8/29/12 7:09 PM
Condoleezza Rice is really bumming out this Jimmy Buffet concert with all her political talk. Lighten up and have a 'rita, Condi!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Which Meth Dealer Would You Be? A Breaking Bad GIF...:
half wrap up) this weekend. (Click for high-res GIFs.)
—Concept and design by Dylan Lathrop
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Video: Ultimate Runway Model FAIL Video. So Mean, But So Funny:
Readers Mfriebel and MTU came up with the theme on this one. In their notes they seemed pretty confused as to why women wear such high heels. I’ll tell you why:
1) They make your legs look skinnier, especially if you have cankles, and 2) They look better with dresses (see point #1).
A study reported that average woman spends about $25,000 on shoes during their lifetime. Enjoy……
My friends Meg Liffick and Joe Ball got...:
My friends Meg Liffick and Joe Ball got married yesterday.
When it came time for the couple’s traditional first dance, Joe read prepared remarks explaining that instead of dancing together, they wanted to open the dance floor to their gay and lesbian friends who are still legally denied the right to marry.
This was a large and very diverse wedding in a state that doesn’t even recognize same-sex civil unions, let alone marriage. And yet the ovation that these people received while dancing to The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was like nothing I’ve ever heard at any wedding. If there were dry eyes, I didn’t see any.
Change is coming.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Bags to Riches -- Indiegogo:
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The way geocaching works is that you use a gps enabled phone and geocaching app to go on hikes and find little buried treasures that include a GO sensor. They are often hidden so you have to dig around a little. It's kind of like an adult treasure hunt.
Here is Vanessa finding our jest geocach in Donor!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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…this is the moment in Twitter's life where they kicked Steve Jobs out of the company and told Sculley to run it.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Brown Twins at 85 - SFGate:
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Take a Nap Already (Science Said So!) - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg - The Atlantic:
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"Which leads to the conundrum faced by Twitter as they try to monetize sufficiently to justify the expectations of their investors.
If they relentlessly sell the attention of their users, they will have a misalignment as they maximize profit. The advertisers will want ever more attention, and the users will want to avoid those interruptions the advertisers are paying for. Tension will keep rising as users feel trapped by a medium with few substitutes that begins to charge an ever higher tax in the form of attention wasted.
My suggestion: Twitter has the opportunity to become extraordinarily aligned with their best users. Offer the top users the opportunity to pay $10 a month. For that fee, they can get an ever-growing list of features, including analytics, verification, 160 characters, who knows...
10,000,000 users choosing to pay $10 a month means that the service turns a profit (!) of more than a billion dollars a year. And because the company is in alignment with their most powerful and evangelical users, that number grows over time. Every decision proposed will have to answer just one question: what makes our users happier?
Free is a great idea, until free leads to a conflict between those contributing attention and those contributing cash."