Since I wouldn’t dream of violating a copyright (stop laughing!), I’ve been trying to justify my running Mac OS X on my Dell mini netbook. This seems to make my case: The OS X end-user license agreement states that the software can only be used on “Apple-labeled systems”. You know those Apple stickers you get when you buy an Apple product? I put some of those on the front of my netbook.
Paraphrased because of inattention
CNN's Tony Harris: "... while Chrysler shareholders say they're getting shafted on their bankruptcy deal..."
Me, to co-worker: Did he just say "shafted" on air?
Some people are unhappy to hear President Obama suggest that attributes like...– Identity Politics, Left and Right: No group has a monopoly on wisdom - Reason Magazine This essentially states what I have been trying to say all week. (via bellatoris) The assertion that hiring a personal attorney and selecting a Supreme Court justice are similar acts troubles me greatly. I...
The Corporate Newsroom Amid A Web Of Excited... →
The stereotypical corporate newsroom, long an online place for companies to shill favorable content about themselves, needs a facelift. Though exciting developments at the intersection of social…
This is a bad, bad idea.
spiers: … Bartmann is available to discuss Bailout Riches, as well as the Treasury’s upcoming plan to purchase the toxic assets off the banks balance sheets. … Great pitch from Bartmann’s publicist. You know, because it’s not like the Treasury abandoned that “plan” in November 2008 or anything. /sarcasm (For the interested: from what I can tell, this...
Tonight: ‘Is The Federal Reserve System Broken?’ →
There have been adequate (and deserved) rumblings about how to fix one of the country’s three primary financial-market regulators, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Criticism shot at…
Yeah, Semantics, But: →
Phrases I don’t like: Social Media: Ever since newspapers had space for op-eds and letters to the editor, media has had a social component. Today, the feedback loop is instantaneous and…
Who Was At Obliterati Last Night.
paintthetownred: Since the party had started around 6 PM, I wasn’t expecting as many people there, but lo and behold the party was still going strong around 9 PM. In addition to the aforementioned Biscuiti, I also had a chance to chat and catch uo with with freelancer Jessica Olien, MWW’s Alex Payne, freelance copy editor Andrew Graham, animator Lisa Daly, Didit’s Elliot Ronen, Dynamics...
mariadiaz: Anyone reading this gonna be at the not media meshing party tonight? Say hi, please! Seriously, I won’t know anyone there. I’ll be there after I’m off deadline done Tumblring.
If your Twitter bio includes the phrase “trophy wife,” it’s a...
“People — particularly if they’re under 40 — have news priorities other than those of the editors of The New York Times or producers of the “NBC Nightly News.” A new tablet from Apple — or last night’s episode of “Gossip Girl” or the adventures of the hipster grifter — is a bigger deal than the latest petty scandal in Albany. You...
To Whoever Unplugged The Www's:
Computerworld reports on people using Twitter to bitch about Google News outages. So how can we best use Google to bitch about Twitter outages?
Free Music Monday →
Free and legal download of Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip. I’m thinking about trying to find my way to Camden, NJ for their show on June 5 with Jane’s Addiction.
How’d I miss GZA’s “Life is a...
Oh, just a story about how an FDIC economist tried... →
It’s in my family history. My brother had a heart attack in his late 40s;...– Roger Clemens on alleged steroid use. Stepfather? Really? You fool. (Paraphrased because of inattention.)
Don't ask, don't tell, don't pay attention
freddahead: needtherapy: freddahead: needtherapy: squashed: Reading Daniel Choi’s story is a pretty strong reminder of the insanity and injustice of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. It means both that people who are honest about their sexuality are discharged for no reason other then their honesty and sexual orientation and that people who choose the don’t tell route have to keep a...
fimoculous: I read six newspapers stories about the death of newspapers today. A newspaper that reports on newspapers’ collective death and sells ad space to social networks, venture capitalists, and mildly well-known bloggers: I smell a business model.
WTF? What type of “security concerns” keep Wordpress from accepting iFrames code? Now I can’t embed my Google calendar without a plugin. WAAAAH!!
All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives...– george orwell (via meaghano) Oh, nostalgia. I miss my old Tumblr (Mise en Abyme), sometimes. (via reconnoitre) After jogging the Central Park loop this morning, I must object to the “lazy.”
“A source who’s plugged into the Valley’s deal scene and has been recruited by Apple for a senior position says Apple and Twitter are in serious negotiations, with the goal of unveiling a deal by June 8….” — May 4, Owen Thomas, Gawker “But despite very serious interest in Twitter by every company that can afford considering such a thing, getting across that...
I just wanted to sleep. I wanted little blue Amytal Sodium capsules,...– Fight Club (via freddahead) This reminds me that Amy Hempel is interviewing Chuck Palahniuk tomorrow night at Webster Hall.
Owen Thomas Leaving Gawker →
Break out the champers!
You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious....– (Via)