Sunday, December 10, 2006

At the Glass Maze

Behind the Scenes at the Microsoft Zune Design Laboratory

Lead Designer: [Holding up an iPod] Ok, so we want to make one of these.

Associate Designer: Embrace and extend one of these, you mean.

LD: Right, right. [Nods] Right. So are we done?

AD: Well, no. We have to design it.

LD: I thought we were embracing their design.

AD: No, Jobs has good lawyers. We need to do lots of extending.

This is fun.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Those accursed Habs...

The Leafs are playing the Canadiens and they're in overtime now. Saku Koivu has scored twice tonight, including the tieing goal. Damn!

MySpace SPAM Generator

Thank you MySpace! At the end of September, I opened an account at MySpace. I'm not sure why, I was probably drunk, but anyways, there it is. I created a new email address exclusively for this project. I promptly forgot about it. Today, I logged into my ISP and then noticed this email address. I decided to set my mail client to read it. What did I find? Hundreds of SPAM! A single instance of usage and I get hundreds of SPAM. MySpace sucks!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Good one

Remaindered link posted November 30, 2006 at 05:26 pm How to choose a good book to read, a tip from Marshall McLuhan: turn to page 69, read it, and if it's good, you've got a winner. (via snarkmarket)
This is exactly what I do except I choose a page at random. If a book cannot stand this test then it probably won't be readable.