Monthly Archives: February 2015

Backwards And Forwards

I finished my taxes & I’m getting a fat refund, so here’s a tax-themed palindrome: via Vocabulary.com

“Get things right, and show it to me again.”

Great answer to a Quora question: What was it like to deliver a presentation to Steve Jobs? We were in a meeting one time, and Steve commented on how much he hated the ‘wart’ that was the external iSight camera. I said, “I can make it internal.” Steve asked how long it would take to […]

Ramp-Up to the Apple Watch

The new Pebble Time smartwatch launched on Kickstarter and has raised $5 million dollars in half a day. Fast Company is labeling it as “the battle” against Apple and Andoid smartwatches. Not quite. At least not for Apple. The Apple Watch is going to start at $349 and go up $10,000 (at least) for the […]

Momma Said

—Buddy Guy’s mother to Buddy, heard onSonic Highways

We’ll Always Have McSorley’s

Great homage to McSorley’s Old Ale House by Robert Day (hat tip Mark): I’ve lost track of the 1960s. At least its chronology. It’s not a matter of Puff the Magic Dragon, but the decade seemed scrambled even as it was happening. No narrative; all abstract montage. Everything used. But not much signed. More than […]

Weekly Exhaust Ep. 30 – How is Apple Going to Make a Mustang?

This week Michael and Bryan discuss Bryan’s computer woes (again), Palm V’s and Dope Wars, dirty snow in NYC, Apple’s supposed plans to make a car, self-driving cars, subways, Bill Murray, and the Oscars. The episode opens with the exhaust from a 1970 Ford Gran Torino King Cobra Boss 429. Listen Now (and subscribe on […]

I’ve Heard This One Before

The Verge: Former GM CEO warns Apple against making cars Dan Akerson, who ran General Motors for less than three and a half years, issued a stern warning to Apple this week against making a car. In an interview with Bloomberg, he noted that making cars was hard. “A lot of people who don’t ever […]