- Real Dan Lyons Web Site » Blog Archive » Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool » Real Dan Lyons Web Site - "Now Arrington and Siegler have appointed themselves the watchdogs of tech journalism, eager to point out the irresponsible and inaccurate reporting that they see all around them. This might ring a little less hollow if they hadn’t been such egregious violators themselves, and if they weren’t writing this stuff to protect the people they’re in bed with financially."
- Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn’t - NYTimes.com - "In the 15,000 or so tweets and retweets I have written, there are a few I’d like back and a few that probably made my betters uncomfortable, but mostly I’ve stayed out of the ditch. The rule at The Times is that there is no rule, but there is an expectation, as Philip B. Corbett, the standards editor for the paper, told me in an e-mail: “We expect Times journalists to behave like Times journalists, and they generally do.”"
- Outgrowing Instagram? Alien Skin releasing Exposure 4 | Deep Tech - CNET News - Alien Skin Exposure 4 looks kinda cool But seems pricey f what will just be a novelty f most ppl (by @stshank)
- Mountain Lion Strategy
- NOVA | Rosalind Franklin's Legacy
- Microsoft gets it right with Windows 8 on ARM, and why Apple should be worried | ZDNet - Personally I tend towards thinking that unifying device & desktop experience is a bug rather than feature.
- Mobile Cloud Backend as a Service Ecosystem Map – All roads lead to BaaS | BostInno - Nice visualization too. "The phrase Backend as a Service came about because when I talked to mobile developers about how they wanted to setup and operate backends for their mobile apps to host data, run business logic, etc., they didn’t directly want to use Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings like Amazon EC2, RackSpace Cloud and Windows Azure – that was too hard, and most of them didn’t want to deal with Linux prompts or virtual machine setup. At the same time, they didn’t want to get stuck with building a backend platform stack from scratch with Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings from Heroku, CloudFoundry and OpenShift."
- designboom shop: airframe by james kim - Oh good. What I need. To always feel like I'm up in the air :-)
- Of funerals, digital photos and impermanence — Tech News and Analysis - "In the past, photographs were treasured because they were so rare: it took so long to make them and the process was so expensive that having one meant a lot. It was like a moment in time had been frozen forever, and the way those photos could trigger memories was unlike almost anything else. Now, photos are just another form of digital detritus; there may be treasures in there somewhere, but we don’t have time to find them, if we can even remember where they are. Photography seems to have become more ephemeral, less permanent — whether that’s a good thing or not remains to be seen."
- Roll Over, Beethoven: 14 Years of U.S. Weather Meets 'The Emperor' - Very cool.
- Release Notes - oVirtWiki - RT @quaid: ♺ @ovirt: In case you missed the #oVirt 3.0 first community release announcement: Also:
- images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf - Cool (even with up-front ad). See also Eames Powers of 10 film.
- Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor
- How to fix any computer - The Oatmeal - How to fix any computer from The Oatmeal--priceless
- Don't Confuse Passion with Competence - Scott Anthony - Harvard Business Review - "Passion only matters if it leads to an innovation that delivers impact, whether that impact is measured in revenues, profits, improved process performance, or something entirely differently. This is one reason why good venture capital investors dole out capital in stages. They are waiting to see if the vision that looks so great on paper bears any resemblance to reality."
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Posted by Gordon Haff at 9:53 AM