Matt Richman: Why We Unfortunately Need More... →
mattrichman: Home prices soared 47.9 percent from 2000, when the median home price was $147,300, to 2007, when the median home price was $217,900. Because most people’s wealth derived from the value of their homes, the burst of the housing bubble directly led to the Great Recession. Hard-working,… Exactly what I’ve been saying. What we need is a federal work program to restore and...
Clients From Hell: Client: “Can you make it so... →
clientsfromhell: Client: “Can you make it so when people land on our website, it’s, like, all black with stars coming out of the screen all whoosh whoosh (does the action) like in that screensaver?” Me: “…” Client: “With the music from Star Wars.” Me: “…” Client: “And it does that for, like, a minute,… Oy vey.
Stallman: (dials phone)
Friendly conference organizer: Hello?
Stallman: This is Richard Stallman.
Friendly conference organizer: Hello, Mr. Stallman. We're looking forward to seeing you at our event next week.
Friendly conference organizer: Is there anything I can help you with?
Stallman: I've lost my train ticket.
Friendly conference organizer: The one we did for Frederick Mulvaney Lipschutz?
Friendly conference organizer: Well, Mr. Stallman...hmmm.
Stallman: I know this could be my fault. But my income is not large, and I cannot afford to purchase a replacement ticket, especially since your event offers no income.
Friendly conference organizer: I know, Mr. Stallman. I'm sorry we can't pay you more than your travel; after all, The Global Parrot Rescue Society is just a non-profit.
Stallman: I know. But the frustration I'm feeling right now from suffering this loss is excruciating.
Friendly conference organizer: Yes, Mr. Stallman. I'm sure it must be.
Stallman: If you can't purchase me another ticket, then maybe it is better for me to decline to travel to your event.
Friendly conference organizer: I'm sure we can figure something out, Mr. Stallman.
Stallman: Thank you. And please choose a new name for the ticket. I have a feeling you may have known a Frederick Mulvaney Lipschutz in the past.
Friendly conference organizer: ...
To update to Apple TV 4.4.2, Apple instructs users... →
chartier: Something must really have gone wrong, because this is terrible form for Apple. This never would have happened she Steve was alive. (ducking)
Occupy Wall Street is the best example of democracy in action we’ve seen around...– Jeff Tweedy (via joberholtzer)
Steve Jobs & the art of focus | Presentation Zen →
mnmal: Continuing remembering Steve Jobs: Simplicity, among other things, is a conscious choice between inclusion and exclusion. Often the magic is in what you leave out. But this means that you need to be comfortable with saying no, to yourself and to others. This is not easy to do. In the two video clips below from 1997, Steve Jobs shares his ideas on simplicity and focus while speaking to...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-16) →
Arcade Fire (31) Wilco (18) Grateful Dead (9) Tinariwen (9) The Decemberists (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-9) →
Wilco (32) Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (12) Arcade Fire (11) The Clash (11) Sigur Rós (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Sugar Rush App Blog: Game Center leaderboards in... →
sugarrush-app: Sugar Rush 1.2, with the new Halloween theme, is now available in the app store. If you’re using Game Center, you’ll find that the leaderboard works differently now. Previous versions had only a single leaderboard. Version 1.2 now has separate leaderboards for the classic theme and the new…
The Most Radical Anti-Abortion Measure in America →
sairobee: In November, Mississippians will vote on an amendment to change the meaning of the word “person” in the state constitution. Under the new language, human life would begin not at birth but at the moment of fertilization. If the amendment passes, it will outlaw abortion in the state entirely, even in cases of rape or incest. It might even leave some forms of contraception, and...