Last sunset over Los Angeles for 2009 and the first decade of the new century. I wish you a wonderful new year!
Always nice to spend time in Portland but now it’s time to get back to L.A. and spend the rest of the holidays recuperating. Time to fly!
Well health care reform has passed. It’s certainly not all I had hoped for but it’s a big step in the right direction. Just glad it’s over.
Guy in the over-the-top Metallica tee in seat next to me pulled out his People mag – best of 09 copy. See, *everyone* likes ‘best of’ lists.
Gotta say I’m enjoying the “best of the decade” lists. I’ll tweet the best of the best of the best lists over the next few days.
Cabbie who asks for cash when I want to pay by card (”its slow and they take 10%” — boohoo) gets what I have on me. $2 tip. That’s better?
Guy in the suv directly in front of me gave himself a flat tire. He drifted right, bounced onto the curb and just missed a pole. Cell phone?
Flash is to the web as pop-up books are to regular books.
Totally non-standard, occasionally fun, rarely the right solution.
Have Blu-ray prices dropped through the floor or what? Great flicks for $10. Net is the future but Blu is still the archival *perfect* copy.
GI Joe’s effects, unlike Avatar’s, never feel real. It uses the phrase ‘knowing is half the battle’ twice. But you do feel like you’re 10.
The cgi/3d combo really is groundbreaking in Avatar. The movie is 85% cgi but, for the most part, I totally forgot about it. *Feels* real.
Obligatory post Avatar tweet: A) Loved it. B) Cameron’s plots are fairly simple but his ability to create a totally real place is amazing.
Tired of ‘War on Christmas’ rhetoric; everything changes. The holiday once marked the solstice. Celebrate, for the days grow long once more.
Historic trend is majority party loses seats in mid-terms but I’m unconvinced. House Repubs voted 100% against jobs bill. People want that?
At AT&T, profits are up and investment on network is down. Fake Steve proposes civil disobedience (ie using the service): http://j.mp/5sQOqy
‘Too big to fail’ is really ‘too profitable to fail’. As long as some people get rich, who cares about the public? Used to be government.
What infuriates me about the health care debate is from the start the concern was maintaining a profitable insurance industry. Fuck ‘em.
I had no interest in the upcoming Robin Hood retelling — then I saw that it’s Russel Crowe / Cate Blanchett / Ridley Scott. Interesting.
Roy Disney has passed away at age 79. Does this end the era of Disney family involvement with the company? http://j.mp/8B9n9Z
Group effort to get coworker to join at least one social network. Don’t be antisocial Rachel! #RachelTweetDay
Murdock bought MySpace after mulling a $1.9bn offer for Ask Jeeves. Yowza.
Financial Times: The rise and fall of MySpace http://j.mp/86O0jI
The problem with ‘don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good’ is that you’ve let the speaker be the ultimate arbiter of ‘good’.