What I’m reading and finding for December 29th 2011 through December 31st 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for December 26th 2011 through December 29th 2011:

  • From Twitter – Amazon price tracker. Looks pretty cool if you like Amazon and can wait for a price drop. https //t.co/mqDilcz2
  • Oh No! Blogging is REALLY, REALLY dead this time!!!!!! 😀 | gapingvoid
    – Hugh MacLeod
    [Cartoon first published circa 2005 etc.]
    So uber-famous-corporate-blogger-ninja-rockstar Jerimiah Owyang blogged about The Golden Age of Tech Blogging being over. His colleague, my friend, Brian Solis doesn’t agree. Lots of other people are yakkin’ about it as well, it seems. I guess that’s a good thing. Here are my thoughts:
    1. Time to quote Shirky YET AGAIN: “So for­get about blogs and blog­gers and blog­ging and focus on this — the cost and dif­fi­culty of publishing abso­lu­tely anything, …  show all text
  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/7il4jjm2 Major Flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Access Discovered
  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/Y3zQPdjh comScore U.S. Online Holiday Spending Tops $35 Billion
  • End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
    – jeremiah_owyang
    That’s right. We’re at the end of an important period. The tech blogosphere as we know it, is over.
    Four Trends Show the End of this Era: Like the film industry, the Golden Era is the emergence period, when fresh innovation in a new medium is born. New techniques, revolutionary content, and different business models emerge as innovators pioneer a new medium. I first had this discussion with Chris Saad, which triggered some thinking on my end. I asked some of the foremost tech blogger of  their …  show all text
  • GoDaddy: A glimpse of the Internet under SOPA – David Rusenko
    This story has never been told, and it’s incredibly important to tell it today; it’s a perfect example of what might come to be if SOPA becomes law — a shoot first, question later mentality held by GoDaddy. Want to know what the world would be like under SOPA? Read on. Sometime in 2009, Weebly was starting to gain momentum. We hadn’t yet achieved the scale we have today, but we were hosting a couple million websites — certainly a decent size by any measure. We registered weebly.com with GoDa…  show all text
  • From Twitter – RT @steverubel NFL Plans “TV Everywhere” Live Streaming for 2012 Season http://t.co/f258MLdX tip @ techmeme

What I’m reading and finding for December 25th 2011 through December 26th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for December 22nd 2011 through December 25th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for December 18th 2011 through December 21st 2011:

LEGO was one of my favorite things growing up because you can quickly change things around if you don’t like the build.

I’ve always wanted to make a stop motion movie with LEGO. Minifigs, the scale and the snap together nature of LEGO lends itself naturally to this process.

I was recently given this kit and as it included 4 mini-figs I thought it would be fun to make a movie. While it was really fun to do it does take a ton of patience.


What I’m reading and finding for December 14th 2011 through December 17th 2011:

  • Why Heather Matters « Uncrunched
    – Michael Arrington
    TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde announced her departure today.
    I’m so angry.
    Drift back to the end of 2006. TechCrunch was a year and a half old. My hobby had turned into a business. Federated Media was selling our standard ads and sent a small check every month. Nik Cubrilovic had “invented” the notion of a 125 pixel square ad that we’d sell for a flat rate, which was an unqualified success and was quickly copied by everyone else. We had enough money to have a staff, and things were looking pretty  show all text
  • Stop Online Piracy Act Vote Delayed | Threat Level | Wired.com
    – David Kravets
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Photo J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
    (This post was updated at 2:55 p.m. EST to reflect new hearing date set for Wednesday.)
    The House Judiciary Committee considering whether to send the Stop Online Piracy Act to the House floor abruptly adjourned Friday with no new vote date set — a surprise given that the bill looked certain to pass out of committee.
    The committee’s chairman and chief sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), agreed to further explore a  show all text
  • From Twitter – RT @sggrc LATEST TWEETDECK AIR version http://t.co/EARyzVrb Thanks to @rmdarcher for tracking it down for us all who need to go back!
  • Fox News Live – Video – Fox News
    FoxNews.com LIVE streaming every weekday from 9am ET -3pm ET. Breaking news from our Fox correspondents – in-depth coverage on our panel discussions. A powerful newscast exclusively online. Log on, stay in the loop and be a part of it all.
  • The Real Story Behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ Campaign – Forbes
    VideoImage via Wikipedia This post was written by Rob Siltanen, chairman and chief creative officer at Siltanen & Partners. Apple’s remarkable rise, coupled with Steve Jobs’ recent death, has prompted quite a few people to reflect on the historical impact of the “Think Different” ad campaign and the “To the crazy ones” commercial […]
  • SAY Media Acquires Tech Blog ReadWriteWeb | Adweek
    SAY Media has acquired popular tech blog ReadWriteWeb. Founded in 2003 by Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb became one of the most-respected news sites in the tech world, establishing a voice that’s often more serious and in-depth than its competitors.
  • Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater

What I’m reading and finding for December 10th 2011 through December 14th 2011:

  • From Twitter – News Finally kiss ClearQAM goodbye | Missing Remote http://t.co/qH0LxM8E
  • From Twitter – 5.1 Audio now on Netflix for Xbox. Let's hope they do that for all the platforms soon. http://t.co/84mjJzbj
  • A VC: Freedom To Innovate
    – Fred
    For something like seventeen years, I have been investing in entrepreneurs who have had the freedom to innovate on the Internet. It has been a powerful life lesson for me. These people imagine something, they create it, and they are off and running building a business, hiring employees, generating cash flow. They ask nobody for permission. They don't need any permits. They don't need any real estate. All they need is a server (now rented in the cloud from Amazon and others) and a laptop or two …  show all text

  • I Work For The Internet

  • When Truth Survives Free Speech
    A defamation suit that seemed to be an example of a blogger being unfairly denied the protections of a journalist was actually something else entirely.

  • Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels — Tech News and Analysis
    – Michael Robertson, MP3tunes
    Imagine a new hot-dog selling venture. Let’s also say there’s only one supplier to purchase hot dogs from. Instead of simply charging a fixed price for hot dogs, that supplier demands the HIGHER of the following: $1 per hot dog sold OR $2 for every customer served OR 50 percent of all revenues for anything sold in the store.In addition, the supplier requires a two-year minimum order of 300 hot dogs per day, payable all in advance. If fewer hot dogs are sold, there is no refund. If more than 300…  show all text

  • Stop Telling Women To Do Startups | TechCrunch
    – Contributor
    Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Careerist. Her opinions are her own.
    We need to get more guys who are running tech startups instead decide to be stay-at-home dads.
    What do you think of that? Stupid, right? That’s what it sounds like when anyone suggests that we need to get more women doing startups.
    If you are worried that women don’t feel capable of doing whatever they want, you can stop worrying. Women outperform men in school at su…  show all text

  • Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater

What I’m reading and finding for December 6th 2011 through December 10th 2011:

  • Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll) | TechCrunch
    – Jason Kincaid
    Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running Android. And now, for some reason, it has given valuable patents to a patent troll — which is using them to sue many of the top technology companies in the world.
    Meet Digitude Innovations, a firm based in Virginia that recently filed suit with the International Trade Commission alleging patent infrin…  show all text
  • The diagnosis – Boing Boing
    – Xeni Jardin
    I have breast cancer. A week ago, I had breast cancer, and the week before that, and the week before that. Maybe five, eight, even ten years ago, the first bad cell split inside me, secretly. But I didn’t know. This is how I arrived at knowing.
    Two friends of mine were recently diagnosed. When news of the first came, I felt sadness. When news of the second came a few weeks ago, I felt a different kind of shock. I’d never had a mammogram. Even though I was ten years younger than the time they say  show all text
  • A Twitter for My Sister – NYTimes.com
    Non-techies find the @ and # symbols on Twitter don’t make much sense. So the company had to figure out a way to keep the site running for people who are more technologically adept and rely on these symbols but also work seamlessly for those who think these characters are substitutes for swear words in comics.
  • Air France 447 Flight-Data Recorder Transcript – What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447 – Popular Mechanics
    Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, Air France 447’s flight-data recorders finally turned up. The revelations from the pilot transcript paint a surprising picture of chaos in the cockpit that led to the crash.
  • From Twitter – Science Exchange provides a way to outsource and manage experiments. http://t.co/xbHmbCw6
  • From Twitter – Amazon retail stores? Interesting read from +Jason Calacanis http://t.co/D2Wcxrq8
  • From Twitter – Cores reveal when Dead Sea ‘died’ http://t.co/aona1pSG

What I’m reading and finding for December 3rd 2011 through December 6th 2011:

  • CATS 1, KIDS 0 | Regretsy
    – Helen Killer
    As you know, we have been trying to buy Christmas presents for kids in the Regretsy community.
    We took many applications, vetted them carefully and set about creating a giant gift exchange program, where you could buy a gift for the over 200 children we’re helping.
    We raised so much money that we found ourselves in a position of not just being able to send toys, but to send a monetary gift to the families as well. We hoped it might help them make their holiday dinners more special, or maybe pay…  show all text
  • From Twitter – Amazing set of macro-photographs of insects. http://t.co/PmPgwV08
  • Klout, My Story & Why Opting Out Was My Only Choice | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog
    – ME Liz Strauss
    It’s My StoryWhen I was growing up, what we knew about each other wasn’t called data. It was called interaction, stories, and information. It came in the form of experience and shared events, gossip and oral history, and reports and report cards. Not every story told about us was unbiased, accurate, or even true.
    In my youngest years, my dad taught me three guiding principles about such stories:
    Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
    Consider the reliability of the so…  show all text

  • From Twitter – Facebook Utterly Dominates Web Referrals. Article by Larry Seltzer. http://t.co/2PdrOIan
  • The New Digital Divide
    Most Americans can get online. But too many can’t afford high-speed access.
  • Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends | ZDNet
    – Ed Bott
    It hasn’t been a good year for Firefox. Mozilla has lost share to Google, it’s lost the loyalty of enterprise customers, and it’s lost key talent. And a deal with Google that supplied 84% of its revenue last year was scheduled to end in November. Can Firefox avoid a slide into irrelevance?
  • From Twitter – 3d printer helps grow new bones http://t.co/HY4GF1Jf