anne tipped me off to an interesting book: Great Americans, which chronicles the stories of regular people with famous names: Did you know Elvis Presley lives – and works as a data supervisor at a hospital in Texas? That Jackie Kennedy is a sales clerk at an outlet mall in Mississippi? Ever met Marilyn Monroe, […]
Auto-Tune, which “helped” the Spice Girls and Cher, is being used on the Live 8 DVDs.
like TinyURL and MakeAShorterLink, but, well, even shorter: ln-s.net.
some of the folks sued by the RIAA are fighting back: “If somehow this activity was to somehow been pinned to me, it was somehow done so fraudulently,” she says. “There is no way it came from my household. “I have the least expensive computer system you can buy from Dell. The type you order […]
looks like logoworks is borrowing rather heavily from others’ work.
Over at FastCupid, Brent notes some spam in his Friendster and MySpace inboxes. I’ve started getting the same thing. First, on July 5, I got this message from Friendster user Jen, whose account was deleted: Hi there, I’m Jen. I couldn’t sleep so I decided to do some browsing and happened on your ad and […]
some news of note: George Bush signed and executive order lifting wage restrictions and allowing government contractors rebuilding new orleans to pay workers less than the prevailing wage FEMA’s email server broke. New Orleans being underwater was preventable. Former FEMA head Mike Brown padded his resume FEMA refused help from Amtrak, Wal-Mart, the Coast Guard, […]
roundup of text editors for mac os x: SubEthaEdit, Textmate and skEdit.
test your Nikon D70 for back focus problems.
the ten “crazy” ideas for Microsoft are: Schedule Unscheduled Time into Performance Reviews "Break Up" the Company Encourage Loose but Prominent Couplings Exile and Empower Incubation Projects Offer Super-exponential Rewards Offer Different Risk-Reward Compensation Profiles Cut Back on Bureaucracy Review Cost Cutting Reduce Headcount on Large Dev Projects Eliminate Exec Reviews