Via 43 Folders:

Ours is a culture based on the idea that whenever you run out of space, you should just pull up stakes and move five miles west. Then you can be happy. Is it any wonder that we seek organization rather than deletion as the solution to an overwhelming problem? Yeah, I think this goes well beyond not being able to find a business card in your junk drawer.


I think I have every one of these obsolete skills

Well almost every skill. I’ve never churned butter or caulked my wagon to ford a river, at least. And I’ve never learned how to unlace my corset.

John Gruber at Daring Fireball couldn’t have been more in tune with my perspective on the MacBook Air.

Via Daring Fireball:

The Air’s missing optical drive and FireWire/Ethernet ports are like the original iMac’s missing floppy drive.


Wil Shipley has written about it too (although with a title not for the easily offended), and he agreed with my comment that I was baffled by the “it’s too expensive, unlike the 12 inch PowerBook” claim. The much missed 12 inch PowerBook was the same price, not less than, the MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air is a shift in thinking, from disks to online living. Physical disk media is dead—long live online access to media.

Like I’ve said, the Internet is my filing cabinet–why bother buying discs anymore?

Sign me up–it would be really great to consolidate and simplify my phone services:

Google Grand Central.

I reserved a number (or filled out the form, anyway).

And from Boing Boing:

Battle of the bogus Beatle bands

WFMU has a third post (part one, part two) about bands that made songs that sounded like (or attempted to sound like) The Beatles. This time it’s The Manchesters versus The Beatle Buddies. Even though these songs are much worse than anything The Beatles did, I still enjoy listening to them.


Heh. So now I’d like to see the bogus Kinks wannabes…

This one comes from Slashdot:

Disney Takes Another Stab at the House of the Future
Disney has announced that they are going to take another stab at showing us the “House of the Future”. The 5000-square-foot house will appear normal from the outside but will house gadgets like lights and thermostats that automatically adjust when someone enters the room and countertops that can identify food placed on it and suggest recipes.


I’d love to see it if I can get down to Orlando, but 5,000 square feet? That’s a lot of house.

(UPDATE: Crap. It’s in Disneyland, not Disney World. Anaheim is much more difficult to get to from here than Orlando.)

So I heard the opening credit song on Chuck and the guys told me it was Cake. At the iTunes store I bought Fashion Nugget. So now I’m thinking about buying another album. Should it be Comfort Eagle?

This is awesome! I won one of the speaker roles at REAL World 2008 in Austin next month. REALbasic is an amazing development tool, and I hope to do it justice with my talk.

But in case you haven’t heard, my wife and I and my brother-in law and sister-in law are moving to the family farm and resettling there.

Yes, the kids are coming too.

We’re building houses, but we’ll all be living in the old farmhouse during construction.

Guess it’s time for me to deal with that “sleepwalking in the nude” habit I have. Right, Keith?

Keith? You know I was just kidding, right Keith?


The entire thing, here you go!

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