Archive for Month: January 2011

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To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required (or, Scoble Syndrome)

Photo by Eric Skiff Here we go again. Another day in the life of an ongoing saga between megalomaniac Robert Scoble and myself. In this chapter of this saga, I point out why I have figured out the key thing that he has repeatedly not learned… to whom much is […]

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State of the Union Drinking Game

I polled Twitter on what kind of drinking game activities should happen tonight during the State of the Union. I’ve aggregated responses, along with my own thoughts, into this State of the Union Drinking Bingo. Prepare to be drunk by 8:15pm CST tonight.

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That’s an F-18!

That bright star? The afterburners from an F-18 Hornet after takeoff from the USS Carl Vinson. Source: Navy News Service – Eye on the Fleet.

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Even Though You Don’t Want My Feedback, Ms. Newspaper Editor…

Jay Rosen, Columbia University Journalism Professor, posted a picture of a print-editorial piece in The Valley Press, a small local newspaper in Connecticut. It was an intriguing read into the minds of many in traditional media. For the hard of eyesight (it’s small), let me transcribe this fascinating editorial from […]

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Pre-order WordPress Bible: 2nd Edition

The time has come when Amazon has updated their listings to include the WordPress Bible: 2nd Edition, available April 12, 2011. This edition has been updated for WordPress 3.1 and includes detailed information on WordPress, WordPress Multisite, Post Formats, Post Types, Advanced queries, new APIs and more. The 1st edition, […]

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Sobering “Green Book” Reminds us of Where We’ve come Since Civil Rights… And Where we still need to go.

Gawker Media auto blog Jalopnik had a fairly sobering post up, in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, that described “The Green Book”, a publication that ceased publishing in 1964 with the Civil Rights Act. The book was created to assist black travelers, by listing businesses and establishments around […]

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Disparaging “Player” Fans

A lot of football around these parts lately, so let me stir things up… Again. I know I’m going to get the Haterade. I’m okay with that. I have opinions and they are ALWAYS right.

Let me gripe about a certain type of fan for a moment. These aren’t the fans that jump a bandwagon because a team wins the Superbowl, although I can go down that road too (I’m looking at you, Steelers and Patriots fans). These aren’t the fans that call themselves fans and can’t bring themselves to find a way to listen or watch their team on Sunday, instead choosing to go to brunch!

Nope… These are the fans that profess their love of players over teams.

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Pittsburgh Sports Radio vs. Baltimore Sports Radio

With the AFC Divisional game – a.k.a. Armageddon – set to kickoff at 3:30 CST on Saturday, I have altered my daily routine a bit. Normally, I listen to 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore over the internet. This week, however, I’ve taken great interest in what Pittsburgh is saying about the Ravens-Steelers matchup. For this, I’ve been also listening in on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan.

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Atari Co-Founder Allan Alcorn Discusses the Creation of Pong – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic

Atari Co-Founder Allan Alcorn Discusses the Creation of Pong – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic.

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Verizon iPhone Raises New Predicaments

For as long as the iPhone has been out, I have been opposed to it. Not because of the iPhone per se. In fact, it’s a great looking device with intuitive design. But over the years there have been fundamental flaws that have prevented me from buying it. These flaws, […]

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