Google: Ooops, our bad.

Google: This Internet May Harm Your Computer (Security Fix) Here’s a pretty cogent argument in favor of change and release management. Forty minutes of Google downtime = untold millions in lost revenue for the rest of the Internet. And what’s with an Internet-wide blacklist supporting a wildcard like “/”? (tags: google omgwtfbbq)

Grab bag: Mac at 25

On the Flickr support in iPhoto ‘09 (Fraser Speirs) Yikes. Glad that FlickrExport, which is excellent, is still being supported. (tags: apple flickr photography iphoto) Copley Square Library, New Old South Church and Copley Plaza (Flickr) Part of the Boston Public Library’s photo set on Flickr, not part of the Commons but published under a […]

Grab bag for January 29, 2009

Itunes Plus: iTunes Plus Upgrades Go A La Carte, No Longer All-or-Nothing About time. I haven’t checked recently but the last time I looked, the “all or nothing” upgrade price for my library was almost $400. (tags: productmanagement itunes pricing) Introducing Measurement Lab (Official Google Blog) Am I being filtered? How to find out. (tags: […]

Hitting the boards again: Verdi, Simon Boccanegra

I’ve been a little busy lately with work and have let my link-posting take over the site. This week I finally got a break to do something a little different again. I’m singing in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, with James Levine directing and José Van Dam in the title role, […]

Grab bag for January 28

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu by John Updike I’ve never read much Updike, and I barely know anything about the Red Sox even after living here on and off for the better part of the decade, but this nearly moved me to tears. Rest in peace, Mr. Updike. (tags: redsox johnupdike) Sprite Optimization (mezzoblue) Technical […]

Grab bag: Photos and proofs

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Errol Morris Blog) Sequence of portraits of 43. (tags: bush) How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address (David Bergman) Wow. I think the Gigapan people just sold about a bajillion units of their camera + software. Amazing photo. (tags: obama photography inauguration) Hundreds of proofs of […]

Don’t reprogram road signs

Inside Programmable Road Signs You should never ever reprogram road signs. It’s a real public safety issue. Especially the poor security of the set-up. (tags: security)

Grab bag: Carnegie Hall bound

I Used to Hate This Closet (House in Progress) Nice non-traditional way to deal with a closet. (tags: houseblog) BSO to open Carnegie Hall season (The Boston Globe) Looks like the TFC will do Mendelssohn’s Elijah later in the season — should be fun. It’s always a pleasure to perform in Carnegie Hall and especially […]

Grab bag: Downsizing in Redmond … and Gitmo

New Product Management Blogs (On Product Management) Two new PM focused blogs start out focused on win-loss. (tags: productmanagement) The Mac at 25 (CNET News) Jumping off point for a lot of interesting reminiscences. (tags: apple mac) Procurement Reform is Sexy, Honest (TPMDC) As a former developer on the DOD’s Standard Procurement System, I have […]

Grab bag: Performance metrics

The Secret of Great Bread: Let Time Do the Work – New York Times Missed this back in 2006. Must give it a try soon. (tags: recipes food bread) Thomas Fuchs and Felix Sockwell’s ‘Deconstructing Dumbo’ – Boing Boing Hysterical, and more than a little snide, and good icons. (tags: politics art) The Obameter: Tracking […]

Inaugural lows and highs

Byrd, Kennedy taken from luncheon with Obama (TPM) Oh, that’s not a happy note. (tags: obama tedkennedy inauguration robertbyrd) Text – Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address (NYTimes.com) “Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. … They understood that our power […]

Grab bag: Staying informed

Towards a Product Management Manifesto (part 1.5) (On Product Management) Saeed at On Product Management is asking for feedback about the problems that need to be addressed in technology product management. Go comment! (tags: productmanagement) The 24-minute news cycle (Scripting News) “We may be lining up to eat at soup kitchens in 2009, but we’ll […]

A change is gonna come

I drove a historic route this morning on the way to work. Between Arlington Heights and Lexington runs part of Paul Revere’s route, where he famously rode through the countryside warning the people that the British were coming. I followed the route to Lexington Green, where stands a statue commemorating what happened next. It’s not […]

Grab bag: Liquidity traps and liquid landings

Circuit City to shut down remaining stores (Crave – CNET) That didn’t take long (http://www.www.jarretthousenorth.com/2008/11/04/links-for-2008-11-04/) Unfortunately it leaves Best Buy as a monopoly bricks & mortar electronics retailer. Is that like being the most successful buggy whip salesman? (tags: economy) Airmanship, not miracle, saved US Airways jet in New York (Charles Bremner – Times Online) […]

Grab bag: Accountability

How the Susan Crawford interview changes everything we know about torture. – By Dahlia Lithwick and Phillipe Sands – Slate Magazine The accountability moment for torture. If senior outgoing Bush administration officials embrace a coherent definition of torture, accept that it offers no useful intelligence and makes it more difficult to prosecute, and that it […]