“Consider the fact that the first act of commentary is the choice of what stories you consider important, and you realize that the ideal of unbiased reporting is a myth. What journalists do, which many bloggers have yet to learn, is to consult multiple sources and do fact checking before blurting out a story. But what bloggers do, which journalists have yet to learn, is to wear their biases on their sleeve, rather than pretending they don’t exist.”—O’Reily responding to a commentor on Lessons on Blogging from Jon Stewart - O’Reilly Radar
'That said, one should not read too much into the fact that we have not published an 8-K for a while. To paraphrase Freud “Sometimes a late 8-K is just a late 8-K.”'
As it turns out, this wasn’t the first time that Freud was mentioned in [Expeditors’] company’s filings. Indeed, Expeditors International has turned to Freud five times since 2001 to explain everything from margin expansions to stock options.
Jon Talton wrote a great article for the Times a few days ago that goes deeper than the usual “Boeing! Microsoft! Pink Ponies!” type articles and explores all the ways the Seattle region is exposed to the slowing economy: For local economy, it’ll be a long slog.
“When it comes to reading SEC filings, like Dante’s Inferno, there’s definitely levels circles of hell. And bylaw changes clearly qualify as being close to the center of the earth because of the legalistic language that takes more than a few cups of coffee to get through. But yesterday, Apple (AAPL) filed this 8K with some fairly extensive changes to a section of its bylaws and since everything that Apple does — except apparently changes to its bylaws — is met with lots of navel-gazing, the coffee grinder was working over-time this morning.”—footnoted.org - On Apple and Dante’s Inferno…
I had a Google Alert running against this modern awesomeness for a while, and today it found a pocket listing for #202 on Zillow, which should soon list on the MLS. Sadly, it is beyond my humble means—I was hoping the non-view units would be cheaper. It’ll be interesting to see if it sells quickly for a $400K/3yr markup since last sale, since it’s not a view flat (most of the rest are).
“# Hijacking Google Suggest May Become a SEO Technique.
It may become possible to hijack Google suggest so that competitive phrases are strategically flashed to the user. For example.. if you sell “abc widget” then a suggest of “abc widget fails miserably” could be used to divert traffic.”—9 Ideas How Google Suggest Could Change Search Marketing - Scott Clark Probably the most interesting implication of the set about Google Suggest graduating to Google’s homepage.
“A group of researchers have devised a method which allows people to communicate over a 2G cell phone network using Sign Language. This is a pretty big step for deaf folks, because text messaging is a poor substitute for the expressiveness of Sign Language, and for many who have been deaf since childhood, English is truly a foreign language.”—northtemple
“# For every additional second that it takes to load a page, an extra 6 seconds is spent browsing that page.
# The Dutch and Israelis outsurf all other countries, with extremely fast Internet and in-page browsing speeds. The Chinese, with the slowest load times, spend three times as long on a typical page.”—ClickTale Blog » Puzzling Web Habits Across the Globe - Part 2
Wow, how did I not notice this earlier! Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Veen, Dan Cederholm, Jeremy Keith and Andy Budd in Tokyo, Nov 7-9. Love the internationalized site. (@elclon if they return to Tokyo in ‘09, add it to your conference option list.) How fun would it be roam around Tokyo with that collection of geeks?
“While the Democratic veepstakes is being driven largely by a search for qualities like Strength, Experience, and other ways to say Penishood, Republicans this year will be looking for candidates with a kind of energy or vitality, what the French call a certain having-a-pulseness. Once again we ask: who has what it takes? Who can check if the president’s still breathing at a state dinner while maintaining an air of dignity and resolve? Who can project the confidence and authority America expects from its leaders while wiping the dribble off the commander-in-chief’s chin?”—Medium Lobster: Your guide to America’s next vice president - guardian.co.uk