rone: (invincirone)

This'll have to do until i set up my own publishing platform.  I mean, i could write a Note on Facebook, but that site is pure evil.  Google+ is the Democratic Party analogue to Facebook's GOP; it has a real chance to do things right but settles for not shitting itself or setting things on fire.  This site doesn't exactly cover itself in glory; this posting interface doesn't seem to have been updated since DW was founded and no evidence of a mobile app exists.

Anyway, for the few who are reading this and didn't already read it elsewhere, i'm three weeks away from my 1-year anniversary of the onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome.  I had a particularly shitty case of it and am now finally getting around to walking.  My hands are still not able to touch-type due to weakness, stiffness, and impaired sensation.  Parts of my face are still paralyzed.  I'm going back to working from home part-time on Feb 1.

rone: (bofh)

With the job change, i took the opportunity to switch my browser to SRWare Iron and set it to use DuckDuckGo as its default search engine.  Finally free of Google's pernicious vision into my browsing habits!

Except that DDG is about as accurate as pre-Google Altavista, which isn't going to cut it in 2015.  So i'm switching back to Google, but if i have to use it, i'll open an incognito window.  Bloody annoying...

rone: (FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU)

So Om Malik wrote this thing about what impelled Facebook to buy Instagram.  First off, i can't get past Malik's assertion of "Facebook's achilles heel"[sic] being "mobile photo sharing".  Seriously?  Mobile photo sharing is a hard-driving revenue stream for anyone in this world?  Is there any evidence that this was considered a weakness by anyone at Facebook?  I can lean on my experience and tell you that sharing photos from my Android phone is stone easy to Facebook, because my phone came with the Facebook app installed.  I couldn't've done it on Instagram at all until very recently.  Facebook was worried about Instagram's mobile photo sharing mojo?  I call bullshit.

And calling Instagram "a platform built on emotion"... what the hell is that about?  I wonder if he's an advance Facebook stock share owner, because it sure as hell sounds like he's trying to talk himself into the deal, which is no less than ludicrous.  Who drops $1B, even if most of it is fake money, on an emotion-based platform?  Emotion fades.

Some are comparing it to Google buying YouTube, but others are comparing it to eBay buying Skype.  I think that it's far more likely to be closer to the latter, except worse.  Bottom line: even if, somehow, this turns out to be a good deal for Facebook, it won't be because of them addressing their supposed "Achilles heel", or because of the strength of Instagram's "emotion".

Bonus cluebie: some "business leader" thinks that Twitter "F$($#@ UP in somehow letting Instagram ended up inside of Facebook"[sic], because nothing says "mobile business advisor" than someone playing with ginned-up valuation numbers.

sms tales

May. 24th, 2010 11:39 am
rone: (yikes)

[livejournal.com profile] palecur: Y'know anything about a startup called Yodlee?
[livejournal.com profile] ronebofh: God i hope not

sms tales

May. 24th, 2010 11:39 am
rone: (Default)

[livejournal.com profile] palecur: Y'know anything about a startup called Yodlee?
[livejournal.com profile] ronebofh: God i hope not

rone: (bofh)

If it had been Microsoft that started strangling the life out of Flash, Mac weenies worldwide would have been up in arms.  But because it's Apple, all of a sudden it's OK and part of the circle of life on the Internets.

Also, how did Robert Scoble's opinion become worthy of any modicum of respect?  The man is an affront to oxygen-breathing lifeforms worldwide.

rone: (Default)

If it had been Microsoft that started strangling the life out of Flash, Mac weenies worldwide would have been up in arms.  But because it's Apple, all of a sudden it's OK and part of the circle of life on the Internets.

Also, how did Robert Scoble's opinion become worthy of any modicum of respect?  The man is an affront to oxygen-breathing lifeforms worldwide.

rone: (yikes)

Because i could not stop for death, i bought some to go.


What the world needs is a first-person shooter version of Dig Dug.


Working in the data center is like hanging out in Darth Vader's chest.


When i die, i hope to have a funny look on my face.  When the rigor mortis sets in, people coming to my funeral will say, "Wow, Mom was right."


You know the human race is a fucking failure when there's such a thing as a "blogging Lifetime Achievement Award".


Yo mama's so ugly, she can't masturbate anymore `cause her clitoris got a restraining order against her.


There is no 'i' in 'team', but there is an 'eat' and a 'me'.


Consider, if you will, the potential of Dr. Phil/Jim Cramer erotica.


Dear President Obama: stretching out a hand to Joe Lieberman should only happen when your arm fully extends as you backhand him across his Droopy face.

Thank you for reading.  Check back again in three years for more Twitturds.

rone: (Default)

Because i could not stop for death, i bought some to go.


What the world needs is a first-person shooter version of Dig Dug.


Working in the data center is like hanging out in Darth Vader's chest.


When i die, i hope to have a funny look on my face.  When the rigor mortis sets in, people coming to my funeral will say, "Wow, Mom was right."


You know the human race is a fucking failure when there's such a thing as a "blogging Lifetime Achievement Award".


Yo mama's so ugly, she can't masturbate anymore `cause her clitoris got a restraining order against her.


There is no 'i' in 'team', but there is an 'eat' and a 'me'.


Consider, if you will, the potential of Dr. Phil/Jim Cramer erotica.


Dear President Obama: stretching out a hand to Joe Lieberman should only happen when your arm fully extends as you backhand him across his Droopy face.

Thank you for reading.  Check back again in three years for more Twitturds.

rone: (simian)

I just took 8 of the top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter and wrote a little story.

rone: (Default)

I just took 8 of the top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter and wrote a little story.

rone: (yikes)

Next week, we'll be in Denver to join a great group of speakers and panelists at the Glue Conference, an event dedicated to solving the Web application integration problem-set.
Glue is all too apt a name for a conference like that, because the people involved have obviously been huffing it for years.

rone: (Default)

Next week, we'll be in Denver to join a great group of speakers and panelists at the Glue Conference, an event dedicated to solving the Web application integration problem-set.
Glue is all too apt a name for a conference like that, because the people involved have obviously been huffing it for years.

rone: (web 2.1)

For those of you who loathe LoudTwitter updates as much as i do, go to your journal customization page and enter these lines in the 'Custom stylesheet' box:

.loudtwitter {
display: none!important
}

Thanks to James Coupe for the link.

rone: (Default)

For those of you who loathe LoudTwitter updates as much as i do, go to your journal customization page and enter these lines in the 'Custom stylesheet' box:

.loudtwitter {
display: none!important
}

Thanks to James Coupe for the link.

rone: (imminent destruction)

<[livejournal.com profile] rude_epiphany> http://xkcd.com/574/
<[livejournal.com profile] palecur> rude_epiphany: Error 509 funny not found
<[livejournal.com profile] ronebofh> palecur: see, that's what penny arcade is like for me all the time.
<rude_epiphany> error 305: postee doesn't give a fuck.
<rone> if anything, it runs right up with that inane CNN headline.



["Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter"]
<palecur> next on cnn: SUSAN BOYLE MAY HAVE SWINE FLU...DEVELOPING...
<rone> CAYLEE HAD SWINE FLU BEFORE SHE WAS ABDUCTED
<rone> NEW OBAMA PUPPY MAY HAVE SWINE FLU
<rone> AHMEDINAJAD DENIES HOLOCAUST, SWINE FLU
<rone> NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES SWINE FLU MISSILE
***rude_epiphany motions with his hand, "this is not the swine flu you seek."





rone: (brock)

Consider the site stocktwits dot com (not linked directly to deny them any sort of "Google juice").  Not only would it be a fantastically stupid idea at any given moment, but given the current financial milieu, it exudes an extra special miasma of stupid, aided in no small part by the cleverly stupid domain name which goes past the "so stupid it's clever" hipster irony of cool all the way into the heart of "so clever it's stupid" territory all over again.

Needless to say, neutering the people involved would be a public service.

rone: (Default)

Consider the site stocktwits dot com (not linked directly to deny them any sort of "Google juice").  Not only would it be a fantastically stupid idea at any given moment, but given the current financial milieu, it exudes an extra special miasma of stupid, aided in no small part by the cleverly stupid domain name which goes past the "so stupid it's clever" hipster irony of cool all the way into the heart of "so clever it's stupid" territory all over again.

Needless to say, neutering the people involved would be a public service.

rone: (imminent destruction)

Speaking of systems administration in The Other Place:

rone: I'd love the job more if the industry weren't overrun with fuckheads at all levels.

Nix: But that's true of *all* jobs, and all humanity, everywhere, forever.

rone: No, man, what we have here in Silicon Valley is far from fucking normal.

[livejournal.com profile] allbery: Which is why you need to fund my new startup based around XML modelling of Facebook relationships, through which it's possible to build a metadata repository of all interesting people in the world and hire only perfect employees!  I call it WebHire 3.0!  It will revolutionize the way that people work by letting them conduct all interpersonal relationships through Twitter!





rone: (Default)

Speaking of systems administration in The Other Place:

rone: I'd love the job more if the industry weren't overrun with fuckheads at all levels.

Nix: But that's true of *all* jobs, and all humanity, everywhere, forever.

rone: No, man, what we have here in Silicon Valley is far from fucking normal.

[livejournal.com profile] allbery: Which is why you need to fund my new startup based around XML modelling of Facebook relationships, through which it's possible to build a metadata repository of all interesting people in the world and hire only perfect employees!  I call it WebHire 3.0!  It will revolutionize the way that people work by letting them conduct all interpersonal relationships through Twitter!





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