Archive for June 25, 2008

Speakers UP! For Moby

June 25, 2008

I’ve got some digital housekeeping to do. This should keep all of you rockin’

‘Bourne Identity’ track by Moby


Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Ultimatum)

Yet another:

extreme ways ( music video ) Jason Bourne

I’m Stumped For A Headline Here

June 25, 2008

Is it safe to come out?

Today I’m going to blog about why it’s a bad idea to blog.

It’s novelist Tess Gerritsen writing that.

Mobile Blogging App For PalmOS Phones?

June 25, 2008

CellSpin Mobile Blogging App for Palm OS

It also runs on WinMob and certain phones of the Finnish AntiChrist.

It popped onto my radar finally because of the PalmOS version.

CellSpin site

CellSpin Presenting at Demo 08

The CellSpin site doesn’t have an easy way to query them. It seems they want people to create an account in order to do anything. I’d like to know if they have an iPhone version in the works. I’d also like to know if they’ll be supporting the free WordPress service I use (not the self-hosting WordPress). They already work with Blogger and TypePad support is also planned.

Video: eBooks On iPhone/iPod Touch

June 25, 2008

First up is an ebook overview for people who haven’t explored them yet. Yeah, I know most of the people who pop in here are tech savvy, but if you know someone who isn’t, point them to this video.

GreenerBusiness 13: Ebook Readers

Books – eBook reader for iPhone/iPod Touch

Click for other videos

Has Microsoft Heard Of A Flowchart?

June 25, 2008

Full text: An epic Bill Gates e-mail rant

This is epic.

Bill Gates confronted Microsoft’s retarded online systems and found out what millions and millions and millions and millions of people have known for years and years and years and years.

My question: Why hasn’t it been fixed?

And, by the way Gates, that Nobel Prize Submissions Committee?

They probably remember their indignities trying to use it too.

And Microsoft = Bill Gates

Now all you annoying Microsoft ass-kissing fanboiz and MVPs — why don’t you all shoot off an email to Bill Gates telling him that his head is up his ass and that what he encountered is what all of you love and love and jerk-off about when thinking of Microsoft?

Proposed Interface For Microsoft Toilet

Globalizing Copyediting

June 25, 2008

OC Register to outsource some editing to India

An Indian company will take over copy editing duties for some stories published in The Orange County Register and will handle page layout for a community newspaper at the company that owns the Pulitzer Prize-winning daily, the newspaper confirmed Tuesday.

Orange County Register Communications Inc. will begin a one-month trial with Mindworks Global Media at the end of June, said John Fabris, a deputy editor at the Register.

Mindworks’ Web site says the company is based outside New Delhi and provides “high-quality editorial and design services to global media firms … using top-end journalistic and design talent in India.”

Professional writers who for whatever reason eventually decide to bypass entrenched corporate print publishers and go to self-published ebooks are still going to require the skills of professional copyeditors and proofreaders.

I never imagined such services could be outsourced to India. I always envisioned domestic professionals.

Mindworks Global Media

Update: To prove my point, there was a bad typo in there. Fixed.

Scum Sham Government #2

June 25, 2008

Supreme Court ruling:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday also cut the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.

The court ruled that victims of the worst oil spill in U.S. history may collect punitive damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., but not as much as a federal appeals court determined.

Justice David Souter wrote for the court that punitive damages may not exceed what the company already paid to compensate victims for economic losses, about $500 million compensation.

Exxon asked the high court to reject the punitive damages judgment, saying it already has spent $3.4 billion in response to the accident that fouled 1,200 miles of Alaska coastline.

A jury decided Exxon should pay $5 billion in punitive damages. A federal appeals court cut that verdict in half.

Emphasis added by me.

We the people say, you’ve fucked us, now pay up.

Meanwhile our alleged government tells us, fuck you.

And all of you wonder why I’m voting for Nader?

You think McCain or Obama give a shit? Really?! You morons!

Previously here:

Exxon suxx. McCain duxx.

Scum Sham Government #1

June 25, 2008

Vote Theft For Idiots

Are they going to Steal 2008? Don’t worry: it’s already stolen. But you can steal it back. Ted Rall and I have teamed up for one of the first ever series of hard-edged investigative journalism – in ‘toon form. Steal this strip … and pass it on: VOTE THEFT FOR IDIOTS – PART 1


I’m Stunned

June 25, 2008


“Oh, look at this. It’s published by Book Cake.”

Um, no.

Reference: For Writers, For Readers

June 25, 2008

Are You an Author? Want to Follow Your Book’s Rank on Amazon?

Once you’ve signed up with Booklert, you can start tracking books. Any books that are in Amazon’s catalogue. Your books; your competitors’ books; your favourite books; the books you hate… Booklert doesn’t care. It will send you the rank of whichever books you’re tracking at the times you’ve chosen, and tell you whether each book is climbing the chart, or falling from grace.

If (how much I want to write when!) Apple starts selling ebooks, I wonder if such a tool could track iTunes (ebook)Store sales?


Track your reading and bookmark on the go. Here’s how.

Well, that’s why I have a Reading category in this blog.

— via Russell Davies (not the one[s] you think)