Monthly Archives: December 2006

Note to the World

The plural of “person” is “people,” not “persons.” I don’t care how much you want it to be. “Impact” is also not a verb, despite how many government bureaucrats have failed to learn the word “affect.” If you mean it … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft Applications Never Look Nice

Joel Spolsky, one of the better known ex-Microsoft programmers, writes a single sentence that most displays the incomprehension of design and user experience that seems to typify Microsoft products: In the case of the iPod, the way beauty is provided … Continue reading

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Hey, Everybody, Let’s Put On a Moral Panic!

This time, let’s make it really creepy. Let’s worry about sexual harassment–from preschoolers. Damarcus Blackwell’s four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of … Continue reading

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Devastating Peter Gunn Control

Check out these South American kids with a thankfully unhansonesque sibling trio doing a tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Somebody’s got a copy of In Concert.

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Yes, Virginia, I Too Hate America

(Not the Colombian girl named America, I know, but the country.) Your ‘Do You Want the Terrorists to Win’ Score: 72% You are a terrorist-loving scoundrel who hates our dear leader and the values he defends. There are few redeeming … Continue reading

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