The default home page for IE for Mac is MSN.com. But MSN.com now causes IE for the Mac to crash -- I verified it myself. I've seen clueless, I've even been clueless, but this, my friends, is a new level of cluelessness.
If convicted of all 12 counts, Chester D. Turner will be the most convicted serial killer in L.A.'s history. He's up for 12 counts of murder, from about 20 suspected killings (the "Sunset Strip Killer" is suspected of killing 25 though only convicted on 6 counts).
"Early on in the probe, Bush had vowed to fire anyone on his staff involved in the leak of a CIA operative's identity. The president said he accepted Libby's resignation earlier in the day." Don't these guys watch West Wing? What part of "fire him" don't they understand?
I'm not on the run from the law! But the weird thing is, I used to spend all my summers about 30 miles from here, and I am 33 years old, and I may travel to the area in the future. Why do I think crossing the border is about to get much more complicated?
I actually ordered stuff via Kosmo, bought from eToys, had a friend working for Webvan, knew the designer for Boo, turned down a job at Go.com, and thought, even at the time, that Flooz.com was the worst idea I'd heard since ejector seats on a helicopter.
December 6, 2005, Stanford University, co-sponsored with Stanford Media X. Participants will consider how to use time to add richness, specificity and context-awareness to a broad range of next-generation applications. Time can be useful in a variety of applications, from clustering photos for tagging, to establishing appropriate timing for information services: when to show ads, send invoices or warn people of impending disasters.
Meanwhile, the churn rate for daily newspapers is around 70%. Netflix costs more than a newspaper subscription: $18/month as opposed to about $11/month for the L.A. Times. What does that tell you about what people can't do without?
Not only does this mean that your print outs can be traced back to you by serial number and date, but it also means you're wasting yellow toner. And no, this isn't a conspiracy theory -- it's really true. Here's more info.
What'seven scarier: This is a page from the Sheboygan Art Museum site, and the page is a promotion for the museum's vending machines. Hey, kids, let's go to the museum, I hear they have Dr. Pepper!
Update: Upon re-reading, the whole site is tongue-in-cheek.
Set to the tune "Love Is Like Oxygen," this is a clip reel of ads for Stardust, an ad company doing, among other things, the Windows XP campaign, some Budwiser commercials involving hot women and beer (like that narrows it down) and those annoying Fanta girls who dance before the movies. I know, but it's an amazing set of ads.
George Bush immediately asks Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell to vote again.
This is fairly shocking, but it helps to know that the poll has a margin of error of 3.4%, so his approval rating could actually be as low as -1.4%.
Interesting article about how to extend the detection range of Bluetooth to about a kilometer. However, pointing things that look like sniper rifles at buildings in downtown Los Angeles -- that's never a good idea.
From a survey today given by The Tyee (independent online B.C. news site) "22. In the near future, The Tyee will launch two charitable Fellowship Funds for journalists. Funds raised will support investigative and solutions-oriented features on issues of public interest. How much, if anything, would you be likely to donate to such a fund on an ANNUAL basis? 23. The Tyee is not planning to charge for content. However, we are interested in how many readers would realistically be willing to make an OPTIONAL monthly contribution to help The Tyee grow. Please indicate how much you would be willing to contribute, if at all. (NOTE: Again, we are NOT going to solicit anyone based on their answer)"
(The survey was only for people subsrcibed to The Tyee's email newsletter)
Hack-a-Day is a site that, well, you can guess what it does, and AOL decided that it wasn't worth the potential legal troubles. Hack-a-Day also seems happy not to be part of the AOL conglomerate. Sad that indie media is always the one pushing the limits.
What's a podcast? It's a set of sound files that get regularly shared with people who subscribe. So you can subscribe to a music band, a talk show, a news broadcast, someone' occasional musings, etc. etc.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season marks one of only three seasons (the others are 1960 and 1961) with two category 5 hurricanes. It may also be the first ever to have 22 storms. (V is 21 because Q isn't used -- and V hasn't been used before because in 1933, the only year so far to have 21 storms, storms weren't given alphabetical names, they were usually named by where they came ashore in the U.S.)
"Conceivably you could also buy the newspaper itself [...] but the Times costs an entire dollar. If you could save that dollar every day, by the end of the week you'd have enough money for a beer, if perhaps not one of the fussier microbrews."
Yes, I know this should be in the "Overheard" section...
The first meeting about building a local, physical space for entreprenuers, as part of the Innovation Commons (see my previous post announcing this, as well as check out the wiki) takes place on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at Take 5 Cafe space that is being donated after hours by the owner, Dean Punzo.
There is already an impressive list of supporters -- please add your name even if you can't make it to Wednesday's meeting.
We'll be brainstorming on how to move this project forward, and the New Enterprise Development team will ask for feedback on a survey, as well as help in promoting the survey.
Yahoo's continuing to drink the Web 2.0 Koolaid faster than any other company. But interestingly, Andy and Gordon and Leo all didn't have the news up when I checked. I heard it from Jeremy, a Yahoo! employee.
Update: Now they've posted.
Oh, and has never been a judge.
Bush seems determined to pick people for important offices who are actively ignorant of the skills necessary for the job. I wonder where he picked up that habit?
By the way, I'd be a great pick to run the Navy, since I've never sailed a boat. Or why not have me be the Surgeon General? Jeez Louise.
From the site, this terse message: "The Parade of the Lost Souls will not be held for 2005 while our creative team sets to work on the design of exciting new experiences for "parade". Please join us again in 2006." More at the Georgia Straight
“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
You can scroll right easily by holding down the SHIFT key and using your scroll wheel. (Firefox users trying this will end up jumping to old Web pages until a) Firefox releases a fix, b) they change their settings like so.)