If all the women you’re asking are all busy, it’s not necessarily a sign that...– Too Few Women in Tech? There’s more than you think. | Geek Feminism Blog Good stuff.
Dub Kweli - Garvey Gets By. Get yours and pretend...
YCharts:: Wells Fargo: The Thrill of Being Boring →
Notice the trend [in JPMorgan’s data]? That’s right, there is no trend – except up-and-down, up-and-down. It’s a perfect picture of the volatility that comes with a big trading and investment banking operation, which JPMorgan Chase certainly has. In this case, it’s relatively successful, but highly unpredictable. [embedded JPMorgan and Wells Fargo earnings-per-share chart] Now look...
How To Recover From 10 Types of Demotivation →
It’s said that Eskimos have multiple words for snow because snow is so familiar to them that they can appreciate the subtle differences between different types of snow. These additional distinctions enable Eskimos to respond differently to different types of snow, depending on the challenges and opportunities each particular type of snow is presenting them with. Most of us have just one...
Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.– Ben (I’m not a player I just crush a lot) Franklin - (via Mark Sikes) (via colin)
2105: ‘I won’t see it in my lifetime like it was,’ Katrina survivor says Video and photos by John Brecher / msnbc.com I’ve been teasing John to put together single-photo composites for the photos he restaged from Bay St. Louis. Seeing his finished piece, it does look like it would be hard. But I’ll keep teasing him anyway.
Via whileyouweresleeping. Best Rahzel sample of the year. Thought now I want to see a chipmunk do the beat…and the chorus…at the Same. Time.
The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility -... →
In the end, social responsibility is a financial calculation for executives, just like any other aspect of their business. The only sure way to influence corporate decision making is to impose an unacceptable cost—regulatory mandates, taxes, punitive fines, public embarrassment—on socially unacceptable behavior. Pleas for corporate social responsibility will be truly embraced only by those...
We Can See the Reputation Market's Event Horizon... →
You are not Cory Doctorow. Your Whuffie is a finite resource. It’s no more difficult than devoting near-constant attention to an every-changing array of platforms and apps, and, on top of that, knowing when to jump into a specific pool (early) and when to hop out (a microsecond before it gets MySpaced).
The Myth of White Male Geek Rationality «... →
The realization that you may have biases that you are unaware of, and that you are not as rational and objective as you assumed, can be frightening and disorienting. However, you can reduce bias by becoming aware of implicit bias within yourself and accepting that implicit bias exists in our society. This means that you should no longer maintain naïve notions that you live in a meritocracy;...
The Third Replicator [NYT's Opinionator blog] →
All around us information seems to be multiplying at an ever increasing pace. New books are published, new designs for toasters and i-gadgets appear, new music is composed or synthesized and, perhaps above all, new content is uploaded into cyberspace. This is rather strange. We know that matter and energy cannot increase but apparently information can. It is perhaps rather obvious to...
AdamFehr.com Blog · Sun Country All You Can Fly... →
My brother planned a trip all based around Sun Country’s All-You-Can-Fly deal. Cool.
Calculated Risk: Mansion squatters in Seattle →
Mark von der Burg [is] the Eastside real-estate agent who, two months ago while prepping for an open house to sell a $3.3 million mansion in Kirkland, was stunned to find that complete strangers had moved in and were staking a tortured legal claim to the foreclosed property. … These squatters sounds like upscale “bandos”, but it sounds like they are really just scammers...
Tmrw @ 1 pm ET we’ll host a chat w @CindyRoyal & @Tiffehr about...– My first retweet on Twitter and it’s for self-promotion (kinda). You’re all about to unfollow me, huh?
The best answer for how to get access to [Ron Conway] who’s arguably the...– Mechanisms of Exclusion - Anil Dash Giant red heart icon for pointing it out so clearly.
Anonymity, Cowardice, and Credibility →
infoneer-pulse: I’m more interested in the motives and character of people who offer “information” to reporters off the record on strict conditions of anonymity, when they’d risk nothing by speaking on the record other than loss of status or popularity, and perhaps their comfortable seats on corporate or not for profit boards. They’re not whistleblowers, exposing illegal or unethical activity...
We did, however, leave out one thing — comments. So enjoy the peace and quiet of...– About Devour (via brianoberkirch)
If OAuth is so great, why can’t Ushahidi support it? We would love to support...– Twitter’s OAuthcalypse and Ushahidi – The Ushahidi Blog One of the better, easy-to-remember explanations I’ve read.
June 2008 was another such reconfirmed [Hindenberg Omen], and as Barron’s...– The Hindenburg Omen Has Arrived | zero hedge I enjoy the flair around emptors caveating, but this still sounds like something out of Harry Potter fan fiction. Beware the black swan grim death dog something something! Who names these things?
Our Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat; Your Son Just... →
McSweeney’s, of course. Via @snookca (and @lisawilkins).
The Larsen-McClellan Partnership PR Machine:... →
The Larsen-McClellan Partnership is beyond itself with excitement to announce the hiring of new employee, Lionel August Larsen McClellan, on Thursday August 12, 2010 at 2:31 p.m. This new hire, previously known as “The Passenger”, is healthy and happy, as is Christine Larsen, who handled the… Soooo geeky. I’d say “poor kid” but I’m sure he’ll be perfectly...
EMI Stymies Bid To Put Town On Map : Planet Money : NPR Let’s say you live in a small town trying to regenerate after the decline of local steelmilling. That’s the situation in Newport, Wales. A few creative types decided initiatives like bringing a semiconductor factory and the world’s largest car crusher to town weren’t cutting it. They decided to put the...
Leonardo knew too much for a painter. It seems that painting his beautiful...– Zbigniew Herbert, Leonardo’s Disquiet (via nybooks)
It’s time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and...– The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S. [SF Weekly] Via @katyh on Reader, which just reaffirms that I want none of my money involved in the state of California. Also notable: “The conversation between the mayor-who-slept-with-his-appointments-secretary and the...
The Phenomenology of Ugly [Opinionator Blog] →
I always laugh when somebody says, “don’t be so judgmental.” Being judgmental is just what we do. Not being judgmental really would be like death. Normative behavior is normal. That original self-conscious, slightly despairing glance in the mirror (together with, “Is this it?” or “Is that all there is?”) is a great enabler because it compels us to seek improvement.
Early Gangbanger Fiction →
Mark Kleiman guest-posting(?) for Ta-Nahisi Coates in The Atlantic. Not gonna ruin the fun by quoting it here—go read it. Via ascendingcoherence.