minimalmac: In industrialized countries the same thing happened with food in the middle of the twentieth century. As food got cheaper (or we got richer; they’re indistinguishable), eating too much started to be a bigger danger than eating too little. We’ve now reached that point with stuff. For most people, rich or poor, stuff has become a burden. This is not Mac specific, per se, but it is...
Wikipedia: Kurt Vonnegut →
merlin: inky: In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Every sentence must...
Was thinking of getting a tombstone that says TL;DR I just wonder if it’s...– Merlin Mann Our Thanks To : Matt Langer ♥ (via @hotdogsladies) 4 ” In the unlikely event that was way over your head, as well as mine, double-click this link.” (via singulus)
So if a postal carrier had put it in the mail... →
This is absurd: 1. Rocky Mountain Bank emailed confidential financial information to the wrong Gmail address. 2. The bank attempts to force Google to release the name of the owner of the email address. Google refuses without court order. 3. Federal judge James Ware orders Google to disable the email account — which belongs to someone who did nothing wrong and was sent the email message by...
Al Franken reads the Fourth Amendment to DoJ... →
Al Franken reads the Fourth Amendment to DoJ official at PATRIOT Act hearings POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 Al Franken’s Senate career just keeps on getting better: this week he read the Fourth Amendment (“no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to...
Jackson Pollock's name hidden in his painting... →
“Pollock’s possibly writing his name in Mural testifies to an overlooked feature of his works: they have a structure, contrary to the popular notion that they could be done by any 5-year-old with a knack for splatters.”
PRESS RELEASE: 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100... →
marco: CHICAGO—September 24, 2009—37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1.
Mac 101: Create a wireless network between Mac and... →
Republicans Move to Block Network Neutrality →
marco: Just hours after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed expanding the network neutrality authority of the agency Sept. 21, Senate Republicans moved to block the initiative. Using an appropriations bill as a vehicle, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced an amendment that would deny the FCC any funds for developing or implementing new Internet...
OS X Dock :: Change lights to black triangles →
Arial versus Helvetica: Simple graphic shows how... →
FlexCal 1.3 » iCal Quick Entry →
Install Snow Leopard on a Hackintosh, no hacking... →
I can never play the drums again, says Phil... →
morgenstern: But this is not the end of his music career, as Collins told fans: ‘Don’t worry, I can still sing.’ Yeah, about that…
Health(Medi)care For All. The Golden Rule's...
langer: In a climate that seems in every way the enemy of truth, this much is a resolute and undeniable fact: the push for universal healthcare is driven fundamentally by the belief that no one deserves to fall ill without access to a doctor, that no one deserves to go broke over hospital bills, and that no one deserves to go hungry to pay for their prescriptions. These are simple demands. They...
389. After writing an angry email, read it...
In perhaps one of the most insensitive marketing ploys since Air Force One...– I Am Not a Plastic-Explosive Bag (via lrusso, peterwknox) What a spectacularly bad idea. (via marco) Agreed. Trees, meet forest.
Google Chrome Blog: Sporting a new stable release →
I really gotta get around to trying it out already.
Snow Leopard Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow... →
43folders: lonelysandwich: “Boca” dir. Matt Wolf It’s incidental that this exquisite little short from a kid I knew when he was 17 and I TA’d for the summer high school film program at NYU, was shot on a cell phone. Saw this a while ago, and shoulda reblogged it then.
If it’s a good idea and it gets you excited, try it, and if it bursts into...– Monoscope
How To Create an Animated Navigation with jQuery →
There is a lot of wicked cool navigations out there. This tutorial will hopefully help you jump on the bandwagon, and create a snazzy navigation for your own website. What We Are Building The idea is…
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.– Alain (via jackcheng) (via 43folders)
If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.– Unknown (minimalmac says: “Heard it from my Dad and it always stuck with me.”)
It is not ‘your’ Facebook profile. It is Facebook’s profile about you.– from The New York Times: Facebook Exodus (via Katie Schenk) (via marco) Yep.
Mac OS X 10.5 Help: Recovering your entire system →
To recover your entire system: •Connect Time Machine backup disk. •If restoring system because of problem with startup disk, make sure disk has been repaired/replaced. •Insert OS X Install disk,…