Open Genres

There have been many open-ish projects working with music genres, but nothing on the scale of Musicbrainz or Discogs as far as I know. Maintained on an ongoing basis Global reach Translated Professional-level musicology This territory is held by proprietary interests, including data vendors like All Music Guide (Rovi) and Gracenote, as well as music […]

Obama Approval Rating Skyrockets To 56% As GOP Faces Trump Led Collapse

Republicans had already given away the qualifications argument to Hillary Clinton by nominating Donald Trump, but they are also watching the change argument quickly evaporate as voters are showing no signs of Obama fatigue. If Republicans can’t argue that they have the more qualified candidate, and the change argument falls on deaf ears, what exactly […]

“Let’s just outlaw guns”

Scripting News says: This came up in a thread on Facebook, once again being told that if you don’t own guns and study the hell out of them, you can’t have an opinion about which guns should be legal or not legal. If it’s hard to define what is and isn’t a good gun, just outlaw […]

Switching cost

When you switch social networks, you can only take a few connections along. You’ll have to build new connections among people who like the new network. This works against decentralized social networks. They maximize switching cost by maximizing the number of networks. Blogs are a single unified ecosystem, but there is a different group of […]

I’m trying to use my blog in place of posting to mersh social publishing tools like Facebook. That’s why there are so many posts here in the past couple days. But it is super annoying to write with WordPress. Very high friction in comparison. EG my “Press This” bookmarklet didn’t work on a page I […]