The points he makes are good ones, and I agree with most of them. The comments are pretty lively on this one, but seem civilized.
A bit late for the initial craze, but I’m sure the quality of fan-made stuff will only go up. Includes: Level icons, animated GIFs, and some gorgeous wallpapers.
Your headline of the evening: “Washington scientists make wheat impervious to death.”
Lots of interesting data. As a commenter notes, the “ratings” metric should be taken with a grain of salt. Instead of defaulting to “no” stars (and possibly prompting the user to choose a rating if they’ve not done so) the App Store defaults to 1 star. Since it doesn’t require you to select a star, there are a lot of positive-to-middling reviews with 1 star ratings.
Twitshirt launched yesterday (16 April 2009) and provide a service that I’m sure many people would/will give their patronage to: The printing of individual tweets on t-shirts, on-demand. Since the t-shirt is the defining medium of this generation, and vanity publishing is in full vogue, it only makes sense that a business model which combines the two could succeed, and handily. They kinda fucked it up, though.
The problem: Twitshirt did not ask permission to sell the words of the authors of the tweets they printed. The author could opt-out, but that is at best a poor solution. It, without question, should be opt-in.
Today Twitshirt.com is down with a message saying, “We’ve heard your feedback-thank you. We’re reversing the polarity.”
Admitting one is wrong is not an easy thing to do, especially in public. Hopefully a relaunched Twitshirt will do what it should’ve in the first place: ask.
Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail.
They were also ordered to pay $4.5m (£3m) in damages.
I feel that their attitude didn’t help them with the judge. Google still indexes millions more torrent files than TPB ever could. Why no attack against them? See also: Wired’s coverage.
Shawn Inman’s Cufon-compatible solution for pixel fonts. Check out the generator. No anti-aliasing!
Probably the single most visible ambassador of American football is calling it quits after 50 years. A great coach, and a great announcer. Even if you didn’t like his style, you knew he cared a lot about the game.
both (via Waxy)
I cannot think of a recent read more essential than this lengthy polemic by Merlin Mann. I’d post an excerpt, but it wouldn’t do justice to the thing. Just read it.
- Twain often disparaged James Fenimore Cooper, who is referred to by many as “History’s First SEO Blogger”
Threadless doesn’t just print some of the coolest-looking shirts in the world, they also make the most comfortable ones.
Things like this just fall off of Warren when he’s taking his monthly bath, and it’s the most interesting thing I’ve read today.
The Sonic Bible was an internal document created by SOA to provide a localised history and overall philosophy for Sonic and the Sonic universe. It is apparently not based on the Japanese history.
The series bible for Sonic The Hedgehog from Sega’s launch of the first Sonic game in the US.