The Twitter Inversion

Perhaps another time I could elaborate further on the profound nature of Twitter’s interaction model. There are flaws, but it’s wired us together in as many ways as there are participants. Today, by way of illustration, here is a screenshot view into a couple of minutes of my Twitter stream: The stream actually starts on […]

Patrick Byrne at Dartmouth Tuck School

Patrick Byrne visited Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business this evening. It was something of a local event, since Patrick and his father, Jack Byrne, both attended Dartmouth. The 90-minute format was was structured such that three ’09 Tuck students each asked a question and then the audience asked a bunch of questions. His answers were […]

Facilitating Online Identity Management

Companies should make identity management easy within their online services. Specifically, it’s becoming more and more desirable to have a “split my identity” feature. For example, I have a Twitter account. Turns out I like Twitter. (It wasn’t always the case.) Eventually I want to split my twitter stream into a personal stream and a […]

Link Love

Shout out to the The Macalope, who noted Notio’s comment over at Megan McCardle‘s place, regarding her annoying Apple commentary. I had left an earlier comment, suggesting she use Daring Fireball as a primary source, but it didn’t make it through moderation. I was just connecting the dots between the Macalope nomination for Michael Wolff […]

Economics Blogs

I gave a talk to a local business group about blogs, Twitter, social media and all that, and one of the participants emailed asking for blog recommendations to learn more about economics. Here’s what I suggested. I think Umair Haque is by far the most interesting ‘business strategy’ writer right now. Strategy has to take […]

Introduction to Grateful Dead

So, you have a new friend, and one day she says, “You should burn me a Grateful Dead CD because I’m really not familiar with anything they’ve done.” You say, “Sure,” and a few minutes later your head explodes as you reel from the possibilities. It takes a week of full-time leisure-thought to sort it […]

Stop Counting Calories!

It’s amazing!! Did you know salad has almost no calories!?! But a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a coke is nearly a whole day’s calorie budget! You can eat as many carrots as you want! – they’re like free food calorie-wise. But ice creme, whoa! – smaller portions, please. And then, exercise: If I did […]

Yglesias and Ambinder and sometimes Klein

Now that the election is over, my main two politics blogs (i.e. daily) are Matt Yglesias and Marc Ambinder. Yglesias came out of Harvard in 2002/3(?), did a stint at Talking Points, then the Atlantic, now at Think Progress. I like his focus on policy implications, with a snarky style that suits me. Ambinder is […]

Downloading .asx video streams

Say there’s an online video that is only available for real-time streaming, and you want to watch it offline at your non-‘net convenience, like on a plane or on your iPhone. A lot of these streams have urls that end in .asx. If so, here are some (techie, Mac-centric) references that will let you download […]

Mostly Twittering

Thoughts are shorter-form these days. Twitter is a good place to follow me. Example: New Macbook video: Awesome emo marketing, utter techporn, richly deserves to be parodied. So there’s that….

Here Is What Is

It’s a beautiful work of art, expressing a unique vision of music-making and the creative process. It is officially 93 minutes long, but there’s another hour or more of extra footage, just as good as the main event. It is Daniel Lanois’s movie, Here Is What Is, and I recommend it without hesitation. (Previously)

Labor Day Weekend (Four-Day Edition)

* A beautiful and easy hike in the White Mountains with a friend. * Sunburn. * Great dinner out with said friend and our partners. * Finally, a day to sleep in. * One electrical outlet added. * One closet light and switch removed. * The lawn mowed. * The dining room layout redesigned. * […]

Byrne/Eno Return!

Big news in music! The Website The NY Times story. And, the tour!

Clay Shirky on Governance Models

Noted for the future: Chris Heuer interviews writer and speaker Clay Shirky. The important moment for me come in at around 10:15, continuing to the end, where he desires a new model for governance and corporate structures. He wants a co-op model, but doesn’t know it yet. I plan to educate him.

25 Seconds of Joy

The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond

This is the first philosophy article that ever seemed relevant to me.

Better to ignore than to critique

dayna boyd: “In an attention economy, it’s better to ignore than to critique.” I’m deeply disturbed by the proliferation of troll-like behavior in contemporary life. Why are public figures increasingly appearing whose whole identity is wrapped around driving others batty? Why does it seem as though more people are starting to write controversial books purely […]


It’s worth reading Desiderata once in a while: Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; […]

Up and Out (1:40)

Hot Dating Tip [SF, CA, USA]

It’s sweeping generalizations day at Notio! I guess it’s kind of a semi-secret, but once you crack the code, dating geeks is a really good move. Granted, the male/female ratio is unbalanced – but generally, if you’re a woman and you’re looking for a guy, you could do a heck of a lot worse than […]