An assortment of tasty distractions.
A fun collection of classy
are a couple of choice ones:
“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” - Winston
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
great pleasure.” -Clarence Darrow
What 120 calories looks like.
Nice reminder. Via Jeremy Zawodny
A productivity tip from Jerry
I really didn’t believe this until I read it. Good advice.
YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier
“We’re pleased to announce today the release of YUI version 2.3.0.
This release features six new additions to the library as well as a
new skinning architecture and a new visual treatment for most of our
UI controls. All of this, plus 250 enhancements and bug fixes, is
available for download immediately.”
One of the notable additions is a rich-text editor that is stated to
work well across all of the YUI “A” browsers.
I have a few articles I want to publish, but I’m holding off until I
have this site moved over to Slicehost. In
the meantime, here’s a kottke - style list of
random things that have caught my eye lately.
How to Charm a
I am(thankfully) long past dating, but just because you’ve convinced her
to marry you doesn’t mean you don’t still need to charm her.
Summary of a Google Tech
how YouTube scaled, both pre and post
acquisition. With the massive storage requirements (they have servers
dedicated just to serving thumbnails), this is certainly not a typical
Catch The Best
Catch The Best is a new “applicant tracking
and ranking system” from Ben Curtis, who is
fairly well known in the Rails community. This looks promising. Ben is
also looking for sample
to test his system out.
The Brand Called
10 year old article by Tom Peters on the
importance of developing a personal brand. Still very relevant.
Just seen on
Why are you people searching for Britney Spears!? She is hardly the
eye candy she once was so I just don’t understand how she has topped
Yahoo’s most popular search terms for the fifth time in six years
but is appears that the flashing, divorcing baby mama has.
Tonight at 9 p.m. PST, Yahoo will release their most popular search
terms of 2006. In the top five are Britney, WWE, Shakira, Jessica
Simpson, and Paris Hilton.
This makes me want to cry.
So, how’s Microsoft’s iPod killer being received? The Sun Times’ Andy
Ihnatko sums it
Result: The Zune will be dead and gone within six months. Good
Yeah, what he said. I’ve not seen a positive review of this thing yet.
And the junior marketing flunky who came up with “squirting” as the
metaphor for transferring content wirelessly needs to find another line
of work. It just sounds dirty. Like you could get slapped for saying it
out loud in mixed company.
It’s possible that version 2.0 of the Zune may redeem itself (this is a
Microsoft product after all), but it seems unlikely. What seems a lot
more likely is that this will go down in history as a “what were they
My suspicion is that the people at Apple laughed
hard when they first saw this thing. For something that was touted as an
iPod killer, it amounts to little more than a paper cut.
I’ll try to prevent this from becoming another Seth
Godin lovefest, but Seth’s article on the
best time to start a business was too good not to write about.
From the article:
- The best time to start is when you’re out of debt.
- The best time to start is when no one is already working on
- The best time to start is after you’ve got all your VC funding
…the best time to start was last year. The second best time to start
is right now.
Go read it now.