Finding wonderful female vocalists surfacing on my playlist these days. Here’s some mp3 snippets (all under 400K): Pink A talent for syncopation (just try and sing along) Patty Larkin Quirky and surprisingly addictive PJ Harvey Dark, and surprisingly addictive Amanda Ghost Imagine songwriting and production that mirror Natalie Imbruglia but with vocal chords soaked in [...]
A federal judicial panel on Friday overturned a U.S. law that sought to protect children from Internet pornography by withholding government subsidies from public libraries that fail to install filtering software on personal computers. – Yahoo news This is the third time this kind of law was struck down. Would it be unthinkable for Congress [...]
I’m currently experiencing this pain, a sort of sadomasachism… There are ten parts of speech, and they are all troublesome. An average sentence, in a German newspaper, is a sublime and impressive curiosity; it occupies a quarter of a column; it contains all the ten parts of speech — not in regular order, but mixed; [...]
http://xfml.org ‘An open XML format to publish and share faceted metadata for websites.’ Could allow us to link among sites with more than just links, we could link by way of categories for example. But the low barrier of entry to blogging is what has made it so popular, so I hope tools for using [...]
http://www.nycbloggers.com/ Nice presentation, I like seeing who’s blogging in my neighborhood (and so I wonder if navigating by zip code wouldn’t been better than subway line. The subway line joins us across neighborhoods in an egalitarian way, but no one talks to each other on the subway). That there are almost as many bloggers in [...]
Speaking of ripping off Don Norman, I’m reminded of this faucet I saw recently: Instead of hot on the left and cold on the right, the knob on the left controls the temperature and the knob on the right controls the pressure. I noticed the temperature markings on the left knob, so I understood this. [...]
When I worked in advertising, I witnessed the magic of great copywriting. Copy can make an ad or ruin it. I was reminded of this on a recent SAS flight where the sugar packets read only, ‘As sugar dissolves, it spreads happiness,’ and the salt, ‘The color of snow, the taste of tears, the enormity [...]
Had the pleasure of dining and talking shop with fine folks in Hamburg. Pictured are Andrew, myself, James, Eric, and Ulrike.
http://www.brainheartmagazine.com/ Leave it to the Swedes to come up with a smart, sensible tech magazine that makes sense in 2002, an accomplished forty-something to Wired’s sniveling adolescence. It’s published by a venture capital firm in a socialist country. Unfortunately not all of the articles are online, like Diane Coyle’s wonderfully honest and passionate “The Promise [...]
This poster is cheesy, still I think those old Italian houses make a wonderful color palette.