IM Blues

May 26, 2011

The oddest thing happened the other day. For reasons that are still not explained, I stopped receiving instant messages from one of my partners, Tim. I could IM him and he would get it, but his responses simply didn’t come through. It happened with one other colleague, but no one else. It was totally bizarre.

It made me totally realize how dependent tech geeks are on IM. Tim and I regularly have conversations via IM. Email would be too clunky. Of course we could actually pick up the phone, but being tech geeks we hate that.

I regularly use the phase, “I was talking to Tim about that”, when in fact we did not talk at all, we simply IM’d. It is truly the optimal medium for developers.

Thankfully our IM started working again as mysteriously as it stopped. God forbid I actually talk on the phone…

You can’t make this up

May 19, 2011

So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have publicly said those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.

– Newt Gingrich

Better Than The Onion?

May 10, 2011

That is truly high praise, but c’mon, this stuff is gold…

Newscorp Acquires Entire English Language

The Last NY Times

May 10, 2011

Google has announced it will begin splitting data transmitted via the Real 4G protocol into four “flavors”—Smart, Dumb, Retarded, and Banana-Strawberry Blast.

The whole thing is hilarious…