Dinner: Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Thanks: Alton Brown. Sorry: Kraft.
Walking home from work yesterday I found myself not in Cambridge, MA, but instead at a “house concert” in Talkeetna, Alaska. Folkies, check out this fantastic live performance by Mark Erelli and Jake Armerding over at Whole Wheat Radio. “Troubadour blues, troubadour blues, all you need’s a simple song, three chords and the truth”.
Ballotwatch is “a comprehensive collection of international, statewide and local initiatives, referendums and recalls that will appear and have appeared on the ballot.” They have information on this year’s initiatives, organized both by issue and by state.
Bill Clinton: “If one candidate is trying to scare you and the other trying to get you to think; if one candidate is appealing to your fears and the other one is appealing to your hopes — you better go for the person who wants you to think and hope.”
azcentral.com, two days ago: “Reverse the Curse ice cream has been the best-selling new flavor in the history of Brigham’s, a Boston-area ice-cream chain.”
Around 1am last night we heard a car horn, a series of doppler-shifting masculine whoops and and the whoosh of an accelerator. Now awake, my wife picked her head up and said, “well, I guess we know who won.”
New York Times: “New Food for IPods”
Here’s what I’d do if I worked in Skype’s marketing department. I’d purchase great big duffle bags and decorate them with the S logo and jolly rancher colors. Next I’d fill each bag to the gills with as many unpackaged $20 Plantronics headsets as would fit. Each headset would be co-branded with the S logo and the text “www.skype.com”. Then I’d send my sales teams out to convention centers and shopping malls where they’d hand out the headsets for free. See, the only thing that’s hard about Skype is the headset mic. Most people don’t even know that their computer has a microphone input.
Run My Business is a fascinating open source experiment.
In the headphones: Ammonite. The Magnatune site calls it “sumptuous electro-pop”. Sounds about right.