Monthly Archives: August 2007

Staff this.

I have a word to all you staffing and recruiting agencies out there. I’m going to say this once and that’s it, so listen: When you sit down to interview me, do not ask me if I have any friends looking for work. Don’t talk to me about how much commission I get per person […]

It will set itself free

It’s absurd to think that the iPhone would stay ‘locked’ with AT&T service. If we’ve learned anything from copy-protecting on music and DVD’s, its that technology wants to be free. It’s an inherent part of the medium. If something can be encrypted, then it can be decrypted. Knowledge is always flowing 2 directions (or more). […]


I logged into my LinkedIn account this morning and had this invitation. I laughed and thought LinkedIn was getting funny with their tone of voice. Then I realized that abbreviating doesn’t work with peoples’ names – especially on buttons. See below.

Why You Don’t Have to Wait For iPhone 2.0

It’s the same reason a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTL / Lusso is still an amazing piece of machinery. For people who appreciate true design, waiting for the next version of whatever product you want isn’t an issue. Quality is quality. No matter how old it is.

Links For Today 8.21.2007

Dear Palm: It’s time for an intervention – my sentiments exactly. I love my Treo. I also love my Nintendo – but that doesn’t mean it can compete with a PS3. Migrating from AS2 to AS3 – a great breakdown of the differences in syntax between AS2 & AS3. After reading this entry, it’s not […]


In the grand George Carlinian tradition of Things That Are Pissing me Off: I live in New York City. My friend lives in Boston, Massachusetts. My friend wants me to come and visit him, so as we’re talking on the phone he says, “Hey, you really have to come down and visit one of these […]

My cylinders aren’t all firing

By the way my site was down this week, you would have thought I was hosting it in my backyard on a 10-year-old Windows 3.x machine, mounted on cinder blocks and piping through a 28.8 modem. Unfortunately, I’m actually paying for hosting my site as well as some clients. I apologize for the downtime. I […]

comedy I didn’t see coming

Maurice Saatchi, executive director of M&C Saatchi has had a revelation on saving advertising (He doesn’t say that in the article but someone is going to have to show companies ‘the way’ and why not Saatchi). Why is advertising dying? Oh this stupid thing we have called technology. Yeah, technology is making things difficult for […]

Trim the fat

I went to Seth Godin‘s blog this morning. I liked what I read so I decided to add his RSS feed to my NewsFire application. When I clicked on the RSS feed icon in Firefox I got this: I don’t care which type of RSS feed I get. Good design is not only visual, but […]