Back when I was trying to make The Daily Newarker happen (which went about as successfully as trying to make “fetch” happen), I was trying to find clever ways to fit writing for the internet into the interstices of the day. In 2008, my “smartphone” was a Blackberry Pearl 8100. Laughable by today’s standards, sure, […]
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. —Psalm 127:2
The Data gesture is obviously the best part. (Courtesy, Swear Trek.)
Every night, we split the ritual of cleaning up after the kids at dinner time vs. putting them to bed. And every night its my turn to clean up after dinner, I inevitably turn my body into a garbage disposal unit, eating the children’s leftovers, reasoning, “Well, I wouldn’t want it to go to waste.” […]
To play Portal 2 in co-op mode with the eight-year-old while holding the 12-month-old in my lap is to contemplate all the possible meanings of the phrase “working at cross purposes.”
It’s amazing how tight a grip on these shows had on my childhood psyche. Almost as amazing, in fact, as how vapid they prove out to be in my adulthood.
Paranoia is seeing patterns that aren’t actually there.
M.G. Siegler is revisiting the idea of an iPhone mini: It’s sort of amazing for a few reasons, actually. First, ever since the dawn of the original iPhone, people have been clamoring for an “iPhone mini” or “iPhone nano”. This, despite that fact that looking at it now, that original iPhone is tiny. A 3.5-inch […]
A classic from the early days of the financial crisis: Jim Cramer rants at how bad the market was eight months before Bear Sterns failed and was sold for pennies on the dollar to JP Morgan.