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Andrew Sullivan: "The answer, I think, lies in the nature of part of today’s left. It is fueled above all by resentment – resentment of the West’s success, resentment of the freedom to trade, resentment of any person or country, like Israel or Britain or the U.S., that has enriched itself by means of freedom [...]
We watched Insomnia last night, another great movie by Christopher Nolan (who’s just one year older than I, what am I doing?) It’s similar to Sean Penn’s The Pledge in many ways. Both screenplays were written by Europeans who come from cold snowy countries, if that explains anything. With these two movies these young directors [...]
Deadly Bloody Serious: "I’m trying out the RSS Explorer Tool, and I’m kinda deflated. Just from the name, I was expecting to be able to (say) click on Dave’s subscriber list, then click on one of his feeds’ names to see who they subscribe to. It’d only work amongst Radio users and people who embed [...]
This page reports 6% downtime for Amazon’s XML web services (77% due to read timeouts), as opposed to 0.3% for its front page. 08/12/04 update: well, that page doesn’t work anymore, and I can’t find anyone else who’s publicly benchmarking AWS.
Business 2.0: "Today, [Minh] Le’s homespun project, called Counter-Strike, is the most popular multiplayer action game in the world. Bigger than Quake. Bigger than Unreal. The numbers are staggering: Over 1.7 million players spend more than 2.4 billion minutes a month in the game. (The top-rated TV show Friends generates 2.9 billion viewer minutes a [...]
Glenn Reynolds is Saxifrage Russell. A pack of supersmart lab rats. That would explain a lot of things.
Is that people who are going to be born two or three years from now, when they’ll be in their late teens, will get to hear covers of already highly derivative early ’00s "nu-metal." I’m convinced "nu" means new in a highly oxymoronic way. At least the 80′s revival that is increasingly going to be [...]
Hypergene lists the advantages that embedded link-back references can bring to news sites. 06/13/03 update: comments about trackback vs referrers.
This thread shows some people still don’t understand there’s nothing such as a free lunch. If you want ad-free Socialist Paradise subsidized with Other People’s Money, come to France for a while, this will root out your illusions about how the world should work once and for all. The same people will probably whine about [...]
In: user experience16 Oct 2002
This is probably not meant to be directly usable by normal people, but it opens interesting perspectives. Someone is probably going to propose classification/mapification of blogs through an ASP model. Now, please, don’t make the mistake about 1,800 different hosted comment platforms made in the past. Go fee-based right from the start. Smart aggregation built [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.