Monthly Archives: May 2012


Daily Exhaust hit 10,000 unique visitors this month. I’d like to continue this trajectory.

Reggie Watts

Ok, I know I’ve been sleeping on this, but Reggie Watts is off the hook. I should have watched his performances when I first hear about them.

As You Know

John Gruber pulled, “We’re going to double down on secrecy on products.” as one of the key quotes from Tim Cook’s appearance at the D10 Conference. I picked a different one. When pressed about Apple TV, Cook responds: “We’re not a hobby kind of company, as you know.” Boom. Apple ain’t going to mess around […]

Tuned Out

Over at the Atlantic, Derek Thompson gives us a short philosophical history of personal music and explains how working with headphones hurts our productivity (via SlashDot): To visit a modern office place is to walk into a room with a dozen songs playing simultaneously but to hear none of them. Up to half of younger […]


The object of everybody’s search in movies – the power cube, the energy crystal, Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase? Turns out theres a name for these objects – a MacGuffin: In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist (and […]


My copy of Nicholas Felton’s newest Biennial Report just arrived. It’s a good day.

You Can’t Buy Talent

I’m linking to the LA Times article about the NY Times article on the rumors Facebook is working on it’s own smartphone (I’m not doing this because I moved to LA, I reached my 10-article limit at Now, it seems Facebook is dedicating more resources to its phone project. The New York Times reports […]

All Sorts of Wrong

Over at Macworld, John Moltz gives his non-objective review of Windows 8: This is the pig of Windows 8 that resists any attempts at applying all forms of lipstick. There’s simply no getting around the fact that this is a confusing dichotomy. Additionally, Windows on ARM–now saddled with the mock-worthy name “Windows RT” for “Run […]

Analogue Backup

Randy Murray gives some sound advice on backing up your digital stuff: Last year I needed to use a play that I wrote nearly thirty years ago. It was originally in a digital form, but that format, a Lanier word processor on huge floppy disks, was long inaccessible. But because I had it on paper, […]

I Failed to Raise Sympathy

Over at GigaOM, Stacey Higginbotham tells the tale of the Dawson family’s failed Kickstarter project. First off, as she accurately notes, over half of the projects on Kickstarter fail. Shouldn’t be surprising. There’s a lot of bad ideas out there in the world, and Kickstarter is part of that world. Reminds me of the statistic […]