The Return of My Day, Yesterday
It has been nearly three years since I shot my first My Day, Yesterday video. A few weeks later I shot another one when I went to Vegas. I created a group on Flickr and over 200 other people created their own version. Since then, I’ve been thinking about doing another one of these on and off for years and I finally had a chance to make it happen while we were in Sydney (look for this on the...
Thoughts on Lion, Part I
OS X Lion is the best version of Mac OS X to date. It’s fast and stable and it truly feels like an evolutionary step from 10.6. While Apple positioned Lion as iOS brought back to the Mac, I think the reality is OS X was becoming out of date regardless of outside factors, and iOS helped inform what the modern operating system was getting wrong. OS X doesn’t actually feel much like iOS...
I've Already Killed Five
Me: God, there have been a million flies in here today. BIG ones.
Me: I've already killed five. And there are two more.
Me: I don't know where they're coming from, or how they're getting in.
Me: But I'm smashing the shit out of them with my fly swatter.
Shawn Morrison: There's probably a dead body in your apartment.
Shawn Morrison: Or maybe just a pile of manure in your living room?
Shawn Morrison: Those are really the only two options.
Me: Right, but that pile hasn't been a problem in the past.
Me: Although it has been a lot hotter recently. The smell is much stronger.
Me: You can pretty much taste it in the air.
Shawn Morrison: When you can taste smells, something is wrong.
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Jesper: On Twitter and in Facebook, the default is that you yell into a room and you don’t know whether anyone’s listening. There are friends lists and followers (which is still a creepy term), sure. But the default is to broadcast to everyone; Twitter gets this wrong twice: you’re a freak by restricting your tweets but engaging in public conversations with people who haven’t, and the alternative...
The Fall of Borders and Bad Decisions
Mike Edwards, the CEO of the now-failed Borders chain, sent out a letter to customers announcing the demise of the company. In it, he declares the reason Borders failed after 40 years: The fact is that Borders has been facing headwinds for quite some time, including a rapidly changing book industry, the eReader revolution, and a turbulent economy. We put up a great fight, but regrettably, in the...
If Your Website's Full of Assholes, It's Your... →
Anil Dash: Why are [people] so cynical about conversation on the web? Because a company like Google thinks it’s okay to sell video ads on YouTube above conversations that are filled with vile, anonymous comments. Because almost every great newspaper in America believes that it’s more important to get a few more page views on their website than to encourage meaningful discourse about...
lemattt asked: You said that you have a traditional HDD + a SDD on your new iMac. Can you explain how your user folder is organized with this setup, how you decide where to store what? Thanks!
I’ve been using the same core install of OS X since April 30, 2005, the day I received my copy of 10.4 Tiger and did a fresh install on my Power Mac G5. Over the past six years I’ve installed the two subsequent releases of OS X as upgrades (Leopard and Snow Leopard), and planned to do the same with 10.7 Lion when it arrived this month. During those six years, I’ve switched my...
One of the things that can happen, according to the press, is that you can, if...– Paul Ford in Woods+
Stacey: I think for a seal every country should just have a Latin motto and then a picture of their main export.
Stacey: So for the US it would be a motto and a picture of a hamburger.