Sometimes the important thing about a device like an iPhone or a Kindle is that it’s portable, also known as mobile. For example they let you carry a lot more books around than if the books were physical. But sometimes you’ll have a thing like a Boxee, which is a living room device, that’s important […]
YouTube Biz Blog: Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and CNN Clips Coming to YouTube The flexibility we provide partners in monetizing their content was a key factor in Time Warner’s decision to come to YouTube. You’ll see a variety of ad formats (like overlays or in-stream ads) on their content, depending on the kind of video […]
The Wayback Machine snapshot of the Geocities homepage on Oct 22, 1996:
Dan Frommer: Music Startups: What A Crappy Investment If MySpace does end up buying music service iLike for anything near the $20 million reported by TechCrunch, it’ll be just the latest disappointing return for VCs — who have poured millions into the digital music startup industry with little to show for it. Venrock’s David Pakman, […]
Yahoo!’s Picks of the Week (12-9-96) If June can’t have a silent night, at least December can — and in several languages to boot. What we mean is, just in time for Christmas, Jako Olivier has gathered together the lyrics of the carol Silent Night, Holy Night, as translated into a number of languages. According […]
The Wax MP3 player is now free software with source code on github. Unless or until I write something to explain the design choices, it will remain a featureless sealed black obelisk in a dusty back room. But people with time on their hands may find that it’s rewarding to explore.
How is a portable cloud different than a package containing multiple files? “Portable clouds” is a name for the idea that the “cloud” of the Internet is / can be made portable by copying portions of it onto your local networks, desktops and portable devices. Another way to say this is: really great replication and […]
Here is a shortcut for starting apps from the console in OS X. Create a shell script named “o”, as in a lowercase letter ‘o’. Chmod 755. Put it in your path. Put this in it: #!/bin/sh open /Applications/$1* So then you can start Emacs with the command o Aq instead of open /Applications/Aquamacs Emacs.app/ […]