My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-28) →
The Mountain Goats (16) Steve Martin (12) Leigh Nash And Megan Roderick (11) Sarah Fullen, Kelly McRae And Evan Gregory (8) Joseph Pensak And Laura Young (8) Imported from
I’m shocked — shocked! — this guy ended up as an i-banker: “Mr. Murray grew up in Baltimore, about the farthest thing from a crusader that you could imagine. ‘I was the kid you didn’t want your daughter to date,’ he said. ‘I stole baseball cards and cheated on Spanish tests and made fun of the fat kid in the corner with glasses.’ ”
Last week, I posted about a UX issue I had with Netflix. I wanted to share a user interface problem — recognizing that every UI issue becomes a UX issue — that I had with Starbucks. Starbucks has prepaid cards. I use one, as it gives me free refills whenever I’m working at a Starbucks. Also, I’d rather enter in $10 or $20 into PearBudget once, rather than entering in a bunch of ~$2...
Attention Management Datapoint
As of 2010-11-24: Google “Time Management”: 67,700,000 results “Attention Management”: 440,000 results Amazon “Time Management”: 8,572 results “Attention Management”: 18 results (with the top several hits simply being print-on-demand reprints of Wikipedia content) I’ve been saying for a while now that I believe that “attention...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-21) →
Welcome Wagon, The (8) Girl Talk (4) Chiddy Bang (1) Ra Ra Riot (1) The Postal Service (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Beating heart with blood flow (by hybrid medical animation) Kate and Frances absolutely love this video. “Show us our heart, pumping in our body!”
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-14) →
Dashboard Confessional (51) Matt & Kim (24) Pixies (23) Belle & Sebastian (13) Welcome Wagon, The (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
It’s rare that companies are known for consistently hitting it out of the ballpark. When companies like that make some mistake that wouldn’t be noticed at another shop, the mistake sticks out like a sore thumb. Netflix is a company like that. They do what they do so well, it’s remarkable (literally) when they flub something. But here’s an example of something they...
It’s ridiculous, incorrect, and insulting to those (like me) who have...– Marco Arment, regarding this piece in the New York Times
A Thing I Made: mathowielove.com
The short version: A bunch of great people wrote nice things about Matt Haughey on Twitter. I collected them and posted them: mathowielove.com. For the longer version, keep reading. I’m reposting my MetaFilter Projects post below, since it contains everything I wanted to say about this. A year ago today, Matt shared with us the following tweet: “I passed out at home had a seizure,...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-7) →
Howard Shore (32) Norah Jones (14) Grateful Dead (13) Passion Pit (13) Miike Snow (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I have what I call an iron prescription that helps me keep sane when I naturally...– Charlie Munger, as quoted on Colin Marshall’s blog, a quote I was clued in to by Jimmy Chou’s retweet of Mungerisms. Whew.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-10-31) →
The Pogues (32) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (16) The Tallest Man on Earth (14) Pixies (14) Tom MacWright (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz