Apologies for the record quality, but if it bothers you that much, join in on the drinking games while listening.
Flowcharts have been used to map out projects, encourage team-building and countless other applications.
But this one takes the cake.
Thanks to Holy Taco for taking flowcharts to the next level – or to home plate, if you will.
- Digg’s name is URL – Digg hijacks tinyurl traffic
- Muggles make good – a Harry weekend
- Office goes into the clouds
- The HTC Dream comes with Androids
- Canadians’ privacy at risk from Facebook?
- CRTC does whistle-stop tour to decide about Net Neutrality
- Arctic – Through the Spaces from their Unbeliever EP
Our apologies for incorrectly referring to Arctic as “Project Arctic” in the podcast… although we do think Project Arctic is a cool name as well!
The Show Notes
The Big 3
Anything developed by Yahoo!
Apps like TweetDeck
On The Bubble
Microblogs (like tumblr)
…and what about Laconica?
Are They?/Aren’t They?
Blogging services (like Blogger)
Musical Artist Profile
Laura Barrett (courtesy of Paper Bag Records)
I remember when I first saw Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and I also remember a particular scene that has stuck with me throughout the years.
No…it’s not the “Kirk yell.”
It was the scene where Chekov and Captain Clark Terrell were ambushed by Khan and his loyal followers. Khan implants the two unfortunates with eels that enter their ears, enabling him to control their minds.
Still freaks me out.
Soon to be no “Mac” in MacWorld
RIAA – No longer serving, leaving that to those who provide service
“Digg”ing deeper into debt
Amazon – The e-Scrooge
Boxing up Boxed Sets for the TV Lover
Anthony stuffs: Monty Python, Freaks And Geeks, Blackadder
Mike stuffs: Sports Night, The West Wing, Arrested Development
Wheel of Pop
Music of 1986
Music by Jonathan Coulton
When I sift through a social news aggregator like Digg, I often ponder the differences between something that is cool for its own sake (like Shark Week on Discovery) or something that is meaningful on a level where I actually have an interest and a desire to follow story updates or do more research.
I’ve decided to create a template for myself that tries to juxtapose the following four domains:
1) Cool but don’t care
2) Cool and do care
3) Not cool but care
4) Not cool, don’t care
Let’s face it, there aren’t many stories in the last category we even give a second glance to, thus I’ve instantly made my job 25% easier for the long term.
For analytic purposes, however, let’s establish some real world examples for each of subdomains (I’m feeling so pedagogically enabled):
1) Cool but don’t care – “Oct. 8, 1582: Nothing Happens”
2) Cool and do care – “460,000 brick Lego Tower in Austria”
3) Not cool but care – “99% of Alaska Glaciers Melting”
4) Not cool and don’t care – “Formula Created for the Perfect Shower” although “Haggis Could Disappear due to Climate Change” was a close second.
What really prompted this post was a link to a story I saw about galaxies colliding in deep space could impact star creation in deep space. By the time I got to the end of reading the 10 word link, I already knew that as impressive a scientific discovery this might be, I couldn’t relate it to my lunchtime dilemma over choosing Caesar or Ranch dressing for my salad.
Let us know what you caring sphere parameters are, and listen to the second podcast either here at the blog or in iTunes.