Singing when you’re pissed doesn’t make you sound like Steve Marriot. It makes you sound like a pub cabaret singer.
If a signature of Steve Jobs on a tatty old copy of Macworld can be sold for more than $1300, why doesn’t the company just stop making Macs and churn out autographed Jobs goods instead?
Want to know how to colour comics? D’Israeli has a very good guide to doing it the digital way, on both Mac and PC, using Photoshop.
The new release of NNW Pro fixes just about every bug with Movable Type sites. [ranchero.com]
One thing that I’ve noticed about Friendster – or, perhaps more accurately, about how people think of themselves when posting on it – is the amount of emphasis placed on “the media I like”. Take a look at the entries of anyone on there: You’ll find that the number of media things they like (books, music, TV) easily outnumbers the amount of interests they have. It’s as if we define ourselves, not by what we think and do, but by what media we consume.
(Of course, this came to me when I was perusing someone’s profile and thought “Oh wow, we are pretty similar, we like the same kind of things“. Which just goes to prove that no insight of mine is good enough to change my own behaviour.)
And, of course, half the things that we list in “interests” are things we consume, rather than do. There’s something unpleasant about the whole thing – not about Friendster, but about how we come to see ourselves.
Danny writes a brilliant piece on the Jhai Foundation, an organisation founded by Lee Thorn and aided by ideas of 2002.
However, it looks like the piddling $25,000 the scheme needs isn’t going to come through until after the monsoon season starts, effectively delaying the project. So, Danny suggests, it’s time for us to put our hands in our pockets and donate whatever you can – even $10 will help. You can PayPal the Jhai Foundation on their donations page (mention it’s for “Remote IT”).
Argh! I’m still feeling ill. We closed for the holidays on 20th December, which means that I’ve actually been ill for over half the time I’ve been off work. This is decidedly not fair, and a thoroughly depressing start to the new year.
Can someone explain to me why Jack Schofield thinks that the Mac is a proprietary system while Windows isn’t? Has Windows gone open source while I wasn’t watching? Or, in fact, does Microsoft still own it lock, stock and barrel, keeping the source code to itself?
I refer to Dictionary.com’s definition: “Owned by a private individual or corporation under a trademark or patent”. I think that covers Windows.