category archive: tech

yep, that about covers it

The RIAA says “MUSIC MUST NEVER BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE OR ARTISTS WILL NEVER MAKE A LIVING,” but what they really mean is “if people can download music for free, they’ll only pay the artists if they think their work is worth it, which means they won’t have to go through us, which prevents us […]

Blue Beanie Day, 2007

At the last minute, I can’t resist participating. Thanks very much, Jeffrey; your work continues to inspire me and many others, though I’m still a little miffed I can’t go back and reread Mr. Jenkins’ Last Martini any time I want.

hello, point-oh

Peter Imbres is now blogging. The world is a better place.

who cares if it’s usable? it’s for business.

Khoi Vinh wrote a great post a few days ago about the state of interface design in enterprise software. This line had me rolling: It’s just perfect that Lotus Notes, an application whose awkward integration of multiple feature sets I’ve only ever heard spoken about with violent disgust, promotes itself as freakish software. Yes, yes, […]

feed me Seymour, feed me all night long

In the sidebar of this site, I’ve got a section labeled “subscribe to feeds,” offering up the URLs for RSS feeds published by my blogging software. For the curious but still uninitiated, I included a link (“um, what’s a feed?”) that pointed toward a Wikipedia entry on the topic, but always felt that it was […]

über-geek band names

A while ago some colleagues and I (not 100% sure but Ant and Jon must have been primary accomplices) brainstormed a list of seriously nerdy computer/web development band names that we hadn’t seen anyone using yet, but we forgot to write them down. Just recording the ones I can remember for posterity. If these phrases […]