An Arrested Development Spinoff Site
posted at 2:01 pm
on Sep. 30, 2005
Turns out her source gave her a waiver a year ago, but she didn't believe him. D'oh!
posted at 10:26 pm
NNDB is a people database; I wish it had more information about what it is and how it gets updated. Update: Here's a list of famous bloggers.
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I hope this is true, because that'll make it much easier to get the rights to this story and make a KICK ASS MOVIE! Go DolphinForce!
posted at 1:07 pm
Google Adsense is now starting to offer advertisers a way to bid and advertise on specific sites. So now an advertiser can 1) put graphic ads 2) on specific sites 3) for whatever rate Google decides to charge, and publishers get 4) whatever percentage Google decides to pay them. The Online News Association had a conference panel in 2003 with Leonard Apcar, editor in chief, The New York Times on the Web; Richard Deverell, head of News Interactive, BBC News; Esther Dyson, chairman, Edventure Holdings Inc.; Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and executive producer, CNN.com; Ruth Gersh, editorial director, AP Digital; Retha Hill, vice president for content, BET.com; and Dean Wright, vice president and editor in chief, MSNBC.com. I asked them if they were worried about Google taking over the spot between them and their advertisers with Google Adsense, and the spot between them and their readers, with Google News. They said, all of them, no, they were happy to get the extra incremental income that Google provided through the Adsense program with its text link ads, but that they would "keep an eye on the situation."
posted at 12:24 pm
Once again, another trailer from the marketing folks that totally misrepresents the movie.
posted at 1:49 am
Because of his global warming theory, espoused in "State of Fear," that global warming's not really happening.
posted at 1:38 am
This photo set is really worth taking a look at.
posted at 12:45 am
Mena's mom helped her demo "Comet," a new blogging tool. From the demo: " People are always saying that they want to make a product that’s “easy enough for their mom to use.” Well, we want to do something more. My mom knows how to use a computer so it’s not just about ease of use: I want to make a product that my mom actually wants to use."
posted at 7:27 pm
I think this approach is exactly, dead-on what blogging is all about. The press release says "Hey, there's a new version of PE 4.0 for Windows!" The public says, hey, what about Mac, and the corporate blogger says, "Well, we can't talk about that yet, so just hang on." And if there's a level of trust established with that blogger and that company, people hang on. Of course, I don't guy the part about "forward-looking statements" -- companies announce plans all the time. But still.
posted at 6:22 pm
Not bad, and there'll be more soon!
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BlogAsia get some more press -- get ready for a few of these.
posted at 1:05 am
It's a service that sets up "Dinner for Andre," but with up to 8 strangers.
posted at 10:31 am
"There is genius at work in this thesis. It came round about by way of reader Sam Keen, who sent us a thin gray monograph printed in Bologna, Italy. The trail eventually led to Carlo M. Cipolla, the author, who is currently Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley - Kevin Kelly" I just kinda liked the funny pictures. heh heh.
posted at 1:20 am
Next time you buy a computer, think of this: OS X - 0 real viruses so far. Windows XP -- thousands of viruses, new ones every week.
posted at 12:34 am
25 different hand symbols, many many many different outcomes. 1 in 13 chance of a tie. Woo!
posted at 12:11 am
Because it's LOOPY, too, that's why.
posted at 12:03 am
The TiVo Service is now available in Canada. Canadian residents will be given special instruction to follow when activating service. Please look for the link "Instructions for Canadian residents," under step 1 during the activation process. Update: I bought one.
posted at 7:16 pm
Bad news doesn't travel up, or down.
posted at 6:44 pm
I went last year, and met many, many bloggers. This may or may not be a selling point.
posted at 1:06 am
It searches your feed only. Which means: 1) no posts older than July 2005 (so far) and 2) if you only publish a summary in your feed, that's all Google has to search on. Yet another reason to put full posts into your feed.
posted at 2:01 am
The border is 8,891 kilometres or 5,525 miles across North America, sez this site.
posted at 6:39 pm
I'm a HUGE TiVo fan, but this is truly enough to make me not buy another TiVo. Basically, you can now no longer save some shows on TiVo for as long as you want -- Tivo erases them after an arbitrary "expiration." Imagine if files from iTunes did the same thing. It could be coming sooner than you think.
posted at 2:00 pm
The signup moment is a critical moment, and one that's often neglected by people working on a site because, well, they're already signed up and it seems to be such a small percentage of the total amount of time a user will eventually spend on a site. By the same token, why spend much time or effort on the first date, given that the rest of the relationship is where the bulk of the user's time will be spent...
posted at 5:02 pm
More than 100,000 South Dade residents moved away. The migration altered the area's racial makeup, according to a Florida International University study.... In Andrew's wake, domestic violence complaints in Dade County shot up 50 percent, divorce rates by 30 percent. FIU researchers found that many of the couples who split after the storm did so because of money -- not too little, but too much.
posted at 4:38 pm
Companies on federal contracts no longer have to pay average wages for the area. From the Washington Post article: "In New Orleans, where a quarter of the city was poor, the prevailing wage for construction labor is about $9 per hour, according to the Department of Labor. In effect, President Bush is saying that people should be paid less than $9 an hour to rebuild their communities." (Note, it doesn't say companies don't have to pay minimum wage, just average wage for the area.)
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Do not doubt the power of citizen journalism. This is one of the most amazing stories of the Hurricane I've heard told, and it's really no more than the ordinary story of a man who holed up in his apartment for several days, going out to take photos from time to time. Click through 6 pictures, and you'll be hooked. More than anything else, I think it explains why people stayed, and how the mood shifted as the hurricane approached, hit, hit again, and blew away. (via MetaFilter)
posted at 5:19 am
[T]he Supreme Court is the next stop, and may uphold this ruling. FT: "Judge John Roberts is likely to be confirmed by the Senate this month as chief justice following the death of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist. In a previous ruling as an appeals court judge Mr Roberts found that the courts should show great deference to the president in the war on terrorism. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who wrote for the plurality in the Hamdi case, is also likely to be gone before the court takes up the issue." (via MetaFilter)
posted at 4:58 am
An interesting list of all the major attractions' Web sites
posted at 2:32 pm
I say "new" because they're new to iTunes, but they're some of the most obvious and oldest suggestions that I know of for iTunes to improve. It's really more of an incremental increase, but I'm still happy with it.
posted at 9:06 pm
A great video clip. NSFW, I'd say.
posted at 12:11 pm
It's a super small, super sexy little MP3 player, and I haven't even LOOKED at the specs or the price and I want one. Now.
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Jakob Nielsen, useability guru, says "Users often convert to buyers long after their initial visit to a website. A full 5% of orders occur more than four weeks after users click on search engine ads."
posted at 11:02 am
The link is to the text of the August 18 edition of Doc Searls' SuitWatch newsletter. Says he: "Ignoring the huge portfolio of conventionally copyrighted (RIAA) music is nearly impossible... Plenty of podcasters, me included, want to be able to play chunks of this music--even to help sell it. How can we do that on a podcast? Better yet, how can podcasting participate in what Lawrence Lessig calls "remix culture"[?]"
posted at 3:58 pm
From one reviewer, in 2000: "But on a more fundamental level, the book teaches us the power of the river, a lesson we've forgotten even in the face of some reasonably large modern floods. Someday, possibly very soon, the levy system will likely be destroyed by the long-predicted earthquake along the New Madrid Fault: when that day comes, the lessons of Rising Tide will be life and death matters. Southerners in particular may ignore Rising Tide only at their peril."
posted at 1:31 am
... meanwhile, other administration officials indicated that all offers of help would be gratefully accepted. (D'oh, who let him off the TelePrompTer?)
posted at 3:15 pm
After looking through them all, I have just two things to say. First, I've never seen devastation, destruction and horror like this in the U.S. before. Second, I bet that 98% of the stranded, un-rescued, starving, dying, suffering people photographed here are black, and yet this fact isn't noted in a single photo caption, not is the issue of race any more that lightly touched on in a few media stories. Yes, you could say that it is simply "the poor" who are suffering, but I think that this hurricane story is going to turn into a race story within the next few days. Do you think aid would be as disorganized and slow if the area damaged was Connecticut? I'm not talking just about the immediate response, but also the funding and the planning and the training and the access to supplies. Why have Florida's disasters not had this level of chaos and despair?
posted at 5:44 am
Sadly, I discovered the bookstore on Granville about three days before it shuttered. I considered saving my receipt as a memento, but then decided that, uh, the book's an even better memento.
posted at 11:11 pm
Michael Almond does a Noise Reduction Tool Comparison. I can't tell some of the differences, but I am about to buy Noise Ninja, which seems to get good reviews, and more importantly, has great results when I've tested it.
posted at 10:22 pm
The Huxwhukw and Gwaxwam‡, the man-eating raven, are supernatural birds and are the servants of Baxwbakwalanuksiwé the Cannibal-at-the-North-end-of-the-World.
posted at 9:53 pm
Here's how it eats one: The squirrel nibbles out the seeds along on edge, and then, rotating the cone with its front paws, it strips out another line of seeds. Now you know. ( I had to look this up to help my sister win a bar bet.)
posted at 5:34 pm
Andre Agassi and Roger Federer have a bit of fun on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab, a really tall, luxurious hotel in Dubai. The game happened about six months ago, near as I can tell.
posted at 11:21 am
For all those of you who think getting it "almost" right is good enough, or who think that obsessing over design is ill-placed effort, you ought to read this. By making a very, very small change in the way his online app displayed results, he's now getting more traffic than he's ever gotten from any previous successful site. Take notes.
posted at 1:33 am
Has anyone used this program? Is it any good for designing things?
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