Best New Blogs of 2010 →
I’m genuinely humbled to have been asked to contribute to Bygone Bureau’s yearly best blogs feature (and to have been illustrated)! (SPOILER ALRT: I picked Wonder-Tonic.)
Dude, I’m open 24/7 for you.– Heather is getting desperate
Wives don’t get via links– Dick Wisdom, spoutin’ wisdom.
Telemarketer with attitude (and poor sales)
Me: Hello, I'm calling on behalf of [herp derp], I--
Shitty Receptionist: Sorry, we're not interested
Me: Not interested in what?
SR: In what you're calling about.
Me: I haven't said what I'm calling about yet.
SR: You said textbooks.
SR: Ok, what is it you're calling about?
Me: Well, textbooks, but that's not the point.
SR: [Hangs up]
Me: [Marks for a callback tomorrow]
Getting a link from Waxy and forgetting to add Google Analytics code is like going on holiday and forgetting your camera. Fuck!
British newspapers 'too dependent on advertising' →
You don’t say.
Give Me Something To Read Best of 2010 →
This was my first full year at the helm of Give Me Something To Read, and to mark it, I’ve compiled this list of the best articles and essays I posted through 2010 (limited to those that were actually published in 2010). Best, obviously, is subjective, and what this list comprises is a selection of my favourites and reader favourites (as judged by the number of notes they got on Tumblr). ...
Analysing data is the future for journalists, says... →
Sir Tim Berners-Lee reckons he’s glimpsed the future of journalism – and given he’s the person who invented the world wide web, you might not want to bet against him. In his view, it lies with journalists who know their CSV from their RDF, can throw together some quick MySQL queries for a PHP or Python output … and discover the story lurking in datasets released by governments,...
Pokemon Red&Blue (I Wont Let You Take Me Seriously... →
I’ve never smiled as hard as I did when I saw that this was tagged “Pokestep.”
Because you're worth it →
How much we earn is still a taboo subject, says Oliver Burkeman. From milkman to pilot, MP to cleaner, we ask people to break the silence Around £14,800 over here.
Q. What do you get when you cross a blog post and...
A. Absolutely fucking nothing, not even so much as a status update on the staff blog.
Girl Unit - “Wut” Listen to it loud,...
Aesop Rock - “Dark Heart News”
Friends of gays should not be allowed to edit... →
16 of the Dumbest Things Americans Believe -- And... →
We’ve gone far beyond Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness” into a more “truth-be-damned” environment; what Rick Perlstein described in the Daily Beast as a “mendocracy. As in, rule by liars.” Wow, “mendocracy” is a great word. My love of Tennessee Williams probably predisposes me to liking any word drawing from “mendacity” but, in a world full of shitty portmanteaus,...
‘Too Asian’? →
Worries that efforts in the U.S. to limit enrollment of Asian students in top universities may migrate to Canada Worst subhed of the day award goes to: Macleans.ca. What the fuck does it mean?
When will Apple release an App Store for Windows? →
Apple has barely begun setting up its Mac App Store, but I’m predicting the company will want to bring the same thing to Windows PCs within a year or two. I’d like to know what the fuck this guy is smoking.
Chemical Brothers - “My Elastic Eye”
Times’ Audience Numbers Struggle, Subscriptions... →
News Corp finally released some numbers on their Times paywall experiment. Unsurprisingly, they were vague and nonspecific, combining true subscribers with people that bought the iPad app (which, as I understand it, currently allows you free access) and saying nothing of revenue. Even more unsurprising: it doesn’t look good. All the coverage I’ve read of this is stressing the early...
Using genetic algorithms to find Starcraft 2 build... →
I don’t really understand Starcraft (am I the only nerd in existence that never really played it?) but this is kind of fascinating.
Selected misspellings I caught my idiot coworker...
Juewls Shavorn Munday Christeen disition celibrate leev organice Amander descus reseptionis maniger What the fuck. More distressing than the fact that nobody can fucking spell anymore is the fact that nobody has heard of a fucking dictionary.