No, really, web advertising is broken

Written by  on August 14, 2015

There’s been a lot of discussion, both on the web and in podcasts, about the broken state of web advertising. On the one hand, you have people who make their livings because of advertising pointing out that without ads, they can’t make money and they can’t provide “free” content to users and that users will not pay for content.

On the other hand you have users who are saying, “No, your ads suck.” And they are right.

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Where are all the old posts?

Written by  on August 13, 2015

I want to read those stories about Dani again.

Sorry, but the old posts will almost certainly not be coming back. This is a clean break and a fresh start and all that jazz. You can’t even get them on because when I did my blog every day for a month back in January I had my robots.txt file exclude search engines and archive services like

Dude, why! has posts from 2014. At least some, but all that other stuff, that was always intended to be ephemeral; I just never told anyone that. There was too much there about me and my life and the people I knew to simply leave it forever.

Seriously? Nothing is coming back?

While there is some slight chance that I will rewrite some of those post to improve the story, I mean more accurately reflect reality—Well, a reality, there is nearly no chance that the same posts will come back the way they were, except for maybe one or two that I am considering reposting. Sorry, Dani is not one of those.

Hate the new theme

Yeah, right there with you on that one. I might reinstall  Suffusion, I might roll my own (bad idea, I know), or I might someday figure out how to get rid of the grey shit.

On the nature of video content

Written by  on August 12, 2015

For the last century or so video content, regardless of the medium, has been a linear experience for nearly everyone in nearly every video experience. You start watching at the beginning and you watch until the end. Even if it was possible to skip forward or back, this was usually a process that took time and effort. Read more…

Inside Out

Written by  on August 9, 2015

Is Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out their best movie? Yep.

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33 years

Written by  on August 7, 2015

33 years ago I called up the girl who would someday be my wife and told her, after a few minutes of teasing, that I had moved back from California. It was Saturday, 7 Aug 1982 when I showed up at her house.

Tomorrow, we start year 34.

World of Warcraft subscriptions plummet. Again

Written by  on August 6, 2015

Blizzard announced that their subscriptions for World of Warcraft tanked again last quarter, dropping to the lowest levels in nearly a decade. The flush they got when version 6 came out has ended and players are leaving in droves with a nearly 50% drop since the end of 2014. Read more…

Apple Music

Written by  on August 5, 2015

I’ve been listening to a lot of music via Apple’s new Apple Music Service. We’re still in the 3 month beta period, but I already know I’m going to be paying for it. A large reason for that is St Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service. Read more…

Thunderstrike 2

Written by  on August 4, 2015

Thunderstrike 2, because in order to grab headlines a security vulnerability needs a catchy code name. Read more…

Pebble Time after a month or so

Written by  on August 4, 2015

I got my Pebble Time about a month ago. I went for the red version. I’ve used my original Pebble off an on since the first kickstarter campaign ended. Read more…

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