Minor procrastination battle raging. Productive but difficult. Hence:
* Ever wonder what it’s like to become an expert in the press? Ph.D. student Danah Boyd helps you out. “I talk to press every time i’m in my car, in the airport and walking around. I spend a good 15 hours a week addressing press right now. It’s exhausting. I can only get back to a fraction of those who contact me and i’ve missed most TV and radio opportunities because i can’t just jump when people ask me to jump.”
* Kathy Sierra reports her experience with the Shangri-La Diet. “It claims to do just one thing–cause your body to want/need less food. Period. In other words, you know that feeling you have after you’ve eaten a huge dinner and you think, “I’ll never eat another bite ever again” — this so-called “diet” makes that feeling happen much earlier, after a much smaller meal.”
* You should really check out the Stephen Colbert video. The one I pointed to yesterday was incomplete. Here’s a full version. Salon comments: “Then he turned to the president of the United States, who sat tight-lipped just a few feet away. ‘I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound — with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.'”
Okay, back to work!