Job Market 2009

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WinXP (hello, ActiveX) & IE7 (welcome, Acrobat Reader 8.1.2) running Online Quickbooks, via Parallels and Mac OS X running on a MacBook Pro, prints checks no problem on the HP color laser connected via JetDirect and Ethernet. Astounding.

They showed me the Craigslist printout

Seattle Times A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost an Oregon man much of what he owned. The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. […]

Power of the Internet, Part MMMXXCLLVI

Question at Has any one else expeienced the following and if so, how did you correct? I was shooting martial arts yesterday inside against a back drop. Camera was set at ISO of 1250, aperture priority at F2.8 1/640 in Raw, no flash, used continuous lighting. I was shooting high speed (CH – 6FPS). […]

Renting vs Buying

Now that I’m a “homeowner” I think a lot less about all the reasons I thought buying a house was foolish. But today comes Rent Vs. Buy Myths That Ruined the Housing Market to remind me. Ah yes, I remember them fondly. What’s with the scare quotes? Well, the bank actually owns my home, not […]

Moving On

A smart take on the super-delgates: Superdelegates can worry about the party, or they can preen and carry on about the importance of their role. They can’t do both. The only thing the Clinton and Obama campaigns agree on is that neither can secure the nomination with pledged delegates alone. So the uncommitted superdelegates wringing […]

You Can’t Be Serious

From the middle section of a longer interview with the rapper DMX: Are you following the presidential race? Not at all. You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton. His name is Barack?! Barack Obama, yeah. Barack?! Barack. What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where […]

A Call for Journalistic Courage

Important essay by Walter Pincus on the role of the press in a free society: Today’s mainstream print and electronic media want to be neutral, unbiased and objective, presenting both or all sides as if they were on the sidelines refereeing a game in which only the players—the government and its opponents—can participate. They have […]

U23D at IMAX

One good thing about living in the society of the spectacle is that every once in a while it produces something truly mind-blowing. In this case, a U2 concert movie filmed in a new 3D technology, playing on the huge IMAX screens. Unbelievably good. The experience is nothing like previous 3D movies. This is absolutely […]

Olbermann Goes Off On Clinton

OMG awesome liberal screed against racism being promulgated by the Clinton campaign. Ten minutes of literate rage like you haven’t ever seen on TV. Finally, someone with a pulpit speaks the truth.

Fragile – Handle With Care

Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth. Details.

Adjacent Social Objects == Gonzo Marketing

Chris Locke, after co-authoring the Cluetrain Manifesto, went on to write a great book called Gonzo Marketing. Wicked unlucky for him, the book was released on October 1, 2001 – kind of a bad season for US commerce. The book gets mixed reviews – sometimes because it’s somewhat dated, but primarily for the writing style, […]

Copying Makes Evolution Possible

Susan Blackmore in Wired: The whole idea of a meme is that it’s information that is copied with variation and selection. So any idea that is copied from person to person is a meme. But an idea that you think up for yourself and is not expressed is not a meme. The emphasis has to […]

Economics Worldview Today

Credit cards are as dangerous as they are convenient Economics of the Macropocalypse Home to house Will the center hold? Why the Fed is compelled to lie to Congress

Strategic Wasteland

Huffingtonpost: Now, however, as Obama has gained steadily in the polls, the Clinton campaign has reversed field. Top Clinton aides are pleading with uncommitted super delegates to hold off making any commitments, fearful that any commitments they make would be to back Obama, not Clinton. In language that could have been lifted from the Obama […]


Texas A & M students shut down a major highway as they march seven miles from campus to vote, where the Republican political machine had located the polls. I love YouTube.

And Then Came New Hampshire…

The maker of that video has a new project alive. You can add your own photo to the montage of video. Very innovative. And beautiful heartfelt text on the Creators page. Bravo.

iPod Makes the NordicTrack Just Barely Tolerable

Headline says it all.

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Programmatic Color Palettes From Images

You may recall that I wrote a Ruby program about nine months ago to programmatically generate a color palette. In that version, I manually measured the colors from an image on screen, and typed them into a text file, and the program generated color squares from the text file. When I finished I wanted to […]