Found on a Digby Comment by joopdog

March 1, 2006

“May I add, the falling apart of the Bush administration is the new black.” —joopdog

Ben Bajarin’s nod to Moxi U-I

March 1, 2006

Ben Bajarin’s Tech Blog covered Apple’s announcements yesterday commenting on the sure-footed, cautious inroads Apple is making into the living room. Along the way, he threw in some high praise for the product I’ve been working on for the past four years

TO DATE the Moxi Digeo UI is the best by far and in my opinion should start to show up on those stupid Home Theatre PC’s instead of Media Center.

Thank you, Ben. Interesting suggestion.

Tonight it’s Garrison Keillor crying, “Impeach him”

February 28, 2006

Last night it was Lapham in Harper’s, tonight it’s Keillor on Salon: “the country is being led by a man who isn’t paying attention.”

Apple Fantasy Products (Engadget Contest)

February 28, 2006

Results from Engadget’s What Would Jobs Do contest.

New Google Widgets for Mac

February 28, 2006

Google has three new widgets for Mac users: a quick blogging tool (I’m using it to post this), a Gmail inbox widget, and a search history. Missing from the blooger tool is a quick way to insert links. That makes it less than wonderful. But it is fast and convenient.

Self-referential nattering

February 28, 2006

Ack! I have only three images on the blog and they all feature Bush. Check me into rehab, please.

Framing and Protecting the Internet (Doc Searls)

February 28, 2006

Any post that includes the words “Feh!” and “Framing” is going to get my attention. When the topic concerns the nature (socially and generationally, not technologically) of the Internet and how to nurture its best aspects, it will draw me in. I’m sure to be distracted by commerce and my day job before joining this conversation in any useful way. But, at least I’ve pointed to it. It’s the least I can do—and on most days, sadly, the most I can do.

At risk is the internet as a level playing field and equal opportunity connector as companies press for the ability to offer different classes of service. Doc Searls is keying off these observations by Kevin Marks on how different generations view and use the net. (BTW, one of the early proponents of a better, faster, higher quality-of-service—and private— internet back in bubble days was Enron Broadband division, back in the news as Kenny boy’s trial gets underway.)

Bush Approval Compared to What? (CBS News)

February 28, 2006

Bush makes a new personal low in job approval ratings. He’s below all recent presidents but one. Nixon’s the one.

Calling O’Reilly Out (the upstart!)

February 27, 2006

For those who don’t follow the family feuds…Bill O’Reilly of Fox Snooze has posted a petition to the overlords of MSNBC to replace Keith Olbermann with Phil O’Donahue. OK. Back at ya’ Loofa Man. Here’s a petition to Roger Ailes, Satrap of the Fox Yap Traps to can Bill for the aforementioned Phil. I signed. Will you?

A Krugman quote of the day (Crook & Liars)

February 27, 2006

The full column is, of course, behind the ya-gotta-pay barrier. But Crooks and Liars has the money quote:

…more to the point, after years of systematically suggesting that Arabs who didn’t attack us are the same as Arabs who did, the administration can’t suddenly turn around and say, “But these are good Arabs.”