Monthly Archives: August 2011

The icons of August

At the beginning of August I wondered if our President had a card up his sleeve. At the final moment, he’d play the card, the Republican hostage-takers would be exposed in such a way that even the idiots on CNN … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t the Times have something like Quora?

There are all these Quora-like services coming online these days. Why doesn’t the Times have one? I’m not suggesting that they develop it. Partner. The Times is a distribution channel. They already have a lot of smart readers and a … Continue reading

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Firefox with Twitter??

A search for Firefox with Twitter turns up a few hits from earlier this month. There is a website where you can download the app. You can type @food or #bart in the address bar of the browser and be … Continue reading

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Francisco Franco Update

In the early days of Saturday Night Live, during the Weekend Update segment, a standard joke that always got a laugh. Chevy Chase doing the news. A picture of Generalissmo Francisco Franco appears behind him. “Francisco Franco.” Pause. “Is still … Continue reading

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Simple thought

The Internet is great because it is decentralized. If you centralize it, it stops being the Internet.

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Dating app based on movies

I’ve written about this a few times before. Maybe someday someone will make this app. Put two people together if they like the same movies. On the theory that they’ll like each other. Maybe that’s not true!

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New Mac setup gets less shitty

I got a new MacBook Air today and was excited as I was bringing it home, then I remembered — I don’t have a FireWire cable. This is always the moment when the newness of a new Mac stops being … Continue reading

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