBay’s headquarters). In 2000, Dave visited me and I showed him all the crappiest food in the valley. In 2001, Dave came to the Valley and we decided we needed to visit corporate cafeteries, because the only thing you got free in the valley, post bubble, was caffeinated beverages.
That was Lunch 1.0 and it sucked.
Then Mark got fired from Google and started inviting everyone to have lunch on Plaxo.
Iâ€™m not planning on using Opera but because Microsoft Internet Explorer for the Mac is dead, it might be fun to have it lying around to learn some AJAX quirks it might have. Besides, Operaâ€™s rendering engine might be used in a number of handheld devices.
I shouldn’t be surprised that Slashdot gets it wrong again. Really wrong.
First of all, Westinghouse hasn’t made blenders since around the time I was born. They sold off the appliances division to a separate company, White, which renamed itself White-Westinghouse. The confusion arises because White-Westinghouse used the same W logo, but any Pittsburgher can tell you they aren’t the same. The same holds true for other “Westinghouse” brands like Westinghouse Digital Electronics, the makers of the LCD panels referred to in the article. They have nothing to do with Westinghouse or Westinghouse Electric. The brand name was licensed to them recently when the CBS/Viacom media empire realized they had a merchandisable brand name they weren’t using.
[ore theorizing after the jump]Continue reading You can be sure if it’s Slashdot…it’s wrong
My obligatory Superbowl blog entry:
â€œYou can’t believe how seriously these people take their football.â€
â€”overheard, â€œGridiron Cityâ€
The quote above comes from an op-ed in todayâ€™s New York Times. The answer is, â€œYes, I can believe,â€ because, like Holly, I grew up in Pittsburgh, and they do take their football seriously there.
When I was in Costco the other day, I noticed that Pentaxâ€™s dSLR was undercutting the Nikon D50 kit by a couple bucks. Then, I read today that the Pentax *st DL with 18-55mm kit lens dropped another $200 to $599. If you figure the lens is about $100, we’re at $500.
The new watchword is to replace â€œdomestic spyingâ€ with â€œTerrorist Surveillanceâ€. It consisted of a three-pronged assault of the news: Bush speaking at Kansas, A.G. Alberto Gonzales speaking at Georgetown University Law Center, and Karl Rove speaking at the Republican National Committee.
I wonâ€™t get into a defense or attack about this issue because it wonâ€™t convince anyoneâ€”weâ€™ll rationalize our own view even in the face of facts.
Instead I donâ€™t think this new frame will work. To me, at least, â€œdomestic spyingâ€ sounds a lot more catchy than â€œterrorist surveillanceâ€Continue reading Domestic spying reframed
Editor and Publisher reports that TimesSelect gets 156,000 web subscribers in the first 4 months which is among the 390,000 total web subscription base.
At $49.95 a pop, thatâ€™s a $7.3 million and $19.5 million respectively. Doesnâ€™t sound bad, certainly not the way the article puts it.Continue reading TimesSelect’s first 150k
The site is sponsored by Alias, they have been the king of 3D graphics for many years now. I remember visiting my friend at Alias/Wavefrontâ€™s offices in Santa Barbara (back when they were a division of SGI) and seeing all the movies posters up on the walls thereâ€”each one had parts that were rendered with their software.
If you take the quiz and get a 10/10, there is a 4 question bonus round.Continue reading Fake or Photo fun