Scientific Explanations for Douchebag Disorders

December 27, 2008

This is a hilarious read: Enjoy here


Best Thing of 2008

December 23, 2008

Not the Obama victory, not “Batman: The Dark Knight”, and not Tina Fey’s SNL skits. Sure, those were great, but not as great as the new iTunes feature — Genius.

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This was a dream come true for every music geek out there. Pick a song on iTunes, or on your iPhone or Touch; click the Genius button, and in seconds a playlist with similar songs is generated.

If you select Coldplay’s “Talk,” expect songs like Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and Dave Matthews’ “American baby.” Selecting Jay-Z’s “Heart of the city” generates similar classics from Nas, Common, and Lupe Fiasco.

However, Jay’s T.I. collaboration “Swagga like us” would generate similarly self-aggrandizing tunes like Lil Wayne’s “A milli,” and Santogold’s “Shove it.”

Brilliant! The genius of Genius made my 2008.


iTech Sneaking Into Your Vocabulary

December 23, 2008

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Who uses the word “search” anymore? The verb “search,” used in its internet context, has found a more powerful synonym — “Google.”

When you need to find information online, you google it. The word “search” is now kinda lame.

Adobe’s popular graphic application, Photoshop, has also found its way into our everyday vocabulary as a synonym for any form of photo-editing or remodeling, regardless of whether what medium was used. Like Google, it has gone from noun to verb.

Other notable mentions:

YouTube: “I missed Family Guy tonight. I’ll YouTube* it later.”  *[watch it online]

Blog: “I am blogging* on my blog right now.” *[writing]

Facebook: “Hey let’s keep in touch. Call or Facebook* me later.”  *[holler at me online]


TIME Magazine Person of the Year

December 23, 2008

Of course.

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Web 2.0 Discoveries

December 23, 2008

I’ve been learning a lot of AJAX and advanced web development techniques. Of course, it’s mostly Ruby on Rails, in case you were wondering.