Monthly Archives: March 2015

“ergonomically busted”

At The Verge, Vlad Savov on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: I am not, however, convinced that the S6 Edge is the future. Despite my best intentions and great excitement, I have not been able to shake the initial impression that the Edge is ergonomically busted. In my time using the handset, I’ve consistently pressed […]


Only a nerd would get excited about a collection of useful .htaccess snippets, all in one place, on GitHub.

Here’s your car. The back seats are extra.

Microsoft is an odd bird. Their new Surface 3 doesn’t come with a ($129) Type Cover even though every advertisement and press shot features the Type Cover. If I wanted to buy the Surface 3, I would assume it came with the Type Cover. And I would assume wrong.

Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue

The big change that digitization made was it made it much easier to apply a single color scheme to a bunch of different scenes at once. The more of a movie you can make look good with a single scheme, the less work you have to do. Also, as filmmakers are bringing many different film […]

corporate governance is medieval

The “Stupid manager theory of company failure” (and its corollary, the “Smart manager theory of company success”1) remains the most popular, perhaps even the most universally accepted theory of management. Book after book, thoughtful article after article alludes to this theory and whenever a company is perceived to be under-performing, all fingers point to the […]

Copying Chucks

An investigation by the ITC found that a total of 36 Ralph Lauren shoe styles infringed on Converse’s trademarks, including washed canvas, Western leather, camouflage shoes, and bleached denim shoes. Within 30 days of the agreement going into effect, Ralph Lauren have to get rid of these, as well as component parts, tools and molds, […]

Tribalism & False Dichotomies

Lukas Mathias: Once you have two groups of people, each advocating for its own position and reinforcing its own beliefs, people seem to start turning off parts of their brains. Things get emotional. Assumptions turn into unquestioned facts. At this point, people are no longer looking for solutions, or for common ground. They’re fighting an […]

Understanding Apple Watch

Rene Richie has some great insights on Apple Watch. First the problem with ‘day-of’ reaction pieces: Demo areas aren’t real life. The product you’re experiencing isn’t yours. It isn’t connected to your accounts, it doesn’t have your data, and it isn’t set up to your personal tastes. You’re also surrounded by people and noise, you […]


AGENT: We got you into a few emoticons. ASTERISK: Even Semi-Colon is eating our lunch in the emoticon space. If I see one more winking smile… AGENT: Yeah, but Go the F**k to Sleep bought you a cottage in Montauk. —McSweeney’s: The Asterisk Kvetches to Its Agent

Laurel Canyon

When I first came out to L.A. [in 1968], my friend Joel Bernstein found an old book in a flea market that said, ‘Ask anyone in America where the craziest people live and they’ll tell you California. Ask anyone in California where the craziest people live and they’ll say Los Angeles. Ask anyone in Los […]