The first release of the Ongo iPad app that I’ve worked on has just been released on the App store! Go forth and download. Free 30 day trial too, give it a whirl and let me know what you think.
I promise that some day I’ll make a much longer post about the internet and news and my thoughts on the subject, but for now I’ll just say that I’ve been a paying customer of Ongo.com since my first interview. There are so many different ideas out there competing for the future of news publishing and I’m really rooting for someone like Ongo to win. Newspapers need money to survive. Some are moving behind pay walls, some are using advertising. I can’t stand advertisements. The cost of a service like Ongo ($6/month, cheap!) is well worth it to me in order to have a clean, ad-free experience. I think there are a lot of people who would agree with me. Here’s hoping our service finds it’s way into their hands.
“I anticipate we’re going to have people floating on the streets, and I don’t want to leave them lying there,’’ said Richard Marlin, fire chief for one of the seven villages on Hatteras. “The Coast Guard will either be pulling people off their roofs like in Katrina, or we’ll be scraping them out of their yards.’’”—Ongo | Easter states hunker down
1. A lot of these tweets aren’t actually funny.
2. The list is written by Dylan Matthews and the least funny tweet on the list is by Dylan Matthews.
3. Dylan Matthew’s tweet is an unfunny rip off of this Onion article.
I’ve hated my Tumblr avatar ever since I set it, but since I so rarely have to see it, I keep putting off the upgrade. I don’t want to make it match my Twitter avatar, since I also hate that one, and I don’t want to change it to something even worse. If I come up with something especially good, I should probably update Facebook, and Google+ too. Shit, I should also update Gravatar, which would change my pic on a ton of sites, including our work git repo. Deep down I want to change everything to a picture of my daughter, but I also don’t want to be “that guy” who has a picture of his kids as his online pic. Sometimes I have a beard and sometimes I don’t, so I also feel the need to take two sets of photos both with and without a beard, so that I can properly express how I look right now.
A quick music recommendation. Come on, walk with me.
Here’s the thing with fusion jazz. Between 1968 and 1971, it was the greatest thing in music, a rare chimera that walked and talked. Then, things went bananas pretty quickly, and I’m talking rather bad bananas here. With every fusion…
This is a good album. Though the best jazz fusion album is, hands down, Zappa’s “Hot Rats”.