Monthly Archives: July 2012

One foot on the platform…

There’s an old and wonderful Little Feat song. Lowell George’s girlfriend can’t make up her mind. How he describes it is what’s so cool. “She’s got one foot on the platform, the other on the train.” And that’s the best … Continue reading

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Can you do journalism on Twitter?

With all the reporters using Twitter these days, it’s interesting to see that now this question might finally get a real look. In the past, when issues of ethics came up, it was only the tech press around, and they … Continue reading

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Thread: Apple OS updates scare me

All I want from an operating system is stability and performance. I want it to stay out of my way. I use today’s Mac OS largely the same way I used previous versions and how I use Windows. Not looking … Continue reading

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Twitter bans NBC critic

Deadspin: NBC’s No. 1 Tweeting Critic Has Been Suspended From Twitter. According to the piece, it was a tweet in which he revealed the email address of an NBC exec that got his account suspended. “The man responsible for NBC … Continue reading

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NBC looks at Twitter and sees hamsters

People used to make fun of the politician who said the Internet was basically a bunch of tubes. This always bothered me because he was right. That’s exactly what the Internet is. Lots of tubes and over those tubes flows … Continue reading

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I’m “self-made” except…

I usually like Frum, a Republican with an open mind. But today I gotta say he’s off the wall. First, a disclaimer. I have paid, in my life, many hundreds of thousands of dollars in Federal income tax. I don’t … Continue reading

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New feature: Radio2 categories.

New Radio2 feature: You can now route any post to one or more categories.

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Don’t let some plutocrat ruin your life

Driving in Queens today I saw a soda delivery truck that said in huge letters that we shouldn’t let some bureaucrat decide how big our soda cups should be. I thought what a strange message. Bureaucrat? They’re talking about Mayor … Continue reading

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Meanwhile RSS is some powerful shit

Last night Twitter unveiled their Olympics site. When I saw it I was surprised at how useless it is. I had no idea what they were saying. There wasn’t anything about the Olympics that I could see. I think they … Continue reading

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Do I care what Apple does with RSS?

A fair number of people are asking me what I think about Apple and RSS, so I might as well put the answer on my blog. They just made a change, taking it out of the UI of Safari. I’m … Continue reading

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