The ultimate iTunes arbitrage experience is here. Consider Miles Davis’s Pangaea. Two 40 minute long tracks. Price on Amazon: $16.99. Price on iTunes: $0.99 per track. That’s right, a buck-98 for the whole shootin’ match.
A story from the weekend I haven’t told yet: I had to stop by the U-Haul on Saturday to take care of my grill’s propane tank. When I stepped into the store, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was playing. And all the clerks—the long-haired one who appeared to be in charge, the tall thin taciturn black-haired one [...]
Courtesy MacRumors’ coverage of the WWDC Keynote, it looks like Apple will be adding an integrated RSS aggregator and search capability to Safari in Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4). My first thought was, “Somebody buy Brent Simmons a drink.” Brent is at WWDC, and his company, Ranchero, has one big product, NetNewsWire, which is the [...]
I think that the unexpected cancellation of the Lollapalooza tour could be the best thing to happen to music this summer. Proof? I get to see Sonic Youth at a small club in Seattle instead of at a big festival. And while their show at Bumbershoot 2002 was fantastic, the small club show should be [...]
…don’t they understand that talking to the President is a privilege? What do they think they’re doing, providing a public service or something? Certainly the journalists in Ireland appear to feel entitled to ignore the White House’s pre-interview briefs and treat the president with something less than kid glove deference: The Irish Independent learned last [...]
Boston Globe: Unearthed skeleton linked to 1812 war. One of the things that I miss about Boston here in Seattle is the sense that Boston and the rest of the northeast have about 384 years of American history lurking, literally, just under the surface. The following note in the article brought that home: “Two hundred [...]
At ArtOfTheMix.com, my newest mix: Back It Up Like a U-Haul Truck. The title comes from the Jay-Z song “Change Clothes,” which somewhat improbably (if you take a look at the other stuff I listen to) is on the mix. What can I say? The Dangermouse remix got to me. Copies of the mix will [...]
…are in order to Sloanblogger Shades of Gray, whose recent blog hiatus is explained by today’s posts…about his wedding. Congrats to S. and S. of G., and may they have many happy years together.
Major new virus sweeping through last night and this morning, designated Download.Ject. It appears to spread via unpatched IIS 5.0 servers (the specific vulnerability may be MS04-011) and could cause problems for clients who don’t have the most recent Internet Explorer patches. Make sure you visit Windows Update and install all available critical patches. More [...]
Seattle Times: Bill Gates could join the ranks of bloggers. Interesting, though the article actually says that Mary Jo Foley of MicrosoftWatch says that Bill will start his own blog “real soon now” and Microsoft spokespeople say he would “love to do his own blog at some point in the future, time permitting.” I was [...]
I can tell I’m really busy. On June 11 I missed observing the occurrence of my third blogaversary. (I was a little prompter about it on Blogaversary 1 and 2.) It’s been an interesting year. I started to get serious about photography, discovered Kinja, started blogging about work, and bored all of you stiff with [...]
I had an interesting conversation with Dave in the comments of last night’s post. His perspective is that, while notifying customers is a good thing, there are always some people who are going to flame no matter how much notification you give—because they’re just angry. He’s probably right. In related news, it’s fascinating watching the [...]
Busy day today, so not much blogging. Interesting stuff on Scripting News about media coverage of the Weblogs.com outage. One thought: I think this incident might show the need for managed communications plans. I’m as ready to decry traditional marketing as the next guy, but there is something to be said for setting expectations and [...]
My boss and my teammates are blogging publicly now, and my boss just posted a note about Weinberger’s visit. I think Olivier did a better job than I did about skimming the cream from the talk; if you want more context, take a look at the posts below (parts 1, 2, 3, 4).
“So now let’s talk about metadata. Here’s an example. Put a label on a gas pump to draw attention to the right button, and users push on the label instead. We go wrong with metadata when we try to make it explicit. We rob it of context. It’s like pulling up a tangled mess of [...]