Some hilarious commentary found therein today. Facebook recently implemented yet another privacy-destroying anti-feature called Instant Personalization, sharing your name and details with select partner sites. It is on by default. And: George Hill is a guard for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. By most accounts, it appears he is single-handedly owning the Dallas Mavericks during a playoff...
New Family Member
Blurry pic, but you get the idea. :D
Funny, I’m now seeing more tweets about people deactivating their Facebook accounts. I did this a while ago. I came back very briefly, then zapped it again for good. I really don’t miss it. I don’t think social networking is for me, and a company that has such a disrespectful attitude towards user privacy is really not my bag.
Something I Just Don't Get.
I’m going to confess that I truly don’t understand some things that were announced today at F8. Item A (from GigaOM) First, social plugins are little widgets that bring Facebook to the rest of the web. They offer “instant personalization,” said Taylor, with the goal of increasing user engagement, using an iFrame and a cookie remembering the Facebook user. So when you visit a...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/18/AR2010041802391.html?hpid=topnews&sub=AR I believe this to be pretty serious. American reactionaries, I think, will soon reap what they have sewn. It’s sad and disturbing.
Leslie and I spent a good 5 hours at Duff’s Brooklyn last night. I haven’t been at a bar for that long in ages. What a nice feeling. Met some interesting people, and of course jammed some great metal on the jukebox.
Bill Ward on Peter Steele
(taken from Blabbermouth.net) “The flamboyant ambassador of metal’s substratum is dead. “I am diverted from my next indicated thing to do. I am compelled to pause and digress and re-listen to one of my all-time favorite bands, TYPE O NEGATIVE. I fall into memorable moments, to enhance my first discoveries of Peter Steele. “I don’t want to believe he’s died....
I am jamming out like mad to Primordial’s To the Nameless Dead. It was ~$7.50 on Amazon, downloaded as high quality mp3 to my Linux box. Who, I ask you, on earth needs iTunes?
I Hate Clichés
GY!BE returns. This isn't huge or anything. →
The X-Files Pilot
The other day I noticed that the first season of The X-Files was available in my Netflix streaming queue. I’m not sure if I had ever actually seen thepilot before tonight. Watching it now, I smiled at the references to Twin Peaks: the soundtrack (the synth & bass, of course!), the unmistakable Laura Palmer-ish dead body discovery in the opening scene (the episode takes place in the...
OH last night at 14th & 6th.
Homeless guy #1: How you doing? Homeless guy #2: Why are you asking? HG1: Because I’m in the same boat as you. HG2: No you’re not. You’re assuming. I’m on YouTube. I had to go downstairs at this point to catch the V, but I really wish I hadn’t now. I’m dying to know where this exchange went.
“Sometimes it’s exhausting to explain what movie I just saw.” I just said this to my girlfriend. Got chided.
Intarweb Cat of the Year
If last year it was Sockington, this year it is clearly Duck from Catroulette!
Critic Reviews on Netflix
I’ll most likely be checking out A Prophet over the next couple days. In researching other Audiard movies on Netflix, it dawned on me: I wish I could favorite certain critics. Thus if Ebert or Dargis reviewed a movie, I’d like to tell Netflix to have their reviews bubble up to the top. The Beat That My Heart Skipped has well over 10 reviews. I have no idea how they’re...
streaming netflix: wii v. 360
I’ve been streaming Netflix on my 360 for over a year now. I’ve loved it. Today I received the streaming disc for Wii and was eager to try it out. Two observations. 1. The UI for the Wii app is nice. Little has changed on the 360 app over the past year, and I don’t really understand why. 2. The weak resolution really hurts the Wii version. For now, cool UI or not,...
because you really can't make this shit up
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040204113.html?hpid=topnews When reached by e-mail, a Burger King spokesman declined an interview request but released a statement reading, in part: “The creative concepts used to bring this to life were meant to highlight the King’s unchecked enthusiasm about giving his guests a Steakhouse-quality sandwich at a...
this hits home
I don’t care what Gruber says; Cory Doctorow’s piece on the iPad has some very valid points. For example: I mean, look at that Marvel app (just look at it). I was a comic-book kid, and I’m a comic-book grownup, and the thing that made comics for me was sharing them. If there was ever a medium that relied on kids swapping their purchases around to build an audience, it was...