I happened across this post by Sherri Turner on Twitter, and it took my breath away.
So somewhere, somehow, the logic around these emails continues to churn out message after message. And they arrive in my Inbox. But the messages themselves are broken and malformed. And there’s no way for me to stop this process.
The project seems to have been long abandoned, but the rules and logic and infrastructure around the project’s inception seems to continue, unabated.
Happened across this video via MetaFilter, and it’s the kind of thing that reminds me why the Internet exists. It’s a one hour and thirteen minute long, wordless video that tours a commercial Korean cake factory.
I happened across this video, and I have to tell you… I was crying laughing. Crying actual tears, unable to do anything other than laugh and gather myself.
I used to be an AT&T customer nearly a decade ago, and was with them for a very long time. Feels odd to be back, and doubly so to compare the speeds I’m getting now versus then.
The speed at which online memes spread has always been amazing. Where we used to have the Streisand effect, we now get viral videos and GIFs. And, with Aviation’s commercial… remarkably deft and quick responses to virality, that in turn become viral themselves for their deftness and quickness.
Last night, right before I was heading to bed, I happened to see this on Twitter. Imagine my surprise when someone mentioned they had read an old poem of mine – and for a high school class, no less!
I’ve gone on a diet the last year or two, and decided against renewing some older domains I kept around. I should probably let a few more expire.
The thing is: as I was scanning the list of domains I own, I saw one that I didn’t remember at all.
“A simple way to get started training this ability is to frequently expose yourself to boredom. If you instead always whip out your phone and bathe yourself in novel stimuli at the slightest hint of boredom, your brain will build a Pavlovian connection between boredom and stimuli, which means that when it comes time to think deeply about something (a boring task, at least in the sense that it lacks moment-to-moment novelty), your brain won’t tolerate it.”
I’m excited to announce my latest project, entitled I am the Internet: AMA. The site lets users ask the Internet questions, as though it were a real person. A real… crazy person who can’t spell for crap.
After work, I headed over to First Draft (formerly Villains) to meet up with my friend Mitch. What’s weird is that Mitch and I have known one another for maybe 15+ years now… and today would mark only the fourth time we’ve met in person.
As an example, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have a combined market cap of $1,306,180,000,000 (that would be 1 Trillion, in case you get lost counting the zeroes). Which is a number greater than the GDP of South Korea.
“But the intelligence world is a schizophrenic one. The NSA’s job is to defend the Internet while at the same time exploiting its security holes. It is both cop and robber, consistent with the motto adhered to by spies everywhere: ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own.'”