Metafilter: The Master R.I.P.. Great soul jazz organist Jimmy Smith, whose work has touched you through the Beasties’ whole-hog sample of his 1972 song “Root Down,” died February 8. I’ve been sitting on a review of the concert album that came from; looks like I sadly need to expand it to a retrospective. Other coverage: [...]
Boston.com: Va. bill sets fine for low-riding pants. Excellent. Glad to see that my home legislature is still taking care of the really important issues, like a citizen’s “intentionally wear[ing] and display[ing] his below-waist undergarments, intended to cover a person’s intimate parts, in a lewd or indecent manner.’” This, of course, begs the question: what [...]
Boston.com: Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina resigns. Fell—or got pushed? The article suggests that HP’s board has been pushing her to scale back her duties, a polite way of saying that she needs to get out of the way. Reposted from a post I made an hour ago that went missing.
Alex Barnett, erstwhile Microsoft UK online marketer, now in corporate at Redmond, is today’s designated lightning rod with Firefox is secure, FUD?: How many times have you heard, “hey drop IE, it is full of security holes. Try Firefox, it is secure.”? I’m not saying IE hasn’t had its own problems, but Firefox has had security holes in [...]
Boston.com: INXS reality show beckons: Slide over here, audition. So remind me: why am I busting my butt interviewing with every software company in the greater Boston area when I could be standing in line at the Middle East to audition for “Rock Star” and replace Michael Hutchence in INXS? Oh yeah: because I have [...]