Archive for September, 2006
This is a consumer’s tale. It starts ugly, but ends in the right place. A couple weeks ago, my iPod Nano died. iPods have a “lock” switch on them that turns off the wheel control so you can shove it in your pocket and not inadvertantly turn the volume up to 11. I got on [...]
Last week I drafted an analysis of the primary results, but it wasn’t gelling, and I didn’t publish it. I’m very glad I didn’t. I would have been put to shame by the excellent analysis by Robert David Sullivan at MassINC. His analysis backs up the common wisdom that it’s Deval Patrick’s race to lose. [...]
You recall that I was testing a new feature on Tuesday when the sprinkler disaster occured. We released it last night – only a 24 hour or so delay. Antonio blogged about it on the Tabblo blog. You can see mine on the left-hand side of the page. And – you can make your own!
What I found funny on the web today: Marmaduke Explained.
If you read this by coming to my website, you can ignore this message. For those of you with RSS readers, please ignore the last post I just made. I was testing some new Tabblo feature stuff, and I inadvertantly published a link to our test environment. You’d be really bummed if you made a [...]
I was at my desk. I was doing the final QA cycles on a new mini-feature (if you use Tabblo, and you have a blog, you’ll like it, but it has been . . . delayed by events). The feature was working for most cases, and Eddie and Dave were ironing out the final implementation [...]
I reviewed Gabrieli’s campaign spending on the OCPF website. It looks like he spent $9.4 million in his primary campaign. He got 248,000 votes. That works out to $37.93 per vote. Winning, of course, makes you look good: Patrick spent $4.9 million to get 452,000 votes, or $10.80 per vote. That’s still a lot of [...]
My favorite Red Sox reading is a comic called Soxaholix. I guess it is a blog, but it’s not in the standard model. Today’s episode is typical. Good critique of Boston media. Witty writing – check out the “arms” entendres. Good links to content on the web. And, best of all, the comments. The Sox [...]
I haven’t found my writing rhythm yet, as evidenced by this week’s output. Catching up with a grab-bag of topics. It was a very busy week. We pushed a bunch of minor features and good bug fixes that kept me hopping. I had lunch on Tuesday with Jason Butler. He’s at Boston.com with a very [...]
As everyone knows, Chavez’s rant at the UN has spawned a spike in sales for Noam Chomsky. It also has brought out some quality Chomsky bashing: But Alan M. Dershowitz, the lawyer and Harvard Law School professor, said he doubted whether many of the current buyers would ever actually read the book. “I don’t know [...]