August 8th, 2024

Squad Leaders

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  • Arrington the Insufferable presents a lengthy video featuring a couple dozen of the Web 2.0 Bubble-boys, guys with good ideas and leadership responsibility roughly comparable to that of a corporal in a Marine rifle platoon, although mostly without the killing part. These little shops, eight or ten people who focus on bringing widgets and utilities into a market and selling them to larger concerns in order to realize their worth, are modeled on businesses 1000 times their size. They have inflated job titles (”CEO,” “CTO”), stock options, the whole nine yards. What they don’t have much of is “product.”

    …take my snarky critique with a grain of salt, because salted in the bubbly-webby-gooodness and neat stuff, there are one or two actual companies engaged in meeting a perceived need through product development, sales, and marketing.

    August 8th, 2024

    Snake Preview and Chris Locke’s Bird Fluent

    Check out Chris Locke’s amazing MySpace herpetarium construction.

    …and here is the promised Snake Preview of Samuel Jackson as the Voice of God in the recent audio remix of the Holy Bible.

    August 8th, 2024

    Strumpette when the lights go on…

    The prolific Doctor Weinberger appears today in Strumpette, with a guest posting on transparency. Among much else, he says,

    So, all hail transparency… except it’s important that we preserve some shadows. Opaqueness in the form of anonymity protects whistleblowers and dissidents, women being beaten by their husbands, girls looking for abortion advice, people working through feelings of shame about who they are, and more. Anonymity and pseudonymity allow people to participate on the Web who perhaps aren’t as self-confident as the loudest voices we hear there….

    Likewise, some meetings should be held behind closed doors. Privacy can be liberating. There are some things we’re not entitled to know and some activities are better with the lights off.

    August 8th, 2024


    David Weinberger reports on an effort called that collates information on bad-ware distribution and — through a partnership with Google — pops you out on a warning page when you attempt to click through to a badWare site from a Google search… a little something to protect you before you get suckt into downloading something bad for your computer.

    What is BadWare?

    Current BadWare reports.

    I ran a few searches on the baddies and didn’t get the pop-up from Google…. duhh, I wonder if that is because I block pop-ups. More will be revealed…

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