Love and Ennui (a mixtape)
Crash by Memory9
Technology Review: Why Privacy Is Not Dead →
Why contribute to a community project when you can...
Bing announced that they’ve created a food cart finder. It’s here: http://www.bingfoodcarts.com/ (it’s a mobile web app, so try this on your phone) This is cool, but wouldn’t it be cooler if they were contributing data back to community-driven open data/open source projects? Since 2006 I’ve been collating data on Portland food carts through Google maps. It’s...
A letter to my students « The Reality-Based... →
What's Really the Matter With 20-somethings -... →
The kinds of SF readers mentioned do not identify with “book culture,” either,...– Jeff Vandermeer, on the topic of untapped markets for sf short-fiction magazines. Full thread at http://damiengwalter.com/2010/08/18/there-is-an-untapped-audience-for-sf-magazines/
On open source and government: An accidental... →
A guest post by me on Silicon Florist.
I desperately hope that “internet of things” turns out to be like “push technology”—one of those hopelessly inane pieces of jargon that no one remembers ten years later. Seriously. It’s a device. It’s on the internet. So what? What does it actually do?
Print Culture 101: A Cheat Sheet and Syllabus -... →
The Tragic Death of Practically Everything →
TED is so not Harvard | Sarah Davies →
“The Geek Cure” | Willamette Week | August 18th,... →
WWeek talks to Deb Bryant and others about government and open source and new opportunities.
What's Wrong With "X Is Dead" - Science and Tech -... →
Responding to Wired’s “the Web is dead” cover.
Death and Joblessness « The Washington... →
In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming -... →
Low-mass high-information living: I’m beginning to hate owning physical stuff....– http://benhammersley.com/post/803123363/5-things-im-thinking-right-now
Governments Go to Extremes as the Downturn Wears... →
There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions. The haves are...– http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/your-money/07money.html
If anything, the slowdown of the recovery in the last few months has made the...– http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/business/economy/11leonhardt.html
The great decoupling of profits from jobs could last for a long time.– http://economist.com/node/16767222
What is your style direction for the upcoming season? “My style this...– atemporality in fashion practice: from http://galadarling.com/article/curious-tuesday11#c092637
First thing in the morning when I arrive at work, I run the intelligence test. The targets vary, but the Center director keeps the list on the wiki updated based on the news reports she tracks. So I start coffee brewing and get to work on the current test targets. One that’s almost always listed is Google. We have a informal betting pool at the Center, and Google is hands down the favorite...
Watching all this X Files makes me miss Buffy. By now, not only would they be in complete agreement about what’s going on, they’d be duking it out with the shadow conspiracy directly. None of this foot dragging and indulgence of bureaucracy. Three notes seems like plenty for the night, so I’ll just keep adding to this one. One of the things that bugs me about how they set up...
Man, I should be liveblogging this. Mulder just threw away his jacket while running down the street, for no apparent reason. This plot is being held together by a thread. On the plus side, we just had a massive infodump explaining What’s Really Going On. It only took five seasons and a movie to get here (dragging it out way more than needed, I think).
X Files Continued
I’ve now reached The Movie. Yay Scully yelling with authority. Yay “oh look we have a special effects budget”. Sigh, Mulder thinks this is all about him, and sometimes the writers believe it. I’ve been thinking more about the non-continuity episodes and what they could’ve done with them. There are a couple where they appear to re-use an actor in a barely-speaking...