Sad: Jef Raskin, the philosophical father of the Macintosh, died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday. As credit wars spread in the blogosphere over ideas like RSS and podcasting, I’d like to note that both Raskin and Steve Jobs can fairly claim credit for creating the Macintosh without taking away from either’s contribution. Jef had many [...]
Weird Apple knowledge base article: iPhoto: Book orders may get canceled if books contain Type 1 PostScript fonts. What, the book processors don’t like cubic b-splines?
Universal Hub: FleetCenter renamed to Boston Garden!. For a day. Drew Curtis’s Fark.com, which bought naming rights for the center for a day during a charity auction, ended up renaming the center “Boston Garden” after several less funny but more sophomoric in-joke names (the “Fark.com Duke Sucks Center,” “the Fark.com UFIA Center,” “the Fark.com Abe [...]
Boing Boing: HOWTO get a CD, DVD or book listed on Amazon. Looks relatively easy, especially if you’ve already invested in the UPC code for another retailer. Cheese Lords, are you listening?
With articles like How to photograph snow, How to make a life poster, and How to read effectively, new Gawker-authored, Sony-sponsored blog LifeHacker reminds me of nothing so much as a certain Monty Python sketch, “How to do it”: (Cut to a sign saying ‘How to do it’. Music. Pull out to reveal a ‘Blue [...]
And speaking of horrific Internet mindworms, these inspired remixes of animated GI Joe public service announcement spots should earn a fond spot in the heart of anyone who watched a lot of syndicated cartoons on weekday afternoons in the ’80s. Personal faves: “Jamaican Nyquil” and “Fire” (not to be confused with “On Fire,” which is [...]
When MetaFilter talks about one of your friends, you link it (even if you’ve linked it several times before). New since the last time I visited Adam “PES” Pesapane’s production company: an inspired spot for Coinstar, a surreal brand video for Diesel, and some pretty good articles. Unchanged, of course: Roof Sex, possibly my favorite [...]